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5 bedroom detached house for sale

Waterside Gardens, Washington


Property Description

Key features

  • Detached House
  • Gated Development
  • 5 Bedrooms
  • 4 With Ensuite Access
  • Exceptional Home
  • Garage Let @ 7,800 Pa
  • Highly Recommended
  • Epc Rating: D

Full description

Magnolia House was constructed in 1993 and occupies the most privileged position at the head of a private gated development, with fabulous views overlooking the surrounding Fatfield village, as well as Penshaw Monument. Its driveway winds through the electric gates and closed circuit TV surveillance into its private drive, which connects to the top of the hill where there is a courtyard. The garage house is adjacent to the courtyard which has a self-contained apartment above. The property has been constructed to a very high standard with many extras of note including the mahogany panelled doors, skirting's and staircase plus gas central heating, double glazing and a sophisticated alarm system are a lovely features of the house. The house itself has its own private gardens to the front and side, as well as a courtyard and patio to the rear. One the most impressive features of the house is the kitchen, which was remodelled in 2005 with a Wingates ash wood kitchen, four oven aga, stone flooring and an outstanding conservatory and garden room. The kitchen leads on to a utility/laundry room. To the first floor there are four well equipped double bedrooms. The master has two walk-in dressing rooms and an en-suite shower room. The second bedroom has its own en-suite bathroom and the remaining two bedrooms have access to a shared Jack and Jill bathroom. There is a fifth bedroom/study.Magnolia House is a beautiful property and offers exceptional family accommodation.EPC Rating D

One the most impressive features of the house is the kitchen, which was remodelled in 2005 with a Wingates ash wood kitchen, four oven aga, stone flooring and an outstanding conservatory and garden room. The kitchen leads on to a utility/laundry room.

To the first floor there are four well equipped double bedrooms. The master has two walk-in dressing rooms and an en-suite shower room. The second bedroom has its own en-suite bathroom and the remaining two bedrooms have access to a shared Jack and Jill bathroom. There is a fifth bedroom/study.

The property has gas central heating, double glazing and a sophisticated alarm system.

Magnolia House is a beautiful property and offers superb family accommodation. A pillared portico leads through to the hallway which gives access to a cloakroom/wc.

Magnolia House enjoys an elevated position within the development, being at the head of the hill and having fabulous views. The pillared entrance portico with its stone flags and terrace is very impressive. It has mahogany boarding with spotlighting to the canopy above and a beautiful mahogany panelled doors with etched glass panes leads through to the:


A lovely reception to the house with stone flagged flooring, mahogany skirting boards and panelled doors, elaborately detailed cornicing, spotlighting, central heating radiators with lattice covers and burglar alarm control panel.


With high level wc, wash hand basin with store cupboards beneath, stone flagged flooring, mahogany skirtings, elaborately cornicing, wall lighting and heated towel rail.

Family Sitting Room

8.01m(26'3'') to bay x 3.86m(12'8'')

With bay window overlooking the gardens at the front elevation, fabulous Louis style fireplace with granite hearth and elaborately detailed inserts with coal burning effect gas fire, ornate cornice detailing to the ceiling, two central heating radiators with lattice fronted covers and beautiful fitted hand painted display case with base cupboards and drawer units and centre console unit for the TV and audio with glazed display shelves either side. The room has TV aerial and telephone points, picture lighting and infra red alarm sensor.

Games Room

5.18m(17'0'') x 8.61m(28'3'')

This was part of a recent addition to the house in 2005 and is equipped with beautiful leather cushioned seating set into the bay window, with ash wood cabinets contrasting with dark wood shelving, including spacing for a plasma TV with LCD lighting above and display shelving. This whole area is set on a raised oak floor. The main entertainment area is also finished with a solid oak floor and skirting and includes a professionally built cocktail bar with contrasting stained ash wood panels and built in refrigerator. The Riley Burwatt table may be available subject to separate negotiation.
The room has spotlighting to the ceiling, wiring for surround sound speakers for the karaoke system and a panelled and glazed door to the side and rear, giving access around the property.
Returning to the reception hall, a panelled and glazed door connects to a lobby, which leads on in turn to a passageway connecting to the

