5 bedroom detached house for saleWinston, Darlington
Guide Price £799,000
- Extensive south facing views
- Nearby riverside walks
- A short walk across the fields to the village pub
- Grass paddock
Full description** NO ONWARD CHAIN ** - Highcliffe House is an outstanding detached stone built residence, believed to have been constructed in the mid-19th century. It commands an excellent elevated position with far reaching south and west facing views across adjoining countryside. The property stands in approximately 2.4 acres to include formal gardens and two grass paddocks (1.8 acres). There are five double bedrooms with three bathrooms over two floors. The ground floor provides excellent living space with light and airy rooms including an Amdega conservatory, a living/dining room, separate sitting room, study, breakfast room and a fitted kitchen. A large detached garage is situated to the northern side of the property with a set of external granary steps leading to a first floor games room with shower room and kitchen.
The Village - The property is situated on the south western edge of the village which provides a public house/restaurant, C of E Church and village hall. The market towns of Barnard Castle (6 miles), Richmond (15 miles) and Darlington (10.5 miles) are situated within easy travelling distance. The property is situated on the Teesdale Way which provides excellent walks on the banks of the river Tees to the nearby villages of Winston and Whorlton.
Historical Notes - The property is believed to be situated on a site of a former house believed to have been constructed in the early 15th century together with a church. It is believed the font from the original church is now situated in St Andrews Church in the village.
Accommodation Ground Floor - Ground Floor
Entrance Porch 3m x 1.75m
Reception Hall 5.75m x 4.26m
Living/Dining Room 9.72m x 4.86m
Sitting Room 4.18m x 4m
Breakfast Room 5.45m x 2.96m
Conservatory 5.16m x 4.8m maximum
Kitchen 4.88m x 3.9m
Utility 3.38m x 2.2m minimum
First Floor - First Floor
Landing 4.22m x 4m
Bedroom One 5.96m x 4.19m
En-Suite Shower/Bathroom 3m x 2.87m
Bedroom Two 5.55m x 3.61m
Bedroom Three 4.83m maximum x 4.38m
Family Bathroom 2.87m x 2.29m
Second Floor - Second Floor
Bedroom Four 6m x 3.64m extending to 4.88m maximum
Bedroom Five 6.1m x 3.66m
Bathroom 2.45m x 3.16m
Externally - Garage 8.9m x 5.35m
Games Room 5m x 5.27m excluding kitchen and shower room
Inside Ground Floor - The reception hall is situated in the centre of the house and provides access to the principal rooms, the largest of which is a combined living and dining room which commands magnificent views to the southwest and east of the property and featuring two floor to ceiling sliding sash windows with shutters, a west facing panelled bay with shutters and an east facing panelled sash with shutters. The chimneybreast features a hand carved stone fireplace with a contemporary denatured ethanol burner (available by separate negotiation) and ornate decorative coving. A cast iron spiral staircase leads down to the study with Brazilian mahogany handmade book shelving to two walls and window to the east. The sitting room faces west and opens directly to the reception hall with an exposed timber floor running through together with a large chimneybreast and ornate coving. An east facing Amdega conservatory with slate tiled floor provides extensive breath taking views to the south and east across adjoining countryside with four free-standing electric heaters. The breakfast room adjoins the kitchen with exposed timber floor and ceiling beams. The kitchen is fitted with a range of cream coloured floor and wall mounted units with granite work surfaces, a double bowl Belfast sink unit with mixer tap, fitted plate rack and glazed display cupboards, integrated dishwasher, a stainless steel Britannia range cooker with two ovens, grill and warming tray and a 6-ring gas hob unit. Tiled splashback and a wide extractor canopy. An open ceiling with exposed roof trusses and beams, a central island with granite work surface, walk-in pantry and glazed door to the utility room. Utility room with quarry tiled floor, a Bosch washing machine and Crusader tumble dryer, granite work surfaces with sink unit and mixer tap and Worcester gas fired central heating boiler supplying domestic hot water and radiators. WC with low flush WC and pedestal wash hand basin.
First Floor - A spacious east facing landing with a staircase providing access to the second floor accommodation. There are three double bedrooms and a family bathroom accessed directly from the landing. The largest bedroom with west facing aspect, chimneybreast with cast iron fireplace and a useful large walk-in fitted wardrobe. The en-suite bath/shower room is fitted with a white coloured suite with panelled bath, twin wash basins and low flush WC with fitted vanity cupboards and drawers and a corner shower cubicle. The two remaining double bedrooms enjoy extensive south facing views across the gardens towards countryside, both having cast iron fireplaces, wash basins and fitted wardrobes. The family bathroom includes a double sized tiled cubicle, wash basin, low flush WC, and fitted cupboards.
Second Floor - The second floor provides access to two large double bedrooms, both with extensive views. A second family bathroom supports both bedrooms having a white coloured suite with panelled bath, low flush WC and wash basin, ceramic tiled floor and shelved linen cupboard. All three bathrooms benefit from dual fuel heated towel rails.
Outside - Highcliffe House is approached from a private single lane approximately 1/3 mile from the A67 Barnard Castle to Darlington road. A set of remote control gates open onto a private gravelled driveway which leads to the house. The front door faces west where there is an attractive enclosed small formal walled garden. A separate enclosed gravelled area provides additional parking space if required with a central well stocked island. A stone wall runs along the eastern boundary with a lawned garden with well stocked borders. The south facing garden commands magnificent and extensive views set on two levels with well stocked borders and paved sitting areas. A stone wall with pedestrian gate opens into a small grass paddock with trees. A larger paddock enclosed by fencing.
Garage - A detached two storey building. A large garage with remote control roller shutter door providing vehicular access, two sets of windows providing good natural light, power supply and lighting. A set of external granary steps provide access to the first floor which includes a games room with small kitchen and en-suite shower room/WC.
Right Of Way - A public footpath (Teesdale Way) runs across the small and larger paddock.
Services - Mains water and electricity
Drainage to septic tank
Central Heating - LPG supply with an underground tank supplying the central heating boiler
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