Both Winlaton and Blaydon are popular residential towns within easy commute of Newcastle, Gateshead and the Team Valley Trading Estate. Both are served with regular bus services.
Winlaton and Blaydon represent extremely good value for money and therefore demand for property is good. A one bedroom flat is often available from £55,000, whilst the most sought after detached properties could cost upto £600,000. The average three bedroom family sized semi detached property will currently cost around £150,000. A prestigious new development of apartments and town houses centred around the original Axwell Hall are currently under construction with prices starting from £220,000 for a two bedroom apartment.
The demographic of both towns are very similar with approximately 50% of the population being within the 20 to 65 year old bracket. The area is very popular with families due to the good local primary schools and the 'outstanding' St Thomas More Catholic Academy. People brought up in the area tend to stay in the local area.
In close proximity are many historic and interesting places, ranging from the 17th Century Gibside Hall and the Blaydon Burn Belts Corn Mill of a similar date to the local blacksmith buried in St Paul's churchyard known as Coffee Johnny who was immortalized in the famous local song 'Blaydon Races'.
Janet Jowett, Sales Consultant at the Your Move Winlaton office has lived in Winlaton all her life. Janet says "Winlaton is great place to live it has a real community spirit, we have lots of great facilities on our doorstep including beautiful countryside whilst only being a few miles from Gateshead Metro Centre, Newcastle City and the beautiful North East Coast".
As a popular residential area, there is a diverse range of properties in the local area, from Victorian terraces to modern new build developments. The majority of the large estates were built in the 1960's. In recent years some of the local farm buildings have been bought and converted to sought after barn conversions. One of the most sought after areas is Axwell Park Estate and the original Axwell Hall is currently being redeveloped into modern apartments and houses situated around a prestigious courtyard.
The office sells properties in the NE21 postcode which includes Winlaton, Blaydon, Stella, Barlow and Winlaton Mill. Your Move is the first point of contact for many people starting their search in the Winlaton area due to the prominent location of the branch and the unrivalled experience of the branch team, on average the Your Move Winlaton team sell over 50% of the all the properties in their area.
Among the most sought after addresses is Lakeside and sections of Axwell Park Road in Axwell Park Development, these properties with their own access to the private lake can sell for up to £600,000.
The average price of a property to rent in the NE21 postcode costs around £500 per calendar month. One bedroom flats are available from less than £100 per week whilst the most expensive properties in highly sought after areas such as Axwell Park and Barlow Village can achieve up to £1200 per calendar month.
The Blaydon shopping centre has just recently undergone a major refurbishment and expansion which has seen Morrison's supermarket taking the prime spot. A host of other retailers including Boots, Superdrug, Iceland, Poundland, the Co Op and Greggs and are also found there. Approximately 3 miles away is Gateshead Metro Centre one of Europe's largest shopping malls with a host of major retailers and an abundance of restaurants
There is a wide range of leisure activities in the Blaydon/Winlaton area. There are two rugby and cricket clubs, a leisure centre that includes swimming pool and gym and a running club. There is a very active art club, local history society and camera club. Lots of activities are held in the local community centres found within the area.
Winlaton and Blaydon border onto Green belt and both are only a short distance from the Derwent Walk Country Park and the Keelman's Way. A short car journey gets you into countryside whether it be Northumbria famous for its castles and stunning beaches or Durham and the Dales. There are frequent buses to both the historic city of Newcastle and one of Europe's largest shopping malls, Gateshead Metro Centre There is also access to the A1 North and South and Newcastle Airport is situated approximately 9 miles away.
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