Grove House is beautifully presented 19th Century family home, nestled in the heart of Hamsterley Forest. This stunning 7 bedroom property offers an ideal base to explore the North Pennines Area of Outstanding Beauty and is just a short drive from Barnard Castle and historic Durham City. Read more
Grove House is beautifully presented 19th Century family home, nestled in the heart of Hamsterley Forest. This stunning 7 bedroom property offers an ideal base to explore the North Pennines Area of Outstanding Beauty and is just a short drive from Barnard Castle and historic Durham City. Currently run as a successful luxury bed and breakfast, the property benefits from several outbuildings, plenty of parking space and beautifully landscaped gardens.
The Property This former hunting lodge of the Surtees family was built around 1826 and is currently run as a successful luxury bed and breakfast offering four letting rooms and a separate bedroom in the dovecote set in the grounds. If running a lifestyle business is not for you then just enjoy the stunning features of this period property as a traditional spacious family home. The original building was divided into three properties and Grove House retains the very grand reception rooms including a formal dining room extending to 29ft and a perfectly appointed drawing room overlooking the walled garden. The property is steeped in period features and character including feature fireplaces, attractive door molding and deep skirtings.
Compromising of three impressive reception rooms which all enjoy views across the gardens. A well equipped kitchen with Rangemaster cooker.
To the first floor there are six bedrooms and five well appointed modern bathrooms and a staircase leads a second floor with useful storage rooms and a shower room.
Externally Grove House sits in circa 2 acres of beautiful landscaped gardens. With formal lawned areas and well stocked flower beds and borders, there are several patio entertaining areas perfect for Alfresco dining. Nestled in the heart of the stunning Hamsterley Forest with 2,000 acres of woodland, with nature walks, cycling trails, and a varied selection of wildlife. Within easy reach of Hamsterley village which has a thriving pub, an active village hall, and a primary school.
Services Biomass boiler system for hot water and central heating. Private water supply, mains electricity, septic tank sewerage system.
Local Authority Durham County Council The property is currently rated council tax band E and is approximately £3,200 per year but this is reduced by £1,000 due to B&B business use.
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Grove House is located in the stunning Hamsterley Forest with 2,000 acres of woodland, with nature walks, cycling trails, and a varied selection of wildlife. The village of Hamsterley is a thriving and popular village lying to the east of the A68. The surrounding towns of Darlington, Barnard Castle and Bishop Auckland provide a further range of shopping, educational and recreational facilities.
For the commuter the A68 and A1(M) provide links with the major commercial centres of the north east, while Darlington mainline railway station and Durham Tees Valley International Airport offer further communications to the rest of the country. Many of the region's renowned beauty spots can be found within a short drive.
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