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Garden House
darlington, county durham

Property marketed by Carver Residential

Darlington, DL3 7AA

Guide Price£465,000
Reception Rooms 3
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms 2

Key Features


About this property

**STUNNING PANORAMIC VIEWS TO THE SOUTH**Originally a barn, built in the late 1700s and converted into a 2-storey dwelling around 1840, Garden House was completely rebuilt in the late 1980s by the present owners. At the same time the gardens were remodelled and restocked, and have now matured and become well established.From the outside the house appears very traditional, but internally it is surprisingly different, having been completely remodelled to meet the demands of modern, energy efficient living. With no corridors, rooms open into each other, providing flexible spaces that can be used for different purposes to suit today’s changing lifestyles.A tree lined drive leads to a parking area and carport, from where the front entrance is approached across a landscaped patio. The entrance porch opens into a spacious lounge area, with glimpses of other rooms, currently utilised as snug, large kitchen, and impressive full-height dining hall with exposed stonework, all providing stunning views to the south and east.Stairs from the hall lead to a ‘minstrel gallery’ landing, lit by a triangular dormer, three bedrooms and two bathrooms. All bedrooms have views over the garden with east-facing windows for the morning light, whilst the master bedroom has an additional window facing south. A light, airy family bathroom has south and west views and benefits from afternoon sun. The shower room can be separate or ensuite to the main bedroom as required.Externally a variety of linked gardens are set on several levels to the east and south of the house, on both side of the drive. Sitting areas, positioned amongst the mature trees, shrubs and informal planting, variously provide views, suntraps and shelter.The adjacent two-storey former stable block, built around 1870, is currently used for storage, housing features removed from the house during rebuilding for possible re-use in later development, and has current planning permission for conversion to residential use.

A unique and desirable property on a wooded site in the picturesque hamlet of Houghton le Side, with stunning panoramic views over open farmland to the south to the distant Hambleton Hills and Yorkshire Dales, yet only a few minutes away from Darlington and the A1M.

General Remarks
Tenure: Freehold
Services: Mains water. FW drainage to septic tank (traditional brick 2-stage tank, shared with the neighbouring property of Fairmead and sited in the paddock to the west of Fairmead). Mains electricity (2-phase, separately serving house and barn).
Energy & Fuel: Multiple fuels: Tanked LPGas. Renewable electricity from Solar Panels, (Feed-in Tariff income guaranteed until 2037). Multi-fuel stove burning firewood or smokeless fuel. Mains electricity (dedicated heating circuits).
Heating systems: LPG boiler (serving ground floor underfloor heating and hot water cylinder), Multi-fuel woodburner (without back boiler), Provision for electric panel heating to first floor on dedicated circuits.
Council Tax Band E.
Rights of way: A public footpath runs along the southern boundary of the site to a stile in the SW corner. There is a right of way along the drive for access to Fairmead only.

Energy Efficiency
Energy efficiency is built-in at Garden House, with external walls, roof and ground floor all fully insulated, and a high level of energy security ensured by the use of different fuels, including renewable power generated by solar panels on the roof and carport. The ground floor has underfloor heating.

Property added 27/10/2021