Detached house for sale in Waldridge, Chester Le Street DH2

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Property features

  • Modern Mansion With 7 Bedrooms
  • Set In Private Grounds With Electric Gated Access
  • Luxurious Fitments Throughout
  • EPC rating = D
  • Bespoke Solid Oak Gull Wing Staircase
  • Mature Grounds
  • 15 Minutes Drive To Durham City
  • Approximately 15 Miles To Newcastle & Sunderland

Property description


Woodside was constructed circa 2001 and provides a luxurious detached home, constructed to a high standard with superb individual design and many attractive building features. The property, which extends to approximately 4000 sq ft and spread over 3 floors is in the hidden and tranquil area of Old Waldridge, Chester le Street.

Accessed via electric gates leading to the paved hard standing which provides ample parking to the front and rear of the property. This unique house has been constructed with gas central heating and under floor heating to most floor areas, as well as the bathrooms. The entrance reception hall has a bespoke handmade Gull wing style oak staircase leading to the first floor galleried landing.

The ground floor of the property has a principal sitting room at the front, with large windows, 3 further reception rooms are available, the drawing room is stunning and provides a fabulous entertaining space measuring over 28' x 14'. The kitchen is located to the rear, fitted with cream wood units and a range of built-in appliances, Linking to the family room which is at the rear of the house and has double doors onto the south facing terrace.
5 of the 7 bedrooms are located to the first floor, the master bedroom boasts a luxurious en suite bathroom and dressing room. 2 further en suites are available on this floor along with the main family bathroom. Full use of all the floor areas has been utilised, 2 further large bedrooms are found to the 2nd floor with storage to eaves.
Woodside nests on the edge of Southburn Dene sharing the wildlife corridor of Waldridge Fells. Such a beautiful property in a stunning mature setting with well stocked flower beds and an abundance of wildlife in the nearby woodland all add together to present this fine family home.
Ideally located for access to the A1m to provide direct links to Newcastle, Sunderland and Co Durham. Durham City is located approximately 7 miles to the south which is easily accessed via the A690.
Property comprises

Ground Floor

Entrance Vestibule

Amtico flooring and two doors leading to Cloakroom / W/C

Cloakroom / W/C

Comprising close coupled wc, wash hand basin by Vogue with storage cabinets beneath and mirror above, tiled flooring and half wall height tiling.

Reception Hall

Amtico flooring, border detailing to the skirtings, concealed spotlighting, cornicing and a light oak hand-built gull wing staircase leading to the first floor galleried landing.
From the reception hall six doors lead off to principal accommodation.

Drawing Room (28'4" (8.64 M) x 14'3" (4.34 M))

A fabulous room which enjoys great natural light from its bay window at the front of the house with cross leaded panes. There is a superb stone fireplace surround, hearth and mantle with coal burning gas fire insert. The room has cornicing, attractive wall lighting, power points and infra red alarm sensor.

Dining Room (15'3" (4.65 M) x 14'5" (4.39 M))

With bay window overlooking the front approach to the house, cornicing, light emulsion decoration, telephone point and infra red alarm sensor.

Kitchen (14'4" (4.37 M) x 12'6" (3.81 M))

Well equipped and fitted with a range of cream wood base, wall and drawer units with black pearlescent granite worktop surfaces incorporating a stainless steel sink unit. The kitchen has glazed wall display cabinets, as well as open shelving, attractive spotlighting, telephone and TV aerial point and beautiful tiled flooring. Appliances include a free standing Rangemaster with two ovens, two warming drawers, five gas hobs, an electric ceramic hob and extractor hood above, a built-in Whirlpool dishwasher and a Whirlpool refrigerator.

Utility Room (15'3" (4.65 M) x 5'11" (1.80 M))

With Belfast sink unit, granite style work surfaces, spacing for a washing machine, tumble dryer and American refrigerator and freezer, burglar alarm control panel and double glazed door leading onto the side courtyard and patio.

Family Room (15'7" (4.75 M) x 13' (3.96 M))

A light and bright room with double glazed patio doors leading out onto the south facing patio, stone surround fireplace, hearth and mantle with coal burning effect gas fire, attractive flooring, cornicing, TV aerial point, power points and return door to a passageway which links to the reception hall.

Study (11'6" (3.51 M) x 5'5" (1.65 M))

Professionally equipped with an arrangement of light wood office furniture.

Computer/Control Room

With shelving, fuse box, circuit breaker control panel, central controls for the closed circuit TV surveillance cameras and manifold for central heating pipes for the underfloor heating to the ground floor.

First Floor


With attractive cornicing, built-in shelf storage cupboards and six doors leading to principal accommodation.

Bedroom 1 (15'6" (4.72 M) x 13'1" (3.99 M))

Measurements exclude dressing area and en-suite bathroom A light room with double glazed windows overlooking the southerly elevation, elaborate cornicing and telephone point.

Dressing Area

With floor to ceiling mirror fronted sliding doors concealing excellent hanging rail and shelf storage space and access into the roof void for storage.

