A Secret Gem. 16th Century Hunting Lodge once owned by the Bishops of Durham. 5 bedroom, 5 bathrooms, 3 reception rooms, separate office in the garden Belvedere, indoor swimming pool and delightful 2 bedroom cottage with kitchen, dining room, sitting room, 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. Beautiful gardens including walled garden, 8 acres of paddock and woodland. In all around 11 acres.
This charming Grade II Country House was originally built for the Bishops of Durham in the 16th Century. The Main Hall was constructed in the 18th Century with further additions in the mid 19th Century. The house maintains many features from its past, somuch so that it has three mentions in Pevsner's County Durham edition of The Buildings of England.
The present owners purchasedThe Hall in 1997 and have extensively, but sympathetically restored the house and improved the gardens and cottage and added anindoor swimming pool and converted the Belvedere into a charming office.
The results are now a beautiful small country estate with a house decorated to the highest standard and providing perfect accommodation together with a luxurious 2 bed cottage.
The house is approached via a long drive with a large set of stone gate piers with electric gates. The House stands within stunning garden grounds and briefly comprises:
The Main House
Entrance hall, Drawing room, Dining room, Sitting room, Breakfast kitchen, Cloakroom, Laundry room, Butlers pantry, 2nd Cloakroom and Store/Larder. Master bedroom suite comprising of Sitting room, Bedroom, Dressing room and Bathroom, 3 further Bedrooms, Shower room, Family bathroom and further private Sitting room to the Guest Bedroom suite. There is also a Self-contained Bedroom suite with an en-suite Bathroom and Dressing room.