Less than two miles from the junction of the A1 and the Great North Road, perfect for travel throughout the UK, Hazlerigg is also in easy reach of the shops, entertainment and sporting venues of Newcastle City Centre. Local buses, including the luxury twice-hourly Sapphire 44 service, run alongside the development, and Kingston Park Metro Station, half an hour’s walk away, can be reached along pleasant off-road paths. Newcastle International Airport, less than four miles from Hazlerigg, offers direct flights to UK and international destinations.
The strategic benefits of the location contrast with its semi-rural setting, with miles of open farmland to the east and a superb nature reserve, one of the few remaining urban habitats for red squirrels, immediately to the south. Weetslade Country Park and the beautiful Big Waters Nature Reserve are both within walking distance of the development, and nearby sporting amenities include the excellent Northumberland Golf Club, one of several courses in the area, and Newcastle Racecourse with its full year-round programme of events.
The selection of local shops around five minutes walk from the development includes a convenient One Stop store, off-licence and newsagent with post office services, while the shopping precinct in Wideopen, around a mile away, has a large Co-op supermarket and a pharmacy. A wider choice can be found in Gosforth’s traditional High Street with its Sainsbury supermarket and lively mixture of
national chains and local specialist shops, some of them in an indoor mall. The shops are interspersed with a wide range of pubs, cafés, restaurants and takeaways, creating a pleasant and relaxed shopping environment. Gosforth Leisure Centre, just off the High Street, incorporates a well equipped gym, swimming pools, a sauna and fitness studio.
The retail parks around Kingston Park Metro Station present a choice of larger stores, including Marks and Spencer, Boots, Halfords, Currys PC World and Tesco, and there is a useful recycling facility, the Brunswick Recycling Centre, less than a mile away.