9 bedroom detached house for sale

Newgate, Barnard Castle, County Durham, DL12

Guide Price £1,200,000

Property Description

Key features

  • The house is believed to have been designed by the architect Ignatius Bonomi
  • Offering superbly proportioned accommodation and character
  • Retains a wealth of period features, stone fireplace, ornate cornicing
  • Enjoys views across the south facing gardens and the paddock beyond
  • Fully fitted dressing room with a range of bespoke wardrobes
  • The gardens are particularly impressive.
  • EPC Rating = D

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

Spring Lodge is a stunning Grade II Listed country house set in around 4 acres.
N.B: The neighbouring three bedroom Coach house is available to purchase by separate negotiation.


Location

Conveniently located in the thriving market town of Barnard Castle close to the world famous Bowes Museum. Within easy reach of an excellent variety of local shops, supermarket, bars and restaurants. The town is also well known for its excellent schools, with Barnard Castle Preparatory and Independent, together with good local schools.

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

Description

Believed to date from around 1825 and built from local sandstone in a classic Regency Style with later Victorian additions the house is believed to have been designed by the well known architect Ignatius Bonomi, famous for work
at Durham and Lambton Castle. Offering superbly proportioned
accommodation and character the house retains a wealth of period features including a fine pillared entrance, deep skirting boards, sash windows and shutters, panelled doors and decorative plasterwork.

The property is accessed via wrought iron gates leading to a gravelled drive and turning circle. A sandstone portico with twin columns gives access to the staircase hall. With original turning staircase and stunning plasterwork to the ceiling, limestone floor and door to the cellar. The main reception hall is a superb entrance to the main house with parquet flooring, fitted tall cupboards and feature stained glass window. The drawing room is a most impressive room with which is divided centrally with a panelled arch and period fireplaces to each section of the room, a bay window has original shutters and there are French doors leading into the gardens. The living room which is beautifully decorated in neutral tones enjoys views over the south and east facing gardens, having a feature fireplace with stone hearth and open fire, bay window with shutters.

The morning room with bay window which enjoys views across the kitchen garden has a lovely marble fireplace with stone hearth and wood burning stove, this is lovely informal reception room, with a fitted oak entertainment unit with storage built by local craftsman Anthony Nixon. The study has a feature corner cast iron fireplace. The winter living room has a stone fireplace
with open fire, ornate cornicing to the ceiling and was previously used as a formal dining room. The rear garden hall which gives access to the walled garden and the main reception hall has a secondary staircase leading to the first floor rooms. The kitchen is comprehensively fitted with a luxury bespoke kitchen from Chalon, centred around a signature island piece of furniture with
inset induction hob and double oven painted in a contemporary range of colours with coordinated fitted units, plate rack and four oven Aga with antique mirrored tiles, inset Belfast sink and granite surfaces, a range of integrated appliances including dishwasher and fridge. A utility room leads off
which is fitted with a range of units from Anthony Nixon with plumbing for automatic washing machine and space for tumble dryer, solid wood work surfaces and inset Belfast sink and leading through to a pantry with shelving and slate cold slab. A cloakroom/w.c. and a boiler room housing the central
heating boilers complete the ground floor.

To the first floor there are nine bedrooms. The master bedroom suite which was originally two separate rooms, enjoys views across the south facing gardens and the paddock beyond, has an attractive period fireplace and an attractive area to relax and enjoy the views. There is a fully fitted dressing room with a range of Anthony Nixon fitted bespoke wardrobes. A separate
bathroom which is fitted with a modern contemporary suite with free standing bath, separate large walk in shower with rain head shower, teardrop shaped wash hand basin with walnut vanity storage beneath. There are two further bedroom suites both comprising of double bedroom and adjoining sitting room/study and both having modern en-suite bathrooms. There is a
good double bedroom which has windows to the south and west and enjoys views across the gardens. Towards the rear staircase are three additional bedrooms which are currently used as storage rooms and all have bathroom facilities but could be further developed.

Externally
The gardens are particularly impressive and comprise a mixture of formal and informal area. To the western boundary there is a stone wall and a range of mature trees. The stone wall continues along the southern boundary enclosing a level paddock area with post and rail fence. The main lawn is located on the south side of the house, elevated above the adjoining paddock and overlooked by two magnificent cedars and providing a good
playing surface for croquet or as a potential tennis court. To the east, the garden continues with a fine weeping beech, which has been clipped to create a secret den. A tall topiaried yew forms a boundary between south garden and the walled garden.

Square Footage: 6,849 sq ft
Acreage: 4 Acres

Additional Info

The Coach House

Description
Set in the grounds of Spring Lodge a delightful three bedroom refurbished Coach House. A reception hall leads into the living room. A light and airy room with three windows giving good natural light and beamed ceiling. The kitchen/breakfast has been refitted with an excellent range of modern contemporary wall and floor units and fitted with a range of integrated appliances including fridge, dishwasher, electric hob & oven and extractor
hood, there is ample space for table and chairs. The utility room has plumbing for automatic washing machine. The house bathroom is fitted with a modern white suite comprising corner bath with shower over, pedestal wash hand basin and low level w.c. There are two bedrooms to the ground floor and a staircase leads to the first floor and the master bedroom.

Externally the property has parking and a small garden. There are three stone stores.












Description
Set in the grounds of Spring Lodge a delightful three bedroom refurbished
Coach House. A reception hall leads into the living room. A light and airy
room with three windows giving good natural light and beamed ceiling. The
kitchen/breakfast has been refitted with an excellent range of modern
contemporary wall and floor units and fitted with a range of integrated
appliances including fridge, dishwasher, electric hob&oven and extractor
hood, there is ample space for table and chairs. The utility room has
plumbing for automatic washing machine. The house bathroom is fitted with
a modern white suite comprising corner bath with shower over, pedestal
wash hand basin and low level w.c. There are two bedrooms to the ground
floor and a staircase leads to the first floor and the master bedroom.
Externally the property has parking and a small garden. There are three stone
stores.


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14 September 2018

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  • Bishop Auckland (12.6 mi)
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01325 627327 Local call rate

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