Persimmon Homes - Monkswood, DH7

Prices from £199,950 to £289,950

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Monkswood is our collection of new homes for sale in the semi-rural town of Sacriston in County Durham. With three and four-bedroom houses available, first-time buyers through to families looking for more space will find something perfectly suited to their needs.

The fabulous cathedral city of Durham is just 3 miles away, so this is a great location to make the most of all that's on offer there. From the open air and covered markets to the independent shops and caf├ęs in the cobbled streets leading up to the cathedral, from the new shopping centres to the riverside walks, there's something for all the family in this compact and friendly city. If you're looking for the buzz of a very different type of city life, head into Newcastle upon Tyne. It's 15 miles to the north of Sacristan and you can stop off at the famous Metrocentre on the way.


Sacriston is a historic village situated just three miles north of the city of Durham. The area itself has been populated since the thirteenth century. The old farm and manor house once belonged to the Sacristan, a monk who held the office of Sacristan of the monastery at Durham cathedral. Nowadays, the village has a strong sense of community and has a new community centre which boasts a wide range of fun activities for all age groups. There are a large number of amenities in this quaint village including a Tesco express, barbers, off-licences, plenty of takeaways and newsagents There are many leisure options close by. Sacriston Broom House Farm and Forest Adventure is an ideal spot for families and has stunning views over the countryside farm and forest as well as many fun activities for all ages to enjoy. Holmside Park also has over 50,000ft of indoor play available ranging from a giant inflatable obstacle course to archery. For a spot of culture, Crook Hall and Gardens has a selection of beautiful gardens including the Secret Walled Garden and the Shakespeare Garden. Kids will also love the fun, yet challenging cotoneaster meadow maze.


Sacriston has three schools including Sacriston Academy, a new Roman Catholic primary school that opened in September 2017. Fyndoune Community College is a sixth form that affords students an excellent secondary education up to A levels. Durham city also has its own university with many available undergraduate and postgraduate courses to study.