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5 bedroom detached house for sale

Old Hillside House, Front Street, Ingleton, Darlington, Durham

Guide Price £650,000

Property Description

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Tenure: Freehold

Imposing detached family home
Generously proportioned family home Formerly two dwellings Full of character and features 4 Reception rooms 5 Bedrooms (1 being a separate suite) Elevated central village location Tandem detached garage Gardens front and rear

The Area

Ingleton is a popular village lying to the west of Darlington, ideally placed for access to the A67, A68, A66 and A1 (M). The village supports a thriving primary school, church and public house with a supplementary range of amenities being found within the neighbouring villages of Staindrop and Gainford. The surrounding market towns of Darlington, Barnard Castle and Bishop Auckland provide further shopping, recreational and educational facilities and there are excellent links with the major commercial centres of the North East.

Darlington Mainline Railway Station and Durham Tees Valley International Airport provide further communications with the rest of the country.

Many renowned beauty spots are within a short drive, beyond which can be found the delights of North Yorkshire, Teesdale, Weardale, the Lake District, Northumberland and the East Coast.

The Property

Old Hillside House
Old Hillside House is a substantial period home boasting many fine features with generously proportioned accommodation. Formerly two properties the house now provides four reception rooms with five bedrooms and two bathrooms. It is partially double glazed and there is gas fired central heating throughout. To the rear of the property is a detached tandem garage and there are gardens to both front and rear. The size of the property lends itself ideally to an extended family with the option to create a self contained unit, if desired.

A beamed central hallway leads through to a stunning sitting room with multi fuel stove onto flagged hearth, heavily beamed ceiling and window looking out to the front garden. Beyond is the staircase hall which could easily be utilised as a library or further living space with stairs leading off and an adjoining cloakroom/WC. The sun lounge is a beautiful addition having vaulted ceiling with Velux roof lights and double opening doors leading out to the patio. Also off the staircase hall is a useful study and a further family room with Jetmaster fire having original lintel and jambs surrounding along with a broad window seat.

There is a separate dining room off the entrance hallway with heavily beamed ceiling, corner cupboard and double opening doors leading through to the kitchen. There are steps leading down with the linking piece going through not only a former external wall but also through the substantial Inglenook fireplace with a viewing glass still allowing sight up the original flue.

The dining kitchen has a beautiful range of oak fronted base and wall mounted storage units with rustic handles and solid wood working surfaces, Belfast sink and cream four oven Aga along with two exposed beams. There is an integrated dishwasher, refrigerator and freezer along with four floor level heaters and slate tiled flooring throughout. Beyond is a utility room with matching units, slate tiled flooring and doorways to both front and rear.

A staircase with wooden handrail and spindles leads from the staircase hallway up to the first floor accommodation where there is a long landing lit by a rear window and two sun pipes.

The main bedroom is a generous double room with built in wardrobe units and there are three further good sized bedrooms along with a luxury bathroom with oval Jacuzzi bath set into a raised plinth with marble surrounds, Jacuzzi corner shower/steam cubicle with touch pad functionality, low level WC and hand wash basin.

A winding staircase leads from the utility room up to the first floor where there is a living room with exposed roof trusses and doorway leading through to a double bedroom with built in wardrobe units and exposed purlins. There is also a shower room/WC with large quadrant shower cubicle, hand wash basin and WC along with a substantial central beam.


Entrance Hall
3' 8" x 16' 2" (1.12m x 4.93m)

Dining Kitchen
26' 2" x 11' 8" (7.98m x 3.56m)

Sitting Room
17' 3" x 14' 10" (5.26m x 4.52m)

Dining Room
9' 11" x 14' 11" (3.02m x 4.55m)

Sun Lounge
15' 3" x 17' 1" (4.65m x 5.21m)

Family Room
12' 2" x 14' 11" (3.71m x 4.55m)

12' 1" x 6' 10" (3.68m x 2.08m)

Stair Hall
12' 3" x 15' 6" (3.73m x 4.72m)

Master Bedroom
14' 11" wardrobe units x 12' 3" (4.55m x 3.73m)

Bedroom Two
11' 11" x 13' 3" wardrobe units (3.63m x 4.04m)

Bedroom Three
13' 8" x 8' 3" to wardrobe units (4.17m x 2.51m)

Bedroom Four
10' 4" x 10' 1" (3.15m x 3.07m)

Family Bathroom/WC
12' 2" x 6' 11" (3.71m x 2.11m)

Bedroom Five
13' 7" x 11' 10" (4.14m x 3.61m)

Living Room
12' 4" x 11' 10" (3.76m x 3.61m)

Shower Room
8' 5" x 11' 6" (2.57m x 3.51m)

Utility Room
12' 0" x 11' (3.66m x 3.35m)


The property is set back behind a full width lawned garden with wrought iron gateway leading up steps to the original front door. There are established borders surrounding along with a secondary gate. Adjoining the parking area at the rear is a laid lawn and borders leading to a flagstone patio area extending around the property to a further small lawned area where there is a garden shed, kennel and log store.

To the rear of the property is an electric gate leading over a block paved driveway/parking area up to the tandem double garage with up and over door.

Note One
Will viewers please arrive at the front door to the left hand side of the property.

Note Two
The hot tub is not included in the sale of the property but may be available through separate negotiation.

From the centre of Barnard Castle proceed up Galgate onto Bede Road turning left on to the A688 towards Staindrop/Bishop Auckland. Proceed through Staindrop following the road past the church and around to the left, taking the subsequent turning on the right hand side towards Darlington. On entering Ingleton follow the sweep of the road around to the right and continue through to the centre of the village where the subject property will be seen set back on the left hand side.

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Added on Rightmove:
03 February 2012


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