The Hermitage, Chester Le Street, Co Durham, DH2


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  • Bedrooms: 2
A stunning two double bedroom Duplex apartment situated within the magnificent Hermitage mansion house. The home must be viewed to be fully appreciated. The building is set within 70 acres of park and woodland and superb private facilities include indoor heated swimming pool with spa, gymnasium and sauna, together with an impressive Victorian conservatory and a large elegant entrance hall with sweeping central staircase and fireplaces. The grounds are accessed via remote controlled wrought iron gates and include lake, paddocks and tennis court. The apartment itself has been refurbished and upgraded in recent years to feature a beautiful lounge, refitted contemporary luxury kitchen/dining room, two double bedrooms and attractive refitted bathroom/wc. The property benefits from gas fired central heating via designer chrome radiators, double glazing and integral sound system fitted throughout the apartment. Overall the property has been appointed to an immaculate specification and viewing of the apartment and its hugely impressive setting are highly recommended.

The Hermitage Estate

Constructed at the turn of the 19th Century this magnificent mansion house is set in approximately 70 acres of park and woodland and typifies the gracious living afforded to the landed gentry of the time. The Estate has been sympathetically converted into a limited number of luxury houses and apartments whilst retaining the priceless character of an historic building. Occupants of the estate have the privileged use of the estate facilities which include the splendid communal entrance hall, large Victorian conservatory, indoor heated swimming pool, gymnasium, sauna, tennis court and lake. The extensive grounds provide a beautiful setting with scenic woodland and riverside walks. Access to the estate is provided by remote controlled gates and a video entry system.


The Hermitage is located at the southern fringe of Chester-le-Street. The town is a principal location for those seeking easy access throughout the North East and excellent road links are provided by the A167, A693, A183 and A1M interchange. The town therefore not only offers an excellent range of shops, schools and amenities but also easy access to Durham City, Gateshead, Newcastle upon Tyne, Sunderland and the major airports at Newcastle and Teesside. Chester-le-Street also offers a railway station on the main east coast line.

First Floor

Entrance Hall Ornate wrought iron bannister to staircase, smoke alarm, recessed downlighters, dimmer switches, audio/video intercom entry system linked to the mansion's house doors and main remote control gates.

Study7'2" x 6'1" (2.18m x 1.85m). Built in cupboards, recessed downlighters, television point, telephone point, radiator.

Lounge18'9" x 16'3" (5.72m x 4.95m). Contemporary fireplace with black marble hearth and insets, panelling to walls, corniced ceiling with recessed low voltage spotlights on dimmer switches, television point, telephone point, designer radiator, integral sound system.

Kitchen/Dining Room21' x 12'1" (6.4m x 3.68m).

Dining Section: Open fire in attractive stone fireplace with black cast iron grate and black marble hearth, integral sound system, recessed low voltage spotlights on dimmer switches.

Kitchen Section: Refitted to a high specification including high gloss white base units and wall units, black granite worktops, beech block worktop to central island, black granite backdrops, integral cooking appliances including Smeg induction ceramic hob and Beaumatic stainless steel oven and extractor hood and canopy, recessed downlighters on dimmer switches, beautiful red tiled floor with underfloor heating, integral sound system, designer radiator.

Second Floor

Landing Recessed downlighters, smoke alarm, hatch to loft.

Bedroom 119'6" x 9'11" (5.94m x 3.02m). Mirror fronted wardrobes with lights, brushed steel switches and sockets, recessed downlighters, integral sound system, television point, telephone point, designer radiator.

Bedroom 212'4" x 10'11" (3.76m x 3.33m). Fitted mirror fronted wardrobes with lights, dressing table and drawers, brushed steel switches and sockets, recessed downlighters.

Bathroom9'10" x 5'2" (3m x 1.57m). Refitted with cream coloured suite comprising bath in tiled surround, low level wc, pedestal wash basin, tiling to walls and floor including large walk in shower enclosure with mains shower, mirror with light, recessed downlighters, integral sound system, extractor fan, chrome heated towel rail.

Storage Room Situated on the main landing opposite the apartment there is a large store room which is shared with another apartment. The store room does, however, offer lots of storage space and includes the free standing gas boiler for central heating and hot water.

Parking space There is an allocated block paved parking space situated within the inner courtyard.

Gardens The Hermitage is set within approximately 70 acres of grounds including formal gardens, paddock, tennis court, lake and woodland.

ADDITIONAL NOTE: Service charges apply, further details available upon request.

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 areas 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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