Guide Price £1,000,000
We are delighted to offer for sale this stunning detached stone barn conversion occupying an elevated position and offering unbridled views over open countryside whilst still being only 2 ½ miles west of Durham City Centre.
Seldom does the opportunity arise to purchase an entire courtyard of stone barns which have been finished to such a high standard and provide over 4,500 sq.ft of gross internal accommodation incorporating finishes such as Kohler, Bauhaus, Hansgrohe, Dansani, and Geberit.
The property offers privacy and seclusion with automatic gates providing access to the large gravelled parking area which in turn leads around the whole of the house to the exit gates then onto Trouts Lane. The property benefits from a secluded part paved and lawned courtyard with numerous access points off the main house as well as formal gardens to the front elevation with planted quadrangles and a large enclosed lawn garden with solid wood children’s play area and roped walkway surrounded and secured by a feature 15 foot mature hedge.
Adjoining the formal gardens, access is provided to a one acre paddock which has been planted with fruit trees and provides additional scope for recreation/development.
Internally the property provides delightful accommodation throughout with 6 bedrooms to include a guest suite with its own access as well as up to 5 reception rooms. A stunning feature of the property is the oak and glass single storey link within the courtyard which provides access to each individual room as well as providing a stunning feature itself with the entire floor being laid with limestone throughout.
The main large reception hallway offers a first glimpse of this impression residence and provides access via an oak staircase to the first floor as well as to the guests main cloaks/WC, separate cloakroom with fully fitted units and stone steps leading up the entertainment suite with Karndean flooring, contemporary colour scheme, exposed brick walls and fully fitted units with inset areas for speakers, media inputs, flat screen TV and ceiling speakers.
Access is also provided to the glass corridor which in turn provides access to the music room, the formal lounge and in turn to the stunning breakfasting kitchen with seating area.
Within the kitchen, the property remain retained some of its original features with pitched ceiling and exposed roof trusses above the sleek and contemporary fitted units which also incorporates a central island, breakfasting area and an abundance of granite, preparation and work tops.
The Karndean floor throughout flows into the seating area with matching fitted storage units surrounding the area for flat screen TV. A delightful feature of the kitchen is the contemporary white stand alone wood burning stove with exposed chimney and the floor to ceiling slimline radiators on one wall.
The kitchen leads through to a large utility, again with fully fitted units and double Belfast sink having space for washing machine and dish washer, large American fridge freezer as well as access to the separate WC being fully tiled with fitted units.
All of the bathrooms have been fitted to a high standard and all incorporate contemporary tiling to both floor and walls.
Hartside House is a magnificent country residence situated on the outskirts of this historic city and seldom does the opportunity arise to acquire a property of this calibre and size so close to the bustling cobbled streets, with its City restaurants, pubs and shopping facilities.
The property provides easy access throughout the area by the nearby A167 as well as being 1 ½ miles to the west of the Arnison Retail Centre with its abundance of food and clothes shopping on your doorstep.
This is an outstanding house, completely unique within the area and viewing is strongly recommended.