3 bedroom house for sale
Ford Road, Lanchester, Durham, DH7
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- 3 Bedrooms
- Entrance Lobby
- Utility Room
- Living Room
- External Grounds
- Driveway & Garden
- All-weather Menage / Arena
Originally part of country residence Newfield Hall, Sheraton House was converted in 1970 as one of four impressive and self-contained Grade II listed homes within this exclusive retreat, and is sure to have particular appeal to buyers with an equestrian interest, offering almost three acres of land (approximately) , including a large gated field and an all-weather outdoor menage/arena with a block of three stables and a tack room.
Accessed via a private tree-lined lane off Ford Road, the property is entered through wooden gates at the edge of a spacious driveway, with ample parking for several vehicles and a well-maintained mature garden. With oil-fired central heating and timber-framed sash windows, and the house offers well presented accommodation in-keeping with its style and period, which comprises: entrance lobby, fitted dining kitchen with multi-fuel stove, hallway with impressive staircase, utility room, spacious living room with traditional open fireplace, cloakroom, landing, three first-floor bedrooms - one with wash basin and shower cubicle - and a bathroom.
In addition to the land and other outbuildings, there is also a wooden garage and a summerhouse, to either side of the stable block, which is directly opposite the house.
There is easy access, along Ford Road, to the ever-popular village of Lanchester, which has an excellent range of local shops and facilities and well-renowned schools; it is also well placed for commuting purposes, just off the A691 which offers access to Consett (6 miles) and Durham (8 miles), and further to Newcastle/Gateshead.
|Ground Floor|| |
|Entrance Lobby|| Coir matting and wooden stained-glass panelled door into kitchen.|
|Kitchen||14'4" x 17'1" max (4.37m x 5.2m max). Fitted with pine wall and base units and a complementing worktop incorporating a one-and-a-half bowl stainless steel sink with mixer tap and recessed spotlights over, electric cooker with oven and four-ring ceramic hob, Inglenook fireplace with multi-fuel stove, free-standing Worcester combination boiler (oil), tiled splashbacks, ceramic tiled floor, cornice to ceiling and double radiator.|
|Hallway|| Wide spindle staircase with wooden handrail, double radiator and single radiator, and ceiling rose.|
|Utility Room||10'3" x 4'10" (3.12m x 1.47m). Plumbing for washing machine and single radiator.|
|W.C.|| Slate tiled floor, W.C., wall-mounted wash basin, part-tiled walls and extractor.|
|Living Room||19'6" max x 17'1" (5.94m max x 5.2m). Feature open fireplace with tiled inserts, wooden surround and slate hearth, cornice to ceiling, ceiling rose, dado rail, two traditional cast radiators and a double radiator, and wall lights.|
|First Floor|| |
|Landing|| Large storage cupboard/computer room with a light and electric, two further cupboards, single radiator and a hatch providing access to the loft.|
|Bedroom 1||14'1" max x 17'1" (4.3m max x 5.2m). Traditional cast-style radiator and single radiator, dado rail and telephone point.|
|Bedroom 2||13'3" max x 17'1" (4.04m max x 5.2m). Traditional cast-style radiator and single radiator, cornice to ceiling, curved corner shower cubicle with electric shower, wash basin in vanity unit and extractor.|
|Bedroom 3||8'7" x 13'5" (2.62m x 4.1m). Traditional cast-style radiator and dado rail.|
|Bathroom||9'5" x 4'9" (2.87m x 1.45m). Fitted with a white suite comprising panelled bath with mains shower over and screen, pedestal wash basin and W.C., tiled walls, heated towel radiator, coving and spotlights.|
|External Grounds|| |
|Driveway & Garden|| There is a long, spacious driveway with ample parking space for several vehicles, to the front of the house, with well-stocked gardens bordered by trees and with wooden gates to the entrance.|
|All-weather Menage / Arena|| Directly opposite the driveway is an all-weather sand and rubber surfaced arena, of approximately 1600sqm, with a French drainage system and floodlights.|
|Stables and Tack Room|| Adjoining the arena is a stable-block with a foaling stable and two smaller stables, with an outdoor tap and a gravelled area with a summerhouse. There is also a tack room that has an inspection pit and has electric and water. There may be potential to convert the outbuildings into an annexe, subject to the necessary local authority planning and building consents.|
|Garage|| There is a large wooden garage with double doors next to the tack room and stables, with a further small lawned area to the side.|
|Land / Paddock|| There is a gated field, which extends to over two acres, situated across the private lane from the stables and tack room (approximately 25 yards from the front gates to the driveway).|