4 bedroom character property for saleFront Street, Staindrop, County Durham
Offers in Region of £399,000
- Characterful & Immaculately Presented
- Master Bedroom with En-suite
- Three Further Bedrooms
- Three Stunning Reception Rooms
- Village Green Location
- EPC (EER) D 57
Situated on the edge of the village green within the highly sought after village of Staindrop, is this extremely elegant, Grade II Listed property, which boasts beautiful character and high quality finishes throughout. Baker's House has been thoroughly modernised with digital Nest central heating controls, smart meters and a new boiler (2015). The property has an EPC rating (EER) of D 57.
Situation & Amenities - Staindrop is a historic village supporting a surprising range of amenities including primary and secondary schooling, public houses, restaurant/tea rooms, mini supermarket, nursery, post office
ewsagent, church and chapel. The village has a central green surrounded by an interesting variety of houses and cottages and lies about 5 miles east of Barnard Castle. Adjoining Staindrop is Raby Castle and its surrounding parkland which creates a wonderful backdrop to the village and there are many beautiful walks on the doorstep.
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.
Darlington and Bishop Auckland are both within close proximity, while the cities of Newcastle, Durham, York and Leeds are also accessible.
Educational opportunities (both comprehensive and private), can be found in Barnard Castle, Richmond and Darlington. Numerous golf courses can be found in the area, with courses near Barnard Castle, Bishop Auckland, Darlington and Durham. For horse racing enthusiasts, there are racecourses at Newcastle, Sedgefield, York and Hexham. Motorsport at Croft. Durham County Cricket Club hosts both international and national matches. Local theatres include Richmond, Darlington and Durham.
For the commuter the A67, A66 and A1 (M) provide links with the major commercial areas of the North East. Many of the regions beauty spots are within driving distance including North Yorkshire, the Lake District, Northumberland and the East Coast. There are main line train stations at Darlington and Durham, with International Airports to be found at Newcastle and Leeds/Bradford.
Description - A traditional and tastefully finished Grade II Listed family home which boasts character combined with high quality finishes throughout. Bakers House has been sympathetically refurbished with a keen attention to detail by the current owners and offers traditional features and high quality fixtures such as Georgian style coving and detailed cornicing, solid oak and limestone flooring and original sliding sash windows with working shutters. This imposing property offers a magnificent hallway, three stunning reception rooms, handmade fitted breakfast kitchen, utility room, downstairs WC, beautiful return staircase to first floor, large master bedroom with an en-suite, three further bedrooms, family bathroom and a more modern walk in wet room. Externally, Bakers House enjoys a meticulously maintained and bespoke landscaped garden to the rear.
Accommodation - Ground Floor - Upon arrival at Bakers House, the characterful and traditional feel of the accommodation is evident. A painted solid wood door opens into an entrance hall with Jerusalem limestone tiled flooring and partially glazed door opening to the striking hallway, which has a stunning feature arch and again Jerusalem limestone tiled flooring. The living room, to the front, has a traditional style radiator, original sliding sash window with original shutters, a beautiful gas fire with stone surround and cast inlay and solid oak flooring. The side entrance hall, adjacent to the living room, accesses the well finished WC/cloakroom. Across the main hallway is the tasteful dining room which has an open grate fire with a highly attractive Chesney carved marble surround. Double wooden doors open from the dining room to the family room, which has French doors opening onto the bespoke pristine garden. The kitchen, placed to the rear, is the heart of this property and is fitted with handmade country style units, granite work surfaces, porcelain sink with mixer tap and drainer, integral dishwasher, space for cooker, integral extractor, space for upright fridge/freezer and Jerusalem limestone flooring. Accessed from the kitchen; is the utility which is again fitted with handmade units.
First Floor Accommodation - The traditional return staircase with stair runner carpet and brass rods rises to the first floor landing. A well designed book shelf creates a focal point and also has a second use which will be revealed upon viewing! The spacious master bedroom has two original sliding sash windows with shutters overlooking the beautiful village green. The fitted en-suite bathroom completes the master bedroom suite. Bakers House offers three further bedrooms ideal for family living. The house bathroom includes a free standing roll top bath, pedestal wash hand basin, WC and solid oak flooring, whilst a more modern wet room, which has recently been added to the property, offers a WC, hand wash basin unit and walk in showering area.
Gardens - Bakers House enjoys an enclosed bespoke designed garden to the rear, which is beautifully stocked with mature plants and shrubs. There is an espalier apple tree growing up a boundary wall which creates a feature, flagged and block paved areas along with a circular central lawn. The garden creates an ideal space for family entertainment and alfresco dining.
Outbuilding & Store - Accessed from the garden is a stone built outbuilding which is split into two separate rooms. There is also a store which is placed near the utility room.
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.
Wayleaves, Easements & Rights Of Way - Bakers 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.
Services - The property benefits from a mains gas, electricity, drainage and water. Gas fired central heating.
Tenure - The property is believed to be offered freehold with vacant possession upon completion.
Local Authority - Durham County Council
Tel: 03000 26 00 00.
Council Tax - For Council Tax purposes the property is banded E.
Viewings - Strictly by appointment only via GSC Grays
Tel: 01833 637000.
Particulars - Particulars written August 2015.
Photographs taken August 2015.
Directions - From GSC Grays office in Barnard Castle, proceed up the Market Place, along Galgate and then onto Bede Road until you reach a mini round-a-bout. At the mini round-a-about turn left onto the A688. Follow this road for approximately 5.5 miles until you reach Staindrop. The subject property is placed approximately 70 meters past the Spar on the left hand side and is identified with a GSC Grays for sale board.
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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