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Woodland House, Witton-le-Wear, County Durham

Key features

  • Impressive Period Property
  • Expansive Accommodation
  • Character & Charm
  • Beautifully Maintained Gardens
  • Garaging & Parking
  • Lovely Countryside Surroundings

Property description

Accommodation in Brief
Entrance Vestibule | Hall | Sitting Room | Dining Room | Family Room | Study | Kitchen | Breakfast Room | Utility Room | Boot Room | Cloakroom/WC | Principal Bedrooms with En-suite Bathroom | Guest Bedroom with En-suite WC | Three Further Bedrooms | Family Bathroom | Stores | Wine Cellar | Cellar

Integral Garage | Detached Garage | Parking | Outbuilding with Shed & Stores | Greenhouse | Extensive Gardens & Grounds | Woodland | Around 1.37 Acres in All

The Property
Woodland House is an imposing Victorian country house standing in generous gardens and grounds on the edge of a desirable village. The property was originally constructed as a station building for the Stockton and Darlington railway, but was only used for this purpose for a short time before being replaced by another station further down the line. A residential property was created and today stands as a truly characterful home, with the stunning external appearance matched by wonderful spacious accommodation and a host of period features.

The entrance vestibule opens to the hall and a striking welcome to Woodland House. To the west wing of the house is the magnificent dining room, a hugely impressive and expansive space for formal entertaining. An attractive period fireplace sits to one side and the high ceiling adds to the open atmosphere. The whole room is filled with natural light from large dual aspect windows. Double doors lead to the family room, a more relaxing and informal reception room with an elegant bay window overlooking the gardens and external access. Across the hall is the study which is ideal for working from home in comfort.

Moving on from the hall, the kitchen is fitted with a fine range of cabinetry with complementary worksurfaces and discreet integrated appliances. A serving hatch from the kitchen links to the breakfast room, which is far larger than the name might suggest and offers a day-to-day dining option. The sitting room is inviting and light, with gorgeous full height glazing and another beautiful fireplace. A rear hall provides access to the utility room and a cloakroom/WC. The boot room is the perfect entrance to the house when returning from a day exploring the surroundings and also has direct access to the integral garage.

Stairs rise from the hall to the wide first floor landing. There are five bedrooms arranged across the first floor with varying outlooks. The principal bedroom is a very generous room, again featuring the high ceiling typical of the period. The bedroom is complemented by an equally generous en-suite bathroom with suite comprising corner bath, wash hand basin and WC. Elegant tiling brings a finish reminiscent of the property's Victorian history. A guest bedroom is served by an en-suite WC. Three further bedrooms are all of excellent size and are served by the family bathroom with bath, separate corner shower, wash hand basin WC and bidet. Woodland House also has fantastic cellar space, with plenty of storage and a separate wine cellar.

Woodland House occupies extensive and beautifully maintained gardens and grounds. The private driveway leads from the gated entrance through an area of sheltering woodland to the expansive block paved parking and turning area. There is yet more parking within the integral garage and aa separate detached garage.

The gardens include manicured lawns and a remarkable variety of species of colouful plantings, mature shrubs and trees, all carefully tended. Gravelled and flagged pathways lead around the gardens to seating areas and useful outbuilding storage. Hedging combines with the mature trees to create privacy within the idyllic gardens. In all the gardens and grounds extend to around 1.37 acres.

Local Information
Woodland House is located in the County Durham village of Witton-le-Wear in a peaceful spot north of the River Wear. The village has two public houses and an active Community Centre. The nearby market town of Bishop Auckland provides everyday professional, retail and recreational services. Durham and Darlington city centres, which are also within easy reach, provide comprehensive cultural, educational and shopping facilities. The surrounding rural area is ideal for outdoor enthusiasts and the property is well-placed for the Durham Dales and both the North York Moors and Yorkshire Dales National Parks. Witton Castle Country Park is situated just south of the village and the wonderful Weardale Heritage Railway runs nearby.

There is a primary school in Witton-le-Wear and a number of primary and secondary schools, together with a selection of community colleges, available in the surrounding villages and towns. There are a number of private schools available in nearby Durham, Yarm, Barnard Castle and Newcastle.

For the commuter the A1(M) provides easy access to the major regional centres of Teeside, County Durham and North Yorkshire. East Coast mainline rail services are available from Darlington and from Newcastle there are links to all areas of the UK. For air travel both Teeside International Airport and Newcastle International Airport are within easy reach.

Approximate Mileages
Bishop Auckland Town Centre 5.0 miles | Durham City Centre 13.0 miles | Darlington City Centre 15.9 miles | Teesside International Airport 21.1 miles | Newcastle City Centre 27.9 miles | Newcastle International Airport 37.4 miles

Mains electricity and water. Private drainage to septic tank. Oil-fired central heating. LPG bottled gas.

Wayleaves, Easements & Rights of Way
The property is being sold subject to all existing wayleaves, easements and rights of way, whether or not specified within the sales particulars.

Agents Note to Purchasers
We strive to ensure all property details are accurate, however, they are not to be relied upon as statements of representation or fact and do not constitute or form part of an offer or any contract. All measurements and floor plans have been prepared as a guide only. All services, systems and appliances listed in the details have not been tested by us and no guarantee is given to their operating ability or efficiency. Please be advised that some information may be awaiting vendor approval.

Submitting an Offer
Please note that all offers will require financial verification including mortgage agreement in principle, proof of deposit funds, proof of available cash and full chain details including selling agents and solicitors down the chain. To comply with Money Laundering Regulations, we require proof of identification from all buyers before acceptance letters are sent and solicitors can be instructed.



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