4 bedroom detached house for sale14 Leazes Lane, Wolsingham, Bishop Auckland, County Durham
Sold STC £479,950
Wolsingham is a thriving commuter market town situated approximately 14 miles west of Durham, set within the heart of a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, and is popularly known as “The Gateway to Weardale”. The settlement itself dates back to the Saxon era and retains many points of historical interest; the current town is predominantly situated within a conservation area, with many period properties thus the traditional charm is retained.
The village strikes an ideal balance between the desirable life-style situation, benefiting from a tranquil, relaxed, semi-rural location with numerous outdoor pursuits readily on hand and the fantastic backdrop of the surrounding fells and moorland, together with the accessible location meaning that the dynamic city attractions of both Durham and Newcastle are within a short travelling distance. International Airports at both Newcastle and Durham Tees Valley offer both national and international travel and are both accessible within one hour’s drive. Mainline railway links are also available within the locality, meaning that the village is ideally suited for the commuter. Those seeking the ideal balance between trappings of modern life and the peaceful pace of the Dales will find Wolsingham an ideal location to enjoy.
Wolsingham has a comprehensive range of day to day facilities including a range of local shops, doctors and dental surgeries together with restaurants, public houses and a gymnasium with swimming pool. Mixed schooling is available at both primary and secondary level; both schools are situated within a short walk of the property.
14 Leazes Lane is set to the perimeter of a small range of properties developed within the grounds or a former country house. The main part of the development is gated with electric double opening gates with a private road winding through a beautifully maintained communal garden area. Number 14 has the added benefit of having its own private access via double electric gates. (Please see notes section for more information)
On entering the property to a light and airy lobby, the well designed accommodation radiates, with stairs rising ahead to the first floor.
Double opening glazed panel doors lead to the kitchen which is fitted with a contemporary range of “shabby chic” style, cream fronted base and wall mounted storage units housing an integral dishwasher, and topped with sleek, high gloss, black granite working surfaces and splash backs, with a cream gas fired AGA range set within. Additionally there is ample space for free standing appliances together with a dining area with room to accommodate a large dining table and chairs and free standing display storage unit. The kitchen is floored using a neutral, natural effect ceramic tile, and has double opening glazed patio doors accessing the gardens—perfect for outdoor dining.
To the rear of the kitchen is a utility room, again with cream fronted units similar to those in the kitchen, topped in black granite effect working surfaces, and having space, plumbing and power points for washing machine and dryer. From here an internal door leads to the double garage where the gas fired boiler is housed.
The remainder of the ground floor accommodation is floored using a light, solid wood flooring. Off the lobby, ahead is a ground floor lavatory fitted with a modern, white low level WC and a pedestal wash hand basin, whilst to the left is an ideal study area benefiting from an under stairs storage cupboard.
The beautiful ground floor living room benefits from dual aspect windows, together with double opening patio doors to the garden, giving a panoramic view of the gardens and open countryside beyond, whilst the focus of the room is an elegant stone inglenook fire surround housing a multi fuel stove.
Stairs rise to the first floor where an additional living room is located, similar to the ground floor room, it has double aspect windows, and double opening glazed doors, covered to central height with a wrought iron decorative safety rail, and is again floored with light solid wood and fitted with a natural stone fire surround, housing an elegant stainless steel fire basket. This room could equally be utilised as a fifth bedroom if required.
From the landing, the master suite is of fantastic proportions with a walk through wardrobe leading to the en-suite which is fitted with a large corner shower cubicle, together with white low level WC and a modern, large, white square pedestal basin. The walls are tiled in a natural coloured, high gloss marble tile, whilst the floor is fitted with a similar matt finished ceramic tiling. The second bedroom is again of a generous size with double aspect windows taking in views to the side of the property and has an en-suite fitted with cubicle enclosed shower, WC and pedestal wash hand basin, and again is tiled to walls and floors similar to the master suite.
The family bathroom is fitted with a panel enclosed bath, WC, pedestal wash hand basin and a corner cubicle enclosed shower. The room is finished in a high gloss marble tile to the walls and a similar ceramic tile in a matt finish to the floor.
Stairs rise to the second floor, the landing area benefits from recessed storage cupboards set within the eaves, to the right hand is a third double bedroom again with an en-suite bathroom, whilst to the left is the forth bedroom with a fantastic view to the open countryside to the gable of the property, and having built in over stairs storage.
Property ref: 121_1601_3453703
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