Property marketed by Ann Cordey Estate Agents
13 Duke Street, Darlington, County Durham, DL3 7RX
- FOUR BEDROOMED PERIOD PROPERTY
- IMMACULATELY PRESENTED
- WEST FACING GARDEN
- SOUTH AFTER WEST END LOCATION
- 2ND FLOOR BEDROOM BOASTING ENSUITE
- WALKING DISTANCE TO TOWN
- QUALITY FIXTURES AND FINISHES
- PERIOD FEATURES & UPGRADES IN-KEEPING WITH CHARACTER
About this property
Having been lovingly upgraded and well maintained by the current vendors, we have great pleasure in offering for sale a substantial FOUR bedroomed, period residence full of undeniable style, character and charm.The accommodation is immaculately presented and situated in the most sought-after West End location of Darlington and boasts generous and versatile accommodation across three floors. Having immediate kerb appeal, internal inspection will not disappoint. The property offers high ceilings, quality fixtures and fittings, the sympathetic styling includes sash style double glazed UPVC windows in keeping with the period of the home and complimenting tasteful decor.
From entering the welcoming reception hallway, the feeling of space is evident, the ground floor accommodation flows seamlessly into the open plan lounge and dining room which are both light and bright. Benefitting from being dual aspect with a large bay window to the front aspect and a glass door opening on to steps and a path to the garden.
The kitchen has been fitted with an ample range of quality, solid oak, wall, floor and drawer cabinets which are complimented by stunning granite worksurfaces and a host of integrated appliances. The kitchen leads through to the conservatory, which is a superb addition to the home and a pleasant space in which to enjoy the garden whatever the weather. Finally, a handy cloakroom/WC completes the accommodation on the ground floor.
The original balustrade staircase leads to the first floor which has three of the four bedrooms and the family bathroom/WC. The principal bedroom is a sizable room having the advantage of a walk-in bay window to the front aspect and a further window allowing for lots of natural light. Bedroom two is also a double bedroom and is currently being used as a double office; it has been fitted with bespoke bookcases, shelving, desks, and drawers. Bedroom three is a single bedroom with a window to the rear and boasting floor to ceiling fitted wardrobes. These bedrooms are serviced by the house bathroom to this floor which has been upgraded with a P shaped shower bath with mains fed Victorian style shower. A further staircase leads up to the second floor and fourth bedroom. The bedroom on this floor is very well-proportioned and boasts bathroom ensuite facilities, with an electric over the bath shower.
Externally, the forecourt is enclosed by a brick-built wall and has been paved for ease of maintenance. The rear garden is West facing and attracts a great deal of the summer sunshine. It has been landscaped in quality Indian Sandstone and boasts patio seating areas which lead down to a lawned area and a raised bed. A secure brick outhouse has a UPVC door and window and is a useful storage space. In addition there is a larger timber shed/workshop with electrics.
To the rear of the garden there is a solid timber gate which opens onto the service lane. A paved hardstanding allows for off-street parking for one vehicle. In addition, there is pedestrian access via a UPVC door leading from the side of the property to the service lane which is useful access for refuse and recycling bins. There is also a convenient water tap.
The location within Darlington's sought-after West End is most convenient, being within walking distance to the town centre itself. Stanhope Park is close by, and the property has access to the well-regarded schools of the area. Finally, the location allows for excellent transport links towards the A1M, both North and South, the A66 to Teesside and Scotch Corner and to the A68 towards Barnard Castle and the village of Staindrop.
The property is warmed by gas central heating.
COUNCIL TAX : C
The composite front entrance door provides a cheery welcome, and opens into the vestibule which has the original Minton tiled floor and wooden stained glass door which opens into the reception hallway.
The feeling of space is evident, being tastefully decorated and having the original balustrade staircase to the first floor. A triple column Victorian style radiator finished in polished bronze has been recently fitted. A quality Karndean floor leads through to the lounge and dining room and along to the kitchen. There is also access to the ground floor cloakroom.
Upgraded and fitted with a modern suite to include low level WC and hand basin. There is a PIR light and the rooms has been finished with tiled effect wall panelling.
