Bishops Park
Bishop Auckland DL14 8RG


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Future release: 3 and 4 bedroom houses



Bishops Park phase 2 is launching soon! Register your interest today!

Located just 10 miles south of Durham and 11 miles north of Darlington, our homes are ideal for first time buyers or growing families looking for more space.

Why buy at Bishops Park

  • Less than 2 miles from supermarkets, banks, a post office, and an excellent choice of shops
  • Close to the A1(M1) providing an easy commute to cities such as Durham, Sunderland and Newcastle.
  • A good choice of Ofsted ‘Good’ rated schools nearby
  • Buy with just 5% deposit and 75% mortgage with Help to Buy*, or with Home Exchange† and Smooth Move‡, we can help you sell your home.

To find out more about making one of our new houses for sale in Bishop Auckland your new dream home, contact our Sales Executives today.

Those with children will have a choice of Ofsted rated schools, while commuters will appreciate the A1(M) and Bishop Auckland train station being within easy reach of home.

And for anyone who loves history, Auckland Castle and its park - believed to be 1,500 years old - are close by. With all this, plus plenty of green open space nearby, a new home at Bishops Park could be for you.

Moving made easy

Whether you’re looking for your first home or your next, the government-backed Help to Buy* scheme could see you move with just a 5% deposit and 75% mortgage yet you’ll own 100% of your new home – how great is that?

Or do you have a home to sell? No problem! We could buy your current home so that you can buy one of ours with Home Exchange† or we could help sell your current home with Smooth Move‡ - either way you won’t have to instruct estate agents or incur their fees!

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Around the neighbourhood

Bishop Auckland: An attractive, well-connected market town

Located close to open countryside, our brand new collection of houses for sale in Bishop Auckland are perfectly positioned for reaching Darlington and Durham, as well as having a great choice of everyday amenities and facilities, including shops, places to eat and drink and Ofsted rated schools. To add to this, the A1(M) can be accessed quickly, allowing for journeys both north and south.

Bishop Auckland has an interesting history, mainly connected to the Bishops of Durham. It was around 1000AD that the area was first referenced to, after land was given to the Earl of Northumberland for defending the church against the Scots. The history of Bishop Auckland is still evident at Auckland Castle, where royalty including Queen Victoria, Charles I and James I have all visited.

Today, this market town offers everyone the best of both worlds, with surrounding countryside and the convenience of everyday amenities and good transport connections. Shops and services include supermarkets, high street brands, a post office, independent names and banks. There are a number of places to eat and drink. And there are Ofsted rated schools to choose from. With all this, it’s easy to see why Bishop Auckland is a popular place that people want to call home.

What’s close to Bishop Auckland?

One of the advantages to living at Bishops Park is that you can easily reach a number of other locations easily. Just over 10 miles away is the popular city of Durham. Famous for its cathedral, castle and University, this is a great place to visit. The Prince Bishops Shopping Centre is home to a good range of high street name brands, and is located close to the River Wear. This area also has a large choice of restaurants and pubs, so eating out is easy. Anyone searching for more history beyond the castle and cathedral can visit the Museum of Archaeology and the Durham Museum & Heritage Centre. Entertainment can be found at the Gala Theatre & Cinema and the Durham Student Theatre. And if you want to escape the city bustle for a while, Wharton Park is ideal for walks or for letting children run and play.

Around 15 miles from our property for sale in Bishop Auckland is the large market town of Darlington. This is a great location for shoppers, as there is a wide choice of high street and independent names to enjoy browsing at the Commill and Queen Street shopping centres. There are plenty of restaurants, pubs, cafes and bars to choose from, whether you want to socialise or enjoy a family meal. There are two cinemas - Odeon and Vue - while the Darlington Hippodrome is where you can enjoy live performances all year round. History can be found across the town. There is a statue or John Pease, who was a supporter of the earliest public railway system in world, and there is a memorial stone dedicated to William Stead, a respected journalist who died aboard the Titanic.

