5 bedroom detached house for saleCleatlam, Darlington, County Durham
- Drawing room
- Dining room
- Sitting room
- Breakfast kitchen
- Utility room
- Master bedroom with en-suite
- Four further bedrooms
- Two house bathrooms
Cleatlam House is an impressive Grade II listed 18th Century period property set in a beautiful hamlet surrounded by stunning views. The front door opens into a wide reception hall off which is the fabulous double reception room. This grand space is a particularly bright room with aspects to the front and rear of the property as well as French doors leading out on to the lovely garden, it also boasts a multi-fuel stove with a natural stone fireplace sourced from the renowned local quarry, Dunhouse. To the other side of the hall is the generous dining room which has access to the kitchen. Adjacent is a cosy sitting room, this has a large multi-fuel stove that has the ability to heat the water for the radiators in the whole house. The breakfast kitchen benefits from a 2 door AGA oven, a butler’s sink, a centre island and wood work surfaces as well as integrated appliances and a useful walk-in pantry. The ground floor also boasts a study, ground floor WC and a utility room. An elegant staircase leads to the first floor where there are five spacious double bedrooms, one of which has an en-suite, as well as two house bathrooms.
Cleatlam House is situated in the sleepy hamlet of Cleatlam in a picturesque setting surrounded by village greens as well as both open fields and woods. It is located approximately 1.5 miles from the thriving village of Staindrop which boasts a good selection of local amenities including a post office, newsagents, general store, restaurant/tea room, public house and schools both primary and secondary, as well as a church and a chapel. To the north of the village is the impressive Raby Castle and parkland providing a wealth of beautiful walks right on the doorstep. The bustling market town of Barnard Castle is approximately 4.5 miles and provides a more extensive range of amenities a be found at Darlington approximately 13 miles and Durham, approximately 20 miles, offering frequent fast services to London Kings Cross and International Airports at Durham Tees Valley, Newcastle and Leeds Bradford. For the commuter the A67, A66 and A1 (M) provide links with the major commercial areas of the North East and many of the regions beauty spots are within driving distance including North Yorkshire, the Lake District, Northumberland and the East Coast.
Cleatlam House is set back from the road with a small wooded green to the front of it, the property boasts a generous gravelled parking area to the front bordered by a low stone wall and box hedging/cones. There is a small copse to one side and access to the kitchen garden to the other. A gravelled drive lies to the west which leads to a range of outbuildings that include the original laundry, a tool shed and a garage, there is also a separate double stable. Beyond this through a gate is a further stable block consisting of four stables and an area of hardstanding as well as a small fenced paddock. Adjacent to this are the two larger paddocks, in all approximately 5.5 acres. To the rear of the property is a stone flagged patio, this is ideal for outside entertaining, there is also a stretch of lawn running the length of the outbuildings. An attractive stone wall separates the principal garden, this is a large level lawn with a ha-ha at the end of the garden allowing stunning uninterrupted views towards the Cleveland Hills and the Yorkshire Dales and is a particular selling point of the property. The garden also boasts a pretty stone pergola, ideal for alfresco dining. To the east of the property is a fenced kitchen garden with raised beds as well as a lovely orchard full of various apple trees and a further copse beyond.
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