3 bedroom cottage for saleLavender Cottage, Southside, Butterknowle, County Durham
- Semi Detached Stone Built House
- 3 Bedrooms
- Extensive Tiered Gardens
- Semi Rural Location
- Sun Room & Garden House
Lavender Cottage is a traditional stone built cottage with fabulous gardens and patio areas in a semi-rural location within a small hamlet surrounded by open countryside. Lovingly restored, it now provides a stunning lifestyle home which will surely impress.
Conservatory / Living Room / Sitting Room / Dining Room / Kitchen / Utility & Cloakroom / Master Bedroom / Two Further Double Bedrooms / Bathroom / Sunroom.
Gardens / Garden Room / Parking / Outhouses / Potting Shed / Hen House with Run / Log Stores
The bright and airy interior retains a wealth of character and charm throughout with fireplaces, log burners, feature cast iron radiators, traditional cottage doors, solid oak flooring and sills, with the added advantage of being fully double glazed throughout.
The oak front door leads into a cosy sitting room with parquet flooring and double sided log burner set in a large stone surround which sets the tone for the property. A cottage door leads into a delightful dining room with a brick feature fireplace and multi fuel burner. A large bay window fills the room with light. An Italian terracotta floor continues through to the kitchen with a range of handmade bespoke units incorporating integrated fridge, freezer and dishwasher with granite and meranti worktops, double Belfast sink and a Rangemaster Elan range cooker. Open views are a delight from the window and an external oak door leads to the rear of the property. The utility and cloakroom with quarry tiled floor, is located off the kitchen with further storage units, sink and WC. Plumbing for automatic washing machine.
The spacious living room with oak flooring is located off the sitting room and provides a comfortable and relaxed living space centred around the feature stone fireplace with its double sided log burner set on a stone flagged plinth. Dual aspect windows provide natural light and double wooden doors lead into the conservatory with views over the garden and countryside beyond, completing the ground floor accommodation.
From the sitting room, stairs lead to the first floor landing with all accommodation off. The master bedroom is particularly spacious, light and bright with triple aspect windows, providing stunning views, with access to a fully boarded good sized loft area with light and pull down ladder. The guest and third bedrooms both have the advantage of picture windows, whilst the guest bedroom also has a feature fireplace with access to a large boarded loft area providing excellent storage facilities. The generous bathroom is fitted with an attractive freestanding roll top bath, large shower cubicle, wash hand basin and Victorian style WC and oak flooring. There is a useful sunroom to the rear of the property, also with oak flooring and glorious views.
A cobbled driveway leads to the main entrance gate to Lavender Cottage with gravelled parking area for a number of vehicles, large log store and patio. To the rear of the property there are two further log stores and useful bin stores, along with a wooden shed with light and power
The beautiful established gardens are tiered, with various sitting and patio areas with numerous trees, including several fruit. An abundance of shrubs and perennial planting to enjoy throughout the year. There is a large wooden outbuilding with potting shed attached and an outdoor area to the rear, also a useful tool store and a secluded hen house and run. Raised vegetable beds, a small woodland area, large gravelled patio and a pizza oven completes the first tier.
The lawn area leads to a bridge over the stream with a small patio and a further lawned area leads to a superb garden room, known as “Little Lavender” with the benefit of its own wood burning stove, light, power and WiFi making a wonderful useful additions to the main property. Attached storage area to rear. Further lawn leads to a large garden gates with road access.
For the commuter, Lavender Cottage is ideally placed for access to the nearest town of Barnard Castle other nearby towns include Bishop Auckland, Darlington and Durham with the A68 being a 10 minute drive. Hamsterley forest being approximately 5 miles away.
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