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A VERY WARM WELCOME TO THE SPRING/SUMMER 2021 EDITION OF OUR COLLECTION MAGAZINE, AFTER A PERIOD OF TIME WHEN THE AFFECTIONATE SAYING OF “HOME SWEET HOME” HAS NEVER BEEN SO TRUE AS IT IS NOW. FOR MANY OF US WE HAVE SPENT A VERY LARGE PERCENTAGE OF OUR TIME IN OUR HOMES OVER THE LAST 12 MONTHS AND, WHILST THE LIGHT AT THE END OF THE TUNNEL IS FIRMLY VISIBLE, WE HAVE UNDOUBTEDLY HAD CONSIDERABLE TIME TO REFLECT UPON THE SURROUNDINGS WE LIVE IN.

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or many people it has been a tremendous worry and concern, and my first thoughts will always go to those loved ones we have lost, along with the magnificent NHS and essential services who supported the public throughout the pandemic. My grateful thanks on behalf of my company to all of you. For many people, their home has often been thought of as their castle and, in many cases, we have seen, during the last 12 months, significant changes taking place within private residential properties. At this current time, it is extremely difficult to find a landscaped gardener, builder, or joiner, as many of them are already booked for months ahead on domestic residential jobs, reflecting the investment people are now making in ensuring their homes are as attractive and welcoming as possible. For a lot of people, because of the restrictions, dining rooms in our homes have now changed into offices for one, two, or even more, living within the house. The essential requirement to have good Wi-Fi has become increasingly important and this can add saleability to a property at this current time. Duncan G. Young As we move into the spring and summer of 2021, and hopefully Chairman of Sanderson Young warmer weather, the outside areas of any property are equally important and they can be, in the case of an apartment, restricted to a small terrace or balcony, as long as it can accommodate some outdoor space. The increasing requirement of people living in urban centres with little or no outside space, considering a move out into the country or other regional centres with more flexibility is very evident. We have had a healthy number of new applicants and registered buyers considering a move into the countryside and this is very encouraging. The current position within the housing market is somewhat of a pressure cooker, given that we have 35%-40% fewer instructions for second hand homes coming onto the market, but yet the buyer registrations are 40%-50% up from last year, and this economic status gives us excessive demand and low supply, hence HERE AT SANDERSON YOUNG, WE HAVE the fact that property prices are rising. Thankfully, at Sanderson Young, we have MADE CONSIDERABLE INVESTMENT a good supply of new homes coming IN OUR BUSINESS OVER THE LAST 6 onto the market, which will alleviate MONTHS, including our IT software and some of the problems we are hardware, the support we are given from experiencing on supply and they are Rightmove and OnTheMarket.com, as well featured very well in this magazine with some fabulous new sites throughout the as our own website

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region. We are, however, anticipating another release of second hand stock coming to the market in the near future, and certainly, once people have received their second vaccination, this will give them increased freedom to move around with greater confidence. Certainly, by the end of June, the Government hopes that we will all be enjoying a much more open and free society and a return to work for so many people. We wish a lot of colleagues working in the hospitality industry a particularly strong return since we think it is essential that the leisure and recreation business works well with the high streets. We have to get used to, once again, mixing and socialising, and I am sure we will do this but in a safe and protected manner. House prices are certainly rising, confidence is strong, and demand for property is very high. Here at Sanderson Young, we have made considerable investment in our business over the last 6 months, including our IT software and hardware, the support we are given from Rightmove and OnTheMarket.com, as well as our own website which has relaunched its recent version with a streamlined efficiency. We have rebranded our company image and design, which is very strong, and we look forward to being able to market our instructions in a very impressive and powerful manner to ensure that our clients gain the very best prices. We have also been fortunate in recent months to carry out a number of low profile “secret sales” and these have been done with discretion and complete confidentiality. Some 20% of our turnover now is attributed to low profile sales and it is therefore essential that if you are thinking about buying from us, please do register with us, because all of our properties may not be visible online. We look forward, in the spring and summer, to a return of some normality, to a renewed confidence and pride in being British, where we will strive to do our very best to promote our superb workforce. I hope that we all get the chance to have a holiday, whether it be local, regional, or abroad, as long as it is safe, and that we continue to thank all those magnificent people who have supported us over the last 12 months.

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IT IS EVIDENT THAT THE UNIMAGINABLE EVENTS OVER THE PAST YEAR HAVE SHAPED MANY OF OUR LIVES FOR YEARS TO COME. WHAT BEGAN AS A THREE WEEK ‘STAY AT HOME’ MESSAGE IN MARCH 2020 QUICKLY MORPHED INTO THE COMPLETE CLOSURE OF THE UK HOUSING MARKET.

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t wasn’t long, however, before the government realised how important the role of the property industry is to the economy and we were one of the first businesses to re-open in May. Mass orders of gloves, masks, shoe covers and anti-bacterial hand gel and a full risk assessment of every single corner of the business was carried out at lightening speed, with all our employees rolling their sleeves up and helping in any which way to react to the ‘new-normal’. I am extremely proud of our team for putting the safety of their clients and each other first and adapting their usual working practices very effectively, with commitment and dedication. Since our return in May, we are now true experts in the sale and marketing of property ‘at a safe distance’ and have further adapted month on month to offer virtual viewings, valuations and meetings, as well as transferring all legal paperwork online. For a company that prides itself on a very personal service, we have focused on how this can be offered when removing the most personal aspect of face to face contact. Flexibility has been key throughout the pandemic; we have had to respond to ongoing changes to lockdown measures, adapt to challenges and disruptions where staff have had the added pressures of homeschooling and childcare. We have also seen the need to offer our clients flexibility due to changes in working patterns, circumstances at home and the pressures of lockdown. We have invested heavily in technology as we move forward into 2021. Many of us have seen the benefit of retaining an element of remote working, which I believe will remain in some capacity as

we hope to return to some normality in the second half of the year. We have seen the positive impact of Rishi Sunak’s stamp duty holiday, where our sales progressors and our solicitor friends are working tirelessly to push forward with completions before June to benefit our clients. The extension has been very welcome indeed and has provided a further boost to activity, with Rightmove estimating that it will result in an additional 300,000 completions. The Chancellor’s Spring Budget announcement has also resulted in an immediate spike in buyer demand. Demand continues to outstrip supply, and whilst property instructions are down by almost 30%, the conversion to sales is at its highest for many years. House prices in the North East are at a ten year high and there is no doubt that the upcoming easing of lockdown measures will assist in a very buoyant market for months to come. Those sellers who have not felt comfortable welcoming buyers into their homes are likely to feel relaxed as the vaccine roll out continues in earnest. After three national lockdowns and a number of local lockdowns, it is evident that the COVID-19 pandemic has altered how we all live and work. Many of us have seen our housing needs change drastically, with working from home capabilities and internet connectivity top of our lists. Outside space has also been a key requirement and many of our buyers are attracted to more rural locations with this in mind. It has certainly been a year of reflection and change, which has required us to adapt and be flexible at every twist and turn. This is a positive we can all take from our time working through lockdown and certainly a key focus for our business. We wish to use all the tools and techniques we have employed to adapt our corporate strategy going forward to offer our clients the greatest service possible.

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I have beentoone of I wanted Sanderson Young’s THANK YOU landlords many years … for yourfor absolutely and would not go brilliant and seamless anywhere else to let out service. my property. Mr & Mrs K, Gosforth

I have never felt obliged to make a decision about any property and their patience is far beyond the norm.

Thank you for all of your help and support during our recent house move. You helped keep it all together. Mr & Mrs J

Sanderson Young’s commitment to finding the right move for the client outweighs any Sanderson Young are ‘sales’ drive they both kind and respectful when managing your sale may have going on. and/or purchase.

A big thank you once again for your professionalism and friendly attitude during the sale of our property. Mr & Mrs T, Alnwick

A big thank you to the whole team! Such hard work, and I felt so supported throughout the process. Ms K

Sanderson Young have been fantastic throughout and we will definitely use you again when the time comes. Regardless of who we see or speak with, there is no drop in the consistency of the superior customer experience. Mr K

Sanderson Young are undoubtedly one of the most professional estate agents I have ever dealt with.

I always took comfort in knowing that we were in very safe and professional hands. Ms W

WHAT OUR CLIENTS SAY…


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Office 95 High Street, Gosforth, Newcastle, NE3 4AA

0191 223 3500

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DUNCAN YOUNG Chairman

ALISON YOUNG Managing Director

JANET HOPKINSON Operations Director

ASHLEIGH SUNDIN Branch Manager

HARRY YOUNG Sales Consultant

GREG MCCARTHY Regional Valuer

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PENNY WRIGHT Regional Valuation Manager penny.wright @sandersonyoung.co.uk

JEANETTE LISHMAN Sales Progression

JULIE SUMMERBELL Branch Manager

GREG MCCARTHY Regional Valuer

AMY BRICE MRICS Chartered Surveyor/ RICS Registered Valuer amy.brice @sandersonyoung.co.uk

LOUISE MURRAY Administration

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GILL COCKBURN Senior Sales Consultant

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PENNY WRIGHT Regional Valuation Manager penny.wright @sandersonyoung.co.uk

EMMA DORAN Sales Consultant

REBECCA NOVAK Sales Consultant

JEANETTE LISHMAN Sales Progression

BILL CLYDE Accompanied Viewer

PENNY WRIGHT Regional Valuation Manager penny.wright @sandersonyoung.co.uk

AMY BRICE MRICS Chartered Surveyor/ RICS Registered Valuer amy.brice @sandersonyoung.co.uk

HEATHER ARMSTRONG JULIE DOUGLAS Regional Valuer Senior Sales Consultant

DEBBIE BROWN Sales Consultant

BETH SCOTT Sales Consultant

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GILLIAN GREAVES Branch Manager

HEATHER ARMSTRONG ALISON OXLEY Regional Valuer Sales Consultant

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GAIL MCLEAN Regional Lettings Manager gail.mclean @sandersonyoung.co.uk

LOUISE MURRAY Administration

DUNCAN YOUNG FNAEA Chairman

JANET HOPKINSON Operations Director

KIM HEDLEY Accounts Manager

CAROLYN EGGLESTONE Accounts

LAUREN BLACK Administrator/Sales Consultant lauren.black @sandersonyoung.co.uk

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41 | CITY & SUBURBS Our collection of urban properties for sale

63 | PONTELAND & TYNE VALLEY Our collection of rural properties for sale

80 | NORTHUMBERLAND & REGIONAL Our collection of regional properties for sale

104 | REGIONAL LETTINGS Our collection of superb properties for rent

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130 14 | TIMELESS LUXURY

Springfield House, a spectacular Victorian home

18 | A PLACE IN THE NORTH EAST Joanna Pope meets Jonnie Irwin

20 | A BREATH OF FASHION FRESH AIR Activewear is your fashion go-to this SS21

24 | MAKING A SPLASH Whitewaters: luxury, residential pool company

28 | THE GREAT OUTDOORS - INDOORS The rise of the garden room

32 | PUTTING A SPARK INTO INDUSTRY Britishvolt’s regional investment: Gigaplant

91 38 | NOT SO FAR FROM HOME The perfect place for a staycation

120 | KNOWLEDGE AND TRUST Amy Brice’s property insight

126 | JUMP IN The award winning children’s shoe shop

128 | TAKE A SEAT An exciting return to outdoor dining

130 | PLUG & PLAY The evolving electric car industry

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STAR PROPERTY

Timeless LUXURY THIS ISSUE’S FEATURED PROPERTY IS

Springfield House,

a spectacular detached Victorian home with six bedrooms and 2.8 acres of secluded grounds, located just off Spoutwell Lane in picturesque Corbridge.

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miles west of Newcastle, Corbridge is a scenic and ever popular Northumberland village with a marketplace at its heart. Boasting independent shops, cafes, pubs, and restaurants, as well as excellent leisure facilities, the destination has a distinct romance. Riverside walks and rolling countryside add to its chocolate box charm. The train station provides accessible links to Newcastle, while the A69 connects into Tyneside, wider Northumberland, and Newcastle International Airport. To set the scene, Corbridge is 2 ½ miles south of Hadrian’s Wall and Speaking of historical Corbridge highlights, the was originally a bustling Roman impressive SPRINGFIELD HOUSE town. And between 1955 and is believed to have been originally built in 1974, Roman baths and buildings linked with Roman occupation were found over half a mile west, at Red House Farm.