LOUNGE 4.29 x 3.86 (14'0" x 12'7")
The open plan reception rooms are both well-proportioned spaces. The lounge area has a large bay window to the front aspect which allows for lots of natural light. It has been fitted with fresh white wooden blinds. A tiled hearth inset to the chimney breast is home to a log burning stove which is a focal point of the room and casts a cosy glow when needed. The room also has a triple column vertical radiator finished in polished bronze, and the carpet has been recently fitted throughout. Bespoke bookcases have been fitted to each alcove.
DINING ROOM 4.80 x 2.90 (15'8" x 9'6")
A spacious room and easily accommodating a large family table and having a glass door leading to steps and a path to the patio and garden to the rear. Like the living room, this room has lots of character including the original Edwardian coving.
KITCHEN 5.80 x 3.07 (19'0" x 10'0")
The breakfasting kitchen has been fitted with an ample range of solid oak cabinets which are complimented perfectly by the striking black granite worksurfaces. The well-planned kitchen offers an integrated dishwasher and wine fridge and a large range cooker is at the heart of the room. The kitchen is generous enough to allow for a breakfasting table, and has been finished with tasteful decor, tiled floor with under-floor heating and a vertical cast iron column radiator. A box bay window in the middle of the kitchen has been made into a lovely feature with the granite work surface extending into the space. The room has been decorated in attractive tones and has french doors opening into the conservatory.
CONSERVATORY 4.24 x 3.09 (13'10" x 10'1")
The conservatory which is easily accessible through UPVC French doors from the kitchen offers fresh and airy additional living or dining space, enhancing the downstairs accommodation perfectly. The solidly built, part brick-sided room is also a pleasant space from which to enjoy the garden whatever the weather. It has been fitted with concertina sunshade blinds on the ceiling and wooden blinds to the sides.
The landing leads to the three bedrooms on this floor and to the bathroom/WC, with the staircase continuing up to the second floor. There is also a walk-in utility cupboard which features fitted shelves.
PRINCIPAL BEDROOM 5.14 x 4.40 (16'10" x 14'5")
The principal bedroom of the home is a generous king-sized room. Coupled with the high ceilings and having the benefit of a walk-in bay window to the front aspect and a further window to the side, the room is light and airy. There is an original cast iron fireplace to the chimney breast. At the side of the chimney breast is an Edinburgh press with internal fitted shelves.
BEDROOM TWO 3.96 x 3.12 (12'11" x 10'2")
A further double bedroom, this time overlooking the rear aspect. The current owners have fitted bespoke bookcases, desks and shelves as the room is currently used as a home office. The room has an original double height Edinburgh press fitted internally with shelves.
BEDROOM THREE 2.91 x 2.53 (9'6" x 8'3")
Bedroom three is a single room, also overlooking the garden. The room has been fitted with floor to ceiling Kindred wardrobes with bespoke interiors.
The bathroom comprises a white suite with P shape bath and Victorian style mains-fed rainfall shower. The hand basin is positioned within a vanity storage cabinet. The high cistern WC with pull chain adds further period detail to this room. The room has been finished with easily maintained UPVC wall panelling and has a window to the side aspect.
A tunnel light allows for natural light to flood the area and a door leads through to bedroom four.
BEDROOM FOUR 5.43 x 3.12 (17'9" x 10'2")
Bedroom four is a double bedroom with a Velux window to the rear aspect and boasting ensuite facilities and fitted wardrobes.
Having the benefit of a panelled bath with electric shower and screen. In addition there is a pedestal handbasin, WC and chrome heated towel rail.
Externally, the forecourt is enclosed by a brick-built wall and has been paved in Indian sandstone for ease of maintenance; a wrought iron gate opens for access to the property. The rear garden is West facing and attracts a great deal of the summer sunshine, having been landscaped to offer quality Indian Sandstone patio seating areas which lead down to the lawned area and a raised bed. A secure brick outhouse has a UPVC door and window and is a useful space. In addition, there is a larger timber shed/workshop with electrics. To the rear of the garden there is a solid timber gate which opens onto the service lane. A paved hardstanding allows for off-street parking for one vehicle. In addition, there is pedestrian access via a UPVC door leading from the side of the property to the service lane, which is useful for refuse and recycling bins. There is also a handy water tap.
Property added 13/09/2023