Howden Green Proves A Popular Choice (28-08-12)
28 Aug 2012

Linden Homes’ Howden Green development in leafy Howden-Le-Wear, County Durham is proving a really popular choice with over half of the properties already sold and a number of families already moved in.

Located just 20 minutes’ drive from Durham City and one mile south of Crook on the A689,  Howden Green offers a range of 22 exquisitely designed three and four-bedroom detached, semi-detached and terraced homes.

Each has a superb specification including quality kitchen units and integrated fridge freezers, French doors leading to a raised decking area, an integral garage with hall access, at least one en suite, fitted wardrobes and rear gardens.

Tony and Leanne Crook and their baby daughter, Sophia are one of the first families to move in.  For the Crooks, the move to plot eight at Howden Green was as simple as it gets.

Leanne explains:

“We were living just outside Bishop Auckland and had not even put our home on the market when we visited the development and immediately fell in love with Howden Green.  It is hard to say whether it was the rural setting we loved, because we have a dog, or the fantastic Langley show home.

“As second time buyers, we were also able to take advantage of Linden Homes’ part-exchange scheme  which made things really straightforward.  Linden Homes made us an offer for our existing home so we were able to  move in to Howden Green within a matter of weeks.  The service we got from Linden Homes was great.

“We chose The Langley design because it’s so spacious with four bedrooms. The big open-plan fitted kitchen with its dining area is superb and The Langleywill really give us room to grow as a family, which is just as well because we have since discovered that baby number two is on its way.  That was a real surprise, but things could not be better!”

Mark Wilson, regeneration director for Linden Homes believes that word is really starting to spread about the superb homes on offer at Howden Green, a development which appeals to couples and families alike with a range of six different house types and fabulous views overlooking open countryside.  He says:

“As the UK’s fifth largest housebuilder, we are able to offer a range of tailor-made financial incentives to assist purchasers.  Two of the most popular, particularly in what continues to be a difficult housing market, are the part-exchange option which Tony and Leanne used where we become your guaranteed cash buyer, or alternatively, for those who don’t have a house to sell, we will pay the stamp duty.”

The Greta, a three-bedroom terraced home with a fully fitted kitchen-cum-dining room and master bedroom with en suite.   New to the development in the second phase are the two-storey, four-bedroom detached home, The Wear,  and The Wansbeck, also a four-bedroom detached home, which features a fabulous second floor master bedroom with a large dressing room and en suite.

There are three beautiful show homes, guaranteed to impress and the marketing suite is open Thursday to Monday, 10.00am to 5.00pm.  To arrange a personal viewing, call 01388 763436 or 07968 573624 or the head office on 01661 824211.


For further information, contact Philippa Clothier ( of Clothier Lacey on 0191 273 9897

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