The charming market town of Sedgefield in County Durham could just be the place for you if you’re thinking of making a move in the North East this year.
Sedgefield is a picturesque town surrounded by beautiful countryside with a growing community at its heart. Ideal for families and commuters, the semi-rural town has strong transport links to the A1 and A19 and Ofsted rated outstanding schools and colleges including Hardwick Primary School and Sedgefield Community College on its doorstep.
Meandering through the heart of the town, you'll find an array of independent shops and boutiques, modern bars, as well as luxury hotels and restaurants that have not only made a name for themselves amongst locals but are drawing in crowds from around the region.
The four-star rated, award winning hotel offers over 50 luxury bedrooms with quirky-clever décor and first class traditional service. As one of the most popular and unique wedding venues in the North East, surrounded by the stunning Hardwick Country Park, it’s also the host of Hardwick Festival, the biggest music festival in the North East.
Opened in 1968 by Mr Bolam, this family-run business is a unique outfit in the town, offering everything under one roof from a delicatessen, bakery, fresh fruit and vegetables, fish and fresh meat. A bespoke major supplier throughout the North East, they select the finest produce from local farms, enabling complete traceability in its beef, pork and lamb. They even have their own restaurant on site and are open to the public Monday to Saturday as well as running a delivery service to the catering trade.
A modern British pub, with award-winning accommodation, a relaxing bar environment and a restaurant that caters for all. Supporters of British farmers and local artisan producers, its menu uses the finest seasonal ingredients to create dishes that celebrate traditional cooking with a contemporary twist. With nine individually decorated rooms that can accommodate families and a dog-friendly bar serving a mix of craft beers and an extensive gin selection, it’s must-visit for your next trip to Sedgefield!
One of the country’s friendliest racecourses, with a reputation for a warm, relaxed atmosphere, Sedgefield Racecourse hosts around 20 fixtures a year, with the first recorded meeting dating back to 1846. The venue provides top-class facilities available to all at an affordable cost including several restaurants and casual eating options and a packed calendar of events. A hidden gem for venue hire, with acres of outdoor space and flexible indoor suites, it’s an ideal venue for exhibitions, shows and weddings.
Now that you’re ready to eat, enjoy a day at the races and know where to get your fresh produce from, the next question is where are you going to live?
Hardwick Grange is an exclusive development of luxury detached three, four and five bedroom homes, less than a five-minute drive from the town centre.
Each of the seven house types on offer boast spacious open plan kitchen/dining/living spaces with designer kitchens including integrated appliances (some even come with a wine cooler), turfed gardens to the front and back and a Hive smart heating system.
With prices starting from under £230,000 and even more of what matters included, plan your visit to Hardwick Grange, Sedgefield, TS21 3BF today.