Shotley Bridge, County Durham


Guide price

  • Bedrooms: 4
A fabulous opportunity to purchase an outstanding luxury stone built period home, originally constructed in 1640 and having since been redesigned and remodelled extensively.

Ground Floor

Reception hall

Enjoying period features including solid oak wood flooring, doormat well with rush matting, beamed ceiling and cast iron radiator. Two doors to store cupboard. Attractive original turned oak staircase.

Sitting room

5.54m x 4.79m (into recess) Again with period features including sash windows to two elevations both with window seats, beamed ceiling, oak wood flooring and large stone fireplace with hearth incorporating a multi-fuel stove. Cast iron radiator.

First Floor

First floor landing

Beamed ceiling and stripped wood doors leading into the family bathroom and:

Master bedroom

4.94m min x 4.72m min Another attractive room with windows to two elevations both with window seats, beamed ceiling, oak wood flooring and cast iron radiator. Feature stone fireplace with heavy beam over and terracotta tiled hearth incorporating a coal effect gas stove.


4.1m x 2.13m A spacious room which is well equipped with a Heritage suite comprising a roll top bath with chrome mono bloc tap and hand held shower unit, pedestal wash-hand basin and high level wc. Painted wood panelling to half height, two sash windows both with window seats and pleasant views. Beamed ceiling and strip wood flooring, extractor fan.

Second Floor

Bedroom 2

2.82m x 4.43m plus 2.1m x 1.48m A pretty room with exposed and varnished roof timbers, pitched roof with velux window and side window overlooking the valley. Period fireplace with open grate and slate hearth, stripped wood flooring and hand painted wood cabinets and wardrobe furniture set into the eaves.

Bedroom 3

2.39m x 2.33m Again, set into the eaves with exposed roof timbers and velux window enjoying a superb aspect over the dene and valley. Built-in double wardrobe.

Shower Room

1.87m x 1.67m Comprising a corner shower cubicle, Chatsworth pedestal wash hand basin and close coupled wc. Attractive wall tiling, eaves storage cupboards and stripped wood flooring. Large velux window enjoying far reaching views.

Lower Ground


Built-in shelved pantry, further general store cupboard and door leading to:


4.68m x 4.16m Beautifully fitted, high specification hand made kitchen with an extensive range of wall and floor cupboards, granite work surfaces incorporating a double Belfast sink with chrome mixer tap over, matching central island unit with wood work surface and built-in wine rack. Falcon cooking range incorporating two large ovens and five gas ring hob set into a tiled recess with extractor hood and lighting over. Integrated fridge and dishwasher, cupboard housing a wall mounted Vaillant gas fired boiler providing central heating throughout and also providing the domestic hot water. Travertine floor tiling, beamed ceiling and ceiling spot lighting. Cast iron radiator, window overlooking the adjacent gardens. Open archway and step down to:

Dining/garden room

4.68m x 6.15m max A stunning room, bathed in light with open pitched ceiling and one full height glazed gable wall which has a central pillar of brick incorporating a stone hearth with log burning stove. Stripped and reclaimed oak wood flooring, cast iron radiator, glazed double doors leading onto the upper terrace/garden and seating area. Stairs down to:

Second reception hall

With oak wood flooring, cast iron radiator, velux windows and a low level window overlooking the gardens. Wide oak door out to the rear secure gated courtyard. This lower level could serve as a self-contained annex if required.

Bedroom 4

6.23m x 6.22m An impressive guest bedroom with a pitched roof and exposed beams, velux windows and a glazed door leading out onto the veranda and decking area. Two cast iron radiators.

Shower Room

Suite comprising shower cubicle, wash hand basin and low level wc. Attractive wall and floor tiling. Velux window.


Belfast sink set in a range of handmade painted floor units. Extra storage cupboards. Plumbing for washing machine and space for a dryer. Gas fired boiler which provides the central heating and the domestic hot water to the lower ground floors of the property. Wood panelling on the walls and oak wood flooring.

Stairs lead down to a utility area and access to the integral double garage.

Double garage

6.30m x 5.96m Two electric up and over doors, power and water also connected. Excellent storage area, also suitable as a workshop/hobbies area. Rear door to the lower gardens.



A gated gravel driveway on the northern side of the lower section of the property provides parking for several cars and access to the integral double garage, stone steps adjacent to the side of the property lead up to the large timber front door into the entrance hall on the lower level.

The main gardens to the house lie to the southern and western elevation, adjacent to the garage. There is a gravelled courtyard and terrace with sleeper timbers forming a pathway up to the higher level, where there is a flat lawned garden with brick boundary walls.

The flower gardens are well set out and mature with fruit trees and a path leading to the higher level where there is a timber deck and terrace with wood banisters and railings, enjoying fabulous views to the south and west.

Immediately adjacent to the upper ground floor levels are further lawned gardens and flower borders, providing pleasant sitting areas.

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