ONLY two stunning new-build properties remain available in a desirable new North-East housing development, located within easy driving distance of nearby Newcastle.

Situated just six miles from the city centre, in the beautiful Tyne Valley mining village of Marley Hill, the Marley View development’s 20 family homes have been drawing house-hunters from across the region.

The properties have proved so popular that 18 have already been sold from plan, leaving just two detached, four-bedroom homes still available – though developers don’t expect them to remain empty for long.

Richard Buckley, director of Bede Homes, said: “We’re delighted to present these exclusive homes in such an attractive village as Marley Hill. The properties are perfect for families looking for a quiet, modern place to call theirs, and we hope they’ll provide their new owners with many years of happiness.”

Alongside the newly-built properties, Marley View features one of the colliery village’s oldest historic buildings – the handsome former schoolhouse, which was built in 1895 and has been converted into two adjoining modern residences.

The development inhabits what was formerly the schoolhouse’s playing fields and playground, providing plenty of space, and offering spectacular views of the surrounding landscape.

Each of the properties still available boasts four bedrooms, a large kitchen, and a drive-in garage, as well as front and rear gardens.

Prices for the remaining properties start at £285,000, and Bede Homes expect growing families to be particularly interested, given the village’s prime location close to five local schools rated ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted.

Mr Buckley added: “We have several helpful avenues to assist people to find their perfect home. These houses are valid for the Help to Buy scheme, and we’re even offering stamp duty and 5 per cent deposit paid on one of the remaining plots!”

To arrange a viewing, contact Your Move, Whickham on 0191 4887 968, or email