Colepike Hall, Lanchester, Durham, DH7

Guide price

Bedrooms: 5
Rarely does the opportunity arise to purchase such a stunning family home set within approximately an acre of gardens and offering far reaching views across the countryside.

Understood to date back to the early/mid 1800's, Cookson House is the east wing of Colepike Hall, a substantial Grade II Listed building, which has been sympathetically converted into three separate residential properties.

The property itself has been substantially upgraded by our clients and has retained many of the original period features, such as the moulded cornicing and working wooden shutters. The property has a substantial floor plan extending over approximately 3,000 sq ft and briefly comprises: entrance hallway, double aspect living room with bay windows, moulded cornicing and ceiling rose and an impressive feature fireplace with open fire, the inner hallway has high ceilings and an impressive turned staircase and leads through to a double aspect dining room with fireplace and multi fuel stove, study with tower radiator, refitted double aspect kitchen/breakfast room with range of floor and wall units, granite worktops and central island unit, opening through to utility room and laundry. There is a rear lobby with mosaic tiled flooring and external door, as well as a cloakroom. To the first floor there is an open gallery landing measuring approximately 54ft long. The main bedroom has a stunning bay window giving views across the valley, and there are four further bedrooms (two with fitted wardrobes), as well as two bathrooms (both with baths and separate shower cubicles). Externally the garden area approaches approximately an acre comprising a formal lawned area with flowering shrubs and borders, which is contained by the original brick wall running the length of the norther boundary. There is an additional fenced off paddock area and small woodland. Being one of three properties on the site, the eastern driveway access for Cookson House grants access to its neighbouring property. There is a large gravelled area providing ample parking, as well as a detached double garage.

Colepike Hall is situated approximately one and a half miles from the centre of Lanchester where there are a good range of everyday shops, schools etc available, with more comprehensive shopping and recreational facilities and amenities available within Durham City Centre and Consett. It occupies a most pleasant semi-rural setting surrounded by picturesque open countryside.

All in all, a most superior country residence which must be viewed internally to be fully appreciated.

Cookson House has been sympathetically refurbished with energy efficiency and low running costs considered with a recently fitted Biomass boiler (2014) and multi-fuel stove and coal fire.

Services: Mains electricity, septic tank drainage, Biomass heating system.

Marketed by 01913 406158

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