DURHAM is famed for being the Land of The Prince Bishops, and this stunning home near the city centre is certainly fit for a prince.
Built around 25 years ago Baltal, in the sought-after Whitesmocks area of the city, offers stunning accommodation over three floors. Set in grounds of over half an acre, the house has been impressively refurbished to provide light and contemporary family living space.
Through the elegant reception hallway with full-height windows you’ll find an open plan breakfasting kitchen with granite worktops, integrated appliances and central island. The main feature of the house has to be the orangery and its amazing lantern-style roof, which lets in an abundance of natural light.
The family room has a beautiful walk in bay window overlooking the gardens, while the lounge features a marble fireplace. There is also a modern study and cloakroom. Upstairs the galleried landing provides access to a sun terrace with timber decked flooring.
The master bedroom has a walk-in dressing room and en suite with Jacuzzi spa bath and Jacuzzi hydro/ steam shower unit. Bedroom two also benefits from an en suite with walk-in shower, while the family bathroom has a double Jacuzzi bath.
On the second floor there is a bedroom with en suite shower room and French doors leading to a south-facing balcony. Bedroom four has a beautiful outlook over formal gardens and woodland, while the fifth bedroom also has a balcony.
Set in mature and secluded grounds, it’s hard to believe Baltal is so close to the city and all its vibrant amenities. The house is accessed via electric gates, leading to courtyard parking and detached garage.
Access is provided via steps to a raised sun terrace and into the property itself. The gardens are a real feature of the property and have recently been refurbished by an award-winning landscape architects firm.
From formal lawned areas to paved areas with lighting and fountains, the grounds are as impressive as the house. Baltal, Whitesmocks, Durham city, is for sale through Bradley Hall at a guide price of £1,300,000, tel: 0191 383 9999
Credit: By Francesca Craggs for The Journal Homemaker – read the full version here http://edition.pagesuite-professional.co.uk/launch.aspx?pbid=ab9d673b-f65e-4ace-a189-96b8eea75e13