Property Summary

Guide Price £1,125,000

  • 10 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 6 Reception Rooms
  • 2.39 Acres

Branch Details


01388 529579

8, Wolsingham, DL13 3AA

Dower House, Shibdon Road

Blaydon-On-Tyne, Tyne and Wear

    Key Features

  • A rare to the market, attractive and imposing Grade II* Listed residence set within a stunning garden
  • Ample off road parking with a range of garaging, outhouses and workshop space
  • Consists of one four bedroom property, a further six bedroom property, and an adjoining cottage with planning permission for redevelopment
  • Excellent commuter location
  • For sale as a whole
  • Full site extending to approximately 0.96Ha (2.39Ac) including the lake
  • Pleasant lakeside location
  • Set close to local amenities with good transport links
  • Well maintained, extensive mature gardens complete with a tennis court

Attractive and imposing Grade II* Listed residence set within a stunning gardens. The property consists of one four bedroom property, a further six bedroom property, and an adjoining cottage with planning permission.

The Dower House is an imposing, quintessential stone built property filled with an abundance of charm and character throughout. Initially constructed in the late 1700’s, the property was built by Lord Clavering’s son following the death of the former Lord Clavering to enable his mother to move out of the Manor House. The property is accessed via a large stone gateway entrance with ornate steel gates which leads to a private, extensive gravelled driveway. Currently comprising of three properties situated within attractive and expansive mature gardens, the property also enjoys a pleasant, private lakeside position complete with a private boat house. The property is well maintained however is in need of some modernisation, and creates an exciting and rare opportunity to further develop this superb family home. Also benefitting from a number of useful garages and outbuildings, the location is ideally suited for the commuter.

The main entrance into the Dower House is accessed by an arched wooden door which leads into the reception vestibule. A fully glazed door from here in turn leads into the spacious entrance hallway. To the right hand side lies the living room, which is of generous proportions and features a large bay window with arched panes to the front elevation. There is also a fitted window seat enjoying a pleasant outlook overlooking the extensive gardens. Benefitting from a gas coal effect fire with tiled surround and hearth, the living room also includes a useful storage cupboard which was formerly a doorway into the adjoining cottage wing.

The dining room is located to the rear of the property, and is a light and airy space courtesy of the windows overlooking the pleasant gardens which incorporate fitted window seats. Complete with the original and operational window shutters, the dining room featuring a wooden fireplace surround with an electric fire, the dining room also benefits from a useful storage cupboard.

The breakfasting kitchen is also located to the rear of the property, and is fitted with a range of base and wall mounted storage units topped with contrasting laminated worktops which incorporate a stainless steel sink with mixer tap and drainer unit. Featuring quarry tiled flooring throughout, integral appliances include an electric four ring hob, whilst a tiled inglenook houses an AGA and Agamatic gas fired boiler. Completed by drying rails to the ceiling and two useful integral storage cupboards, external access to the rear can be granted from the kitchen. The ground floor accommodation is completed by a ground floor cloakroom which is fitted with a low level WC and wall hung wash hand basin, which also leads to a useful store room.

A grand staircase from the entrance hallway rises to the first floor landing, which is flooded with natural light courtesy of the large arched window on the half landing overlooking the rear. The master and second bedrooms are situated to the front of the property, both doubles of generous proportions. Light and airy courtesy of the arched windows to the front elevation, both bedrooms benefit from fitted window seats overlooking the gardens and built in storage cupboards.

The third bedroom is a further double situated to the rear of the property. Featuring fitted wardrobes, this bedroom also provides access into the neighbouring component of the property, Dower House West.

Returning to the first floor landing, a doorway provides access to a secondary landing. The fourth bedroom is a good sized single situated to the rear of the property, and would be ideally suited to a home office or nursery. The family bathroom completes the first floor accommodation, and is fitted with a suite comprising of low level WC, wash hand basin set upon a pedestal, bidet and panel enclosed bath with mains fed shower over. It is fully tiled and includes a useful storage cupboard and a wall mounted chrome heated towel rail.

The secondary landing provides access to stairs which rise to the second floor landing. To the right hand side is a further double bedroom enjoying a rear aspect view via a dormer window, and also benefits from a useful storage cupboard.

The sixth bedroom is currently utilised as a games room, and is light and airy courtesy of the dual aspect to the front and side elevations and has views overlooking the garden and countryside beyond. A further well proportioned room is accessed from here and would ideally suited to an extensive dressing suite or en-suite facilities, subject to the necessary consents. The second floor is completed by a further room with a Belfast sink which could be utilised as a shower room.