Ideal for a wide range of buyers, opting for a semi-detached home doesn't have to mean compromising on space. Homemaker discovers what's available around the region.
Wingate Village, County Durham
At Stockton-based George Wimpey's Manor Grange in Wingate, the three-bedroom Raygill is priced from £149,995.
Features include a bay-windowed lounge, fitted kitchen, and dining area with French doors to the rear garden. There are three bedrooms, one with en suite, family bathroom and downstairs cloakroom. Buyers can move in for £99 with 5% deposit and legal fees paid, tel: (01429) 837176.
Barratt's Manor Grange in Wingate features the semi-detached Norbury design, which is set over three floors.
The three-bedroom property, around £193,495, has an entrance hallway, fitted kitchen and lounge with dining area and French doors leading to the rear garden. The first floor has two double bedrooms and family bathroom, while the main bedroom suite occupies the entire second floor. This incorporates a double bedroom, dressing area and en suite shower room, tel: (01429) 835947.
Castleside, near Consett
Anvil Homes has a selection of semi-detached homes at its Hillgarth Development in Castleside, near Consett.
The Tunstall is a three-bedroom home built over three floors. The loft floor is devoted to a master bedroom with dormer window providing views over the Derwent Valley and en suite shower room.
Two further bedrooms and family bathroom are found on the first floor, while on the ground floor there is a kitchen and separate dining area with patio doors. The Tunstall is for sale at £189,750, tel: 07747 676035.
Bowey Homes has a number of semi-detached homes at its Torwood Court development in Cramlington.
The Sycamore, at £184,950, is a semi home with a difference. Its town house design offers buyers a four-bedroom family home over three floors. It includes a garage. The ground floor has a cloakroom, family room and fitted kitchen. The first floor has a spacious master bedroom with fitted wardrobe and en suite facilities, and L-shaped living room. The second floor has three good-sized bedrooms and family bathroom, tel: (01670) 716061.
At George Wimpey North-East's Barley Rise near Ashington, semi-detached Alpha and Prima housetypes are available.
Both three-bedroom properties have large lounges and dining rooms with French doors leading to the rear garden/patio area. Upstairs there is a master bedroom with en suite bathroom, two further bedrooms and a family bathroom.
Prices for the Alpha start at £139,995 and for the Prima at £129,995, tel: (01670) 858753.
Bellway's Hadrian Village in Wallsend offers The Faceby, a three-storey semi-detached house featuring a luxurious master suite on the top floor.
Available from £165,000, the property has a spacious lounge, dining area, fitted kitchen with French doors, and WC on the ground floor. The first floor comprises a double bedroom, single bedroom and family bathroom, tel: (0191) 263-3993.
Bowburn and Thornaby
Haslam Homes is offering buyers a semi-detached home including garage from £136,995.
The Ambrose features three good-sized bedrooms, one with fitted wardrobes, as well as a large family bathroom. The Ambrose is being built at Haslam Homes Centenary Park development in Bowburn and at Mandale Park in Thornaby, tel: (0191) 487-3800.
Dunelm Castle Homes' Mill Vale development in Newburn includes a three-bedroom semi-detached, three-storey Chevington townhouse at £239,000.
The property features a ground floor breakfasting kitchen, utility room, WC, and dining/family room. The first floor includes the main lounge, bedroom three with built-in wardrobes and family bathroom. The master bedroom, with en suite and built-in wardrobes, as well as bedroom two, are on the second floor, tel: (0191) 264-2794.
At Bett Homes' latest development at Meadow Dale in Ponteland, the three-bedroomed semi-detached Bollin is priced at £229,995. Features include a large lounge, fitted kitchen, three bedrooms and bathroom. The three-bedroom terraced Henley is priced at £225,995, tel: (01661) 824673.