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5 bedroom semi-detached house for sale

The Grove, Redford, County Durham

Offers in Region of £395,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Five Bedrooms
  • Three Reception Rooms
  • In Need Of Refurbishment
  • Extensive Gardens
  • Oil Central Heating
  • EPC Rating (EER) E 43

Full description

A former hunting lodge originally built for the Surtees family in the 1830's which is set within Hamsterley Forest with its woodland, streams and moors. The house offers five bedrooms and three fine reception rooms and is in need of substantial refurbishment and modernisation. The property has an EPC rating (EER) of E 43.

Situation & Amenities - 1 The Grove is situated in the hamlet of Redford which is nestled in the trees of Hamsterley forest, approximately 3 miles from Hamsterley village itself which sits in the open countryside between scenic Weardale and Teesdale. Hamsterley is ideally situated for access to the rural towns of Wolsingham, Bishop Auckland and Barnard Castle, whilst the cities of Newcastle and Durham are within easy access. Hamsterley Forest offers 2,000 hectares of walks, bridleways and cycling tracks, ideal for those who enjoy outdoor activities. Also within easy reach is Weardale and Teesdale which provide picturesque landscapes for walking and further recreational facilities.

Description - The Grove is a former hunting lodge built in the 1830s for the Surtees family before it was passed into the ownership of Baron Coutt. Following ownership in the Forestry Commission, the present owners have resided at the property until being split into four separate residences in the 1980s. The property is set within the idyllic mature woodland of Hamsterley Forest and offers substantial accommodation to provide a family home. There are three well-proportioned reception rooms and five bedrooms combined with extensive mature gardens which all provide an exciting opportunity to a potential purchaser. The property is in need of substantial refurbishment and modernisation throughout and as such, retains an immense amount of its original character.

Accommodation - Ground Floor - The impressive solid timber door leads into the side entrance vestibule which takes you through to the morning room with sitting room beyond. The South facing sitting room has delightful views over the garden and a magnificent period fireplace set in a framed recess with leaded windows to each side of the chimney breast. A set of glazed doors lead to the front garden. The dining room has a similar outlook across the garden. The rear hall leads into the breakfast kitchen, having oil fired Aga and South facing aspect from the breakfast area. There is a downstairs cloakroom incorporating a WC and entrance door leading to the rear of the house.

Accommodation - First Floor - A return staircase leads to the first floor landing which in turn provides access to the property's five bedrooms. Please note the fifth bedroom forms a flying freehold over the neighbouring property. All bedrooms with windows to the front enjoy elevated views over the beautiful and private garden. Also accessed off the landing is a variety of cupboards, a separate WC and in conclusion is the three piece family bathroom.

Externally - The property sits in well stocked and matured grounds to the front and side comprising sweeping lawns, mature planted areas, trees and hedges. The stone archway which previously lead into the grounds prior to the original house being separated still remains and forms a grand feature. There is also an external store to the rear of the property. To the rear of the property is a gravelled area which is owned by a neighbouring property, 1 The Grove has a right of way over this along with parking facilities.

Services - Drainage is to a septic tank. Water is provided by a private spring. Oil fired central heating.

Tenure, Local Authority & Council Tax - The property is believed to be offered Freehold with Vacant Possession upon Completion.
Local Authority - Durham County Council Tel: 03000 26 00 00.
For Council Tax purposes the property is banded E.

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

Particulars - Particulars written and photographs taken August 2013. Some external photographs revised April 2015.

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Listing History

Added on Rightmove:
21 September 2013


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