Property Summary

Guide Price £495,000

  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Reception Room
  • 2 Acres

Branch Details

Barnard Castle

0333 920 2220

14c, Harmire Enterprise Park, DL12 8BN

Sheraton House

Lanchester, Durham

A beautifully presented three bedroom Grade II Listed period property built around 1780 and set in the grounds of Newfield Hall. With stables, tack room, detached garage and all weather floodlit arena and paddock extending to around 2 acres. This superb property lies on the edge of Lanchester village just 9 miles West of Durham City.

Sheraton House is situated within the grounds of Newfield Hall, formerly Greenwell Ford, and was once home to William Greenwell, an influential archaeologist, and his sister Dora Greenwell, a recognized poet. The property was originally built in 1780, and provided a quintessential family residence which was later developed in the 1970’s to provide four unique, character properties.
The property is approached via a private, attractive tree-lined driveway, and is located at the heart of the former hall being the central component. The extensive well maintained gardens for the property are situated to the front of the property, which also incorporates private parking for a number of vehicles.

The main entrance gives access to an entrance vestibule, with a useful cloaks area. The spacious kitchen/dining room is located at the front of the property and is fitted with an excellent range of modern wall and floor units with ample contoured wood effect work surfaces, inset stainless steel sink unit with mixer tap, a range of built in appliances including induction hob with contemporary extractor hood, double electric oven, microwave and dishwasher, space for American style fridge/freezer, spot lighting to the ceiling, impressive brick inglenook fireplace with multi fuel stove and slate hearth, built in window seating giving good natural light which sits beneath a large sash window which enjoys views across the front garden and stables and arena beyond and ceramic tiling to the floor. The hall is accessed from the kitchen, there is a useful utility room with pluming for automatic washing machine and access to the rear of the property. The formal living room is bright and spacious and is situated at the front of the property, with two sash windows overlooking the gardens and stables beyond, high ceilings creating a feeling of grandeur, a stunning fireplace with slate lined insert and a multi fuel stove. A cloakroom/w.c. with a modern wash hand basin and low level w.c. leads off the hall.
An impressive grand staircase leads to the first floor landing with half landing with window to the rear. There is a large walk in storage room which could be used as a small study/office. There is an additional useful storage cupboard.
The master bedroom is situated at the front of the house and has a large sash window which enjoys views over the gardens and has restored shutter. The second bedroom is another good sized double room with en-suite shower facilities comprising of a corner shower and wash hand basin, with sash window and restored shutters. The third bedroom is also a spacious double and is currently being used as a music room. The family bathroom is fitted with a modern white suite comprising panelled bath with mains fed shower over, pedestal wash hand basin, low level w.c., part tiled walls and a chrome heated towel rail.
Double wooden gates lead to a long and spacious gravelled drive at the front of the property, providing ample parking and hardstanding for several vehicles, there is well stocked gardens mature gardens and a log store.
All weather floodlit arena with French drainage system. Adjacent to the arena is a lovely relaxing garden entertaining area with a timber summerhouse.
There is a stable block with with a foaling stable and two smaller stables. There is a tack room that has an inspection pit, electricity and water.
A large timber garage with double doors which sits next to the tack room and stables and a small lawned area to the side.
The Land/Paddock
There is a gated field, which extends to over two acres, situated across the private lane from the stables and tack room (approximately 25 yards from the front gates to the driveway)
Oil central heating, mains electricity, water and drainage.