57 Runnymede Road was constructed in 2007 and provides an outstanding an outstanding detached mansion house, which has been individually modelled and designed on a French renaissance theme. The architect, Eric Newsham, was well known for his beautiful houses in Darras Hall and this provides his last and most impressive work.
The house occupies a site of approximately 0.57 acres and includes a lovely entrance with electrically operated gates set in a brick wall surround. The block paved drive splits to both sides of the house, with one side having a long drive connecting to the rear courtyard, where there is a detached double garage. The gardens are neatly presented with lawned areas and evergreen trees.
The house design is very special. A number of the windows are arched and this gives a lovely shape to some of the rooms. The entrance is highly impressive with a beautiful pillared canopy leading through to a reception hall with oak flooring. The drawing room is to the front and side of the property and features a Chesney fireplace and double doors leading onto the conservatory and garden room. The family snug room is at the front of the property and to the side and rear there is a stunning kitchen and breakfasting room. The kitchen has been very well constructed and designed to a bespoke minimalist standard, with handmade cabinets contrasting with the black granite worktops. The breakfasting room has a lovely bay window and leads to a utility laundry room.
A second conservatory and garden room leads from the kitchen and both of these rooms connect to the centre of the house, where there is a very elegant dining room with a beautiful curved bay window.
From the entrance hall there is a cloakroom/wc and a bespoke handmade oak staircase leading to the galleried landing above.
To the first floor there is a master bedroom suite with walk-in dressing room and luxury en-suite bathroom. There are four further double bedrooms, all with en-suite bathrooms.
The last door from the landing connects to the enclosed staircase which connects to the second floor of the property, where there is a studio. The second floor would easily accommodate a self contained apartment.
This property is a beautiful house which has been very carefully designed and constructed to an individual standard. The windows are highly impressive, with sealed unit double glazed windows in hard wood frames. The gas central heating system includes under-floor heating to the ground floor and radiators to the first floor, backed up by a pressurised hot water system.
The house has a comprehensive alarm system linking throughout the property, as well as an entry telephone to the main gates.
The design and the interior dcor is simple and tasteful with beautiful first class carpeting supplied by Ryalux, which will be available with the sale.
Runnymede Road is commonly regarded as the best residential address within Darras Hall and is well known for its very tasteful and luxurious mansion houses. The lower part of the road is particularly accessible into Ponteland village, with its restaurants, public inns and shopping facilities. This house is very tasteful, with great care and attention being paid to the interior design.
Darras Hall and Ponteland are very accessible into Newcastle and the nearby International Airport.
A beautiful property for which viewing is strongly recommended.
The property comprises:
The pillared portico and canopy at the front of the property is very impressive, with spotlights and external lantern lights illuminating the main entrance. A wide panelled door with double glazed side windows leads through to the:
304 x 131 (9.26m x 4m)
A beautiful feature of the house with wide solid oak flooring, spotlighting, cornice detailing, light emulsion decoration to the walls and ceiling, power points, central heating thermostat and burglar alarm control panel.
Five panelled and glazed doors with cross leaded features lead off to principal accommodation.
Beautifully presented with Kohler suite comprising close coupled wc, vanity wash hand basin set into a granite top with oak handmade cabinets beneath, spotlighting and wall store cupboard accommodating circuit breaker controls.
Family snug room (front facing)
121 x 150 (3.69m x 4.57m)
A lovely light and bright room with large window overlooking the front approach, power points, ceiling coving, telephone point, TV aerial point and central heating thermostat.
Drawing room (front side facing)
297 x 2111 (9.03m x 6.69m)
This is a stunning room with lovely tall ceilings and three windows overlooking the entrance to the property. The focal point of the room is the Chesney stone fireplace with high mantled surround, stone hearth and recess with coal burning effect gas fire set into the open grate. Further features include central heating thermostat, under-floor heating, ceiling coving, TV aerial point, telephone point and lamp sockets. Two sets of double doors lead to the:
Conservatory garden room (rear facing)
193 x 122 (5.88m x 3.70m)
A lovely light room which is principally south facing and enjoying a beautiful view over the rear gardens and separate double doors onto the terrace and patio. The room has a ceramic tiled floor and central heating thermostat for under-floor heating. Double doors lead through to the:
Dining room (rear facing)
193 x 153 (5.88m x 4.65m)
An elegant room with three windows set into the bay overlooking the south facing gardens, tall ceiling with coving, central heating thermostat, double doors to the hall and double doors through to the:
Second conservatory garden room (rear facing)
199 x 121 (6m x 3.68m)
Enjoying a beautiful view and aspect over the gardens with double doors onto the terrace, ceramic tiled flooring, under-floor heating and connecting doors to the:
Kitchen (side front facing)
220 x 158 (6.71m x 4.78) excluding bay window
The kitchen is superbly presented with an extensive arrangement of cream handmade cabinets and highly polished granite worktop surfaces which contrast well with the splash backs. The units have spotlighting which contrast with the spotlights to the ceiling. There is a central island unit with a black granite worktop and excellent storage cupboards beneath. The worktop surfaces incorporate a single drainer sink unit finished in white enamel with a Brita chrome mono bloc tap and a purified water dispenser. Built-in appliances include a double refrigerator, a Miele dishwasher, a De Dietrich microwave oven, an electric single oven and separate warming drawer and a De Dietrich five ring ceramic hob with extractor hood above. The kitchen has a ceramic tiled floor.
