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3 bedroom character property for sale

Walworth, Darlington, DL2

Offers Over £599,950

Property Description

Key features

  • Charactor Property In Rural Location
  • Victorian Greenhouse Conversion
  • Secret Walled Gardens
  • Full Modern Renovation
  • 0.89 Ha (2.20 Ac)
  • Double Garage
  • Argon Filled
  • Under Floor Heating Throughout
  • Small Holding/Equestrian Potential
  • Rural Business Potential

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

The Property
Stunning fully refurbished former Victorian walled gardens, buildings and greenhouse. Set in grounds of around 0.89 Ha (2.20 Ac) which used to form part of the Walworth Castle estate.

Boasting views of the 16th century Walworth Castle. The property is situated within open countryside at the small historic settlement of Walworth, close to Darlington.

This property would be an ideal purchase for any growing family looking for a property which offers a countryside location, with schools and amenities close by. The property is easy accessible via the A68, leading to the A1M and A1 for those looking to commute.

This lavish secret garden property offers unique and aspirational accommodation. The original garden we believe is 18th century, the greenhouse was converted from one built by Richardson and Co of Darlington in 1875, for the then owner of the castle Gerald Vivien Alymer.

The spectacular property boasts a stunning orangery in place of the Victorian greenhouse, lounge, dining room, kitchen / diner, utility room, 3 bedrooms, bathroom, shower room, double garage and spacious walled gardens.

The property benefits from underfloor heating throughout supplied by an energy efficient air source heat pump. In addition solar voltaic panels are installed on the garage which will net the new property owners in excessive of £1,200 a year in feed in tariffs for the next 19 years, as well as providing supplementary electricity for the building. All walls and floors are insulated with modern PIR insulation and all windows are argon filled double glazing making the property very thermally efficient.

Listed Building Darlington Borough Council Reference 07/01149/LBC.







Porch
A Large and well insulated porch providing ample storage for coats, boots and other items. The porch has overhead lighting plus external lights shining across the block paved path leading up to the porch.

Kitchen / Diner
35'6 x 6'4"
Striking, contemporary kitchen with vaulted ceiling fitted with spot lights, four windows, limestone tiled floor & underfloor heating, full range of modern wall, floor and drawer units, sink unit with mixer tap, space for large cooker unit and part tiled walls.

The kitchen includes integrated Bosch fridge and Siemens dishwasher. There is currently an all electric AGA S-Series 6x4 cooker which can be purchased by separate negotiation.

Utility Room
Useful space separate to the kitchen fitted with kitchen units, stainless steel sink with mixer tap, plumbing, electrics and space for white goods utilities, limestone tiled floor with underfloor heating and window.

Bathroom
6'2" x 13'11"
Stylish suite with vaulted ceiling, two Velux Heritage roof windows, side window, ceramic wall and floor tiles, underfloor heating, bath tub, low level WC, bidet and large walk-in shower.

Bedroom Two
14'5" 10'
Full length windows providing superb views over the gardens, vaulted ceiling with exposed beams and spotlights.

Bedroom Three
10'6" x 10'
Full length windows providing superb views over the gardens, vaulted ceiling with exposed beams and spotlights. Currently used as a home office. The property benefits from 20Mbps (on average) broadband suitable for streaming movies etc.

Dining Room
14'10" x 14'5"
Full length windows providing superb views over the gardens, vaulted ceiling with exposed beams and spotlights. The dining room shows off the exposed original white painted brickwork of the former greenhouse and is also fitted with Amtico Signature flooring.

Orangery
Breath taking, light filled and spacious area. Formally a Victorian greenhouse / vinery converted in line with listed building requirement to create this fantastic living space. Travertine tiled floor with underfloor heating and leading out to the vast gardens. Feature dimmable wall lighting and overhead lighting also make this a magical place to relax in the evenings.

Lounge
19'6" x 13'1"
Benefiting from an exposed brick feature inglenook fire place with sold fuel burner and rustic French oak mantle piece. Vaulted ceiling, spotlights and windows the width of the room showcasing the spectacular gardens. As the main room for relaxing in front of the telly the lounge also includes hidden wiring for surround sound speakers.

Shower Room
14'8" x 4'6"
Modern suite with Velux Heritage roof window, spot lights, side window, tiled floor with underfloor heating, ceramic tiled walls, heated towel rail, low level WC with concealed cistern, wash hand basin within vanity unit and large walk-in shower.

Master Bedroom
13'8" x 13'1"
Full length windows providing superb views over the gardens, vaulted ceiling with exposed beams and spotlights. Sliding door wardrobes included.

Double Garage
Detached from the main home, two separate doors, stone built with pitched roof, lights and electrics. the garage has ample boarded and lit loft space above the main area for general storage. On the south facing roof of the garage solar voltaic panels are installed which as well as providing supplementary electricity to the property will net the new owners over £20,000 in feed in tariffs over the next 20 years.

Front Garden
Iron gates in a stone wall provide access to the mainly gravel drive way, with parking space for plenty of cars. Large area in the process of being laid to lawn, trees and fully fitted potting shed with electricity, indoor and outside PIR lights, water and outside toilet.

Gardens
The site in all is around 0.89 Ha (2.20 Ac) providing for vast fully enclosed walled gardens. Currently lawns, flower beds, vegetable patches, fruit trees, chicken coup and field, bee hives, secluded seating areas and views of the 16th century Walworth Castle, which is the main neighbour. The walled garden creates its own micro climate enabling the growing of peaches, nectarines, apricots and grape vines as well as more traditional staples such as raspberries, strawberries, currants, cherries, apples, pears and plums.

There is also planning permission for the building of a summer house and traditional bothy.


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Listing History

Added on Rightmove:
17 September 2016

Nearest stations

  • Heighington (3.2 mi)
  • Newton Aycliffe (3.9 mi)
  • North Road (4.0 mi)
Distances are straight line measurements from centre of postcode

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Suite 7, First Floor, Cranmore Drive, Shirley, Solihull, B90 4RZ

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To view this property or request more details, contact:

Purplebricks.com, Yorkshire

Suite 7, First Floor, Cranmore Drive, Shirley, Solihull, B90 4RZ

0121 396 0883 Local call rate

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Nearest stations

  • Heighington (3.2 mi)
  • Newton Aycliffe (3.9 mi)
  • North Road (4.0 mi)
Distances are straight line measurements from centre of postcode

To view this property or request more details, contact:

Purplebricks.com, Yorkshire

Suite 7, First Floor, Cranmore Drive, Shirley, Solihull, B90 4RZ

0121 396 0883 Local call rate

How much will it cost me to call the number displayed on the site?

Standard geographic charges from landlines and mobiles apply and calls may be included in your telecom provider's call package.

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