Substantial Grade II Listed Georgian residence offering spacious and flexible accommodation throughout. Currently utilised as three self contained units with eight bedrooms in total. Available with extensive off road parking space. Read more
Substantial Grade II Listed Georgian residence offering spacious and flexible accommodation throughout. Currently utilised as three self contained units with eight bedrooms in total. Available with extensive off road parking space.
The Property This period residence is a deceptively spacious, large family home, which has three distinct elements. Offering eight bedrooms in total and flexible accommodation throughout, the property is conveniently positioned for the town centre and benefits from an extensive parking area which extends to approximately 195m².
The element to the front of the property comprises a well proportioned four bedroomed family home. The main entrance leads into the spacious hallway, where to the left hand side lies the living room which is light and airy courtesy of double bay windows to the front looking straight out to the County Bridge and Castle. Featuring a cast iron open fire with tiled slips and a wooden effect laminate floor.
The dining kitchen is also located to the front, and is has a newly fitted modern range of wall and base mounted storage units. Topped with granite worktops which incorporate a porcelain one and a half bowl sink, brand new integral appliances include an electric hob with extractor over, eye level oven and grill and dishwasher, while there is also space for an American style fridge/freezer.
Returning to the hallway, there is a useful storage cupboard while stairs rise to the first floor landing. To the first floor, there are two large double bedrooms which enjoy superb views over the Castle ruins. Both benefit from en-suite facilities which comprise of low level WC, wash hand basin set upon a pedastal and shower cubicle with mains fed shower.
The two further bedrooms include one double and one single, as well as an additional WC/cloakroom with wash hand basin.
The adjoining section can be accessed from first floor level via the landing or via a secondary staircase.
Returning to the rear hallway at ground floor level, steps lead down to the cellar which provides a useful storage space and could be developed to provide further living accommodation if desired, subject to obtaining the relevant consents.
The adjoining annexe, also accessed via the rear hallway of the main house, would be ideally suited to a dependent relative or as a holiday let. It has an open plan kitchen/living room which features a range of base and wall mounted storage units. Integral appliances include a fridge/freezer and washing machine, while there is also a void for an electric cooker. Light and airy courtesy of the dual aspect, there is a door leading out to a private, enclosed courtyard which provides a pleasant and sheltered, walled seating area.
The shower room is fitted with a white suite comprising low level WC, wash hand basin and shower cubicle with mains fed shower.
The annexe is completed by a small double bedroom which enjoys a pleasant outlook over the courtyard.
The third and final element, constructed in the early 1700's or before, is independent and lies to the rear of the property. A side entrance opens into a lobby which in turn leads into the living room. Here there is a multi-fuel stove set within an impressive inglenook, and exposed timber flooring and beams to the ceiling provide character and a cottage feel. There is also a useful under stair cupboard.
The kitchen is located to the rear and is fitted with a range of base and wall mounted storage units. Topped with contrasting worktops which incorporate a Porcelain sink. Integral appliances include fridge/freezer, dishwasher, electric oven and hob with extractor over. There is a breakfast bar, ideal for informal dining, while access to the rear gardens can be granted from here. A useful utility room and ground floor WC completes the ground floor.
Returning to the living room, the inner hallway can be accessed. The secondary staircase rises to the first floor landing, which grants access to a double bedroom with a range of fitted wardrobes, as well as the family bathroom which is fitted with a white suite comprising WC, wash hand basin, shower cubicle with mains fed shower and freestanding roll top bath. There is also a cast iron feature fireplace which contributes to the overall character and charm of the property.
The second floor accommodation offers two further bedrooms, a well proportioned double enjoying a rear aspect view, and a good sized single which includes a further feature fireplace. A connecting door leads onto the first floor landing of the adjoining element.
Externally To the side of the property, there is an extensive gravelled parking area providing off street parking for a number of vehicles. A gated entrance opens into the well maintained gardens which include a fenced, lawned area with a pleasant seating area, ideal for entertaining and al-fresco dining. Planted with a variety of shrubs and planted borders, there are also a range of productive fruit trees. In addition, there are two greenhouses, ideal for the keen gardener and those looking to increase self-sufficiency. There is also a useful workshop space providing further storage.
Services The property benefits from mains water, drainage, electricity and gas. The element to the front of the property, and the adjoining annexe share the same water, electricity, drainage and gas supply. Both of these units have independent gas boilers. The element to the rear has its own independent services and gas boiler.
Tenure & Possession Freehold, available with vacant possession upon completion.
Right of Access A right of access across the drive way is granted to the property to the rear. This could be fenced/walled without impacting the extensive parking if required.
EPC Rating The House has been certified with an EPC Rating of D/57
The Annexe has been certified with an EPC Rating of D/57
Local Authority Durham County Council
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The Area Startforth is on the fringe of the ever popular town of Barnard Castle and comprises an interesting variety of houses and cottages. It is situated less than a mile from the town centre which is reached by a pleasant walk over the Tees, either via County Bridge or by the pedestrian Green Bridge. The village is also well serviced by local transport.
Startforth currently supports a Church and locally renowned nursery school. A broader range of shopping, educational and recreational facilities can be found within the town centre itself. Barnard Castle is often referred to as the "Gateway to Teesdale" with many rural beauty spots close at hand. For the commuter, the A66, the A67 and the A1(M) provide links with the major commercial centres of the North East. Darlington Mainline Railway Station and Teesside International Airport offer further communications with the rest of the country.
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