Alexandra House Witton Road, Fir Tree, Crook

Ref: 10705
£ 699,950
For Sale
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  • Agent Name: Adam Edwards
  • Agent Location: Durham
  • Agent Email: enquiries@stuartedwards.com

ALEXANDRA HOUSE Alexandra House is a magnificent country house of great character and charm, Facing South, South, West and in an Elevated Position. Expertly constructed to the very highest of standards. The property has many unique features including a superb Ash staircase. Set in approximately one acre of private, secure and well established gardens to all sides. The house was built approximately 10 years ago, it is individually designed and built to a high specification. Situated in the Hamlet of Fir Tree with views across the North Pennines to the West. The Hamlet rests on the edge of the ancient middle hunting park of the Prince Bishops of Durham (Harperley Park Estate) dating back to the twelfth century, originally the seat of Sir John Conyers.
Alexandra House is connected to mains services: Water, Electricity, and Drainage. Heating and Hot water are provided via an Oil Boiler, (Serviced by the manufacturer on a contract agreement) With a SEDBUC rating of 93% Efficiency. The Evacuated Tube Solar Panels on the roof of the South Elevation hold 40No, 57mm tri-walled evacuated tubes, which heat the domestic hot water, linked in series to the 440ltr OSO Twin walled insulated storage cylinder, this is also backed up thermostatically from the oil boiler. An immersion heater is also installed in the cylinder. The ground floor is heated via underfloor heating with each room having its own thermostat. The first and second floors are heated via radiators all fitted with thermostatic valves, including programmable room stats.
The house and garage are fully networked with Mains telephone and fibre broadband, there is however, an option of Superfast internet with the available speed of up to 900mbps. There is a security system to the house and garage, also a fire alarm system with smoke and heat detectors to all rooms. The house has wheelchair accessible level entry throughout the ground floor.
All woodwork to ground and first floor is in American white ash, with traditional corner and plinth blocks, the second floor woodwork is polished pine.

AREA INFORMATION Fir Tree is only a short distance from local towns, which offer a variety of shops and supermarkets:
Crook: 2.5 miles
Bishop Auckland: 5 miles
Durham: 13 miles
Darlington: 17 miles
Newcastle upon Tyne: 25 miles
Sunderland: 27 miles
Travelling to all major services:
Newcastle airport: 34 miles, 50 minutes
Teesside Airport: 23 miles, 38 minutes
The East Coast Main Line Rail services, Durham Station 14 miles 25 minutes, Darlington Station 18 miles 32 minutes, reaching Edinburgh in 1 hour 50 minutes and London in 2 hours 50 minutes.
Road links via the A68, travelling south the A1M is 14 miles and north you can join the A1M in 22 miles.

THING'S TO DO AND PLACES TO GO: Locally: - Bishop Auckland home of Auckland castle (former home to the Prince Bishops of Durham). There is a New and unique venue "The Auckland Project" covering local history, Including The Eleven Arches Night Show "Kynren" an epic tale of England a journey through 2000 years of History.
Low Barns Nature Reserve and visitor centre is just 2 miles down the road.
"Locomotion" part of the National Rail Museum at Shildon, only a few miles from where George & Robert Stephenson placed Locomotion "No1" on the rail to start The Stockton and Darlington Railway in 1825.
Close to Hamsterley Forest which is ideal for walking, trekking and cycling. Bowes Museum, High Force, Durham Cathedral and Castle.
There are several local leisure centers, swimming baths also sports facilities. Local golf courses and driving ranges.
There are two renowned local pubs: The Fir Tree country hotel with 14 En-suite Chalets, including a fine range of bar and restaurant foods and The Duke of York with a fine selection of wine and food. There is also a Filling station which includes off licence and shop.
There are excellent local schools and colleges. Plus Independent day and boarding schools at Barnard Castle and Durham.
Fir Tree is only a short distance from local towns, which offer a variety of shops and supermarkets.

MAIN HALL 19' 3" x 11' 4" (5.87m x 3.45m) With Bespoke American Ash Cut String Stair, leading from the hall to the first floor

LOUNGE 17' 6" x 12' 6" (5.33m x 3.81m) Bay 5'10" (1780) x 2'2'2 (660)
Having the benefit of a marble fire surround with convector flame affect fire.

LOUNGE 20' x 16' (6.1m x 4.88m) Having an Acquisitions of London, Hand carved Mantel in white limestone "Curve" surround with Stirling steel slips and two ball modern Basket. The class1 flue gives the option to install either gas LPG, electric or multi-fuel stove.

DINING ROOM 16' x 13' (4.88m x 3.96m) Accessed from main hallway, with double door leading to lounge.

STUDY 11' 4" x 8' 8" (3.45m x 2.64m) Accessed from main hall. Wall to wall fitted & glazed bookcase, and fitted L shaped desk.

KITCHEN 26' 6" x 16' 1" (8.08m x 4.9m) Second Nature Croft Range of units, "OAK" With Baltic Brown polished Granite work surfaces stainless steel 1.5 bowl sink. Neff and Rangemaster appliances.

UTILITY ROOM 12' x 8' (3.66m x 2.44m) Second Nature kitchen in "Ivory" with stainless steel Sink and space for washer and dryer.

