Over 26,000 people from across the UK nominated their favourite place for a variety of reasons, with key attributes including a strong sense of community, access to green spaces and pride in their local area.

Sam Gibson, a partner with Galbraith based in Hexham said; “Hexham is a fantastic place to live, with its beautiful traditional architecture, its historic Abbey and its excellent schools and shops. From Hexham it is easy to access all the stunning moors, hills and heritage coastline of Northumberland.

“Property here offers a good variety of options, from traditional cottages in Hexham and Corbridge to waterside apartments in Amble to rural farms and estates offering a superb quality of life. The market is performing well and we are seeing a good number of off-market sales which provide additional flexibility for the seller.”

Currently on the market through Galbraith in Hexham are properties including –

  • Threpwood Hill, Birtley, Hexham, Northumberland. Offers Over £375,000

A traditional game keeper’s lodge in a wonderfully isolated and peaceful countryside setting. Planning permission is in place to create a charming four-bedroom house incorporating the existing outbuildings. The site offers stunning panoramic views over the Northumbrian countryside.

Thepwood Hill


  • The Estate House, Matfen, Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland. Guide Price £1,300,000

a beautiful  period property in Matfen, one of the most desirable Northumbrian villages, and just 15 miles from Newcastle.  The property was formerly the Dower House of Matfen Hall and all period features have been retained, while the bathrooms have been modernised to provide a simply beautiful family home. There are 4 reception rooms, 7 bedrooms, two attic bedrooms, and very pretty gardens plus a paddock, with grounds of about 3 acres in all.

The Estate House  | Galbraith


  • Broomewood, Lemmington Bank, Alnwick, Northumberland. Offers Over £1,250,000

A delightful residential farm in a spectacular part of Northumberland, extending to approximately 124 acres with a farmhouse of great character and a useful range of farm buildings. The property enjoys dramatic views and the land includes permanent pasture as well as areas of woodland and grazing land.

Broomewood | Galbraith