Lanchester Road, Maiden Law, Lanchester, DH7


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  • Bedrooms: 4
An extremely rare opportunity to purchase a unique property with an interesting history and unusual design, situated within an attractive plot of just over two thirds of an acre in the popular area of Maiden Law on the outskirts of Lanchester village.

Built in the mid-1930s, on a concrete raft foundation, this spacious brick-built, steel-framed dormer-bungalow has many period features and was designed by mining businessman R.T.Cooke as his local manager's home and offices. After Mr Cooke's retirement it became a private residence. It is an impressive family home, now requiring modernisation and improvement. Its generous gardens surround the house and, with the necessary permissions and consents, the large site could be further developed. The accommodation comprises: entrance into a spacious reception hall with parquet flooring, which extends throughout most of the ground floor, a large lounge with French door to garden, a sitting room and a study/bedroom - both with large, south-facing bay windows overlooking the garden - a dining room with access through to the spacious dining kitchen with pantry and lobby.

The impressive period staircase with half landing leads up to the first-floor landing and to four double bedrooms and a spacious bathroom, in addition to an interesting connected 'cubby hole' area in the eaves that provides extensive storage space. There is a separate double garage to the side of the house, at the end of the large driveway and adjacent to the front lawned garden, while to the rear there is a large and well-established lawned garden that is screened by an array of mature trees around the boundary. The property has single glazed windows and

gas central heating (except in the smallest bedroom).

Maiden Law is a small hamlet situated either side of Howden Bank and Lanchester Road, on the outskirts of Lanchester village, with a popular gastro-pub (The Three Horse Shoes) and a craft spirit, beer and wine shop (The Pip Stop) within walking distance. Nearby Lanchester village provides further facilities including cafes, restaurants and shops, as well as community activities and groups. Stanley (3 miles) and Consett (5.5 miles) offer further amenities, while the regional centres of Durham (8.5 miles) and Newcastle (12 miles) are both within reach for commuters. There are also popular countryside walks and cycle routes in the area.

Reception Hall14'4" (4.37m) plus recess x 17'6" (5.33m). Parquet flooring, radiator. door to small cellar.

Living Room13'9" x 21'4" (4.2m x 6.5m). Parquet flooring, Rayburn stone fireplace, two radiators.

Sitting Room13'11" (4.24m) x 16'2" (4.93m) into bay. Bay window, radiator, tiled fireplace with gas fire and wooden surround.

Study13'8" (4.17m) x 15'9" (4.8m) into bay. Parquet flooring, bay window, radiator.

Dining Room10'2" x 14'11" (3.1m x 4.55m). Parquet flooring, gas fire with tiled and wooden surround, radiator.

Kitchen15' x 14'3" (4.57m x 4.34m). Stainless steel sink, radiator, gas central heating boiler, fitted cupboards, radiator. Pantry.

Rear Lobby

Cloakroom6' x 5'6" (1.83m x 1.68m). Parquet flooring, radiator.

W.C.6' x 7'10" (1.83m x 2.39m). W.C., pedestal wash basin, radiator.

First Floor


Bedroom One15'5" x 12'9" (4.7m x 3.89m). Radiator.

Bedroom Two13'9" x 12'6" (4.2m x 3.8m). Radiator.

Bedroom Three15'5" x 10'5" (4.7m x 3.18m). Radiator.

Bedroom Four11' x 9' (3.35m x 2.74m). Built-in cupboard. (No heating.)

Bathroom10'2" x 12'4" (3.1m x 3.76m). Bath, wash basin, W.C., fireplace, radiator.

Gardens & Driveway There are large lawned gardens to the front, side and rear of the house, with a sweeping driveway from the roadside entrance. The well-established lawned garden to the rear is well-screened by the array of different mature trees along the boundary, and there is also a wooden shed that is well covered by the tree canopy.

Garage17'2" x 19'7" (5.23m x 5.97m). Double wooden doors, light, cold water tap Further storage area to rear.

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J W Wood - Consett

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