REAR HALLWAY 12' 0" x 4' 0" (3.66m x 1.22m)

SHOWER ROOM/WC 8' x 4' 9" (2.44m x 1.45m) Low level W.C. built in vanity unit with inset Heritage Hand basin, Heritage 900mm x 900mm corner shower enclosure with power shower.

BOILER ROOM 4' 9" x 3' 6" (1.45m x 1.07m) Housing the 93% efficient Worcester Bosch oil fired system boiler, also the electrical distribution system and thermostatic links for the solar hot water heating, underfloor heating and having first and second floor heating controls.

FIRST FLOOR LANDING Balcony. Overlooking the garden with uninterrupted views over the fields towards the Pennines.

BEDROOM 1 17' 6" x 15' 6" (5.33m x 4.72m) Fully fitted Dressing room.

EN-SUITE En-suite, heritage cast iron doubled ended Devon bath. 900mm x 1200mm heritage shower with twin shower heads, heritage vanity basin and WC with concealed cistern.

FULLY FITTED DRESSING ROOM.

BEDROOM 2 16' x 11' 6" (4.88m x 3.51m) Double built in wardrobes with access to Jack and Jill shower room.

JACK AND JILL SHOWER ROOM With power shower, close coupled WC and vanity hand basin.

BEDROOM 3 16' x 12' 8" (4.88m x 3.86m) Double built in wardrobes with access to Jack and Jill shower room.

BEDROOM 4 17' 6" x 12' (5.33m x 3.66m) Double built in wardrobes. Plus entrance of 9' x4'11" (2.74m x 1.5m)

FAMILY BATHROOM 11' 4" x 8' 8" (3.45m x 2.64m) With large doubled ended bath, Laufen close coupled WC and Laufen Pro Basin with Chrome stand.

SECOND FLOOR

LOUNGE AREA 27' 10" x 18' 8" (8.48m x 5.69m)

BEDROOM 5 21' x 11' 10" (6.4m x 3.61m)

EN-SUITE 12' x 11' 10" (3.66m x 3.61m) With Heritage bathroom suite, comprising of slipper bath, close coupled WC and pedestal hand basin.

ADDITIONAL AREA 11' 10" x 4' (3.61m x 1.22m) Containing Hot water storage Cylinder and solar control unit.

GARAGE Will house 4 cars comfortably, External measurement: 37' 0" (11.250m) x 23' 8" (7.200m)
Attic trusses form a further first floor level in the Garage providing a boarded area of 3.600m x 10.500m.
Entry via 2 large Steel security roller shutters 8' 10" (2.70m) high x 8' 0" (2.44m) wide, remote control. Steel side entrance door. Services: Electricity, Mains water and foul drainage. The Garage walls are also insulated.

GARDEN The extensive and well stocked garden of approximately one acre surround by a mature hedge, laid mainly to lawn with well-established borders, to the north western corner there is a summerhouse, which is insulated, having mains electricity, telephone and electric convector stove heater. There is also a large decked area, with steps leading down to a York stone patio barbeque area. To the rear of the summerhouse there is an area with a small greenhouse and fruit trees.

TENURE - FREEHOLD We have been informed that the property is Freehold. Interested purchasers should seek clarification of this from their Solicitors.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION Please note that all sizes have been measured with an electronic measure tape and are approximations only. Under the terms of the Misdescription Act we are obliged to point out that none of these services have been tested by ourselves. We cannot vouch that any of the installations described in these particulars are in perfect working order. We present the details of this property in good faith and they were accurate at the time of which we inspected the property. Stuart Edwards for themselves and for the vendors or lessors of this property whose agents they are, give notice, that: (1) the particulars are produced in good faith, are set out as a general guide only, and do not constitute any part of a contract; (2) no person in the employment of Stuart Edwards has the authority to make or give any representation or warranty in relation to this property.

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FINANCIAL ADVICE YOUR HOME IS AT RISK IF YOU DO NOT KEEP UP THE REPAYMENTS ON THE MORTGAGE OR LOANS SECURED ON THE PROPERTY.

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Please note Stuart Edwards Estate Agents is the trading name for Bluepace Durham Ltd.

Alexandra House is a magnificent country house of great character and charm, Facing South, South, West and in an Elevated Position. Expertly constructed to the very highest of standards. Set in approximately one acre of private, secure and well established gardens to all sides. Viewings Essential.

Property Details
  • Property Type: House
  • Location: Alexandra House Witton Road, Fir Tree, Crook DL15 8DZ
  • Sale Price: £ 699,950
  • Bedrooms: 5
  • Bathrooms: 4
  • Reception Rooms: 5
Agent
  • Adam Edwards
  • Durham
  • enquiries@stuartedwards.com
Property Type:
House
Bedrooms:
5
Bathrooms:
4
Reception Rooms:
5
Magnificent Country House
Set In Approximately 1 Acre Grounds
Individually Designed
5 Bedrooms
4 Reception Rooms
Utility Room
5 Bathrooms
Large Garage Comfortably Housing 4 Cars
Views Across The North Pennines
Superfast Broadband
Ensuites: 3
Kitchens: 1

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