living in Crook | believe housing

living in Crook

Crook is a bustling historic town conveniently situated for access to Durham city, Bishop Auckland, and Weardale.

A busy market is held every week, and the town boasts a comprehensive array of shops, restaurants and cafés, and doctor’s surgery and bank to name but a few. Public transport links are good and local schools include Crook Primary School, St Cuthbert’s RC Primary School and Hartside Primary School.

believe housing offers on estates throughout Crook one-bed flats and bungalows, and two- and three-bedroomed houses with high availability. There are also two-, three- and four-bed bungalows with low availability.

our locations

Billy Row

Billy Row is a small village situated to the north of Crook, with a population under 1,000. The area boasts stunning views due to its height and is home to Peases West Primary School. Public transport runs frequently through the village. We have two-bed bungalows and houses with low availability and three-bed houses with medium availability in the area.


Howden-le-Wear is a small rural village just outside Crook, served by public transport to Darlington, Bishop Auckland, Tow Law, Stanley, Crook and Stanhope. Howden-le-Wear Primary School is also in the village. We have one- and two-bed bungalows in the area, with low availability, and three-bed houses with medium availability.


Hunwick is a small village situation between Sunny Brow and Bishop Auckland. The area has its own school – Hunwick Primary, a post office and general store. We have one- and two-bed bungalows and two- and three-bed houses in the area with low availability.

Sunny Brow

Sunny Brow is a small village whose borders cross with the town of Willington. Sunny Brow Primary School is within the village and bus services run to Willington, Bishop Auckland and Durham. We have one-bed bungalows and two-bed houses for rent in the area with low availability, and two-bed bungalows and three-bed houses with medium availability.

Tow Law

This small town is situated 1,000 feet above sea level and is located on the eastern approach to the Pennine Hills. Despite its rural location, Tow Law is within easy driving distance of Durham City, Crook and Wolsingham, with good public transport links. It is also well served by local shops, pubs, cafés, a post office and doctor’s surgery. Local schools are Blessed John Duckett R C School and Tow Law Millennium Primary School. We have two-bed bungalows and only one three-bed house in the area with low availability.


Willington is a small but busy town situated close to Crook and Bishop Auckland. It benefits from a variety of shops, pubs, restaurants, leisure centre and library. Excellent public transport links run to various parts of the county and schools include Willington Primary School, Our Lady & St Thomas R C Primary School, and Parkside Academy. We have one-bed bungalows and flats with high availability in the area. Two and three-bed houses have medium availability, and two-bed bungalows have low availability.


Witton-le-Wear is a tiny, picturesque village just off the A68 and approximately five miles from Bishop Auckland. The area has good transport links and is home to Witton-le-Wear Primary School. We have very few one-bed bungalows and two- and three-bed houses in the area, all of low availability.

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