6 bedroom country house for sale
Castleside, Consett, County Durham>
- Substantial Period Country Home with Attached One Bedroom Annex
- Immaculately Presented Throughout with an Abundance of Period Charm
- Four Excellent Reception Rooms, Two Kitchens & Extended Garden Room
- Seven Bedrooms and Three Contemporary Re-Fitted Bathrooms
- Stylish Re-Fitted Kitchen/Breakfast Room
- 3 Acres of Wonderful Surrounding Landscaped Gardens and Grounds with Duck Pond
Substantial, Stone Built, Detached Period Family Home Which is set Within Delightful Surrounding Landscaped Gardens and Grounds Which Stretch to Almost 3 Acres and Include a Private Lake, Four Reception Rooms, Two Kitchens, Six Bedrooms, Attached One Bed Annex and An Abundance of Period Charm and Character!
The Old Vicarage, which is thought to have been originally constructed in 1865, is ideally nestled on the edge of the North Pennines, which is an area of outstanding natural beauty, and is perfectly placed to offer access to the surrounding greenery and beautiful countryside walks. The property is also situated to the south of the village of Castleside and is based approximately a 30 minute drive from both Durham and Newcastle City Centres.
The property, which is purpose built over three storeys, has been sympathetically restored and modernised by the current owners, who have been running the residence as an extremely successful and highly regarded, licenced private dining and wedding venue for up to 20 guests. The property manages to blend period charm and modern detail with ease and offers a perfect opportunity for the next owners to create a guaranteed income should it so be desired.
Access is via a stone pillared entrance with wrought iron gates that give access to a long sweeping and tree lined driveway with feature lighting and box hedges that lead up to the rear of the property and to a block paved and gravelled driveway that provides off street parking for multiple vehicles.
The main entrance, which is also situated to the rear, is via an original timber door which leads into the entrance hall with side window, polished wooden flooring and cast-iron radiator - Family room/snug, which is placed to the west of the property, with dual aspect and period fireplace - Impressive drawing room with a large walk-in bay offering wonderful uninterrupted views, working shutters and period fireplace - Sitting room, which is placed to the north east side and offers dual aspect windows with working shutters, black marble fireplace and polished wooden flooring - Dining room, with dual aspect and tiled flooring which in turn leads through to the stylish, re-fitted kitchen/breakfast room with hand painted units, granite worktops, central island with breakfast bar and integrated appliances with range cooker and tiled flooring - Cellar/wine store
The very rear of the ground floor leads through to a second kitchen/large utility and boot room with tiled flooring, large store cupboard and gardener’s WC with access to the terrace and gardens - A door leads from the second kitchen into the delightful extended garden room with large atrium, tiled flooring and bi-folding doors which lead out on the private terrace, fishpond and gardens. This space is extremely versatile and could easily be utilised as part of the attached annex to create further living space - French doors from the garden room lead to the attached annex which is known as The Coach House
The Coach House is extremely well appointed and has been used by the current owners as a separate holiday rental providing a separate income should it be desired. The Coach House, which has its own private access, comprises of an open plan lounge/kitchen and diner with stone flooring, dual aspect and stylish kitchen units with integrated appliances. The rear hallway leads to a generous double bedroom with door to garden, again with stone floor and a stylish, re-fitted en-suite shower room. The Coach House is also absolutely ideal for those with visiting relatives or for a parent/family member to still live independently on site.
The stairs to the first floor lead to four bedrooms, all of which are very well presented and are comfortable double rooms with views of the gardens. The principal bedroom is generous in size and offers a stylish refitted ensuite shower room - Bedrooms two and three are similar in size and bedroom four, which is situated to the rear, is another comfortable double and is currently being utilized as a living space and offers a wood burning stove - Family bathroom
The stairs to the purpose built second floor lead to a study/reading area and then onto a re-fitted and fully tiled shower room and then onto two further good sized double bedrooms.
Externally, the property enjoys delightful, manicured surrounding gardens which are laid mainly to lawn with gravelled walkways, stone wall borders, mature planting and an abundance of mature trees. The front garden, which is predominantly south facing, offers a private duck pond with water fountain and a sun terrace with stone flags and steps down to the generous lawned area and is absolutely perfect for entertaining or dining al fresco.
To the front of The Coach House and garden room is a second, private terrace with a raised and stone-built fishpond with surrounding gravelled walkway and well stocked borders.
The rear garden is also impressive in size and offers delightful seating areas to catch the evening sun with paved and gravelled walkways and off-street parking space.
Immaculately presented throughout, this really is a wonderful opportunity to purchase a stunning, period family home and early viewings are strongly advised to fully appreciate the quality of accommodation on offer in this spectacular, countryside location.
Services: Mains electricity and water, oil/kerosene heating, septic tank - Tenure: Freehold - Council Tax Band: A - EPC Rating: D
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