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9 bedroom detached house for sale

Houghton Le Spring, Chilton Moor, County Durham

Withdrawn from Market £1,395,000

Property Description

Key features

  • 9 Bedroom
  • 12.5 Acres
  • Country House
  • Beautifully Restored
  • Extremely Private
  • Rich History
  • Grade Two Listed
  • Close To Good Travel Links

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

LOCAL AREA Sheltering in its own wooded estate, accessed through a secure gated entrance. Within easy reach of Sunderland 8.5 miles and Durham City only 7 miles. Transport routes are within a few minutes drive as the A1, A167 and A690 main roads are all nearby. 

ACCOMMODATION The living accommodation comprises of a grand entrance hall and a staircase. Leading from the hall is a sitting which then leads on to a dining room with a feature fire place and doors onto the garden. Over the hall there is a drawing room which connects to a study. The rear hall leads to a cloakroom and also access to the northern wing housing a utility & laundry room, a large games room, two store rooms and a back staircase allowing access to the first floor.
The kitchen leads from the final doorway of the hall and runs into a large family & breakfast room. The kitchen is fully equipped and offers access to the court yard at the rear of the property.

The first floor has seven double bedrooms. Three of the bedrooms benefit from en-suite facilities. The master bedroom has a grand suite with dressing room and a luxury bathroom. There is a large family bathroom and wet room, allowing facilities to the remaining three bedrooms.

The second floor has two further bedrooms. There is an extensive attic space running the full length of the property.

The property benefits from having oil fired central heating and a comprehensive alarm and security system. 

ENTRANCE HALL Entrance through a Renaissance doorway dated 1709, with curved pediment and a shield of arms above a moulded architrave. A cast iron hob grate which was made by Coalbrookdale Works and came originally from Old Eppleton Hall. An original semi-circular headed window, of 18th Century in date lights up the hall landing and finely crafted, fitted Oak staircase leading to the first floor. 

GATED ENTRANCE Hardwood double electric gates with intercom system, gates open onto the driveway leading up to the main house. 

KITCHEN 4.98m(16'4") x 5.59m(18'4") A former ballroom. Rich walnut and painted furniture is topped off with honed Kashmir white granite surfaces. To offset the richness of the dark wood there are brushed steel appliances and ultra modern professional-style mixer tap. There are abundant modern appliances consisting of built in steam oven, built in coffee maker, american style fridgefreezer, double dishwasher and finished by a four oven oil fired Aga. The solid Oak wood floor has been painstakingly restored. Situated in the former Ballroom the kitchen is bespoke and beautifully crafted by Wingates of Sunderland and was featured in "25 beautiful kitchens" magazine in the Jul/Aug 2007 edition. 

SITTING ROOM Off left from the main entrance hallway. Solid oak floor with impressive feature fireplace and low pillar radiator. Leads through to the dining room. 

LIVING SPACE OFF KITCHEN 9.96m(32'8") x 5.00m(16'5") Restored solid Oak wood flooring. Bow French windows leading out to the rear formal gardens. 

DINING ROOM 7.42m(24'4") x 5.79m(19'0") French window leading out to formal gardens. Solid wood flooring and feature fireplace. 

DRAWING ROOM 7.06m(23'2") x 6.53m(21'5") Leads off to the right from the entrance hallway. Period oak fireplace and 2 pillar radiator. Doorway leads through to the study. 

STUDY 4.60m(15'1") x 6.88m(22'7") Period fireplace with cast iron wood burning stove, 2 pillar radiator. Doorway through to side entrance corridor. 

SIDE ENTRANCE PORCH Side entrance door opening to porch with side corridor leading back to main entrance hallway. Study, games room and downstairs cloakroom/w.c. lead off from the side corridor. 

GAMES ROOM 7.65m(25'1") x 6.12m(20'1") with feature inglenook fireplace. Doorways leading off to back staircase, boiler room, utility room and downstairs cloakroom/ w.c. 

CLOAKROOM/W.C Generously sized cloakroom/w.c. Chequered tiled ceramic floor with wash hand basin and w.c. Second doorway leads back through to side corridor. 

UTILITY ROOM 5.84m(19'2") x 2.18m(7'2") Situated off the games room the utility room comprises of heavy duty worktops with belfast sink and ceramic tiled floor. 

BOILER ROOM/BACK ENTRANCE Boiler room situated off the games room with rear entrance door leading out to the walled garden. Boiler room houses 2 X oil fired boilers providing comprehensive heating and hot water throughout the property. To the other side of the boiler room are the back stairs to first and second floors. 


CELLAR Basement which could be used as a wine cellar with vaulted ceiling. Accessed off the main hallway. 

MASTER SUITE 6.45m(21'2") x 6.35m(20'10") Master suite with 2 X pillar radiators and feature fireplace, leading round to dressing room and ensuite leading off. 

