Sell your house in Darlington Fast

Located near Middlesbrough and Stockon-on-Tees, Darlington is a great place to live if you’re looking for affordable property prices. And if you’re looking to sell your home, the traditional route of using an estate agent can be stressful and time consuming. But if you’re looking for a fast house sale, we can help, as we could purchase your home in as little as 7 days.

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Steeped in history, Darlington’s medieval past is prevalent wherever you look; but it was built upon further by two Quaker families in the 19th century, transforming it into the charming market town it is today. If you’re considering moving to Darlington, but don’t know much about the town, you’ve come to the right place. We’ve looked at the average costs of living there, as well as the best places to live and things to do, so you don’t have to!

Average costs for Darlington

  • Monthly transport pass: £45
  • Cappuccino: £2.37
  • Pint of beer: £3
  • Three course meal for two people: £50
  • Monthly gym membership: £18.25

Top areas to live in Darlington

With property prices cheaper up north, Darlington is a great place to move to if you’re looking to get more for your money. From rural villages to busy high streets and everything in between, there are lots of great places to move to in Darlington.


Just 1.5 miles out of Darlington, Hummersknott is popular not just for its proximity to the centre, but its ease of access to the A1, ideal for commuters to Newcastle, Sunderland, York and Leeds. There are several coffee shops, mini supermarkets and takeaway places in Hummersknott, with average property prices standing at £228,125.


A 25-minute walk into Darlington town centre, Cockerton is an ideal place for anyone who wants to be close to the centre of the action. The main road has lots of eateries to sample, in addition to a post office and doctor’s surgery. Cockerton’s low-cost housing makes it a major draw, with properties selling for an average of £95,500.

Harrowgate Hill

A 10-minute drive north, Harrowgate Hill offers a slower pace of life, and plenty of greenery, with picturesque Drinkfield Marsh Nature Reserve right on your doorstep, which is perfect for walks. The A167 and A1 are both in close proximity of Harrowgate Hill, which is what makes it such a popular place with commuters.


Situated on the banks of the River Tees, Blackwell’s ideal positioning has a price tag, with average properties here costing £325,000. Home to picturesque South Park, with its pond and café; as well as Blackwell Grange golf club, Blackwell is surrounded by greenery.


For a true village feel, head to Heighington. 20 minutes out of Darlington, average property prices here cost £389,196. The local primary school has been rated ‘Good’ by Ofsted, making it a popular place with families, and there’s a couple of pubs here too. Heighington’s location makes it an ideal base for commuters not only into Darlington, but Durham too, which is less than 30-minutes away by car.

Things to do in Darlington

Darlington may not be the first place that springs to mind when you think of a bustling place in the North East, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t a ton of things to do. Surrounded by beautiful nature, there are lots of great parks and walks to enjoy; as well as several museums, shops, bars and restaurants.

Take a daytrip to Raby Castle

One of the most beautiful medieval castles in the country, Raby Castle dates back to the 14th century, when it was built by the Neville family. Now, it’s home to the Vane family, but you can visit between Wednesday and Sunday in the summer months, to explore the impressive array of art, and the beautiful grounds it’s set in.

Visit the Market Hall

Dating back to 1864, the Market Hall is synonymous with Darlington, and was designed by Alfred Waterhouse, who was behind the Natural History Museum in London. Currently undergoing renovations, check out the artisanal producers and fresh food stores that sell their wares from Monday to Saturday.

Step back in time at Head of Steam

Situated in North Road Station, on the Stockton and Darlington railway route, the Head of Steam museum lets you see what life was like in Victorian times, in the town that’s known as the Birthplace of the Railways. Wander around and discover the platform, featuring an original footbridge, Victorian toilets and newspaper kiosk; before checking out the temporary exhibitions that continuously change.

Enjoy the scenery at Piercebridge

A beautiful village just 5 miles west of Darlington, it’s the perfect place to head for a daytrip. Discover the remains of the iconic Roman bridge and fort, before walking around the pretty whitewashed cottages. Make sure you head to the village green and the 18th-century bridge that’s still standing over the River Tees.

Walk around Thornton Hall Gardens

You’ll need to plan in advance for this, as the gardens are only open during spring and summer, but it’s definitely worth the wait. Discover the walled Elizabethan gardens, with ample shrubs and trees; as well as beautiful roses, tulips and clematis, and wildlife ponds.

The Good Move difference...

Selling your home in Darlington couldn’t be simpler with Good Move – we’ll give you a cash offer for your home within 24 hours of you contacting us, and we can buy your home in just 7 days. It doesn’t matter if your home is in bad condition or has failed to sell on the open market – we’ll still offer you up to 85% of market value for your Darlington home.

We’re proud to say we’re the most regulated cash house buyer in the industry – we’re registered with the National Association of Property Buyers (NAPB) and we’re also regulated by The Property Ombudsman, so you can be confident in your sale with us.


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7 days to completion

Estate Agents

3-6 Months to completion
AVG Market Value£100,000£100,000
Final agreed price after survey£80,000£92,500
Estate agent fees (2% VAT)£0£2,200
Mortgage Payments£0£4,780
Solicitor fees (£1,000 + VAT)£0£1,200
Bills and Repairs£50£1,800
Final Price To Be Paid To The Customer£79,950£81,300
7 days to completion

Estate Agents

3-6 Months to completion
AVG Market Value£100,000£100,000
Final agreed price after survey£80,000£92,500
Estate agent fees (2% VAT)£0£2,200
Mortgage Payments£0£4,780
Solicitor fees (£1,000 + VAT)£0£1,200
Bills and Repairs£50£1,800
Final Price To Be Paid To The Customer£79,950£81,300

Regulated by...

  • NAPB
  • RICS
  • Trading Standards

Currently, cash house buyers don’t need to abide by any regulations, but here at Good Move, we believe in providing the best possible service to our customers. We’re registered with the NAPB and The Property Ombudsman, and only work with RICS accredited surveyors, so you can be sure to receive a fair price and have a professional sale.

How to Sell Your House Fast in Darlington

Whether you’re looking to sell a home in Mowden, Hummersknott or The Denes – selling your home with a cash house buyer is the fastest way to sell a home anywhere in Darlington.


Frequently asked questions

  • What is the fastest way to sell my house in Darlington?

    The fastest way to sell your house is with a cash house buyer – here at Good Move, we’ll provide a cash offer to you within 24 hours, and we have funds ready to buy your house in as little as 7 days.

  • How fast can Good Move buy my house?

    We usually complete sales within 21 days, but we can buy your home in as little as 7 days depending on your circumstances.

  • What areas in Darlington do you buy houses?

    We buy houses all over Darlington – whether your property sits in West End, Newton Aycliffe or Richmond, you can sell your home to us.

  • Can I get an online quote to sell my house fast?

    To get a quote from us, all you need to do is fill out the application form above with a few details about your house in Darlington – and then we’ll be in touch with a quote in just 24 hours.

  • How long does it take to sell a house in 2021?

    It usually takes around 3 to 6 months to sell your home in Darlington on the open market with a traditional estate agent, and it can take even longer. Choose to sell with a cash house buyer, and you can speed up the process dramatically – Good Move can buy your home in as little as 7 days.