Breakfasting room (front facing)
1311 x 112 (4.24m x 3.41m)
With large window overlooking the front garden, good natural lighting from the bay window and ceramic tiled flooring The breakfasting area and kitchen provides a super family living space.
Fitted out with the same quality base and wall store cabinets, with worktop surfaces including a stainless steel single drainer sink unit with ceramic tiled surrounds, under-unit lighting, freezer unit and spacing for a washing machine and tumble dryer. There is spotlighting, Expelair unit and wall cabinets accommodating the two Ideal Isar gas fired central heating boilers for central heating and domestic hot water.
Returning to the reception hall, the impressive staircase is handmade in solid oak with beautiful wrought iron spindles.
A beautiful galleried landing with spotlighting and chandelier (which may be available subject to separate negotiation), three central heating radiators, window overlooking the front garden and six doors leading off to principal accommodation.
Master bedroom (rear facing)
193 x 189 (5.88m x 5.72m) measurements into bay window
The entrance area conceals double doors leading into an open plan dressing room with storage shelving, drawer units, dressing table and opaque glazed window overlooking the gardens.
The bedroom enjoys a lovely aspect and view from its five windows overlooking the gardens. It has three double panelled radiators, telephone point and infra red alarm sensor.
With white five piece suite comprising corner shower cubicle with Grohe shower unit, free standing Kohler tub bath with side mounted chrome mono bloc tap and fitted head rest, close coupled wc, bidet unit and pedestal wash hand basin with mono bloc tap and mirror above. The bathroom has fabulous ceramic tiling to the walls and floors, spotlighting to the ceiling, Expelair unit, shaver socket, heated chrome towel rail and opaque glazing to the windows.
Bedroom two (front facing)
218 x 102 (6.60m x 3.10m) measurements include fitted wardrobes
Including a range of fitted wardrobes to one wall, spotlighting, ceiling coving, central heating radiator and lovely views over the gardens.
With white three piece suite comprising a large panelled bath with chrome mono bloc tap and handheld shower above, wall hung wash hand basin with chrome mono bloc tap and mirror above, close coupled wc, shaver socket, ceramic tiling to half wall height, ceramic tiling to the floors, spotlighting, Expelair unit, heated chrome towel rail and opaque glazing to the arched window.
Bedroom three (rear side facing)
156 x 110 (4.74m x 3.59m)
Enjoying lovely views over the gardens, two central heating radiators, attractive arched windows and power points.
With four piece suite comprising panelled bath with chrome mono bloc tap, corner shower cubicle with Grohe shower unit, vanity wash basin with cupboards beneath and mirrors above, close coupled wc, ceramic tiled flooring, half wall height tiling, heated chrome towel rail, spotlighting, Expelair unit and opaque glazing to window.
Bedroom four (rear side facing)
158 x 114 (4.77m x 3.45m)
With two arched windows, one having opaque glazing, two central heating radiators, TV aerial point, spotlighting and power points.
With four piece suite comprising panelled bath with chrome mono bloc tap, corner shower cubicle, Grohe shower unit, vanity wash hand basin with cupboards beneath and mirror above, close coupled wc, ceramic tiled flooring and half wall height tiling, spotlighting to ceiling, heated chrome towel rail, Expelair unit and large window with opaque glazing.
Bedroom five (front facing)
1211 x 146 (3.94 m x 4.4m)
With lovely views over the gardens, fitted wardrobes, central heating radiator and ceiling coving.
With white three piece suite comprising panelled bath with chrome mono bloc tap and shower attachment, wall hung wash hand basin with mono bloc tap and mirror above, close coupled wc, ceramic tiling to walls and floors, heated chrome towel rail, spotlighting, Expelair unit and opaque glazing to window.
The last door leading from the first floor landing connects to an enclosed stairwell which leads up to the second floor of the property, where there is an open plan studio, ideal as a cinema or music room.
Studio (front facing)
191 x 195 (5.81m x 5.93m)
It has two dormer windows overlooking the front approach, solid wood floor, two central heating radiators, spotlighting, two access doors into the eaves for storage and a storage cupboard housing the high capacity, quick recovery hot water tank.
The property is situated on a mature garden site of approximately 0.57 acres. The entrance to the property is very impressive, with a brick wall boundary curving through pillars to electrically operated hard wood gates. The doors lead through to the courtyard and block paved terrace, providing excellent car parking facilities. The terrace has lantern lighting, fabulous lawned gardens and evergreen trees giving good privacy and screening.
To one side of the house the drive connects to the rear garden and a detached double garage.
With two electrically operated hard wood panelled entrance doors and exterior lantern lighting. The garage is separately alarmed and has its own power supply and cold water supply.
The rear gardens continue to be a very impressive feature of the house, with open lawned areas and a lovely stone flagged terrace to the foreground of the house, with attractive lighting.