Scholars Gate by Miller Homes North East

Off Success Road, Houghton Le Spring, DH4 4TL

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Overview

Living in Houghton-le-Spring

Quality of life is about the details of everyday living. From the little things, like knowing the nearest place to pick up a pint of milk, to more important matters like finding the right school or having a health centre nearby, you need to know that the community you’re moving to will support you and your family, as well as being a pleasant place to live. So here’s some useful information about the area around Scholars Gate.

Leisure & Recreation

The Philadelphia, a family-friendly local with a children's play area and live music twice a month, is just quarter of a mile from Scholars Gate, and the nearby Philadelphia Cricket and Community Club hosts a number of fitness classes and community events. There is also a Sports Centre and Wellness Centre in Houghton-le-Spring that includes a modern gym, sports facilities, a skate park and a soft play area for children.

Transport

Scholars Gate is less than a mile from the intersection of the A182 and A183, and just three and a half miles from the A1(M) giving fast access to the whole region. The area is well served by buses linking the local communities, with several services passing along Philadelphia lane, 350 yards from the development, and some running adjacent to Scholars Gate.

Outdoor Activities

Scholars Gate is surrounded by parks, open green areas and sports grounds. Among'st the attractions, New Herrington Recreational Park incorporates a playground and sports pitches, and the magnificent Herrington Country Park, one of the largest parks in Sunderland and home to miles of walks and cycle trails as well as special events and open-air concerts, is just half a mile away. The Penshaw Monument, a striking, local landmark visible from miles around is a pleasant half-mile walk from the park, and there is also an 18-hole parkland golf course at Houghton-le Spring.

Shopping

Local shops include a Co-op supermarket, a newsagent and convenience store incorporating a post office, a second convenience store and off-licence, and a Numark pharmacy, all within half a mile of Scholars Gate. The village also has a selection of food takeaways, specialist shops and services such as hairdressers. There is a wider selection in the lively town centre of Houghton-le-Spring, two miles away.

Recycling Facilities

Recycling bins in the car park of the Shoulder of Mutton pub, a few minutes’ walk from Scholars Gate, accept most household waste including glass, paper and cardboard, textiles, metal cans and plastic bottles.

Education & Health

Shiney Row Primary, around 600 yards from Scholars Gate and reached via off-road footpaths, was recently assessed by Ofsted as a good school with a positive ethos and effective leadership. Pupils from Shiney Row normally move on to Kepier School in Houghton-le-Spring, a specialist Sports College with academy status, again rated by Ofsted as a good school. There are two medical practices within a few minutes’ walk, and a choice of dentists in Houghton-le-Spring.

The Philadelphia Pub
Success Road
0191 584 0356

Philadelphia Cricket and Community Club,
Bunker Hill Ground,
Back Shop Row
0191 584 1348

Houghton Sports and Leisure Centre,
Station Road
Houghton-le-Spring
03330 050156

Houghton-le-Spring Golf Club,
Copt Hill
0191 584 1198

Co-operative Food
1-3 Grangewood Court
0191 385 2252

Shiney Row Post Office
1 Westbourne Terrace
0191 385 2227

Numark Pharmacy
Philadelphia Lane
0191 584 3460

Shiney Row Primary School
Rear South View
0191 385 2701

Herrington Medical Centre
Philadelphia Lane
0191 584 2632

Westbourne Medical Group
Shiney Row Surgery
Kelso Grove
0191 385 2512


Location

Location

Off Success Road, Houghton Le Spring, DH4 4TL

Opening hours

5 days, Thursday - Sunday 10.30am - 5.30pm, Monday 12.30pm - 5.30pm

Local Information

Nearest stations:

Tram Station logo South Hylton (3.4 miles)
National Train Station logo Chester-le-Street (3.9 miles)
Tram Station logo Millfield (4.4 miles)

Distances are straight line measurements from centre of postcode

Driving directions

From the A1(M) Southbound



Leave the A1(M) at junction 64, signposted for Washington and Birtley, and at the Emerson Interchange stay on the A195 Western Highway following signs for Houghton-le-Spring. One mile on, at the Princess Anne Interchange take the third exit to join the A182 and stay on the A182 for three miles. (Part of the route, between the Biddick Hall and Shiney Road junctions, is along the A183, but continue to follow signs for Houghton-le-Spring.) Half a mile on from the Shiney Row junction, after passing the ‘Welcome to Philadelphia’ sign take the next right turn into Success Road. The entrance toScholars Gate is on the right, around 350 yards on.


