Newton House is a beautifully presented, double fronted, three storey period property built before 1790 and fully renovated in 1900’s as a country residence. It retains many Edwardian features including fireplaces, doors, terrazzo floor and windows. Some Georgian features remain including plaster work and coving. It is quietly situated on the village green in the popular village of Gainford, with extensive secluded, mature gardens, a two bedroom house annexed to the main property and an old coach house that has development potential. This six bedroomed property retains a wealth of original features and has been sensitively restored and modernised to provide exceptional family living space. The ground floor comprises: Sitting room, drawing room, large living kitchen, inner hall, still room, utility room, downstairs WC, rear entrance and cellar. The first floor landing with library area leads to master bedroom suite with en-suite shower room, three further bedrooms and house bathroom. The second floor comprises two further bedrooms, a games room and a bathroom. In addition, a good sized two bedroom house is annexed to the property. A detached coach house (with lapsed planning permission for conversion to a one bedroom house) sits to the rear of Newton House.
Externally the property affords substantial walled gardens to the rear, which could offer further development potential (subject to obtaining the necessary planning and consents) with a lawn, mature trees including ornamental and fruit trees, shrubs and borders, whalebone, large greenhouse, brick built potting shed and outdoor seating area. There is vehicular access from the A67 and extensive off road, gravelled parking areas for several cars. To the front of the property there is a further enclosed lawned garden with mature borders and steps to a flagged patio area. The property benefits from gas central heating. Mains services include electricity, gas, water and sewerage.
Staindrop 5 miles, Barnard Castle 8 miles, Richmond 15 miles, Darlington 8 miles, Durham 23 miles, Middlesbrough 24 miles, Newcastle 46 miles, Leeds 61 miles, York 62 miles. Durham Tees Valley Airport 14 miles. A1 (M) 7 miles. Please note all distances are approximate. Located on the village green within the historic village of Gainford, which was formally a Victorian health spa, Newton House is ideally situated for easy access to the local towns of Darlington and Middlesbrough, whilst the cities of Newcastle, Durham, York and Leeds are within easy reach. Main line train stations can be found at Darlington and Durham, with International Airports at Durham Tees Valley, Newcastle and Leeds Bradford. The A66 and A1 (M) are easily accessible bringing many areas within commuting distance.
The property provides an ideal base from which to explore the Yorkshire Dales, Teesdale and the North Yorkshire Moors. The historic village of Gainford, on the banks of The River Tees, benefits from a primary school, nursery, village store, cafe & delicatessens, doctor's surgery, a public houses, tea room and village hall. Educational opportunities (both comprehensive and private) including the well known Barnard Castle School, can be found in Barnard Castle, Staindrop and Darlington. Both Barnard Castle and Darlington benefit from a selection of both independent and national retailers. Golf courses can be found at Barnard Castle, Richmond, Headlam and Darlington, with Horseracing at Catterick, Ripon, York, Wetherby and Sedgefield. Local theatres include Darlington, Richmond and Durham.
Sitting Room - 17'1'' x 14'1''
A spacious, South facing sitting room featuring an original fireplace with carved oak surround, tiled inset and hearth housing open grate, dado rail, decorative ceiling rose, cornice ceiling, radiator, TV aerial point.
The heart of the property, this room provides a welcoming and spacious area, ideal for both family living and entertaining. It has a spectacular leaded bay window, oak floor boards, part painted panelling and exposed beams and timbers. With range of quality, painted, shaker style fitted base and wall units and a central island, all with contoured wooden work surfaces and providing plentiful storage space. A tiled recess with decorative oak panelling surround provides space for gas range cooker and integral extractor above, with marble work surfaces to sides. Also has integral dishwasher, double Belfast sink with mixer tap, tiles to surrounds, space for upright fridge/freezer and telephone point. Door to inner hall.
A light and spacious inner hall with oak floorboards, staircase rising to first floor, radiator and doors leading to:
Drawing Room - 22'5'' x 16'10''
A spacious room with three sash windows to front overlooking the garden, stripped wooden floorboards, feature cast iron fireplace with tiled inset and slate hearth with open grate, cast iron radiator, original decorative coving, recessed spotlights, TV aerial point.
Rear Entrance Hall
With decorative floor tiles, cloaks area with sash window to rear, dado rail, access to downstairs WC and under stairs storage area and part glazed door leading to rear of property.
Still Room - 10'5'' x 8'7''
With central work station with storage cupboard under, wall mounted cupboard, terrazzo floor, cloak hooks and space for fridge/freezer/storage.
Utility - 14'6'' x 14'3''
A useful room providing extensive utility and storage space.
