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6 bedroom semi-detached house for sale

8 Raby Avenue, Barnard Castle, Durham

Sold STC £300,000

Property Description

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▪ Imposing family home ▪ Stone built semi detached house ▪ 2 Reception rooms & dining kitchen ▪ 5 Bedrooms plus study ▪ Enclosed front and rear gardens & garage

The Area
Raby Avenue is situated beyond Flatts Road, just off the main high street of this historic market town, in a sought after location within level walking distance of all local amenities. Barnard Castle supports a range of shopping, educational and recreational facilities, dominated by the Castle Ruins and River Tees. There are many renowned beauty spots close at hand, beyond which can be found the attractions of North Yorkshire, the Lake District, Weardale and Northumberland as well as the East Coast.

For the commuter the A66, A67 and A1 (M) provide links with the major commercial centres of the North East. Darlington Mainline Railway Station and Durham Tees Valley International Airport offer further communications with the rest of the country.

The Property
8 Raby Avenue is an imposing, semi detached property, occupying a highly convenient town centre location. The stone built property retains a host of period features and offers flexible accommodation over three floors. There are enclosed gardens, outdoor stores and a single garage. A solid wooden door leads into the characterful entrance hall which has original tiled mosaic flooring, period coving and ceiling rose and doors radiating off to the main living accommodation. There is also a return staircase leading off to the first floor.

The living room lies to the front of the property and has a bay window which allows the room to enjoy views over the front garden and open countryside beyond as well as an additional window to the side. There is a decorative wooden fire surround with tiled inset and gas flame effect fire and original coving to the ceiling with ceiling rose.

The dining room is a generous room having period coving to the ceiling with picture railing, large windows overlooking the front garden and decorative fireplace with marble hearth and inset gas flame effect fire.

The breakfasting kitchen lies to the rear of the property and is fitted with a range of modern solid wood base and wall mounted storage units, one and a half bowl sink, tiled splashbacks and a window looking out to the rear garden. There is a range of integrated appliances including a refrigerator, oven and microwave as well as a four burner gas hob with extractor fan over. There is space for a dishwasher and a family dining table and chairs and doors which lead to the utility room and rear garden. The utility room has plumbing for a washing machine and space for further white goods as well as coat hanging facilities and traditional style drying rack.

A door from the entrance hall provides access to an under stairs cupboard and downstairs shower room/WC. The shower room is partially tiled and fitted with a corner shower cubicle, WC and hand wash basin.

To the first floor there are three bedrooms, study, bathroom and boiler room which are all accessed from a spacious landing. The master bedroom is a generous double room which lies to the front of the property having views over the garden and scenery beyond. There is a decorative fireplace with marble surround and fitted wardrobes to either hand. The second bedroom is a further double bedroom which also lies to the front of the property while the third bedroom is a small double room which lies to the rear and has the benefit of fitted wardrobes and wash hand basin set within a unit. The study has a window which looks to the side of the property and could also be used as a small bedroom or children’s play room if desired.

The family bathroom is partially tiled with classic, neutral tiling and fitted with a white suite including bath with shower attachment, WC and hand wash basin along with a range of fitted storage/airing cupboards.

The stairs continue from the first floor landing to the second floor where there are two further bedrooms and a box room. The main second floor bedroom is a large double room which has exposed original floor boards, window to the side and fitted storage cupboards which extend into the eaves. The other bedroom is a good size single room which has a Velux roof light and access to eaves storage and if desired could be utilised as a home office, or hobby room. The box room has a Velux roof light and is a great accessible storage area. Being located above the main bathroom there is potential to utilise the box room as an additional bath/shower room subject to the necessary consents.

Property ref: 121_230_4123185


Study/Hobby Room 
1.81m x 2.22m (5' 11" x 7' 3")

Living Room 

Dining Room 
4.23m x 3.95m (13' 11" x 13')

2.84m x 3.89m (9' 4" x 12' 9")

Downstairs Shower Room 

Master Bedroom 
4.23m x 3.98m (13' 11" x 13' 1")

Bedroom Two 
4.23m x 3.46m (13' 11" x 11' 4")

Bedroom Three 
2.86m x 3.45m (9' 5" x 11' 4")

Family Bathroom/WC 

Bedroom Four 
4.47m x 4.22m (14' 8" x 13' 10")

Bedroom Five 

Box Room 
1.57m x 3.42m (5' 2" x 11' 3")

A wrought iron gate leads into the front garden which has a central water feature with raised flower beds/rockeries and a path which leads up to the side of the property to the main entrance door and rear garden.

To the rear of the property is a sheltered stone flagged patio area which provides access to the rear entrance door as well as the stone built potting shed and additional garden store. Adjoining the patio is a lawn and further flower beds/rockeries. A path leads to the end of the garden where there is an additional patio area with a pleasant timber built summer house and a door which leads out to the back lane. There is a single garage which has an up and over door with access to the back lane and also a personnel door which leads into the rear garden.

Note One 
A covenant exists on the property as follows ‘no manufacturing, trade, business or employment to be carried out on this street.  Also applies to restriction of erecting a building for these purposes’.


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23 November 2016

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