Britain’s poshest villages: Tyne and Wear location named among UK’s most desirable - how to visit the village

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A 13th century mediaeval Tyne and Wear village has been included in The Telegraph’s list of 54 poshest places in Britain

The Telegraph have released a list of the 54 poshest villages in Britain, with Tyne and Wear village Dinnington among the poshest. The list, developed in conjunction between the newspaper and real estate company Savills, reveals the most desirable villages in each ceremonial county, based on the combination of highest house prices, best lifestyle amenities, connectivity and chocolate-box appeal.

Dinnington was the only village in Tyne and Wear to be included in the list, with an average house price in the village around the £211,000 mark and close to two very popular areas in the county. Dinnington is a stone’s throw away from popular Northumberland area Ponteland and also from Darras Hall, considered the ‘millionaire’s row of the north’, home to a number of footballers.

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Dating back to the 13th century, the village of Dinnington was a mediaeval settlement, before becoming a coal-mining village and expanded during the last 40 years of the twentieth century to become a commuter or dormitory village with suburban residential estates.Two areas of Green Belt land have been removed to allow 250 private houses to be built and a further 160 have been constructed at Donkey Field.

In the Telegraph’s write up, they consider Dinnington to have “the hallmarks of a traditional village with a church as well as a doctor’s surgery, primary school, village hall and social club” and “the Masons Arms pub overlooks the green.”

If Dinnington sounds like an ideal location for a potential move in 2023, you can check out all the current listings in the area by visiting the Zoopla page dedicated to the posh village. Dinnington can also be visited from Newcastle city centre by taking either the 44 or 45 Sapphire bus line.

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