Property Summary


Offers Over £1,250,000

10 Bedrooms 6 Reception Rooms

Branch Details


Wolsingham

01388 529579

wolsingham@georgefwhite.co.uk

8 Front Street, Wolsingham, County Durham, DL13 3AA

Dower House

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

The Area
The property is situated at the foot of the Derwent valley, leading up into the North Durham hills. The property is situated 4 miles from Newcastle which provides a comprehensive range of shopping, educational and recreational facilities. The property is also located approximately one mile away from the Clavering Estate, and approximately two miles from the Metro Centre.

The Dower House is situated adjacent to Axwell Park private estate which was developed in the 1920’s, and is a private estate managed by an elected committee of registered owners. The communal facilities include a children’s play area, a tennis court, ornamental lake, woodland and large meadow.

For the commuter the A69, A1 (M) and A19 provide links with other major commercial centres in the north east. Newcastle International Airport and the East Coast Mainline railway station provide further services to the rest of the country.

The Property
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.

Dower House West - Ground Floor
Dower House West is a charming property benefitting from flexible accommodation throughout. Filled with an abundance of charm and character, pleasant lawned gardens surround the property. The property is one of three components of The Dower House.

The main entrance into the property leads into the reception hallway. To the right hand side lies the principal living room which is of generous proportions. Heated by a gas flame effect fire set within a marble effect inset with wooden surround, the living room features coving as well as a central ceiling rose. The living room is flooded with natural light courtesy of the triple aspect arched windows to the front.
Ground Floor cont.
The well proportioned dining room is situated to the left hand side of the reception hallway. Enjoying a dual aspect outlook onto the gardens, the dining room includes an electric flame effect fire with marble effect inset and wooden surround. The family room is a light and airy versatile reception room, benefitting from external access onto the decked veranda at the side of the property.

The kitchen in turn is accessed from the sitting room, and is fitted with a range of wall, glass display and base mounted storage units topped with contrasting worktops which incorporate a stainless steel one and a half bowl sink with mixer tap and drainer unit. The kitchen also incorporates an island unit with useful basket storage, whilst integral appliances include a gas five burner hob with extractor over and eye level oven and grill.
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The kitchen has a well proportioned, useful walk in pantry cupboard. Featuring tiled splashbacks and flooring, a breakfast bar provides an ideal space for informal dining. The utility room is accessed from the kitchen, and is fitted with a range of base mounted units and provides ample space for freestanding appliances.

The rear courtyard can be accessed from the kitchen, whilst double doors also lead into the sun room. Featuring solid wood flooring throughout, the sun room enjoys a pleasant outlook over the gardens whilst further double doors lead out onto the decked veranda. The sun room leads into one of the greenhouses, which in turn leads into one of the workshops.

Returning to the reception hallway, the ground floor accommodation is completed by a cloakroom, as well as a ground floor WC. Stairs from here rise to the first floor landing which benefits from access to the third bedroom within the neighbouring component, The Dower House.
Dower House West - First Floor
The master bedroom is situated to the left hand side, which is a dual aspect double of generous proportions. Benefitting from a range of fitted wardrobes, the master bedroom also includes a further closet which features a vanity unit with porcelain sink inset.

