Asking Price £1,395,000
Seldom does the opportunity arise to acquire what is arguably one of the best residential properties situated in this small sought-after village location. Woodlands offers superb extensive accommodation in the centre of this conservation area, with the benefit of several off-street parking facilities and a detached double garage.
With considerable charm and character, Woodlands is a stone built detached property that offers luxury contemporary living set within grounds extending to over 1⁄3 of an acre, with a superb raised rear lawn, sun terrace and gravel driveway.
The ground floor includes an entrance porch to hallway, a snug, a living room with feature log burner, a formal dining room as well as a study which offers made to measure oak desk and storage. A superb recently refurbished Alexander Carrick kitchen sits to the rear of the property, benefitting from integrated Miele appliances, a centre island as well as base and wall units and accent lighting. A seating and dining area benefits from underfloor heating and offers dual aspect views and access to the exceptional garden. There is a further utility area, with an additional built in fridge and wine cooler. A further entrance at the side of the property features a dog wash area.
The fantastic oak staircase leads to the first floor and three large well-proportioned bedrooms. The master suite benefits from bespoke built in wardrobes as well as a separate walk in wardrobe with made to measure fittings. The fully tiled en-suite bathroom includes a bath, walk in shower and his and hers sinks. The two further bedrooms also have bespoke fitted wardrobe space and en-suite facilities.
The second floor has a fantastic guest suite, with a double bedroom and stunning bathroom with a free-standing bath and walk in shower.
Externally the property boasts a recently built orangery which gives access to a converted gym area above the double garage. The exceptionally large, secluded garden offers two patio areas, great for BBQ’s and entertaining, as well as a superior lawn featuring a chestnut tree and summer house.
The tranquil village setting provides a delightful outlook to the front elevation and with impressive open country views to the rear of the lawned garden, it is hard to believe that the village is situated only 2 miles to the south of Durham City, with easy and convenient access to the city itself, either by road or along the pretty riverside footpaths.
The village of Shincliffe is one of the most desirable areas to live away from the hustle and bustle of the city itself and offers a quiet retreat whilst still being within easy access of the city provided via the A177, which in turn provides access north to Junction 61 of the A1M (21⁄2 miles) for locations north to Newcastle upon Tyne (18 miles) and south to Leeds (65 miles). The easy accessibility into the city as well as good communication via bus links on the main road on the outskirts of the village makes the property a most desirable purchase for any family.
Durham 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 tourists 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 and golf courses all within proximity. Well regarded state and private secondary schools, as well as the nearby sought after Shincliffe Primary and Junior School are all within proximity. The River Wear and the well regarded Seven Stars Public House and restaurant are within walking distance of this property.