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5 bedroom cottage for sale

Leazes Lane, Wolsingham

Sold STC £625,000

Property Description

Key features

  • 1865 Stable Block Conversion Set In Approximately 1/3 Acre
  • Many Original Features Including Restored Stable Block To The Study
  • Bespoke Kitchen with Walk In Pantry
  • 5 Double Bedrooms - 2 With Dressing Rooms
  • 3 En suite Bathrooms
  • 3 Reception Rooms
  • Private Gated Community
  • Extensive Double Garage and Workshop With Ample Parking For Several Vehicles

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

Leazes House is a beautifully converted stable block situated in a prestigious development of bespoke properties. They sit within secure gated grounds in Leazes Lane Wolsingham. The approach through the gates is lined with many mature trees, hedges and grass verges providing homes to an array of wild life. These picturesque and peaceful surroundings were originally owned by the famous draper - Cuthbert Bainbridge of Newcastle dating back to1865. He lived in the grand Manor House and kept his horses in the stable block now known as Leazes House. Cuthbert Bainbridge had many visitors to the Manor House bringing new cloth and material for him to purchase but they would also bring gifts in the form of tree saplings which were planted in these grounds. Through the centuries they have grown into the magnificent specimens that boast their presence today.
Leazes House displays a certain quality throughout the conversion, boasting a perfect synergy between the many original features of the stable block and the bespoke contemporary designs that compliment them sympathetically. This elaborate five bedroom unique property provides a wealth of space, briefly comprising entrance hall with a solid wood open staircase rising to first floor to the North West end of the property, lounge, open plan study and dining area, kitchen/breakfast room, rear hall, cloakroom, second sitting room, small rear hall with access to the vast double garage and a second staircase providing access to the guest suite situated to the South East end. To the first floor there are 4 double bedrooms, 2 with en suite facilities, a family bathroom and a separate guest suite which consists of a large double bedroom, a dressing room and an en suite bathroom.
This exceptional conversion sits amongst gardens but also enjoys a wooded area made up of the Bainbridge family trees. There is also an extensive Courtyard to the front providing parking for several cars and access to the double garage. The courtyard is South facing and is a perfect place to relax with a book or share a bottle of wine with friends and family.
Wolsingham is a much respected and sought after village location and is known as the gateway to the Dales, an idyllic location giving the feeling of being lost in the countryside whilst being within fifteen miles of Durham City centre and twenty two miles of Newcastle. There are many picturesque walks around Wolsingham and further into the Dales to Frosterley and Stanhope.
Wolsingham market place has a good selection of shops and cafe`s as well and caters for most essentials. The village has schools and leisure facilities as well as a recreation area for the children and an open air boot camp for the mature residents. Wolsingham caters for every age group.This exceptional conversion sits amongst gardens but also enjoys a wooded area made up of the Bainbridge family trees. There is also an extensive Courtyard to the front providing parking for several cars and access to the double garage. The courtyard is South facing and is a perfect place to relax with a book or share a bottle of wine with friends and family.

Wolsingham is a much respected and sought after village location and is known as the gateway to the Dales, an idyllic location giving the feeling of being lost in the countryside whilst being within fifteen miles of Durham City centre and twenty two miles of Newcastle. There are many picturesque walks around Wolsingham and further into the Dales to Frosterley and Stanhope.

Wolsingham market place has a good selection of shops and cafe`s as well and caters for most essentials. The village has schools and leisure facilities as well as a recreation area for the children and an open air boot camp for the mature residents. Wolsingham caters for every age group.


Reception Hallway - 24'9" (7.54m) x 8'0" (2.44m)
Solid hard wood door opening into the main hall, this bright airy space encourages natural light from many aspects having a sky light above as well as a large window to first floor height lighting the stairwell and two further sash windows lining the main hall.This area was originally part of the main stable blocks where the large working horses that pulled the carriages would have lived. It has been expertly designed to create a stunning feature of one of the original stable blocks. The solid oak beam to the ceiling is supported by the cast iron pillars, being subtly incorporated into the stair design. This is coupled with the railing`s connected to wood panelling beneath to make up a partition, creating two further open plan rooms - the study and the dining room, solid wood flooring flows through this area and with the dual aspect windows creates a warm, ambient and welcoming space.

Study - 12'7" (3.84m) x 8'0" (2.44m)
Situated behind the staircase in the main hall through the stable block feature entrance. Solid wood bespoke desk and bookcase matching the oak floor which flows naturally in from the hall. Neutral decor with decorative light fitting, gas central heating radiator and double glazed sash window with additional sky light to the North aspect.