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Undoubtedly a place steeped in local history, its bridge over the Tyne (complete with seven unequal arches and voussoir stones) was finished in 1674. Speaking of historical Corbridge highlights, the impressive Springfield House is believed to have been originally built in 1874. Since then, it has seen extensive refurbishment by the current owners across recent years, incorporating impressive interior and outdoor features. Providing outstanding family accommodation, the home showcases period features, including panelled doors, ceiling roses and cornicing, door architraves and deep furnishings, and styling alongside modern luxury fittings, including lighting by CP Lighting. A discreet pillared entrance complete with electric gates and TV monitors leads through tall evergreen trees with the curved tarmacadam driveway winding up the hill onto the west facing courtyard and entrance drive. Stepping into this classically elegant home, a stone pillared


entrance portico leads into the vestibule, with cloakroom and separate WC, offering the perfect welcome. The inner hallway continues into the western hall, where there is a magnificent fireplace with granite surround. A double archway follows through to the southerly aspect central hall with marble flooring. Key features are an elegant wide staircase, contemporary Portuguese The kitchen has been recently remodelled to create chandelier, and double doors onto the terrace. Beneath the a contemporary space, WITH BESPOKE stairs, a stunning wine cellar with LIGNUM KITCHEN WALL AND FLOOR cedar wood wine racks and cabinets awaits. CABINETRY, central island, Dekton work The principal reception rooms hold surfaces, and porcelain floor tiles. an outstanding office with Clive

Christian fitted furniture encompassing shelving, cabinetry, display units, a free-standing desk and decadent fireplace. Located to the other side of the hallway is the drawing room, displaying a feature fireplace, ornate ceiling and a bay window overlooking the wonderful gardens. Off the hallway, another office is placed, with slide and hide fitted cabinetry and shelving to the sides. Adjacent and connecting from this second office, there is a luxurious cinema and games room, complete with large projector screen, pool table, corner cocktail bar with barstools, illuminated shelving, fridge, dishwasher, and draught ale pump. All making for the optimum entertainment space. The kitchen has been recently remodelled to create a contemporary space, with bespoke Lignum kitchen wall and floor cabinetry, central island, Dekton work surfaces, and porcelain floor tiles. A wide range of integrated appliances ensure sleek placements, and these include: Sub Zero fridge freezer, wine cooler, dishwasher, microwave oven, Total Control electric AGA with AGA companion set with an inglenook and extractor oven. Seamlessly leading onto the family and dining area, the contemporary Planika fire and large wall mounted TV are placed within the bright room, featuring a lantern style roof to one >> Collection

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<< side and Crittal door from the dining area. This in turn leads onto the inviting sun terrace. Recently updated to a high standard, Crittal steel windows and screens join feature lighting by Portuguese designer Serip, and an automated home control system for TV and media zones, heating, CCTV and security systems, as well as mood lighting throughout the house. An extremely useful family utility and laundry room brings you onto the gymnasium and downstairs shower room. THE BEAUTIFULLY PRESENTED BUILDING, Returning to the principal hall, the impressive staircase up to the first well designed interiors and remarkable grounds floor landing links off to the master all contribute to a special family home that is an bedroom. Here there is a Juliet balcony, luxury en-suite dressing exceptional blend of INIMITABLE LUXURY room and en-suite bathroom with AND TIMELESS STYLE. free standing bath, twin marble

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vanity wash basins, rainforest shower and WC. There are five further bedrooms, four of which have en suite facilities and one benefiting from a dressing room. There is also a family bathroom to luxuriate in. Within the principal gardens, which are to the southern elevation, you will find gorgeous open green lawns, an all weather tennis court, tall evergreen trees, magnificent rhododendron plants and sun terrace; a zip wire makes for a notably fun and unique feature. Additionally, with a stone terrace leading up to the main house, there’s a large twin treehouse featuring two floors from each turret, ladder access internally and an adjoining bridge between both at higher level. Designed by the same company who created The Alnwick Garden Treehouse, this is an exquisite piece of showstopping architecture. Lovely south facing sun terraces with glass balustrades offer open views over the Tyne Valley. Providing parking space for multiple cars on its courtyard to the western elevation, there is a separate gravel driveway and the property also boasts a four car garage with a sedum roof. Generous outside storage space encompasses a shed, gardeners store and WC. The beautifully presented building, well designed interiors and remarkable grounds all contribute to a special family home that is an exceptional blend of inimitable luxury and timeless style. Interest in Springfield House is anticipated to be high, with its fabulous features and unbeatable location in one of the best areas of the North East. For a Covid-secure viewing, get in touch without delay.


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PROFILE

A PLACE in the North East Joanna Pope meets Jonnie Irwin,

SURVEYOR AND PRESENTER OF A PLACE IN THE SUN AND ESCAPE TO THE COUNTRY,

who has recently moved from Hertfordshire to Newcastle with his family.

WE FIND OUT HOW HE GOT INTO TV PRESENTING, WHAT HE LIKES ABOUT NEWCASTLE AND HIS TIPS FOR BUYING PROPERTY IN THE NORTH EAST.

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TO BE HONEST, I thought it was a bit of a joke at the time, but I called them up, went for the screen-test and got the job. THAT WAS A PLACE IN THE SUN.

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studied Estate Management in Birmingham and worked as an estate agent all the way through uni. I worked for Christies and Colliers then specialised in buying and selling hotels and pubs for private and corporate clients. However, I hit a bit of a crossroads at the age of 30, then a mate had heard a production company was looking for a property expert. To be honest, I thought it was a bit of a joke at the time, but I called them up, went for the screen-test and got the job. That was A Place in the Sun. I’ve helped people buy property all over the globe for 17 years now, so I want to be at home, here in the UK. There is so much of our beautiful country that people just haven’t seen and that’s why I love doing Escape to the Country. It throws a spotlight onto these wonderful rural areas and hopefully people might just think, you know what, I’ll visit there, or I’ll go on holiday there. I’ve been down in the South East until a year ago. We had found a house, a typical ‘Irwin property’, ripe for redevelopment but my wife said, “If we aren’t going to live in the house and you’re going to be working away, I’d rather rent near my mum and dad” [in Newcastle]. We were expecting another baby. It turned out one baby was two, twins, so to have family all around us is very special. They’ve been very helpful and amazingly supportive, so we decided not to do the I’m lucky enough to have travelled all development down south, and over the UK, all over the world, but the instead make a more permanent move to the North East. I’d like to live in the countryside IS BREATH TAKING. again, but Newcastle is a good small city, for me it’s the proper North, there’s no mucking about. I’ve enjoyed the people; I’ve found them extremely friendly and welcoming. It’s a small community, everyone knows everyone. Newcastle celebrates people who get their head down and try hard and that meets with my ethos. It’s got a personality, and the best entrance to any city in the UK. You come in over the Tyne Bridge, you look down and you see The Sage and the iconic riverscape, and you think, yeah, I’m home and for now this is home. I think Newcastle is a great springboard of a city, it gives you amazing access to so many things, I never really appreciated how much of a seaside town it is, you’ve got a stunning coastline. I’m lucky enough to have travelled all over the UK, all over the world, but the Northumberland coastline is breath taking. Yet I can still be in London for a meeting with a client within 3 hours. I’m still getting to know the area, but one thing I’ve been amazed

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about is the lack of housing stock. I’m forever scouring Sanderson Young’s website looking for beautiful properties, and there are some stunning houses, but good, well priced stock seems to sell quickly. I’d advise any buyer that if they are keen on a house don’t think they are the only buyer in town, because if that house is well priced it will go. There is lots of competition so do your research, use the property portals daily and see what prices properties are going for, but don’t think you can rely on property portals to find your home. Make contact with people, like Sanderson Young, and let them do their job. They understand what I am about as a buyer. Your home is the most important thing. Most people get that ‘funny feeling’ when they find the right place. Unfortunately, I can’t remember getting that ‘funny feeling’ about any property I’ve seen because I’ve always been trying to get ahead of the market. My ‘funny feeling’ sometimes is based on an opportunity but if you can get the practical stuff right then by all means fall in love with a property. That said, you have to be able to justify its foibles. If you sit down and are honest with yourselves and ask each other what the important factors of your home are, if you can get 8 out of 10 of those ticked off, you’ve got a good chance of finding a house quite swiftly.” And for now? “Winter is often quieter in TV. Lockdown has given me time to take on some extra private clients who want my help buying places abroad away from the cameras which I really enjoy. Escape to the Country should start up around Easter, all being well and A Place in the Sun by the summer.  It’s been challenging to say the least, but it has been great to be at home with the babies, that’s been really good.”

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e may have all been living in loungewear for months, but now is the time to make that transition and upgrade your activewear wardrobe. From bright patterns to low-key luxury, think sports underwear, leggings, and fashion forward footwear. Plus, with baseball caps spotted on the Celine catwalk at SS21 fashion month, that’s your accessories sorted. For relaxed luxury, shop firm activewear favourite Sweaty Betty and seek out their Essentials Jogger (£70) and Essentials Sweater (£60). Whether you want to match or clash colours, available shades include black, navy blue, mid grey marl, fern green, antique pink, and renaissance red. Each made from 100% cotton, the joggers are high waisted for an From bright patterns to low key luxury, optimum trend nod, and the sweater is a relaxed fit falling to think sports underwear, leggings, your hip. Their composition is a fashion forward footwear. breathable mid-weight comfy French terry loopback fabric. Pair with the Swiftie Running Cap (£24), to dial up those summer style points. To go for an activewear co-ord set, top of our list is the Triumph Extreme Lite non wired sports bra (£38) in mystic sea, alongside the same colour Cardio RTW leggings (£40). Fitted and cropped leggings, they’re high waisted and complete with a handy small internal pocket and are streamline without side seams. Meanwhile, the sports bra (coming in white, grey, black and black combination too) offers support and functionality, whether layering up or as a warmer weather standalone option. On the subject of leggings, premium activewear brand CONTUR are a very proud British business championing our local textile industry. The Smooth Move Leggings (£59) boast a silhouetteenhancing shape created from super soft Italian sustainable techno fabric. Breathable and with integral UV protection for the sunnier months, colour combinations encompass options such as burgundy, black, jade, pink, navy, khaki, and nude. >> Collection

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<< Additional leggings styles cover the leg lengthening Step Up Leggings (£85), vibrant Bold Move Leggings (£75) and detailed Hi Definition Leggings (£80). A street style favourite, Step Up Leggings incorporate body shaping with side stripes and pockets for keeping your essentials in on the move. Also highly rated is CONTUR’s Afresh Crop sports top (£49.99). Complete with flattering v neck, snap up colours like taupe, light green, petrol, orange and cerise. A fabric formulated from regenerated nylon; the soft fabric is offset against one of its many colour-popping shades. Search @ conturuk on Instagram, to explore stunning athleisure, fitness inspiration and yoga guides. If you’re a sleek and fashion forward trainers fan, For those who do favour PUMA HAVE JUST ANNOUNCED THEIR environmental responsibility, check out Austrian born, third RETURN INTO THE RUNNING SPACE, generation family run sustainably by launching five styles in 2021. focused brand, Giesswein. Their

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main goal being to use and reuse resources before, during and after the production process, they also maintain an animal ethics standard, when sourcing wool. From recycling scrap material with a 0% wasted material policy to 100% use of renewable resources and 90% recycled water in product, they take sustainability and our great outdoors very seriously. Speaking of which, for longer walks and outdoor holidays, Giesswein’s Wool Cross X Alpine hiking boot (£179) are the perfect fit. Brand new this year, choose between grey, black, or dark blue for a robust yet lightweight hiking shoe, that is both soft and flexible too. An even more lightweight shoe from this stylish activewear brand are the Merino Runners (£116), coming in 21 colours including flame red, lavender, turquoise and sky blue. You can also plump for yellow or grey pairs, which make up trend analysis expert Pantone’s colours of the year. Featuring a 3D stretch technology, the natural properties of merino wool mean your feet stay warm in winter, or remain cool in summer, maintaining temperature control.


If you’re a sleek and fashion forward trainers fan, PUMA have just announced their return into the running space, by launching five styles in 2021. As powerful new style campaigns go, PUMA’s is at the forefront. Their new range includes specially engineered designs for female runners including a brand new women’s trainer developed for the female foot. Overhauling their products and developing new technologies, the aim is to create an effortless run. Years of research and testing have gone into five new key styles, all featuring cutting-edge supercritical foam technology. These are: Deviate Nitro (£140), Deviate Elite (£160), Velocity Nitro (£105), Liberate Nitro (£90), and Eternity Nitro (£110). With max running responsiveness, the trainers combine cushioning, high tech design and bold colour ways. Which will perfectly align fitness and style - especially if you are an activewear afficionado. Whether you’re planning summer staycation outfits or are looking to debut chic casual styling, outdoor activewear delivers fashion and functionality. Between running, working out, having a coffee at the coast with friends Between running, working out, and walking the dog, dip into having a coffee at the coast with friends lightweight fabrics and on-trend textures. All set to enjoy our great and walking the dog, North East outdoors in style this dip into lightweight fabrics and on-trend textures. spring summer season.

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Splash WHITEWATERS IS A MULTI-AWARD WINNING, LUXURY, RESIDENTIAL POOL COMPANY WITH A REPUTATION FOR QUALITY, BASED IN SUNDERLAND.

Joanna Pope talks with Mick Guthrie, founder and Managing Director.

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y background is in industrial marketing rather than the trades, which surprises some people. In 2002 we established a hot tub showroom : it was a product that I was passionate about and I really enjoyed selling a product that people loved, rather than the industrial products that I was accustomed to. We set out to operate at the top end of the market, selling the best brands regardless of cost. The pool business was a natural diversification for us, and we applied the same ethos : best products, best service and reliability. At that time there was definitely a gap in the market locally, we would see pool companies from out of the area operating here, and nobody competing for the business. We started out with relatively small and simple projects, establishing a good track record and moving onto larger more complex work as the business developed. It is hugely satisfying, 18 years later to be now recognised as the go-to pool contractor on a national level. Whitewaters has a reputation for quality and a good reputation is the thing that keeps a business going. You’ve got to want to get it right if you’re going to be a long term concern like ours. The longevity of the company is something we’re proud of, not every company gets to their eighteenth birthday, especially in the construction industry WE SET OUT TO BE TOP END, where trading conditions can be selling the best and most expensive brands very tough. for the luxury side of the market. Our business model is quite

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unusual. We’re a small company of four people but we have a series of trusted key subcontractors: a plumbing company, electrical company, tiling company and so forth. This means that every element of the job is done by a specialist, we believe that gives you a better quality product. They’re all from the North East and they come with us on all our jobs, wherever we go in the UK. We’ve even taken them to a project in the South of France with us. It seems that more and more people are prepared to pay for quality. One night Gavin Brodin, the iconic Beverley Hills interior


designer, rang me from California to see if we would build a pool for a celebrity in Kensington. This was our first London job and the money being spent was gobsmacking. We thought it was a once in a lifetime thing. Then, the next year, another big job came up and then another. That Kensington job really elevated us to a different level, and into the top category of UK contractors who can deliver this type of work. At the highest end of the market everyone wants to push the envelope a little bit. As every client wants something new that’s particular to their pool, you’re constantly having to innovate and push the boundaries just that little bit further. Most people are especially interested in our work in John Caudwell’s Mayfair mansion. It is a good story because its reputedly Britain’s Most Expensive Home (Channel 4) and we’ve also just finished a really great pool with loads of exciting features in an ultra-contemporary hilltop glass and concrete house. It’s a massive, 25 metre, indoor pool set out like a competition pool with lane markers and bespoke starting blocks. There’s a pace setting system that uses a series of LED lights, running down the whole length of the pool, which you have to keep up with as they change colour. It comes with an app so you can set how fast to go, how quick your turn is and how long you need to stay underwater when you dive in. It gives you a visual indication of all of these things so it’s a fantastic gadget, brought in from the States, and it’s the first time it’s been used in the UK. At the moment we’re working on a number of projects, including

Our success at this year’s SPATA awards is something we’re celebrating. Over the years we’ve won awards in pretty much all categories but this year we completely cleaned up.

a stately home in North Yorkshire and One St John’s Wood, a world class residential development overlooking Lords cricket ground. Whitewaters are responsible for the high spec twenty metre pool which is part of the shared facilities for 112 luxury apartments. We often do a pool, spa, sauna and steam room together, as a whole wellness suite, and often there will be an adjoining gym as well. We won the SPATA* award for ‘Inground Residential Pools and Wellness’ this year, for an amazing, round, indoor cold plunge pool with a waterfall all around it. That type of cold therapy pool has never won an award at SPATA before. Our success at this year’s SPATA awards is something we’re celebrating. Over the years we’ve won awards in pretty much all categories but this year we completely cleaned up. We won three out of four ‘Indoor Residential Pool’ categories plus the ‘Residential Spa’ award and ‘Outstanding Pool of the Year’, (for John Caudwell’s pool) but what we’re really proud of is the ‘Pool Contractor of the Year’ award. That award started in 1986, nineteen companies have been awarded it and now we’re on that list. We’re the first company in the North to have won it and that’s an achievement that we’re really proud of.”