DRESSING ROOM 5.33m(17'6") x 2.84m(9'4") Fitted wardrobes designed by Wingates of Sunderland. 

EN SUITE Spacious and luxuriously appointed en suite with travetine marble effect flooring and feature bare stone wall. Centrally situated roll top bath with shower over, his and hers wash hand basin, low level w.c and feature marble fireplace. 

BEDROOM 2 6.30m(20'8") x 7.09m(23'3") There is a modern, open en suite comprising of tiled floor, bath, wash hand basin, low level w.c and chrome heated towel rail. The bedroom benefits from yet another feature, period fireplace. 

BEDROOM 3 6.15m(20'2") x 6.88m(22'7") Period fireplace with 2 X pillar radiotors. Small balcony looking out over formal gardens. 

BEDROOM 4 5.56m(18'3") x 3.53m(11'7") Period fireplace and pillar radiator. 

BEDROOM 5 4.80m(15'9") x 6.68m(21'11") period fireplace and pillar radiator. 

FAMILY BATHROOM Suite comprising of roll top bath, wash hand basin and victorian style high flush w.c. Chrome heated towel rail and ceramic tiled floor. 

WET ROOM Situated between bedrooms 3 and 4. High flush w.c, wash hand basin, heated towel rail, shower and fully ceramic tiled. 

BEDROOM 6 4.95m(16'3") x 4.60m(15'1") Built in wardrobes, feature fireplace and double radiator. Leads through to jack and jill style en suite/guest bathroom. 

GUEST BATHROOM Off bdroom 6 and other door to hallway opposite bedroom 5. Fully ceramic tiled to be used as a wet room with wall mounted chrome heated towel rail. Suite comprises of modern style bath, Shower, wash hand basin and w.c. 

LAUNDRY ROOM 4.42m(14'6") x 2.59m(8'6") Step down to Ceramic tiled floor, with plumbing for automatic washer, work surfaces, shelving and cupboard space. 

BEDROOM 7 6.20m(20'4") x 4.98m(16'4") "L" shape room with feature fireplace and double radiator. Measurements relate to the overall size. 

STAIRCASE TO SECOND FLOOR Staircase to second floor and back staircase to ground floor. Landing and hallway on second floor. 

BEDROOM 8 7.29m(23'11") x 5.03m(16'6") Double radiator and 3 velux windows, access to loft space. The loft space could easily be converted to provide yet further accommodation. 

BEDROOM 9 3.94m(12'11") x 5.99m(19'8") Double radiator. Currently used as a storage room. 

EXTERNALLY The house benefits from approximately 2 acres of formal gardens which include a lawned area to the front of the house with landscaped mature trees, shrubs and water features. Leading from the formal gardens are approximately 10 acres of beautiful bluebell woodland. Of added interest is the Ice House, buried in a tree covered mound. Ice houses were introduced to Britain around 1660 and were popular with large manor houses. 

WALLED GARDENS Walled gardens lie to the north dating from the late 18th Century and early 19th Century creating an enclosed courtyard area. 

FEATURES It is worth noting that all the rooms in the property benefit from exquisite features. As well as the majority of the rooms having feature fireplaces and original style windows, the rooms on the ground floor benefit from incredible detailed plasterwork. The cornicing and ceiling roses of the formal drawing room, sitting room and dining room have been beautifully restored and provide added interest. 

HISTORY This special house has a rich and interesting history dating back hundreds of years, a manor in the 16th Century. The more recent front, with the entrance dated 1709, has a typical queen anne façade, a noted period for domestic architecture. Morton House has had some notable owners and visitors throughout its years including Kings, religious dignatories and local, wealthy industrial owners such as shipowners and colliery directors. An extensive booklet explaining the history of Morton House in more detail is available to purchasers. 


TENURE: We have been informed that the property is Freehold. Interested purchasers should seek clarification of this from their Solicitors. 

IMPORTANT INFORMATION Please note that all sizes have been measured with an electronic measure tape and are approximations only. Under the terms of the Misdescription Act we are obliged to point out that none of these services have been tested by ourselves. We cannot vouch that any of the installations described in these particulars are in perfect working order. We present the details of this property in good faith and they were accurate at the time of which we inspected the property. Stuart Edwards for themselves and for the vendors or lessors of this property whose agents they are, give notice, that: (1) the particulars are in produced in good faith, are set out as a general guide only, and do not constitue any part of a contract; (2) no person in the employment of Stuart Edwards has the authority to make or give any representation or warrantly in relation to this property. 

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VALUATION Our family run business is made up of friendly, professional people who have extensive experience of the housing market. We understand estate agencies come and go, but Stuart Edwards Estate Agents has consistently secured high levels of sales throughout a 40 year period.

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