If you want to enjoy some time by the coast, then Hartlepool is just over 22 miles from the development. The National Museum of the Royal Navy Hartlepool, HMS Trincomalee (Britain’s oldest historic fighting ship) and the Wingfield Castle Paddle Steamer (Britain’s only museum paddle steamer) are all hugely popular with visitors keen to know more about their individual histories. Hartlepool also has a good range of well-known brands, a large supermarket and a choice of places to eat, so whether you’re here for the history or just to be near the coast, you’ll find something you want to see and do.

Local Schools & Education

Those with children will find a good choice of Ofsted rated schools within easy distance from our new property for sale in Bishop Auckland. For very young children, the ‘Outstanding’ rated Etherley Lane Nursery School and York House Nursery are both under 2 miles from home. Primary age children can attend Prince Bishops Community Primary (‘Outstanding’), which is less than 15 minutes’ walk away, or Etherley Lane Primary School (‘Good’), around 1.7 miles away by car.

For older students, King James I Academy (‘Good’) is just over a mile from home, while the ‘Outstanding’ St John’s Catholic School & Sixth Form is around 5 minutes’ drive away.

Transport & Travel

For commuters, there are excellent transport connections close to these new houses for sale in Bishop Auckland. A number of smaller ‘A’ roads allow for journeys to nearby villages and towns, including the A67 for Darlington (15.3 miles), the A688 for Durham (10.3 miles) and the A689 for Hartlepool (22.7 miles). The other benefit of choosing Bishops Park is that the A1(M) is just a few minutes away from home, meaning you can reach a greater number of locations north and south, as the road runs between London and Edinburgh.

For rail journeys north and south, Durham station (10.7 miles) provides regular services to Newcastle (14 minutes), Doncaster (1 hour 14 minutes) and Leeds (1 hour 15 minutes). Longer journeys can be made to Liverpool Lime Street (2 hours 47 minutes), Glasgow Central (2 hours 58 minutes) and London King’s Cross (3 hours 7 minutes).

The closest airport to Bishops Park is Durham Tees Valley Airport (18.4 miles), and provides regular flights to Aberdeen, Humberside and Amsterdam.

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Ways we can help you move

Find your new home with Home Exchange

Stuck in a chain or have a home to sell? We could buy your current home when you buy one of ours.

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Have a home to sell? We could help sell it for you, so you can buy one of ours!

Find new homes that may be available with Smooth Move at Bishops Park.


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¥Available on selected Linden Homes North East region homes and developments only, not in conjunction with any other offer. Paid as a cash lump sum upon legal completion and calculated as the cash equivalent of monthly mortgage repayments from legal completion for the period of 6 months based on a typical 90% LTV mortgage, a lender rate of 1.87% and a 35 year term. Cash lump sum capped at a maximum of 3% of the purchase price, subject to lender’s criteria, qualification and acceptance of cash incentives. Not applicable to second home owners or investor purchasers. We reserve the right to withdraw the incentive at any time without prior notice. Full details are available upon request.

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Home Exchange is available on selected homes only. Acceptance is at our sole discretion and not all properties are suitable. We reserve the right to refuse to agree to Home Exchange of your current home and we are under no obligation to give reasons why. Home Exchange may not be available in conjunction with any other offer and is also subject to the terms of your Reservation Agreement with us. As a guide, your current home must not be worth more than 70% of the value of your chosen Linden home. Reservation fees may vary. For full terms and conditions please click here.

Smooth Move is available on selected new Linden homes only. Acceptance is at our sole discretion. We reserve the right to refuse to agree to Smooth Move and we are under no obligation to give reasons why. We will instruct local estate agents to undertake an independent valuation and marketing advice for your current home before we make you a proposal on a marketing price for your home. The realistic sale price may be lower than an initial marketing price and is based on a sale within a specified timescale fixed by us. Reservation fees may vary. For full terms and conditions please click here.

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