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Walworth, Darlington, County Durham Guide Price £950,000

  • GSC Grays - Richmond

    Richmond Station, Station Yard, Richmond, North Yorkshire

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Bedrooms: 7

Grade II Listed building of historical interest providing superb family living accommodation set in 11.5 acres with tennis court and swimming pool. This seven bedroom family home benefits from of an additional self contained one bedroom apartment within the grounds. There are formal walled and kitchen gardens as well as ornamental ponds.

Situation and amenities

Walworth is well located within a reasonable distance of the village of Piercebridge with the The Fox Hole public house and a super Farm Shop. Headlam Hall is also within easy reach with a spa, golf course and a country house restaurant.

Primary schools can be found at High Coniscliffe, Heighington, Gainford and Ingleton. State and private secondary education opportunities can be found at nearby Staindrop, Darlington and Barnard Castle.

For the commuter, the A1(M) and A66 Trans Pennine route are both within close proximity, the East Coast main line railway station is at Darlington and International flights are available from Durham Tees Valley and Newcastle Airports.

Darlington is well served with a good range of local and national retailers and leisure/recreation opportunities.

Low Walworth Hall

Low Walworth Hall is approached via a private driveway running between a formal walled garden and tennis court, passing through mature trees which open out to reveal this handsome family home. This Grade II Listed building was the Dower House to nearby Walworth Castle and has many period features, including shuttered windows and fireplaces. The property makes a superb family home with extensive living accommodation laid out over three floors including cellars. In addition, there is a one bedroomed apartment over the stable block.

The grounds are well laid out and include a formal walled garden, kitchen garden with traditional greenhouse, stable block, ornamental ponds, wildlife pond, tennis court and paddocks. In all the land extends to around 11. 6 acres.

Accommodation

The main entrance hall provides access to a spacious rear hall, the sitting room and dining room. Both principal reception rooms have shuttered windows and enjoy views over the gardens. The sitting room is a cosy room with an open fire and illuminated display cupboards to both alcoves.

The dining room is a large formal room with wooden panelled walls and direct access to the kitchen. The kitchen is a great working kitchen fitted with two electric ovens; a steam oven; plate warming drawers, and induction hob. There are a good range of wall and floor cupboards, with white frontage and granite work surfaces over, incorporating a breakfast bar and sink unit with a Quooker boiling water tap.

From here steps lead into a good-sized utility and freezer room. Returning back through the kitchen to the rear hall; there is access to the study, cloakroom/WC, rear lobby, cellars and a gently rising staircase to a half landing and the drawing room.

The drawing room is an elegant room with exposed floorboards and shuttered windows overlooking the gardens and beyond. A decorative fireplace with multi-fuel stove provides a focal point for this attractive room.

First and second floors

To the first floor there are six bedrooms and the house bathroom. The three main bedrooms overlook the front gardens and several of the bedrooms have period fireplaces.

One of the bedrooms is currently used as a snooker room. To the second floor there is another bedroom and adjacent separate bathroom.

Cellars

A great space comprising boiler room, gun room, three stores and a wine cellar. There is access to the rear courtyard from the boiler room.

Externally

The property is approached via a shared driveway, leading to private electric gates into the property. A gravelled driveway runs between the formal walled garden and the tennis court, past one of the ponds and up to the main faade of Low Walworth Hall.

The rest of the gardens include a formal walled garden, a kitchen garden with traditional greenhouse and an entertaining area with a gazebo.

To the rear of the property is a courtyard with access to the stable block with a range of useful stores and an external staircase to the apartment.

Apartment

Located in the rear courtyard. The accommodation briefly comprises living kitchen, bedroom and shower room

Tennis Court

All weather tennis court.

Swimming Pool

The Swimming Pool is located in a separate building and has a changing area with sauna and shower cubicle.

Land

The land extends to 11.5 acres in total, which includes three paddocks.

Wayleaves, easements and rights of way

Low Walworth Hall is sold subject to and with the benefit of all existing rights of way, whether public or private, light, drainage, water and electricity supplies and all other rights, obligations, easements, quasi-easements and all wayleaves or covenants whether disclosed or not. We understand that the driveway from the main road up to the private gates is a shared driveway.

Areas, measurements and other information

All areas, measurements and other information have been taken from various records and are believed to be correct, but any intending purchaser(s) should not rely on them as statements of fact and should satisfy themselves as to their accuracy.

Services

We are advised that the central heating is oil fed and that drainage is to a shared septic tank.

Tenure

The property is offered Freehold with Vacant Possession upon completion.

Local authority and council tax

Durham County Council tel: 03000 26 4000. For Council Tax purposes, Low Walworth Hall is banded G and the Flat at Low Walworth Mews is banded A.

Viewings

Strictly by appointment only via the Agents GSC Grays tel: 01748 829217.

Particulars

The particulars were taken in March 2017 and the photographs were also taken in March 2017.

Neighbourhood average sold house prices

Semi-detached
£202,500
Detached
£214,250

Based on 6 transactions covering the past 5 years. Prices are not adjusted for inflation. Data is supplied by the Land Registry.

  • GSC Grays - Richmond

    Richmond Station, Station Yard, Richmond, North Yorkshire

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