Darlington Road, County Durham, DH1 3SS £1,850,000
0-26852008-1338613018.jpg
SUBSTANTIAL FAMILY HOME TRIPLE ASPECT RECEPTION ROOM STONE PAVED SUN TERRACE
5 BEDROOMS PRIVATE GATED ENTRANCE FIVE ACRES

To describe Oakmead simply as a home seems woefully inadequate - self-contained, self-sufficient stylish oasis and party paradise are perhaps more appropriate
From gardening to wildlife watching, Oakmead's location and features will provide interest to occupy the whole family and guests alike.
The house is hidden away behind a private gated entrance and stands in its own grounds next to a Woodland Trust nature reserve surrounded by countryside. With a laurel hedge perimeter children can climb trees and roam freely in safety.
There are outbuildings, a stable block and dog kennels to extend the family with a range of animals, and a double garage and plentiful parking.
A triple aspect reception room with bay window to the right is currently used as a study; to the left is the elegant lounge with similar bay window and a handcrafted stone fire surround.
Beyond is the fabulous open plan dining kitchen and family room.


Lying on the edge of Durham with its shops and restaurants, there s hardly a need to venture into the city - all life is here, whether seeking entertainment, exercise, escape or culinary experience. Five acres provide all the growing potential to feed a family and accommodation for animals, while guests are well catered for in a property designed for entertaining.Ultimately, it is a superb and substantial family home with the space and facilities to allow several generations to live together in comfort.
THE GROUNDS
From gardening to wildlife watching, Oakmead s location and features will provide interest to occupy the whole family and guests alike. The house is hidden away behind a private gated entrance and stands in its own grounds next to a Woodland Trust nature reserve surrounded by countryside. With a laurel hedge perimeter children can climb trees and roam freely in safety. There are outbuildings, a stable block and dog kennels to extend the family with a range of animals, and a double garage and plentiful parking. The outdoor area immediately surrounding the house is perfectly designed for entertaining with a dedicated party or games room opening into a stone paved sun terrace with a spa, pizza oven and barbecue area, leading down steps to the rolling lawns. An extensively cultivated garden and 45ft polytunnel and two greenhouses demand passionate growers. The expertly maintained vegetable garden produces asparagus and artichokes, while fruit production includes plums, peaches, figs and apricots. The polytunnel is for growing a host of salad crops, while the borders are abundant with flowers and shrubs.
THE HOUSE
Reminiscent of the arts and crafts style, multiple gable ends and rooflines provide plenty of architectural interest. The main entrance leads into a lovely dining hallway, with a fireplace providing a warm welcome in winter and French doors allowing light to flood in and a glimpse of the garden in summer. A triple aspect reception room with bay window to the right is currently used as a study; to the left is the elegant lounge with similar bay window and a handcrafted stone fire surround. Beyond is the fabulous open plan dining kitchen and family room, an extensive space that benefits still further from French doors opening out to the party area and into the substantial conservatory. The beautiful kitchen has a generous range of cream timber units topped with black granite, a centre island and a range cooker set in an inglenook. Two staircases rise to the first floor, the smaller of which leads directly to a second, possible guest bedroom, and family shower room. There are three further double bedrooms, all enjoying garden and countryside views, and a stylish, contemporary wet room. The master suite occupies generous space incorporating a glamorous, full size en suite bathroom with free-standing claw foot bath, a walk-in dressing room and French doors opening onto an east-facing balcony for morning sunshine.
VIEWINGS
Via Fine and Country, Durham Tel: 0191 384 2277

Further Details

Bedrooms:
5

Receptions:
3

Property Type:
House - detached

Property Status:
For Sale

Interested in this property?

Call us

01740 645444