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5 bedroom detached house for sale

Greystones, Seaham, County Durham, SR7

Sold STC £1,175,000

Property Description

Key features

  • An outstanding property of distinction in a stunning location
  • A calming coastal retreat and unique home
  • Grade II listed former rectory set in 1.22 acre of grounds
  • Extensive accomodation with generous room dimensions
  • Beautiful cantilevered staircase sweeping upwards from receptional hallway
  • Four reception rooms, breakfasting kitchen, utility room, cellar games room
  • Five bedroom, two en suites, steam room and two bathrooms
  • Landscaped gardens enjoying panoramic views over coastline
  • Private gated entrance, extensive parking, double garaging.

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

An outstanding property of distinction in a stunning location, Greystones has an ocean of possibilities whether selected as a family residence or for its business potential. A calming coastal retreat, an exclusive boutique hotel or a unique home for several generations, the opportunities of this exceptional grade II listed former rectory are limited only by imagination. Having been extensively refurbished and modernised, and presented to a superb standard, its new owners can concentrate on enjoying its 1.22 acre of grounds and seaside location, or maximising all that the area has to offer for visitors including golf and cliff-top walks. This historic and quiet corner of County Durham offers the perfect escape, yet city life of Sunderland and Newcastle are within easy reach, while Seaham is a pleasant harbour town. The property itself is in good company with the Anglo Saxon Church of St Mary and the five star Seaham Hall Hotel and Serenity Spa (a former home of Lord Byron), as its only neighbours, while its outlook is either countryside or coast, the drama of the North Sea providing year-round interest from its terraces. The renovation has ensured that original features have been preserved and its grand country house proportions enhanced by sensitive interior design, giving an overall feel of space, elegance comfort. The installation of a new central heating system, wiring and double glazing, as well as a new roof, removes the need for any significant further investment. Among the character features worthy of particular mention are the cantilevered staircase that sweeps upwards from the reception hallway, and a vaulted brick cellar that provides an impressive games and leisure area with a bar. The stylish kitchen is as practical as it is beautiful, with cream timber units and a centre island with complementary black appliances including a range cooker and granite worktops, and oak flooring. The internal layout lends itself extremely well to taking guests, with three principal reception rooms, all of grand proportions with fine ceilings and fireplaces, and a further breakfast room next to the kitchen that could be retained for family. Large windows and French doors leading to the gardens allow plenty of natural light to flood in and ensure a spectacular outlook from all sides. A second staircase in a spectacular turret that leads to a first floor bedroom suite again lends itself to private use, while the main staircase leads to a galleried landing with feature stained glass window and on to four further bedrooms, one with a stunning en suite bathroom and dressing room, two additional bathrooms and a steam room. Greystones is approached through private electric gates and along a gravel driveway that leads to an extensive parking and turning area and an integral double garage. With wall and fence boundaries, the landscaped grounds offer complete privacy and a secure garden for children and pets. It is a rare and magnificent property, a home to be proud of in which to entertain friends and family or a place to stay that visitors will surely be reluctant to leave.

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Listing History

Added on Rightmove:
26 February 2016

Nearest stations

  • Seaham (0.7 mi)
  • Park Lane (4.1 mi)
  • Sunderland (4.4 mi)
Distances are straight line measurements from centre of postcode

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0191 687 0432 Local call rate

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Nearest stations

  • Seaham (0.7 mi)
  • Park Lane (4.1 mi)
  • Sunderland (4.4 mi)
Distances are straight line measurements from centre of postcode

To view this property or request more details, contact:

Fine & Country Durham and Tees Valley , North East

The Wynd, Wynyard, Stockton on Tees, TS22 5QQ

0191 687 0432 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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