Hurworth Burn Reservoir, Durham


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  • Bedrooms: 3
Spectacularly transformed, Reservoir Cottage, has emerged from a highly successful refurbishment and extension to stand now as a stunning individual home.

Immaculate is often over-used as a description of properties, but in this case no other word better sums up the presentation, attention to detail and sheer love and care that has been poured into the redevelopment of the property.

An aerial view shows not only the impeccable outdoor layout of house, landscaped gardens, land, driveway and ancillary buildings but also its beautiful setting on the edge of the reservoir, to the west of the A19 near Sedgefield. Set in approximately 2 acres.

The package includes a one-acre paddock and stabling making Reservoir Cottage the ready-made property for an equestrian family.

Indeed, it is a home a fit for a princess, if the children s bedroom with its superb country cottage-style bed hideaway is a measure, while grown-ups get to dine and live like kings and queens in luxurious bedroom suites and exceptional reception spaces.

Now extending to nearly 2,800sq ft, the principal new development has been an extension to the ground floor to incorporate a superb open plan dining kitchen, orangery and lounge. Perfect for practical modern living and aesthetically impressive, it is a spacious centre of the home for day-to-day family life and also an impressive space for entertaining.

After entering via the oak front door, the kitchen continues to reflect the choice of high quality fittings throughout the home with a Mark Wilkinson kitchen of Milan units and a curved island with Indian green granite work surfaces. The fossil limestone floor has underfloor heating and there is a complete range of AEG cooking appliances as well as a preparation sink and twin Belfast sinks, making it a cook s dream kitchen.

It is complemented by a back kitchen, laundry room and utility space whose bespoke fitted storage and additional cooking facilities ensure it matches any main kitchen in many homes.


The addition of two lantern roofs and two sets of French doors in the extension draw generous amounts of light into the orangery. Although open plan, the kitchen, dining and sitting areas and lounge are clearly defined spaces with their own character. The lounge is large yet cosy with a log-burning stove for added comfort.

The property also benefits from a quiet snug at the back, which also has a wood burning stove, side windows taking advantage of views over the reservoir and door opening outside to the rear oak porch.

There are three bedrooms upstairs, two of which share a stunning fully tiled bathroom with a contemporary white suite and separate shower facilities.

The master suite is exceptionally elegant with oak parquet flooring and bespoke fitted wardrobes and a drawer and dressing unit with TV fittings, to replica the prestigious maker Clive Christian. the suite was created by altering the former fourth bedroom and could easily be reinstated. The fitted furniture continues into the en suite bathroom, which has a large vanity unit with twin basins, a Catchpole & Rye copper cistern and luxury freestanding copper bath.

Reservoir Cottage is an idyllic home, private and with unspoilt views. Perfection is everywhere from the enclosed vegetable plot with raised beds and greenhouse to the pristine gravel driveway and parking area. However, options still remain, particularly with the large barn that could be converted into a variety of uses or kept as stables and workshop.


Located in splendid isolation with uninterrupted views and complete with its own paddock and gardens, Hurworth Burn Reservoir Cottage is a unique and rare property opportunity. It lies close to Elwick, Wingate and the Trimdons putting village amenities within easy reach yet offers privacy and direct access to the surrounding countryside, cycle ways and footpaths.

The villages of Trimdon and Wingate supply all daily needs and primary schools are also to be found here. To the east, Elwick is a charming village renowned for its two excellent pubs and primary school, and beyond is Hartlepool. The property lies in countryside to the west of the A19, putting it within easy reach of the main urban centres around Teesside and Sunderland and wider transport links.


* Coloured UPVC Windows by BMW Windows

* Oil Fired Central heating via radiators

* Under floor heating to ground floor

* Sewerage soak-away drainage.

* Bespoke soild Oak front door and Porch to rear

* External Sockets and Lighting to garden and vegetable plot

* CCTV system

* Freehold


* Council Tax Band: G


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