The second bedroom is a further double bedroom, benefitting from fitted wardrobes and wooden effect laminate flooring, whilst the third bedroom is also a double situated to the side of the property. The fourth bedroom is a good sized single and would ideally be 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 shower over.
Dower House Cottage
Dower House Cottage is the attached Eastern Wing of The Dower House, and presents an exciting opportunity for redevelopment, and would be ideally suited to annexed accommodation subject to the necessary consents. The property is currently derelict however offers ample ground and first floor accommodation and would create a stunning family home.
Dower House West
Living Room
14' 2" x 17' 7" (4.31m x 5.36m)
Dining Room
14' 4" x 16' 1" (4.36m x 4.91m)
Dining Kitchen
19' 2" x 13' 11" (5.83m x 4.23m)
Sun Room
17' 1" x 9' 5" (5.21m x 2.86m)
Green House
11' 10" x 9' 7" (3.60m x 2.91m)
Master Bedroom
16' x 18' 8" (4.87m x 5.70m)
Bedroom Two
13' 1" x 14' 1" (3.99m x 4.28m)
Bedroom Three
13' 10" x 12' 7" (4.21m x 3.83m)
Bedroom Four
9' 8" x 8' 11" (2.95m x 2.73m)
Bathroom
Dower House
Sitting Room
17' 9" x 15' 3" (5.42m x 4.66m)
Dining Room
16' 9" x 15' 1" (5.11m x 4.59m)
Living Room
17' 10" x 15' 3" (5.44m x 4.65m)
Dining Kitchen
16' 8" x 14' 10" (5.09m x 4.53m)
WC
Master Bedroom
17' 10" x 15' 1" (5.44m x 4.61m)
Bedroom Two
18' 4" x 15' 4" (5.59m x 4.68m)
Bedroom Three
16' 10" x 14' 6" (5.12m x 4.41m)
Bedroom Four
7' 2" x 6' 8" (2.19m x 2.02m)
Bathroom
Bedroom Five
16' 2" x 13' 3" (4.94m x 4.04m)
Games Room
14' 5" x 29' 1" (4.40m x 8.87m) (maximum measurements)
Attic Space
11' 2" x 18' 8" (3.40m x 5.69m) (max measurements)
Dower House Cottage
Front Room
14' 8" x 13' 5" (4.47m x 4.08m)
Back Room
16' 9" x 14' 11" (5.11m x 4.55m)
First Floor Front Room
13' 5" x 19' 9" (4.08m x 6.03m)
First Floor Back Room
Externally
Set in approximately 0.96Ha (2.39Ac) of well established, extensive lawned gardens which surround the property, the impressive grounds incorporate a range of mature shrubbery, trees and flowering borders. The gardens also include a tennis court which is need of resurfacing, and abut a pleasant lake complete with a private boathouse, whilst a timber summerhouse is situated to the front of the property. There are ample off road parking facilities on the driveway to the side of the property, as well as two garages/workshops. To the rear of the property are further lawned walled gardens which incorporate a mixture of mature shrubbery and productive fruit trees.
Externally cont.
A further double garage is located to the rear, as well as two outdoor WCs, a former dairy store, potting shed, two greenhouses and a further workshop. To the west side of the property there is a pleasant decked veranda leading from the conservatory, providing an ideal space for entertaining whilst enjoying the views overlooking the gardens and lake beyond.
Notes
1.An area of the rear garden is subject to a clawback which will be triggered by residential development. This land is sold subject to a clawback of 50% of any uplift in value for 50 years from the date of completion

2.The Dower House and Dower House West pay two separate council tax payments.

3. The property contributes £80 per annum towards the maintenance of Axwell Park communal grounds.

4. The property benefits from solar panels which contribute to the hot water supply to the property.

5. The enclosed sale plan is for guidance purposes only. Any interested parties should make their own enquiries with regards to confirming the exact boundaries.

Energy Performance Certificate
The property is Grade II* Listed and is therefore EPC exempt

Directions
From the A1, take junction 71 signposted for the Metro Centre and at the roundabout, take the third exit onto Derwenthaugh Road. At the second roundabout take the third exit and the property is situated on the left hand side.
Important Notice
Every care has been taken with the preparation of these particulars, but they are for general guidance only and complete accuracy cannot be guaranteed. If there is any point, which is of particular importance professional verification should be sought. All dimensions/boundaries are approximate. The mention of fixtures, fittings &/or appliances does not imply they are in full efficient working order. Photographs are provided for general information and you may not republish, retransmit, redistribute or otherwise make the material available to any party or make the same available on any website. These particulars do not constitute a contract or part of a contract.

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