Above: Mick & Deborah Guthrie

*Swimming Pool and Allied Trade Association

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DISCOVER THE BRAND NEW LATER LIVING COMMUNITY,

Pegasus Jesmond Assembly

SITUATED IN THE LEAFY SUBURB OF JESMOND IN NEWCASTLE,

Pegasus Jesmond Assembly

is now welcoming prospective buyers to book a one-to-one appointment to view the brand new stunning collection of 63 elegant and contemporary later living apartments.

The homes and outstanding amenities are designed for independent living for people over 60.

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ward winning Newcastle architect FaulknerBrown has designed the exclusive collection of one and two bedroom apartments and duplexes to enhance the character of popular Eskdale Terrace and the wider Conservation Area, using modern forms influenced by traditional architecture. The new community is ideally located within easy reach of the city centre where some of the best restaurants, boutique shops, cafes, and many attractions are waiting to be enjoyed. Whilst the famous THE NEW COMMUNITY is ideally located Jesmond Dene, and Town Moor nearby, provides plenty of nature within easy reach of the city centre where some of and outdoor spaces to explore the best restaurants, boutique shops, cafes, and many at your leisure. Jesmond Metro, a mere three minute walk from attractions are waiting to be enjoyed.

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Jesmond Assembly, has connections to the city and beyond, making it easy to travel wherever takes your fancy. Stepping through the impressive entrance at Pegasus Jesmond Assembly, future homeowners and rental members will be greeted by a series of elegant and welcoming shared areas which offer a high-end experience taking its inspiration from the luxury hotel industry. An owners’ lounge and library, social kitchen and beautiful, landscaped terrace garden are available for both a tranquil space for relaxation or enhancing social bonds with neighbours, friends, and family. There is even a guest suite available for visitors for when you’re hosting. The new Jesmond Assembly community will also benefit from its own Lifehost, Kim, a concierge-style professional, who is onsite and will be on hand to manage day-to-day tasks for the building, take deliveries and bring people together for social events, leaving


ESKDALE TERRACE, JESMOND, NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE

homeowners and rental members free to enjoy their new lifestyle to the fullest. Pegasus is renowned for creating high quality later living homes. Each of the homes within this new community benefits from an open plan design to create spacious and light filled apartments. AT PEGASUS JESMOND ASSEMBLY, Modern and generous kitchens include fully integrated appliances providing flexibility and choice is at the core of and large worktops to provide an our ethos to ensure you can continue to live life on enjoyable cooking experience. Cosy yet spacious bedrooms your own terms. include built-in wardrobes to maximise storage with additional en-suites in the two bedroom apartments. Large bathrooms are luxurious in design with fully fitted tiles and the apartments will have either a bathtub or walk-in shower. Alongside the contemporary and stylish one and two bedroom

homes, there are eight additional duplexes, two of which have private outdoor spaces which offer stunning views across the city centre. At Pegasus Jesmond Assembly, providing flexibility and choice is at the core of our ethos to ensure you can continue to live life on your own terms. That is why all apartments are available to buy or rent. It’s all about choice. Prices at Pegasus Jesmond Assembly start at £300,000 or £1,450 pcm for a one bedroom home, and those who choose to rent have security to stay as long as they wish with the Lifestory Assured Tenancies. Those who decide to purchase have the added peace of mind of no exit fees. Furthermore, Pegasus is also offering a welcome incentive. If you move in by the 30th June 2021 you will take advantage of either 3 months’ rent free or 5 years’ service charge paid.* If you are dreaming of an exceptional later living experience, now is the chance to book a one-to-one appointment to view the brand new completed community and the apartment of your choice at Jesmond Assembly; your next chapter awaits you.

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GARDEN ROOMS

The Great Outdoors

INDOORS IN A FEW YEARS, A LARGE PROPORTION OF YOU READING THIS WILL PROBABLY LOOK BACK ON 2020 AND 2021 AND THINK…

’Did that really happen?’

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id we really queue in the rain outside the supermarket, forget what the inside of the local pub looked like, be unable to go to watch a game of football or rugby, have to cross the road when a stranger came toward us, not see anyone, not go anywhere? And not physically have to go to work and not have a clue what Zoom was. For many, our working life has changed dramatically since March 2020. Some of us will eventually return to the office, others won’t. Some have discovered that trailing from meeting to meeting can be done from the comfort of a cushioned chair in the kitchen, study or even the bedroom. One thing is for certain, we’ve been spending a lot more time at home. That has led to an unexpected bonus for one area of business. The manufacture, building and furnishing of garden rooms. A garden room used to be solely for the purpose of enjoying some sunshine when the rest of the house is in the shade, or sitting behind glass on a chilly day while enjoying the warmth of some spring sunshine, ONE THING IS FOR CERTAIN, WE’VE Or of course they can be a glorified BEEN SPENDING A LOT MORE TIME AT shed or lean-to which provides storage space, or protection from HOME. That has led to an unexpected bonus the rain when refusing to give up for one area of business… Garden Rooms on having a barbecue.

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However, Covid-19 has encouraged us to look at how we live, make the most of what we’ve got, see if we can adapt a few things and, in some cases, use the spare cash which has built up courtesy of cancelled holidays. Gone are the days when a garden room is purely for lounging around in. Gardens rooms are now being used as offices, art studios, workshops, fitness studios or just as a bolt hole from the house to find some peace and quiet in which to concentrate. Some are being used as a shop where customers can roll up to buy bread and cakes or some craftware from a business which perhaps has had to relocate from a precinct and is now forced to work from home. In a nutshell, garden rooms add extra space to your house. You can even live in it. And the choice of garden rooms is surprisingly large. You can buy one ‘off the shelf’ at a large DIY store or you can have one custom


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designed. It’s up to you how you specify the interior. You can either keep it simple and basically go for four walls, a roof and a door, or at the other end of the scale have central heating, full double glazing, thermal insulation, shower area, carpeting and a kitchen. Depending on planning regulations, (generally you can do whatever you fancy… within reason… but it’s worth checking, especially if you are installing mains electricity, gas, water and drainage) you can even go the DEPENDING ON PLANNING REGULATIONS, whole hog and make your garden room into what is, in effect, an (generally you can do whatever you fancy… extension of your house by making awithin reason… it into an extra bedroom like an annex or perhaps into a granny flat. Why not make it into a fully fitted office and free up space in your house. No matter what you decide to do, your new garden space… garden room… garden studio… will be safe, secure and probably a thoroughly enjoyable place in which to spend time relaxing or working or both. Are things a bit cramped in the house for the children… do they struggle to find space in which to play…are they too noisy. No problem… send them into the funky new garden play room. A lot of us aren’t keen gardeners so why not make the most of the outdoor space and turn part of it into a room that you can enjoy. It’ll give you more pleasure than just a few square metres of lawn or weed-strewn herbaceous border. Why not make your new garden room multi-purpose? Leave part of it as a storage area for outdoor furniture, cushions and parasol or even to keep your log burner’s wood dry.

but it’s worth checking…

If you live in a rural area, why not make your garden room blend in by making one or more of the walls into a vertical garden. They look amazing with small plants and moss tumbling down the sides. Remember, if you are installing electricity, you must ensure that the building is watertight and that everything is insulated. You will need to check whether your garden room needs foundations. It’s also worth checking what sort of maintenance is required although most will be constructed from either treated wood or some sort of PVC moulding. One thing is for certain, no matter what you use your garden for, it could open up a whole new way of life. Goodness knows what you’ll find in your room at the bottom of the garden.

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REGIONAL INVESTMENT

Spark PUTTING A

INTO NORTH EAST INDUSTRY

NINE YEARS FROM NOW, IF YOU DECIDE TO CHANGE YOUR CAR AND BUY ONE WHICH IS BRAND NEW,

it will be powered in some shape or form by electricity…

YOU WILL NO LONGER BE ALLOWED TO BUY A SHINY NEW CAR WHICH IS ONLY POWERED BY A PETROL OR DIESEL ENGINE.

If you are a lover of hybrid or plug in vehicles, you have a 15 year stay of execution; they’re banned from 2035.

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You may as well get used to the idea that, realistically, from 2030 onwards you will be heading to a showroom (or online) to organise the purchase of a car powered 100 per cent by battery power. Don’t panic. Despite the early concerns over how far you can travel in an electric car… range anxiety… the situation is improving. 250 miles on a single charge is now commonplace. By the time we get to 2030 you’ll probably be able to double that figure. The majority of mainstream car manufacturers already have at least one electrically powered car in their range. Dozens are in the pipeline. It’s worth mentioning that electric cars are great to drive, so don’t worry. They’re cheaper to service and there’s less to go wrong. And although this is all going to take a while to get used to, there are a couple of beneficiaries. The environment, as we ‘drive’ toward zero emissions to make our air cleaner. The North East. Why? Because we’ll need a vast number of lithium-ion batteries to power the cars and those batteries are to be produced in this region. Northumberland will be home to what is the UK’s first Gigasite. The battery manufacturing facility will be built in Blyth on a 95-hectare site previously occupied by Blyth power station. In terms of floor The battery manufacturing facility will be built area, the factory will be the fourth in BLYTH ON A 95-HECTARE SITE largest in the UK. The company behind this worldpreviously occupied by Blyth power station. leading venture is Britishvolt. The In terms of floor area, the factory will be the figures make impressive reading. Britishvolt’s investment will be in FOURTH LARGEST in the UK

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the region of £2.6bn, making it one of the UK’s largest ever industrial investments. It’s certainly the largest in the North East since Nissan arrived in 1984. The Sunderland plant is home to the Nissan LEAF which rates as one of the world’s top selling electric cars. The Gigaplant will directly create 3000 jobs and up to 5000 in the supply chain. Many of those supply chain jobs will be in the North East. Raw materials will be imported from outside Europe so the port area of Blyth will be busy. Components for the lithium batteries will be made on site, increasing the need for manufacturing jobs and parts supply. There will be a recycling plant catering for old batteries to be salvaged and re-used. Local logistics firms can expect to be busy. Britishvolt has announced a tie-up with Siemens who have several plants across the North East, many of which concentrate on power generation which will be a key factor in battery production. Construction of the plant will also allow huge opportunities for local suppliers.


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Building work gets underway in August / September 2021. The plant will be fully operational by the end of 2023 producing 300,000 lithium-ion batteries every year. The majority are destined for the UK automotive industry. Renewable energy will be used, including the potential to use hydro-electric power generated in Norway and transmitted 447 miles under the North Sea via the world’s longest inter-connector. Bearing in mind that European countries as well as other regions of the UK were chasing the prospect of securing the Gigaplant, this is great news for the North East of England. Britishvolt CEO, Orral Nadjari said “This is a tremendous moment for Britishvolt and UK industry. Blyth Bearing in mind that European countries as meets our exacting requirements well as other regions of the UK were chasing and could be tailor made. It’s on the doorstep of major transport the prospect of securing the Gigaplant, links, easily accessible renewable THIS IS GREAT NEWS FOR THE NORTH energy and the opportunity for a co-located supply chain, meets our EAST OF ENGLAND.

target to make our Gigafactory the world’s cleanest and greenest battery facility.” Another development is the appointment of ISG, one of the world’s biggest construction companies. Their CEO, Paul Cassell commented… “The Blyth construction phase will support thousands of jobs in the North East and create a wealth of training and upskilling opportunities for local communities. The legacy of this major investment will benefit the region for generations to come.” Oh… and it could be handy that the Britishvolt interim chairman, Peter Rolton, knows the North East really well. He’s a graduate of Northumbria University. The arrival of Britishvolt at Blyth is the latest news in what appears to be a trend. The North East is starting to see sizeable investment in business. Amazon for example has built two distribution centres in the region at Darlington and Bowburn near Durham creating over 3000 jobs. Nissan has confirmed the future of their Sunderland plant after Brexit concerns. The site will become Nissan’s European centre of operation and safeguards 7000 jobs at the plant and an estimated 20,000 in the support chain. The North East has been confirmed as the base for GE Renewable Energy who are building the World’s largest offshore wind farm off the East coast. Up to 200 jobs could be created in this expanding industry. We’re also seeing investment in research and the development of initiatives like Newcastle Science City and North East Technology Park. The Centre for Life is heavily involved in Covid-19 research and the effects of social distancing and of course our universities and hospitals are world-renowned for the work they do in combating the Coronavirus pandemic. This is fantastically positive news and shows why the North East really is a brilliant place to live, work and do business. Collection

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PAY for a DAY Supporting Marie Curie, Newcastle’s New Pay For A Day Campaign

