11 bedroom detached house for sale

Shotley Hall, Shotley Bridge, County Durham, DH8

Sold STC £999,950

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A MAGNIFICENT HISTORIC RESIDENCE

Shotley Hall is a historic Grade II* listed residence designed by the renowned architect Edward Robson in 1862 and constructed in 1863, an expression of high Victorian neo gothic architecture. The original owner was Thomas Wilson, who built the house from the wealth his family had generated from silver and lead mining. The opportunity of acquiring this impressive country residence has arisen due to our clients looking to downsize. The property has been in their family for over 150 years, so this is potentially a once in a life time opportunity to acquire probably one of the finest homes of its type in the north of England. The property consists of the main residence and a self contained ‘wing’.

The design and interior fittings are influenced by William Morris, in particular the stained glass work in the three principal reception rooms and palatial hall some of which, we have been advised by the current owners, were created by Burne Jones and some by Morris himself. The majority of the stained glass panels have a musical theme. Other highlights include the two tiled roundels set in the dining room fireplace and the ornate leaf balustrading on the main staircase rising from the hall. Though improved over the years, many features of the period have been retained with beautiful doors, shutters to the ground floor rooms, ceiling cornicing, fireplaces and deep moulded skirting boards. The new owners of this residence will be acquiring a piece of history and an opportunity to make personal improvements over time.

Enjoying a secluded position on the edge of the highly sought after village of Shotley Bridge, the property stands in mature, formal parkland gardens of 3.2 acres, encompassing swathes of lawn to all sides, well stocked borders, a wealth of shrubs and numerous tall trees including a number of Giant Sequoia Wellingtonia. A burn meanders through the grounds and is an attractive feature of the gardens.

As you wind down the gravel drive you are greeted by the impressive front elevation, with a short run of steps leading to the main entrance which has a set of double doors opening to the entrance vestibule, with its flagged floor and open fireplace. The main hall has floor to ceiling windows at both ends and an elegant stone staircase to the upper floors. From here you can gain access to the formal ground floor rooms that radiate off the spacious hall. The first room you enter is the library which offers an everyday sitting room in which to relax and an office area. Beyond the library you come to the drawing room, enjoying fabulous views of the grounds and featuring an impressive fireplace. Across the hall is the magnificent formal dining room, boasting three sets of windows with views of the grounds. The cosy living room adjoins the dining kitchen which has an Aga and shelved larder. The ground floor continues with a flagged passage connecting to a ‘wing’ and giving access to the cellars and a rear staircase leading to the upper floors.

The generous first floor landing leads to the master suite comprising a delightful bedroom with a deep walk in bay window enjoying a view of the garden and a large en suite bathroom. There are six further double bedrooms, a dressing room and two bathrooms on this floor. The staircase continues to the second floor, which at half landing has a further staircase to two additional bedrooms. On the second floor you come to the accommodation that would have been for the household staff in years gone by. This includes rooms that have great potential to provide additional bedrooms, a cinema room and home office or to create an apartment.

The self contained ‘wing’ comprises a hallway, spacious sitting room, kitchen, two bedrooms and a bathroom.

Shotley Bridge is a sought after rural village nestling on the Northumberland/Durham border, with shops, restaurants and schools nearby. As a location you are well placed for access to the main arterial routes of the region including the A1M, A68 and A69 connecting to Newcastle, Durham and other business centres of the region. Train connections run from Stocksfield to Carlisle and Newcastle. Newcastle and Durham railway stations connect to Edinburgh, York and London Kings Cross.

As agents for this historic gem, we find that no amount of words can convey what a stunning property Shotley Hall is and it offers the potential, subject to covenants and planning, to operate as a high end boutique hotel. We do stress the importance of coming to view this outstanding house which would be a magical place to call home.


Tenure 
Fine & Country have not seen any legal written confirmation to be able to currently advise on the tenure of the property. Therefore we are unable to advise on the tenure at this stage. Please call us on 0345 459 6000 for clarification before proceeding to purchase the property.

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