Dining Room - 12'4" (3.76m) x 11'2" (3.4m)
Situated to the right of the stable block partition following the same theme of solid wood flooring and neutral decor as well as having matching decorative ceiling light fitting. This is a perfect area for entertaining being close to the kitchen but it also benefits from having a door leading out to the rear patio, making it ideal for hosting a BBQ on an evening when its perhaps a little too cold to eat outside.

Lounge - 18'0" (5.49m) x 17'6" (5.33m)
From the main entrance the lounge can be found to the left of the property, a lovely cosy family room where you can enjoy a film huddled around an open fire. Solid wood door opening into a spacious room boasting an open feature fireplace housing a fire basket with a raised brick built hearth topped with flag stone. Original oak beam to the ceiling. Two double glazed sash windows to the front aspect, double glazed French doors and a sash window to the rear aspect opening out to the patio area. The same theme of neutral pastel shades and solid oak floor continues.

Kitchen/Breakfast Room - 21'5" (6.53m) x 21'2" (6.45m)
Entering in through the original solid wood stable door that is partially glazed, to this stunning bespoke country style kitchen providing an extensive array of units including an impressive island, finished in cream satin wood with brush chrome door furnishings and contrasting granite work tops. Benefitting from many integrated appliances to include, fridge, dishwasher and washing machine, dual fuel Rangemaster in black with stainless steel chimney extractor fan, inset Belfast sink with Victorian brass taps and a round waste disposal unit with swan neck mixer tap. There is also space for an American style fridge freezer and a tumble drier as well as ample room for a dining table and chairs for your family meals. There is a large walk in pantry. There are three double glazed sash windows to the rear and side elevations inviting an abundance of natural sun light to flood through with the addition of a hard wood, split stable door allowing for a gentle breeze and the sound of the birds singing in the trees. Neutrally decorated with pastel shades combined with exposed natural stone walls and boasting an original solid oak beam with decorative support. Oak detailing where the walls meet the ceiling as well as oak lintel`s above the doors and window. Recessed spot lighting to the ceiling and luxurious Italian tiles to the floor with the added benefit of under floor heating.

Rear Hall - 3'8" (1.12m) x 5'4" (1.63m)
White internal door leading in to the rear hall with solid wood door opening out to the court yard and internal doors leading to the cloakroom and second sitting room. Neutral decor with the Italian tiles and under floor heating continuing through from the kitchen.

Cloakroom - 5'7" (1.7m) x 3'8" (1.12m)
White two piece suite comprising wash hand basin with individual taps and a Victorian style toilet with overhead cistern and flush. Neutrally decorated with Italian floor tiles and under floor heating.

Second Sitting Room/Guest Sitting room - 18'2" (5.54m) x 13'0" (3.96m)
Having originally been the tack room, the floors and walls were clad in wood to keep it warm and free from draughts. The wood has been removed and used in the master bedroom and along the landing. This room would make a perfect addition to the guest suite above. Neutral decor with cream carpets decorative light fitting, dual aspect sash windows enjoying a wealth of natural light, brick built feature fireplace housing a fire basket with a raised hearth topped with stone flagging. Gas central heating radiator and internal panelled door leading out to the guest suite staircase and access to the garage.

Rear Hall - 3'2" (0.97m) x 3'0" (0.91m)
Internal door leading out from the second sitting room to a small area where there is access to the garage and stairs rising to the first floor. Cream carpet, neutral decor and a double glazed sash window overlooking the court yard.

Garage/Workshop - 29'7" (9.02m) x 17'8" (5.38m)
Originally this would have been where the Bainbridge family carriages that were pulled by the horses would be cleaned and prepared for their journeys. This larger than average extensive double garage provides ample room for two large cars as well as having considerable storage space. There is also a good size work shop with full electrics and water as well as having a small window overlooking the East side of the property. The combi boilers are housed here and the garage enjoys central heating. There is also rear access to the garage on foot via a white painted hard wood door.

Staircase
Staircase rising to the first floor guest bedroom with wooden hand rail and balustrade balcony. Neutral decor with cream carpets.

Guest Bedroom/ Third Bedroom - 17'5" (5.31m) x 13'1" (3.99m)
Stairs rising into guest bedroom, a large double bedroom with cream carpets and neutral decor. Original beamed ceiling, Dorma window to the front aspect and velux window to the rear aspect. Gas central heating radiator and recessed spot lights. Interlinking door to the master bedroom en suite and internal door leading into dressing area.

Dressing Room - 6'1" (1.85m) x 5'9" (1.75m)
Neutral room with built in `His and Her`s` double wardrobes, gas central heating radiator and cream carpets. Internal door to the en suite bathroom.

