Grafton House, South Street, Durham

Rare To The Market - Ten Bedroomed Home

10 10 3

Guide Price £1,250,000

Key Features

Magnificent freehold period townhouse
Impressive elegant entertaining space
Extending to over 5288 sq ft GIA
Oozes heritage, charm, and character over three storeys
Traditional and contemporary decor
Superb ‘life style’ business opportunity to any successful purchaser
Downstairs cellar
0.5 miles (A690)
1 mile (Durham Train station)
3.3 miles (A1)

Property Description

We are delighted to offer for sale this magnificent freehold period townhouse. Immaculately presented the house forms part of this classic street, constructed in Tudor times. The house contains impressive elegant entertaining space with the front elevation rooms looking directly over the historic Cathedral and Castle complex. Set in a conservation area this prestigious and well-regarded street is a stone’s throw away from central Durham City.


This substantial town house, extending to over 5288 sq ft GIA, oozes heritage, charm, and character over three storeys which has undergone renovation enhancing a period atmosphere. This accommodation is truly affluent with a complimentary blend of traditional and contemporary decor to an extremely high standard. This property was formerly a hotel and luxury B&B and has been lovingly restored, renovated, and extended to provide an outstanding residence providing luxury fixtures and fittings throughout. 

The property has the benefit of offering both a luxury family home and a superb ‘life style’ business opportunity to any successful purchaser. 


The reception hallway provides a first impression, which sets the tone for the rest of the house due to a grand staircase and original parquet flooring. A formal study provides an elegant working environment with doors leading onto an internal courtyard. 


The drawing room is of classic Georgian proportions with period detailing and an attractive antique fireplace. The breakfasting kitchen is situated to the rear of the property with doors opening to the internal courtyard. The bespoke kitchen has been handcrafted by Herrington Gate incorporating a range of quality appliances including a full size walk-in fridge, double Wolf oven with charbroiler and French top, warming trays, Wolf deep fat-fryer and pull out warm drawer, microwave, Quooker hot water tap, double drawer  Fisher & Paykel dishwasher and full size sub-zero dual wine cooling cabinets. Seating is in an abundance around the breakfasting island with siltstone worktops enabling this to be the centre point of this unique family home.


A stunning orangery is a fantastic addition to this property by interior design group Swandene with bi-folding glass door providing an outlook and access to the internal courtyard. The central glazed atrium provides an abundance of light together with a freestanding log burning stove enhances a contemporary chic ambience. Off the orangery is a cloaks/wc.

The first floor master bedroom enjoys a bay window outlook offering picturesque cathedral views with an array of period features including ornate coving and ceiling rose and decorative feature pillars. The room enjoys luxury en-suite facilities as well as a Victorian slipper bath situated within the bay.


A further magnificent master suite is situated to the top floor which again enjoys panoramic views to the front elevation. This suite also has the luxurious benefit of a walk-in bespoke wardrobe/ dressing room and ensuite which is fitted with a Kohler infinity bath. Nine further bedrooms all with ensuite facilities are spread over three floors although some floors are split level between front and rear adding to its character.  


This exacting specification includes the latest state-of-the-art technology and an integrated high-security system. 


Externally the property boasts a landscaped internal courtyard which provides an ideal area for entertaining, relaxing and enjoying City Centre life. This area is low maintenance and has the additional benefit of a high degree of seclusion and privacy. A side gate from South Street itself provides direct access to this outdoor space. 


The easy accessibility into the City as well as its easy communication links will make this property a most desirable purchase to any family.  The City itself offers a fascinating mix of history, culture, shops, bars and restaurants and the Castle and Cathedral complex have been designated World Heritage Sites attracting tourism from around the world.  The Gala Theatre adds another dimension to the City which also offers meandering river and City walks as well as hotels, swimming pools, golf courses all within close proximity and a number of well regarded private and state junior and secondary schools.



Internal courtyard 



Permit for two vehicles 


Energy Rating D

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