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The Old Foundry is a proposed development of homes in the semi-rural outskirts of Wolsingham, County Durham. Offering a varied mix of 3, 4, and 5-bedroom homes, these future-focused properties are sur... Read more ›


  • 3, 4, and 5-bedroom homes
  • Excellent road and commuter links
  • Proximity to the North Pennines
  • Well-regarded local schools
  • Garage or parking to each plot; electric vehicle charging points

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The Old Foundry, Co. Durham

The Old Foundry, Co. Durham

The Old Foundry will be nestled in the surrounding landscape of Wolsingham, a regeneration of the town’s old steel works. Sitting on the banks of the River Wear and the eastern boundary of the North Pennines Area of Natural Beauty, this development will benefit from an abundance of stunning scenery on the doorstep.

The development is to be situated off Durham Road, connecting residents west to the nearby village of Frosterley, and east to the town of Crook, and the city of Durham beyond. The local community benefits from historic architecture, green open space, plus ample amenity and leisure.

This development will fall under the administration of Durham County Council.

The local area

  • Convenience store
    2 mins
  • Wolsingham Recreation Ground
    14 mins
  • Wolsingham Public Swimming Pool
    2 mins
  • Newgate Shopping Centre
    16 mins
  • Durham
    27 mins
  • Newcastle International Airport
    50 mins

Nestled in the outskirts of the historic town of Wolsingham, residents have history and culture on the doorstep. Outdoor leisure destinations are endless too – sprawling countryside and incredible landscapes are within touching distance with the North Pennines Area of Natural Beauty boundary just minutes away.

Families will find plenty of days out for exploring; the Elephant Trees viewpoint, Hamsterley Forest, Holliwood common quarry hiking route, and Hedleyhope Fell Nature Reserve are some of the many outdoor leisure destinations within the immediate surroundings of the development.

Wolsingham itself offers a plethora of sights and leisure, including historic buildings, a bowling green, a gym and public swimming pool, a recreation ground and skatepark, several prime picnic spots, and a heritage railway station.

Wolsingham has a primary and secondary school within the town, just a 10- and 17-minute walk away, respectively. Wolsingham School has been teaching on site for over 400 years, and both schools in the town boast excellent facilities.

Additional schooling options for children of all ages can be found in the neighbouring Tow Law, Crook, and Frosterley.

For those seeking to pursue higher education, Bishop Auckland college is 12 miles away offering apprenticeships and higher education opportunities. Durham University is one of the most prestigious institutions in the country, commutable within half an hour’s drive.

The Old Foundry is a two-minute walk from the Durham Road bus stop, which provides regular services to Bishop Auckland, Hamsterley, and Crook. East End bus stop is a three-minute walk away with buses destined for Wolsingham centre and Stanhope.

Wolsingham heritage railway station is under a mile away, a stop along the historic Weardale Railway line, with a 16-mile-long section of track from Bishop Auckland to Stanhope bringing passenger rail to the dale.

Bishop Auckland train station – an 18-minute drive away – is the western terminus on a Northern line through to Saltburn. Chester-le-Street station is 19 miles away, providing lines to destinations including Newcastle and Liverpool Lime Street.

Teeside International Airport and Newcastle International Airport are both within a 50-minute drive of the development for a range of destinations worldwide.

Residents are within a two-minute walk of a local convenience store and petrol station, ensuring everyday needs are well supplied.

Wolsingham town centre is also home to a more comprehensive independent retail and convenience store, several gift and antique stores, a local butcher, as well as a doctors surgery and pharmacy. A pub, café, and several eateries can also be found just minutes from the development.

Crook – a neighbouring town five miles to the east – offers additional choice, with a selection of popular supermarket brands. The town is also home to several retailers, and a greater variety of bars and restaurants for evenings out.

A retail park and shopping centre can be found in Bishop Auckland, ten miles away, while Durham – just half an hour’s drive away – offers unique and broad shopping and dining, with a number of award-winning restaurants and a thriving nightlife.

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Please note that while every effort has been taken to ensure the accuracy of the information provided, particulars regarding local amenities and their proximity should be considered as general guidance only. The identification of schools and other educational establishments is intended to illustrate the relationship to the development only and does not represent a guarantee of eligibility or admission. Journey times are representative of journeys made by car unless stated otherwise and may vary according to travel conditions and time of day.
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