South Street, Durham, DH1 4QP £950,000
Grade II Listed City Centre Residence Heritage Features including period fireplaces, oak First Floor Drawing Room with Cathedral views
Views over Castle and Cathedral Six Bedrooms with period features Private rear garden with terrace

Occupying a prime position in one of the most prestigious streets in the North East, Abbey View is an exceptional property of historic importance with awe-inspiring views.
With an outlook that takes in the World Heritage Site cathedral and castle, the grade II listed residence embodies the charm, character and uniqueness of its location in cobbled South Street.
Abbey View stands out for its Jacobean revival exterior with leaded windows and blackened beams, and many attractive, heritage features continue inside the property including stone flagged floors, period fireplaces and oak beams and panelling. These have all been retained and enhanced in the creation of a comfortable home, yet recent refurbishments have also taken place to ensure the property meets modern needs and expectations.
The kitchen has undergone a sleek makeover with high gloss black units to complement the cream Aga and solid oak flooring, and a contemporary wood-burning stove with log store and black tile backdrop and hearth create a warm and cosy sitting area.
The reception hallway and dining room have been transformed with fresh decor and the addition of painted panelling to give a greater feeling of space and light for welcoming guests.
The first floor drawing room is a stunning space with spectacular views of the cathedral and boasting original oak panelling and an inglenook fireplace, while a second window overlooks the rear garden.
There are six bedrooms, the master with en suite facilities, and a luxury family bathroom and shower room. The bedrooms have period features including fireplaces, panelling and beams, each one unique and full of character.
Bordered by established trees, the sun trap garden is private outdoor space for enjoying drinks on the terrace with low maintenance borders for gardeners.
Abbey View now offers a rare opportunity to call a fascinating property in South Street home where a new family to create its own history.

There are an estimated 500 listed buildings in Durham City, an indication of its historical value. The city offers many cultural sites of interest in additional to the castle, cathedral and colleges, including the Durham Light Infantry Museum, Oriental Museum and Palace Green Library, which house collections of national and international importance.The biggest commercial centre in the county, Durham has an indoor market, a fine array of independent shops and national chains, pubs and restaurants centred around a cobbled market square or on the riverside. Its 40,000-strong population enjoys excellent leisure facilities including the Gala Theatre, new public swimming baths and a thriving festival scene. The city is well served with private golf clubs and the home of Durham County Cricket Club at nearby Chester-le-Street hosts international matches including an Ashes test in 2013. Durham City is a gateway to the Durham Dales and North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty with its moorland and forests providing endless footpaths, bird watching and other opportunities to enjoy the great outdoors. Durham benefits from excellent transport links and is just minutes from the main A1(M), A690 and A19 road routes. It is served by the East Coast mainline with regular rail services to London and Scotland and Newcastle International Airport is approximately 30 minutes away.
Gas fired central heating via radiators All main services Grade ll listed Council tax band H
Via Fine and Country, Durham. 01913842277

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Property Type:
House - townhouse

Property Status:
For Sale

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