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5 bedroom house for sale

Station Road, Heighington Village, County Durham, DL5

Sold STC £1,150,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Retaining many original features
  • Located in a sought after location
  • Mature well stocked gardens
  • Occupying an elevated and secluded site
  • Grounds extend to around 5 acres in total

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

Trafalgar House has been extensively renovated and extended over recent years, retaining many original period features and creating a spacious and practical family living space.


Situated on the edge of the picturesque and popular village of Heighington. The village has an excellent range of facilities including a local primary, rated Outstanding by Ofsted, several village pubs, a local convenience store, active village hall, Church and doctors walk in surgery.

For the commuter the nearby A1 (M) and A66 provide easy links with the commercial centres of the region. The East Coast main line from London to Edinburgh can be joined at Darlington and Durham stations. The nearby airports of Newcastle, Durham Tees and Leeds Bradford also provide multiple International links.


This Georgian Manor House was originally commissioned for Captain William Pryce Cumby the heroic commander of the ship Bellerophon at the battle of Trafalgar.

An impressive entrance vestibule is accessed through double hardwood doors into a spacious cloaks area with a stone floor and original cornicing. Part glazed double doors with glazed fanlight lead through to the main reception hall. An open spindle and turned baluster staircase leads to the first floor bedrooms.

The drawing room is a well proportioned reception room with a feature fireplace, original cornicing, ceiling rose and moulded picture rail decorated in neutral tones. Large sash windows with original shutters provide East and South facing views across the gardens. The family room of equal proportion has a fireplace with slate hearth and wood burning stove, original cornicing and ceiling rose, moulded picture rail with large South facing windows again enjoying views across the gardens and countryside.
The library/study which is located at the front of the house has fitted teak shelving and desks with a full height sash window and original shutters.

Leading off the hallway is a separate laundry room with Belfast sink and granite top, as well as a boot/plant room which provides convenient access to the courtyard. A good sized pantry fitted with solid wood worktops, wall and floor units leads through to the main kitchen/breakfast room. The kitchen is a stunning addition to the original house and is a light and airy room with a ceramic tiled floor and underfloor heating. The kitchen is fitted in a contemporary style with a glass lantern roof and windows with two pairs of French doors which open onto an attractive courtyard ideal for outside entertaining. The bespoke handmade kitchen provides an excellent range of painted wall and floor units with granite work surfaces and inset Belfast sink. A second prep sink unit is set within an oak work surface with mixer tap. There are a range of integrated appliances including dishwasher, gas range cooker and extractor. The kitchen extends onto a spacious breakfast/dining area with an exposed stone wall and cloakroom/wc.

From the kitchen there is direct access to an adjoining single-story annexe comprising of a lounge, modern shower room with mains fed shower enclosure, vanity hand basin and low level w.c. and double bedroom. Beautifully presented, the annexe provides versatile accommodation featuring a vaulted ceiling with exposed beams, rooflights, a stone fireplace and hearth with wood burning stove and solid oak flooring.

To the first floor there is a spacious landing with a double height feature window, original shutters, decorative ceiling roses and shaped cornicing to the ceiling. The master bedroom suite enjoys stunning views across the gardens to the Cleveland Hills with a walk-in dressing room leading to an en-suite bathroom with a jacuzzi bath, wash hand basin, low level w.c. and part panelling to the walls. The master suite also gives access to a second Jack and Jill bathroom with neutral fully tiled walls and floor and a contemporary suite with bath, walk in shower/wet room, hanging wash hand basin and low level w.c. Bedroom two which also provides access to the Jack and Jill bathroom is another well-appointed room with fitted units, an original fireplace with cast iron hearth and views to the front of the property and gardens. There are two further spacious double bedrooms to the first floor serviced by a third family bathroom with a free-standing bath, shower mixer attachment, vanity wash hand basin set within a granite top, low level w.c. and wood flooring.

The property offers considerable privacy and is approached by a dead-end lane with listed stone walls and double wood gates which lead into a gravelled drive providing ample hardstanding and parking. The surrounding gardens are mature with extensive lawns to the front and side of the property. There are well established wooded areas to the entrance of the property as well as to the East and West of the adjoining gated paddock which has mature hedgerows to the South. To the rear of the property there is a further gated walled garden with raised beds and two useful stone storage sheds with potential for conversion to other uses subject to planning. The grounds extend to around 5 acres in total.

Gas central heating, mains electricity and water.

Square Footage: 4,993 sq ft

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01 June 2018

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