Abbey Lane, Barnard Castle

£695,000

Guide price

  • Bedrooms: 5
There is one view to covet in Barnard Castle and that s looking towards the Bowes Museum, a Versailles-style French chateau and a jewel in County Durham s crown.

Byways, on Abbey Lane, Startforth, boasts this special outlook, not only that but it s also a short walk over the picturesque River Tees to the town s castle and down the lane to ruined Eggleston Abbey.

The five-bedroom property also enjoys privacy, standing in half an acre of grounds with an orchard on the south side of the river. Set back from a quiet road, the attractive stone-built house is approached via a private drive leading through extensive front gardens to a double detached garage.

Having been extended, it is a substantial family home with superb accommodation designed to meet the needs of modern family life and ideal for entertaining. The property is beautifully presented with fresh, neutral décor throughout ensuring it can be moved straight into with no work required.

The front entrance opens into a generous, sunny hallway with oak flooring leading to a home office, playroom and cloakroom. The principal reception rooms are to the left, firstly a beautiful 22ft lounge with a bay window to the front and a wood-burning stove. At the far end, glazed internal doors open into a fabulous open plan living/dining/kitchen space with access through contemporary bi-fold doors to a raised terrace. Roof lights help to flood the space with natural light.

The bright, wrap-around family space leads you into a stunning kitchen area with a large island and high gloss units in complementary grey and cream with oak worktops.

Furthermore, to the front of the house, there is additional space, currently used as a second dining area, but could alternatively be a study or TV lounge, with glazed doors opening to the front garden.

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Two staircases lead up to the first floor and the five double bedrooms and two contemporary family bathrooms. The master bedroom is above the lounge so also has a bay window, as well as benefiting from built-in storage and a luxury en-suite shower room.

Agents Notes:

* Fully Double Glazed

* Main Drainage

* Oil Fired Central Heating Via Radiators

* External Lighting

* Council Tax Band - E

* EER - D67

Location:

Barnard Castle is a wonderful market town which sits proudly on the North banks of the River Tees and is located within County Durham. Startforth is situated on the South side of the river and many local residents get to enjoy wonderful views of the river and the castle of Barnard Castle itself. Back in the town you will find a wide range of boutique shops, wonderful pubs and restaurants and only a short stroll away, the amazing Bowes Museum which has the best collection of European fine and decorative arts in the North of England.

The building itself is well worth taking a look at if you appreciate fine architecture. There are a number of primary and second schools, making Barnard Castle a great base for the growing family, along with the private school of Barnard Castle which attract students from all over the county who are looking for only the very best educational start. If want to enjoy music and culture, fine food and wine or beer, local and European history or art or just a good old natter with the locals, then Barnard Castle needs to be on your list of places to visit or maybe even stay for a little while longer, purchase this great home and make Barnard Castle your new home.

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