A rare opportunity to purchase a spacious semi-detached family home which has been tastefully modernised throughout, boasting four generous bedrooms, situated on a plot with 4.33 Ac (1.75 Ha) a generous general use outbuilding with lean to and a useful summer house. Read more
A rare opportunity to purchase a spacious semi-detached family home which has been tastefully modernised throughout, boasting four generous bedrooms, situated on a plot with 4.33 Ac (1.75 Ha) a generous general use outbuilding with lean to and a useful summer house.
The Property Situated in a rural, yet accessible location, Southview cottage is surrounded by picturesque countryside views and is positioned within close proximity to Lanchester village. Benefiting from four generous sized bedrooms, modern fitted kitchen/diner, living room and conservatory, the property has flexible accommodation and has been tastefully renovated throughout. Externally the whole site extends to approximately 4.33 acres (1.75 HA), there is a large general purpose outbuilding with a useful lean-to, summer house which is currently utilised as a pleasant snug/office space, along with off road parking to the front elevation, making it ideally suited to a variety of purchaser's.
The main entrance is accessed via a hardwood door to the front aspect which in turn leads into a useful porch providing plenty of storage for coats and boots. Located to the left hand side is a downstairs WC and wash hand basin, there is also an inner hallway which provides access to all further accommodation, as well as stairs which rise to the first floor. Positioned to the rear and enjoying views over the private gardens and beyond is the living room which is flooded with natural lighting throughout courtesy of the large double glazed windows. Boasting laminate flooring throughout, the focal point of the room is the impressive wood burning stove set within a stone surround with marble heath.
Returning to the hallway and also positioned to the rear is the large Kitchen/Diner which has been fitted with a range of high specification oak wall and base mounted pantry style storage units, topped with granite work surfaces which incorporate a black fitted sink with mixer tap. Featuring a central island which benefits from slide and hide built in oven and a ceramic hob. There are also spot lights to the ceiling and ample space for freestanding appliances such as an American style fridge freezer. French doors open onto the rear gardens and allow access to the adjoining land and buildings.
Located just off the kitchen/diner is the conservatory which is a light and airy room benefiting from ample space for free standing furnishings, French doors open onto the rear gardens.
Leading back to the hallway and situated to the front elevation is the utility room which is fitted with wall and base mounted storage units. Being well lit via a double glazed window, there is space for further freestanding appliances, along with a door leading to the front aspect. Returning to the hallway, stairs rise to the first floor landing which features two loft access points, one of which benefits from a ladder allowing entry. The loft space is fully boarded and provides power, lighting and a Velux style window.
Bedroom one is a generous sized double and faces the rear, enjoying picturesque views over the properties gardens, land and countryside beyond. Being well lit via a double glazed window, there is ample space for furnishings. Bedroom two and four also enjoy views to the rear, both being doubles and boasting double glazed windows. Bedroom three is a double and provides views over the front via a double glazed window. The family bathroom is fitted with a modern white suite comprising of a panel enclosed bath, low level WC, shower cubicle with mains fed shower and a wash hand basin. The room is fully tiled and there is a double glazed window.
Externally to the front of the property there is a pleasant enclosed garden which has a range of mature shrubbery and hedge boarders, there is also off road parking for two vehicles. To the rear are mature, large gardens totaling to approximately 0.68 acres which wrap around extending to the East and are laid to lawn. Featuring hedge boarders surrounding and adding to the privacy element, there are a number of spaces situated around the plot which would be ideal for seating areas and for alfresco dining into the evening.
Land and Buildings The property is situated on a generous size plot which extends to approximately 4.33 acres (1.75 HA) in total, benefiting from land which is directly adjacent to the properties gardens. There are a number of garden sheds located around the land, along with a large general purpose outbuilding with a useful lean –to which is steel framed and has block walls with Yorkshire boarding and fibre cement roof. This is currently being used for storage, there is also power and a water supply. There is further opportunity to park up to four vehicles. The property benefits from a large, charming pond, alongside a generous summer house which is currently utilised as a pleasant snug and as a separate office space benefiting from superb views across the valley and beyond.
Agents Notes 1. Access is via a farm track, which Southview Cottage has right of way over. 2. The property benefits from LPG gas central heating. 3. There is a shared septic tank which is located on the neighbouring farm. 4. There are currently solar panels located on the properties grounds, however these are no longer in use at current and would need to be relocated. 5. The hot tub is for sale by separate negotiation. 6. Southview is to contribute towards the maintenance and any necessary repairs to the access track and septic tank.
Tenure & Possession Freehold, available with vacant possession upon completion.
EPC Rating This property has been certified with an EPC Rating of E/44
Local Authority Durham County Council. The property is Council Tax Band C.
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The Area Southview Cottage occupies a tranquil, rural setting on a working farm, a short distance from Lanchester village. A range of shops, restaurants and banking facilities can be found in the extremely popular nearby village Lanchester, with a broader range of facilities located in Durham City Centre and Consett.
For the commuter for the A68 and A1 (M) provide links throughout the region. There are also mainline rail links available at both Durham and Newcastle providing links nationally, and international airports at Newcastle and Durham Tees Valley.
Many of the region’s attractions are within a short drive beyond which can be found the delights of North Yorkshire, The Lake District, Northumberland, Scottish Borders and the East Coast.
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