Detached house for sale in Waldridge, Chester Le Street DH2

Offers in region of £950,000 (£238/sq. ft)
7 4 3 4,000 sq. ft*
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Property features

  • Stunning family home
  • Gated
  • Beautifully presented
  • Private manicured grounds
  • High specification throughout
  • Stunning kitchen/living
  • Approx 4000sq ft
  • Sought after location
  • Good access to major routes
  • No onward chain & viewing essential

Property description

Woodside was constructed by the current owner in 2001. The property occupies a magnificent and mature garden site on the edge of the hamlet of Old Waldridge

Previously part of a farm Steading, the Old Waldridge House and its adjacent buildings are part of a luxury housing development. Woodside itself has been created as a magnificent modern house, which is set in its own impressive grounds.

With access off Warkworth Drive, it has a discreet entrance shared by Waldridge Cottage and Old Waldridge House. It curves around a narrow road and leads in through impressive wrought iron electric gates which connect to the main grounds. The property has a significantly large workshop and garage at the entrance, with hard standing to the side and a greenhouse at the rear.

Also to the rear of the house there is a detached modern garage with electrically operated door.

The lawned gardens are delightful and the borders are superbly stocked with flowers, plants and trees which give great screening to the property and its surroundings.

The house itself is double glazed and has the benefit of gas central heating, with underfloor heating to the majority of the rooms.

The entrance includes a vestibule connecting to cloakroom/wc. The inner hallway has a magnificent bespoke staircase in gull wing style, leading to the galleried landing above.

Connecting from the hall is a fabulous sitting room with bay window and beautiful stone fireplace. The dining room is at the front of the house and also has a bay window. The kitchen is at the rear, fitted with cream painted cabinets and built-in appliances. It leads on to a utility area and connects to the family room which is at the rear of the house and has double doors onto the south facing terrace. A passageway links the family room to the reception hall and leading from that passageway is a study and a useful control and store room.

To the first floor the master bedroom has its own dressing room and a large bathroom with separate shower. There are four further double bedrooms at first floor level; one with an en-suite shower room and one with an en-suite bathroom. All of the bedrooms have fitted wardrobes or built-in storage cupboards. There is also a family bathroom with separate shower.

A staircase connects to the second floor, where there are two bedrooms set into the roof space.

Woodside is a modern home, framed by tall trees and in the beautiful setting of Old Waldridge, which lies to the south and west of Chester le Street and has good accessibility to the Old Durham Road and into Durham itself. The property is also very convenient for its accessibility to Durham County Cricket Club and the nearby hotels, restaurants and golf courses. The A1 motorway is close by, connecting into Tyneside, Durham and Sunderland.

A beautiful family home in a private and very pleasant setting. Viewing is strongly recommended.


The property has mains gas, electric and water services.

Take the A1 signposted the South. Leave the A1 (M) at junction 63 then at roundabout take the fourth exit onto the A167 signposted Chester-le-street. Continue on A167 signposted Durham. At roundabout take the second exit signposted Waldridge. At roundabout take the second exit and turn right onto Embleton Drive and right again onto Hauxley Drive.


vestibule entrance

A glazed front door with art-stone surround and sidelights leads to this spacious vestibule entrance complete with a superb storage/boot cupboard to one side and a cloakroom to the other both accessed via oak doors whilst beautiful Amtico flooring enhances this elegant entrance.

Reception hall

A magnificent grand entrance reception hall with a stunning central oak staircase leading to the first floor. Amtico flooring continues with decorative border, spot lights to the ceiling and coving.

Drawing room 8.492m (max) x 4.355m (27'8" x 14'8")
Double half glazed oak doors lead to this formal beautifully presented drawing room. The main focal point a stone feature fire surround and stone hearth complete with log burner. There is a superb bay window to the front elevation overlooking the magnificent gardens whilst French doors to the rear of the property lead onto a private seated area also overlooking the stunning gardens. There are a further two windows to the side elevation allowing natural light to flood in.

