4 bedroom detached house for saleLodge Farm, Bearpark, Durham, County Durham
Sold STC £499,950
• Newly developed family home finished to a superb standard • 3 Bedrooms • Large kitchen/diner • 2 Reception rooms • Generous gardens • Panoramic views • Rural, yet accessible location • Double carport • Quaint listed monumental outbuilding
Lodge Farm is situated in an area of High Landscape Value and partly within the Green Belt being located only 3 miles from the historic City of Durham. The panoramic view of the Cathedral and Castle has been described as ‘one of the finest architectural experiences of Europe’ and together they are now designated a World Heritage Site. It is also within close proximity to Lanchester Valley Railway along the valley of the River Browney which is a popular foot and cycle path.
Durham has excellent facilities with a pedestrian shopping area as well as a superb range of both state and private primary and secondary schools. Durham University is currently ranked in the top 10 in the country. Access to the intercity rail network is available in Durham City with national and international flights available from Newcastle and Durham Tees Valley airports. The major regional centres are within easy reach of the property.
The Byre is the fifth property of the Lodge Farm development to be offered for sale, and is an excellent example of a spacious family home finished to an incredibly high standard with the benefit of traditional, yet modern fixtures and fittings throughout.
The main entrance to the property leads into a reception vestibule, featuring engineered oak flooring providing an ideal space for the removal and storage of coats and boots. A fully glazed door leads into the generously proportioned kitchen/diner, which is fitted with a range of light grey soft closing base and wall mounted storage units, topped with granite worktops which incorporate a Porcelain Belfast sink with extendable tap. A tiled inglenook with wooden mantel houses a Belling stainless steel electric range cooker with 4 hobs, double oven and extractor over, whilst wall hung radiators provide the room with a heat source. The breakfast bar allows for informal dining, and spot lights to the ceiling complete the contemporary finish. Full sliding bi-fold doors also flood the room with natural light and lead onto the large patio area which benefits from fantastic panoramic views overlooking the Browney Valley, whilst also providing a perfect indoor/outdoor dining space.
The inner hallway is accessed via fully glazed double doors from the kitchen, and includes engineered oak flooring and an impressive, bespoke oak return staircase to the first floor landing. The living room is of generous proportions and enjoys a dual aspect to the front and rear of the property, courtesy of full sliding bi-fold doors to the front, allowing the room to be flooded with natural light. A stone inglenook with oak mantel over and stone tiled hearth houses a cast iron stove, providing a secondary heat source to the room.
Returning to the inner hallway, the useful utility/cloakroom can be found which is fitted with a base unit which incorporates stainless steel sink with mixer tap and drainer inset, alongside for freestanding appliances. The ground floor WC is also located within the utility room and features low level WC and wash hand basin set upon a vanity unit. The study is situated adjacent to the utility/cloakroom and provides ideal office space for those who work from home.
Returning to the inner hallway, stairs rise to the first floor landing. The half landing features a large window which enjoys superb views overlooking the Browney Valley, whilst a useful storage cupboard is set within the eaves and features sensored lighting. The master bedroom is situated to the left and is of generous proportions. The room is filled with natural light, courtesy of the velux Skylights and dormer style window overlooking the rear gardens. The master bedroom is serviced by en-suite facilities to include low level WC, freestanding bowl sink with wall mounted mixer tap and shower cubicle with mains fed shower. Spots to the ceiling and natural stone effect floor to wall tiles complete the contemporary finish.
The second and third bedrooms are also doubles of generous proportions, the second enjoying dual aspect views to the front, side and rear whilst the third is situated to the rear. The family bathroom is fitted with a white suite comprising low level WC with concealed cistern, wash hand basin set upon a vanity unit and ’P’ shaped bath with mains fed shower over and shower screen.
Property ref: 121_1601_3444039
Travelling North from Durham, take the A167. Continue through Neville’s Cross traffic lights and after 0.25 mile turn left signposted Bearpark. Continue towards Bearpark, and then turn right after 1.2 miles signposted Bearpark Primary School. Continue along the road taking a right hand bend then a left hand bend. The farm drive is located directly in front indicated by a George F White sale board. For those with the benefit of satellite navigation the postcode of the property is DH7 7EA.
The Byre enjoys substantial gardens which are predominantly laid to lawn and enjoy superb views. A pleasant patio area with doors out from the kitchen provides an ideal seating area and space for entertaining, whilst to the front of the property is a block paved driveway and timber constructed double carport. There is gated access to the rear onto a gravelled area providing a further parking area.
To the front of the property is a quaint, stone built listed outbuilding. The building internally is generous in proportions and could be suited to a variety of uses.
(EPC) EEC next to EIR
This property is currently rated 'C'.
1. There is a footpath to the rear of The Byre which is shared access with the neighbouring property.
2.94m x 2.12m (9' 8" x 6' 11")
Quaint Monumental Outbuilding
5.06m x 10.71m (16' 7" x 35' 2")
6.03m x 5.65m (19' 9" x 18' 6")
With access via a private road, Lodge Farm is a highly desirable development of 6 newly converted residential dwellings set within a sought after location close to the centre of Durham City, with open views, fishing lakes and dog walks within easy access. Finished to a high standard throughout, retaining original features where possible and giving a fantastic blend of the old and new.
5.06m x 5.26m (16' 7" x 17' 3")
6.87m x 5.02m (22' 6" x 16' 6")
2.93m x 3.20m (9' 7" x 10' 6")
7.02m x 5.04m (23' x 16' 6")
5.08m x 4.77m (16' 8" x 15' 8")
2.96m x 4.68m (9' 9" x 15' 4")
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