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arie Curie is the UK’s leading end of life charity, providing frontline nursing and hospice care. Supporting people with all aspects of dying, death, and bereavement, they have nine hospices in total, writes Helen Wilson-Beevers. Our local Marie Cure hospice is located in Elswick, Newcastle, where specialist care is given to people living with terminal illness and their loved ones. With services spanning across outpatient help to in-patient care, facilities for families and critical emotional provision, Marie Curie Newcastle also offer practical information and guidance too, as well as their free bereavement support line. While we are seeing light at the end of the tunnel with lockdown thanks to vaccinations and case numbers coming down, the hugely tough circumstances surrounding Covid are undoubtedly ongoing. And charitable organisations are seeing first-hand the enormous toll it has all taken. From a continuous and everincreasing need for vital services, to maintaining fundraising momentum, and caring for our community. Chair of the Newcastle To find out more, discuss the initiative further and to Development Board, Adam ensure your support is matched, please do contact:   Serfontein, explains, “Almost one year since the world was gripped Kelly Knighting-Wykes, 0191 219 1241 or by the coronavirus, we’re still living email kelly.knighting-wykes@mariecurie.org.uk through the many challenges the pandemic has brought us.” He continues, “Looking ahead, the need for Marie Curie’s services has never been greater. For our hospice, situated in the heart of Newcastle, the impact of the pandemic was immeasurable and yet throughout, the team have continued to be there offering care and support to people and their families at the end of their lives.” While fundraising events have been dramatically affected by the pandemic, Marie Cure Newcastle have had to think of other ways to rally support. Step forward, their brand new, Pay For A Day campaign. This is a powerful initiative, in which Marie Curie hope supporters will enable them to raise enough money to fund as many days care as possible for the hospice in Elswick. Backed up by the kindness of the Pears Foundation, they will generously match any days Marie Curie are able to fund*. As

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Adam highlights and emphasises this incredible gesture, “So we are urging people throughout the community to help us maximise this opportunity and make their support for our Newcastle  Hospice go even further, helping people and their loved ones when they need us most.” He adds, “We are proud that so many people choose to generously support Marie Curie and our work. Our dedicated hospice team provide care and support to people living with any terminal illness and their loved ones. Our inpatient unit provides the reassurance of around the clock expert care, and a comfortable and safe environment for people to either access respite care or to choose to spend their final days with us and our outpatient services enable people to access specialist clinics and support services, including illness specific clinics and support for carers.”   By supporting the Marie Curie Pay for a Day Campaign, you can contribute either personally, as part of a group, charitable trust, or even present a corporate gift. With these funds raised, you will be helping Marie Curie provide vital care and support to people living with a terminal illness and their families. At a moment they need care and community kindness the most. With times tough for everyone, however much you are able to spare, your contribution would mean the world to this crucially important local North East charity.   *up to the value of £500,000 and until 30 November 2021


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San Stephanos Bay

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STAYCATION

Not so far from HOME

Newlands Lodges

With breath taking countryside, empty beaches and bustling market towns

THE NORTH EAST HAS PLENTY TO OFFER

Joanna Pope looks at what makes this the perfect place for a staycation.

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ith a National Park full of rugged upland scenery, the World Heritage Site of Hadrian’s Wall and 350 miles of cycle routes to explore, taking to your bike is a great way to discover the beautiful Northumberland countryside. The unique Kielder Water & Forest Park in particular has cycle and walking trails for all abilities as well as an outdoor sculpture park, water sports and even its own astronomical observatory to peer into a star-filled sky that’s mercifully free of light pollution. For the perfect place to relax after a hard day, or night, stay at the Arguably, carefully designed Newlands Lodges in the heart of THE BEST BEACH IN NORTHUMBERLAND Northumberland. Strong on is at Bamburgh, comfort and luxury, and nestled in peaceful woodland, spend the where the empty sands and pounding waves evening unwinding in the hot tub make it perfect for walkers and surfers alike. before retreating to your superking sized bed. Wake up refreshed and ready to enjoy the quirky shops of Corbridge, picturesque Blanchland or the 40 miles of unspoilt coastline. Any trip to Northumberland’s Heritage Coast should start at Lindisfarne, also known as Holy Island, and just getting there is an adventure. To reach this cradle of Christianity, you have to cross a tidal causeway, so it is imperative to check the tide times first, but among the rewards for the intrepid are the island’s twelfth century Newlands Lodges priory and sixteenth century castle.

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In 1901 Edward Hudson (owner of Country Life magazine) bought the Tudor castle, then commissioned architect Edward Lutyens and garden designer Gertrude Jekyll to convert it into a comfortable holiday home. Those wishing to follow in Hudson’s footsteps should take a look at the National Trust’s St Oswald’s Cottage, also designed by Lutyens, which overlooks both the castle and the photogenic harbour. Arguably, the best beach in Northumberland is at Bamburgh, where the empty sands and pounding waves make it perfect for walkers and surfers alike. Behind the dunes, is the imposing Bamburgh Castle, which has stood here proudly for over 1,400 years. A short journey from Bamburgh takes you to charming seaside villages such as Seahouses with its picture-postcard harbour. From here, lovers of wildlife can take a boat to the Farne Islands to see seals, puffins, dolphins, porpoises and even whales. Tours take place daily during the summer (weather permitting) but the best


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time to see breeding seabirds is from mid-April to the end of July. Or visit Low Newton with its open ended square of whitewashed cottages just yards from the pristine beach. At the heart of the village is The Joiners Arms, a stylish and dog-friendly inn with luxury rooms and superb food. Those wanting a romantic night away must book the inn’s shepherd’s hut, which boasts a private garden, a wooden hot tub and oodles of style. Yet another charming fishing village is Craster, famous for its kippers. Pick up a bag of the freshly-cured delights from Robson & Sons and enjoy them while watching the boats bobbing against the harbour’s stone quay. From Craster, walk either north along the clifftops to the magnificent ruins of Dunstanburgh Castle, or south to Boulmer, where you can eat at the uber-stylish, family-run Fishing Boat Inn. The perfect base to explore Northumberland’s Heritage Coastline is the pretty market town of Alnwick, home of the Duke of Northumberland, Hardy’s fishing rods and the extraordinary Barter Books. Housed in the old Victorian station this is one of Europe’s largest second-hand bookstores and the wellspring of the “Keep Calm & Carry On” phenomenon. After meandering through Alnwick’s cobbled streets, head to The Cookie Jar, a former convent near the castle which has been converted into a beautiful, boutique hotel. Enjoy a drink in the lovely walled garden or lie in your THE PERFECT BASE TO EXPLORE roll-top bath reading your carefully Northumberland’s Heritage Coastline chosen tome - the perfect place to end a perfect day. is the pretty market town of Alnwick…

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NEWLANDS LODGES www.newlandslodges.co.uk

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2020 was a year that no one could have predicted, and despite the ongoing situation causing a wave of economic instability throughout the world, the average price of a home in the UK rose by 6% last year. Rishi Sunak’s temporary stamp duty holiday has been the major defining factor in the buoyancy of the market. This, combined with the fact that a huge amount of us have felt an impact from a year of homeworking (and home-schooling), which has led to many people re-evaluating their current living situations and housing requirements. There is also a third factor, which is the fact that, fortunately, in many instances, some clients and families have been able to afford to purchase a new home because they have saved a large amount of their disposable income whilst working from home. We have also seen an increased demand from buyers who are wanting to re-locate back to their native North East because families are revaluating lifestyle and family dynamic and need for family support.

GREG MCCARTHY REGIONAL VALUER

Here at Sanderson Young, I am proud of us as a team in that we have continued to work well under the immense pressure of this past year and we as a company have found some positive aspects to the lockdown. If nothing else, this new period of lockdown has shown us that it is viable to conduct many of our normal processes in a different manner and, although we still face some challenges, we have also found many successful and alternative ways of conducting our everyday business. For example, we have been offering virtual valuations and viewings, which have proved very popular.

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Glenbrae Jesmond Park West Jesmond Glenbrae provides a stunning, luxury mansion house with gardens backing on to the conservation area of Jesmond Dene. This very unique and impressive property has been extensively rebuilt, renovated and refurbished to an extremely high standard with international suppliers, state of the art fittings, beautiful lighting and sound system, as well as intelligent wiring. Glenbrae occupies a magnificent garden site with a gated entrance, private courtyard providing extensive parking and a large double plus garage; the private gardens to the rear of the house are laid out with open lawned areas and steps leading to the lower garden adjacent to Jesmond Dene.

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Danemead Melbury Road, Jesmond Park West Jesmond This magnificent property provides one of the most outstanding, luxurious and beautifully fitted, bespoke family homes within the whole of Newcastle. The house occupies a prime corner plot in the heart of a very sought after residential area and has been refurbished to an exceptionally high standard. The refurbishment and rebuilding of many parts of the house have been personally overseen by the current owners, who have an international reputation for creating stunning interior design. Danemead has many unique features, rarely seen in the North of England, both in its presentation of wall finishes and fabrics as well as lighting and design. The exterior of the property is intricately planned to make the maximum use of the light and open spaces.

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Ashbourne Jesmond Dene Road, Jesmond

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Glenariff is an impressive five/six bedroom detached home, in a much sought after street close to Jesmond Dene, rebuilt and re-modelled by the current owner in recent years. This fabulous family home has a contemporary, high specification finish with quality kitchen and bathroom fittings.

Price Guide: Price On Application

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Price Guide: Offers over £995,000

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A truly magnificent, individually designed, detached house in a prime location overlooking Havannah Nature Reserve and surrounding countryside. The bespoke, self build, family home has been finished to a high specification and occupies a generous, private garden site of circa 0.28 acres.

Price Guide: £1.1 Million

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Lumley Way Great Park, Gosforth

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Price Guide: Offers in excess of £675,000

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Montagu Court Gosforth

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Price Guide: £550,000

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This is a fantastic opportunity to acquire a detached ‘Dormer’ bungalow, situated within the grounds of Falling Water in the prestigious Jesmond Park West. The property offers the buyer the potential to place their own stamp in this wonderful location and has lapsed planning permission from 2007.

Price Guide: Offers in excess of £450,000

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This well presented, detached family home is situated on a half acre plot and benefits from impressive, extended living space with an open plan kitchen/diner and a garden room. The property has generous, private and secluded gardens and off street parking for multiple vehicles.

Price Guide: Offers in excess of £395,000

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An impressive apartment occupying a lovely westerly position on the ground floor, within the much sought after Kenton Lodge development. The well proportioned apartment has been newly carpeted throughout (July 2020) and benefits from a private patio terrace overlooking the communal gardens.

Price Guide: £350,000

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Beechcroft Kenton Road, Gosforth Super stylish and fully refurbished penthouse apartment offering panoramic views of the city with modern open plan living, a sun terrace, private garage and an allocated parking space. This extremely well appointed property has undergone a complete, high specification modernisation.

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Kenton Lodge Kenton Road, Gosforth A beautifully appointed retirement apartment with a lovely feature bay window in the sitting room overlooking the central courtyard. The first floor property has attractive westerly aspect sash windows and is accessed via a stunning period staircase or a lift which is close by.

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URBAN PROPERTIES URGENTLY WANTED FOR WAITING BUYERS

SEATON BURN HOUSE

ADDERSTONE CRESCENT

WHITE OAKS

SEATON BURN, NEWCASTLE

JESMOND

WOOLSINGTON

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OFFERS OVER £995,000

FURZEFIELD ROAD

PRINCESS MARY COURT

ADELINE GARDENS

GOSFORTH

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PRICE ON APPLICATION

OFFERS OVER £795,000

CARLTON TERRACE

GROVE PARK SQUARE

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JESMOND

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LOOKING TO SELL YOUR URBAN PROPERTY?

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CONFIDENTIAL PROPERTY SALES

A rare! THING Indeed Sssshhh… SOLD

Darras Hall Exclusive Mansion - £5.25 Million

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Tyne Valley Country Estate - £5 Million

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Northumberland Executive Home - £6 Million

Over 20% of our sales are sold

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A year to remember! The Ponteland branch of Sanderson Young has had an exceptionally busy year, with strong sales figures of over 100% up on 2019 in Ponteland Village, Darras Hall and the Tyne Valley.

PENNY WRIGHT VALUATION MANAGER

Following the initial Covid-19 lockdown, there was great pent-up demand in all areas and price points. This demand continued throughout 2020 and we are seeing evidence already this Spring of similar activity. The various lockdowns have given people space and time to think about how they either wanted or could live differently, with the realisation of being able to work from home and the importance of outside space. This then translated into unprecedented activity and viewings, particularly in rural villages in and around Ponteland and in Darras Hall, where many of the properties sold received multiple offers. Darras Hall has remained popular, with significant movement from city suburbs into Ponteland, with the focus from families being the excellent schools, leisure facilities and cafe culture the village offers. The houses in Darras Hall offer space, generous private gardens of a minimum quarter acre and often development potential for growing families, and we are seeing this interest grow already this year. The rural villages and Tyne Valley increased in popularity last year, with fabulous sales of traditional barn conversions and equestrian properties. We anticipate demand to strengthen in these areas moving into 2021 and beyond. With the extension of the Stamp Duty holiday and Government assistance for first time buyers, I believe we will see interest continue for the remainder of 2021 and our team in Ponteland look forward to another exciting year of sales!

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Uplands Newcastle Road Corbridge Uplands is a stunning detached house, significantly remodelled, extended and rebuilt to a very high standard, providing a fine family home with accommodation in excess of 11,000 sq ft including a magnificent leisure wing with pool, an impressive kitchen/family/breakfasting room and a superb entertainment area accommodating a games room, drinks bar and relaxation area/lounge. The property occupies a fabulous garden site extending to circa 1 acre with lawned areas, well stocked borders, stone flagged terraces and pathways, fabulous lighting and balustrades, and kitchen garden with outbuilding, greenhouses and storage areas. To the front of the house is a semi circular driveway with parking for a number of cars, a courtyard and a small coppice.

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Kingsway Lodge Kingsway, Off Runnymede Road Darras Hall, Ponteland Kingsway Lodge was purchased by the current owner in 2004 when the magnificent site of circa 1 acre was superbly redeveloped to create this stunning family home. The highly impressive property has extensive accommodation including a superb leisure wing with swimming pool, Jacuzzi and spa overlooking the gardens. This luxury home has the seclusion of a fabulous mansion with an electrically operated gate leading to the large circular courtyard and drive with its central water feature; the driveway is surrounded by lovely landscaped lawned gardens and a meadow of mature trees and shrubs. Kingsway Lodge is located just off the much sought after lower section of Runnymede Road, a short walk into Ponteland Village.

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Quarry House Rudchester, Heddon on the Wall

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Price Guide: £1 Million

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Oak Lodge is a bespoke, detached family home, one of five properties located in a private estate designed by award winning architects. Offering an innovative, split level design with walls of glass to maximise views and light, this ultra modern house has stunning features and a luxurious feel.

