Guide Price £499,950
- 6 Bedrooms
- 4 Bathrooms
- 3 Reception Rooms
Stanhope, Bishop Auckland, County Durham
- Ample private off road parking, along with a double workshop
- Ideal commuter location
- Impressive Grade II Listed family home with a self contained one bedroom annexe
- Retained character throughout
- Separate pleasant summer house
- Six generous bedrooms, Master with ensuite facilities
- Two reception rooms
- Well maintained, spacious south facing gardens
Impressive Grade II Listed family home with a self contained one bedroom annexe. Six bedrooms, master with en-suite and two reception rooms. Private off road parking, double workshop and pleasant summer house.
5 The Butts is a beautifully presented Grade II Listed six bedroom property which retains many original features throughout. Boasting superb lawned gardens to the rear, this substantial property also benefits from ample off road parking for a number of cars, along with a useful double workshop and pleasant summerhouse. The property offers well proportioned accommodation throughout, as well as a one bedroom annex with potential to pursue income from the holiday industry, or an ideal option for a dependent relative, subject to consents. The property is sold with the benefit of a former building plot previously having planning permission for a four bedroom detached dwelling, this is an deal opportunity for those seeking a residential development opportunity.
The main entrance of the property leads through into a grand reception hall, ideal for the removal of coats and shoes. To the left hand side lies the spacious living room which is traditional in its layout and is flooded with natural light courtesy of the floor to ceiling double glazed bay window which faces the rear elevation, taking in the beautiful views over the south facing gardens and scenery beyond. The living room benefits from a large original Frosterley marble fire surround with cast iron and tiled inset open fire grate. There is also a cupboard built into the alcove to the right of the chimney breast.
The dining room is well lit and well proportioned offering large double glazed floor to ceiling bay window facing the rear elevation, along with a bow window to the side with a small seating area.
Leading back to the grand reception hall, the kitchen is located to the right hand side of the property.The traditional farmhouse style kitchen offers an extensive range of base and wall mounted storage, glass display units topped with marble effect working surfaces which incorporate a half porcelain and half bowl sink with mixer tap and drainer unit. Integral appliances include a fridge, dishwasher and an impressive electric Aga with five ring hob. This room also boasts an impressive inglenook which houses a multi fuel burning stove, Whilst there is access to the useful pantry cupboard to the left of the chimney breast. The utility room is located off the kitchen which has the opening for a feature well together with extensive work space, as well as plumbing for a washing machine and dishwasher.
Returning to the reception hallway a door leads under the stairs down stone steps to a spacious cellar room ideal for storage. To the rear of the property is also a reception hall which is a versatile space, and could be utilised for a number of uses including a study, sitting or storage area. There is also access to a separate ground floor WC and to the rear of the property.
The stunning return stair case leads up to a half landing with an original arched window with stained glass, which in turn leads up to the first floor accommodation. The master bedroom is located to the rear of the property and is a good sized double featuring a floor to ceiling double glazed bay window.The master bedroom is complemented by a dressing area with full height storage wardrobes, and en-suite facilities which comprise of a low level WC, wash hand basin set within vanity unit, a full sized curved shower cubicle with electric shower, tiled to splash back areas, The master en-suite benefits from a duel aspect.The second bedroom is also a spacious double which is south facing and benefits from two large bay windows overlooking the private enclosed gardens. This generous room also features an ornate cast iron fireplace.
To the rear wing of the property lie four good sized double bedrooms together with the family bathroom which comprises of a roll top free standing bath, a wash hand basin set upon a pedestal, low level WC and heated towel rail, topped with splash back tile surround.
Accessed via a separate entrance off a front lane to the property, the annexe comprises of a spacious living room with a large inglenook housing a traditional range style fireplace together with a good sized double bedroom, kitchenette which benefits from a oven with four ring hob and extractor fan over, along with space for free standing appliances. The bathroom offers a panel enclosed bath with shower over, a wash hand basin set upon a pedestal and a low level WC. This property is linked to the main dwellings central heating system and service meters.