Darlington Road, Barnard Castle, Couny Durham

£525,000

Guide price

  • Bedrooms: 5
An elegant, five-bedroom period property which boasts character accommodation with a wealth of period features throughout, situated in a highly regarded location in the sought after market town of Barnard Castle. EPC rating (EER) E 54.

Situation & Amenities

The historic town of Barnard Castle offers a wide range of amenities including national and local retailers, sports centre, state and private educational opportunities at both primary, secondary and sixth form level, a traditional weekly market and monthly farmers market. For the commuter the A67, A66 and A1 (M) provide links with the major commercial areas of the North East. Darlington and Bishop Auckland are both within close proximity, while the cities of Newcastle, Durham, York and Leeds are also accessible. Hollymount provides an ideal base from which to explore the Teesdale, Yorkshire Dales and the North Yorkshire Moors which all provide a picturesque landscape for walking and other outdoor activities.

Description

Hollymount is a spacious and well presented, five bedroom semi-detached property, which offers well proportioned accommodation over three floors, boasting stunning period features throughout including deep skirting and coving, picture rails, door knobs with finger plates and impressive fireplaces. The property has the benefit of two reception rooms; both with high ceilings, a well equipped kitchen with beautiful garden room style extension creating a modern dining/living space and a utility room with WC/cloakroom leading off. To first floor level there is a master bedroom with en-suite bathroom, two further excellent sized double bedrooms with high ceilings and period features, along with a house bathroom. To the second floor there are two bedrooms and a shower room. Externally, there is a tarmac gated driveway, double garage with access to house cellar storage, lawned gardens and a sizeable detached two storey outbuilding.

Accommodation - Ground Floor

A solid wood door provides access to the entrance vestibule with its stunning decorative glazed door and panelling, which in turn leads into an impressive hallway which provides a glimpse of the original period character this property has to offer. The hallway has original decorative tiled flooring, deep skirting, dado and picture rail. A return staircase leads to first floor and there are doors leading off to the principal ground floor rooms.

The dining room, to the front elevation, has a large bay window, an open fire with decorative surround, deep coving and skirting, picture rail, high ceiling and an exposed wooden floor. The living room also has a feeling of elegance with its high ceiling, bay window to the side elevation, open fire with beautiful surround and many other period features.

The kitchen is the heart of the house; a room which has been altered and extended by the current owners to create a stunning entertaining space. It has cream painted fitted wall and base units, granite work surface, central island with cupboard space and a sink with mixer tap, space for an American style fridge/freezer and a range style cooker, integral dishwasher and a fitted study area with matching granite work top. A large opening leads into the garden room extension, which allows natural light to flood into the kitchen making a wonderful family room.

Leading off from the kitchen is the rear entrance hall, which gives access to the utility room and ground floor WC/cloakroom.

Accommodation - First Floor

The first floor landing has fitted cupboards, a staircase rising up to the second floor and doors leading off to the good sized first floor space.

The master bedroom has a bay window facing towards the Richmond hills and exposed wooden flooring along with a fireplace with a cast iron inlay and tiled hearth, picture rail, deep skirting and coving. The en-suite is well equipped with a bath, walk in shower cubicle, vanity wash basin unit, WC and heated towel rail. Bedroom two has a window to the side elevation with roof top views of Barnard Castle towards Lartington Hall. The bedroom also has a fireplace with cast iron inlay and tiled hearth, built in storage cupboard, picture rail and deep skirting and coving. The final bedroom, at first floor level, is a spacious double to the front elevation, again rich in period features. The family bathroom enjoys a bath, step in shower cubicle, concealed cistern WC, vanity style hand wash basin, painted wooden wall panelling to half height and a window to the front elevation.

To the second floor there are two further bedrooms both with side aspect windows giving impressive elevated roof top views of Barnard Castle and beyond. Both bedrooms have eaves storage cupboards and bedroom four has a cast iron fireplace. Concluding the internal house accommodation, the shower room serves the two second floor bedrooms.

Externally - Driveway & Garage

A tarmac gated driveway leads off Darlington Road and creates parking for several vehicles. Steps lead to a raised terrace with a door opening to the rear hallway of the house. The double garage has an electric Martin steel sectional door, personnel access door, power and light. The garage measures approximately 5.81m x 7.73m and gives access to two extremely useful cellar storage rooms which are under the main house.

Gardens

Hollymount enjoys a sweeping lawned garden with a mature planted border to the rear which is completely enclosed from the road making a perfect space for family entertaining. Accessed from the rear garden is a versatile detached two storey outbuilding which has power and light. The ground floor space measures approximately 5.89m x 3.60m and has underfloor heating. The first floor space measures approximately 4.95m x 2.63m and has a radiator and two eaves storage cupboards. There is an attached single storey storage extension which measures approximately 2.42m x 4.58m. Hollymount is set back from Darlington Road behind a lawned and planted garden with a pathway leading up to the main entrance door.

Services

Mains electricity.

Mains water.

Mains drainage.

Mains gas is connected to the house.

Gas fired central heating to the house.

Oil fired central heating is connected to the two storey garden outbuilding.

Wayleaves, Easements & Rights of Way

Hollymount is sold subject to and with the benefit of all existing rights including 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.

Tenure, Local Authority & Council Tax

The property is believed to be offered freehold with vacant possession upon completion. Durham County Council Tel: 03000 26 00 00. For Council Tax purposes, the property is banded D.

Viewings

Strictly by appointment only via GSC Grays.

Areas, Measurements & 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.

Additional Services - Valuations & Surveys

If you are looking to purchase a property, GSC Grays are able to offer a full range of valuation and survey reports in accordance with the guidelines of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS). We offer a full range of products within the RICS Home Surveys family, i.e. The Homebuyer Report (HBR) and Building Survey. Please contact our Valuation & Survey Team on 01748 897611 for further information.

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