Consett is a town situated in the north west of County Durham, approximately 14 miles (23 km) Southwest of Newcastle upon Tyne. Developed into a very popular residential location over time, Consett sits high on the edge of the Pennines. The Derwent Reservoir is located just west of the town. This reservoir is a popular leisure attraction and beauty spot. There are a number of villages in its immediate surroundings including; Shotley Bridge, Medomsley and Castleside all offering their own amenities and local charm. More recently, it has proved an ideal base for commuters to Newcastle upon Tyne and to Durham City, as well as for access to the nearby countryside of County Durham and Northumberland.

Prices have remained steady over the last year or so, however the demand for property has increased. Currently a 4 bed detached property in Templetown will cost you £165,000 (November 2014) and the largest house we have recently sold was The Old Stables in Shotley Bridge, which was £610,000.

Over the last 10-15 years Consett has become a popular area for a wide range of buyers from families to young professionals, due to the competitive house prices compared to larger cities such as Durham and Newcastle it is an ideal base for commuters.

Consett became one of the world's most prominent steel-making towns, and the name Consett became synonymous with iron and steel, making the steel for Blackpool Tower and Britain's most famous nuclear submarines. Rowan Atkinson was born in Consett and his grandparents owned the farm house which is now the popular Derwent Manor hotel. The England Cricketer Paul Collingwood was also born in Consett.

Kirsty Grant, Sales Manager - "Consett is a close knit community which has really developed over the past year into a popular shopping destination. I have lived in Consett since I was born and recently moved to Lanchester and I couldn't see myself moving out of the area".

Consett and its surrounding villages offer a mix of property type from ex miners bungalows in areas such as Leadgate and Delves Lane.

Among the most sought after areas are Lanchester and Shotley Bridge. Both of the areas offer a village feel with amenities and leisure options including cricket and tennis clubs.

The price of a property to rent in Consett starts at around £375 for a two bed terrace or flat, and rises to around £800 for a 4 bed detached. The rental market is very bouyant with an abundance of tenants registering with us daily.

Consett has a selection of supermarkets including Tesco, Morrisons and Aldi. The new retail development has brought B&Q and other useful amenities, it is situated half a mile of the town centre, which has a good range of other shops and facilities. The well renowned Pavilion Restaurant located in Iveston draws local celebrities like Alan Shearer to the area.

Consett is home to the Empire Theatre, one of County Durham's oldest theatres. Recently refurbished, the theatre stages variety acts, plays and a Christmas pantomime. There are plans for a new £20,000,000 sports complex, incorporating a swimming pool, regional tennis centre and new football stadium for Consett AFC.

The Derwent Reservoir is located just west of the town. This reservoir is a popular leisure attraction and beauty spot. It is a town with the usual range of amenities, shops, pubs, night clubs, residential areas and industrial estates.

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