Detached residence with an integral shop & westerly gardens... Hunters are delighted to present to the market an outstanding opportunity to acquire this detached property situated on a substantial plot in the heart of this desirable village incorporating a sweet shop which has been an integral part of the local community for decades. This exclusive residence includes four well appointed bedrooms, two reception rooms, a kitchen, bathroom, detached double garage, a shop and larger than average westerly facing rear gardens nestled within reach of local schools, the historic Village Green and A19 which interconnects with all regional centres including Hartlepool, Sunderland and Durham City. "No Onward Chain"
At Hunters we are truly overwhelmed to be offered the opportunity to market this special and individual property which has been at the heart of the village community for decades. Local residents, having become aware of the property's impeding sale, have reflected on their fond memories of frequenting the local village sweet shop in their childhood and equally, their children are waiting in anticipation for the doors to re-open. Although in need of some updating, the premises offers a spectacular opportunity for the future residents to continue to provide those enchanting memories to the next generation of the Village, or, simply acquire a stunning home offering an abundance of character with desirable larger than average westerly facing rear gardens and the added prospects of further development or a dwelling / granny annex at the site of the double garage *subject to regulatory approval. Whatever your requirements, this is a once in a lifetime opportunity not to be missed. Further information and viewing requests should be directed to your local "Hunters" Estate Agents in the Castle Dene Shopping Centre, Peterlee on .
Situated at the front of the property, the vestibule encompasses an abundance of character reflected throughout the residence, with a beautiful stained glass leaded picture window accompanied with an attractive partially leaded stained glass interior timber door to the main hallway. Further attributes include an exterior door to the front of the home and traditional panelling to the wall area.
Encompassing an abundance of natural light from the half landing window, set upon a predominantly west facing aspect, the main hallway features a stunning traditional leaded stained glass door accompanied with a complimenting stained glass window to the entrance vestibule, partially panelled walls and a newel posted staircase leading to the first floor gallery landing area. Accompaniments include a radiator and an internal door offering accessibility into the lounge through dining room.
3.81m (12' 6") x 3.45m (11' 4")
The lovely principle reception positioned at the front of the home includes a fireplace inset with a living flame gas fire, complimenting a radiator and a double glazed window which offers open views across the Thorpe Road junction down North Crescent. Further accompaniments include a wonderful open archway providing accessibility into the dining room and characteristic tall ceilings.
4.44m (14' 7") x 3.76m (12' 4")
Nestled to the westerly facing rear of the residence this delightful additional reception room provides splendid views over the larger than average private enclosed gardens. Attributes include a radiator, feature open plan archway to the lounge and interior traditional style doors to the main hallway, kitchen and retail shop area respectively.
3.51m (11' 6") x 2.90m (9' 6") into recess
The kitchen area includes an array of wall and floor cabinets finished in a white colour with contrasting laminated work surfaces and an additional cabinet inset with a stainless steel sink and drainer unit set beneath two windows which overlook the enclosed rear westerly facing gardens. Further accompaniments include an understairs recess, plumbing for an automatic washing machine, space for a fridge freezer, a radiator, gas cooker point and a partially glazed exterior door to the rear gardens. Furthermore, an interior door opens into the dining room.
Incorporating a radiator and a splendid double glazed window which offers attractive elevated views over the rear westerly facing private rear gardens and detached double garage, whilst providing an abundance of natural light into both the landing and hallway areas.
First floor landing
This attractive gallery landing includes a double glazed window located to the side elevation, a traditional style staircase to the ground floor hallway, loft access and a walk-into storage cupboard concealing the gas central heating combination boiler. Doors provide accessibility into the four well appointed bedrooms and the family bathroom.
4.83m (15' 10") x 3.45m (11' 4") into robes
The impressively proportioned master bedroom offers elevated views over Thorpe Road down North Crescent through double glazed windows, a radiator and fitted wardrobes to the extent of an entire wall.
4.80m (15' 9") x 3.45m (11' 4")
Equally impressive, the second larger than average double bedroom provides lovely elevated views across the front elevation accompanied with a radiator.
3.84m (12' 7") x 3.00m (9' 10")
Located at the rear of the residence, the third double bedroom offers scenic views over the larger than average westerly facing gardens and also incorporates a radiator.
3.00m (9' 10") x 2.21m (7' 3")
This charming bedroom is nestled to the rear and features a double glazed window overlooking the gardens towards the detached double garage and a radiator.
3.07m (10' 1") x 1.47m (4' 10")
Situated between the third and fourth bedrooms at the rear of the residence, the family bathroom includes a coloured suite comprising of a low level W/c, a pedestal hand wash basin and a panel bath incorporating an elevated Mira shower. Additional attributes include a double glazed window to the rear elevation, tiled walls and a heated towel radiator.
Retail shop front
5.05m (16' 7") x 4.98m (16' 4") to 3.76m (12' 4") x 2.77m (9' 1")
The "L" shaped retail shop area, situated adjacent to the lounge and dining room of the residential portion of the property, provides an expansive retail space ideal for whatever your commercial requirements. The area includes a glazed shop frontage and an access door with electrical roller shutters for extra security when the premises is closed. Furthermore, the area includes a convenient interior access door to the residential portion of the property and an additional door to the rear stock room / wash facility.
Rear stock room
4.55m (14' 11") x 1.90m (6' 3")
The shop storage area, occupying the entire rear of the shop, includes a variety of storage cupboards integrating a wash basin, an electricity supply and two windows accompanied with an exterior partially glazed door to the westerly facing rear gardens.
5.18m (17' 0")x 3.94m (12' 11") & 5.18m (17' 0")x 2.49m (8' 2")
Situated within the rear gardens, the detached garage is divided into two individual garages and incorporates an electricity supply. The main garage offers a useful electrical roller door which opens into a larger than average space ideal for the secure standage of any family vehicle and a ladder offering accessibility into the garage loft area, which we are led to believe was the old hay storage in times gone by. The second garage provides a sliding timber garage doorway opening into an equally as impressive floor space..
Loft to garage
6.05m (19' 10") x 5.36m (17' 7")
This wonderful space which extends over both garages offers a pinch of nostalgia with exposed loft beams and a timber floor, a skylight window and two timber access doors to the front and gable walls. We are led to believe that the garage was facilitated as a stable block and in the past the loft area was used for hay storage.
Westerly facing gardens
The residence occupies a significant situation within The Village and due to the position of the property there is an eye watering, highly desirable larger than average private westerly facing rear garden laid mostly of lawns finished to a backdrop of shrubbery and timber fencing and a spectacular old flint wall concealed behind the foliage. The area is ideal for the standage of works vehicles with there being wrought iron access gates to the side lane, family gatherings or even simply privately enjoying the warm summer months. To the rear, adjoining the kitchen, there are two further outbuildings with one facilitating a W/c and the other simply for additional storage. We have also been made aware of an older outline planning application to Easington District Council at that time in 2001, for a residential dwelling in the rear gardens but this has subsequently lapsed.
Sold prices provided by Land Registry
10th Jan 2018
16th Apr 2018