The Mansion House, High Row, Gainford, Darlington

Guide price

Bedrooms: 9

The current owners have sympathetically upgraded and restored this exceptional family home which retains a number of original features and sits on a generous elevated plot.

To the main house there are three reception rooms and a large kitchen breakfast room with fitted units and quality integrated appliances including an Aga. Full height windows allow natural light and views over the walled gardens. From the kitchen is access to the utility room, cloakroom and WC. The drawing room and dining room both have striking fireplaces, high ceilings and Georgian windows, the more informal snug benefits from a log burner and gives access to the attached annexe.

To the first floor there are three double bedrooms, one with access to a large store room and could convert into a walk-in wardrobe and en-suite. The bathroom comprises a stunning over bath Calacatta marble tiled shower with brass curtain rail, a cast iron bath, heated towel holder and built in cupboard original to the house. There is a rare Victorian antique blue and white Doulton & Co. Simplicitas lavatory bowl, which is original and reputed to be the first installed in the village. The second floor gives access to three further double bedrooms, dressing room and a Jack and Jill bathroom joining bedroom four. Bedrooms four and five offer far reaching views across the surrounding countryside.

The self-contained annexe offers two reception rooms, both with wood burning stoves and terracotta flooring, two double and one single bedrooms, wet room with shower and a laundry room (works have started to create a kitchen).

Externally the large lawned garden to the rear is surrounding by a high wall and is most private, to the front is a more formal garden. There are a number of out buildings and garage as well as private gated access to the drive at the rear.

An exquisite Grade II listed townhouse, it is believed that the Mansion House was built in the mid 18th century and has been previously owned by notable families the Milbankes and Byrons.


Gainford is a picturesque village standing on the banks of the River Tees, benefitting from local shops, tea rooms, butchers, hairdresser, public house, theatre, a 12th century church, doctor s surgery and a village hall. Gainford C of E Primary School and Preschool has an Ofsted Rating Good (2015).

The village is serviced by a regular bus service to Darlington (8 miles) and Barnard Castle (8 miles). An established tennis club is based at High Coniscliffe, 4 miles from Gainford. The two Michelin star restaurant The Raby Hunt is located about five miles from the village. There are three golf clubs within about 11 miles of the village, located at Darlington, Barnard Castle and the Blackwell Grange Golf Club.

The market town of Barnard Castle has a range of amenities, supermarkets, sports clubs and leisure facilities along with schools, including; Cotherstone Primary School (Ofsted Outstanding 2013) and Teesdale School & Sixth Form (Ofsted Outstanding 2019) as well as an independent school. Darlington also offers a variety of facilities, clubs and a leisure centre.

The market towns of Richmond (about 14 miles) and West Auckland (about seven miles) are nearby offering further amenities, whilst the cities of Durham (about 22.5 miles), Newcastle (about 43 miles), York (about 55.5 miles) and Leeds (about 62.5 miles) are all within reach either by road or train.

Please note all distances are approximate.

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