Offers Over £595,0004 Bedrooms 2 Reception Rooms
The Lodge, Lodge Farm
Impressive substantial family home New build developed to an extremely high standard 4 Bedrooms Spacious living accommodation Impressive open plan dining kitchen Master bedroom with en-suite shower room Modern fitted family bathroom and shower room Substantial garden with balcony area Double car port with storage shed and ample off road parking
Lodge Farm is situated in an area of High Landscape Value and partly within the Green Belt being located only 3 miles from the historic City of Durham. The panoramic view of the Cathedral and Castle has been described as one of the finest architectural experiences of Europe and together they are now designated a World Heritage Site. It is also within close proximity to Lanchester Valley Railway along the valley of the River Browney which is a popular foot and cycle path.
Durham has excellent facilities with a pedestrian shopping area as well as a superb range of both state and private primary and secondary schools. Durham University is currently ranked in the top 10 in the country. Access to the intercity rail network is available in Durham City with national and international flights available from Newcastle and Durham Tees Valley airports. The major regional centres are within easy reach of the property.
The Lodge is the final property in this sought after development and the first new build, it is in-keeping with the high standard of the first five dwellings. This family home offers spacious living accommodation both inside and out with beautiful views across the countryside.
The main entrance is to the front of the property and leads into a large hall giving access to all living accommodation to the ground floor. The entrance hall is laid with engineered oak flooring and benefits from a storage cupboard as well as further space under the stairs. The engineered oak flooring continues into the downstairs cloakroom with low level WC and hand basin set upon a vanity unit.
Solid oak and glazed double doors lead into the stunning and versatile dining kitchen and garden room, with impressive space for entertaining or spending time with the family. The kitchen area is fitted with a range of traditional wooden farmhouse style wall and base units finished with contrasting granite working surfaces, there is also a fitted window seat with storage below. The useful central island can also be used as a breakfast bar for more informal dining. It is finished with the same units as the kitchen and again topped with a granite working surface which houses a ceramic Belfast sink and mixer tap, as well as integral dishwasher. Also included is an electric range style cooker with five ring hob and oven/grill with matching stainless steel extractor fan above. There is space for a freestanding American style fridge and freezer with surrounding storage units and the floor is finished with exquisite tiles which lead into the garden room, garden access is via French doors to the side.
The garden room could be utilised for a number of purposes and adds a level of flexibility to the living space. The room is extremely bright and airy due to the open plan nature of the space from the double opening in the dining kitchen. There are dual aspect bi-folding doors which also open into the garden as well as four Velux windows which engulf the room with further natural light.
The wooden kitchen units continue into the utility room with both base and wall units with contrasting working surfaces and stainless steel sink with mixer tap with space for white goods.
The living room again benefits from natural light from the double glazed window and bi-folding doors which look onto the striking rear garden and open countryside beyond. The room is heated by a multi-fuel stove set within an eye catching surround with stone tiled hearth, sandstone shard mantel and rendered surround.
Returning to the entrance hall oak stairs rise to the first floor landing allowing access to all first floor accommodation. The master bedroom is a good sized double and includes fitted wardrobes with sliding doors, internal rails and shelves. The room has dual aspect dormer sash windows with pleasant views over the rear garden. The en-suite is fully tiled and comprises of a low level WC, his and her sinks set within a vanity unit, shower cubicle and two wall mounted chrome heated towel rails.
Bedroom two is a generous double situated to the rear of the property and enjoys views over the garden, whilst bedroom three is also double and enjoys a front aspect view. Bedroom four is a small double with dual aspect views to the front of the property and could be used a dressing room or nursery due to its proximity to the master bedroom.
Returning to the landing, the family bathroom comprises of a modern white suite with low level WC, wash basin set upon a pedestal along with a freestanding bath with waterfall taps. The room is partially tiled and is warmed by a chrome towel rail and enjoys natural light from a plain glass sash window.
Additionally to the family bathroom there is a shower room, which consists of a low level WC, wash hand basin set upon a vanity unit and shower cubicle. One wall is fully tiled with modern grey tiling, and is heated with a chrome towel rail. The room is flooded with natural light courtesy of a plain glass sash window.
The landing also contains a useful storage cupboard with rail and shelving area and is lit by a spotlights.
With access via a private road, Lodge Farm is a highly desirable development of 6 newly converted residential dwellings set within a sought after location close to the centre of Durham City, with open views, fishing lakes and dog walks within easy access. Finished to a high standard throughout, retaining original features where possible and giving a fantastic blend of the old and new.
6.42m x 6.12m (21'1" x 20'1")
4.14m x 6.02m (13'7" x 19'9")
4.82m x 7.10m (15'10" x 23'4")
2.02m x 2.80m (6'8" x 9'2")
Ground Floor WC
4.81m x 4.43m (15'9" x 14'6")
3.49m x 3.81m (11'5" x 12'6")
2.82m x 4.10m (9'3" x 13'5")
2.49m x 3.63m (8'2" x 11'11")
2.69m x 5.88m (8'10" x 19'3")
5.98m x 5.88m (19'7" x 19'3")
The approach to the property is via a gravelled driveway which services all of the development. The front of the property is laid with flag stones and gravel, this frames the whole of the dwelling and extends to a patio area to the rear. The property is bounded by fence and stone walling, and access is via a double opening which leads to the spacious parking area and car port. The car port allows space for two vehicles and also has a useful storage area to the side. The remaining garden is laid to lawn with extensive space to the rear and side. From the garden a gravel footpath leads to a unique decked sitting area, ideal for alfresco dining while enjoying the open views beyond.
(EPC) EEC next to EIR
This property is currently EPC rated 'B'
Travelling North from Durham, take the A167. Continue through Neville’s Cross traffic lights and after 0.25 mile turn left signposted Bearpark. Continue towards Bearpark, and then turn right after 1.2 miles signposted Bearpark Primary School. Continue along the road taking a right hand bend then a left hand bend. The farm drive is located directly in front indicated by a George F White sale board. For those with the benefit of satellite navigation the postcode of the property is DH7 7EA.