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4 bedroom detached house for sale

North Side, Shadforth, Durham, DH6

Under Offer £650,000

Property Description

Key features

  • 4 Bedrooms
  • Entrance Hall
  • Living Room
  • Dining Area
  • Kitchen
  • Shower Room
  • Family Room
  • Utility Room
  • Plant Room
  • En-Suite Shower Room

Full description

Saddleback was built by the current owner in what was the extensive garden or "Garth" of the Old Saddle a former Inn but now a private dwelling. The house itself is approached via a bridge over a sunken lawn to a large balcony with illuminated oak and glass balustrading giving access to the living accommodation on the first floor. This unique detached home offers spacious, well planned accommodation briefly comprising:

Entrance hallway, living room, dining area opening to kitchen, bedroom four and shower room. The ground floor boasts a stunning family room with vaulted ceiling, utility room, ground floor shower room, plant room, hallway, family bathroom, master suite with fitted wardrobes and en-suite facilities and two further bedrooms.
The house is designed and built to the German Passivhaus standard with a GFA of 230m2 (2475q ft). Although currently not officially certified, it is one of only two private dwellings in the whole of the North East listed on the German Passivhaus Project Database (no. 4186) and has been put forward by Durham County Council for an LABC award in the "Best New Dwelling" category. Currently being monitored for environmental research by the University of Newcastle it has been described by the professor in charge of the monitoring as "having outstanding air quality and incredible temperature stability". It features a 6kW Solar PV array generating an income in the region of £750pa, rainwater harvesting, mains pressure scald proof domestic water system via a 500litre Thermal Store. The exceptional low running costs are reflected in the A+ EPC rating of 102 and one of very few detached dwellings with an overall negative Carbon footprint. Unusually for a Passivhaus design there are large triple glazed windows to all aspects of the house providing extensive views of the garden and surrounding countryside.
Saddleback is situated in the small and well regarded village of Shadforth some 4 miles East of Durham City. One of the "Green" villages of Durham it has a very active Village Community Association based out of the Village Hall. Although a rural location it lies only 10mins drive from the mainline station in Durham City, the A1M and the A19 and within 35mins of Newcastle International Airport. Additionally, the village has a popular pub, a Parish Church anda large and recently renovated play park plus a regular bus service into Durham City.

Listing History

Added on Rightmove:
10 May 2017


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