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5 bedroom detached house for sale

Station House, Brancepeth, Durham, DH7 8DL


Property Description

Key features

  • A historic and unique property located on the fringe of Brancepeth
  • Formally the station for the local railway
  • Extremely private
  • Five bedroom detached property
  • Five reception rooms
  • Kitchen and breakfast room
  • Master bedroom with en-suite facilities
  • Extensive grounds including lawns, orchard, raised decking and open views
  • Extensive parking with double detached garage

Full description

The Station House is a destination family home of a scale, space and flexibility in which to lay down roots and end your property journey in the sought after village of Brancepeth. With the flexibility to be up to a five-bedroom home with generous living and social accommodation, it also has a large, attractive garden that's perfect for growing your own or simply a delightful place to relax and enjoy the countryside views. Despite being a home of historic interest - as Brancepeth station before local lines such as this closed in the 1960s - it is not listed, freeing up new owners to make any changes, although none is obviously necessary. It is a solid, stone-built home as befitting its original function and, since the railway needed to be kept secure, lies privately behind gates and high hedging with a generous parking area and a double detached garage. Interestingly, the old platform now provides the perfect raised terrace, immediately accessible from the house as a patio and outdoor eating area. Inside, The Station House is all about light, space and versatility with a layout that means room functions can be adapted according to need. The lovely reception hallway is especially appealing in winter with the chance to warmly welcome guests with the wood-burning stove. Thanks to extensions by the vendor, there are four reception rooms including a spectacular dining room with a vaulted ceiling, ceiling beams and gallery level above. A cosy family room also has high ceilings and exposed trusses and the comfortable lounge has a feature fireplace. To the east side of the house is a large breakfast room with the morning sun flooding in through a large picture window and access out to the raised deck overlooking the garden. The breakfasting kitchen has a good range of modern units with granite worktops and integral stainless steel appliances. Two further rooms could be double bedrooms supported by a ground floor bathroom, or alternatively may provide home office space or a playroom. The most recent extension has created a fabulous master suite on the first floor with views across the garden, Velux windows and a contemporary en suite suite shower room with vanity unit. The second bedroom is dual aspect and the third double bedroom also benefits from gardens views. The large family bathroom is superb with a free-standing clawfoot bath, and there is an additional shower room. The Station House is a pretty home that sits within beautiful, well-maintained gardens to the south and east comprising sunny lawns, an orchard, formal box hedging within a gravelled sitting area, established borders and an original high wall creating a lovely sun trap. Enclosed with walls and hedges, it is private and secure for children and pets ensuring the perfect village home within easy reach of Durham City.

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Listing History

Added on Rightmove:
16 August 2016


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