Based on the advertised rental prices for properties to rent by Your Move Winlaton in the last 12 months from today's date.
Why move to Winlaton?
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 7 miles away.
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'.
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.
The local market
Winlaton and Blaydon represent extremely good value for money and therefore demand for property is good. As a popular residential area, there is a diverse range of properties in the local area, from Victorian terraces to modern new build developments. There are some large estates built in the 1960's. In recent years the area has seen redevelopment offering a wider range of properties. One of the most sought after areas in NE21 is the prestigous Axwell Park Estate with its private lake and gated park.
Commuting throughout the region is made easy due to the proximity of the A1, as well as being only 5 miles from Newcastle Central Station, where the East Coast main line provides further accessibility. Newcastle International Airport is situated 7 miles to the north. The area is very popular with families due to the good local primary schools and the 'outstanding' St Thomas More Catholic Academy.
History and sport
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. The person who made Winlaton unique was Ambrose Crowley who set up his iron works here in 1691 He took a 99 year lease on some buildings and 4 acres of land. This started the factory which made the name of Crowley known throughout the length and breadth of England. At one time this was the largest iron works in Europe. The Blaydon area is the origin of the well known traditional song 'Blaydon Races' written by a local musician George Ridley in 1862.
In the last 15 years some of the major developers have brought their popular designs and made modern estates of affordable housing. This has been interspersed with more bespoke developers who have carved out a more of a niche market in terms of design and atmosphere. There is a mix of traditional terraced housing that at one point in time were linked into the mining industry.
Your Move Winlaton sells and rents 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.
A one bedroom flat is often available from £40,000, whilst the most sought after detached properties could cost up to £600,000. The average three bedroom family sized semi detached property will currently cost around £175,000.
The average price of a property to rent in the NE21 postcode costs around £600 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.
For those house hunters preferring to live away from the student hotspots, Blaydon/Winlaton has significantly less than those districts found closer to the centre of town.
Restaurants and shopping
There are a plethora of gastro pubs in which to catch a bite to eat, including the Red Kite in Winlaton Mill and the Rose & Crown in Winlaton. There are good value Italian restaurants to be found in Wnlaton, Winlaton Mill and Stella areas.
Blaydon shopping centre has undergone an expansion in recent years which has seen Morrison's supermarket taking the prime spot. A host of other retailers including Boots, Superdrug, Iceland, B&M's, Home Bargains and Greggs 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.