Price Guide: £1.595 Million

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Western Way Darras Hall, Ponteland

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A magnificent, architect designed, detached family home, built in 2011, with over 7500sq ft of accommodation over three floors. The current owners have redesigned the ground floor, creating an impressive family kitchen and versatile reception rooms opening to a superb outside entertaining area.

Price Guide: £1.3995

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The Old Barn Milbourne, Nr Ponteland

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The Old Barn is a beautiful country house enjoying fabulous open views and conveniently located only 4 miles from Ponteland and Newcastle International Airport, and 11 miles from Newcastle City Centre. This magnificent property has mature grounds and grazing paddocks extending to 4.5 acres.

Price Guide: £1.25 Million

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This highly impressive, detached, luxurious property occupies a beautiful garden plot in the heart of this most popular residential street. The extensive accommodation includes a newly created, beautifully presented kitchen and a large entertainment area with superb fireplace and media wall.

Price Guide: Offers in excess of £1.195 Million

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This immaculately presented, detached stone built family home is ideally situated within the picturesque hamlet of Dalton. This beautiful property benefits from grounds extending to 1.362 acres including a large paddock with grazing area, stables and delightful rural views.

Price Guide: £925,000

Ashleigh Sundin ashleigh.sundin@sandersonyoung.co.uk

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Fenwick Towers Farmhouse, Fenwick

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Price Guide: £895,000

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North Wing Hindley Hall, Stocksfield

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North Wing is a beautiful and unique family home with generous accommodation set over three floors. This impressive, stone built, period country house is well presented with lovely features including high ceilings, wood floors, timber double glazed windows, wood burning stove and an AGA.

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The Old Stables Twizell, Ponteland

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The Old Stables is a fabulous Grade II listed stone detached house, converted from the original 18th century Hayloft, in this attractive farm steading of four individual dwellings. The family home occupies a beautiful garden site of circa 0.34 acres, with open views over surrounding countryside.

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A well presented and stylish, detached house located towards the northern edge of Jameson Fields, with lovely open views to the fields at the front and woodland to the rear. The west facing rear garden has been professionally landscaped for easy maintenance with a fabulous paved terrace.

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Rosewood Drive Jameson Fields, Ponteland

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RURAL PROPERTIES URGENTLY WANTED FOR WAITING BUYERS

RUNNYMEDE MANSION

EDGE HILL

RAVENSTONE

RUNNYMEDE ROAD, DARRAS HALL

DARRAS HALL

LADYCUTTER LANE, CORBRIDGE

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£1.5 MILLION

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WILLOUGHBY HOUSE

DARRAS ROAD

THE RED HOUSE

WALLED GARDEN, MATFEN

DARRAS HALL

APPERLEY ROAD, STOCKSFIELD

STC

£1.75 MILLION

£1.2 MILLION

PRICE ON APPLICATION

RUNNYMEDE ROAD

ORCHARD VALE

NURSERY HOUSE

DARRAS HALL

CORBRIDGE

WYLAM

£1.495 MILLION

£1.995 MILLION

£795,000

PLEASE CONTACT THE PROPERTY EXPERTS TODAY AT OUR RARE! OFFICE FOR A FREE, NO OBLIGATION VALUATION/APPRAISAL.

T: 0191 223 3500

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IT’S THE STRONGEST HOUSING MARKET FOR SELLERS IN A DECADE…

LOOKING TO SELL YOUR RURAL PROPERTY?

Now’s the TIME… WE HAVE A SURGING LEVEL OF DEMAND FOR RURAL PROPERTIES SPEAK TO ONE OF OUR EXPERT VALUERS & ARRANGE YOUR FREE VALUATION NOW

CALL OUR PONTELAND OFFICE NOW ON 01661 823 951 | WWW.SANDERSONYOUNG.CO.UK

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exclusive independent agency

Why Coquet Cottages? We are a local, family-run agency with an excellent reputation for customer service and client support. Whether you are looking to invest, have a property ready to let or you are looking to improve your revenue, get in touch to see how we can help. 01665 710 700 info@coquetcottages.co.uk


SY HOMES

NORTHUMBERLAND & REGIONAL

Northumberland is a county which offers spectacular rural landscapes, met by some of the most rugged and charming stretches of coastline in the country. Traditional seaside towns and quaint fishing villages are interspersed by rocky cliffs and windswept beaches, set against the stunning backdrop of historic castles, rolling hills and evocative sites of history and legend. The beauty of rural Northumberland and its heritage coastline has always been considered one of Britain’s best kept secrets, although now it is certainly safe to say that the secret is out! Our stunning region has continued to see exceptional growth in popularity for those looking to take their lifestyle to more rural and coastal climes. Northumberland has proved to be a superb destination for those looking for a permanent base or second home, whilst many of us have seen the benefits of investing in holidaying in the UK as the ‘British staycation’ will prove popular for some time to come.

HEATHER ARMSTRONG REGIONAL VALUER

We have seen growth in these areas year on year, with high levels of interest being centred around the region’s coastal villages. Locations such as Beadnell, with its protected waters and stunning beach, have taken centre stage when considering buyer demand, and we have significant numbers of proceedable buyers waiting for homes to come to the market. Demand also outstrips supply for homes in our historic towns and rural villages, drawing in retirees and families alike, in search of new beginnings and a change of pace.

heather.armstrong@sandersonyoung.co.uk www.sandersonyoung.co.uk

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Glanton Pyke Glanton, Alnwick Northumberland Glanton Pyke, dating back to the mid 1700’s, represents one of the finest houses in Northumberland and has been extensively restored by the current owners. This truly magnificent Grade II Listed Georgian country house has beautiful period features, well proportioned reception rooms, areas for less formal entertaining, an office suite and a self contained two bedroom guest flat; there is also a pretty two bedroom cottage. Located close to the Northumberland National Park, only 9 miles from Alnwick, Glanton Pyke has stunning views and circa 18 acres of grounds which include formal gardens, paddocks, parkland and woodland; an attractive courtyard and outbuildings provide a stable block with associated stores and garages.

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Thornbrae Alnmouth Road, Alnwick Thornbrae offers a fabulous, unique lifestyle opportunity as a portfolio of luxury holiday homes in the centre of Alnwick in grounds of circa 1 acre. The portfolio comprises a large 4 bedroom period detached house, the original lodge house, a mews house and an annexe apartment.

Price Guide: £2.1 Million

Gillian Greaves gillian.greaves@sandersonyoung.co.uk

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Beamish Park Gardens Beamish, County Durham

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Beamish Park Gardens is a magnificent country home, developed by the owners and their architects from a former bath house and gardener’s cottage. The property sits within its walled gardens and is offered with the opportunity of a separate building plot which can be developed at a later stage.

Price Guide: £1.75 Million

Ashleigh Sundin ashleigh.sundin@sandersonyoung.co.uk

www.sandersonyoung.co.uk

rare! Office: 0191 223 3500


Pine House Park Drive, Hepscott Park, Morpeth

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Pine House provides an outstanding detached luxury home, set in mature grounds extending to 1.15 acres. The property represents one of the finest properties available within its area and has impressive individual features, a leisure suite and lovely views over surrounding countryside.

Price Guide: £1.55 Million

Ashleigh Sundin ashleigh.sundin@sandersonyoung.co.uk

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Bath Terrace Tynemouth Tynemouth’s ultimate development opportunity! 15 & 16 Bath Terrace represent 2 detached houses with enviable views in this most desired historical Georgian street within the heart of Tynemouth. Early discussions have been had with the planning department to discuss demolition and redevelopment.

Price Guide: £1.5 Million

Ashleigh Sundin ashleigh.sundin@sandersonyoung.co.uk

www.sandersonyoung.co.uk

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Flinton Hill Farmhouse Chester Road, Sunderland

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This charming, mid 1800’s detached house has versatile accommodation and enjoys a unique, elevated location with magnificent views. The grounds extend to circa 13 acres including 11 acres of paddocks and a range of outbuildings converted into stable accommodation let out on a DIY livery basis.

Price Guide: Price on Application

Ashleigh Sundin ashleigh.sundin@sandersonyoung.co.uk

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Stable Green Cottage Stable Green, Mitford, Morpeth

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Nestled within the heart of this historic village, Stable Green Cottage is a detached family house with wonderful views of the river Wansbeck. Surrounded by a well kept pretty garden with a treehouse and hot tub, the property is located only 2 miles from the market town of Morpeth.

Price Guide: £1.1 Million

Ashleigh Sundin ashleigh.sundin@sandersonyoung.co.uk

www.sandersonyoung.co.uk

rare! Office: 0191 223 3500


Riversdale Dipwood Road, Rowlands Gill

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Riversdale is a stylish, fully modernised and extended semi detached family home, built in the 1800s. The property has uninterrupted views, extensive grounds of circa 12 acres with direct access to the River Derwent and private fishing rights, and an old coach house in need of renovation.

Price Guide: Offers in excess of £995,000

Harry Young harry.young@sandersonyoung.co.uk

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Catchburn Farm Morpeth

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Set back from the southern approach into Morpeth is this recently refurbished, beautiful stone detached house standing in magnificent gardens with an electric gated entrance. This former farmhouse has been fully modernised to a very high standard and very tastefully upgraded to a luxury home.

Price Guide: £999,950

Ashleigh Sundin ashleigh.sundin@sandersonyoung.co.uk

www.sandersonyoung.co.uk

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Green Batt House Green Batt, Alnwick

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Green Batt House is a superb opportunity to purchase a substantial, imposing Grade II Listed Georgian home, with a Coach House addition and a separate 2 bedroom detached bungalow, within a fabulous, mature walled garden site of circa 1/3 acre. This beautiful home is just a short walk from the heart of this historic market town.

Price Guide: £975,000

Gillian Greaves gillian.greaves@sandersonyoung.co.uk

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Plots 1 & 2 Station Road, Warkworth

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Plots 1 & 2 Station Road represent 2 newly constructed detached homes, with building work due to commence circa May 2021, located on the edge of this picturesque coastal village. Each of these substantial properties has accommodation over 2 levels, a site of circa 0.16 acres, a double garage and lovely views across adjoining countryside.

Price Guide: £820,000 per property

Gillian Greaves gillian.greaves@sandersonyoung.co.uk

www.sandersonyoung.co.uk

Alnwick Office: 01665 600 170

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East Holm Westoe Village, South Shields

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This substantial, period, semi detached property is ideally situated within Westoe Village Conservation Area. This stylish family home boasts close to 4000 sq ft of internal living space with an abundance of period charm and has undergone a series of modernisations by the current owners.

Price Guide: Offers in excess of £800,000

Ashleigh Sundin ashleigh.sundin@sandersonyoung.co.uk

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Firfield House Plot 3, Ashford Grove, Mitford, Morpeth

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Firfield House occupies a prime plot of 0.350 acres with delightful rear gardens. This spacious home has been designed to meet the needs of contemporary living with light and airy open plan living/family places. The opportunity exists to tailor Firfield House to the client’s specification.

Price Guide: £950,000

Ashleigh Sundin ashleigh.sundin@sandersonyoung.co.uk

www.sandersonyoung.co.uk

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Haining Bank Strathmore Road, Rowlands Gill

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Haining Bank, built mid to late 1800’s, is a delightful, detached family home, extended to provide generous accommodation. This impressive period property is priced to reflect the need for modernisation and has an integral workshop which could be converted into a home office/studio.

Price Guide: Offers in excess of £585,000

Julie Summerbell julie.summerbell@sandersonyoung.co.uk

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Plot 3 Tantallon Grove, Nedderton, Nr Morpeth

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Plot 3, Tantallon Grove provides an outstanding detached family home set back in a small cul de sac of six luxury new build homes. This exclusive development of fabulous, contemporary houses is located in the quiet village of Nedderton which has easy access to Morpeth/A1.

Price Guide: £535,000

Julie Summerbell julie.summerbell@sandersonyoung.co.uk

www.sandersonyoung.co.uk

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Lawson Villas John Dobson Drive, Longhirst, Morpeth

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This stylish end terrace house is located in a private gated development amongst extensive grounds, only 3 miles from Morpeth and 7 miles from the spectacular Northumberland coastline. The property is presented to an immaculate standard and has wonderful west facing landscaped gardens.

Price Guide: £460,000

Julie Summerbell julie.summerbell@sandersonyoung.co.uk

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Spindlestone House & Spindlestone Cottage Spindlestone, Belford

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Spindlestone House is a substantial, period detached property enjoying a fabulous idyllic position, just two miles inland from Bamburgh. Spindlestone Cottage is a charming stone built detached cottage with gardens.

Price Guide: House: Offers over £650,000 | Cottage: Offers over £240,000

Alison Oxley alison.oxley@sandersonyoung.co.uk

www.sandersonyoung.co.uk

Alnwick Office: 01665 600 170

Dunelm The Wynd, Amble

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Fabulous detached house within a mature, private garden site off The Wynd towards the edge of this popular harbour town. The property offers spacious, attractively presented accommodation, refurbished and remodelled to a high standard, ideal as a main home/second home/holiday let investment.

Price Guide: £499,950 www.sandersonyoung.co.uk

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Knights Road Warkworth

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Beautifully presented, detached property occupying a generous corner garden site on this popular development. This lovely home offers well proportioned family living, finished to a high standard, with ample driveway parking, double detached garage and views to the marina and sea in the distance.

Price Guide: £425,000

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Substantial, double fronted, stone built terraced home, built circa 1830, enjoying a central position within the heart of the bustling market town of Alnwick. This property offers town living at its best, with spacious accommodation, generous mature gardens, a garage and ample parking.

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Clive Terrace Alnwick

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Hazelnuthouse Garden Terrace, Edlingham

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Charming, stone built terraced cottage occupying a lovely elevated position in the pretty hamlet of Edlingham. This traditional home offers all the character and ambience one would expect from a property of this age and style, with superb views to the surrounding hills and countryside.

Price Guide: £249,950

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Holmlea Victoria Terrace, Alnwick

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A rare opportunity to purchase this stone built, semi detached home, offering characterful accommodation, including an inglenook and period cast iron fireplaces. Holmlea benefits from mature gardens, secure off street parking and easy access to all local amenities as well as transport links.

