Durham Road, Bishop Auckland, Co. Durham, DL14

£440,000

Guide price

  • Bedrooms: 4
This is a rare opportunity to purchase a very impressive four bedroomed detached residence, occupying an imposing elevated position in one of Bishop Auckland's prime residential areas.

This superb family home has been considerably improved by the present owners and an internal inspection is absolutely essential to appreciate fully the quality and size of the accommodation on offer.

The immaculately presented living space is beautifully appointed throughout and includes an entrance vestibule, wc, dual purpose reception hallway/dining area, two superb dual aspect bay windowed reception rooms, stunning open plan family/dining room with French doors to the side garden and bespoke high specification breakfast kitchen, rear hallway and utility. To the first floor a spacious landing with feature stained glass window leads onto four excellent double bedrooms and a luxurious family bathroom. The master bedroom to the property is particularly impressive, with an extensive high quality range of fitted bedroom furniture and a beautifully appointed en suite bathroom with free standing roll top bath and large shower cubicle.

The property boasts a superb plot with extensive gardens to the front, side and rear with sweeping lawns and well established, well stocked flower beds with mature trees and shrubs. There are two single garages and a useful store and a long driveway provides ample off street parking.

The property has the benefit of uPVC double glazing and is heated via Air Source heat exchangers with supplementary electricity provided by solar panels.

Properties of this calibre are rarely available on the open market, hence an early appointment to view is recommended without reservation.

ACCOMMODATION

Ground Floor

Entrance Lobby With double glazed composite entrance door, dado rail, Amtico flooring, coved ceiling and half glazed inner door to reception hallway.

WC With white wc and pedestal wash hand basin, part ceramic tiled walls, coved ceiling, extractor fan, heated towel rail, laminate flooring, understairs cupboard and uPVC obscure double glazed stained glass window to side.

Reception Hallway An impressive yet welcoming entrance hall which could easily be utilised as a dining hall. There is a return staircase rising to the first floor, feature uPVC double glazed stained glass window to the rear, Amtico flooring with border and motif, cornice to ceiling, two radiators in decorative cabinets, open fire in impressive Oak fire surround and uPVC double glazed French doors to the front garden.

Lounge23' (7m) into bay x 14'5" (4.4m) max. A superb dual aspect reception room with uPVC double glazed bay window to front affording extensive views and also a uPVC double glazed window to side. Living flame effect gas fire in feature fire surround with marble inset and hearth, cornice to ceiling, two ornate ceiling roses, two central heating radiators and wall lights.

Open Plan Breakfast Kitchen/Family/Dining Room23'11" (7.3m) x 22'9" (6.93m) reducing to 14'5" (4.4m). This truly stunning room will impress the most discerning of purchasers, being beautifully appointed with a high quality bespoke fitted kitchen, a family area which is perfect for relaxing and also a dining area with French doors to the side garden. With underfloor heating throughout, LED ceiling lights and uPVC double glazed windows to both rear and side.

The Breakfast Kitchen is fitted with an extensive high quality range of base, drawer and larder units, matching wall mounted storage cabinets, granite working surfaces, upstand and sill, built in stainless steel steam oven with hideaway door, warming drawer, smaller steam oven and combination microwave oven. Induction hob with streamlined ceiling extractor hood above, integrated dishwasher, integrated freezer, integrated fridge and integrated drinks fridge, inset double bowl stainless steel sink unit with mixer tap and Quooker instant boiler water tap and pull out recycling drawer.

Sitting Room/Study18'5" (5.61m) into bay x 14'5" (4.4m) max. A spacious and versatile living space with uPVC double glazed bay window to front with open views and also a uPVC double glazed window to side. Living flame effect gas fire in carved Oak fire surround with marble effect inset and hearth, cornice to ceiling, wall lights and underfloor heating.

Rear Lobby With composite double glazed door to garden and door to Utility.

