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7 bedroom character property for sale

East Green, Heighington Village, County Durham

Under Offer £650,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Six/Seven Bedroom Main House
  • 1.33 Acres of Garden
  • One Bedroom Flat
  • Tennis Court
  • Double Garage
  • Stunning Views
  • EPC F 31

Full description

A highly desirable, unique grade II listed, six/seven bedroom detached period property, set within the highly sought after village of Heighington. The property is complemented by an adjoining flat, traditional double garage, stone gazebo and potting shed, period balustrade from Halnaby Hall and a tennis court. Eldon House sits within approximately 1.33 acres of well-established and beautiful walled garden and benefits from stunning views over the Hambleton and Cleveland hills. EPC rating (EER) F 31.

Situation & Amenities - Eldon House is situated within Heighington Village, which was titled as the Perfect Village in the UK in a documentary produced by the BBC in 2006. The village enjoys the benefit of a large village green, primary school, public houses, Village Hall, convenience shop, Church and doctors surgery.

The local area offers a mixture of both state and independent schools for families looking to educate their children within the locality. Private schools within the region are at Barnard Castle and Durham.

The locality offers a range of recreational activities; golf courses at Barnard Castle, Durham and Darlington. Horse racecourses at Newcastle, Hexham, Thirsk. Sedgefield, Catterick and Ripon and theatres at Richmond, Darlington.

The A66 and A1 (M) are easily accessible from Eldon House, providing road links for commuters. There are mainline train stations at Durham and Darlington and International Airports at Newcastle and Leeds/Bradford. Darlington 6 miles, Bishop Auckland 7 miles, Newton Aycliffe 3 miles, Durham 15 miles, Newcastle 35 miles (please note all distances are approximate).

Description - Eldon House is a substantial six/seven bedroom, period Grade II Listed family home, with adjoining flat, set within 1.33 acres of impressive walled gardens, with tennis court and stone outbuildings. The property boasts character internally and externally and offers an excellent opportunity to create an ideal family home with the flat lending itself for further accommodation or for office use. The property has previously been used for B&B purposes. Externally, Eldon House overlooks Heighington Village green and Heighington Church on the northern aspect as well as benefitting from a peaceful position to the rear with views onto open countryside and the Hambleton and Cleveland Hills.

Accommodation - Ground Floor - The ground floor accommodation is accessed via a six panel timber entrance door leading into the timber floored entrance hallway. The accommodation leads off from the hallway into a proportion of the ground floor rooms. The drawing room to the right, boasts a warm reception room with period fireplace, double aspect to the south and recess drinks cabinet. Across the hallway is a spacious dining room with a period stone fireplace and service hatch from the kitchen. The kitchen and adjoining reception hall enjoy the character of the exposed beams and views over the extensive garden. The kitchen is fitted with a double oven gas fired Aga and benefits from a nearby shelved larder. A lower level cloakroom and WC lead off from the hallway, with an external access door into the garden, and a lower level down into the cellar and further wine cellar. To conclude the ground floor accommodation there is a comfortable sitting room, separate WC, utility room and laundry room.

First Floor - The spindle rail staircase leads up to the first floor, with the first single bedroom situated at half landing level. The large arched window makes the landing a light spacious area and the access port to the first floor bedrooms. The remaining five bedrooms all have views over the village green. The master bedroom leads into an en-suite with a bath, wash hand basin and WC. There is a further double bedroom with shower and en-suite facilities. The remaining bedrooms benefit from the use of two family bathrooms, one separate WC and one separate hand basin, and a rear staircase. The seventh bedroom is located above the flat.

The Flat - The flat adjoins Eldon House and can be accessed either from the main house or through its own separate entrance. The property is well presented, benefitting from views onto the garden and natural sun light. The accommodation comprises; living room, kitchen, shower room and double bedroom.

Garden - Sitting within approximately 1.33 acres of beautiful lawned gardens, with an array of fruit trees; apple, pear and plum, shrub/plant boarders and a timber framed greenhouse. To the south of the garden is the impressive stone balustrade with the gazebo and the potting shed situated to either side. Below the garden is the enclosed tennis court with open views beyond.

Detached Double Garage & Log Store - Gated access to the side of the property with tarmac access driveway leading to a stone built double garage, with adjoining log store and separate lockable outhouse.

Tennis Court - There is a tennis court situated to the south of the property which enjoys the remarkable views the property has to offer.

Services - The property is served by mains electricity, water, gas and drainage.

Tenure, Local Authority & Council Tax - The property is to be offered freehold with vacant possession upon completion. Darlington Borough Council Tel: 01325 380651. For Council Tax purposes Eldon House is banded H and the Flat (7a) is banded A.

Wayleaves, Easements & Rights Of Way - Eldon 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.

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.

Boundaries - The vendors will only sell such interest as they have in the boundary features.

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

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