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COASTAL PROPERTIES URGENTLY WANTED FOR WAITING BUYERS

CHEVIOT HOUSE

CASTLE DRIVE

LONGBEACH

MIZEN COURT, BAMBURGH

SEAHOUSES

BEADNELL

OFFERS OVER £775,000

OFFERS OVER £265,000

OFFERS OVER £355,000

NORTHUMBERLAND STREET

GREENS PARK

PEAR TREE

ALNMOUTH

WARKWORTH

ORCHARD APARTMENTS, BEADNELL

OFFERS OVER £245,000

£297,000

£179,000

NORWELL BROW

GLEBE COTTAGE

GORDON VILLAS

EMBLETON

TUGHALL STEADS, CHATHILL

AMBLE

£495,000

£295,000

OFFERS OVER £295,000

PLEASE CONTACT THE PROPERTY EXPERTS TODAY AT OUR ALNWICK OFFICE FOR A FREE, NO OBLIGATION VALUATION/APPRAISAL.

T: 01665 600 170

E: ALNWICK@SANDERSONYOUNG.CO.UK | WWW.SANDERSONYOUNG.CO.UK

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IT’S THE STRONGEST HOUSING MARKET FOR SELLERS IN A DECADE…

LOOKING TO SELL YOUR COASTAL PROPERTY?

Now’s the TIME… WE HAVE A SURGING LEVEL OF DEMAND FOR COASTAL PROPERTIES SPEAK TO ONE OF OUR EXPERT VALUERS & ARRANGE YOUR FREE VALUATION NOW

CALL OUR ALNWICK OFFICE NOW ON 01665 600 170 | WWW.SANDERSONYOUNG.CO.UK

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REGIONAL LETTINGS

The last six months have certainly been a surprise in terms of market activity, with demand for accommodation at unprecedented levels throughout the region, across varying house styles and budgets. The first lockdown in March 2020 created significant pent-up demand for renters right across the North East. We’ve successfully adapted our working practices to accommodate such demand with online viewings, remotely processing tenancy paperwork and working within government guidelines regarding property visits and move-ins. Our property management department has also been extremely busy, where we have seen a drastic increase in our fully managed portfolio, due to the peace of mind and professional assistance we offer our landlords. We have kept abreast of new legislation surrounding all essential home safety aspects. It is essential that the regulation surrounding our industry is in place to protect tenants, whilst bringing properties to higher standards and in turn attaining higher rental values for our landlords.

GAIL MCLEAN REGIONAL LETTINGS MANAGER

As we all look forward with positivity as the country starts to ease restrictions, we anticipate a buoyant year mirroring the success of a strong lettings market in 2020. We only hope that new landlords can be as excited as we are, and look forward to navigating them safely through the sea of legislation attracting premium rental figures. We have many waiting professional tenants eagerly seeking rental accommodation in all areas with very healthy budgets, with family homes in the suburbs attracting upwards of £2950pcm and stylish apartments attracting over £1800pcm.

gail.mclean@sandersonyoung.co.uk www.sandersonyoung.co.uk

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I WOULD BE DELIGHTED TO HEAR FROM ANY POTENTIAL LANDLORDS ON 0191 223 3510 OR VIA GAIL.MCLEAN@SANDERSONYOUNG.CO.UK, WHERE I WOULD BE HAPPY TO OFFER A FREE RENTAL APPRAISAL.


Falcon Terrace Wylam

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This outstanding, stone built mid terrace, in the heart of Wylam, is surrounded by some of Northumberland’s most picturesque countryside, well positioned for commuting into Newcastle by road/rail. The property is presented to an extremely high standard with contemporary fixtures and fittings.

Price Guide: £1450 PCM

Gail McLean gail.mclean@sandersonyoung.co.uk

www.sandersonyoung.co.uk

Regional Lettings Office: 0191 223 3510

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The Poplars Gosforth

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Stunning five bedroom mid terrace family home situated within a desirable Gosforth location. The property is placed over three floors and retains many period features. The location itself is ideal for all local amenities on Gosforth High Street as well as high quality schooling.

Price Guide: £2,000 PCM

Gail McLean gail.mclean@sandersonyoung.co.uk

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Grove Park Oval Gosforth

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A fabulous two bedroom penthouse apartment, with an impressive private south west facing sun terrace, with fabulous views across Gosforth. The property has been fitted with new carpets throughout, new flooring to the kitchen, redecorated and Astro turf fitted to the sun terrace.

Price Guide: £1,800 PCM

Gail McLean gail.mclean@sandersonyoung.co.uk

www.sandersonyoung.co.uk

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Grove Park Crescent Gosforth

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Superb four bedroom, end terrace townhouse well positioned toward the edge of Grove Park, with a driveway for off street parking and private garden. Grove Park is a very attractive development and offers pedestrian access to Gosforth High Street and South Gosforth Metro Station.

Price Guide: £1,600 PCM

Gail McLean gail.mclean@sandersonyoung.co.uk

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The Plateau Smiths Dock, North Shields

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We are delighted to offer to the rentals market this outstanding four bedroom townhouse at Smiths Dock in North Shields. With stunning river views and contemporary interior finish this truly needs to be viewed to appreciate the accommodation on offer.

Price Guide: £1,300 PCM

Gail McLean gail.mclean@sandersonyoung.co.uk

www.sandersonyoung.co.uk

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St Anns Quay Newcastle Quayside

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A wonderful two double bedroom apartment with stunning river views. The accommodation is modern throughout with a sit out balcony with views overlooking the River Tyne and quayside. The location itself is perfect for quayside living and ease of access into the city centre.

Price Guide: £950 PCM

Gail McLean gail.mclean@sandersonyoung.co.uk

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LOOKING TO RENT OUT YOUR PROPERTY?

Landlords … WE HAVE PROFESSIONAL TENANTS WAITING IN ALL AREAS & OFFER A FULLY MANAGED SERVICE OR A TENANT FIND SERVICE TO SUIT YOUR REQUIREMENTS. SPEAK TO ONE OF OUR EXPERT ADVISORS & ARRANGE A FREE RENTAL APPRAISAL

Call us now on 0191 223 3510 or email gail.mclean@sandersonyoung.co.uk

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Newlands Road Jesmond

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Sanderson Young residential lettings are delighted to bring to the lettings market this well appointed two bedroom ground floor apartment which is offered furnished. The property is ideally located for local amenities in Jesmond as well as excellent road links.

Price Guide: £895 PCM www.sandersonyoung.co.uk

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A spacious two bedroom apartment situated in the exclusive development that is Greystoke Park in Gosforth. The location itself is perfect for all the local amenities on Gosforth High Street as well as excellent road links into Newcastle city centre and surrounding suburbs.

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Greystoke Park Gosforth

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Lesley Court Gosforth

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This modern, three storey terraced house offers spacious and versatile accommodation, which has been upgraded and modernised in recent years. The property is ideally placed in the heart of Gosforth close to outstanding schools as well as the shops, cafes and amenities of the High Street.

Price Guide: £960 PCM www.sandersonyoung.co.uk

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Regents Plaza Gosforth A range of beautifully finished apartments within this iconic new development located close to Regent Centre Metro Exchange and the amenities of Gosforth High Street. The apartments range in size from one, two and three bedrooms and represent the epitome of sophisticated living.

Price Guide: Price on Application www.sandersonyoung.co.uk

Gail McLean

gail.mclean@sandersonyoung.co.uk Regional Lettings Office: 0191 223 3510

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REGIONAL LETTINGS

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THROUGHOUT ALL PRICE LEVELS THE SANDERSON YOUNG REGIONAL LETTINGS OFFICE HANDLES A WIDE SPECTRUM OF PROPERTIES THROUGHOUT THE REGION, FROM QUAYSIDE FLATS TO SUBURBAN SEMI-DETACHED FAMILY HOMES AND LUXURY MANSIONS, BOTH IN NEWCASTLE AND THROUGHOUT PONTELAND, NORTHUMBERLAND AND THE COASTAL MARKET.

OAKLAND ROAD

JESMOND DENE ROAD

JESMOND

JESMOND

£1725 PCM

£1695 PCM

LANESBOROUGH COURT

GLENDYN CLOSE

GOSFORTH

JESMOND PARK WEST

£1400 PCM

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We are proud of the extensive number of houses we let on a weekly basis, yet due to exceptionally high demand, stock levels constantly run low. Sanderson Young manage over 100 properties on a daily basis and some of those lets are shown below and on the following pages. We require at least 4-5 new landlords per week to satisfy the demand for increasing numbers of tenants, who often are of a very high quality and from blue chip companies, coming to Sanderson Young first due to our reputation for quality homes kept to a high standard. If you are a landlord looking for an experienced property manager with extensive connections throughout the business sectors we would be delighted to help rent your property within a very short period of time, at the best price possible. I am particularly proud that over 50% of my landlords have seen significant rent increases due to the economics of the current market. Are you letting your portfolio at the right price? Please give me a ring to discuss.

Gail McLean - Regional Lettings Manager | gail.mclean@sandersonyoung.co.uk | 0191 223 3510

WARKWORTH WOODS

EASTCLIFFE MEWS

GREAT PARK, GOSFORTH

GOSFORTH

£1850 PCM

£1395 PCM

LA SAGESSE

MELROSE HOUSE

JESMOND

JESMOND

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E X P E R T I S E

WOODTHORNE ROAD

ELMWOOD PARK COURT

HIGH QUAYS

GROVE PARK CRESCENT

JESMOND

GREAT PARK

QUAYSIDE, NEWCASTLE

GOSFORTH

£1300 PCM

£825 PCM

£895 PCM

£1195 PCM

BALTIC QUAYS

HAWTHORN ROAD

FENCER HILL SQUARE

LANESBOROUGH COURT

GATESHEAD QUAYS

GOSFORTH

GOSFORTH

GOSFORTH

£850 PCM

£750 PCM

£995 PCM

£950 PCM

HANOVER MILL

HUNTERS PLACE

GROVE PARK OVAL

ELMFIELD GARDENS

QUAYSIDE

SPITAL TONGUES

GOSFORTH

GOSFORTH

£850 PCM

£900 PCM

£815 PCM

£1400 PCM

ST ANNS QUAY

OTTERBURN AVENUE

MERCHANTS QUAY

SMOKEHOUSE ONE

QUAYSIDE

GOSFORTH

QUAYSIDE

NORTH SHIELDS

£995 PCM

£1000 PCM

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CITYGATE

MANOR CHARE

THE WILLS BUILDING

SANDERSON ROAD

NEWCASTLE

QUAYSIDE

NEWCASTLE

JESMOND

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£725 PCM

£695 PCM

£695 PCM

MERCHANTS QUAY

SMOKEHOUSE ONE

LIME SQUARE

KNIGHTSBRIDGE COURT

QUAYSIDE

NORTH SHIELDS

QUAYSIDE

GOSFORTH

£695 PCM

£925 PCM

£895 PCM

£950 PCM

ELMFIELD SQUARE

CURZON PLACE

CENTRALOFTS

WILLBROOK HOUSE

GOSFORTH

GATESHEAD

NEWCASTLE

GATESHEAD QUAYS

£975 PCM

£850 PCM

£1000 PCM

£750 PCM

HAWTHORN MEWS

55 DEGREES NORTH

HAWTHORN COURT

HIGHBRIDGE

GOSFORTH

NEWCASTLE

GOSFORTH

GOSFORTH

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£750 PCM

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NEW HOMES

We have a strong house building heritage in the North East, with national PLCs such as Barratt and Bellway originating in Tyne and Wear. We also have, in more recent years, attracted pioneering national developers to the North East, where they have invested in the regeneration of brownfield sites and made their first foray into the location. At Sanderson Young, we are proud to present some of the most innovative and in demand housing in the new build sector. Housing accounts for around 30% of the UK’s energy use, and therefore new build homes are delivering significant benefits for the environment through their use of efficient materials, smart home technology and innovative design. New research confirms that new build homes can also save occupiers up to £700 per year, due to their comparable energy efficiency over older properties.

JANET HOPKINSON NEW HOMES DIRECTOR

New build homes have also provided a greater return on investment than ever before, with many of the residential schemes we have sold over the past 24 months now achieving 10-15% premiums on their original purchase price. Rightmove recently reported that in January 2021, new build property search outperformed the second hand market for the first time. Buyers are clearly attracted to new build homes and we have certainly seen this demand locally. We are excited to feature in this edition of Collection some of the most eagerly anticipated developments our region has seen for many years, as well as advising on some projects due to come out of the ground over the next few years which will continue to put the North East firmly on the housebuilding map.

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IF YOU ARE A DEVELOPER WE WOULD BE DELIGHTED TO ASSIST WITH ANY CONFIDENTIAL ENQUIRIES AT ANY STAGE.


LAUNCHING THIS APRIL!

SYCAMORE SQUARE, GOSFORTH An EXCLUSIVE COLLECTION OF LUXURY FAMILY HOMES and CONTEMPORARY APARTMENTS that have been ARCHITECTURALLY DESIGNED for a MODERN

CONTEMPORARY LIFESTYLE boasting the LATEST IN-HOME TECHNOLOGY. The eagerly awaited development has drawn lots of interest and is expected to

be snapped up quickly.

REGISTER YOUR INTEREST NOW! TO REGISTER YOUR INTEREST CALL SANDERSON YOUNG ON:

0191 213 0033

sandersonyoung.co.uk

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AMY BRICE… A REGIONAL VALUER AND CHARTERED SURVEYOR FOR SANDERSON YOUNG, HAS LIVED AND BREATHED PROPERTY FROM AN EARLY AGE. HERE, SHE PROVIDES SOME INSIGHT INTO HER SPECIFIC AND WIDE-REACHING ROLE, SHARING HIGHLIGHTS, CHALLENGES AND VIEWS ON TODAY’S PROPERTY INDUSTRY.

HOW DID YOU GET INTO THE ESTATE AGENT & PROPERTY SECTOR? Construction and property development have always played a big role in my life. I have lived through long periods of renovation from a young age, as my parents self-built our family home. I think this gave me a real taste for project management and is the reason why I chose a non-traditional route to valuing and surveying. I decided to complete five years of post-graduate work experience before taking my Assessment of Professional Competence (APC). I wanted real-life hands-on skills that I could take into the sector.

EXPLAIN YOUR ROLE & RESPONSIBILITIES AT SANDERSON YOUNG As a Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) registered valuer and surveyor, I look after our professional services and development consultancy which means my role is far reaching. It is extremely fast-paced and I love the variety of my work. One day I can be valuing a multi-million pound development, the next providing expert witness testimony or court reports or consulting with architects and interior designers. No two days are the same!

