A Victorian home described as an "undiscovered treasure" has been put on the market for £630,000 in Shotley Bridge, County Durham.

The Briary House, was originally a pair of cottages dating back to the late 1700s before being developed into a substantial estate over the following century.

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Located on Benfieldside Road, the house comes with four bedrooms, two bathrooms and two reception rooms.

The property has an EPC rating of E.

The home presents a "stunning frontage", which, according to estate agents Harrington Brown, can only be seen from the property's immediate surroundings.

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A part of Shotley Bridge’s rich heritage, it was formerly owned by the Annandale family, a noted paper manufacturing family based at Shotley Grove.

The Briary House is set within almost 3,000 square yards of grounds, half of which is woodland, offering a picturesque and serene setting.

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A productive raspberry plot with approximately 60 canes is a feature of the "well-established" garden.

Harrington Brown commented that this space creates a "sun trap", a perfect spot for relaxation and personal creativity.

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Gates and a gravel driveway lead up to the garden.

Embodying "timeless elegance", the interior includes antique curtains, blinds, light fittings, and shades.

The house also offers an estimated 12 cubic metres of seasoned logs and a ton of Colombian coal trebles to keep warm during the winter months.


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A glass-panelled vestibule greets homeowners and guests, filling the inner hall and stairs with natural light.

The first reception room showcases a bay window that frames the garden, alongside a beautiful fireplace, high ceilings, and traditional picture-rail.

The kitchen diner, with its red Aga, is described as the heart of the house.

It also offers easy access to a W.C, pantry, and storage room, along with an adjoining courtyard laden with established ivy.

Harrington Brown can be contacted for further information on: 01207 258 500 or by email: mail@harrington-brown.co.uk.