Hunters Teesside Newsletter Summer 2014

Welcome to the latest newsletter from the Hunters Teesside office.

In this edition we look at what is going on in Teesside, our home of the month, exciting new developments around the area, the property markets and some great tips on how to improve your home.  

We hope you enjoy the read!

Hunters Teesside 

Our best properties on the market

We are proud to present to you our best properties on the market.

Maddison Grove Normanby, &330,000


A Taylor Wimpey, 5 Bedroom, Luxury, Family Home on a desirable development in Normanby, Middlesbrough. Built to 'The Bamborough' design, the property is located close to local amenities and to good transport networks and offers excellent living space over two levels.

Click here for more details.

Maplewood Drive, Teesville, &195,000


Excellent family opportunity on a desirable Middlesbrough development. A Four, Double Bedroom detached house on the High Farm Development. The property is based on 'The Shelford', Taylor Wimpey design and offers excellent space both internally and externally.

Click here to find out more about this property.


Chesterton Avenue, Thornaby, &595,000 (offers in region of) 

Most deceptive and spacious, delightful detached family home, affording versatile living accommodation and enjoying an enviable setting with superb views over the River Tees and adjoining wildlife to the rear.
Briefly comprising to the ground floor an open plan Reception Hall, Cloakroom, Kitchen Diner and open plan Lounge and Dining Area overlooking the rear. While to the lower ground floor is the Master bedroom with Ensuite, Three further Double Bedrooms, Family Bathroom and Study.

Click here to find out more about this property.


Birchwood Road, Marton-in-Cleveland, &210,000


Immaculate 3 bedroom detached bungalow set in a cul-de-location on Birchwood Road in Marton. Briefly comprising storm porch, entrance hall, 16ft lounge, kitchen/dining area, three bedrooms, bathroom, sun/family room, conservatory, front garden with gated drive leading to garage, beautiful & private 'sun trap' rear garden.

Click here to find out more about this property.


New nature reserve opened in Guisborough

&15,000 lottery boost for Guisborough wildlife project!

An ambitious wildlife scheme at a former Teesside pitch and putt course has received a major &15,900 boost from the Heritage Lottery Fund. Click here for more information.

Heritage and History

For most of its history Guisborough was part of the North Riding of Yorkshire, from 1974 to 1996 part of the county of Cleveland and at present one of the major towns of the borough of Redcar and Cleveland.

The town is listed in the Domesday Book and the ruined Gisborough Priory dates back to the 12th century.

Historic Sites Include:

  • Saint Nicholas' Anglican Church, home to the de Brus cenotaph and built mainly from stone taken from the Priory.
  • Gisborough Hall, the ancestral home of Lord Gisborough, which now serves as a hotel and popular venue for wedding receptions.
  • The Alfred Waterhouse-designed Gothic revival Hutton Hall, situated at Hutton Lowcross which had its own station on the erstwhile Middlesbrough-Guisborough branch of the North Eastern Railway (closed in 1964).
  • A curious 18th century market cross decorated with sundial and weather vane is located at the top of Westgate. Originally a Market cross to 'remind men that they had a sense of morality in the market' this was replaced with a ball as the Puritans banned the siting of market crosses.
  • Sunnyfield House, a Grade II Listed building owned and run by Guisborough Town Council.


Stockton council set to develop High Street

Hunters are proud Stockton has been voted as the 6th best place to live according to the Telegraph, click here for more information. 

These improvements will see the street transformed with open spaces, new car parks and a growing number and variety of shops.

The first phase started at the South End of the High Street (opposite the Castlegate Shopping Centre) on Monday 24th September 2012 and was completed early summer 2013. There are now five further phases with the whole project expected to be complete in early 2015.

The council comments:

"We'll make sure access to shops is maintained at all times with at least a three metre walkway available, with noise, dust and distribution kept to a minimum. the businesses still need you to come and shop in the High Street so why not combine your journey and take a peek through out open fencing to see what we're up to?"

Three further phases will follow providing a focal point in the central area incorporating seating, grass and a stylish water feature as well as a dedicated space for the regular market, an automation, and a flexible space for events and specialist markets.

Also being created is a dedicated walkway to connect the riverside and the end of the High Street, along with new spaces to sit, relax and play.

For more of what’s happening in Stockton and events click here.


The average house price in England is now just above £266,000

Have a look and see what properties you can get for the average house price in England:

Oxbridge Lane:


Click here to see the property in more detail.


