Offers Over £550,000
- 4 Bedrooms
- 2 Bathrooms
- 5 Reception Rooms
Holly Lodge, Howden Head
Fir Tree, Crook, Durham
- Additional two/three bedroom detached dormer bungalow finished to first fix
- Ample off road parking, plus detached single garage
- For sale as a whole
- Ideally suited to a variety of purchasers
- Land extending to approximately 3.24 Ha (8 Ac)
- Pleasant lawned gardens
- Stunning countryside views
- Well presented four bedroom property finished to a high standard throughout
A well presented four bedroom property finished to a high standard throughout, plus an additional two/three bedroom detached dormer bungalow finished to first fix and land extending to approximately 3.24 Ha (8 Ac).
The property comprises a well presented and spacious family home, which has been finished to a high standard throughout and benefits from flexible accommodation. Holly Lodge is available with the additional benefit of approximately 3.24 Ha (8 Ac) of adjoining land and a further detached property within the grounds which has been finished to first fix and would ideally suit a dependant relative or extended family subject to completion of the works and the necessary consents.
The main entrance leads into the reception hallway, which is laid with Amtico flooring and provides access to the ground floor accommodation. To the left hand side lies the study, which includes fitted storage and desk space and would ideally suit those who work from home. There is also a ground floor cloakroom, fitted with a modern white suite comprising low level WC with concealed cistern and wall hung wash hand basin.
To the right hand side lies the living room, which is a well proportioned room facing the front elevation. Featuring a Belgian limestone fireplace with electric fire inset, the bay window floods the room with natural light.
Double doors from the living room lead into the dining room, which is a further spacious and versatile reception room. A door leads from here to the kitchen from here.
To the rear is the garden room which is light and airy courtesy of the full length windows to the side elevation. French doors also lead out to the rear garden and patio area, making this room ideal for entertaining.
The kitchen is fitted with a range of modern, individually designed high gloss and Walnut units, which are topped with Granite worktops and incorporate a one and a half bowl sink with mixer tap. Integral appliances include a five ring electric hob with extractor over, eye level oven and grill, microwave, dishwasher and fridge/freezer. The kitchen also incorporates a Peninsula which provides a breakfast bar, suited to informal dining. There is under floor heating and the kitchen is open plan with the orangery providing the perfect space for entertaining with French doors leading out to the rear gardens.
The kitchen is also serviced by a useful utility room with space, power and plumbing for white goods. There is also external access to the side of the property.
Returning to the reception hallway, stairs rise to the first floor landing which benefits from a useful storage cupboard. The master bedroom is a well proportioned double situated to the front elevation having en-suite facilities comprising low level WC with concealed cistern, wash hand basin set upon a vanity unit and double shower cubicle with mains fed shower. The en-suite is fully tiled, features a chrome heated towel rail and under floor heating. There is also a dressing room with bespoke fitted wardrobes and drawer units.
There are two further double bedrooms of generous proportions, both benefitting from fitted wardrobes, as well as a small double bedroom located to the rear elevation which enjoys stunning countryside views.
The accommodation is completed by the family bathroom, which is fitted with a high quality, modern suite comprising of low level WC with concealed cistern, wash hand basin set upon a vanity unit with useful storage and double ended bath with Jacuzzi jets. Heated by a wall mounted towel rail and under floor heating, the family bathroom features Travertine tiling.
To the front of the property is a block paved driveway providing off road parking. The driveway extends to the side of Holly Lodge and leads to the detached dormer bungalow. To the rear of the property there is a pleasant patio area which enjoys views over the adjoining land, and well maintained lawned gardens which are stocked with mature shrubbery and flowering borders.
The property includes the additional benefit of approximately 3.24Ha (8 Ac) of grazing land, which is divided into two manageable grass paddocks one of which having road frontage. Access can be granted from the gardens, while there is also roadside gated access.
The property has the benefit of full planning permission and would be ideally suited to a dependant relative or extended family. It comprises a spacious, detached dormer bungalow which is finished to first fix. The property in brief is to comprise open plan kitchen/living room, utility room, shower room and office/ground floor bedroom, while to the first floor there is a master bedroom with en-suite facilities and dressing room, two further bedrooms and a family bathroom. Stunning countryside views can be enjoyed to the rear of the property. The dormer bungalow also benefits from a detached single garage. Plans and associated documentation for the property are available from the County Durham planning portal using the reference number DM/19/03635/FPA
1. Holly Lodge benefits from mains electricity and water and has oil fired central heating, with drainage to a private water treatment plant. It is understood that this has been upgraded in line with current regulations.
2. The dormer bungalow benefits from a mains water connection and solar photovoltaic panels which are not currently connected. Electricity is connected, and is available from the field access boundary. An electricity meter is not yet installed. The bungalow is not connected to a drainage system. Buyers will need to satisfy themselves as to the availability of this connection and the costs associated.
3. The dormer bungalow is finished to first fix, it is recommended purchasers seek independent financial advice with regards to obtaining mortgage lending on this particular property.
4. The agricultural land is sold subject to a clawback which will be triggered by non agricultural development. The land is sold subject to a clawback of 50% of any uplift in value for 25 years from September 2004.
Energy Performance Certificate
Holly Lodge is currently rated D.
From Wolsingham travel west on the A689 for approximately 4 miles before reaching Harperley round about. Take the third exit (turn right) onto the A68 signposted for Darlington. Before reaching the petrol station, turn left onto the A689 towards Howden le Wear and the property can be found on the left hand side identified by a George F White for sale board.