HOW MANY NEW HOMES SITES ARE YOU CURRENTLY MANAGING? We are currently marketing over £100 Million of new homes across 27 development projects and advising on a further £50 Million worth of property due to launch over the next 12 months. It is an extremely exciting time for the sector and will provide a much needed boost to the region’s housing stock, which is in great need. We love to work very closely with developers from the very inception of their project, working through the planning process right through to buyers getting the keys to their brand new home. Just this weekend we launched sales on a development I started advising our clients on in 2018, so we really do provide a full-scale service and go that extra mile.

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WHAT’S THE ADDED VALUE OF COMING TO SANDERSON YOUNG? We have the experience and knowledge of a large corporate agent and can provide the wide-ranging services a corporate firm offers but, as an independent smaller business, we can offer much more flexibility, are more accessible and therefore much more approachable. We have strong business links not just regionally but nationally too, which enables us to bring a lot of investment and wealth into the region. A lot of our work comes from repeat business and referrals. For this to happen, you must provide a great service to clients from the start of a property query to the end, which is what we do.

HOW IS THE PROPERTY MARKET CHANGING? We are in a time of great optimism following the challenges of 2020. The UK housing market has certainly bounced back following its closure last March, and values are at unprecedented levels supported by the stamp duty holiday and the very positive Budget announcement. Demand for property whether that’s to buy, invest or let is high and Sanderson Young is performing well across the entire North East region.

WHAT’S YOUR GREATEST ACHIEVEMENT/PROUDEST MOMENT? Professionally, it’s got to be the completion and passing of my Assessment of Professional Competence (APC) to become an accredited chartered surveyor with RICS. Personally, it’s becoming a mum to my little boy, Finlay, as I now navigate through a completely new experience for me, motherhood. A big challenge I face is the juggle between being the best property professional I can be and the best mum I can be, which has been particularly tough over the past year! Quite a task but I am really enjoying being a working mother.

YOU CAN CONTACT AMY ON 0191 223 3500 AMY.BRICE@SANDERSONYOUNG.CO.UK


THREE STOREY FAMILY HOMES | MEWS HOUSES | APARTMENTS GARDEN MEWS IS AN EXCLUSIVE DEVELOPMENT OF BEAUTIFUL HOMES WITH A SELECTION OF 25 QUALITY, THREE STOREY FAMILY HOMES, MEWS HOUSES AND APARTMENTS, LOCATED WITHIN BLAYDON’S CONSERVATION AREA.

This flagship development, by local independent developer Greenway Homes, has been sympathetically designed, giving stunning architecture blended with contemporary, elegant living. Ideally located within a 5 mile radius to the A1, Newcastle City & Centre and the MetroCentre, these stylish properties are perfect for professional buyers and families alike and boast features such as open plan dining kitchens with patio doors, stunning master bedrooms and superb south facing balconies.

ALL ENQUIRIES TO: SANDERSON YOUNG’S GOSFORTH OFFICE | GOSFORTH@SANDERSONYOUNG.CO.UK

T: 0191 213 0033 | WWW.SANDERSONYOUNG.CO.UK

DEVLOPMENT BY:


ICONIC LIVING

70 CONTEMPORARY APARTMENTS

REGENTS PLAZA

REGENTS VILLAGE, GOSFORTH

REGENTS PLAZA

IS THE ICONIC DEVELOPMENT BY REGENT GATE HOMES This modern contemporary building houses 70 apartments ranging from spacious one beds to luxury three bedroom duplex apartments. All have been thoughtfully designed to maximise the beautiful panoramic views of the city and countryside and provide comfort for everyday city living.

DON’T MISS THE OPPORTUNITY TO SECURE YOURS, CALL US ON

0191 213 0033

TO ARRANGE A VIEWING TODAY. WWW.SANDERSONYOUNG.CO.UK


OPEN PLAN LIVING LUXURY 2/3 BED ARCHITECT DESIGNED APARTMENTS

COTTINGWOOD LANE MORPETH

This luxury collection of 2/3 bed 18 new build apartments will be set in beautiful, landscaped grounds with a private secluded entrance, designed by Glen Kemp, a local landscape architect. The contemporary apartments have been designed by JDDK architects with the modern lifestyle in mind, boasting an open plan design allowing lots of light into the space, all offering the latest in home technology and underground parking.

DON’T MISS OUT - REGISTER YOUR INTEREST NOW:

0191 213 0033

WWW.SANDERSONYOUNG.CO.UK


NEW HOMES

REGIONAL NEW HOMES EXPERTS

FROM STYLISH APARTMENTS AND SPACIOUS FAMILY HOMES THROUGH TO LUXURY COUNTRY RESIDENCES.

GARDEN MEWS

SYCAMORE SQUARE

ASHCROFT GRANGE

An exclusive development of beautiful homes providing 25 quality three storey family homes, mews houses and apartments within Blaydon’s conservation area.This flagship development by Greenway Homes has been sympathetically designed blending stunning architecture and contemporary, elegant living.

A stunning collection of contemporary & stylish homes located off North Avenue in Gosforth. Nestled in a secluded enclave, this exclusive development offers 4 & 5 bedroom detached houses, 4 bedroom townhouses, 4 bedroom bungalows and 2 & 3 bedroom apartments, all finished to a high specification.

A stunning, niche development by Harrow Living of 4 luxury homes with views over open countryside. Each individually designed, detached property will be of the highest quality with circa 3000 sq ft of accommodation, including 5 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms, private gardens and integral double garages.

PRICES FROM £104,950

PRICES FROM £250,000

PRICES FROM £695,000

T: 0191 213 0033

T: 0191 213 0033

T: 0191 213 0033

HEMINGWAY COURT

WYLAM GRANGE

NORTH FARM MEWS

A contemporary collection of 25 apartments in the heart of this picturesque Northumberland town. Carefully designed to seamlessly fit into its idyllic surroundings, the development is perfect for those looking to get onto the property ladder or young professionals.

Wylam Grange is a magnificent conversion development of 15 luxury apartments, nestled in its own private grounds of 1.1 acres towards the edge of this sought after village. This handsome building offers 2, 3 and 4 bedroom apartments, all unique in design and presented to a high specification.

North Farm Mews is an exclusive development of 6 four bedroom houses by Lindisfarne Homes. Located on the edge of the picturesque village of Rennington, just 4 miles to Alnwick and 3.5 miles to the coast, the development consists of 2 barn conversions, 2 bungalows and 6 houses.

PRICES FROM £227,950

PRICES FROM £195,000

PRICES FROM £276,000

T: 01661 823 951

T: 01661 823 951

T: 01665 600 170

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IF YOU ARE A DEVELOPER WE WOULD BE DELIGHTED TO ASSIST WITH ANY CONFIDENTIAL ENQUIRIES AT ANY STAGE.

Contact us on 0191 223 3500 | contact@sandersonyoung.co.uk | www.sandersonyoung.co.uk

BRUNTON WOODS

COTTINGWOOD LANE

JESMOND ASSEMBLY

Coming soon! An exclusive development of exceptionally spacious, four bedroom new homes by Countylife, finished to a luxury specification and with integral garages. To register your interest please contact our rare! Office.

This luxury collection of 18 two and three bedroom apartments will be set in landscaped grounds with a private entrance. The contemporary apartments, designed by JDDK architects, boast an open plan design allowing a lot of light into the space, the latest in-home technology and underground parking.

Situated in the leafy suburb of Jesmond, Pegasus Jesmond Assembly is a stunning collection of 63 independent living apartments for the over 60s. With a fantastic selection of one and two bedroom properties, including duplexes, the development is within easy walking distance of the city centre.

PRICE GUIDE FROM £775,000

REGISTER YOUR INTEREST

PRICES FROM £300,000

T: 0191 223 3500

T: 0191 213 0033

T: 0191 213 0033

REGENTS PLAZA

RIDGE GROVE

HEPSCOTT FIELDS

An iconic new development of 70 apartments, steps away from Regent Centre Metro Exchange and close to Gosforth High Street’s amenities. The epitome of sophisticated living, the beautifully finished apartments range from spacious 1 bedrooms, 2 bedrooms/2 bathrooms and 2 & 3 bedroom duplex penthouses.

Ridge Grove is a private gated development, by Altoria Developments, of 8 detached bungalows within the popular village of Stannington. Each three bedroom bungalow will be finished to a high specification throughout and there is the option to personalise the property if purchased off plan.

COMING SOON!

PRICES FROM £159,000

PRICES FROM £445,000

REGISTER YOUR INTEREST

T: 0191 213 0033

T: 0191 213 0033

T: 0191 223 3500

NORTH GOSFORTH

REGENTS VILLAGE, GOSFORTH

MORPETH

STANNINGTON

ESKDALE TERRACE, JESMOND

HEPSCOTT, MORPETH

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HURRAY!

Jump, the award-winning children’s shoe shop, is to re-open in April at 43-45 Gosforth High Street, Newcastle. After a successful 15 years in business we have a new look, plus some exclusive new shoe styles and accessories and the team have been delighted by the support and loyalty of the customers.

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ew owners Kelly and Richie Bowers explained “We are so excited to be bringing Jump back to the High Street; a trusted well loved shop which offers a collection of unique brands and expert service you simply cannot get elsewhere.” As parents of four young children themselves, Kelly and Richie understand how important it is to have the feet of constantly growing little ones expertly measured and fitted correctly. Whilst there may be a new management team at the helm, the existing staff are very much still on board. Lesley, Kate and Emily have 43-45 High Street, Gosforth, Newcastle 25 years of Jump shoe fitting experience 0191 447 2060 between them and know many of the customers personally. “One of the core https://www.facebook.com/jumpshoes reasons customers keep returning to Jump http://www.jumpshoes.co.uk is because they value the staff’s expert Instagram: jumpshoes1 shoe fitting, orthotics knowledge and the high level of personalised customer service” Kelly advised. “We’ve given the shop a fresh modern feel creating an earthier Scandinavian, eco-friendly environment which compliments the sustainability ethos we hold at Jump. We continue to offer favourite brands like Ricosta, Petasil, Start Rite and Saltwater sandals but we’ll also be introducing new exciting lines. We will be the only UK stockist of Grech & Co, a Danish lifestyle accessories brand and we are also the exclusive UK distributors of Australia’s Scruffydog shoes. We’ll have Young Soles, a blend of retro-cool with a classic British Heritage and in complete contrast we are delighted to introduce vegan French trainers brand Veja. We’ll be offering new clothing ranges for boys and girls including Freya Lillie, Hummel and Bob and Blossom. We think it’s important to bring something to Gosforth High

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Street that can’t be found in the larger UK-wide stores. Postlockdown we are very much emerging into an experience economy. Visiting Jump is about more than just shopping, it’s engaging our customers in an experience; encouraging the customer to learn about how their shoes are made.” “We’ve listened to our customer’s requests and we are delighted to showcase an exclusive Jump Ladies collection for the first time. We have collaborated with some exciting brands such as Angulus, VEJA, Gola and Rogue Matilda to offer a bespoke collection of stylish and quality shoes. We’re still very much a child-centric shop and the popular activity corner complete with DVD’s, books and toys will be retained. We aim to turn a potentially stressful shopping experience into an enjoyable one for all our customers, big and small.” Businessman Richie sees Jump’s online trading as a key element moving forward. The new e-commerce website allows Jump to become both a bricks and clicks operation. Kelly, with her design background, feels that there are exciting times ahead and also ensures that the shop will continue to be a safe environment with all necessary precautions in place for parents and their little ones. Kelly adds “This pandemic has resulted in a change of shopping habits. People are shopping closer to home, it’s important for Jump to keep abreast of new styles and offer products never seen before locally. Satisfying our customers old and new has never been more important and we’re delighted to be back to fulfil a much needed local demand - do let us know what you think.”


THE GREAT NORTHERN RAFFLE IS OFFERING THE CHANCE TO

WIN A POST-LOCKDOWN HOLIDAY AND SUPPORT GOOD CAUSES ACROSS THE REGION!

THE SPRING DRAW OPENED ON MARCH 1ST

WITH THE PRIZE OF A £1,000 HOLIDAY WITH FIVE CHARITIES SET TO BENEFIT:

IF U CARE SHARE | RED SKY FOUNDATION | BRADLEY LOWERY FOUNDATION | FANS MUSEUM | OPEN NORTH FOUNDATION

Although it is free to enter, participants can choose to leave a voluntary donation of £5 to a charity of their choice, or to be shared out across all the participating charities. All draw entries are made either by text message or by entering online.

SUPPORTERS JUST NEED TO SEND A TEXT TO 70215, WITH A KEYWORD FOR THE CHARITY OR SOCIAL ENTERPRISE OF THEIR CHOICE. One of the keywords covers all participating charities and social enterprises, whereby the £5 donation is split evenly between all participants. Or, supporters can enter online here: https://gnraffle.rallyup.com/holiday When texting 70215 to enter, key words for participating charities are: SHARE (If U Care Share) | RED (Red Sky Foundation) | BRADRAF (Bradley Lowery Foundation | FANS (Fans Museum) OPENNORTH (Open North Foundation) | RAFFLE (Donation is split between all charities equally) Full details of the charities involved, terms and conditions and how charities and businesses can get involved in future raffles are available at www.charityescapes.com/the-great-northern-raffle


OUTDOOR DINING

TAKE A seat AS A NATION IT IS IN NO DOUBT WE HAVE MADE QUITE THE ART FORM OF PICNICS AND WET BRITISH BARBECUES

…but social distancing and enforced outdoor dining have pushed food establishments towards rethinking their

al fresco dining experiences,

as they have had to start thinking outside the box and indeed their restaurant!

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he North East, in the last few years, has seen an abundance of different and exciting new food establishments emerging, many gaining national notoriety. The food scene in the NE is an incredibly tasty place to be and with the giddy news that we will be allowed to visit restaurants once again we’ve chosen our favourite places to eat al fresco, looking at how they are doing it and what we lucky diners have to look forward to. When every restaurant in Britain closed, many of us suddenly saw the importance of what eating together gives us and it’s now time to start dreaming about that first food trip out. So, put down that takeaway menu LET’S BE HONEST, and step away from the ‘do it at home’ kit - it is time to choose who wouldn’t want to start their first night of your dish, take a seat outside food freedom sipping a glass of something cool and have one of these wonderful whilst marvelling at our glistening city. places cook for you.

