Contrary to popular belief, this is NOT where Byker Grove was set. That said, I think that Ant and Dec did once walk past the house on the way to the Bingo up the road, so that's claim to fame enough for me. Oh, and Wor Chezza's mum used to live round the corner, so you might get a glimpse of Chezza coming home to see Mam one day with her new tats. You know why? Because she's worth it
This used to be a great 6 bed flat, but we thought "there's loads of great 6 beds - why don't we make it into an awesome 5 bed", so asked some men to come round with hammers and knock a wall down. Fortunately, the brief was a bit more precise than that and they did the right one and then made it look good again. They even made sure that the person in the now defunct 6th bedroom was out. Man, they weren't happy when they came home :o)
So what to tell you that doesn't make me sound like a shiny suited estate agent It's got a geet big lounge come kitchen come dining room. A loungeitchening room if you will. Decked out with the normal stuff - sofa, fridge freezer and dishwasher - plus some not so normal stuff.
All of the 5 rooms are brilliant - yes, one's a tiny bit smaller but only in comparison to the others - so there shouldn't be too many games of beer pong to decide who gets which. It also has a bathroom, a shower room and an extra toilet. Bonus!
It's just a hop skip and jump from Heaton Perk which is a great cafe, but the last time I saw someone hop skip and jump there, he got chased down the road by a dog.
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Tenancy until 31st Aug 18
This house will surely be getting will surely be getting a blue plaque any day now. It will say "The house closest to Sainsbury's" and all who walk past will give a slight - some might say unnoticeable - nod of respect. Apart form the people from Tesco - they'll not be happy.
So, if you like Sainsbury's and loath walking then this house has got your name written all over it! Please note, if it actually has got your name written all over it, that will come out of your deposit.
Oh boy, it's a great house - it's 'normous! It's spread over three floors, which is great if you like exercise then you don't even need to leave the house to recreate that "just walked up Kilimanjaro" feeling! And you don't even have to ask your mates for sponsorship to do it.
Downstairs is the biggest kitchen I've seen this week so you can all prepare your food without getting into a fist fight over who is using the work surface. I feel it might even bring you together.
The 6 bedrooms are all great, apart from one which - truth be told - is small. It's only got a single bed in it, but if you want somewhere to lay your head and want to pay less than all your other sucker friends then boom! It's yours.
This is like the club sandwich of the heaton house world. And by that, I don't mean that it is held together by a cocktail stick, though I can't guarantee that it's free of bacon. Though that's not a bad thing - everyone likes bacon don't they? Except maybe veggies, but even then I bet they could be tempted.
What you have is three floors of wonder. The two furthermost bedrooms are on the ground floor and top floor, so if two of you don't really get on then this is the ideal situation.
Downstairs - lounge, tick. Massive bedroom, tick. Kitchen and utility room, tick. Jealous mates, tick.
First floor - 3 good rooms, 1 shower room, 1 bathroom, 1 additional toilet, stairs, skirting boards - you know, the usual stuff
Top floor - 2 lovely bedrooms
Et voila! That's your lot!