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4 bedroom detached house for sale

North Side, Shadforth, Durham, DH6

Offers Over £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.

Entrance Hall 
The imposing and impressive double height galleried entrance hall features a bespoke oak staircase with oak and glass balustrading and integral LED illumination. Triple glazed entrance door, triple glazed window to front, oak flooring and storage cupboard.

Living Room 
6.01m x 6.53m
Four triple glazed windows to rear, media cupboard, triple glazed windows to front, triple glazed patio doors leading to deck terrace, high efficiency, air sealed, wood burning stove, storage cupboard, feature radiator and oak flooring.

Dining Area 
Opening to the kitchen and boasting three triple glazed windows to front and triple glazed window to side.

Kitchen 
6.03m x 4.61m
Opening from the light and spacious dining area and comprising fitted wall and base units, composite stone work surfaces, two single drainer sinks, integrated appliances including induction hob, steaming oven, fan oven, convection microwave, dishwasher and fridge freezer. Additional features include warming drawer, boiling tap, triple glazed windows to rear and side and loft space storage.

Bedroom Four 
3.7m x 3.55m
Triple glazed windows to rear and side and fitted wardrobe.

Shower Room 
2.33m x 2.73m
Walk in shower with digital remote control, feature waterfall wash hand basin, low level WC, heated towel rail, tiled floor, tiled walls and triple glazed window to front.

Family Room 
5.98m x 5.5m
Triple glazed windows to front, rear and side, triple glazed patio doors leading to rear garden, television point, two radiators and oak flooring.

Utility Room 
6.0m x 2.45m
Fitted wall and base units with coordinating work surfaces, sink unit, space for washing machine, vent for tumble dryer, triple glazed windows to front, rear and side, triple glazed door to side and tiled floor.

Plant Room 
Triple glazed window to rear.

Ground Floor Shower Room 
2.23m x 1.5m
Three piece suite comprising step in shower cubicle, WC, wash hand basin, triple glazed window, tiled walls and tiled floor.

Hallway 
Storage cupboards and triple glazed windows to front.

Master Bedroom 
3.78m x 3.58m
Triple glazed windows to front, rear and side, fitted wardrobes and triple glazed door leading to rear garden.

En-suite Shower Room 
2.42m x 2.07m
Step in shower with digital remote control, wash hand basin, low level WC, tiled walls, tiled floor, heated towel rail and triple glazed window to side.

Bedroom Two 
4.12m x 3.0m
Triple glazed windows to rear and fitted wardrobes.

Bedroom Three 
4.12m x 3.0m
Triple glazed windows to rear and fitted wardrobes.

Bathroom 
2.03m x 4.07m
Five piece suite comprising spa bath, step in shower, twin wash hand basins, low level WC, partially tiled walls, tiled floor, triple glazed window to rear and heated towel rail.

Front Garden 
Private driveway with driveway parking and turning for five vehicles, planted areas and decked terrace.

Rear and Side Gardens 
The large landscaped garden of Saddleback extends to about 0.6 acres and is bordered on the North and East sides by the Shadforth Beck with open farmland beyond. There is both a flight of steps and a winding path giving access to the rear of the property and the ground floor entrances. There are extensive level and undulating lawns and a "working" garden featuring numerous raised beds, Log stores and Composting bins along with a large workshop with power and lighting. There is also a summer house with power and lighting.

Double Garage 
Up and over door, light and power points.

EPC Rating 
A

Listing History

Added on Rightmove:
04 May 2016

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  • Durham (4.7 mi)
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  • Durham (4.7 mi)
Distances are straight line measurements from centre of postcode

To view this property or request more details, contact:

Ben Charles, Durham

96 Claypath, Durham, DH1 1RG

0191 687 0338 Local call rate

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