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Trakol Träkol, located in a nest of renovated shipping containers placed almost too perfectly under the Tyne Bridge on the Gateshead side, is becoming a firm favourite with foodies and for very good reason. Not only is the positioning unrivalled, with glorious views down the Tyne river and to the iconic Tyne bridge, the food is also absolutely top notch. The kitchen, which you can happily gaze into, is dominated by a huge charcoal grill so, as you can imagine, there’s a lot of excellent fire cooking on offer. Alongside the exceptional feasting share platters there’s also a wonderful mix of seasonally inspired plates to accompany and delicate fish dishes if you’re wanting a change from meat. As this slick operation is run by Dave Stone and Rob Cameron of Wylam Brewery, the drinks menu is unrivalled, with the best craft beers you can imagine and some incredibly tasty wine to match. The outside space for dining is simple yet perfect, with rows of tables with dimly lit heaters to warm up those northern nights. Let’s be honest, who wouldn’t want to start their first night of food freedom sipping a glass of something cool whilst marvelling at our glistening city. If you wish to book a table at Träkol they reopen on 12th April, please visit their online reservation system.

0191 737 1120 bytheriverbrew.co


Fortuna It turns out you don’t have to fly to Italy to sample Italian cooking at its simple best, just catch a cab to Gosforth High street and the new Fortuna restaurant will do it for you. From the established and well-respected owners of Adriano’s, comes their new restaurant Fortuna which now sits proudly on the same delightful spot. For those who sadly missed Adrianos, this spot is located in the upmarket and highly desirable Gosforth, in a fabulous position tucked behind the hub of the busy and eclectic high street. Fortuna now boasts a wonderful outside dining area, simple yet stylish and the perfect place to sit, eat and enjoy the ambience that comes with a busy and gregarious restaurant. So, to the food, Fortuna offers up tasty Sardinian delights in tapas form perfect for sharing and perfect when you can’t quite decide what you prefer. From classic pasta plates and stone baked pizza to some mouth-watering risottos and moreish seafood, there is something for every Roman hearted diner. As they now only serve these delectable small plates you can simply order a couple of small plates to accompany a cold glass of wine or, like us, many small plates to serve as a wonderful extended dinner. Alongside much loved seasonal Italian dishes is also, rather happily, a fabulous cocktail and wine list featuring an abundance of appealing sounding boozy creations and some excellent wine choices. Fortuna has combined the much needed sociable experience with friends and family that we have all sorely missed with a charming outside space and of course utterly delicious food.

0191 284 6464

facebook.com/FortunaGosforth

Cook House Cook House is a restaurant unlike any other in the North East, the kind of laidback place that we all desperately want a seat at. The brainchild of Anna Hedworth, a former architect who decided to pursue a dream in cookery, Anna and her team’s restaurant is at the heart of the wonderful and diverse mix of businesses down in the Ouseburn Valley. If you haven’t already experienced their blissful terrace, I implore you to book up now because you really should. With panoramic views of the leafy Ouseburn, this ideal spot sees diners relaxing on the sunny outdoor terrace by day, and when evening draws in the candles and fur covers give an all-round and sorely missed cosy feel. Many of the incredible, seasonal dishes are cooked on the outside barbeque and smoker; the al fresco dining experience has always been a part of what Cook House does exceptionally well. The regularly changing menu is focussed on locally grown and produced ingredients, so expect delicious flavour combinations you will remember for months to come, and thoughtful sharing plates for the table. Cook House doesn’t disappoint on the drinks front either with super creative cocktails, an incredible wine list and homemade soft drinks - they certainly do deliver. Recently awarded a Michelin Plate, Cook House is fast becoming a NE institution, so make sure you spend some time on their terrace this Spring. From April 14th Cook House will reopen for outdoor dining in their terrace and garden, Wednesday to Sunday, serving a casual, seasonal all day menu into the evening; a mix of Cook House classics and food from the BBQ and outdoor kitchen.

0191 276 1093 cookhouse.org

Barluga The well renowned Barluga, owned by the successful NE company The Vaulkhard Group, took up its residence on the beautiful Grey St in our glorious city centre many moons ago and has proved an incredibly popular choice for locals in the know ever since. During lockdown they have been quietly (and rather cleverly) working on a very interesting project, a new and wonderfully European style terrace. This cleverly designed large outside space screams summer and as the light, sunny evenings continue it is clear in this brave new alfresco world that this prime spot will become the place to bag a table. With stylish super comfy seating, large, heated parasols and a definite holiday vibe, Barluga has certainly created a very unique space. Eager guests can expect to see a varied and imaginative menu offering delicious modern British cuisine from popular favourites to more complex dishes. The extensive, quality wine list and superb cocktail selection is also sure to please and excite the locals’ seasoned palette. Set in the midst of Newcastle’s beautiful city centre, this charming terrace will have full table service and the cleverly spaced table design means your first trip out is sure to be a relaxed and inviting one. So if you are yearning for some holiday ambience make a reservation at this atmospheric urban restaurant and we can guarantee you won’t regret it. Barluga hope to welcome you back on April 12th, for booking enquiries please visit their online reservation service.

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ELECTRIC CARS

IT WASN’T TOO LONG AGO THAT

ELECTRIC CARS

WERE SEEN AS BEING A BIT WACKY AND FOR THOSE WHOSE HORIZONS DIDN’T EXTEND MUCH BEYOND THE CITY OUTSKIRTS OR WHO NEVER DROVE AT MORE THAN 25MPH.

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ow… things are changing rapidly. It won’t be long before we’re all forced into buying electric cars, but the good news is that they are good to drive and invariably lively. As soon as you touch the accelerator you have 100 per cent power. There’s no need to build revs. There aren’t any gears and creating something like 4-wheel drive is quite straightforward… just use 4 electric motors, one for each wheel. Simples. And as you’ll see here, electric cars are no longer the domain of humdrum urban dwellers. There’s some very desirable electric kit out there.

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Remember, it doesn’t matter what sort of electric car you have, there are limitations. If you make full use of the power you will need to recharge after about 200 miles… maximum. Ranges drop dramatically in cold weather. If you can find a roadside rapid charger, you will be sat twiddling your thumbs for around half an hour before reaching an 80% charge. Take a picnic. Longer journeys require forward planning. On the plus side, there’s £0 road tax and no congestion charges. Plug it in at home and a full charge should cost around £10. You’ll also be saving the planet. Here’s our pick of the best small, medium, large and crazy electric cars.


1874bph

0-60mph time of under 2 seconds and 0-180mph in a shade under 12 seconds. Top speed is 210mph. Range is around 280 miles.

PININFARINA Battista Time to dream a little…

How’s this for a stunning bit of machinery? The Italian designed Battista produces a nutty 1874bhp. This is split between four electric motors, one on each wheel. The pair at the front develop 335bhp each while the pair at the back manage 602bhp each. This translates into a 0-60mph time of under 2 seconds and 0-180mph in a shade under 12 seconds. Top speed is 210mph. Range is around 280 miles. 150 cars will be built… track testing has recently finished so

production is about to get underway. Customers should get their cars during 2021 despite Covid delaying things at the Italian plant. Although the bodywork is all Pininfarina, underneath you will find kit from the equally brilliant Rimac company who produce their own supercar, although it doesn’t look so smart.

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590bhp

0-60mph in a shade over 3 seconds. Top speed 155mph. Range is around 290 miles.

AUDI RS e-tron GT The beauty of a manufacturer like Volkswagen is that you can mix and match the cars under your wing. Bit of Bentley here, Porsche there, add some Bugatti and Lamborghini flair and, in this case, put an Audi up front. This is the latest of Audi’s all-electric e-tron range. The RS GT shares a lot with the Porsche Taycan. In terms of build quality, Audi has left Mercedes and BMW behind. Honed from granite is a familiar phrase. 590bhp; 0-60mph in a shade over 3 seconds. Top speed 155mph. Range is around 290 miles. Power goes via three electric motors… one for the front axle and one each for the rear wheels. Find a charger which delivers a decent punch and you’ll hit an 80% charge in 23 minutes. Impressive. To help with stability at speed, the car’s suspension lowers by over 2cms. Four wheel steering and all-wheel drive will also come in handy. This is a hugely desirable long distance cruiser. Ideal for a blast down to the Côte d’Azur.

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0-60 performance time of 7.3 seconds 0-30mph in around 3 seconds

JAGUAR i-Pace

Mini ELECTRIC

It’s been announced that by 2025 every Jaguar will be electric powered. First up is the i-Pace. This is one of the best and most versatile SUVs on the market. The fact that it’s Jaguar’s first attempt at an all-electric family car is quite an achievement. Future models should be fantastic. 0-60mph in 4.5 seconds. Top speed 124mph and a range close to 300 miles. Impressive figures. Put the optional 22inch wheels on it and the i-Pace looks stunning. On motorways, this electric Jag is an effortless cruiser. On the twisty stuff it handles brilliantly. Having hefty electric panels slung under the passenger compartment keeps the weight distribution nice and low. It’ll even cope with mild off-roading. Ideal for towing a horsebox over a soggy field or reversing a boat into a lake.

The MINI Electric starts at £25,500. This is the sort of price you’ll pay for a similarly well specified petrol engine MINI Cooper S. Why compare it with the Cooper S? Simple, they have an almost identical 0-60 performance time of 7.3 seconds. It does 0-30mph in around 3 seconds. There are four driving modes; Sport, Mid, Green and Green+. All vary the steering response and the rate in which power is delivered. Green+ mode turns off kit which drains power, like air con for example. The MINI Electric has a predicted range of 145 miles. At a fast-charging station an 80% charge is reached from zero in 36 minutes. Every MINI Electric is well equipped with sat nav, cruise control, air con and a host of customising options. It’s comfy, well built and will be equally at home dodging around city streets or blasting over to the Lake District. As with every MINI, the electric version is utterly brilliant to drive.

The i-Pace is roomy, comfortable and well equipped. Great family transportation. Prices start at £65,195

It’s 100 per cent electric, and it’s a MINI. What’s not to love?

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CHARITABLE Contributions JOIN US AS WE SPREAD THE WORD OF TWO VITAL CHARITY CAUSES IN OUR REGION, CURRENTLY WORKING HARD TO RAISE FUNDS WHILE FACING CONTINUALLY CHALLENGING CIRCUMSTANCES, writes Helen Wilson-Beevers.

HOSPICECARE North Northumberland

MICHAEL CARRICK Foundation

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The main source of palliative support in North Northumberland, HospiceCare have been providing end of life care for adults, wishing to die at home rather than in hospital, since 1995. The care is delivered 365 days a year, day or night, planned or in a crisis situation. The Hospice also offers free bereavement & dementia support services and an information and advice telephone service. Meanwhile, each year they need to raise around £800,000. Receiving 4% of this total from the NHS, the rest is generated from fundraising, donations, trusts and legacies. Relying heavily on the generosity of local communities, this is a partnership of mutual support. Last year at the start of lockdown, HospiceCare were forced to close shops and cancel fundraising events. Reaching out to communities for financial help with their first-ever appeal, communities rallied, suggesting novel ways to raise funds. This resulted in a community fundraising income that was more than triple that of previous years. Jon Monks from Shepherds Walks, for example, walked 62 miles in 24hrs, raising over £4,000. With 2020’s Great North Run cancelled, charity places were moved to this year. The run is planned for September 13th; there’s no

general ballot and your only way of taking part is by purchasing a charity place. HospiceCare pride themselves on giving a wonderful welcome to runners at the finish, and you can sign up to support them over at https://www.tickettailor.com/events/ hospicecarenorthnorthumberland/298978. HospiceCare also recently inherited the Druridge Bay 10K and Junior event from a local committee who had raised over £128,000 for local causes. With a total of 500 entrants and places that sell out, it’s proving to be one of the most popular runs in Northumberland. Register here and involve the whole family: https://www.sientries.co.uk/event.php?elid=Y&event_id=7086

Michael Carrick Foundation is on a mission to create empowering opportunities where disadvantaged children from across Greater Manchester and Tyne & Wear feel safe, valued, and inspired. Using the power of sport to ensure children know their own potential, the Foundation works with thousands of people each year through programme delivery, Carrick’s Boot Room campaign and volunteering and training opportunities. Programmes within the North East specifically are Carrick’s Kicks and Wallsend Boys Club. Across 2018-2020, the Foundation’s incredible achievements included £213,535 of grants being given to local delivery partners, 1692 pairs of boots being donated, 966 participants regularly attending sessions, 106 volunteering opportunities and 6 jobs created, plus 237 football match tickets being gifted. When the UK and many other parts of the world entered lockdown in March 2020, Michael Carrick Foundation knew their passionate pledge to support disadvantaged young people was needed more than ever. They set about finding ways to continue this, and when children returned to school, teamed up with Manchester United Foundation, Sedulo, and local high schools in Greater Manchester to create and deliver 250 Back-to-School Packs. In Tyne & Wear, more than 1000 food parcels were delivered, as food poverty and school holiday

hunger became a desperate concern. Throughout the pandemic, Michael Carrick Foundation funded food parcels which have been packed and hand delivered by Newcastle United Foundation to children living in Tyne and Wear. Planning fundraising for the year ahead, Michael will be hosting a Golf Day in September at Prestbury Golf Club. More information can be found here: https://www.michaelcarrickfoundation.com/ post/michael-carrick-foundation-raises-more-than-20-000-at-firstever-golf-day. Also currently running a ‘text to donate’ campaign, the public can text MCFDONATE to 70470 and give £5. These funds will go directly towards the Michael Carrick Foundation’s Covid-19 response.

Details of upcoming fundraising events and ways to help HospiceCare can be found at www.hospicecare-nn.org.uk, or by telephone: 01665 606515 / 01289309997.

Check out www.michaelcarrickfoundation.com, or email info@michaelcarrickfoundation.com to offer your support.


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Spring, Summer Collection Magazine from Sanderson Young. Sanderson Young's property listings - buy and rent fabulous properties. Exciting fe...

Collection Magazine from Sanderson Young  

Spring, Summer Collection Magazine from Sanderson Young. Sanderson Young's property listings - buy and rent fabulous properties. Exciting fe...

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