Live in the land of the prince bishops ... We are pleased to offer to the property market a truly unique property located within the one of the oldest streets in the Village of Old Shotton. A property of this calibre does not grace the market all too often offering potential purchaser's four generous bedrooms, four receptions, a mass of landscaped gardens and a detached garage with ample parking adjacent. Positioned within a stone through from the A19 offering an ideal spot for commuters, this beautiful executive property will tick all of the boxes.
Traveling southbound on the A19 take the third junction signposted Peterlee ( just before the Castle Eden junction ) onto Passfield Way. At the roundabout turn first left signposted Old Shotton. The property lies on the of the top of bank to your left.
Old Shotton dates back to at least AD900 and from 1165 it was known as Scitton with an old english translation of 'the Scotts'. It was owned by the Manor of Easington which in turn was under the jurisdiction of the Prince Bishops of Durham. The farm land on which the village has always stood evolved further when in 1756 Joseph Brandling a wealthy Gosforth coal owner, married Mary Thompson and built Shotton Hall as their home. Incidentally, where recently part of what is believed to be the remains a gold Roman armlet have been found. Two years later Rowland Burdon, a wealthy merchant banker purchased Castle Eden estate. His son married Brandling's daughter so that eventually both the Old Shotton and Castle Eden estates passed to the Burdon family.
Later, another Burdon commissioned the Old Shotton Sunderland to Stockton turnpike, which now sits alongside the A19 Trunk road and made the location in those times an important gathering point for trade and sports on the village green.
Routine maintenance and improvements to the smithy cottage have covered the stone facade and most of the traditional beamed ceilings are still in situ although concealed, yet, the character of the residence is still evident with the deep window recesses and quaint nooks and crannies.
Entrance into this grand home is accessed via a double glazed external door allowing access into the warm and welcoming entrance hallway which features a newel posted spindle stairwell cascading from the first floor landing further enhanced with solid wood flooring, a radiator and an internal door to the ground floor w/c.
The ground floor cloakroom comprises of a low level w/c, a pedestal hand wash basin set into a vanity unit and tiled flooring.
Breakfasting kitchen 7.92m x 2.84m (26'0' x 9'4')
This magnificent dining kitchen is truly the heart of the home comprising of an array of matching solid oak wall, floor and display cabinet's units further enhanced with laminate work surfaces integrating a stainless steel sink and drainer unit with mixer tap. Additional features an electric cooker point, tiled flooring and tiled splash backs, double glazed windows as well as a raised dining area comprising of a double glazed window, a radiator and laminate flooring.
A useful addition within the home featuring plumbing for an automatic washing machine, a double glazed window and matching double glazed external door and tiled walls and flooring.
Lounge 6.22m x 5.18m (20'5' x 17'0')
Located to the rear of the home is the splendid principle reception room which comprises of three double glazed windows overlooking the wonderful gardens further enhanced with an Adams style fire surround inset with gas fire, sold oak wood flooring, two radiators and an internal door which allows access to the adjacent conservatory.
Dining room 4.88m x 3.45m (16'0' x 11'4')
A beautifully presented dining room featuring a double glazed window and a radiator.
Family room 3.43m x 2.59m (11'3' x 8'6')
The family room is a superb room within the home which is enhanced with an Oak bar adding something different and unique within the home as well as a double glazed window and a radiator.
Positioned on the side of the home is the conservatory which allows an array of natural light into the property making it the ideal spot to sit and relax after the hustle and bustle of a busy day. Additional features include laminate flooring and a double glazed patio door.
The first floor gallery landing depict the general executive nature of this wonderful home featuring a double glazed window on the half landing, loft access and internal doors to all four bedrooms and the stylish family bathroom.
Master bedroom 6.20m x 4.11m (20'4' x 13'6')
Positioned to the rear of the home is the master suite which comprises of two double glazed windows overlooking the fantastic gardens, fitted wardrobes, a useful storage cupboard and a radiator.
Second bedroom 3.81m x 3.45m (12'6' x 11'4')
The second double bedroom comprises of a double glazed window, laminate flooring, a useful storage cupboard and a radiator.
Third bedroom 3.81m x 2.51m (12'6' x 8'3')
Nestled to the rear of the home is the third bedroom which incorporates a double glazed window, fitted wardrobes, a useful storage cupboard and a radiator.
Fourth bedroom 3.45m x 2.90m (11'4' x 9'6')
The fourth and final bedroom in the home features a double glazed window, laminate flooring and a radiator.
A beautifully presented white four piece suite is on display in this charming home featuring a low level w/c, a pedestal hand wash basin, elevated shower cubical and free standing bath. Additional features include tiled walls and floors, a double glazed window and a radiator.
This wonderful home is extraverted to an executive level with its free flowing landscaped gardens that surround the home to the rear and side and comprise of a number of maturing shrubs, plants, trees and lawn.
The detached garage can be accessed via a roller shutter garage door and is further enhanced with ample block paved parking for a number of family sized vehicles.
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