Located less than 2 miles from Gateshead town centre, under 5 miles from Newcastle upon Tyne, and on the edge of the Windy Nook Nature Park; our 2, 3 & 4 bedroom houses for sale in Windy Nook will provide a perfect place to call home.
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With Newcastle less than five miles from home and a great selection of amenities on your doorstep, our selection of new homes in Windy Nook will provide something for everyone. Just a five-minute walk from home you’ll find a Tesco Express, a cosy local pub, and an Indian takeaway. Alternatively, and less than two miles away from home, the city of Newcastle can provide a wide selection of activities, places to eat and drink, and a vast selection of shops.
Those moving to St Albans park with a family will find a great selection of schools in the local area including Windy Nook Primary School, which is located less than a mile from home and is Ofsted-rated ‘Good’. The Windy Nook Nature Park lies just a short walk from our St Albans Park development, providing the perfect opportunity to venture outdoors with your family. The park provides a large area of outdoor space with beautiful panoramic views of Tyneside and the east coast further beyond.
Choosing your next home in St Albans Park allows you to stay close to the tranquillity of nature without leaving the buzz of the town and nearby city behind. Less than a 10 minute walk from St Albans Park lies the rolling grassland of Windy Nook Nature Park. Home to spectacular panoramic views of Tyneside, it is the perfect place for a Sunday stroll through the woodlands. The family can enjoy long yomps through various woodland trails, rolling fields and ancient ruins. If the brisk northerly wind gets up your tail, then every Saturday morning you can join in on the bustling 5km park run.
For some additional exercise, The Three Turns is just over half a mile from the property for sale in Windy Nook. This magnificent pub promises pulsing live music every weekend that will make you want to get up and dance; boring is a far cry from here. You will be treated to tribute bands at the top of their game, so be prepared to boogie to all your favourites from Dire Straits to Wham to Blondie. They also host Paul’s Monday Night Fun Quiz every week, where the local scran is free and budding new eggheads are welcomed with open arms.
Just a 20 minute drive from Windy Nook, down the A1(M), is the Intu Metrocentre. A shopper’s paradise big enough to warrant its own entertainment centres and almost 50 places to eat and drink, it is very easy to spend a day here. By investigating its indoor shopping village you will soon realise, every shop from A-Z lines the concourse, from top-end designer brands like Kurt Geiger to affordable fashion brands such as Zara. There is no need to leave the children at home, either. Especially when there is an Angry bird Adventure Golf to play, pitch and putt your way around this fun, quirky course. Afterwards, indulge in a meal in one of the many cafes, restaurants and bars. With a plethora of cuisines to choose from, there really is something for everyone.
Just across the River Tyne lies one of the most vibrant cities of the north. Hailed for its nightlife, Newcastle’s party scene and neon dance floors are there to be enjoyed by all ages, old and young alike. Many football legends have represented the Magpies at Newcastle’s beloved stadium, St James’ Park, such as Alan Shearer - football is a big part of the culture here, so you will learn to love or hate matchdays. For those looking to delve deeper into the mind, the Life Science Museum often puts on unique exhibitions, such as Lego, Dinosaurs and Out Space. Boasting of a great heritage, you can explore the hidden Victoria tunnel that lies a few feet below Newcastle’s streets, originally built for transporting coal, the tunnel was used to protect hundreds of Geodies in WWII.
You do not have to venture far to continue your historic tour of the North East. If you head towards the coast, you will come across Tynemouth Castle and Priory. Tyne and Wear has long been a fortified port and an important part of English History. The castle stands proudly on the cliffs of the Northern coastline and offers breathtaking views. These are best enjoyed with a box of Fish and Chips from Longsands Fish Kitchen, where curry sauce is included in the price. The expansive sandy beaches are perfect for family days out that will be remembered for years to come, and if you are brave enough, you can enjoy a dip in the sea or put on a wetsuit for a lesson with one of the UK’s leading surf schools. If you head back across the Tyne, you will find yourself at South Shields, home of the Barbour Jacket. Here, Marsden beach is the ideal place to bring your bucket and spade, through years of erosion, breathtaking rocks that strut out of the sea. Nestled in the cliff opposite is Marsden Grotto, a smugglers haunt full of ghostly pirate stories which now serves exquisite mussels and other seaside treats.
Two great universities have set a high bar for education in the North East, both Newcastle University and Northumbria University have notable alumni such as Rowan Atkinson, as well as strong connections with the prestigious Durham University which is just a train ride away. For families with young children, within a mile of Windy Nook, there are three ‘Outstanding’ Ofsted rated primary schools, including one community and one Roman Catholic school. For families with older children, the Cardinal Hume Catholic School is of an equally high standard as both a secondary school and sixth form college.
The metro line runs through from Newcastle International Airport through Newcastle City Centre and on to Sunderland and has a number of stations within Gateshead. The Metro is ideal for trips to many attractions around the North East and runs regularly. Trains run from the early hours of the morning to the later hours of the evening, the closest station to St Albans Park is Felling, which is just over a mile away from your doorstep. Multiple buses can also take you straight to Newcastle Central Train Station, from there you can be in London just 3 and a half hours. Ideal for commuters, you are just a short drive from joining the A1(M), a gateway to many northern towns and cities.
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