Durham: The £1million property, the doer-upper and the average home – homes for sale


This includes a property worth over £1million, a house with renovation potential and the average cost of a house in the area. With stunning views of the Cathedral and Castle, Elvet Bridge and Framwellgate Bridge, there are plenty of photographic opportunities in Durham. The town center is full of independent retailers and the Market Hall is a bustling center filled with unique items and foodie events. The city itself and the areas around it are generally affordable and provide residents with the perfect balance of city and country living.

Why move to Durham?

Durham is located in the northeast of England in County Durham.

The city sits on the River Wear and is located southwest of Sunderland, south of Newcastle and north of Darlington.

Durham is extremely popular with tourists which means there is plenty to do and see in the city.

Whether you’re visiting historic sites or grabbing a bite to eat before shopping, Durham has something for everyone.

Durham is well served by direct services to London King’s Cross, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Liverpool, Newcastle, Plymouth, Reading and Southampton. This makes it an ideal place for commuters.

In 2021, Durham entered the Sunday Times 10 Best Places to Live list.

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What can you buy in Durham?

The average house price within 20 miles of Durham over the past 12 months is £195,000, according to OnTheMarket.

Durham is currently about a quarter more expensive than the average property in London, which is £720,000.

Express.co.uk, in partnership with OnTheMarket, has found various homes for sale in the area.

This includes a house worth over £1million, a property that has huge renovation potential and a property that is worth the average asking price in Durham.

The Million Pound Property

Goods: Five bedroom detached house

Location: Oaktree Cottage, The Ave, Wynard

Price: £1,500,000

Marketed by: Bradley Hall, Durham, via OnTheMarket

This is a beautiful cottage located on the highly prized grounds of Wynyard Hall.

The property is accessed via a scenic driveway, providing ample space for parking, courtyard gardens and five integral garages.

Oaktree Cottage offers a country house feel paired with modern living, providing substantial accommodation and designed for family living.

One of the main features includes a Dolby surround sound system throughout.

With multiple entry points to the property, it is well positioned for ease of access.

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The large main entrance is accessed through double glazed solid wood doors, to provide the wow factor with an abundance of light from the five skylights.

Marble flooring, gas fireplace with solid stone chimney, also providing access to the living room, mudroom, bedrooms and formal dining room.

The impressive 32 foot living room is accessed from the main entrance through double oak doors and has two large windows overlooking the garden.

From the living room you will enter the formal dining room, currently used as a children’s playroom.

Featuring coving, oak flooring and a large window with shutters, this room is perfect for entertaining.

Leading into the center of this property is the spectacular open concept kitchen/breakfast area measuring over 37 feet with an abundance of space and light provided by three large windows with a window seat, Velux windows and floor Kardean.

This property houses five bedrooms, four of which have an en-suite bathroom.

Outside there is a large lawned garden with a beautiful oak tree, a private patio nestled along the original stone wall.

The Superior Maker

Goods: Barn conversion

Location: Land north of Woodside Lodge, Dents Villas, Witton Park

Price: £225,000

Marketed by: Estate Agents JW Wood, Bishop Auckland, via OnTheMarket

This is a rare opportunity to purchase a traditional farm building with detailed planning permission to convert it into a large family home with guest annex on approximately one acre of land.

The completed project will create a large family home with four bedrooms and an adjoining guest annex.

With a pony paddock and extensive garden, the development offers the perfect location to build a dream rural property.

The property is accessed via a private driveway shared by other residential users.

Purchasers will be required to contribute to the resurfacing of the brown colored driveway area on the sale plan under an agreement with the neighboring property.

The remaining private access has an unknown owner with no obligation to repair/improve.

The average house

Goods: Three bedroom detached house

Location: Chapel Drive, Consett

Price: £190,000

Marketed by: Sylvester Properties, County Durham, via OnTheMarket

This beautifully presented three bedroom detached property is situated on a prime plot of Chapel Drive, Consett.

The ground floor has a spacious living room, an open kitchen/dining room and a ground floor toilet.

On the first floor are three bedrooms including the master benefiting from an adjoining bathroom, and a family bathroom.

Externally this property has a separate private garage with a driveway as well as a low maintenance rear garden.

The living room runs the full length of the right side of the property, with modern decor consisting of plush gray rugs, white walls and a purple feature wall.

The newly fitted kitchen benefits from a combination of high gloss gray wall and base units topped with oak effect worktops.

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