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4 bedroom detached house for sale

North Road, Chester le Street, Co Durham, DH3

Under Offer £995,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Outstanding property in superb location
  • Impressive large detached family home
  • 4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms
  • Stunning kitchen/breakfast room
  • Large and extensive gardens
  • Viewing essential

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

North Gate is believed to have been one of the largest and most impressive detached houses within the very sought after location of North Lodge near Chester le Street.

North Gate is understood to have been one of the few, if not the original, pre-war detached houses within this exclusive residential area. The house is understood to date back to the later 1920s and was purchased by the current owners approximately 25 years ago.

The extensive gardens and grounds that surround this magnificent house are truly impressive and we understand that the property was originally built for a local family of bakers. The house now occupies one of the largest garden sites within the area and has tall mature trees giving great screening and privacy. Its access from North Road is impressive, with a beautiful stone boundary wall and gated entrance leading into a large courtyard and parking area. The house was built in a mock Tudor style and was extended in the 1950s, as well as more recently in 2008.

Since the current owners purchased the house, the property has been extensively remodelled and improved and now provides a stunning luxury home.

The accommodation includes an entrance vestibule leading through to the reception hall, with Amtico flooring, oak wood doors and a beamed ceiling. Leading from the hall is a cloakroom, a small study and storage room and access to principal reception rooms. The drawing room is at the side of the house with bay window and double doors onto the gardens. The principal sitting room is to the centre of the house with double doors onto the gardens, as well as a bay window and doors connecting to the conservatory. The conservatory was built in 1995 by Amdega and provides a large reception area.

The formal dining room extends to the rear of the property under a single storey roof. The kitchen extends to the front and side of the property and was refurbished in 2008 by Newcastle Furniture Company with hand painted cabinets and top of the range appliances. It has its own breakfasting area with double doors onto the gardens. It also connects to a gymnasium and snug room, as well as to the utility & laundry room and the garage.

To the first floor the master bedroom suite is highly impressive and incorporates its own private passageway and dressing area, as well as leading to professionally equipped dressing rooms fitted by Newcastle Furniture Company. The en-suite bathroom is luxuriously appointed and the bedroom itself is also equipped with professionally installed cabinets.

There are three further double bedrooms, two of which have their own en-suite bathrooms. There is also a family bathroom.

The property has a large roof and obvious potential for further bedrooms if required. It benefits from secondary and double glazing, as well as a comprehensive alarm system and two central heating boilers.

North Gate is a very imposing and handsome detached residence. Its extensive gardens and grounds are a major selling feature, with beautiful lawned areas and superbly stocked flower and shrub borders.

The patio terraces are impressive and the external lighting greatly enhances the house during the evening hours.

North Gate is well located for its ease of access into Durham to the south and Newcastle to the north via the A1(M). The area is supported by magnificent golf courses at Ramside and International Cricket at the Riverside in Chester le Street.

A highly impressive home in a beautiful area for which viewing is strongly recommended.

Utility Room 

First Floor 

Spotlighting to the ceiling, central heating radiator with lattice fronted cover, linen storage cupboard and boiler cupboard housing the second Baxi gas fired central heating boiler. From the landing five doors lead to principal bedroom accommodation.

Master Bedroom Passageway 
6.45m x 2.41m
The master bedroom has its own hallway with central heating radiator, telephone point, spotlighting, wood flooring and fitted furniture.

Master Bedroom 

Lady's Dressing Room 
Fitted by Newcastle Furniture Company with excellent storage shelving, pull-out drawer units, open hanging rail, spotlighting and central heating radiator.

Gentleman's Dressing Room 
Fitted by Newcastle Furniture Company with light wood furniture, drawer units, shelving, open hanging rail, central heating radiator and spotlighting.

Bedroom 2 

Bedroom 3 

En Suite Bathroom 
Comprising panelled bath with shower above and glass dividing screen, vanity wash basin with cupboards beneath, close coupled wc, Amtico flooring, heated towel rail and pleasant window views over the gardens.

Bedroom 4 
3.96m x 3.25m
Enjoying lovely window views overlooking the gardens and central heating radiator.

Family Bathroom 
With four piece suite comprising panelled bath with handheld shower, close coupled wc, pedestal wash hand basin, double shower cubicle with glazed screen surrounds, two heated chrome towel rails, contrasting wall and floor tiles, and spotlighting.

The approach to North Gate is impressive, leading from North Road with a curved stone boundary wall and wrought iron double gates with intercom system linking through to its private drive. The front of the house has a large stone boundary wall and tall mature trees, many with preservation orders. The driveway leads down to a block paved courtyard and parking area for many cars. There is attractive external lighting. The principal lawned gardens are set out to the front of the house and flower and shrub borders, as well as attractive rockery beds. The driveway at the front leads to the integral garage.


Reception Hall 
Featuring some of the great characteristics of the house including a beamed ceiling, oak panel led doors, Amtico flooring and picture rail with concealed permit lighting. From the hall access is gained to cloakroom/wc and a small study area. The reception hall continues to provide an open area with impressive stairwell, two central heating radiators with lattice fronted covers, secondary glazing to the windows and an understairs store cupboard with electric meter and circuit breakers. From the reception hall three doors lead off to principal accommodation. From the utility room a door connects to the garage. The elegant staircase with its light oak handrail, spindles and newel post leads up to the first floor landing.

Comprising close coupled wc, pedestal wash hand basin and heated towel rail.

Study Area 
With excellent shelving and storage space.

Drawing Room 
5.44m x 5.36m
(front, side & rear facing) With super windows overlooking the front and side of the property and glazed double doors leading out onto the rear terrace. The room has attractive wallpaper decoration, ceiling coving, wall lighting, central heating radiator with lattice fronted cover and an Adam style mahogany fireplace with marble trim and hearth to the coal burning effect gas fire.

Sitting Room 


Dining Room 

Kitchen & Breakfast Room 

Gymnasium/ Snug 

Ground Floor 

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23 May 2016

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