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Satley, Bishop Auckland, County Durham, DL13


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Key features

  • A substantial, Grade II listed Georgian family home
  • Spacious and flexible accommodation
  • Five double bedrooms
  • Three reception rooms
  • Three bathrooms
  • Set within a tranquil location
  • Mature, extensive gardens
  • Grazing land, stabling and woodland extending in all to approximately 1.39 Ha (3.43 Ac).


A substantial, Grade II listed Georgian family home with spacious and flexible accommodation set over three floors, boasting five generous double bedrooms, three reception rooms and three bathrooms. Set within a tranquil location, there are extensive, well manicured gardens with grazing land, stabling and woodland extending in all to approximately 1.39 Ha (3.43 Ac).

The Property
Originally constructed in the 1700’s and historically being a part of Broomshiels Hall, Georgian House is approached via a long, sweeping drive which is lined with attractive beech trees and neighbouring fields. Steeped in history and filled with an abundance of charm and character throughout, the property’s accommodation is set generously over three floors benefitting from three reception rooms, five bedrooms and three bathrooms, all of which enjoy far reaching, spectacular views over the surrounding gentleman’s gardens and beyond. Offering ample off road parking, along with a double garage and outbuilding currently being utilised as an office space, this breathtaking and unique property also benefits from an adjoining paddock with stabling facilities, as well as a mature woodland garden consisting of delightful beech and oak trees which are a haven for wildlife. The full site in all extends to approximately 1.39 Ha (3.43 Ac). The property would be ideally suited to a variety of purchasers such as families or multi-generational living.

The main entrance is located to the front of the property and is accessed via a wooden door which in turn allows entry into the grand entrance hall. Benefitting from flagged stone flooring and three sliding sash windows, there are spot lights to the ceiling. The entrance hall also grants access to the cellar space, as well as to the remaining ground floor accommodation, and is serviced by a useful WC/cloakroom.

From the entrance hall and leading through a distinctive archway with double doors, the living room can be found. Being generous in size and flooded with natural light courtesy of the three sliding sash windows with window benches facing the rear aspect and enjoying superb views of the private, well presented gardens, there are reclaimed beams to the ceiling. The focal point of the room is the large multi fuel stove set within a stone inglenook, while there is ample space for furnishings and two doors one of which allows access back to the entrance and another into the dining room.

The dining room is also situated to the rear and overlooks the attractive gardens via sliding sash windows and window bench. There is space for a large dining table and an impressive inglenook with a wood burning stove, along with Parquet flooring. A door from here leads into the porch which in turn allows entry to the rear.
The sitting room can be approached via the dining room or the kitchen and is an excellent room providing ample space for furnishings and being well lit courtesy of large sliding sash windows to the rear elevation. Heated via an impressive multi fuel stove with stone surround, there is wood flooring throughout.
Situated to the front aspect is a versatile space which could be utilised as an office or play room, benefiting from a sliding sash window and transom windows.

Leading back to the hallway and located to the front elevation lies the impressive kitchen which is extremely spacious and comprises of a range of wall and base mounted storage units topped with marble work surfaces which incorporate a ceramic sink, drainer unit and stainless steel mixer tap. Flooded with natural light courtesy of three sliding sash windows and looking onto the pleasant enclosed patio and seating areas, there is under floor heating throughout and space for freestanding appliances such as a Belling Cookcentre Evolution range cooker. The room is tiled to splash back level and there are spotlights to the ceiling. Situated just off the kitchen is a convenient utility room which is again, generous in size and featuring ample wall and base mounted storage units topped with contrasting work surfaces, space for freestanding appliances such as two fridge freezers and a washing machine. A door leads out onto the patio area from here.

Returning to the entrance hall, an imperial staircase leads to a historic entrance to the neighbouring property, currently used as a storage space for bookcases on one side and the other leading to the first floor landing. Situated to the left hand side lies the master bedroom which is extremely generous in size and benefits from a separate space which could be utilised as a dressing/seating area. Lit via a sliding sash window facing the rear and offering splendid views over the far reaching gardens and surrounding mature trees, there are also beams to the ceiling with floor to ceiling Clive Christian wardrobes together with a built in storage cupboard. Boasting a spacious en-suite which benefits from tiled walls throughout, this modern suite also comprises of a freestanding whirlpool bathtub, a low level WC, a separate shower with rainfall shower head and a wall mounted wash hand basin, spot lights to the ceiling and a heated towel rail.
Returning to the landing which features a useful storage cupboard, there are two further bedrooms, both of which are good sized doubles facing the rear aspect and enjoying picturesque views via sliding sash windows, there is ample space for furnishings.

The first floor bathroom is fitted with a further modern suite which is tiled throughout and offers underfloor heating with a heated towel rail. Having spot lights to the ceiling, there is a freestanding bath tub, a separate shower with rainfall shower head, a wall mounted wash hand basin and WC, as well as beams to the ceiling and a Crabtree dual voltage shaver socket.

Leading back to the landing, stairs rise to the second floor accommodation which provides flexible living accommodation boasting a range of eaves storage space. There are two large double bedrooms to this floor, both facing the rear and being well lit via sliding sash windows, both having ample storage cupboards and space for furnishings.

The second floor bathroom is spacious and is fitted with an elegant suite comprising of a freestanding bathtub, a separate shower with rainfall shower head and a low level WC with wash hand basin. Partially tiled throughout and featuring underfloor heating, there are spot lights to the ceiling, a heated towel rail and a storage cupboard.

Externally the property is approached via a sweeping drive which leads up to the front entrance and is lined by beautiful beech trees and surrounding countryside. To the front is an area of hardstanding for ample off road parking, along with a double garage with electric doors. There is access into a useful outbuilding which is currently utilised as an office space and benefits from separate telephone connection, power and heating. Also situated to the front and side elevations are wall enclosed patio areas which are ideal for seating. To the rear are extensive, mature gardens which are mainly laid to lawn and are well stocked with trees, hedges and impressive flowery borders. Enjoying a number of superb seating areas, along with a pleasant pond home to active wildlife, the rear gardens are ideal for alfresco dining and entertaining into the evening. The lawns generously stretch to a fenced area were beyond is a lane under ownership of the property, which grants access to the properties paddock and stable block. This area extends to just over 2 acres and benefits from a stable block consisting of two stables and a tack/feed area. Returning to the front of the property, there is access into the woodland which consists of mature trees such as beach and oak, there is a pleasant stream running through with a stone bridge granting access to the other side. A walkway loops further into the woodland garden and back around to the entrance.

Agents Notes
There is a LGP Gas tank located to the front of the property. The central heating system is powered by LPG.

The paddock is accessed over a lane belonging to the property, however having a public footpath.
Part of the driveway into the property is adopted and Georgian House has right of access over.
The property is Grade II Listed and there is a listed well located in the rear garden.

Tenure & Possession
Freehold and vacant possession

EPC Rating
This property has been certified with an EPC Rating of F|31

Local Authority
Durham County Council. The property is Council Tax Band G

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Satley is a pleasant farming village located approximately 2 miles off the A68 and is in a commuters location. The larger town of Lanchester is 4 miles away. Lanchester offers a more comprehensive range of day-to-day facilities and shops, restaurants, public houses, takeaways and some professional services. Durham City is just a 20 minute drive (12 miles) and has a full range of facilities and is known for its cultural and recreational offerings. The property has immediate access to the renowned beauty spots of the area, and just a short distance beyond these are the national parks of the Lake District, the Yorkshire Moors, the East Coast and Northumberland.



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Band: G

Satley, Bishop Auckland, County Durham, DL13


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