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Hunthorn is a lovely four-bedroom modern home located in the heart of a village not far from the university city of Durham.

It can accommodate up to two children. It has a lounge, den, kitchen with dining table, a utility room, an office with sleep in facilities for staff, two bedrooms for young people, one staff sleep in room with en suite bathroom, a bathroom … and a total of three loos. Outside there is a garage and a spacious paved/decked area.

The house, with contemporary furnishings, is close to a local corner shop, library, village community centre and next to several public field areas.

There is a bus stop just outside the property, with routes which go into Sunderland and across Co Durham.

Young people, with appropriate supervision, can access cinemas, theatres, play areas, climbing walls, leisure centres, gyms, sports clubs and shops by public transport.

Attractions in the wider area include Hamsterley Forest, Hardwick Park, Auckland Castle, horse-riding centres, Beamish Museum and Lightwater Valley theme park.

The village has a local primary school and another is situated in a nearby village. There is a secondary school three miles away.

Children and young people choose the colours they want in their bedrooms to further create a sense of “home”.

Hunthorn Statement Of Purpose

The Hawthorns

Welcome to The Hawthorns, a lovely four-bedroom detached home in Newton Aycliffe, Co Durham.

The bungalow, with contemporary furnishings, can accommodate up to two young people.

It has a lounge/diner, a large conservatory, breakfasting kitchen, a utility, an office with staff sleep-in facilities and en-suite bathroom, two bedrooms for young people, a bathroom and an additional staff bedroom.. There is a garage and a spacious paved area and garden with an open green space at the rear.

The Hawthorns is within walking distance of a local shop, a playing field, sports court and play areas.

Young people, with appropriate supervision, can access a cinema complex in nearby Darlington, leisure centres and swimming pools in both Newton Aycliffe and Darlington, a climbing wall and theatres in Durham and Darlington.

Other attractions in the wider area include Hamsterley Forest, Hardwick Park with its education centre and wildlife, Auckland Castle and Beamish Museum.

There are primary and secondary schools within walking distance of the bungalow and good bus routes to the town centre and nearby towns.

Children and young people are invited to choose the colour of their bedrooms, which come with TVs, to further create a sense of “home”.

Hawthorns Statement Of Purpose


“I like it at the home and I get on well with the staff.”

Young person

“I used to just live in houses but this feels like my home.”

Young Person

“The home is led in a robust manner by a confident manager who sets high standards for her team, the home and the young person. She demonstrates a proactive approach, and clearly values the development of the team by delegating effectively.”

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