Several schools that cater for youngsters lie within a short distance of Church View. These include Westerhope Primary around 15 minutes’ walk away and Simonside Primary, around a mile away. Milecastle, Farne, Cheviot and St Mark’s Roman Catholic primary schools are also just a short drive away. For older students, Ponteland High School, Studio West and Sacred Heart RC High School can all be reached within 10 minutes by car.
For day-to-day essentials there are three supermarkets within two miles of Church View, as well as convenience stores within walking distance. Newcastle city centre attracts visitors from across the region and beyond, drawn by its world-class shops and cultural venues, while with more than 200 stores, restaurants, cafés and a multiplex cinema, the Metrocentre in Gateshead is a popular choice with shoppers.
Church View enjoys an enviable position on the edge of green fields, bridleways and country lanes that offer excellent opportunities for cycling, dog walking and running. West Denton Leisure Centre, a short drive from the development, has several swimming pools, a gym, sports hall, all-weather courts and fitness studios; Westerhope Golf Club is around 5 minutes’ walk down the road and rugby union team Newcastle Falcons is based at Kingston Park, less than three miles away.
The Jingling Gate – a traditional pub that serves a varied food menu, as well as a wide range of real ales, wines and spirits – is just a few minutes’ walk from Church View while The Poachers Cottage in Callerton – a popular live music venue, bar and restaurant – can be reached on foot within 15 minutes. Italian pizzeria Oli & Joes is also within walking distance. Nearby Ponteland boasts a number of popular wine bars and pubs, and is home to tea rooms, cafés and restaurants, catering to a variety of tastes and offering cuisines from around the world. Newcastle’s celebrated city centre and quayside boast a plethora of eateries, offering everything from street food to fine dining, with the latter including the Michelin-starred House of Tides.
Theatre, dance, music of all genres and comedy play an important role in the life of Newcastle, with the stunning Theatre Royal and its stone-pillared façade, at the forefront of cultural destinations within the city. Other venues include the Utilita Arena, City Hall, the Tyne Theatre & Opera House, Northern Stage and Live Theatre.
Church View is around five miles from Newcastle city centre. Major roads easily accessible from the development include the A1 (for Scotland to the north, Durham, Darlington, York and London to the south), the A69 (for Hexham and Carlisle), and the A19 (for Stockton, Middlesbrough and Doncaster). A public bus route linking Newcastle with Hexham lies on the doorstep, with further bus services available within comfortable walking distance. The nearest Metro station is at Bank Foot two miles away, with regular trains running to the city centre, Gateshead, Sunderland and the coast; mainline train services can be accessed via Newcastle Central Station. Church View is also ideally situated for domestic and international air travel from Newcastle Airport, which is around 10 minutes’ drive from the development.
Local area information, including retail, leisure or other amenities is intended as general guidance only. References to schools and other educational establishments are included to illustrate their proximity to the development and should not be regarded as a guarantee of eligibility or admission. Travel times are approximate and by car unless otherwise stated.