Cambridge Road:


Click here to see the property in more detail.


The Ladle:


Click here to see the property in more detail.

To see other properties that are available in these areas please click here.

Properties selling like hot cakes in Acklam and Brookfield

Ian collected the keys from the vendor on the morning that the property came to the market. he had arranged a viewing with a registered buyer that evening who then offered and the offer was then accepted that same evening.

Properties are selling with great succession in Acklam and Brookfield more bungalows are needed with buyers ready and waiting.

To see more properties available in this area click here.

Hunters Auction

Hunters Auctions are happening almost every month, and we are making sure that Teeside get in on the action!

If you think you have a property that might suit the Auction style of selling then please see the criteria required:

  • Vacant property
  • Probate sales
  • Commercial property
  • Tenanted property with an income
  • Marketed for 3 months plus
  • Property in disrepair or in need of modernisation
  • Building plots/Land

Our last auction in June was very successful with 5 sold on the night and 3 selling subsequently, all for good prices. We are now working on the auction to be held on the 24th September 2014 at York Racecourse.

Click here to find out more about the auctions department at Hunters.

What's going on in Ingleby Barwick?

The final event of the summer is this area, we hope you can all attend!

  • 11th September Battle of Britain Service, 12.30pm, Airmans Statue, Thornaby Road

Click here to see the properties this area has to offer.

Home of the month

Our area offer some fantastic properties, here is one of our favourites this month.


Situated on a superior corner plot located at the end of a spacious cul-de-sac and briefly comprising; Entrance Hall, Cloak/WC, Lounge with French doors to rear Garden, Custom-Built Home Cinema, Study/Dining Room, Extensive Kitchen with Breakfast Bar, Utility Room. First Floor; Three Double Bedrooms, One large Single Bedroom, Master with En-suite, Family Bathroom, Front, Side & Rear Gardens and Drive leading to Double Garage.

The property also benefits from being in the catchment area for both Marton & Nunthorpe's most sought after Primary and Secondary Schools.

Click here to visit the property on huntersnet.

A new home for Hunters


The customer services expert is making a new home for herself at Hunters Teesside as the new personal agent for an area she knows and loves.

Middlesbrough girl Nichola has joined Teesside’s fastest-growing estate agents after a career in customer service that saw her work as a deputy manager in a local hotel and as customer care coordinator for Middlesbrough Teaching and Learning Centre.

Now Acklam-born Nichola is combining her lifelong passions for homes and customer service for her dream job.

She said: “Customer service is my passion. Having explored all avenues in that direction, I wanted a new challenge in my life – and this is it.

“I’ve always been passionate about houses, properties and interior design, while I’ve lived in Middlesbrough all my life and used to live in Normanby, so the TS6 postcode is an area I know and love. In fact, I plan to move back there very soon.

“It’s a truly desirable location with a full and varied range of properties for all budgets and requirements. There’s detached, semi-detached and terraces houses and bungalows of all sizes, ranging from nearly &300,000 to &80,000. So first-team buyers and those looking for a family home are sure to find something that suits.

“We’re already successfully selling properties in Eston and Normanby, but I’m looking to make a real impact there. I’ve joined a great team at Hunters, who are dedicated to helping people sell their property and find a new home.”

Nichola is Hunters’ third recent recruit. Charlotte Jenkins has joined the estate agents as sales progressor, while Leah Gray is a sales negotiator.

Hunters relocated to new &250,000 premises at 146 Linthorpe Road, Middlesbrough, earlier this year.



Lots of news in Middlesbrough Central

Free Parking in Middlesbrough town!

We now have some areas in which parking is free click here to find out more.

Middlesbrough's mayor talks about the future of the town

The Mayor of Middlesbrough's ambitions for the town are as follows:

  • A town that is clean, safe and healthy
  • A learning town, in which families and communities thrive
  • A town that continues to transform

Business is thriving in Middlesbrough too click here and here to find out more.



Home Improvement Tips

Are you wanting to spruce up your room or totally change your living space. We have some great ways to get the most out of your home.

If you are interested in transforming your house then please click here for some ideas and ways to do this. With summer coming to an end why not try and keep some of the summer inside your home click here for ideas on how to bring the outdoors indoors. If you are not wanting to completely change your whole house but simply want some ideas on how to bring back some life into your rooms then please click here.

Happy painting from all of us here at Hunters!