Utility Room7'9" x 5'10" (2.36m x 1.78m). With uPVC double glazed window to rear, fitted base and wall units, round edged working surfaces with stainless steel sink unit, space and plumbing for automatic washing machine, Amtico flooring, recessed LED ceiling lights and controls for central heating system.

First Floor

Landing A spacious landing with a feature stained glass window to the side, cornice to ceiling, ornate ceiling rose and dado rail, wall lights, radiator in decorative cabinet, built in storage cupboard and electrically operated hatch access to a spacious loft with extensive boarding, power and light.

Master Bedroom20'5" (6.22m) into bay x 14'4" (4.37m) max. A superb dual aspect main bedroom, fitted with an impressive and extensive range of high quality fitted bedroom furniture with uPVC double glazed oriel window to the front affording far-reaching views, also a uPVC double glazed window to side. Picture rail, cornice to ceiling, two ornate ceiling roses and central heating radiator.

Bathroom En-Suite A luxurious bathroom, beautifully appointed with a modern white suite comprising double ended free standing roll top bath with ball and claw feet and shower mixer tap set upon an illuminated plinth, large quadrant cubicle with mains fed shower, wc and vanity wash hand basin with cupboards beneath and illuminated mirror above. Cornice to ceiling, recessed ceiling lights, extractor fan, Travertine flooring, two chrome heated towel rails and a uPVC double glazed window to side.

Bedroom 216' (4.88m) into bay x 14'4" (4.37m) max into robe. Another excellent dual aspect double bedroom with uPVC double glazed oriel window to front with extensive views, also a uPVC double glazed window to side. Built-in wardrobe, central heating radiator, display shelving, decorative fire place, cornice to ceiling, picture rail and ornate ceiling rose.

Bedroom 314'5" x 10'6" (4.4m x 3.2m). Another generous sized double bedroom, enjoying a pleasant outlook through a uPVC double glazed window to the rear having views over open countryside. Central heating radiator in decorative cabinet and picture rail.

Bedroom 410'5" (3.18m)max into robe x 11'11" (3.63m). A further double bedroom, with uPVC double glazed window to front, built-in wardrobe, decorative fire place, display shelving, picture rail, coved ceiling, ceiling rose and central heating radiator.

Family Bathroom A large and well-appointed bathroom, fitted with a modern white suite comprising double ended bath with mixer tap and shower attachment over, his and hers vanity wash hand basins in fitted units with cupboards beneath, wc and large cubicle with mains fed shower. Contemporary fitted storage units, ceramic tiled walls and floor, central heating radiator, extractor fan and two uPVC obscure double glazed windows to the side.

Externally The property boasts an excellent plot with delightful gardens to the front, side and rear. A paved terrace to the front of the property has steps leading down to the extensive lawn, which has an irrigation system (currently not connected) and well established, well stocked flower beds with mature trees and shrubs. There is an external power supply with five two-gang sockets, water tap to the side of the house and a lawned rear garden with flowerbeds and rustic fencing concealing the heat exchangers. To the rear is a further lawn, paved patio and garden shed. Two garages are accessed via a long concrete driveway providing ample off street parking.

Agent's Note The property is heated by two Air Source heat exchangers. The larger of the two heats the main body of the house and provides hot water for baths and showers. The smaller unit heats the towel warmers in the En Suite and ground floor WC. Both systems are fully programmable and have thermostatic radiator valves where appropriate. In addition, these are supplemented by two solar thermal water heater panels and 16 photo voltaic panels generating free electricity. The Air Source system brings an income of £470.48 per quarter from the Government, which will run until 24th March 2022. A variable amount per quarter is received for Feed-In tariff for electricity exported to the National Grid. Our vendor informs us that this currently averages approx. £215 per quarter, varying according to the season and the weather. This scheme runs until 2036 and both schemes are transferable to the new owners of Graymont upon completion of the necessary paperwork.

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J W Wood - Bishop Auckland

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