Guide Price £499,950
- 5 Bedrooms
- 3 Bathrooms
- 2 Reception Rooms
Hollymount, Darlington Road
Barnard Castle, County Durham
- Double garage and workshop and extensive gated private parking
- Elegant and imposing family home in desirable area of Barnard Castle
- EPC (EER) E 54
- Family bathroom, plus shower room
- Five double bedrooms, one with en suite
- Front garden and large rear garden
- Open Plan Living Kitchen
- Original period features throughout
- Two further large reception rooms
- Versatile outbuilding
This property occupies a fantastic position within Barnard Castle, with a selection a schools within walking distance and far reaching views over the rooftops of the town and far beyond to Lartington and Cotherstone Moor.
Built in 1910-11 this elegant, Edwardian, five bedroom family home boasts a wealth of character and charm along with original period features such as picture and dado rails, deep skirting boards and decorative ceiling roses throughout. The property occupies a fantastic position within Barnard Castle, with a selection a schools within walking distance and far reaching views over the rooftops of the town and far beyond to Lartington and Cotherstone Moor.
The principal entrance door to the property has original, period finger plates and door furniture, opens to a vestibule typical of the era and an original decorative tiled floor leads to the entrance hallway via an original stained glass door. There is a large and useful under stair cupboard, and doors open to the ground floor living accommodation with a grand staircase rising to the first floor completed by the ornate balustrade and brass stair rods setting the quality carpet.
The dining room lies to the front of the property having a large bay window overlooking the front garden allowing daylight to bathe the room. The room has a decorative, tiled, open fire with ornate surround and the exposed wooden floorboards and high ceilings complete the room with the majestic grace expected from a property of this calibre.
The living room is bright, courtesy of a large bay window, and shares the generous proportions of all the principal rooms in the property. Similar to the dining room it also boasts original floorboards, alongside a feature painted slate fireplace with open fire and tiled hearth as a focal point. The property has a useful central vacuum system which extends to this room.
A door from living room opens to the open plan living kitchen which can also be accessed from the inner hallway creating a wonderful flow through the ground floor. In the kitchen are bespoke, cream, base and wall mounted units, fitted with an impressive eye for detail, with a granite work surface along with original cupboards. There is a Rangemaster oven and space for an American style fridge/freezer. The kitchen has an integrated dishwasher and the island unit, sitting centrally within the room, has a sink with mixer tap and further cupboard space. There is a fitted desk space to match the kitchen units and granite work surfaces. A relaxed seating area makes the space a fantastic hub for the whole family, benefitting from under floor heating and enjoying views down to the rear garden.
Off the kitchen is the rear porch with a utility area having raised plumbing for improved accessibility and housing the boiler and a second back up boiler. There are cloakroom facilities and a separate WC and Belfast sink.
To the first floor the split level landing has traditional in built storage and linen cupboards. At the end of the landing lies the master bedroom, a large double bedroom having further classic features including wooden floorboards, a cast iron fireplace and full height, bay window with views to the rear garden. Original cupboards fitted to the chimney breast alcoves are an interesting piece of history whilst also practical. The en suite bathroom comprising bath, separate shower cubicle, WC and wash hand basin set within a vanity unit and a wall mounted towel rail. The en suite has marble effect tiled walls and a mosaic effect cushioned flooring.
The second bedroom is another excellent sized, double bedroom with two large windows to the side elevation of the property and enjoying open views to Lartington and beyond. The room has fitted cupboards and beautiful period features including a detailed ceiling rose and picture rail together with wooden floorboards.
The third bedroom lies to the front of the property and is also a good sized double bedroom with original alcove cupboards and two windows to the front elevation making the room naturally light and airy.
The family bathroom has a white suite including bath, separate shower cubicle, WC and wash hand basin. The room is completed with wood panelling to the walls.
From the first floor landing a door opens to reveal a staircase to the second floor providing two further double bedrooms set within the eaves, both enjoying views from the side elevation over to Cotherstone Moor and Lartington. The fourth bedroom boasts an original fireplace whilst both rooms have spacious and easily accessible eaves storage. The bedrooms on the second floor are complemented by a useful shower room with WC and wash hand basin with a Velux window allowing natural light and ventilation.
To the front of the property a path leads to the front door with a lawned garden with mature shrub and hedge borders. A gated tarmac driveway leads down past the property to a double garage with electric door, from the garage a useful cellar can be accessed that sits under the main residence. There is further extensive parking on the large driveway also making the property ideal for those with additional leisure or work vehicles. Steps next to the garage lead up to a sheltered raised terrace to the rear entrance of the property, this catches the Westerley aspect enjoying sunny afternoons through to sunset.
The rear garden is laid to lawn with holly hedge borders and a selection of mature trees stand mid way in the garden with a useful and versatile outbuilding located at the bottom of the garden. This versatile two storey outbuilding, understood to have previously been a Coach House, looks out onto the garden and benefits from under floor, oil central heating and a internet connection point. There is a ground floor WC with wash hand basin. The first floor is currently utilised as a home office providing the perfect space to work away from the main residence. There is also useful eaves storage. A flagstone path adjoining the building is a large garden shed ideal for storage.