5 bedroom detached house for sale

Herrington Hill House


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Tenure: Freehold

FULL DESCRIPTION Herrington Hill House is a handsome detached house with plenty of style and period characteristics. Dating back to approximately 1838, it is believed it was built as a hunting lodge which has been sympathetically updated in recent years.
Upon arrival it is clear to see the property was not built as a yeoman farmhouse it is a stylish and substantial former hunting lodge. In the middle of the house is an attractive staircase with magnificent arched window lighting the stairs and inner hall. All of the rooms on the ground floor have notable ceiling heights which add significantly to the impressive nature of the accommodation. Three formal reception rooms are arranged off the inner hall in typical late Georgian style and biofuel heating system.
Unlike typical Georgian houses however, Herrington Hill has been catapulted into the 21st century with the inclusion various 21st century comforts and conveniences. For instance, there is a high tech (Lutron) lighting system with associated hard wired music (Imerge) system in seven zones throughout the house and biofuel heating system.
This property has the benefit of a biomass heating system as part of the RHI Government Incentive Scheme saving the owner between £7000-£8000PA. Details of the scheme is available online.
Truly a credit to its current owners having undergone an extensive renovation programme in the recent years. A home to be proud of, viewings are strongly recommended. 

AREA INFORMATION Herrington Hill House is superbly located in an elevated position with significant ease of access to amenities, facilities and transport links.
The property is close to Newcastle, Durham and Sunderland, all of which offer comprehensive range of shopping and leisure opportunities. In addition, the renowned Metro Centre at Gateshead is within easy reach.
The convenience of the A1 and A19 allow commutability to Newcastle, Durham, Sunderland, Middlesbrough and even the financial centres of West Yorkshire. Intercity rail services are available at Newcastle and Durham offering direct services to Edinburgh to the north and London Kings Cross to the south. Newcastle International Airport is about 21 miles.
The coast is within 5 miles and the rolling hills and valleys of Weardale are within easy striking distance. There are a wealth of golf courses nearby including Ramside Hall. 

MAGNIFICENT ENTRANCE HALLWAY 17' 2" x 8' 3" (5.23m x 2.51m) The impressive entrance hall has travertine tiled flooring, the inner door has decorative glazed archway, doors leading into the formal dining room, living room and double doors leading to rear hallway which gives access to the staircase with feature arched window. Doors into cellar, kitchen/family room/informal dining room, study and rear entrance hall, in turn leading to w.c, utility and boiler room/ store cupboard. 

CLOAKROOM/WC Low level wc, vanity unit with inset wash hand basin, pillar radiator and ceramic tiled flooring. 

KITCHEN 20' 6" x 14' 3" (6.25m x 4.34m) Extensive range of quality oak wall and floor units with luxury granite and laminate worktops incorporating central island and inset double Belfast sink. Electric Aga, extractor, ceramic tiled flooring, decorative coved ceiling and vertical radiator.
Opening onto sitting area. 

INFORMAL LOUNGE 33' 11" x 14' 5" (10.34m x 4.39m) The open plan informal living /dining area has dual aspect, with spiral staircase allowing additional access to first floor master suite. Electric fire with surround, recessed and central lighting. Tiled flooring and integrated music speakers. 

INFORMAL DINING ROOM 0' 0" x 0' 0" Dining area with wrought iron spiral stairs, double oak doors leading onto outside patio, recessed and central lights, tiled flooring. Door leading to side entrance and boiler room, second ground floor cloaks/wc. storage cupboard housing the 'Lutron' lighting and music system. 

UTILITY ROOM 8' 3" x 8' 6" (2.51m x 2.59m) Range of floor cupboards with laminate worktops and inset stainless steel sink unit. Plumbed for automatic washer/dryer and ceramic tiled flooring. 

LOUNGE 18' 8" x 17' 2" (5.69m x 5.23m) The formal living room has windows to two aspects, magnificent feature mahogany fireplace with marble hearth and backing. Decorative coving and ceiling rose, picture rail and central lighting. 

FORMAL DINING ROOM 18' 8" x 17' 2" (5.69m x 5.23m) The formal dining room has feature period style fireplace with marble hearth and backing, window overlooking gardens, central lighting and decorative coving, integrated music speakers. 

STUDY 14' 3" x 15' 9" (4.34m x 4.8m) The useful ground floor study has a window overlooking the entrance drive, feature fireplace and decorative coving. 

GARDEN ROOM 17' 11" x 8' 9" (5.46m x 2.67m) The garden room is situated to the front of the property benefiting from window to 3 aspects which offers extensive views over the gardens and the fields beyond. Tiled flooring, eternal door to garden and door into inner hallway. 