En Suite

With white four piece suite comprising panelled bath, close coupled wc, pedestal wash hand basin, ceramic tiling to half wall height and heated chrome towel rail. Two steps lead up to the walk-in wet room comprising good quality shower, tiled walls and flooring, folding screen access doors and tiled drying area.

Bedroom 2 (14'4" (4.37 M) x 12'7" (3.84 M))

Measurements include fitted wardrobes A light and bright room which enjoys a pleasant aspect over the front approach of the house, extensive arrangement of fitted wardrobes, dressing table, wiring for plasma screen TV and telephone point.

En Suite 2

With white four piece suite comprising panelled bath, close coupled wc, pedestal wash hand basin with illuminated mirror above, separate shower cubicle with Mira shower unit and folding screen access door, attractive tiling to half wall height, ceramic tiled flooring, heated chrome towel rail, spotlighting and Expelair unit.

Bedroom 3 (13'8" (4.17 M) x 10'3" (3.12 M))

Enjoying a view over gardens and drive, three sets of double wardrobes and access into roof void.

En Suite 3

Comprising separate shower cubicle with Mira shower unit and folding screen doors, wall hung wash hand basin, close coupled wc, half wall height tiling, ceramic tiled flooring and shaver strip light.

Bedroom 4 (14'4" (4.37 M) x 10' (3.05 M))

A light room which enjoys views over the front garden, three sets of double wardrobes, power points and telephone point.

Bedroom 5 (14'4" (4.37 M) x 9'11" (3.02 M))

A light and bright room with superb window views over gardens, three sets of double wardrobes, TV aerial point and telephone point.

Family Bathroom

With white four piece suite comprising panelled bath, close coupled wc, pedestal wash hand basin with shaver strip light above, separate shower cubicle with Mira shower unit and glazed screen door, heated chrome towel rail, half wall height tiling, black ceramic floor tiling and spotlighting to the ceiling.
Connecting from the first floor landing a staircase leads up to the second floor of the property.

Second Floor


With access into storage cupboard and two doors off to further bedroom accommodation.

Bedroom 6 (20'8" (6.30 M) x 14'8" (4.47 M))

Set into the roof space with sloping roof, two Velux windows to the rear roof pitch and one to the front, and access into the eaves.

Bedroom 7 (16'8" (5.08 M) x 14'3" (4.34 M))

With two Velux windows to the rear roof pitch and one to the front, access into the eaves and wardrobe storage cupboards, one of which accommodates the high capacity, quick recovery hot water cylinder.


Garage 1 (30'2" (9.19 M) x 16'5" (5.00 M))

Garage one and its workshop area provides a very useful space to the corner of the site, adjacent to the entrance into the property. There is obvious potential within this area to apply for planning permission to construct a new lodge or small cottage. This would be subject to planning and building consent.
Behind the garage there is a greenhouse and potting store 15?9 x 6?5 (4.81m x 1.97m) with cold water supply.
The gardens provide highly impressive lawned areas with rhododendrons and azaleas giving beautiful colour. The lawned gardens slope down gently to a lower tier, separated by a well stocked flower and rose border. Steps lead down to the lower lawned gardens where there are private sitting areas and terraces, including a timber constructed Wendy house. The gardens run into a point on the south eastern corner of the site and lie adjacent to the mature woodland.
The gardens lead around the southern elevation, where there is a lovely water feature, as well as further flower and shrub borders. The gardens at the western boundary have double gates that lead towards the adjacent woodland.

Garage 2 (21'10" (6.65 M) x 18'6" (5.64 M))

The detached double garage is an impressive feature of the house and is to the rear of the property under a pitched slated roof. Built in brick it has a large electrically operated up and over door and provides excellent storage space for one or two cars, with power and lighting.
To the rear of the garage there is a gated entrance onto a nearby bridle path, which leads through to adjacent fields and countryside and provides a very pleasant walk for dogs.
The exterior of the property has closed circuit TV surveillance cameras and spotlighting. The woodland to the rear of the property extends to 0.818 acres. It is a mature evergreen woodland which has pedestrian and vehicular access from the grounds, as well as separate access over council pavements to the rear. It is possible for this woodland to be available with the sale of the property, subject to separate negotiation.

Main House

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Nearby transport

  • Chester-le-Street (1.1 miles)
  • Durham (4.4 miles)
  • Dunston (7.7 miles)
  • Newcastle Airport (14.1 miles)
  • Durham Tees Valley Airport (24.0 miles)
  • Leeds Bradford International Airport (67.6 miles)
  • Newcastle International Ferry Terminal (11.9 miles)
  • South Shields Ferry Terminal (12.4 miles)
  • North Shields Ferry Terminal (12.7 miles)

Nearby schools

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  • Newker Primary School (0.9 miles)
  • Bullion Lane Primary School (0.9 miles)
  • Red Rose Primary School (1.1 miles)
  • Durham Sixth Form Centre (4.4 miles)
  • Discovery School (8.8 miles)
  • Trinity Solutions Academy (9.5 miles)
  • The Hermitage Academy (0.6 miles)
  • Park View School (1.4 miles)
  • Fyndoune Community College (2.2 miles)
Note: Distance is shown as a straight line measurement

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