A Prime Location

At the foot of the Derwent valley leading up into the North Durham hills, yet under a mile from the UK and Europe’s largest shopping and leisure destination, lies Axwell Park, a secluded country estate with an aristocratic heritage dating back over two and a half centuries.

Once the seat of the Clavering family, baronets and merchant-industrialists, the Estate is now under the guidance of eight property ltd and is undergoing a total restoration, to provide an elegantly individualistic selection of apartments and imaginatively styled townhouses in the midst of a thirty-five acre parkland setting of cultural and historical importance.

The eight property ltd ethos is to create places for people to live that are distinctive, well designed and engender a sense of wellbeing in the simple act of coming home. At eight property ltd, we don’t go in for those ubiquitous house styles built indiscriminately up and down the country, regardless of local traditions. Instead, we build homes that reflect a true sense of place, built in carefully selected locations that offer a real lifestyle choice.

Choosing a life in the park is about appreciating the importance of these ideas, which are becoming realised in the perfect place. A place to relax and enjoy some peace and tranquillity. A place to play or exercise your mind and body. A place to live your life the way you want.

Why do we talk about Life in the Park? Why is it such an important concept? Axwell Park is what distinguishes the development at Axwell and differentiates it from every other new housing development in Tyneside. There really is nothing else quite like it. Here, in private estate grounds, you can walk the dog, take your morning run, enjoy a family picnic in the meadow, get together with your friends and neighbours for a barbecue, or just find a quiet spot to read a book or watch the wildlife. All of this and much more besides, in a place to call your own.


Axwell Park is under a mile (1.3km) from the A1 giving immediate access to the wider motorway network. From the A1 head westward towards Rowlands Gill on the A694 and after less than a mile take a right turn over the ornamental bridge and you will find yourself in the Park. Click here to view a map of our location.

Newcastle’s railway station, on the main East Coast Line, is 5 miles (8km) distant and Newcastle International Airport lies just 7 miles (12km) to the north.

The Park lies within the metropolitan borough of Gateshead, an area recently synonymous with growth, regeneration and culture. The Sage Gateshead, the Baltic Centre of Contemporary Art and of course the Metro Centre are all within minutes of Axwell.

Across the Tyne and equally accessible lies the vibrant city of Newcastle, justly famous for its culture, sports and leisure opportunities and amazing nightlife.

Just a little further afield you’ll find not just one, but two, World Heritage Sites: the City of Durham lies just 15 miles (24km) to the south and a little to the north Hadrian’s Wall stretches away westward for miles. And don’t forget the tranquillity of the Northumberland National Park or the wild beauty of some of the best coastline and beaches in the UK.

What will you do today?