Rarely available on the open market, we are delighted to offer for sale this bespoke Barn conversion, finished to an extremely high standard throughout. Read more
Rarely available on the open market, we are delighted to offer for sale this bespoke Barn conversion, finished to an extremely high standard throughout. This well proportioned family home boasts an extensive private and secure plot with far reaching views, alongside flexible accommodation and high quality fixtures throughout.
Gallowgate is an impressive and bespoke barn conversion which was completed in 2010, enjoying a large, private plot of approximately half an acre and benefiting from five generous bedrooms. The property is situated on a private lane on the outskirts of Windlestone and benefits from excellent transport links, along with local amenities close by. This large executive home offers accommodation over 4400 square feet in size which is predominately situated on the ground floor, however offering ample bedroom and living space to the first floor. The property offers a spacious and flexible living space boasting high end fixtures and fittings throughout, ideally suited for family living, but could also be split into two dwellings if desired and subject to consents. Offering underfloor heating to the ground floor and radiators to the first floor, operated by an LPG boiler, the property also benefits from hot and cold air conditioning to several rooms and is well lit via solid wood double glazed windows. The property benefits from an open aspect with sensational views which any buyer would enjoy on a daily basis.
The main entrance is to the front of the property via a solid wood door which leads into the spacious hallway which is open plan to the modern dining kitchen. The floor is laid with solid wood which continues throughout the ground floor of the property. The dining kitchen offers a dual aspect with a double arched door leading to the front composite decked area, while pedestrian access is by a stable-style wooden door to the rear. Fitted with a bespoke German kitchen, which offers a wide range of drawer, wall and base units, topped with contrasting Silestone working surfaces, which extends into a breakfast bar with seating for four. Integral appliances are supplied by Bosch appliances, including an oven and steam oven with a warming drawer, microwave and coffee machine. There is also an integral siemens dishwasher, and an induction hob with a gas ring, benefiting from having a designer extraction unit over. The dining kitchen offers ample space for a good sized dining table and chairs for more formal dining and would also lend itself as a living space if required. The kitchen is also serviced by a useful walk in pantry cupboard.
Returning to the entrance straight ahead lies a cloakroom/WC, fitted with a Villeroy & Boch sanity ware throughout including, WC with recessed cistern, vanity wash hand basin and tiling to splash back areas. Also to the hallway, a good sized storage cupboard provides an excellent space for the storage of shoes and cloaks. From here is the utility room, which has a tiled floor, base unit storage with wooden tops and storage cupboards, there is plumbing for white goods and a double ceramic Belfast sink. There is a rear access to the courtyard via a stable door.
To the right hand side of the hallway lies the spacious triple aspect living room, offering an impressive double height ceiling with cathedral style exposed beams and Velux skylights. The living room offers far reaching views over the front garden and countryside beyond, via arched double doors, and an arched window to the rear. Secondary heating and cooling is also offered by an air conditioning unit. From the living room, there is also a self-contained study which has wall mounted storage units and enjoys a front aspect view over neighbouring fields. This versatile room could also be used as a bedroom if required. Situated above the living room is a useful mezzanine area, accessed via a fixed staircase with a modern chrome and glass industrial style balustrade. The mezzanine offers an excellent space for secondary seating, or would make an ideal play area, office or quiet reading area.
Returning to the hallway straight ahead lies the remaining ground floor accommodation, given the layout, this would lend itself easily as an annexe, subject to any consents required. To the left hand side lies a flexible room, built and having sockets to be used as a cinema room, but could be used as a ground floor bedroom, if required, with spotlights to the ceiling and an air conditioning unit. From here is the gym, offering space for gym equipment, alongside a built-in steam room, for up to four people and an air conditioning unit. A door leads through to the downstairs shower room, ideal as an en-suite if used as a bedroom, comprising of a walk in shower, Villeroy & Boch sanity ware throughout including low level WC with concealed cistern and vanity wash hand basin. The ground floor accommodation is completed by the generous dining room, which offers ample space for a large dining table and chairs and has arched doors which has a flagged patio area leading onto the private rear garden.
On the first floor, a long landing with windows which face the front garden, leads to the main bedroom. Enjoying views to the front, rear and side, this well proportioned double room offers a light and airy feel with cathedral beams to the ceiling. The main bedroom is serviced by an air conditioning unit and also by a jack and jill en-suite bathroom. Comprising of Villeroy & Boch sanity ware with WC, his and her vanity wash hand basins, free standing Victoria Albert bath with a TV built into the wall and walk in Hansgrohe shower with rainfall shower head. From the en-suite or hallway, is the second bedroom, another good-sized double which faces the rear with beams to the ceiling and a Fakro loft ladder which leads to the fully boarded loft space with loft light. This leads to a small storage area, which has plumbing for an en-suite in place, if required.
The third bedroom is also a double rear facing room with beams to the ceiling, and again is serviced by an en-suite shower room, comprising shower cubicle, Villeroy & Boch WC, wash hand basin and is tiled with Villeroy & Boch tiles. The fourth bedroom is a double facing the rear and has a door which has access to the partially boarded loft space with access via a Fakro loft ladder. The bedroom leads to an en-suite wet room, which is fully tiled with Villeroy & Boch tiles and Villeroy & Boch fixtures and fittings throughout, with an open plan shower with inwall drainage, deep freestanding bath, vanity wash hand basins and WC. The accommodation is completed by the fifth bedroom, which offers split-level accommodation with an oak and glass staircase leading to a mezzanine above the main area of the room with ample built in storage and access to the en-suite facilities which also service the fourth bedroom.
Externally the property is approached via two private, electric gated access points, with intercom video system on the drive entrance with a gate opening facility. The extensive driveway leads to the side of the garden and offers ample off road parking. To the front of the property, there is a large lawned garden which is primarily laid to lawn with raised flower beds, ideal for the planting of herbs and vegetables, there is also a play area with play bark. Leading from the front of the house there is a high end Trex, composite decking area with built in spotlighting, which is situated over three stepped levels with railings surrounding it, providing an ideal adult area for al fresco dining or large outdoor entertaining space. To the rear of the property, there is an enclosed patio area, ideal for an outdoor table and chairs.
Notes 1.There is a summer house with veranda and large storage area and a 10-12 person BBQ hut with grill, which are available by separate negotiation 2. There is a CCTV system throughout the property.
Tenure & Possession
Freehold With Vacant Possession
EPC Rating This property has been certified with an EPC Rating of D | 62
Local Authority Durham County Council Council Tax Band— E
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Windlestone Park is situated close to Rushyford and therefore is ideally situated for the commuter. Located to the east of Bishop Auckland the property has excellent access both east and west on the A689 and is just 5 minutes drive away from junction 60 of the A1(M), the major north-south trunk road. In the immediate vicinity day to day facilities can be found at Newton Aycliffe or Ferryhill including schooling, shopping facilities and doctors and dental surgeries whilst Durham is but 20 minutes travel by car and Sedgefield and its renowned racecourse can be accessed in around 10 minutes.
In addition to it being ideally placed for commercial facilities, the rural areas of the North Pennines, Yorkshire Dales and North Yorkshire Moors are all within a easy reach of the property providing a full range of outdoor leisure and rural pursuits.
This is a Freehold property.
Property at a glance
Stunning 5/6 bedroom Barn conversion
Flexible floorplan with potential for annexed accommodation
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