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5 bedroom detached house for sale

Hamsterley, Teesdale, County Durham

Under Offer £750,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Stunning Views & Lake
  • 9.87 Acres
  • 10 mins from Retail Park
  • 15 mins from Town Centre
  • 5/6 Bedrooms
  • No Onward Chain

Full description

9.87 acres. 10 minutes drive to retail park. 15 minutes drive to town centre. No onward chain. Stunning views. Lake. Postcode DL13 3RA. Tumbleweed is a rural idyll which captures the imagination within minutes of arriving. A highly desirable four bedroom house which could be altered to form a five/six bedroom property. Dating from circa 1760 and set within 9.87 acres (3.99 ha) of grounds incorporating landscaped gardens with a lake, wildflower meadow and delightful views across open countryside. EPC rating (EER) E41.

Situation & Amenities - Hamsterley is a well-established friendly, rural community with primary school, public house and Village Hall. Hamsterley Forest offers 2,000 hectares of walks, bridleways and cycling tracks, ideal for those who enjoy outdoor activities. Tumbleweed House is within easy reach of Weardale, Teesdale and the Yorkshire Dales providing picturesque landscapes for walking and further recreational facilities. Also close by are the towns of Darlington, Bishop Auckland and Barnard Castle all of which offer an excellent range of local and national retailers, restaurants and leisure opportunities. There is a recent retail park just off the A688 towards Bishop Auckland which is approximately 6 miles away and offers Supermarkets, Boots, Next, M&S Food and other high street names. The historic town of Barnard Castle offers a wide range of amenities including national and local retailers, sports centre, state and private educational opportunities at both primary, secondary and sixth form level, a traditional weekly market and monthly farmers market. Educational opportunities (both comprehensive and private), can be found in Barnard Castle, Bishop Auckland, Richmond and Darlington. There are many sporting venues close to hand with numerous golf courses to be found within the area, with courses at Bishop Auckland, Barnard Castle, Durham, Darlington and Hexham. Premiership rugby played in Newcastle. Football at Sunderland, Newcastle and Middlesbrough. Motor sport at Croft. Race courses at Newcastle, Sedgefield, York and Hexham. Durham County Cricket Club which hosts both international and national matches. Local theatres including Darlington and Durham. Teesdale also offers fabulous local recreational and amenity space for the angler, cyclist, walker and running enthusiast. For the commuter the A68, A66 and A1 (M) provide links with the major commercial areas of the North East. Many of the regions beauty spots are within driving distance including North Yorkshire, the Lake District, Northumberland and the East Coast

Description - Tumbleweed is a rural idyll which captures the imagination within minutes of arriving. The stone built house, which dates back to 1760, commands a fabulous position, overlooking the immediate flower meadow, lake and beyond to the rolling countryside. It has a wonderful private setting for the lover of all things rural, within a superbly landscaped environment which has been hugely enjoyed by the present owner to promote wildlife amongst the flower meadow, water features and woodland.
The accommodation is spacious and offers two reception rooms, kitchen, conservatory, cloakroom/WC and a sizeable study for the home worker to the ground floor. At first floor level is a master bedroom, three further bedrooms, two house bathrooms and an additional sitting room with a balcony. The property is well placed to service Hamsterley and Teesdale whilst also being within 20 minutes of more built-up conurbations at Barnard Castle, Bishop Auckland and Darlington.

Accommodation - Ground Floor - The full length glazed panels and double glazed entrance door welcome you into the hall space, having separate cloakroom and WC facilities. Leading to the south aspect of the house is a remarkably spacious living room with original fireplace, exposed stone chimney piece, cast iron fireplace with timber surround and brass fender, beamed ceilings and aspects to all sides. Adjoining is the fine dining room with exposed stone wall and large window to the front elevation. The hall leads into the self-contained study and also the traditional fitted kitchen, with a good range of base and wall fitted units and display cabinets. Leading off is the conservatory which opens out into a most delightful walled terrace with pergola.

First Floor - The open tread pine staircase leads to the first floor landing which gives access to all first floor accommodation. The exposed walls, beams and windows collectively give an air of space, with enjoyment of the views to the front of the property. Emphasising the elevated position of the property is an additional reception room to the first floor level, with aspects to three sides, beamed ceiling with additional Velux windows and double doors opening to the east side balcony. There are also four bedrooms along with two house bathrooms at first floor level.

Externally -

The Gardens - These are one of the most captivating features of the property. The approach to the property takes in the views of the lake and wildflower meadow which offers diverse wildlife and yet offers potential for the equestrian enthusiast if preferred. The driveway leads from the main road through open fields and is delineated by a bridge with pond and water feature for entering the lawned and landscaped front and rear gardens, with feature pond, shelter belt to the west side, delightful walled garden to the rear and north side of the property.

The Land - The land sits within a ring fence to the property and offers a superb feature of the house, currently offering a wildlife sanctuary within the wildflower meadow and lake, with its run of four waterfalls and a stream of over 400 meters meandering through the grounds.

Services - The property benefits from mains services of electricity and water. Heating is via oil fired central heating boiler and drainage is to a private septic tank.

Tenure - The property is offered freehold with vacant possession upon completion.

Wayleaves, Easements & Rights Of Way - Tumbleweed 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. Please note, there is a footpath which runs along the west boundary of the property behind the house, lawn and thick garden hedge.

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.

Local Authority - Durham County Council Tel: 03000 26 00 00.

Council Tax - For Council Tax purposes the property is banded H.

Sporting Rights - The sporting rights are included within the sale as far as we are aware that they exist.

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

Additional Services - Valuations & Surveys - If you are looking to purchase a property, GSC Grays are able to offer a full range of valuation and survey reports in accordance with the guidelines of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS). We offer a full range of products within the RICS Home Surveys family, i.e. The Homebuyer Report (HBR) and Building Survey. Please contact our Valuation & Survey Team on 01677 422400 for further information.

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03 September 2016


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