5,279 sq ft(490.43 sq m)
Guide price £1,700,000

Windlestone ParkWindlestone, County Durham, DL17 0NF

    Key features

    • A Georgian house offering outstanding family accommodation
    • Secondary three bedrooms accommodation with Park House Cottage
    • Fitted and presented to exacting standards
    • Enjoys a delightful private setting in Windlestone Park
    • Set in about 28 acres
    • Outbuildings which could be converted (subject to the necessary consents)

    Park House is a beautiful four bedroom Georgian property with the addition of Park House Cottage, outbuildings and about 28 acres of land in a semi rural location.

    About this property

    • Park House formed part of Windlestone Hall, the former family seat of Prime Minister Sir Anthony Eden and his mother, Lady Eden, lived at Park House.

      This Georgian house offers outstanding family accommodation fitted and presented to exacting standards, with the use of high quality fittings throughout whilst retaining a very relaxed atmosphere.

      The accommodation is arranged over two floors with a fabulous contemporary living area to the south elevation being one of the stand out features of the house. An entrance portico leads to a fine reception hall and through to a staircase hall with an adjoining cloakroom with WC. A spacious study and a fine drawing room form the north wing of the house and both enjoy outlooks to the grounds and a landscaped inner courtyard. A cosy snug area leads through to a double height sitting room with a mezzanine office above and a raised dining area and access to patio areas. The dining room links through to a beautifully refurbished kitchen/breakfast room with an excellent range of wall and floor units with granite work surfaces, a central island has a relaxed informal breakfasting area, wine cooler and a range or drawers units and cupboards, twin Belfast sink with mixer tap, an oil fired Aga, walk in larder with a range of co-ordinated units, Belfast sink, and integrated dishwasher ideal for kitchen preparation with very pleasant views over the gardens and courtyard. A utility room gives access into the courtyard.

      To the first floor there are four bedrooms. The master bedroom is fitted with a high quality range of solid oak fitted wardrobes and drawer units, a period fireplace with cast iron horseshoe insert, a luxurious en suite bathroom leads off. There are three further double bedrooms, two with en suite bathrooms and a family bathroom.

      The Cottage adjoins the main house but is entirely independent and offers charming accommodation over two floors including an entrance hall, kitchen/breakfast room, sitting room and ground floor bedroom and a bathroom. On the first floor is a spacious bedroom with wardrobes and a further double room.

      Park House is approached by means of a private driveway shared with other houses in the Park and leading to a spacious gravelled driveway and hard standing to the front and eastern elevation of the house. A further drive leads around to the South of the house, to a pair of double garages, a triple garage and a garden store. There is a very useful and extensive, two storey range of buildings on the west side of the courtyard available for a broad range of uses including stabling, workshops, playrooms or offices. There are a good range of outbuildings which could be converted for a variety of uses (subject to the necessary consents).

      A feature of the property is the lovely central courtyard with access from the house and cottage and from the garaging forecourt and with its mixed paving interspersed with box hedging and topiary. A number of patio and seating areas surround the house together with adjoining, manageable, formal gardens and with outlooks to more wild and natural gardens beyond including a pond and greenhouse.

      The meadow land lies to the east of the house and the whole is surrounded by mature woods forming part of the property. The whole site extends to about 28 acres.

      Mains electricity, water are connected. There is a private drainage system and oil fired central heating.

      Cottage - EPC rating F.

      Rights Of Way
      Park House is sold subject to and with benefit of all existing rights of way.

      View payable Stamp Duty for this property

    I absolutely love the interior styling in this superb property, the kitchen would be a dream to cook in.

    Melissa LinesProperty agent

    Local information

    • Newton Aycliffe 2 miles, A1(M) 4 miles, Darlington 11 miles, Bishop Auckland 5 miles, Teesside 18 miles, Durham City 15 miles, Newcastle 31 miles
    • Park House is surrounded by its own meadow and woodland and very conveniently positioned for easy access to the regional and national road network and within daily travelling distance of the business and commercial centres of Tyneside, Teesside, County Durham and North Yorkshire.
    • For the commuter the A1, A19 and A66 provide links with the major commercial centres of the region. Darlington train station provides excellent links to London and Edinburgh along the East Coast mainline. This is complemented by Durham Tees Valley, Newcastle and Leeds/Bradford International airports offering further communications with the rest of the country and overseas.
    • The house lies within easy reach of the Durham and Yorkshire Dales and the North York Moors National Park and a wealth of recreational opportunities.

    Additional information

    • EPC Rating = E