Savills | Over Dinsdale, Darlington, County Durham, DL2 1PW | Property for sale
1,238.03 sq m(13,326 sq ft)
Price on application

Over DinsdaleDarlington, County Durham, DL2 1PW

  • Recently sold

Key features

  • Sold in June 2021
  • Occupies a rural and yet very convenient location
  • Set in circa 5.26 acres including woodland and riverbank
  • Exquisite design and craftsmanship
  • Retains many of the outstanding original features
  • Rare, traditional and imported horticultural specimen
  • Fishing and shooting rights

Over Dinsdale Hall is an imposing property set in circa 5.26 acres including woodland and riverbank.

About this property

  • The property is surrounded by stunning formal gardens with wonderful views overlooking the River Tees and was built for the formidable ship builder of the time, Robert Thompson, in 1892 by renowned local architect Hugh Hedley. The design of Over Dinsdale Hall was clearly inspired by the client's naval roots with the spectacular craftsmanship and substantial design built to shipyard standards. Over Dinsdale Hall was built as a Tudor style mansion with circular drive, this was to be used as the summer residence of the family, which at the time owned nearby Sockburn Hall.

    The exquisite design and craftsmanship of Over Dinsdale Hall is still clearly visible in the property today which retains many of the outstanding original features, with the main hall, staircase and galleried landing being excellent examples.

    The reception hall leads into the stunning central hall. The central hall has the original decorative parquet floor and stunning stained glass windows, the focal point of the room is the beautifully crafted feature fireplace with wood panelled surround and dressed stone inner. The carved wood panelling is then replicated in the solid oak doors and the arched pillars at the foot of the staircase. The solid oak carved staircase, with decorative spindles and newel posts, has a half landing with a split return to the first floor.

    The living room has a striking south-facing bay window with original mullioned windows overlooking the main lawn and a delightful feature fireplace with decorative carved surround. The drawing room has solid wooden flooring and a decorative fireplace and surround. The original large mullioned bay window overlooks the stunning gardens and is a bright and inviting room.

    The study and library are both charming rooms that have period fireplaces and pleasant views out over the front gardens.

    The dining room is again a spacious and bright room with an ornate fireplace that has a tiled inset and detailed carved wood surround. The dining room has a connecting door leading through to the seating area of the kitchen.

    The kitchen/breakfast room has a traditional, farmhouse-style fitted wooden kitchen with wall, base and central island units with granite work surfaces. The kitchen has integrated appliances including dishwasher, stainless steel sink and drainer, LPG gas-fired Aga and electric ovens.

    The utility room is a generously proportioned room which has fitted base units, plumbing for appliances, fitted below the work surfaces, and storage cupboards. This connects through to the rear entrance hall that has the back staircases to the basement and eastern wing of the property. The basement has several large storage rooms that span under the east wing of the property.

    The first floor has six bedrooms and two bathrooms to the main house accommodation. The bedrooms in the main house are all spacious double rooms each enjoying lovely views of the garden. The principal bedroom has a Jack and Jill en-suite to the main bathroom and a striking bay window and feature fireplace.

    East wing.
    The east wing of the property which had been formerly adapted into four apartments and can easily be converted back. The ground floor studio apartment has a living/bedroom, kitchen and bathroom. The first floor apartment has 2 generous bedrooms, bathroom and a pleasant sitting room with period fireplace and garden views. The second floor has a double bedroom, a sitting room and a kitchen and could be adapted as one very large two bedroom apartment or two large self-contained studios.

    The property is approached along a private driveway with electric gates. The driveway divides, enclosing the front garden area and then leading into the gravelled area to the front of the property below the steps to the front door. The grounds of Over Dinsdale Hall, which can be enjoyed from every room in the house, surround the property creating a vast degree of privacy with mature bedded borders that include rare, traditional and imported horticultural specimen. Over Dinsdale Hall has both fishing and shooting rights.

    General Information

    Mains electricity, LPG gas, mains water with septic tank drainage.

A magnificent Tudor style mansion set in stunning mature grounds that enjoys river frontage and fishing rights.

Ben PriddenProperty agent

Local information

  • Situated in the quaint hamlet of Over Dinsdale, the property occupies a rural and yet very convenient location with easy access to Darlington and Yarm centres where local amenities, senior schools, supermarkets and professional services can all be found.
  • For the commuter the A19, A1 and A66 provide access to the major commercial centres of the region with Darlington train station providing excellent links to London and Edinburgh along the East Coast mainline railway. This is complemented by International Airports at Newcastle, Durham Tees Valley and Leeds Bradford offering further communications with the rest of the country and overseas.

Additional information

  • Directions: From Darlington head south on the A167 until you reach the A66 roundabout, take the first exit onto the A66 and continue until the next roundabout. Take the third exit onto the Neasham Road, follow Neasham road until the T Junction with Hurworth Road and turn left. Travel through Low Dinsdale and then cross the River Tees and the gated driveway is located on the right.
  • EPC Rating = G