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3 bedroom country house for sale

Redford, Hamsterley, Bishop Auckland, County Durham

Sold STC £385,000

Property Description

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Tenure: Freehold

Spacious family home • Three double bedrooms • Idyllic location within Hamsterley Forest • Private off road parking • Beautiful country garden • Retained character throughout

The Area
Hamsterley is a thriving and popular village lying to the east of the A68. It supports a public house, primary school and church and comprises an interesting variety of houses and cottages.

2 The Grove is located in the heart of the forest in an idyllic wooded setting. The property is ideally situated for the active family or wildlife enthusiast. Extending to over 2000 hectares of broadleaved and coniferous woodland the forest provides several miles of footpaths, horse trails and world class mountain biking facilities with four coded routes. The Forest is also host to a wide variety of flora and fauna.

For the commuter the A68 and A1(M) provide links with the major commercial centres of the north east. Darlington mainline railway station and Durham Tees Valley International Airport offer further communications to the rest of the country. The historic market towns of Durham, Barnard Castle, Darlington and the city of Newcastle upon Tyne are within easy travelling distance and offer an excellent range of schooling, shops and restaurants, culture and heritage. Many of the regions renowned beauty spots can be found within a short drive, beyond which are the delights of North Yorkshire, the Lake District, Northumberland and the East Coast.

The Property
2 The Grove is a beautifully presented mid-terraced property dating back to the 1890’s. Situated in the heart of Hamsterley Forest, the property is full of character and was previously used as a shooting lodge up until the mid 1930’s when it was split into three dwellings. The accommodation is of generous proportions and benefits from a country garden and private parking, and would be ideally suited to family living.

The main entrance to the property is to the front via patio doors into the dining/kitchen so enjoys open views over the garden and providing easy access for entertaining. The kitchen comprises of a range of wooden wall and base units as well as glass display units, with contrasting working surfaces which incorporate a ceramic sink with drainer unit with mixer tap. There are integral appliances which include an electric oven and hob, fridge and also a traditional Aga. There is a central island with room for seating as well as further space for a dining table and chairs. Solid wood flooring completes the kitchen.

Steps lead into the spacious hallway which in turn leads to the remaining ground floor accommodation and also gives access to the rear of the property via a glass vestibule allowing natural light to flood into the room.

From the hallway the large, light and airy drawing room features  two recessed windows overlooking the beautiful front garden. The room benefits from a wood burning stove set upon a stone hearth with a locally sourced marble surround. Further character is added to the room with an old serving hatch that opens into the utility room and a large fitted bookcase. The room has copious amounts of space for both living and dining furniture and high ceilings.

Returning to the hallway the study is situated to the rear of the property which features a wooden ceiling with recessed spotlights and fitted storage shelves. There is also a large window allowing natural light to flood the room.

From here the boiler room can be found which has a further external door to the rear and a useful wood store.

The utility room is well proportioned and is located at the end of the hallway. The room benefits from a range of wall and base units with a stainless steel sink and mixer tap set within, along with further storage shelves.

Returning to the hallway a curved staircase rises to the first floor, passing two large windows and leading to the landing which benefits from useful storage cupboards. The hallway leads to the master bedroom which is a double with front and side aspect views and has a generous amount of built in wardrobes and a glass partition which provides further built in storage. The room benefits from a dressing area with built in vanity unit with mirror and dressing table and further fitted wardrobes. This in turn leads to the master en-suite bathroom which comprises of low level WC, his and her sinks set upon a tiled vanity unit, sunken bath with tiled surround and separate shower cubicle. The en-suite is tiled throughout with two large windows overlooking the rear courtyard.

The second bedroom is a generous double situated to the front of the property with views over the garden. The third bedroom is again a double situated to the rear and benefits from a practical storage cupboard.

The family bathroom comprises of low level WC, his and her hand basins set upon a tiled vanity unit, along with a sunken bath and separate shower cubicle. It is tiled floor to ceiling and overlooks the courtyard to the rear.

Property ref: 121_1601_4400296


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