First Floor Landing
An elegant half landing providing a quiet library area for reading or quiet reflection, with twin sash windows overlooking the garden to the rear. Has built-in floor to ceiling bookshelves, radiator, recessed spotlights, picture rail and cornice ceiling. Open landing with picture rail, cornice ceiling, radiator, access to rear landing, access to linen cupboard housing hot water tank and doors leading to:
Master Bedroom Suite - 15'7'' x 15'2''
A light and airy, substantial master bedroom suite with three sash windows to front overlooking the village green, stairs leading up to dressing area and an en-suite shower room, 3 double built-in wardrobes, elaborate cornice ceiling, picture rail, TV aerial point and radiators.
With tiled shower cubicle, built in vanity unit housing a wash basin, cupboards and WC. Also features wall mounted mirrors, part tiles to walls, picture rail and radiator.
Bedroom Two - 15'7'' x 14'10''
A large double bedroom with sash window to front overlooking the village green, an original tiled feature fireplace with polished Mahogany surround and mantle shelf, picture rail, cornice ceiling and radiator.
Bedroom Three - 18' x 7'5''
With sash window to rear overlooking garden, dado rail, cornice ceiling, wall lights, radiator and wooden laminated floor.
A fully refurbished bathroom, with two sash windows to rear, washbasin, a free standing bath, cubicle shower, WC, part-tiles to walls, picture rail, dado rail, wall lights, heated towel rail and radiator.
With access to storage cupboard and under stairs storage, staircase rising to second floor
Bedroom Four - 14'6'' x 14'4''
Double bedroom with sash window overlooking rear garden, part-tiled recess housing a wash basin unit, wall lights, access to roof space, and laminate flooring.
Second Floor Landing
With access to second airing cupboard, access to large storage cupboard and doors leading to:
Reception Room - 24'3'' x 16'11''
A striking, spacious room with three sash windows to front overlooking village green and countryside beyond, picture rail, cornice ceiling, radiators, recessed spot lights and TV aerial point. Floor is strengthened and capable of taking the weight of a billiards table. Door to:
Bedroom Five - 15'6'' x 12'
Pretty double bedroom with sash window to front overlooking Gainford and village green, Mahogany fire surround with tiled inset and hearth, picture rail, ornate cornice ceiling, TV aerial point and radiator.
Bedroom Six - 11'8'' x 10'3''
Double bedroom with sash window and deep window sill overlooking rear garden, and radiator.
With sash window to rear, over-sized shower cubicle with Mira shower, low level WC, contemporary pedestal wash basin with mixer tap, part-tiles to walls and floor, recessed spotlights and radiator.
An enclosed lawned front garden accessed by decorative wrought iron gate from the village green, with mature trees and hedging, border areas and steps to flagged patio area providing an ideal space in which to entertain or simply to relax and unwind.
To the rear of Newton House there are extensive walled gardens that enjoy a high degree of privacy, with mature trees including ornamental and fruit trees, shrubs and borders, a large greenhouse with established fig tree, a wildlife pond, a brick built potting shed and a gravelled seating area. An unusual whalebone arch, believed to have been erected in the mid 1800's by Major Webb, a previous owner of the property, sits within the garden. There is vehicular access via double wooden gates from the A67 and extensive off road, gravelled parking areas for several cars.
A substantial two bedroomed character property annexed to Newton House, but having separate access. Being a self contained property, it is versatile and would suit varied requirements. It has been successfully rented as an assured shorthold tenancy for many years but is equally suitable as a holiday let, accommodation for other family members or additional leisure or office space.
Accommodation comprises: Wooden door with glazed panel above leading to entrance hall, staircase rising to first floor, radiator, access to two large storage cupboards (one housing Baxi combination boiler), access to downstairs WC, telephone point and door leading to:
4.19m x 3.76m (13'9 x 12'4 )
With sash window to front, range of fitted base units with contoured work surface over, wall mounted display cabinets, larder cupboard, one and a half ceramic sink with mixer tap, tiled recess housing an integral gas hob and electric oven, integral extractor, plumbing for dishwasher, space for upright fridge freezer and dining table and chairs, radiator, exposed beam and doors leading to:
With plumbing for washing machine and space for tumble dryer.
5.66m x 4.14m (18'7 x 13'7 )
A spacious room with twin sash windows to front and three unusual arched recesses, wall lights, TV aerial point, radiator and double, lockable access door to Newton House.
First Floor Landing
With window to front, radiator and doors leading to:
5.13m x 4.24m (16'10 x 13'11 )
A large double bedroom with twin sash windows to front, wall lights and radiator.
3.66m x 3.20m (12'0 x 10'6 )
A further double bedroom with sash window to front and radiator.
A recently refurbished large bathroom with walk-in shower, wash basin, WC, part tiles to walls and surrounds, radiator and access to storage cupboard.
A two storey, stone built detached building with Welsh slate roof. Has previously had planning permission for conversion to one bedroom house, currently providing storage and sheltered parking. Planning Permission: Planning Reference 6/2006/0300/DM.
Tenure - The property is believed to be offered Freehold with Vacant Possession upon completion.
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