Newcastle and Gateshead’s quaysides are popular places to live - and it’s not hard to see why. Aside from easy access to Newcastle city centre, the railway station, and scores of bars, restaurants and cafes, there’s also the small matter of having one of the best views in the North (or world) through your window, balcony or front door. Quayside flats do command a high price, but buyers can factor in paying nothing for transport if they work in Newcastle or Gateshead’s centres. We’ve had a look at some of the properties available now close to or on either side of the Tyne in Newcastle and Gateshead. Baltic Quay - three bed -£400,000 It’s a lot of money, but £400,000 does get you a penthouse on the Quayside with “spectacular views”, in the words of the estate agent. The apartment comes fully furnished and has two parking spaces. Inside, a reception hallway leads to a spiral staircase to the upper floor. All three bedrooms are en … [Read more...] about Want to wake up to Newcastle’s best views? Quayside flats on sale now
It's hard to believe but barely two weeks after we featured a stunning Victorian station house near Caistor, another promptly makes tracks onto the sales market. Station House in Great Coates, built in the mid 1800s by Great British Railway as a station building and railway masters house was sold by British Rail in in the early 1960s to become a private home. And amazingly, it has been the current owners' family home since the 1970s. The previous station house had been renovated throughout but if you have been looking for a project - this property will be a perfect blank canvas for you to make your mark. Whether you are train or history buff - the station house sits on the platform of a working station and retains fabulous views over adjacent fields. This property is in need of a full scheme of refurbishment, but has been maintained over the years and updated to a degree. Key features include: Two entrance halls, kitchen, breakfast room, dining room, lounge, sitting room, study, four … [Read more...] about Former station house has great views and bags of space
A room with a view can do a lot for you. If you find yourself staring at a brick wall from your bedroom window or suffer from a lack of natural light, it can really affect your mood. But if you're lucky enough to enjoy far reaching views from a balcony then getting up in the morning suddenly gets a lot easier. The master bedroom at this four-bed detached home in Court Farm Road, Warlingham, is blessed with a tiled balcony, accessed through double glazed patio doors, which gives its inhabitant views over the village and beyond. Take a tour of this beautiful four-bedroom house in Warlingham on sale for £650,000 View gallery Also in the master room is a built-in double wardrobe with mirror fronted doors in a dressing area and an en-suite bathroom with panel enclosed bath, bidet, low level flush WC, sink and shower cubicle. On the ground floor of the house, which is on the market for £650,000, there is a reception hall, lounge, dining room, kitchen, utility room and … [Read more...] about Fancy a room with a view? This could be your new home
A violent prisoner engaged in a sex act with his girlfriend in front of children in a jail visiting room. Craig Harvey’s antics were captured on CCTV – but despite this, he and Ashley Halcrow were able to fondle each other for 12 minutes in full view of other prisoners. Harvey, 32, of Glasgow , who has several convictions for serious assault, is awaiting sentence for attacking a doctor with a blade while attempting to escape from custody in hospital. He appeared at Hamilton Sheriff Court last Thursday and admitted public indecency by engaging in a sexual act with Halcrow at Lanarkshire’s Shotts Prison in October 2016. A warrant was issued for the arrest of Halcrow, who failed to appear in court. Emma Lambie, prosecuting, said there were 23 other prisoners plus relatives, including children, in the visiting room. Harvey was being visited by Halcrow, 29, of Renfrew, and his brother. Ms Lambie told the court: “At 7.30pm Harvey was seen to kiss and cuddle … [Read more...] about Violent inmate caught in visiting room jail romp with girlfriend in view of kids
Given his pointed views on the performance of Everton’s caretaker-manager, David Unsworth, in November, there will be plenty inside Goodison Park scrutinising how Joey Barton fares as new boss of Fleetwood Town. Barton will become the new manager of the League One club this summer - one day after his ban for betting ends. But Everton defender Michael Keane is convinced his former Burnley team-mate will be a success. “I think he’ll be brilliant,” said Keane. “I got that impression at Burnley. Any time he got the opportunity to speak up in team meetings, he did. And on the coach on the way to games, he would pass little notes around to all the lads. I can’t see him being anything but really good. “Obviously it’s a bit of a gamble going into management because anything can happen but I think he’s really intelligent and his football knowledge is very good, so I hope he does well.” Barton was caustic in his analysis of … [Read more...] about Wonder if David Unsworth shares this view?