For those familiar with South Street in Durham it s an address that needs little description except to say it is perhaps the most highly sought-after location of all in this historic city.To go on postcode alone, however, would fail to recognise the particular and unique character of Sangreal House, which lives up to its name as the holy grail of properties as a beautiful city home with a private garden.With a direct eyeline to the World Heritage Site Cathedral, city views do not come much better than this and here they are provided on all three floors of this charming townhouse.Grade II listed and dating back to 18th century , its history includes a spell as a school in the 1940s-50s and its stunning, sinuous staircase was featured by Sir Nikolaus Pevsner in his famous architectural guides to Britain. With a classically Georgian exterior, the property extends inside to more than 3,500sq ft with a series of generous rooms and versatile, light spaces that offer opportunities to meet a variety of needs.The principal reception rooms make the most of the Cathedral and river views through bay windows at the front, one on the ground floor, the other directly above on the first floor. Widening to the middle of the house, the ground floor continues to a further reception room with an original range, a utility room and shower room/wc. With rear access to the garden, this area could be refigured to create an additional bedroom, a gym or a self-contained annex for a dependent relative.The first floor is truly the heart of the home and an ideal entertaining space with a 25ft-long dining kitchen at the back opening through French doors to the garden. The kitchen boasts bespoke oak units, an Aga, Belfast sink and terracotta tile and oak flooring. Internally, it leads through a delightful sitting area and on through an archway to the exceptional dining room which has an oak parquet floor, period larder and original fireplace.
Property Type:House - townhouse
Property Status:For Sale