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The Woodlands by Story Homes North East

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3, 4 and 5 bedroom homes located in the village of Shotley Bridge

The Woodlands offers 13 property types, giving you as much as 1,790 square feet of flexible living space. Whether you want 2, 3, 4 or 5 bedrooms The Woodlands really does have something for everyone.

The 31-acre site next to the new Shotley Bridge Hospital includes a wide range of properties, from two-bedroom apartments to five-bedroom houses. It will also offer 60 affordable homes, half of which will be to rent and the other 30 being discounted in perpetuity to help local people own their first home

Combining practical features with modern design, fully fitted kitchens and contemporary bathrooms, living space which can continue into outdoor garden space, our homes can be enjoyed by the whole family.

Homes at The Woodlands are being built using designs and materials which reflect the area and its history. High quality brick and buff stone, as well as mid-grey slate roof covering ensure that the homes retain the local character. Landscaping and paving create aesthetically pleasing street scenes, linking to the local network of countryside walks and cycle paths.

While The Woodlands offers an element of rural living, commuting times to some of the major towns and cities in the North East are minimal. Hexham, Newcastle, Sunderland and Durham are all within easy reach. In less than 30 minutes you could be in the bustling centre of Newcastle, and it takes just 25 minutes to reach the A1. Owning a home at The Woodlands offers the chance to have a fantastic lifestyle too. There is easy access to the existing network of footpaths and cycle ways in the Derwent Walk Country Park, boasting woodland, wetland, meadows and riverside. This stretches 11 miles, taking in the old Derwent Valley Railway and following the Derwent Valley between Consett in the south and Swalwell in the north. The development borders Consett and District Golf Club and the exclusive Slaley Hall hotel, spa and golf complex.
  1. Breathtaking views of Derwent Valley
  2. Development in Final Phase
  3. Lovely rural location in woodland area
  4. Award winning development



Shotley Bridge, Consett, DH8 0UA

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Leisure Facilities

As well as the rural living aspect in Shotley Bridge, the area offers local amenities including two pubs, a thriving Italian restaurant, boutique shops and a beauty salon. A doctors’ surgery and a dental practice are both close by too. The play park and picnic area at Allensford Park are ideal for summer days out with the family. Consett has undergone extensive regeneration since the closure of the steel works in 1980 and it has a number of restaurants, shops, supermarkets, and a new Academy school.

For those who want to spend their leisure time shopping, Durham and Hexham offer traditional stores. Alternatively, Eldon Square in Newcastle and Gateshead’s Metro Centre are within easy reach. Both offer a full shopping experience... from clothes, shoes and cosmetics to books, DVDs and gadgets. For the sport and leisure lovers, swimming baths, a sports centre, tennis club and cricket club are all on the doorstep. Consett also offers golf, football and rugby. Newcastle is famed for horse racing with its popular racecourse only a 20 minute drive away.


Shotley Bridge has a nursery, infant school and a junior school, with the local high school and college in nearby Consett.

Transport Links

The site has good road communications and is located on the eastern outskirts of Shotley Bridge with stunning views over the Derwent valley, framed by river valleys and woodland – hence the development name 'The Woodlands'. The site has the potential for high levels of connectivity to an existing network of footpaths and cycle ways.

Nearest station:

National Train Station logo Stocksfield (5.9 miles)

Distances are straight line measurements from centre of postcode



With a Story Home you get so many extras included as standard from fully turfed and fenced gardens to ‘A’ rated kitchen appliances and extensive tiling in your kitchen and bathroom. We are renowned for building quality, high specification homes.
The properties at The Woodlands are rated as ‘Lifetime Homes’. This means that even if you live until you’re 100, the house can easily be adapted to meet your changing needs.
Here are just a few things we include as standard.* You may find that other house builders charge for them as ‘extras’:

•solar roof panels (photovoltaics)
• ‘A’rated AEG/Electrolux integrated kitchen
appliances including:
- dishwasher
- stainless steel oven
- extractor hood
- fridge/freezer
- stainless steel hob
• Extensive tiling to kitchen and bathrooms
• Fire / fire surround
• Burglar alarm
• Stained staircase
• Paved patio
• Solar Roof
• Safe storage for Bicycles
• French doors to patio
• Turfed gardens to front and rear
• 1.8 metre fence to rear garden
• Large, block paved driveway (whether you have a garage or not).
Please ask sales adviser for further details of what’s included.
*Majority of plots

About Developer

Story Homes is an independent locally based house builder with over 30 years experience of house building in the area. We have always sought to offer excellent quality, value for money apartments, houses and bungalows, in terms of specification and the floor area provided. Our technical, production, sales and administration teams pride themselves on being friendly, flexible and efficient, and thereby providing you, our customer, with a high level of personal service and attention to detail, with the minimum of fuss. We have a large and varied portfolio of properties and home designs to suit all needs, ranging from one bedroom stylish apartments, to 6 bedroom luxury, detached properties.

Story Homes recognises the needs and the aspirations of the customer as well as being sympathetic to the social environment, architecture and planning trends. We adapt to change quickly and aim to continuously improve our already detailed properties.

Story Homes realise that selecting a home is one of the single most important decisions to make, and we endeavour to provide a high level of personal service to make this experience a happy, and less stressful one.

Industry Affiliations

One of the UK's leading providers of new homes warranties

Home Builders Federation representing the industry in England and Wales

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