The first look at a County Durham housing estate named after the region's railway heritage has been revealed. 

Station Fields is at the heart of the historic railway village of Tanfield – home to the world’s oldest railway, dating back to 1725.

Miller Homes, who built the development, is now holding an information day on Thursday, June 13, at The South Causey Inn, Stanley, for anyone keen to learn more about the site and the properties on offer.

The development of two to five-bedroom properties and offering energy-saving measures such as solar panels and featuring open plan layouts and be built to the latest building regulations, set in rural surroundings bordered with trees.

Miller Homes staff will be on hand to answer questions and guide potential buyers through the house styles, and specifications and guide prices of the first homes set to be released for sale.

Potential buyers will also be able to seek advice on all aspects of the home-buying process from an independent financial advisor from the Mortgage Advice Bureau and a legal expert from Newcastle-based Jacksons Solicitors.

“Tanfield is a gem of a village,” said sales director Lauren Angus, “and its superb location, coupled with the opportunity to enjoy semi-rural living along with superb access to Durham, Sunderland and Newcastle, is appealing to all age groups and family sizes.

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“There has already been considerable interest from house buyers so I would urge anyone interested in coming to the event to book as soon as possible.”

Dave Walton from the Mortgage Advice Bureau said, “There has never been a better time to buy and there has been a massive shift towards buying new builds because they are more energy efficient.

“And demand outstrip supply, so, people shouldn’t delay in buying, if they see a home they particularly want.”