The Orchards, Brandon

Beech Park, DURHAM, County Durham, DH7 8GD

  • Rental properties
  • Extra Care Housing

For most of our Extra Care Housing estates we have agreements with the local authority to let a percentage of our vacant properties to people nominated by them. Hanover’s agreement for this estate is that all of the allocations are managed by the local authority, Durham County Council, who can be contacted on 03000 26 0000.

Estate overview

The Orchards comprises a range of 45 Extra Care retirement apartments, which include a residents’ lounge, hair salon and guest room, as well as lunches in the on-site restaurant. The estate manager is on-site every week day to assist with any queries you may have and also arrange any maintenance required for the buildings and grounds.

Frequent social events and trips out are also available.


Estate services

  • Assisted bathroom
  • Car parking
  • Garden
  • Guest room
  • Hairdresser
  • Hobbies room
  • Laundry
  • Lift
  • Lounge
  • Restaurant
  • Scooter storage
  • Treatment room
  • Internet access

Local area

The properties are convenient for the village's local shops and amenities, which include a library, post office, Co-op store, a doctor’s surgery and some pubs.

There are countryside views and walks to enjoy, while a football and cricket ground are close by.

Brandon is also situated around three miles from the city of Durham, where you will be able to access many more shops and facilities.

Transport links

The estate is located not far from the A690, which connects to the A167 and the A1(M). Arriva bus routes 49 and 49a serve the village, taking around 12 minutes from Durham bus station.

The nearest railway station is at Durham where services include London Kings Cross, Manchester and Newcastle.