Guide Price £500,000
- 5 Bedrooms
- 2 Bathrooms
- 2 Reception Rooms
Red Gables East and Arbour View, Cotherstone
Barnard Castle, Durham
- Character and period features throughout
- Desirable village edge location
- Enclosed gardens, grounds and ample parking
- EPC (EER) F 32
- Imposing large family residence
- Self-contained detached bungalow within the grounds
Large family residence boasting a self contained detached bungalow within it's grounds with enclosed gardens in a desirable village.
An exceptional opportunity providing a large family home together with an investment/income opportunity, these dwellings sit together within walled grounds and could appeal to someone with extended family or those wishing to work from home and enjoy a lifestyle business.
The traditional front door to the main house is surrounded by original stained glass, leaded windows and opens into an elegant period hallway which sweeps round and accesses the ground floor accommodation. Original coving and deep skirting boards line the entrance hall and stairs rise to first floor. A large under stairs storage cupboard is shelved which maximises storage space and there is a ground floor WC with wash hand basin.
To the right a large reception room boasts further formal coving together with ornate ceiling rose and has a tiled open fire place. This room enjoys exceptional views through its tall, mullioned, original sliding sash windows and quality secondary glazing. This is currently used as a dining room however would make a pleasant drawing room if required.
The second reception room faces East and is another grand, square room with high ceilings and a continuation of original formal coving. There is a dual aspect which has a window looking out to the front of the property with the main window taking in views of the garden. More original, mullioned, sash windows allow natural light to flood the room and a quality Moroccan fossil fire place houses an efficient inset stove.
To the rear of the property is a pleasant breakfasting kitchen which is a light room and has further high ceilings. A range of solid wood bespoke units conceal useful features such as built in ironing board and there is space for free standing white goods. A Victorian drying rack is suspended from the ceiling which is another practical, period feature and the operating hub of the original bell system used many years ago for the people of the house to alert the staff when assistance was required is located here and is a quirky feature.
A door leads into the rear lobby which has further space and plumbing for under counter free standing white goods and off this is a useful shelved traditional pantry with frosted window out to the courtyard.
To the first floor there are three substantial bedrooms and two house bathrooms. The master bedroom lies to the front of the property enjoying similar views to that of the reception room below which are far reaching over the woodland and countryside beyond. There is an impressive original fire place with painted slate surrounds and intricate tiled inserts and hearth in immaculate order. This room enjoys the same proportions as that of the reception room and given the large, original, mullioned, sash windows is flooded with natural light throughout the majority of the day.
The second bedroom lies to the East and enjoys the morning sunshine. The room boasts a matching fire place to that of the master together with similar original picture rail, coving and beautiful views over the enclosed garden and beyond to the village rooftops.
The third bedroom lies to the rear of the property and is currently fitted with a bespoke, fixed frame, cabin bed with built in desk and study space beneath. A South facing window overlooks the courtyard and beyond to the village properties. This room would comfortably accommodate a double bed if required.
The main house bathroom is fully tiled and fitted with a Jacuzzi spa corner bath with matching multi jet shower enclosure over. There is a Victorian style WC and bidet and a wash hand basin set on a pedestal. A window looks East over the gardens and a blind provides privacy.
The second of the first floor bathrooms is a good sized room with full height fitted airing cupboard. The room has been fully tiled with a stone effect, ceramic tile and incorporates a built in Villeroy and Boch bath with Aqualisa wall mounted shower over. A contemporary square WC matches the wash hand basin which is set on a floating vanity shelf beneath a mirrored cabinet.
To the second floor there are two further large bedrooms. The largest lies to the front of the property enjoying the best views of the house due to the height. There is a small cast iron fireplace and a pitched ceiling follows the roof line of the property and has two large exposed beams. This room would easily accommodate a double bed and suite of furniture if required and has stripped floor boards.
Lying to the East of this floor is the fifth double bedroom. It is set within the eaves and has built in storage which is easily accessible. The room is finished with panelling and complemented by a wash hand basin set on a vanity unit. The Easterly facing window looks over the gardens and the roof tops of the village.
The bungalow that neighbours the main house is set within the grounds of the property and is a useful addition which has a number of flexible uses. It was constructed in 1989 and is a stone built single storey property. It works perfectly to provide accommodation for a dependant relative or equally provide a business opportunity for holiday let or indeed long term rental subject to obtaining any necessary consents. The bungalow has been designed with disabled access in mind and the main entrance leads into a good sized hall way which has a double full height storage cupboard.
To the left there is a good sized living room which is fitted with a wall mounted Baxi Bermuda gas fire with wooden mantle. The room enjoys a dual aspect with views overlooking the garden and its private courtyard.
To the rear of the property lies the large double bedroom which has full range of tasteful and traditional fitted cupboards. There is further free standing matching furniture which may be available by separate negotiation. A window looks out from this room into the private courtyard to the side of the property.