Coxhoe is a peaceful County Durham village that’s on the up with a growing population and a good range of local services and amenities – some of which are village-owned and run – which is a great sign of the community spirit here. The village is just 5 miles south of the fabulous cathedral city of Durham, so you’ll have a wonderful additional range of shops and services, entertainment and leisure just up the road. The A1(M) passes close to the village providing residents with an excellent direct route up to Newcastle-upon-Tyne and down to Darlington, and of course way beyond. It’s become a very popular place to live for those who need to commute to work at the same time as achieving a balance of family life that is part of a community. There’s plenty of open countryside to explore around the village and you can get your bearings from the hills around Old Quarrington.
Close to Durham
You can be in the cathedral city of Durham in no time. It’s a lovely place to enjoy for a day out as well as being a practical local hub for a wide range of shops and services. There are independent shops in the old heart of the city, new retail parks on the outskirts, and a famous indoor and outdoor market. The River Wear adds to the atmosphere too, with riverside pubs and walks and an annual regatta. Durham train station operates mainline services and is a great option for local and national travel.
Coast and countryside
Coxhoe is well placed for the coast to the east and the Durham Dales to the west. There are cycle routes and footpaths to explore and it’s easy to avoid the main roads. You can be at the seaside resort of Hartlepool in less than half an hour by car, or in historic Barnard Castle or Middleton-in-Teesdale on the edge of the North Pennines in about 40 minutes.
Road and rail
Coxhoe is served by the A1(M) which you can join at Junction 61 just a short distance to the north of the village at Bowburn. The A177 is one of the other main road routes nearby, and the A688 is the main route into the Durham Dales via Spennymore. Train services into Newcastle upon Tyne take an average of 15 minutes – a fast and convenient alternative to driving. From Newcastle, there’s an easy link to Newcastle Airport.