Now a mature community set in beautiful Durham countryside, Newton Aycliffe was the first new town in the north of England.
In the sought-after residential area on its northern edge, close to open farmland yet within easy reach of city centre amenities, Cobblers Hall is a spacious, family-friendly development of new homes that combines its peaceful setting with convenient access to the A1, Durham and Darlington.
The area’s heritage as the birthplace of rail travel is reflected in ‘Locomotion’, the award-winning National Railway Museum at nearby Shildon, a free visitor attraction where you can explore a vast collection of locomotives, rolling stock and memorabilia.
There is a good shopping area based around Beveridge Way in Newton Aycliffe that includes Tesco and Somerfield supermarkets, a retail park, convenience stores, newsagents, banks and building societies.
The short trip into Darlington brings a choice of high-street names into reach.
The town also has a wide range of pubs and an international choice of restaurants and take-away food outlets.
For anyone who enjoys outdoor pursuits, Cobblers Hall is an ideal place to live.
Just a few minutes away, the delightful Aycliffe Nature Walk offers an opportunity to stroll through peaceful surroundings to the town’s Nature Park, where the pond, wetlands and dense woods provide a habitat for a huge diversity of wild flowers, birds and animals.
For more adventurous walking, and exploring picturesque villages and country houses, both the North York Moors and the Yorkshire Dales National Parks are easily accessible.
Sport and leisure
Newton Aycliffe Leisure Centre, less than two miles from Cobblers Hall, includes one of the best indoor climbing walls in the north of England, as well as a swimming-pool and a range of sports facilities.
Other amenities in the town include the family-friendly Oak Leaf Sports Complex, offering indoor bowls, squash courts, a sports hall with provision for activities from table tennis to netball, and a bar and function suite.
The renowned Woodham Golf Club, which has hosted the Northern PGA Championship, is only around half a mile from the development.
Around three miles from the A1, Cobblers Hall is convenient for commuting throughout the North-East.
There is a comprehensive local bus service, and regular train services into Darlington, which is on the Intercity network.
With a staff that includes five doctors and a practice nurse, Cobblers Hall Surgery – just a few minutes’ walk from the development – provides a wide range of clinics and full GP service.
There are also comprehensive health services at Pease Way Medical Centre, a little over a mile away, and dental surgeries nearby in St Elizabeth Close and Faulkner Road.
The Village Pharmacy, which provides a range of advice and services, is under half a mile from Cobblers Hall.
There is a wide choice of primary schools, and two secondary Community Colleges, within walking distance of Cobblers Hall.
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