As we continue our blog series highlighting some of the most desirable places to live in the UK, we take a look at Seaton Delaval in Northumberland.
The historic village of Seaton Delaval has a population of just 4,371 people, nestled quietly in the picturesque South East corner of Northumberland. Once a vibrant mining community, the town’s legacy dates back to the 12th Century when its name was first attested as ‘Seaton’ meaning ‘sea town’, referring to the close proximity of the sea.
For those who love to explore, one of the finest stately homes in the North East is located close to the heart of the village. Seaton Delaval Hall was built in the 18th Century by grand architect Sir John Vanbrugh. Considered his greatest work, Delaval Hall was commissioned by the wealthy Admiral George Delaval, who sadly never saw its completion.
The estate upon which it is built boasts a scandalous 900 year legacy of romance, military occupation and terrible fires, making it a must-see slice of history for residents and visitors alike. Don’t forget to listen out for the resident ghost and tales of a legendary curse.
Surrounded by the scenic coastal towns of Blyth and Whitley Bay, as well as the popular dog-friendly stretch of sand at Seaton Sluice beach, visitors to Seaton Delaval can take advantage of days at the seaside and idle wanders through the countryside and nearby areas of natural beauty.
Although considered a quiet Northumberland village, a short drive down the A190 is Northumberland’s largest shopping destination Manor Walks Shopping & Leisure in Cramlington. A slightly further distance away is the thriving heart of Newcastle City Centre, which offers hundreds of shops, boutiques, bars and more restaurants per square mile than anywhere else in the North East.
The culturally rich village is home to Astley Community Park, a number of well performing schools, medical facilities and an arts community centre to complement the needs of growing families. The regionally renowned ice-cream parlour Crescent Cafe can satisfy the sweetest of cravings for those spending a relaxed summer afternoon window shopping through the town’s local amneties.
Miller Homes’ Wheatfields development at Seaton Delaval is an ideal retreat for first-time buyers, growing families and empty nesters searching to find a convenient location with a real community feel. Home buyers can choose from three, four and five-bedroom homes with a varied range of designs situated far enough away from the hustle and bustle of city living, but close enough for ease.
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