MASTER BEDROOM 18' 4" x 17' 5" (5.59m x 5.31m) The spacious Master suite has period feature fire, window overlooking the formal garden, decorative coving, and boasting two walk-in dressing rooms and en-suite bathrooms, integrated music speaker. 

DRESSING ROOM 15' 3" x 6' 6" (4.65m x 1.98m) This is one of two dressing rooms. Window to side aspect recessed spotlighting, door into en-suite bathroom. 


HIS 15' 2" x 5' 10" (4.62m x 1.78m) One of the two bathroom suites from the master bedroom, sash window overlooking formal garden. sunken bath, enclosed shower unit, hand basin in recessed vanity with granite surface, central lights and integrated music speaker. 

HERS 15' 2" x 5' 10" (4.62m x 1.78m) Second bathroom suite from another walk-in dressing room, window overlooking driveway, enclosed shower unit and bath. Tiled walls and floor, recessed spotlighting, wall mounted hand basin and floating w.c. Chrome ladder radiator and integrated music speaker. 

BEDROOM 2 17' 3" x 14' 4" (5.26m x 4.37m) This bedroom has a walk-in bay window overlooking the formal gardens, coving and central lighting. 

BEDROOM 3 17' 6" x 12' 7" (5.33m x 3.84m) This bedroom has window overlooking the driveway and has its own en-suite bathroom. 

BEDROOM 4 15' 0" x 12' 8" (4.57m x 3.86m) his bedroom has a window overlooking the driveway feature fire surround, benefiting from en-suite. 

EN-SUITE Situated on the first floor with window overlooking the driveway, enclosed shower unit, tiled floor, w.c, hand basin in vanity cupboard with granite surface, feature panelling, recessed and wall lighting. 

2ND FLOOR SELF CONTAINED GUEST APARTMENT The second floor of this property offers great versatility, either as a guest suite or as a self-contained annex
The current owners use this as a thriving bed & Breakfast business.
The accommodation comprising three bedrooms, fitted kitchen, living /dining area and bathroom.
It could also be used as accommodation for a dependent relative.

EXTERNALLY The approach to Herrington Hill House is via a long private tarmacadam driveway through fields to the crest of the hill. Herrington Hill House is positioned within fine mature woodland.
The driveway culminates at a set of electric remote operated gates giving access to the expansive gravel roundabout and parking area complimented by external lighting. The detached oak framed double garage building is accessed from the driveway.
The pretty garden is a compelling attribute to Herrington Hill House. Due to the location of the property one of the key elements of this garden is the seclusion and privacy it is afforded.
The expansive lawn area to the west of the house is interspersed with various mature sycamore, holly and fruit trees, which have the benefit of night time illumination. Immediately abutting the house on the western side is a stone flagged sun terrace, with exterior sound system, ideal for outside entertaining and al fresco dining.
The traditional stable block with two loose boxes is now used for storage with two garages and has potential for conversion (subject to planning). Detailed plans are available via separate negotiation.
Further 18 acres of land available by separate negotiation.
Within 800m of the entrance there is a further 18 acres of mixed woodland and grazing which is newly fenced and serviced by water. It is suitable for a variety of uses including shooting and livestock.
There is currently a grant paid to the vendors (about £1,000 p.a.) by Natural England which will continue until 2017. There are various (non-onerous) obligations the vendor has to fulfil in order to qualify for this grant. There is a grade II listed pill box on the land and the land is registered as a site of special scientific interest. 

IMPORTANT INFORMATION Please note that all sizes have been measured with an electronic measure tape and are approximations only. Under the terms of the Misdescription Act we are obliged to point out that none of these services have been tested by ourselves. We cannot vouch that any of the installations described in these particulars are in perfect working order. We present the details of this property in good faith and they were accurate at the time of which we inspected the property. Stuart Edwards for themselves and for the vendors or lessors of this property whose agents they are, give notice, that: (1) the particulars are in produced in good faith, are set out as a general guide only, and do not constitute any part of a contract; (2) no person in the employment of Stuart Edwards has the authority to make or give any representation or warranty in relation to this property. 

TENURE - FREEHOLD We have been informed that the property is Freehold. Interested purchasers should seek clarification of this from their Solicitors. 

VIEWING Contact Stuart Edwards Estate Agents for an appointment to view. 

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25 November 2016

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  • University (3.9 mi)
  • Millfield (4.0 mi)
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Nearest stations

  • South Hylton (3.3 mi)
  • University (3.9 mi)
  • Millfield (4.0 mi)
Distances are straight line measurements from centre of postcode

To view this property or request more details, contact:

Stuart Edwards, Durham

1-2 Blue Coat Buildings, Durham City, DH1 1RF

0191 687 0454 Local call rate

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