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5 bedroom detached house for sale

Thorpe, Barnard Castle, County Durham, DL12

Sold STC £950,000

Property Description

Key features

  • A superb reception hall enjoying views over the gardens
  • Master bedroom having a private en-suite bathroom
  • Accessed from a private lane with ornamental stone gate posts
  • Set in around 8 acres in total of parkland, grass and woodland
  • An excellent range of outbuildings
  • EPC Rating = F

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

This stunning period property has been carefully extended with generous accommodation over two floors.


The Glebe enjoys a rural yet highly convenient location with easy access to Barnard Castle, where local shops, supermarkets and professional services can be located.

For the commuter the A66, A1 North and South provide links with the major commercial centres of the region. Darlington railway station provides excellent links to London and Edinburgh along the East Coast mainline railway. This is complemented by Newcastle, Leeds Bradford and Durham Tees Valley Airports offering further communications with the rest of the country and overseas.


An impressive entrance with stone pillars gives access to the main reception hall with an open spindle and baluster staircase leading to the first floor accommodation. Off the main entrance hall is a ground floor cloaks/w.c. The drawing room has a dual aspect creating a bright and inviting room with a period fireplace and open fire along with views across the gardens. A small staircase leads to the study which features an impressive fireplace with cast iron and tiled inset and open fire. The dining room with views over the gardens and attractive window seating has an impressive inglenook fireplace and exposed beams and is conveniently located close to the kitchen. The kitchen breakfast room is fitted with a range of modern wall and floor units and a range of built in appliances including electric hob, extractor hood, single oven and microwave and stainless steel sink unit. A breakfast area with walk in bay window gives attractive views over the garden.

The large boot room with tiled floor has a range of wall and base units and a stainless steel sink unit and a walk in pantry, coal house/timber store and a door leading into the garden.

The main landing gives access to all of the first floor accommodation. A small staircase leads to three of the bedrooms including an impressive master bedroom with fitted window seats and superb views over rolling countryside, this room has access to a private en suite bathroom which is fitted with a white suite comprising panelled bath, pedestal wash hand basin and bidet, also a useful airing cupboard. There are two further bedrooms at the end of the landing with access to a family bathroom.

The Glebe is accessed from a private lane with ornamental stone gate posts which lead to a gravelled driveway which in turn leads to the front of the house. The side courtyard has parking for several vehicles.

The formal gardens have been lawned and carefully landscaped with box hedging, mature trees, plants and shrubs. There is a hard tennis court with summerhouse and a vegetable garden. The property is set in around 8 ½ acres in total of parkland, grass and woodland.

An excellent range of outbuildings including a stone barn and a stone stable block which could be a further development (subject to necessary consents).

General information.
Mains electricity and water, oil fired central heating.

Acreage: 8 Acres

Listing History

Added on Rightmove:
20 November 2017

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