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Ropery Lane, Chester Le Street, Co Durham, DH3

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J W Wood, Chester Le Street

Key features

  • Magnificent Detached House
  • Outstanding Character Features
  • Beautifully Presented Interior
  • Extensive Mature Gardens
  • Gated Courtyard Parking
  • Double Garage
  • 2 Large Formal Reception Rooms With Bay Windows
  • 17ft Conservatory
  • 4 Double Bedrooms
  • Additional Attic Space For Further Development

Property description

Tenure: Freehold

A very rare chance to acquire a substantial and spacious traditional style double fronted detached house situated within generous and attractive grounds including large mature gardens and double garage. This attractive and imposing residence is believed to have been constructed in the 1930's for one of Chester le Street's notable businessmen and enjoys far reaching views towards Lumley Castle. The spacious accommodation is ideal for family buyers and briefly includes entrance porch and impressive oak panelled entrance hall. To either side of the entrance hall there are two spacious reception rooms with bay windows. There is also a large double glazed conservatory, a fitted kitchen/breakfast room with oak effect units and a large utility room. From the kitchen there is a large rear lobby and refitted cloakroom/wc. To the first floor there are three spacious double bedrooms together with a family bathroom and wc. The main bedroom includes a12ft refitted en-suite Shower room/wc. From the large landing, a staircase leads to the extensive 25ft attic bedroom which in turn leads to a further attic storage room, which could be adapted to create additional bedroom space and create a second en suite bathroom. This second floor attic conversion therefore offers excellent scope for further development if required. Externally there is a large mature garden to front and an inner courtyard to rear with remote controlled double gates leading to the double garage which has a remote control up and over door. The property includes gas fired central heating via radiators and replacement uPVC double glazing with reproduction feature stained glass.

Scarboro House occupies a large mature plot and being situated just off Ropery Lane it lies within walking distance of the towns many shops, schools and amenities. Chester-le-Street is an excellent commuter base with good road links to Durham City, Gateshead, Newcastle upon Tyne and Sunderland. The town's railway station, also within walking distance is situated on the main east coast line linking London and Edinburgh.

Ground Floor

Entrance Porch

uPVC double glazed front door.

Entrance Hall

3.78m x 3.18m

At front. Oak panelling to walls, telephone point, wall light, cupboard under stairs, radiator.


5.2m x 3.94m

At front. Bay window, open fire in marble fireplace with part polished cast iron inset, wall lights, coving, ceiling rose, tv point, two double radiators.


5.38m x 4m

Front to rear. Spacious Victorian style Amdega Conservatory including wall lights, tiled floor, tv point, ceiling fan, two radiators, double glazed french doors to front gardens and rear courtyard.

Dining Room

6.05m x 3.94m

At front. Bay window, open fire in mahogany fireplace with cast iron grate and tiled insets, coving, two radiators.

Kitchen/Breakfast Room

3.78m x 3.45m

At rear. Oak fronted base and wall units, granite worktops, illuminated display cabinets, cooking range with five ring gas hob and extractor hood in canopy, white ceramic sink unit and drainer with mixer tap, stone floor, recessed downlighters, double radiator.

Utility Room

4.2m x 2.62m

At rear. Stone flooring, walk in pantry, radiator.

Rear Lobby

Door to Garage

Rear Hall

2.92m x 2.41m

Stone flooring, radiator.


2.41m x 0.9m

Refitted with white suite comprising wash basin in vanity unit, low level wc, tiled floor.

First Floor


3.78m x 3.18m

Staircase to Second Floor, radiator.

Bedroom 1

6.27m x 3.96m

At front. Bay window, fitted wardrobes, double radiator.

En Suite

3.73m x 1.32m

Refitted with large walk in shower enclosure including mains overhead shower, jets and hand held shower attachment, white suite comprising low level wc with concealed cistern, wash basin in vanity unit, tiled walls, extractor fan, mirror with light and shaver point, pvc cladding to ceiling, recessed downlighters, vertical designer radiator.

Bedroom 2

4.37m x 3.94m

At front. Bay window, radiator.

Bedroom 3

3.94m x 3.38m

At rear. Fitted bedroom furniture, radiator.


2.72m x 2.67m

At rear. White suite comprising oval bath, wash basin in vanity unit, shower cubicle with mains shower, built in cupboard, double radiator.

Separate WC

Low level wc, part tiled walls.

Second Floor

Bedroom 4

7.85m x 6.8m

Front to rear. Four large double glazed velux windows to front, dormer and skylights to rear, fitted storage units, hatch to loft.

Attic Room

5.16m x 3.94m

Hatch to loft, eaves storage with light. This additional space extractor hood in canopy, be adapted to provide additional bedroom or bathroom space.

Double Garage

5.84m x 4.83m

Remote controlled up and over door, power and light, Hatch to loft with storage in roof space, stainless steel sink unit and drainer with mixer tap, plumbing for washing machine, free standing gas boiler.


This enclosed courtyard to rear has remote controlled gates and provides access to the Double Garage and additional parking.


There are extensive formal gardens including large lawns with garden pond and fountain, mature surrounding trees, raised paved patios with steps down to the lawn.


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Ropery Lane, Chester Le Street, Co Durham, DH3


Distances are straight line measurements from the centre of the postcode
  • Chester-le-Street Station0.5 miles
  • Durham Station5.0 miles
  • South Hylton Metro Station6.1 miles
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J W Wood, Chester Le Street

3 Front Street, Chester Le Street, DH3 3BQ

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