Woodside House, Durham

Five Bedroom Detached Home

5 5 4

Key Features

Situated in a small hamlet on the outskirts of Shincliffe Village
On the doorstep of the historic city of Durham
Four bedrooms with en-suite facilities
Situated on approx. 2.5 acres
Triple detached garage

Property Description

Seldom does the opportunity arise to acquire what is arguably one of the best and perhaps most undiscovered residential properties situated in a small hamlet on the outskirts of Shincliffe Village. Woodside House is truly a 'one-off' and a home that is going to generate substantial interest due to its unique, truly country location while literally being on the doorstep of the historic city of Durham.

With considerable charm and character, this detached modern mansion has been extended and refurbished by the current owners to offer a contemporary feel both externally and internally. The driveway dissects the woodland entrance and leads to a large parking area as well as to the large, detached triple garage, which provides an abundance of uses combined with its first-floor room. The main dwelling has a lobby entrance with a WC and cloakroom leading into a large reception hallway with access to the laundry room and first- floor stairs. The large breakfasting kitchen has twin French doors that enjoy the rear garden and sun terrace, as well as a utility room. The ground floor is completed by a drawing room, study, and dining room.

On the first floor, there are 5 bedrooms accessed from the galleried landing, four of which have en-suite facilities, and a luxury family bathroom.

Externally, this magnificent opportunity comes into its own, being situated in around 2.5 acres of grounds, including formal gardens, a sun terrace, and an orchard. As the formal gardens to the rear fall away, the countryside begins and offers a superb view south over this truly spectacular Durham city green belt. Whilst to the north lies an amphitheatre of Houghall Woods in the distance.

This is a truly country location situated in this tranquil village, and it's hard to believe the house is less than 2 miles from the historic city centre, with easy and convenient access routes either by road or the pretty riverside footpaths.

The village of Shincliffe is adjacent and is seen as one of the most desirable areas to live away from the hustle and bustle of city life, offering a quiet retreat while still providing great communication links via the A177, which in turn provides access north to J61 of the A1(M) (2.5 miles) for locations to Newcastle (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, makes this 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 tourism from around the world. The Gala Theatre offers another dimension to the city, which provides meandering river and city walks, as well as hotels, swimming pools, and a golf course, all within proximity. Well-regarded state and private secondary schools, as well as the nearby Shincliffe Primary and Junior School, are all close by. The River Wear and its fantastic array of surrounding flora and fauna flow close by and give this property the best of all worlds, not to mention having a great restaurant, The Rose Tree Pub, and the Seven Stars, all within walking distance.

Seeing is believing!


The property is on mains electricity and water. The property is heated by oil.

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