En suite Bathroom - 13'2" (4.01m) x 7'9" (2.36m)
White 3 piece suite comprising panelled bath with mains shower and screen, pedestal wash hand basin and close coupled W/C, original beamed ceiling and velux window to the north aspect and a sash window to the east. Neutrally decorated with mid height wall tiles and splash backs, cream carpets, recessed spot lighting and a gas central heating radiator

Interlinking En Suite to Master bedroom - 17'5" (5.31m) x 13'1" (3.99m)
From the guest bedroom there is a small step up and a secret interlinking door opening into the en suite that services the master bedroom. The en suite facilities comprise white 5 piece suite to include double ended panelled bath with hand held shower attachment, `His and Her`s` pedestal wash hand basins, secluded W/C and a separate corner shower unit with mains powered drench shower head mid height tiling and splash backs. Original beamed ceilings with recessed spot lighting under floor heating and tiled floor. Velux window to the North aspect and a double glazed sash window to the South elevation. White panelled door opening into Master Bedroom dressing room.

Master Dressing Room - 6'1" (1.85m) x 5'9" (1.75m)
Neutrally decorated dressing room with `His and Her`s` double wardrobes and gas central heating radiator, solid wood floor that originated from the tack room. Steps leading up to the Master bedroom.

Master Bedroom - 18'0" (5.49m) x 17'0" (5.18m)
This exceptionally spacious room really has the Wow factor, from the magnificent exposed oak roof trusses and beams to the solid wood flooring which originated from the tack room, this room exhibits no end of charm. Having double glazed sash windows to the North and East elevations as well as an arrow slot window to the East you may enjoy watching the sun rise. Neutrally decorated with wall mounted spot lights, subtle up lighters and gas central heating radiators. Internal white wood door leading out to the landing.

Landing - 17'7" (5.36m) x 3'0" (0.91m)
Stunning corridor leading from the Master bedroom along to the main staircase with access to all other bedrooms and the family bathroom. Neutrally decorated with subtle up lighting and impressive exposed oak roof trusses and beams. Solid wood flooring that also originated from the tack room. Gas central heating radiator and two velux windows encouraging natural light to the North elevation.

Bedroom 4 - 14'0" (4.27m) x 10'3" (3.12m)
Double bedroom situated to the front of the property with views across the court yard. Neutrally decorated with cream carpets, original exposed oak beams and roof trusses and gas central heating radiator. Large floor to ceiling double windows to the South elevation

Bedroom 5 - 14'0" (4.27m) x 9'8" (2.95m)
This room is directly below the cupola with the weather vane projecting from the roof. This would have originally been installed as an early form of ventilation to allow air or gas to escape through the vents, This would have been the centre of the stable block. Neutrally decorated with the exposed oak beams and roof trusses, gas central heating radiator, plain carpet and a double glazed sash window overlooking the front court yard.

Bedroom 2 - 17'7" (5.36m) x 14'0" (4.27m)
Spacious double bedroom situated to the front of the property exhibiting the original exposed roof trusses and beams as with the rest of the property. There are two double glazed sash windows to the south elevation and one to the west as well as having an arrow slot window above making this an extremely bright room. Neutrally decorated with cream carpets and a gas central heating radiator. Internal door into en suite shower room.

En suite Shower - 6'0" (1.83m) x 6'0" (1.83m)
White three piece suite comprising corner unit with mains shower, pedestal wash hand basin and close coupled W/C. Neutral decor with mid height tiling to the walls, cream carpet, extractor fan and gas central heating radiator.

Family Bathroom - 9'6" (2.9m) x 6'7" (2.01m)
White three piece suite comprising panelled bath with overhead mains shower as well as hand held rinsing shower, pedestal wash hand basin and close coupled W/C. Mid height tiling to the walls and splash backs. Gas central heating towel rail and radiator, exposed oak beams, velux window to the North elevation and tiling to the floor.

Externally
To the front of the property is an exceptionally large cobble and flag stone courtyard that is south facing and enjoys the sun all day, on the face of the building there is an original hay loft pulley which would have been used to raise the hay bales into the hayloft, there is a further pulley to the north side. Plumbing is available for a fountain to be installed in the centre of the courtyard which would make a fabulous feature, there is also plumbing and electrics to the rear garden ready for a hot tub.
The property has electronic gates with stone pillars to either side bearing the name `Leazes House` with a stone wall to the right of the gates and a wooden fence to the west side. Part of the approach road is also owned by the property.
From the approach road, just outside the gates, there is a large garden with many mature trees which were gifts made to the Bainbridge family at the end of the 19 century. The gardens surround the property from the North face and clockwise to the approach road. To the north of the property is a stone wall with 2 acres of open fields beyond leading down to the stream, to the East side there is electric enabling a hot tub to be installed, there are also flood lights. The gardens are enclosed to the east side by an acoustic fence, beyond which is the disused Wolsingham school, a sports complex and a swimming pool.

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