For Sale

The Octagon, Dinsdale Spa House
middleton st. george darlington

Property marketed by Ann Cordey Estate Agents

13 Duke Street, Darlington, County Durham, DL3 7RX

Guide Price£395,000
Reception Rooms 1
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms 2

Key Features


About this property

A true hidden gem, in every sense of the word. The Octagon is the most unique THREE BEDROOMED character residence, situated in a beautiful and secluded of setting. Positioned along the banks of the River Tees, and what was formally a Victorian Spa (dating back to 1825), enjoying tranquil views, and approximately four and half acres of communal gardens and fishing rights. There is a shared paddock, with stable and cold running water, in which the current vendor enjoys home livery.The property is one of five dwellings, configured from the original Dinsdale Spa House. Approached via a winding, private driveway, the first impression of the property will not fail to captivate. And upon internal inspection, the home will capture your heart.

Warmed by oil fired central heating and being double glazed, the accommodation has been well maintained and lovingly upgraded and is in keeping with the character of the property whilst offering the modern open plan kitchen, diner and living space, and benefiting from two bathrooms, and three double bedrooms, in addition there is a cosy lounge. Presented to a high standard with quality finishes to include solid oak internal doors and craftsman built oak staircase. The kitchen offers an ample range of cabinets, with complimenting granite/slate worksurfaces and a host of integrated appliances with a freestanding electric Rangemaster Stove.

Externally the extensive grounds are to be enjoyed by each resident, and are a delight. Having lawned frontage down to the river and well established borders to add colour and interest. The weeping willow, sitting to the front of The Octagon adds to the peaceful feeling, and our vendors have recently erected a decked patio that overlooks the river, and is the most inviting space to sit and relax.

The whole feeling of the property is one of peace and tranquillity, and viewing is highly encouraged to fully appreciate and understand the opportunity that is on offer.
The location, whilst being secluded within the home, is quite convenient for walks into the village at Middleton One Row, and further along to Middleton St George. You will find local shops, cafes and restaurants, a dentist and pharmacy on hand along with well regarded local schools. There are regular bus services, a sub train station at Dinsdale and Durham Tees Valley airport is close by. The well regarded pub/restaurant 'The Devonport' will become a firm favourite, and again within walking distance. The area is quite beautiful with lots of country and river walks. Also having excellent transport links to Yarm, Darlington and towards the A1M and A66.


The entrance porch is a practical area for coats and muddy boots, being of solid oak structure with glazed windows, an internal door opens into the reception hallway.

An elegant area with fine Craftsman built oak staircase leading to the first floor, oak flooring and understairs cupboard.

SITTING ROOM 4.45 x 2.97 (14'7" x 9'8")
The formal lounge is a cosy room in which to retire, having a window to the side aspect, being tastefully decorated and finished with an attractive oak floor. There is a door opening into a utility cupboard.

Housing the central heating boiler, having plumbing for an automatic washing machine , a window to the front aspect and slate floor.

KITCHEN 6.74 x 6.52 (22'1" x 21'4")
The kitchen, Dining and Living space is truly at the heart of this home, having an attractive fireplace with log burning stove to cast a cosy glow when needed. The impressive space, easily allows for a family dining table and soft seating. Light and bright, having two windows and a single UPVC door to the side.

The room is open plan onto the kitchen, which has been fitted with a quality range of curved, wall, floor and drawer cabinets with stunning slate/granite work surfaces with undermount sink. An electric rangemaster stove is included in the sale, and a host of integrated appliances include fridge, freezer, and dishwasher and in addition there is a wine fridge. There is a further window at the sink unit, which enjoys views of the decked patio, river and countryside beyond.

The room has been tastefully decorated and has a wooden floor.


Spacious area with Georgian style double glazed window to the rear aspect, oak flooring and access to the attic. There is a built in illuminated shelved display recess making a nice feature.

BEDROOM ONE 4.84 x 5.24 (15'10" x 17'2")
The principal bedroom of the home is a generous double room,light and airy room with double glazed window to the front aspect, further double glazed window to the side aspect, and laminate flooring.

BEDROOM TWO 3.24 x 3.34 (10'7" x 10'11")
Know affectionally as the River View room, the room is light and bright with Georgian style double glazed windows to the side and rear aspect, the rear enjoying views of the river and the weeping willow branches dancing in the breeze.

BEDROOM THREE 3.12 x 3.09 (10'2" x 10'1")
used by the current owner for home working, the room is a double room, having a walk in storage cupboard and enjoying ensuite faciltiies.

Double tiled shower cubicle and fitted with a white suite, comprising Saniflow w/c, handbasin, electric blow heater, extractor fan and down lighting to the ceiling.

Fitted with a white 'Slipper' bath with claw feet and chrome Rain shower, glass shower screen, Heritage suite comprising white w/c and handbasin, chrome heated towel rail, extractor fan, laminate flooring and georgian style double glazed window to the rear aspect. Finished with period style ceramics and attractive vinyl floor.

The private access lane leads to four and a half acres of secluded communal grounds, enjoyed by each residence. An expanse of manicured lawns and established borders, kitchen garden allotment area and grazing paddock, with stable and water supply, and in which the current vendor enjoys home livery of her own pony.

In addition there is ample parking and the property also has the benefit of a DOUBLE GARAGE.

The new purchaser will own a share of the freehold, as one of the five shareholders you will become a director of the management company and are involved in the decisions and upkeep of the grounds. Further information regarding the length of lease and associated costs are available for your perusal and can be requested from our office.

Property added 17/05/2023