Dining room 4.385m x 4.446m (max)
Beautiful bay to front elevation and currently accommodating a table with eight seats but could easily accommodate more if required. This formal dining room is spacious and elegant and perfect for socialising and entertaining. Coving and a central light complete this beautifully presented room.

Kitchen 4.370m x 3.644m (14'3" x 11'10")
Fabulous farmhouse style cream solid kitchen complete with a range of wall and base units incorporating glass display cabinets with Georgian style doors. Black crystal effect granite work surfaces to compliment, under unit fridge and freezer, integrated dishwasher, decorative plinth with spotlights, display shelves, inglenook style inset for range oven, beautifully tiled floor, spotlights to ceiling, chrome sockets and coving.

Laundry room 4.654m x 1.777m (15'2" x 5.8")
An excellent sized laundry room with washing machine, tumble dryer and American style fridge freezer. A Belfast sink inset to the base units continuing the theme from the kitchen, granite effect work surfaces, traditional mixer tap and wall tiling above units. Floor tiling, spotlights to ceiling and a half glazed UPVC door leads to the rear court yard.

Family/reading room 3.963m x 4.731m (13'0" x 15'5")
A peaceful and secluded room with French doors overlooking the stunning grounds, feature stone fire surround, marble hearth with living gas flame fire, Amtico flooring and coving.


With a range of oak units including a desk, wall units and cupboards, an extremely practical layout and private room.

First floor

A stunning gallery landing to the first floor.

Master suite/dressing area 6.398m (max) x 4.738m (20'1" max x 15'5")
Positioned at the rear of the property the Master suite is a superb size overlooking the grounds boasting a dressing area complete with a range of mirrored wardrobes, central ceiling light and coving to the ceiling.

Master suite bathroom 3.600m x 1.776m (11'8" x 5'8")
With walk-in steam shower, contemporary style white bath, white hand basin and WC and tiling to the floor, half height tiling to the walls and spotlights to ceiling.

Bedroom two 4.388m x 3.639m (14'4" x 11'10")
Positioned to the front elevation, window overlooking the garden with a range of "Sharp" fitted furniture finished in a beech effect including wardrobes, dressing table, TV cabinet, drawers and two bed side cabinets. Bedroom two incorporates a bathroom making this the perfect guest room. Central ceiling light and coving.

Bedroom two bathroom 3.660m x 2.114m (12'0" x 6'10")
An excellent sized bathroom complete with contemporary white bath, white hand basin, WC and a separate shower cubicle. Tiling to the floor and spotlights to the ceiling.

Bedroom three 4.139m x 3.123m (13'6" x 10'3")
To the front elevation, complete with fitted wardrobes, a superb sized double room with coving and central light.

Bedroom three en-suite

Shower cubicle, white hand basin, WC, spotlight to the ceiling and floor tiling.

Bedroom four 4.368m x 3.040m (14'4" x 9'10")
A bright and spacious double room complete with fitted wardrobes, central light and coving.

Bedroom five 4.361m x 3.033m (14'3" x 9'10")
A mirror image of bedroom four being bright and spacious with fitted wardrobes, central light and coving.

Master bathroom 3.661m x 2.130m (12'1" x 6'10")
Contemporary style bathroom suite with white bath, white hand basin, WC, separate shower cubicle, tiling to the floor and half height tiling the walls, coving spotlights and chrome heated towel rail.

Second floor

bedrooms six & seven

6.287m x 4.456m / 5.073m x 4.461m (20'6" x 14'6") / (16'6" x 14'7")

A private staircase leads the second floor where bedrooms six and seven are situated cleverly designed to create two superb sized double rooms complete with three Velux windows to each room, storage to the eaves and spotlights to the ceiling. Perfect for growing teenagers.


The stunning grounds and manicured landscaped South facing gardens have been designed by the current owner to create a wonderful oasis with tall trees, shrubs and bushes. The lawned area complete with a coy carp pond and a seating patio area to the rear of the property with stunning views across the meticulous gardens. There is a log store, double garage and a separate single garage too.



council tax:
Band: H

energy performance rating:
Grade: D

woodside must be viewed to appreciate the extent of what it has to offer.

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Property info

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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