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5 bedroom detached house for sale

Portland House, Holywood, Wolsingham, DL13 3HE


Property Description

Key features

  • Stunning individual residence of approx 13,000 square ft
  • Highest quality luxury living with spectacular rural landscape
  • Extensive reception space and exceptional dining kitchen with panoramic views
  • Five vast double bedrooms all with en-suite facilities
  • 24 ft swimming pool and steam room
  • Gym and shower facilities
  • Cinema room
  • Approached via a private gated entrance; extensive and secure parking with triple garaging
  • Alternative self contained wing could provide staff accomodation
  • Terrace with hot tub and covered outdoor entertaining dining area with pizza over.

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

Portland House is a stunning, individual residence designed to provide the very highest quality luxury living within the spectacular rural landscape of Weardale. Its elevated position at the back of an exclusive and prestigious development in Wolsingham offers panoramic views of the surrounding countryside while the property itself contains every comfort and opulent design feature expected of such an elite level home. Set in its own landscaped grounds, an indoor swimming pool and leisure area outdoor terracing with a hot tub, a cinema room, gym, and private bedroom suites befitting such prestige accommodation are all to be found here. The reception space is substantial; indeed the entire three-storey interior is presented on a large scale with no expense spared in creating a home of enormous proportions to fit several generations and to provide magnificent entertaining space. Arriving in front of the double garage and columned entrance, it's instantly clear that this is a highly desirable home, confirmed by the reception hallway with its spectacular central staircase that leads left and right to galleried landings. The beautifully bright kitchen benefits from a large bay with French doors providing a relaxation area with built-in television unit and dining space with views across the garden and rolling countryside beyond. The bespoke design comprises a curved breakfast bar and separate preparation island, together with plentiful units, granite worktops and a full range of modern appliances. Two sets of double doors lead into the principal reception rooms, which are 35ft long and dual aspect with bay windows to the front. There is also a fitted study. An inner hallway leads to the leisure area incorporating the 24ft pool, steam room and shower facilities. The gym is on the second floor. The five vast double bedrooms are all on the first floor. All come with en suite facilities and one has a separate lounge area leading to an office. The master suite provides superb owners' accommodation with a balcony giving views to the furthest horizon, a separate, fitted dressing room and an extremely impressive, fully tiled bathroom with his and hers basins, a walk-in shower and Jacuzzi bath. One dual aspect bedroom is perfectly set up for a teenager with exceptional study and games console area, chalk board wall and a star quality bathroom with mood lighting. The cinema room with bar has an adjoining bathroom and kitchen to provide self-contained entertainment space. Alternatively, it could provide private staff accommodation. The property is approached via a private road and is bounded by high hedging. Gardens encircle the house and offer beautifully maintained lawns and mature shrubs. French doors lead out from the pool building to the terrace and hot tub and round to a covered outdoor entertaining terrace incorporating a barbecue area and pizza oven. At the highest point of the garden, within a wooded area, is a Scandinavian timber cabin with wood burner set on its own terrace and providing a superb secret escape for grown-ups and children alike. With town amenities, wild moors and dramatic waterways all on the doorstep, Portland House is the ultimate dream home.

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23 June 2015


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