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Delight Court Dipton

Delight Court, Dipton DH9 9XJ 

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Delight Court is a retirement living housing scheme which was built on the sight of the Delight Pit. The court has some picturesque views over the Derwent Valley.

We're looking for new residents aged from 55 years of age and over. There are 32, 1 bedroom, self-contained flats within the court and a guest-room for the use of tenants’ families.


Delight Court is just off the main Consett to Newcastle Road in the village of Dipton. The main bus route to Stanley, roughly four miles away, Consett, Durham, Newcastle and the Metro Centre is easy to get to.

The village itself has a Doctors surgery, chemist, post office, supermarket, hairdressers, Café and gift shop, and a fish and chip shop. The local community centre hosts entertainment.


Tenants hold coffee mornings twice a week and a regular lunch club as well as playing Bingo in the lounge. The tenants organise trips out when the weather is suitable as well as Christmas celebrations. However, due to current Covid-19 restrictions, these social events are currently on hold.

Within the court, there is:

  • a communal lounge leading on to a conservatory which has tables and chairs and a large flat-screen TV on the wall for the use of tenants
  • a communal kitchen with modern fittings
  • a laundry room and communal wet room with showers accessible to wheelchairs
  • it also has a lift

On the upper floor, there is a computer room with two computers so anyone interested can use the internet. Outside, there is a well-maintained garden area to the front, that gives a beautiful display of flowers in the summer.


Rent is £432 per month

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