5 bedroom detached house for saleThornley House, Thornley Village, Bishop Auckland, County Durham
• Unique, well proportioned family home • 5 Bedrooms, 2 Ensuite • Generous living accommodation • Modern fitted kitchen and bathroom • Living room with panoramic views and balcony • Double garage and off road parking • Pleasant, private gardens • Rural, yet accessible location
The property is situated amidst open countryside on the fringes of the village of Tow Law. Tow Law has a range of everyday facilities including butchers, Post Office, doctors and dental surgeries together with pharmacy, primary school and small supermarket. The nearby village of Wolsingham offers schooling from primary through to secondary and sixth form education and has a full suite of gymnasium facilities. The towns of Consett, Lanchester, Durham and Hexham have a more comprehensive range of facilities including professional services, hospital health care and larger supermarkets. The property is situated just off the A68 which provides excellent commuter links north to south and Durham and the A1(M) can be reached in under half an hour. The area is complemented by mainline railway stations at Durham, Darlington and Newcastle offering further communications with the rest of the country. There are international airports at Newcastle and Durham Tees Valley.
Approached via a pleasant, private driveway, Thornley House occupies an elevated position enjoying panoramic views overlooking the adjoining countryside. The property was originally constructed in 1968, and was thoughtfully designed as the living accommodation is situated on the first floor which enjoys superb views, whilst the bedroom accommodation is situated to the ground floor. Thornley House benefits from generous and flexible accommodation, therefore would be ideally suited to a variety of purchasers.
The main entrance is accessed at the rear of the property and leads into the spacious reception hallway which is a bright and airy space courtesy of the fully glazed window to the rear elevation. To the left hand side lies the kitchen, which is fitted with a range of base and wall mounted storage units, topped with granite worktops with stainless steel one and a half bowl sink with mixer tap and drainer unit integrated within the work surfaces. Integral appliances include Bosch electric 4 ring hob, Bosch stainless steel extractor fan, Stoves eye level double oven and Smeg integral dishwasher. Two useful pantry cupboards service the kitchen, whilst there is ample space for a dining table ideal for informal dining and spot lights recessed within the ceiling.
The dining room is accessed from the kitchen as well as the reception hallway, and features stripped wooden flooring and enjoys views to the side elevation. Situated adjacent to the dining room, the study can be accessed from the reception hallway and benefits from power and telephone points, ideal for those who work from home.
The living room is of generous proportions and features an impressive brick inglenook with cast iron stove inset with wooden mantel over and stone hearth. Full length sliding patio doors leading out onto the balcony area flood the room with natural light and enjoy uninterrupted views, whilst the high ceilings within the room create a airy and spacious feel.
Returning to the reception, an inner hallway provides access to the ground floor WC and bedroom 3. The ground floor WC consists of a low level WC and wall hung wash hand basin. The third bedroom would ideally be suited to a guest suite, due to the room being separated from the remaining bedroom accommodation. The third bedroom is a generous double situated enjoying a dual aspect to the rear and side and is serviced by generous ensuite facilities which include a low level WC, wash hand basin set within a vanity unit and enclosed shower cubicle with mains fed shower.
Returning to the reception hallway, stairs lead down to the ground floor hallway which features black slate effect tiled flooring and provides an informal seating area with French doors onto the front patio. This area also includes two useful storage cupboards. The master bedroom is a double of generous proportions and benefits from fitted wardrobes. The master bedroom also features an ensuite open plan to the bedroom and includes two separate wash hand basins set within vanity units, walk in shower cubicle with electric shower and frosted glass cubes, and separate low level WC completes the master suite.
The second and fourth bedrooms are both doubles of generous proportions and include fitted wardrobes. The second bedroom is situated to the rear of the property, whilst the fourth bedroom is situated to the front and enjoys views overlooking the front patio area and countryside beyond. The fifth bedroom is a single bedroom and would ideally be utilised as a secondary study or nursery.
The fully tiled family bathroom is also situated on the ground floor and is fitted with a white suite comprising low level WC, wash hand basin set upon a pedestal and panel enclosed bath with mains fed shower attachment.
Property ref: 121_1601_2613345
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