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5 bedroom detached house for sale

Hamsterley, Bishop Auckland, County Durham

Offers in Region of £485,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Detached
  • Spacious Accommodation
  • Five Bedrooms
  • Three Reception Rooms
  • Conservatory
  • Three Bathrooms
  • Double Garage
  • Large Gardens
  • EPC (EER) E 49

Full description

Longfield House is an extremely spacious five bedroom home, which was designed by the current owners and boasts a generous footprint, which offers accommodation ideal for family living. The property enjoys an extremely high level of privacy and offers versatile accommodation, with a maintained garden and stunning south facing views. The property has the advantage of being at the edge of the village and is completely private. Please note there is some land to rent nearby. The property has an EPC rating (EER) of E 49.

Situation & Amenities - Longfield House has the advantage of being located on the edge of the village Hamsterley and being completely private whilst enjoying stunning views of open countryside. The village boasts a well-established friendly, rural community with a primary school, country inn and village hall. Hamsterley Forest offers 2,000 hectares of walks, bridleways and cycling tracks, ideal for those who enjoy outdoor activities. Longfield House is within easy reach of Weardale, Teesdale and the Yorkshire Dales providing picturesque landscapes for walking and further recreational facilities. Also close by are the towns of Bishop Auckland, Darlington, Barnard Castle and Durham all of which offer an excellent range of local and national retailers, restaurants and leisure opportunities. There is a recently opened retail park just off the A688 towards Bishop Auckland which is approximately 7 miles away and offers Supermarkets, Boots, Next, M&S Food and other high street names. The historic town of Barnard Castle offers a wide range of amenities including national and local retailers, sports centre, state and private educational opportunities at both primary, secondary and sixth form level, a traditional weekly market and monthly farmers market. Educational opportunities (both comprehensive and private), can be found in Barnard Castle, Bishop Auckland, Richmond, Darlington and Durham. There are many sporting venues close to hand with numerous golf courses to be found within the area, with courses at Bishop Auckland, Barnard Castle, Durham and Darlington. Premiership rugby played in Newcastle. Football at Sunderland, Newcastle and Middlesbrough. Motorsport at Croft. Race courses at Newcastle, Sedgefield, York and Hexham. Durham County Cricket Club which hosts both international and national matches. Local theatres including Darlington and Durham. Teesdale also offers fabulous local recreational and amenity space for the angler, cyclist, walker and running enthusiast.

Description - A substantial detached property offering generous family accommodation placed within the popular and sought after lower Teesdale village of Hamsterley. Longfield House lends itself to family living with three reception rooms, kitchen, utility, conservatory, cloakroom/WC, ground floor master bedroom with en-suite to the ground floor. The ground floor bedroom suite creates capability for an elderly family member. At first floor level there is a bedroom with en-suite facilities, three further bedrooms and a family bathroom. Externally, the property is complemented by grounds to all four sides incorporating lawned gardens with a vegetable patch, driveway, garage and attractive south facing views.

Accommodation - Ground Floor - The large entrance hall offers a good sized space and gives access to the principal ground floor rooms. Firstly; the living room has an open fire with bricked inlay, flagstone hearth and oak surround and forms a spacious reception room which is ideal for family and guest entertaining whilst enjoying a south facing aspect. Accessed via the entrance hall, the dining room, with windows to front and rear, leads through to the kitchen. The kitchen has the benefit of fitted wall and base units, contoured work surfaces, tiled splashbacks, stainless steel sink with mixer tap and drainer, integral double electric oven and electric hob, space for upright fridge/freezer and dishwasher and tiled flooring. Leading off the kitchen is the utility, which has space for a washing machine, tumble drier and chest freezer. The utility also offers a range of storage cupboards. Longfield House has the added benefit of a study/third reception room leading into the conservatory, which in turn offers direct access to the garden providing an ideal space for enjoying the summer months and light evenings. Also located on the ground floor, the master bedroom suite provides a variety of fitted wardrobes, a double glazed window overlooks the propertys private garden and a door leads to the en-suite bathroom, which comprises, corner bath, shower cubicle, WC, pedestal wash hand basin, tiled walls and heated towel rail.

First Floor - At first floor level the spacious feel within the property continues. Bedroom two boasts elevated countryside views to the south and enjoys the facilities of an en-suite shower room. There are a further three bedrooms, one of which forms a guest bedroom and is equipped with fitted wardrobes. The final two bedrooms are found on the south side of the property and have views over open countryside. The larger of the final two has fitted wardrobes. The family bathroom comprises a panelled bath with shower over, pedestal wash hand basin, WC, heated towel rail, tiled walls and two cupboards (the first offers storage and the other housing the hot water tank).

Externally -

Driveway - The property is approached via a gated entrance which opens into a tarmacadam driveway providing parking facilities for up to four cars.

Garage - Accessed off the tarmacadam driveway is the garage with up and over electric door, electricity, lighting and water.

Gardens - Longfield House is bounded by high beech and leylandii hedging providing an extremely high level of privacy. Included within these boundaries are sweeping lawns ideal for family and guest entertaining, a vegetable patch for home growing, planted borders, timber garden shed and breath taking south facing views of open countryside. To the side of the property is a designated area for refuse storage which also gives access to the oil tank.

Land - Please note that there is some land available to rent nearby. Further details are available from GSC Grays.

Services - Mains water, drainage and electricity. Oil fired central heating. The boiler is enclosed within a boiler house which is accessed from the garden.

Viewings - Strictly by appointment only via GSC Grays Tel: 01833 637000.

Wayleaves, Easements & Rights Of Way - Longfield House is sold subject to and with the benefit of all existing rights including rights of way whether public or private, light, drainage, water and electricity supplies and all other rights, obligations, easements, quasi easements and all wayleaves or covenants whether disclosed or not.

Areas, Measurements & Other Information - All areas, measurements and other information have been taken from various records and are believed to be correct but any intending purchaser(s) should not rely on them as statements of fact and should satisfy themselves as to their accuracy.

Tenure, Council Tax Bank & Local Authority - The property is believed to be offered freehold with vacant possession upon completion. For Council Tax purposes the property is banded G. Durham County Council Tel: 03000 26 00 00.

Additional Services - Valuations & Surveys - If you are looking to purchase a property, GSC Grays are able to offer a full range of valuation and survey reports in accordance with the guidelines of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS). We offer a full range of products within the RICS Home Surveys family, i.e. The Homebuyer Report (HBR) and Building Survey. Please contact our Valuation & Survey Team on 01677 422400 for further information.


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14 November 2014

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