2 bedroom semi-detached bungalow for sale

1 The Old Sawmill, Shincliffe, Durham, County Durham

Guide Price £480,000

Property Description

Full description

• Single storey dwelling developed to a high standard • 2 Bedrooms, both en-suite • Generous, well stocked gardens • Electric gated private driveway with garage and off road parking • Summerhouse/office to garden • Ideal commuter location • No onward chain

The Area
Shincliffe is located only 3 miles by car from the historic city of Durham. The Cathedral and Castle have been described as “one of the finest architectural experiences of Europe” and together they are now designated a world heritage site. Durham has excellent facilities with pedestrian shopping areas as well as a superb range of both state and private primary and secondary schools which are ranked highly. Durham University is currently within the top 10 in the country. The surrounding area has extensive shopping opportunities with Newcastle and the Metrocentre within 20 miles.

Leisure facilities include golf courses and race courses nearby as well as cultural and artistic opportunities. Access to the intercity rail network is available in Durham City with national and international flights available form Newcastle and Durham Tees Valley airports. The major regional centres are within easy reach of the property.

The Property
Meadow Cottage, 1 The Old Sawmill is a superbly presented single storey dwelling set within generously proportioned gardens, accessed via a private driveway with an electric gated entrance. The property is situated within a small exclusive development on the outskirts of Durham City, and has been finished to an extremely high standard throughout, therefore would be ideally suited to a variety of purchasers.

The main entrance leads into the reception vestibule and features a central heating radiator and solid oak flooring which continues throughout the property. The garden room is accessed from this point via a high quality, fully glazed solid oak door and is a light and airy space, courtesy of the full length solid oak windows overlooking the gardens. Featuring under floor heating and a cast iron multi fuel stove set within an impressive brick inglenook with contrasting hearth and tiered chimney breast, a fully glazed double door allows access to the inner hallway and remaining accommodation.

To the left hand side lies the generously proportioned living room, which includes high ceilings with Cathedral beams which create a spacious feel. Heated via a cast iron multi fuel stove featuring brick surround and hearth with wooden lintel, the triple aspect to the front, side and rear elevations allow the room to be flooded with natural light throughout the course of the day. The window to the rear elevation benefits from wooden shutters providing additional privacy.

Returning to the inner hallway, the kitchen can be accessed via fully glazed, solid oak double doors. The kitchen is fitted with a bespoke range of cream shaker style base and wall mounted storage units, topped with a combination of solid oak and Corian worktops with a curved finish. Incorporated within the worktops is a Porcelain Belfast sink with mixer tap. Integral appliances include Electrolux under counter fridge and freezer, Whirlpool dishwasher, John Lewis washing machine, AEG stainless steel microwave, dual fuel cream AGA ServiceMaster with gas hobs and four electric ovens as well as AGA extractor fan. Tiled to splash back level, the wall mounted storage units also benefit from base lighting, whilst spot lights are recessed within the ceiling. Electric Velux windows provide further lighting, whilst Quarry tiled flooring contributes to the traditional style of the kitchen. A solid oak, partially frosted glazed door from the kitchen provides external access to the rear.

Returning to the inner hallway, a loft hatch with fold down ladders provides access to the attic space which is boarded for storage. The master bedroom is located to the far end and is a double of generous proportions. Light and airy courtesy of the full length windows and doors overlooking the gardens, the window to the rear elevation also benefits from wooden shutters providing additional privacy. Laid with solid oak flooring, the master bedroom also benefits from en-suite facilities fitted by Ivan Simpson to include low level wall hung WC with concealed cistern, wash hand basin set upon a vanity unit and walk in shower cubicle with remote controlled shower. Heated via a chrome towel rail and under floor heating, the master en-suite is fully tiled.

The second bedroom is also a double situated to the rear of the property and features en-suite facilities. The en-suite to the second bedroom can also be accessed from the hallway, and comprises of a modern white suite fitted by Ivan Simpson to include low level wall hung WC with concealed cistern, wash hand basin set upon a vanity unit, wall hung high gloss storage cabinet and walk in shower cubicle with remote controlled shower. Heated via a chrome towel rail and under floor heating, the shower room is fully tiled. Spot lights recessed within the ceiling contribute to the contemporary style of the shower room, whilst, a remote controlled Velux window provides a further light source.

Property ref: 121_1601_4253593

Measurements 

Living Room 
5.03m x 4.79m (16' 6" x 15' 9")

Garden Room 
5.97m x 3.95m (19' 7" x 13')

Kitchen 
3.76m x 3.72m (12' 4" x 12' 2")

Master Bedroom 
5.10m x 4.50m (16' 9" x 14' 9")

Master En-Suite 
4.52m x 1.10m (14' 10" x 3' 7")

Bedroom Two 
4.01m x 2.78m (13' 2" x 9' 1")

Shower Room 
2.75m x 1.80m (9' x 5' 11")

Externally 
Meadow Cottage enjoys substantial south facing gardens which surround the property, providing pleasant outlooks from the majority of windows in the property. Stocked with a variety of mature shrubbery, hedgerow and flowering borders, the garden also incorporates a large naturally occurring pond and reed bed which attracts a wide array of wildlife. Certain parts of the gardens have also been professionally landscaped by Bob Tridgett, winner of the BBC Best Garden award. The pleasant patio areas within the grounds enjoys outstanding views overlooking the adjoining countryside and also provide ideal space for entertaining.

Garden 
For the keen gardener, the raised vegetable plots, potting shed and Hartley Botanic greenhouse provide the opportunity to increase self sufficiency, whilst the pleasantly positioned external office/summer house features heating, power, telephone and broadband points, ideally suited to those who work from home or seek a peaceful retreat. Beyond the access road running parallel to the garden lies a compost area and covered timber wood store. To the front of the property, the block paved driveway which is accessed via double electric gates, provides ample off road parking leading to the detached double garage, which has been divided and recently converted to a crafts room and features heating and plumbing. CCTV cameras and security alarms are also installed to the property, providing additional security for peace of mind.

(EPC) EEC next to EIR 

Notes 
1. The property benefits from a water meter.
2. The central heating system to the property is LPG fired.
3. A service charge of £1,200 per annum is payable to the management company who oversee the development. This includes maintenance of the closed package sewerage system which is situated within the grounds of the property and services all eight properties within the development. The service charge also includes maintenance of the pond and access road which is owned by the management company from the highway.
4. There is an access road beyond the driveway of the property which is owned by Meadow Cottage. The neighbouring farmer benefits from a right of access into the adjoining fields. Maintenance is payable in line with proportion of use, with the neighbouring farmer currently paying 90% of any necessary maintenance costs. The owners will retain ownership of this road however they may consider a lease to any purchaser.

Windows and Doors 
All doors and windows within the dwelling are hardwood. The doors and windows within the garden room are solid oak.

Directions 
From Prince Bishops Shopping centre follow New Elvet passing the Marriott Royal County Hotel on your left. Continue South onto Elvet Bridge and then bear left onto Hallgarth. Follow the road until reaching the roundabout and then take your first exit onto the A177. Follow the A177 passing Houghall College and the Rose Tree Public House. Follow the road out of town for around two miles heading towards Bowburn. The property is located off a private road to the right hand side and is sign posted by a George F White for sale board.

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11 November 2016

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Nearest station

  • Durham (2.8 mi)
Distances are straight line measurements from centre of postcode

To view this property or request more details, contact:

George F.White, Wolsingham

8 Front Street, Wolsingham, DL13 3AA

01388 334704 Local call rate

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