Regularly listed as one of the best places to live in the UK, Hexham and the Tyne Valley have so much to offer families and couples…

It is no surprise that a host of Northumberland towns are regularly featured in the national press when it comes to naming the best places to live in the UK.

One such town, which has been frequently featured in these lists, is Hexham in West Northumberland. Hexham has been the choice of The Guardian, The Sunday Times and Country Life to name a few. The good news is this delightful market town is only 7 miles from our latest luxury residential development, Briar Fields in the idyllic village of Great Whittington.

But what is it that makes Hexham & its surrounding villages such a popular location and especially to people living outside of the region?

Located within the beautiful Tyne Valley, Hexham lies approximately 22 miles West of Newcastle and one of the key attractions is the ability to commute into Newcastle City Centre in under 30 mins via the A69 dual carriageway. To be able to live in such a beautiful location and make a 22-mile commute to the centre of a major UK city, is as refreshing as it is rare.

Don’t forget that the Tyne Valley also has its own rail network which provides regular services to stations at Corbridge, Wylam, Stocksfield and Hexham.

Although it is a historic market town with a beautiful 12th Century Abbey and an excellent farmers market, Hexham boasts a great range of amenities including a cinema and leisure centre. With a Waitrose, Tesco, Aldi and M&S, the town has a fantastic range of food shopping options and a choice of pubs and restaurants to match.

Such amenities help support a large number of surrounding villages and hamlets within the Tyne Valley including Great Whittington, where you will find Briar Fields, our latest development of 10 new luxury stone homes. With an excellent network of schools, the highly regarded Queen Elizabeth High School in Hexham is the destination for most pupils, although the close proximity to Newcastle does open up numerous other options.

Together with access to Northumberland National Park, Hadrian’s Wall and the Lake District, it is difficult to imagine a better place to raise a family in the UK today.

It is therefore easy to see why the area is so appealing to those living in the south of the country, where there is more limited access to an affordable work/life balance.

Our Briar Fields development is located 4 miles from Matfen Hall Hotel, which boasts its own 27-hole golf course, luxury spa and gym as well as fine dining restaurants. It is also just 6 miles from the village of Corbridge, with a regular bus service so you can explore its fabulous pubs and shops, as well as the very popular Brocksbushes farm shop and café.

For further information about the remaining plots at Briar Fields please contact Youngs RPS on 01434 608 980 or email kim.harrison@youngsrps.com