Guide Price £600,000
- 6 Bedrooms
- 2 Bathrooms
- 2 Reception Rooms
Barnard Castle, Durham
- Ample off street parking
- EPC (EER) D 60
- Family bathroom and shower room
- Immaculately presented, executive family home
- Landscaped gardens with orchard
- Large, open-plan reception rooms with open countryside views
- Quality specification bespoke kitchen, utility and laundry
- Six double bedrooms, one with en suite facilities
Raintree is a spacious and immaculately presented, six-bedroom, family home boasting beautiful countryside views to the rear. The property offers luxury flexible living and benefits from a well stocked large rear garden with orchard.
The main entrance leads into a vestibule where there is a practical and stylish flagstone floor with storage for cloaks. The entrance hallway has engineered oak flooring that runs throughout much of the ground floor. The zoned, underfloor heating extends throughout the ground and first floor with each room having Wi-Fi-controlled themostats.
The recently-fitted kitchen has bespoke, dove grey base and wall-mounted units and a textured, matt granite work surface. A cream, dual-fuel Rangemaster cooker is set beneath a matching extractor hood. There is an integrated Bosch microwave and dishwasher together with extensive soft close storage having space-saving, corner carousel and cleverly designed shallow shelving. There are plentiful power and USB sockets and a three socket pop-up power point is neatly concealed.
Views over the South-facing, front garden can be enjoyed from the Belfast sink. An island unit with a breakfast bar is beautifully lit with dimmable lighting and provides an informal place for dining and casual entertaining. The main kitchen area is finished with stylish and ambient kick board, work top and high level LED lighting as well as ceiling spots all independently controlled to suit the mood.
A step up from the kitchen leads to the utility room which has an integrated Bosch fridge/freezer and a pull-out larder with custom-made shelving for spices and matching bespoke kitchen units and granite work surfaces. Adjoining the utility room is the laundry room, also having a continuation of the high specification fixtures. This room has space, plumbing and power points under the counter for a washing machine and tumble drier together with extensive useful shelving. A second Belfast sink is a useful feature. The wall-mounted boiler is concealed by a matching kitchen unit.
There is a ground floor WC with wash hand basin and open shelving for more storage.
To the rear is an open porch with convenient log store.
The fantastic living space can be accessed from the kitchen and hallway which creates a wonderful flow through the downstairs. The open-plan aspect really has the wow-factor and provides a brilliant space for relaxing as well as entertaining guests. A large fireplace with granite hearth and a traditional, multi-fuel stove is offset within the fireplace giving space for logs to stand beside it. A recent addition to the property is the garden room which has integrated speakers incorporated into the ceiling and concealed wiring to a hidden cavity which would house a music system. The beautiful far-reaching countryside views are brought inside by the high-level vaulted windows which are triple glazed and have integrated Venetian blinds within the glazing. Two sets of French doors open into the rear garden.
A sunny room off the hallway, currently utilised as a music room, has book shelves that fill one wall and would work equally well as a study, snug or childs playroom.
There are four bedrooms on the first floor. The largest of the bedrooms has large fitted wardrobes and an en suite shower room comprising a large double shower with rainfall shower head, WC, wash hand basin and fitted shelving. The bedrooms to the rear look over the river Tees in the distance and the two at the front are bright and sunny enjoying the southerly aspect. Two of the bedrooms have a good-size dressing rooms with potential to be converted to en suites, subject to the necessary permissions.
A spacious part-galleried landing with room for furniture has a fitted cupboard housing the water tank and provides storage for linen.
The family bathroom has a traditional, heritage style suite comprising a full length bath with handheld shower attachment, shower cubicle, low level WC and wash hand basin. The room has a wood effect flooring and wood panelling to the walls whilst the enclosed shower is tiled and there is a chrome heated towel rail.
Stairs rise from the first floor to the second floor landing which provides a tranquil study space or reading area.
The fifth and sixth bedrooms are of generous proportions and positioned within the eaves with storage and conservation skylight windows. These double bedrooms share the shower room which has a shower enclosure having a tiled seat/shelf, a separate low level WC and wash hand basin with a wood effect flooring and tiled walls.
To the front of the property is a low-maintenance, South-facing, gravel garden; landscaped with a selection of mature shrubs and flowers to create year-round interest and secluded seating areas. The gated driveway provides off-street parking.
The large rear garden begins with French doors from the living space opening onto several levels of terracing. Here the entertaining space from the fantastic open plan ground floor flows outside giving the perfect sheltered spot for further seating having a water feature flowing into an ornamental pond and enjoying views down the garden and over open countryside. External power points are installed to the front and rear and are useful for outdoor mood lighting and garden appliances. Steps lead down to a manicured lawn with planted beds bursting with colours and textured foliage throughout the year. The lawn winds down to a summerhouse and potting shed, through a planted archway to an orchard with a variety of fruit trees.
The summerhouse has been insulated for more comfortable year-round use and is fitted with lighting and power points. The structure has a multitude of uses including teenager's party room, den or a workshop.
1. The bottom section of the rear garden is currently planted with fruit trees and is classed as paddock land.
2. An underground LPG tank is situated in the front garden.
3. The property is double glazed throughout with the garden room having triple glazing for added energy efficiency.
From the centre of Barnard Castle proceed down The Bank and over County Bridge bearing around to the right. Proceed through Lartington, Cotherstone, Romaldkirk and into Mickleton itself passing the petrol filling station on the right hand side take the next right turn down the hill towards Low Side taking a left turn on to Low Side. The subject property can be found on the right hand side identified by a George F White For Sale board.