Durham Road, Blackhill, Consett, DH8


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  • Bedrooms: 4
Blackfyne House is an impressive example of the architecture and style of the late Victoria era; this spacious double-fronted home is situated within generous grounds that include mature well-stocked gardens and an adjoining wild-flower meadow that has the potential for development (subject to the necessary consents), as well as three reception rooms, four double bedrooms, a double garage and further single garage.

Built in the latter part of the 19th century, the house was bought by Consett Iron Company in 1873 and was bought by the current owners in 2007. There have been several improvements and updates of the house since then, including the replacement of the majority of the hardwood double-glazed sash windows, replastering of the hallway and installation of a Vaillant gas central heating boiler, with a large hot water cylinder, but many of the original period features remain, ensuring that this fine home retains its Victorian character and charm.

Entering the house from the front, the entrance lobby leads into an attractive central hallway, with the living room to one side and dining room - with a gas burning stove - to the other, as well as a cloakroom/W.C. and a cosy snug/study to the rear, with access to the sun lounge; the kitchen – accessed from the rear, the hallway and through the dining room - has granite worktops with a central island/breakfast bar and a gas Aga in the chimney recess, as well as a pantry and utility room, with a rear lobby providing access through to the double garage and connected further single garage. There are four generously-sized bedrooms all accessed from the central landing to the first floor - including the roomy master suite with oak flooring and a 'secret' en suite shower room cleverly concealed at the end of the fitted wardrobes - and a large bathroom and separate W.C. There are well cultivated and abundantly stocked gardens surrounding the house, including lawns to the front and sides, vegetable patches, fruit trees, planted borders, patios, paths, a greenhouse and a sizeable block-paved driveway, with space to park several cars once through the electric remote-controlled gates. The adjoining meadow, situated to the west side of Blackfyne House, is predominantly grassed and has been cultivated as a wild-flower garden; largely enclosed with high hedging, which separates it from sight of the house, it has the potential for the erection of an additional dwelling, such as a 'granny annexe' or a well-proportioned bungalow, subject to the necessary local authority consents being sought and given.

Aptly named, Blackfyne House is situated in what was traditionally known as the Blackfyne area of Consett – between Consett and Blackhill – and is set back from Durham Road, accessed via the private road to the side that has a shared right of access for the neighbouring house that stands behind. It is just over 300 metres from Consett Golf club, at the end of Elmfield Road, and within half a mile of the centre of Blackhill, further down Durham Road, where there are shops, cafes and amenities. There are further facilities in Shotley Bridge, 1.5 miles away, and in Consett town centre, which is less than a mile up the road (via Aynsley Terrace) and has a leisure centre, a retail park and Consett Academy secondary school. There are also popular walks and cycle routes in the area, such as the nearby Derwent Walk and Coast-to-Coast track, while Durham and Newcastle are both within 15 miles, with Hexham 18 miles away (via the A68), which makes this an accessible base for commuting to the regional centres.

Ground Floor

Entrance Lobby



Living Room13'1" x 14'9" (3.99m x 4.5m). Includes traditional style gas fire with oak surround and granite hearth.

Dining Room13'11" x 14'9" (4.24m x 4.5m). Includes gas burning stove in fireplace.

Snug/Study11'7" x 15'4" (3.53m x 4.67m). Includes solid-fuel fire with traditional surround.

Sun Lounge8'9" x 15'4" (2.67m x 4.67m). With tiled floor.

Kitchen13' (3.96m) x 14'10" (4.52m) plus recess. Fitted with wooden wall and base units, granite worktops and island unit with breakfast bar, built-in electric double oven, two-ring gas hob, gas Aga in recess, integrated dishwasher, integrated fridge. Walk-in pantry cupboard.

Utility Room6'2" x 8'6" (1.88m x 2.6m). With plumbing for washing machine, Vaillant gas central heating boiler, hot water cylinder.

Rear Lobby8'1" x 10'8" (2.46m x 3.25m). With doors to kitchen, driveway, garage and courtyard.

First Floor


Bathroom9'3" x 10'1" (2.82m x 3.07m). Includes free-standing bath, double-length walk-in shower cubicle, pedestal wash basin.


Master Bedroom17'6" (5.33m) max x 14'10" (4.52m) max. With oak flooring, fitted wardrobes and concealed en suite.

En Suite Shower Room With shower cubicle with electric shower, wash basin and W.C.

Bedroom Two13'5" x 11'8" (4.1m x 3.56m).

Bedroom Three12'10" x 11'8" (3.91m x 3.56m). With fitted wardrobes.

Bedroom Four13'2" x 9'6" (4.01m x 2.9m). Fitted wardrobes, ornamental fireplace. NB - no radiator.

Double Garage14'3" x 20'1" (4.34m x 6.12m). With roller door, wood store, coal store, ceramic sink, lights and electric.

Single Garage9'1" x 16'5" (2.77m x 5m). Up-and-over door, lights and access to double garage.

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