From the A1(M) Northbound




Leave the A1(M) at junction 63, and follow signs for Sunderland via the A183. Stay on the A183 for two and a half miles, then at the Wapping Bridge roundabout take the second exit to join the B1519. After 350 yards, just after passing Ye Olde Beer Shoppe on the left, turn right into Golf Course Road. At the junction 600 yards on, bear left and around half a mile after passing the ‘Welcome to Philadelphia’ sign the entrance to Scholars Gate is on the left.


From Sunderland




Leave Sunderland by the A183, following signs for Chester-le-Street. Continue to follow signs for Chester-le-Street then, two miles after passing through the junction with the A19, at the Shiney Row roundabout take the first exit to join the A182, still signposted for Houghton-le-Spring. Half a mile on, after passing the ‘Welcome to

Philadelphia’ sign take the next right turn into Success Road. The entrance to Scholars Gate is on the right, around 350 yards on.




Sat Nav: DH4 4TL

About Developer

Our Background

We’ll keep it brief, because a lot has happened over the past seventy-five years. Around 100,000 new Miller homes, for a start. A lot of new ideas in building technology. Loads of awards, like Major Housebuilder of the Year, Large Housebuilder of the Year, Best Sustainable Development, and Private Housebuilder of the Year. That last one’s important because it’s from First Time Buyer magazine, so it’s about real people and their experiences.

Listening to you

Four times every year, we ask an independent research company to find out whether our customers would recommend us to friends. Our current rating is 97% positive (2012 average).

That’s about more than great houses. It’s about keeping in touch, helping you find what you want, helping you buy it once you’ve found it, telling you how the building’s coming along (by email, SMS, or the post). It’s about listening, and being there if you have a question or a problem. It’s about our incentives, offers and assistance schemes (please check them out), and dedicated websites that help people in a new neighbourhood to get to know each other. Yes, we get excited by new ideas and technologies, but essentially we’re just old fashioned, home loving people.

Quality homes. In quality places.

Building homes is what we do, and we do it exceptionally well. Over the past 75 years, we’ve seen what people really like about the homes we build and, well, we build on that experience.

So you know that behind the kerb appeal there’s a structure that meets the highest professional standards. You know that the beautifully proportioned rooms are impeccably finished and decorated. You know that every detail has been checked, inspected (and admired). You know all that because of the way the door feels when you open it, the crisp clean edge of the paintwork, the way your whole home just works. That’s experience.

What you may not realise, at least until you have the pleasant surprise of seeing your fuel bills, is that we are also absolutely committed to the most environmentally friendly movements in homebuilding. This means we use low-carbon construction methods (even zero carbon on occasion) but it also means that our homes are highly energy efficient in everyday life.

And finally, location location location. Some people want country quiet, some want urban convenience. All we can do is try to find the very best spot for every taste. So we try to put urban where it’s also pretty quiet and rural where it’s also pretty convenient. And the views? Well, we can’t move mountains (and wouldn’t if we could) but we will try to make sure your new home is pointing towards one if there’s one available, and something else nice if there’s not.

Service is too small a word.

We think of it as a relationship. Even if it never gets beyond the electronic stage we’ll do our very best to help you find what you’re looking for, and do it as unobtrusively as we can. You choose the channels, and we go away when you ask us to.

When you visit one of our developments, though, we have a chance to meet properly and talk. We enjoy that. We’ll show you homes we think you might like (or ones very like them if they’re not finished yet) and tell you about special offers that might interest you.

If you decide to buy, we’ll help in every way we can. We can give you information about mortgages and lawyers if you want it, although we’re careful not to become too close to anyone working on your behalf because we don’t want any conflicts of interest. Then we’ll keep you informed as your new home is being built, and invite you round at the appropriate time to choose things like kitchen worktops and bathroom tiles. If you want to measure up for carpets and curtains, we’ll do our best to arrange things.

When you get your keys, there’s a meeting to go over all the important stuff like stopcocks and thermostats, and we’ll also leave you full instructions. But here’s the best part. We don’t go away. We’ll leave you in peace, of course, but if you need help or advice we’ll be on hand for as long as you need us. That’s the kind of relationship we like.

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