The peace and seclusion offered by Lambton Park contrasts with its exceptional convenience. These superb homes are just two miles from junction 63 of the A1 and around 20 minutes; drive from Durham, Tyneside and the beautiful northeast coast. The towns & shops of Chester le Street, Houghton le Spring and Washington are all within approximately three miles of the development, and trains from Chester le Street serve Newcastle, Liverpool and Manchester, as well as the Metrocentre in Gateshead.
The local Connections4 bus service, running every ten minutes between Houghton le Spring and Heworth Metro Station, stops a few yards from Lambton Park.
There is a filling station nearby, a convenience store half a mile away in Bournmoor, and several other local shops and services, including a post office, a pharmacy, a dentist and a medical centre, within a 20-minute walk. The adjacent towns widen the choice of local retailers, supermarkets and high street chains. Shops are interspersed with pubs, cafés and restaurants in attractive, traditional market town environments, and an open-air market is held in Chester le Street on Tuesdays, Fridays and Saturdays. Alternative shopping destinations include the picturesque, historic centre of Durham and the vast Metrocentre, which complements an enormous choice of shops with restaurants, a multiscreen Odeon Imax cinema and other leisure amenities.
Sports and fitness facilities in the area include Burnmoor Cricket Club, based just a few yards from Lambton Park. Around two miles away, Durham County Cricket Club’s Emirates Stadium, Chester le Street Golf Club’s beautiful parkland course, the town’s Amateur Rowing Club, Durham County’s Football ground and the Riverside Sports Pavilion are all located near the delightful Riverside Park. The gyms and swimming pools at Chester le Street Leisure Centre and Bannatyne Health Club also sit within a few yards of Riverside Park. The area is rich in open green areas and attractions, including the 52-hectare Elba Park, less than a mile away, the magnificent Herrington Country Park with its cycling trails, sculptures, adventure playground and rich wildlife, and the celebrated and engaging Beamish open-air museum of life in the north-east. Bournmoor Primary School, a few minutes walk from Lambton Park and rated ‘Good’ by Ofsted, is one of several primary schools in the area, and high schools include Park View Academy situated close to Riverside Park in Chester le Street. There is also a choice of coeducational and single sex private schools in Durham, Newcastle and Sunderland.
With a heritage stretching back to the 11th Century and a distinct sense of place, Lambton Park, the ancestral seat of the Earls of Durham, is one of the most intriguing historic places in the region. The Lambton family are one of the oldest in the region and the history, landscape, buildings and archaeology of the Park, capture the story of the region. Whilst Lambton Park has remained relatively private over the years, there will be many in the region who associate it with fun filled family days out. As a key part of the growing community, there are a number of local retail units to support the growth of the estate which could consist of a cafe, butchers, bakers, delicatessen and convenience store.