The Hermitage, Chester le Street, Co Durham, DH2


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  • Bedrooms: 2
Apartment 13 comprises one of the most spacious and impressive properties within the main mansion house of The Hermitage Estate. The huge Reception rooms with their high vaulted ceilings are particularly noteworthy. Viewing is essential! There are two Entrance Halls, each of which has a staircase to the upper storey Bedrooms. The spacious Lounge/Dining room opens to a recently refitted Kitchen/Breakfast area with a comprehensive range of high gloss units and integral appliances. The adjoining Drawing room/Lounge is equally imposing and features a superb period fireplace. There is a shower room/wc to the lower floor together with two gallery style Bedrooms and an En Suite Bathroom/wc to the upper floor. The apartment has the benefit of a garage within the adjacent grounds. The specification includes gas central heating via radiators, double glazing and integral wiring for sky tv. There is no upper chain.

The Hermitage: Constructed at the turn of the 19th Century this magnificent mansion set in approximately 70 acres of park and woodland typifies the gracious living afforded to the landed gentry of the time. The mansion has been sympathetically converted into 15 apartments whilst retaining the priceless character of an historic building and many original features including Victorian conservatory roof, ornate cornice and door surrounds and magnificent communal entrance hall.

Each apartment is unique and benefits from various features including fitted kitchens with built in appliances, gas central heating, En Suite facilities, automated entrance gates incorporating an audio and video entry system to provide additional security and the shared benefit of the communal areas, indoor heated swimming pool, exercise area, tennis court and lake.

The Hermitage is located at the southern end of Chester le Street on the A167 which leads direct to the A1M interchange with easy access to Durham City, Gateshead, Newcastle upon Tyne and Sunderland and Newcastle airport.

First Floor

Entrance Hall Open to Lounge, wood laminate flooring, access to staircase leading to Bedroom one.

Entrance Hall15'2" x 10'2" (4.62m x 3.1m). The second entrance hall from the main landing has a second staircase leading to bedroom two, glazed doors to the second reception room, access to the shower room/wc, wood laminate flooring, radiator and large walk in cupboard with replacement Baxi gas boiler for central heating and hot water.

Shower Room10'3" x 8'6" (3.12m x 2.6m). Large shower cubicle with mains shower, white suite comprising low level wc, bidet, and pedestal wash basin with tiled surround, ceramic tiled floor, extractor fan, wall mirror with light and shaver point, radiator.

Lounge/Kitchen/Dining Room30'7" x 24'9" (9.32m x 7.54m). Comprising one of the finest rooms within the mansion house and featuring a high (25'10") vaulted ceiling with eight velux windows and chandelier, wall lights, smoke alarm, tv & satellite tv point, telephone point, security video/audio entry system linked to the main gates, four radiators, glazed double doors to second reception room, open to Kitchen area.

Kitchen Refitted with an extensive range of high gloss units and integral appliances. Includes base units, wall units and worktops, concealed lighting, Leisure cooking range including five ring gas hob and hotplate, stainless steel canopy and extractor hood, integral fridge, freezer and dishwasher, sink unit and drainer with mixer tap, part tiled walls, wood laminate flooring.

Drawing Room24'4" x 20'7" (7.42m x 6.27m). Featuring a high (25'10") vaulted ceiling with eight velux windows, superb ornate period fireplace and mirror, living flame coal effect gas fire, wall lights, tv & satellite tv point, telephone point, wood laminate flooring, smoke alarm, three radiators.

Second Floor

Bedroom 118'5" x 10'2" (5.61m x 3.1m). Vaulted ceiling with four velux windows, wood laminate flooring, tv & satellite tv point, telephone point, wall lights, windows with blinds overlooking lounge, radiator.

Bathroom En-Suite10' x 5'9" (3.05m x 1.75m). White suite comprising panelled bath with shower attachment, two wash basins in vanity units with illuminated mirrors and storage under, low level wc, mains shower with screen, part tiled walls, ceramic tiled floor, recessed lighting, extractor fan, heated towel rail.

Bedroom 218'1" x 10'3" (5.51m x 3.12m). Fitted bedroom furniture including wardrobes, cupboards and drawers, folding beds, fitted wardrobes with mirrored doors, vaulted ceiling with four velux windows, telephone point, wood laminate flooring, turned spindles to balcony overlooking second reception room, radiator.

Gardens The Hermitage is set within approximately 70 acres of park and woodland. Footpaths and steps lead down to the attractive river and waterfall.

Garage The good size garage is situated in the grounds adjacent to the mansion house.

Parking space Ample communal visitor parking is available to the front of the main building.

Entrance Hall The impressive communal entrance hall features polished oak floor, fire places and original arches together with a central staircase.

Conservatory A spacious original Victorian conservatory for the benefit of the residents is situated on the southern side of the building.

Swimming Pool The leisure facilities include an indoor heated swimming pool with ample seating area and a Jacuzzi.

Gymnasium Situated adjacent to the pool area, the gymnasium has several items of fitness equipment and a shower room.

Sauna A sauna is situated within the gymnasium area.

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