- Tenure: Freehold
- Impressive and Spacious Victorian Residence
- Two Attached Properties
- Over 9 Acres Grounds/Land
- Fishing Rights to River Derwent
- Rare Opportunity for a Semi-Rural Retreat
Shotley Bridge Primary School (0.7mi.)
Ebchester CofE Primary School (1.0mi.)
Benfieldside Primary School (1.3mi.)
Derwent Lodge and Derwent Mews comprise the two wings of this imposing, architecturally impressive and expansive Victorian residence, situated in a sought-after position within extensive grounds and land - over 9 acres - at the edge of the Shotley Bridge conservation area and the River Derwent, with fishing rights.
The main house, Derwent Lodge, has three reception rooms, five bedrooms and four bathrooms; this magnificent house boasts generous accommodation and a plethora of period features, beautifully combined with some recent contemporary alterations and spacious mature gardens and grounds, which include fishing rights to the river. Derwent Mews, which has previously been used as an adjoining annexe to the Lodge, has reverted to a separate residence but would still make an ideal home for additional family or potential rental property/holiday let, and offers a charming and well-proportioned three/four-bedroomed house, which is currently undergoing some further updating including installation of a new kitchen (due to be completed early 2020).
Built in 1867 - forming the west wing of the building - Derwent Lodge has much to offer to those seeking a substantial family home or semi-rural retreat with its secluded situation along a private drive and with countryside surroundings yet conveniently close to Shotley Bridge village, Consett, Newcastle, Durham, Northumberland and the Tyne Valley. The large hallway, with wood-burner and elegant sweeping staircase, provides a wonderful entrance and leads along to the formal dining room and the drawing room – both with bay windows and feature fireplaces – and further to the sitting room and conservatory, at the east side of the house, while the tastefully fitted kitchen, with its central island unit and Aga range, is located in the centre of the ground floor, with steps to the boot room/porch, and also provides a further dining space, which is ideal for those everyday meals or less formal entertaining. There is also a utility room and cloakroom/W.C., just beyond the stairs. The stunning galleried landing is one of Derwent Lodge's aesthetic delights, which is a fitting sight to behold having climbed the curving staircase to the first floor, which provides five generously proportioned bedrooms - three with contemporary en suite shower rooms – and a large, luxurious family bathroom.
Comprising the east wing, Derwent Mews offers a versatile and relatively spacious home with scope for a variety of uses as either additional annexed accommodation or a separate residence. From the central hallway there is access to the living room, overlooking the garden, a generous kitchen/dining room (currently being fitted), sitting room/bedroom - also looking out over the garden - utility room, boot room with shower room/W.C. and a garage/boiler room, which houses the oil tank.
There are extensive gardens to three sides, predominantly lawned and with mature borders, along with footpaths and terraces and with access to the River Derwent and fishing rights. There is a cobbled courtyard to the rear, with a driveway providing ample parking space for several cars. The shared courtyard provides access to a large garage, two outbuildings and two stables, which have previously had planning permission for conversion into a two/three-bedroomed annexe (the plans, now lapsed, can be viewed on request). There is also a large wood store, which could potentially be made into an additional double garage, and there is an area to the north of the residence, below the driveway, with a large glass house that may have the potential for an additional property to be built in its place (subject to the relevant local council consents / planning). The central heating system to Derwent Lodge runs on mains gas and the house has wooden-framed windows. The separate heating system for Derwent Mews is oil-fuelled.
Set back from the A694, along the private driveway, between Shotley Bridge and Ebchester, the houses have the advantage of being well placed for countryside pursuits while also being within easy reach of local amenities including schools, shops, pubs and restaurants. Nearby Consett offers essential facilities while Hexham, Newcastle and Durham are all within 16 miles, and the A1(M) can be easily accessed. There are stations in Stocksfield, Newcastle and Durham, with Newcastle airport also approximately 16 miles away.
Entrance Hall20'5" (6.22m) x 15'9" (4.8m) plus corridor. Feature fireplace with multi-fuel stove, wooden floorboards, two Myson plinth heaters, Lincrusta wall coverings, folding wooden shutters to windows, built-in cupboard, two radiators, staircase to first floor.
Dining Room16'11" (5.16m) x 22'8" (6.9m) plus bay. Feature fireplace, wooden flooring, two radiators, cornice, picture rail, bay window and side window.
Drawing Room22'11" (6.99m) x 17'2" (5.23m) plus bay. Feature fireplace, wooden flooring, two traditional radiators, cornice, bay window and side window.
