Driveway on Coquet Gardens, NE28
The driveway is a 5 min walk from Hadrian Road Metro Station, from which Newcastle city centre is approx 10 mins. It's also approx 5 mins/3 miles from the DFDS ferry terminal at North Shields, whose car parking charge is currently £12 per 24 hours. The terminal is a 15-20 min walk from Percy Main metro station however most people get a taxi as it's quicker and seems to be more cost effective - especially with larger groups. Blueline Taxis (0 [Removed] ) are Wallsend based although there are many other firms to choose.
The estate comprises 3 cul de sacs with one road in/out. As such, traffic is typically residents and their visitors only, meaning no passing traffic associated with normal housing estates.
The driveway is attached to a detached house with plenty of room. Therefore much reduced risk of scratches and bumps compared to normal car parks..
Directions and advice very clear. Excellent location and we felt very comfortable leaving our vehicle on such a well maintained and tidy drive.
Perfect location for route 72 coast 2 coast cycle ride. Finish/start just 4 miles away at Tymemouth, route itself at the end of the estate entrance. Highly recommended
Easy to get to and only about 1 mile from the terminal taxi only cost £6
Very handy for the Ferry terminal and a fraction of the cost of the long stay car park there. Worked well. Might be worth the owner reassuring people that they can park in front of the garage door. I wasn't sure and didn't want to block access so knocked on door to confirm.
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Good position off the road on a pleasant estate close to Metro and 2 stops from port. A mile to walk from Percy Main, but a taxi from port to Coquet Gardens was only £8.50.
Left car here whilst walking the Hadrian's Wall path, ideal space.
7 Sep '13