Games Room

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Dining Room

7.15m(23'5'') x 4.05m(13'3'')

With two windows to the south elevation overlooking adjacent properties, cross leaded glazed double doors lead out onto the front terrace, two radiators with lattice fronted covers, beautiful mahogany carved fireplace with marble insert and hearth and an open fire recess, elaborate cornicing, ceiling coving, infra red alarm sensor, multi room music system and a professionally handmade carpet with border detailing has been fitted to the centre of the room.
The passageway also leads off to the:

Drawing Room

7.91m(25'11'') x 5.42m(17'10'')

A very pleasant room with cross leaded windows overlooking the gardens at the side and rear of the house and glazed double doors connecting onto the rear terrace and patio. The focal point of the room is the inglenook fireplace with its exposed brickwork contrasting between herringbone pattern and stone hearth, with solid timber mantle and a coal burning effect gas fire set into an open stove. Further features include two central heating radiators, TV aerial point, telephone point, spotlighting and cornicing to the ceiling, dimmer switch light controls, standard lamp sockets, multi room music system and infra red alarm sensor.

Drawing Room

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7.77m(25'6'') x 3.85m(12'8'')

This fabulous kitchen was constructed by Wingates, as part of the extension works to the house carried out in 2005. The kitchen incorporates an extensive arrangement of solid ash base, wall and drawer cabinets, contrasting beautifully with the delightful granite, which includes a central island unit with a shaped peninsular incorporating a circular stainless steel sink with store cupboards beneath and breakfasting bar to the side. The focal point of the room is the four oven aga finished in green and black, with two hot plates. There is also a Miele two ring gas hob and a Miele deep fat fryer. The granite worktops and splash backs have concealed lighting, with a beautiful ash wood plinth above and further store cupboards. Further built-in appliances include a Siemens electric single oven and a Bosch dishwasher. The kitchen floor is finished with stone flags, with under-floor heating and this leads through to the breakfasting area, which has a very impressive hand painted dresser cabinet with excellent storage cupboards. There is also a recess to the room accommodating the Amana American refrigerator/freezer with ice and water dispenser and two doors leading to a walk-in larder.
The kitchen has spotlighting to the ceiling, multi room music system, digitally controlled heating sensors and panel, wall mounted telephone and TV connecting to the main entrance gates and the whole of the room opens up to the:


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Garden Room/Conservatory

Constructed by Saltmer Company Ltd of Stokesly, with beautiful solid wood frames and open glazing to the windows and roof. It has double doors leading out onto the terrace and a very pleasant and private view of its gardens at the rear. It gives tremendous natural light and provides a very pleasant day to day sitting area.

Utility/Laundry Room

3.73m(12'3'') x 2.54m(8'4'')

An L shaped room which is extensively equipped with a range of storage cupboards, spacing for a refrigerator/freezer and for a washing machine and tumble dryer. The utility has a stainless steel sink unit set into a granite worktop with store cupboards and drawer units, stone flooring, spotlighting and a panelled and glazed door leading onto the rear terrace.
Returning to the entrance hall, the magnificent staircase with its mahogany handrail, spindles and newel posts leads up to the:

First Floor Landing

It has good lighting from the cross leaded glazed double doors that lead onto the veranda and terrace which connects to the master bedroom suite, cornicing, central ceiling rose, spotlighting and central heating radiator with lattice fronted cover.

Master Bedroom

7.25m(23'9'') x 4.43m(14'6'')

A delightful room which has fabulous views over the adjacent houses and surrounding countryside. The bedroom has an arrangement of handmade cherry wood bedroom furniture including two sets of double wardrobes, bed side drawer units and dressing table, two central heating radiators, elaborate cornicing, spotlighting, TV aerial and telephone point, dimmer switch lighting control, wall mounted entry telephone with close circuit TV surveillance monitoring the entrance gates and patio doors leading onto the balcony and terrace.

Dressing Room

Well divided for excellent storage space with radiators and lighting.

En Suite Shower Room

Well equipped with a double steam shower with digital control temperature, spotlighting, two shower heads and glazed screen access door, close coupled wc with concealed cistern, bidet unit, vanity wash basin with cherry wood cabinets, heated towel rail, shaver socket and close leaded glazing to the window.