Kitchen / Breakfast Room30'3" x 14'7" (9.22m x 4.45m). Fitted with extensive painted wooden wall and base units with wooden worktops and inset one-and-a-half bowl ceramic sink with mixer tap, large central island unit, Aga range stove with twin hot plates, built-in four-ring hob and multiple ovens, integrated fridge, integrated freezer, integrated dishwasher, pull-out larder unit, recessed spotlights, speakers to ceiling, three windows with folding wooden shutters, radiator, feature fireplace to breakfast/dining area and stairs to boot room/porch.
Boot Room / Porch15'9" x 5'8" (4.8m x 1.73m). Tiled floor, radiator, recessed spotlights.
Sitting Room16'7" x 13'8" (5.05m x 4.17m). Feature fireplace with multi-fuel stove, wooden flooring, radiator, two windows.
Conservatory11'3" x 16'10" (3.43m x 5.13m). Tiled floor, two radiators, double doors to gardens.
Utility Room8'9" x 8'2" (2.67m x 2.5m). Plumbing for washing machine, radiator.
Cloakroom / W.C. W.C., pedestal wash basin.
Landing20'5" (6.22m) x 15'9" (4.8m) plus corridor. Galleried landing with two radiators, cornice and picture rail.
Bedroom One17' x 22'10" (5.18m x 6.96m). Two windows, two radiators, cornice, picture rail.
En Suite Shower Room7'5" x 9'4" (2.26m x 2.84m). Fitted with a walk-in dual-head mains-fed shower, wall-mounted wash basin, W.C., towel radiator, tiled floor, part-tiled walls, recessed spotlights, extractor.
Bedroom Two15' x 17'1" (4.57m x 5.2m). Two windows, two radiators, cornice, picture rail.
En Suite Shower/W.C.7'5" x 7'6" (2.26m x 2.29m). Fitted with a walk-in dual-head mains-fed shower, wall-mounted wash basin, W.C., towel radiator, tiled floor, part-tiled walls, recessed spotlights, extractor.
Bedroom Four16'7" x 14'7" (5.05m x 4.45m). Feature fireplace, two radiators, cornice, picture rail.
Bedroom Five12'10" x 8'2" (3.91m x 2.5m). Part-panelled walls, radiator.
En Suite5'9" x 8'2" (1.75m x 2.5m). Fitted with a curved shower cubicle with dual-head mains-fed shower, Roca pedestal wash basin, W.C., towel radiator, tiled floor.
Bathroom12'7" x 14'6" (3.84m x 4.42m). Fitted with a free-standing roll-top bath with mixer shower attachment, large Fired Earth wash basin and W.C., two traditional radiators, speakers to ceiling, two windows.
Boot Room With built-in cupboards and shower/W.C.
Utility Room8'11" x 15' (2.72m x 4.57m). Fitted with units and with sink and plumbing for washing machine.
Kitchen21' max x 14'4" (6.4m max x 4.37m). New kitchen to be fitted and due to be completed by early 2020. Further information including visuals can be provided on request.
Snug / Bedroom11'3" x 14'11" (3.43m x 4.55m). Versatile room with a step down from the kitchen and with windows looking out over the garden.
Hall Stairs to first floor and doors to and from the courtyard and garden. Leads through to living room.
Living Room16'9" x 20'6" (5.1m x 6.25m). Fireplace and two glazed doors out to garden.
Landing Split-level landing.
Bedroom 111'4" x 14'10" (3.45m x 4.52m). Main bedroom with small stairs to connecting room that could be used as a study, small gym, dressing room, or could be converted into a further separate bedroom, bath or shower room or en suite.
Study / Dressing Room9'10" x 11'6" (3m x 3.5m). Connected to main bedroom, with skylight window.
Bathroom Spacious bathroom with built-in cupboard.
Bedroom 213'6" x 11'3" (4.11m x 3.43m).
Bedroom 313'6" x 11'5" (4.11m x 3.48m).
Garage / Boiler Room12' x 14'6" (3.66m x 4.42m). Wooden double doors for access from courtyard. Houses oil tank.
Double Garage18'2" x 18'7" max (5.54m x 5.66m max).
Outbuildings / Stables / Log Store Two further outbuildings and two stables, which have previously had planning permission for conversion into a two/three-bedroomed annexe (the plans, now lapsed, can be viewed on request). There is also a large log store (which could potentially be converted into a further double garage).
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