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5 bedroom semi-detached house for sale

Morton House, Houghton Le Spring, County Durham, DH4

Guide Price £975,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Impressive Grade II listed manor house
  • Lovingly restored and beautifully refurbished to a superb standard
  • Magnificent period features

Full description

Morton House is an impressive Grade II listed manor house, dating from the 16th century, with a rich and interesting history dating back hundreds of years. The more recent front elevation, with the entrance dated 1709, has a typical Queen Anne façade. Morton House has had some notable owners and visitors throughout its years including Kings, religious dignitaries and local, wealthy industrial owners such as ship owners and colliery directors.

Sheltering in its own wooded estate, Morton House is accessed through a secure gated entrance leading to main house and northern wing. The property is within easy reach of Sunderland 8.5 miles and Durham City only 7 miles with excellent road links, a few minutes drive away, to the A1, A167 and A690.

Morton House has four reception rooms and five bedrooms, and has been lovingly restored and beautifully refurbished by the current owners to a superb standard throughout. The house has accommodation set over two floors, with magnificent period features including marble and cast iron fireplaces, decorative ceiling coving and roses and sash windows, and a stunning bespoke family kitchen/breakfast room.

Reception hallway | Cloakroom/wc | Drawing room | Dining room | Sitting room | Study | Cellar | Impressive family kitchen/breakfast room opening to an informal living area | First floor | Master suite with walk in dressing room | Luxury ensuite bathroom | Guest bedroom with open ensuite | Three further double bedrooms | Bathroom/wc | Shower/wc |

The house benefits from approximately 2 acres of formal gardens which include extensive lawns to the front and side of the house, landscaped mature trees and shrubs and water features. Leading from the formal gardens are around 10 acres beautiful bluebell woodland (Acreage to be confirmed). Of added interest is the Ice House, buried in a tree covered mound. An attractive walled courtyard garden lies to the north of the house.

Listing History

Added on Rightmove:
13 October 2016

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