Bedroom 2

5.44m(17'10'') x 4.98m(16'4'')

A lovely light room with cross leaded windows, cornicing, spotlighting to the ceiling, double panelled radiator, mahogany skirting boards, TV aerial and telephone points, dimmer switch light controls and infra red alarm sensor.

Dressing Room

With hanging rail and shelf storage.

En Suite Bathroom/Wc

Comprising roll top bath with chrome mono bloc tap and feet, close coupled wc, vanity wash hand basin with hand painted cabinets, double shower cubicle, spotlighting to the ceiling, shaver socket and heated towel radiator.

Bedroom 3

7.29m(23'11'') x 3.46m(11'4'')

Enjoying lovely window views over the rear gardens, two single panelled radiators, spotlighting, cornicing and TV aerial and telephone points.

En Suite Bethroom/Wc

Refitted in 2005 and well equipped with a double Jacuzzi bath set into a tiled surround, close coupled wc, contemporary double wash hand basin set on a wood plinth with chrome mono bloc taps, wet room shower cubicle with rain forest head, heated chrome towel rail, heated mosaic tiled flooring, contrasting tiled walls with border details, spotlighting, Expelair unit and access into the roof void. This bathroom is also shared by bedroom four.

Bedroom 4

3.58m(11'9'') x 7.27m(23'10'')

plus a recess of 7'4 x 7'7 (2.248m x 2.316m)
The bedroom was extended in 2005 and has fabulous views over the development, cornice detailing, spotlighting, two single panelled radiators, mahogany skirtings, TV aerial and telephone point, infra red alarm sensor and a large recess dressing area.

Bedroom 5/Office

3.74m(12'3'') x 2.38m(7'10'')

including fitted wardrobes
With pleasant views over the rear gardens, two sets of double wardrobes, wall shelving, cornice detailing, telephone point and single panelled radiator.

A final door leads from the landing and connects to an airing cupboard which has open shelving and drying space, as well as a high capacity, quick recovery hot water tank with immersion heater, electric circuit breaker controls, burglar alarm control panel and fluorescent tube lighting.


The driveway to the development leads up to a private courtyard and parking area, adjacent to Magnolia House and its gardens. The gardens are set out to the front with lawned areas and a paved access connecting to the main entrance. The gardens continue to the eastern elevation of the house, with shrub and flower beds to the foreground and beautiful climbing ivy surrounding the property. The east side facing garden is ideal for children, providing a recreation and lawned area with raised up retaining brick walls and steps connecting to the higher gardens, where there is a timber garden store shed, rockery bed and further mature shrubs. The rear garden is very private and provides a stone flagged terrace and patio. The rear of the property has external lighting.
The courtyard and drive has good parking for a number of cars and lies adjacent to a stone flagged terrace and retaining wall.

Garage House

The garage is detached from the house and has a private pedestrian door leading to a private annexe and hallway, with single panelled radiator and stairs to the first floor, where there is a central heating radiator and solid wood doors leading off to accommodation:
It has been advised that the garage has been let on an assured shorthold tenancy for a term of 6 months at a passing rent of 650 per calendar month.

Studio/Living Room

6.68m(21'11'') x 5.40m(17'9'')

A fabulous room with solid wood floor, four double glazed windows overlooking the gardens to the east, contemporary wall mounted fireplace with living flame and chrome plate surround, two double panelled radiators, TV aerial and telephone points, spotlighting to the ceiling, dimmer switch lighting controls and infra red alarm sensor.


Luxuriously appointed with large tub bath with side mounted chrome taps, vanity wash basin with cupboards beneath and mirror above, close coupled wc, double shower cubicle with rain forest shower head and sliding glazed screen doors, ceramic tiling, spotlighting to the ceiling, access into the roof void and heated chrome towel rail.


A triangular shaped building with exceptionally good storage space for a number of cars. It has fluorescent tube lighting, painted floor, breeze block walls, power points, wall mounted Ideal gas fired central heating boiler for central heating and domestic hot water to the apartment above, gas meter, electric circuit breaker controls, infra red alarm sensor and electrically operated roller doors.
The exterior of the garage house has good floodlighting and the building is equipped with lantern lights to the front and sky television to the first floor apartment.

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