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living in Durham city south

Durham city is internationally recognisable. With Durham Cathedral and Durham Castle at its heart, this beautiful medieval city retains much of the original architecture.

Also a University city, Durham has a vibrant and modern culture. Surrounded by stunning countryside and within easy access of the A1, A19 and the main east coast trainline, this is a city for people with places to go and things to do.

The River Wear runs through the city centre, offering an oasis of peace by way of a charming riverside walk a mere stone’s throw away from the bustling city centre.

Well served by supermarkets, a post office, library, high street chain stores, pubs, restaurants, cafes, in and outdoor markets, as well as quirky boutique and lifestyle shops, this deceptively compact city has everything you need.

Public transport links run to all other towns and villages across the county as well as other north east cities.

Schools in the area include Durham Trinity School and Sports College, St Leonard’s Catholic School, Durham Johnston School, St Margaret’s C of E Primary School, Durham School, The Chorester School, and Durham Sixth Form Centre.

our locations


Bowburn is a large estate situated three miles to the south east of Durham city centre, just off the A1. This thriving commuter village is well served by local shops, a busy community centre, pubs, cafés and a recently improved park complete with children’s play area. The area has excellent transport links and local schools include Bowburn Junior School and Bowburn Infant and Nursery School. We offer mainly traditional houses and bungalows, with high availability.


This tiny village is nestled against Cassop Vale National Nature Reserve, and enjoys stunning views of the surrounding countryside. Despite its size, Cassop has its own post office and small village store, as well as a popular local pub. Public transport links run to Durham and Hartlepool. Cassop is located seven miles south east of Durham city centre and our properties are located on a very small estate of traditional houses and bungalows. The area has low availability.


Located seven miles east of Durham City centre, Coxhoe is well served by local shops and public transport and enjoys a large community park, local leisure centre, as well as a well-equipped children’s play area and a skate park. Proximity to the A1 makes this a popular commuter town. Coxhoe Primary School is also at its core. We offer a range of houses, bungalows and low-rise flats in the area with low availability.


Croxdale is located three miles south of Durham city centre on the main A167 road, with easy access to the A1. Although tiny, this village sports a small general shop, a children’s play area, and other amenities. We have houses and bungalows in the area with low availability.


The village of Kelloe is located eight miles east of Durham city centre. The village has a school – Kelloe Primary School – and a doctor’s surgery. In easy access of shops and other facilities in Coxhoe, with public transport links to Durham and Hartlepool. We have houses and bungalows in the area with high availability.


Situated between Bowburn and Coxhoe to the east of Durham city centre, Parkill has a restaurant, brewery, outdoor children’s play area, and public transport links to Durham, Newcastle, Middlesbrough and Hartlepool. Despite the quiet and rural feel, Parkhill is moments away from the A1 and is perfect for commuters. We have houses and bungalows located within the small estate with medium availability.

Quarrington Hill

The village of Quarrington Hill is located seven miles south east of Durham city centre, on the edge of Cassop Vale National Nature Reserve. This rural village has various community facilities, including a small village store, with a wider variety available of shops in nearby Coxhoe. Public transport runs to Durham and Hartlepool. We have a medium number of houses and bungalows in the village with high availability.

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