Merryknowle, Garmondsway, Near Sedgefield, County Durham
A substantial detached home set in approximately 9.5 acres with garden, land and stabling
Accommodation in Brief
Entrance Hall | Breakfast Kitchen | Bar | Drawing Room | Utility and Downstairs WC | Study | Sitting Room | Library | Dining Room | Conservatory | Downstairs Bathroom | Master Bedroom with En-suite | Guest Bedroom with En-suite | Three Further Bedrooms | Family Bathroom
Gardens | Double Garage | Stables | Land
Merryknowle is situated amongst glorious countryside whilst also benefitting from access to good road links. The property is of generous proportions throughout and offers versatile living.
The main, part-glazed, front door leads into the initial entrance vestibule before entering the main hallway. All ground floor accommodation leads off the hallway, as well as the stairs to the first floor. The breakfast kitchen is fitted with a range of bespoke Christian units with granite worktops and central island, as well as offering a double sink, fridge freezer, dishwasher and Rangemaster oven. There is an inner hall off the kitchen with external access and double doors through to the bar area. In turn, the bar area leads through to a more formal drawing room with gas fire. The utility room, with shower and WC are located off the main hallway and also has external access. Further accommodation on the ground floor consists of a study, library, downstairs cloakroom with wash-hand basin, shower and WC. There is a more relaxed sitting room with bay window overlooking the garden, as well as a dining room which leads in the naturally bright conservatory.
Stairs from the main hallway lead onto the spacious landing. The master bedroom is fitted with a range of wardrobes and benefits from an en-suite shower room. The guest bedroom also comprises fitted wardrobes and an en-suite shower room. There are three further bedrooms and a family bathroom with Jacuzzi bath, shower cubicle, double wash-hand basin, bidet and WC.
Merryknowle is accessed via a sweeping drive, which leads through the formal fronts gardens to the parking area at the front of the property. The gardens are well established with a variety of plants and shrubs, whilst the surrounding trees add to the privacy of the setting. To the rear of the property is a substantial garden, laid mainly to lawn with patio area.
There is an alternative driveway into the property which provides access to the land and stables to the rear. A four car garage, with clocktower, is accessed via the second driveway.
The stable block has eight stables with tack room and hay store. The land is currently separated into two paddocks with post and rail fencing and a Ménage is also available.
Garmondsway is a small, dispersed hamlet located between Sedgefield and Durham. Nearby Sedgefield offers everyday facilities including high quality shops, convenience stores and medical centre whilst Durham is within easy reach and provides comprehensive cultural, recreational and shopping facilities.
For schooling, there is are primary schools in Sedgefield, Coxhoe, Bishop Middleham together with a number of other primary schools in other nearby villages. Durham offers a wide choice of primary and secondary schools together with a choice of private day and boarding schools.
For the commuter, there are good road connections to Durham City Centre, the A19 via Wynyard and the A1(M)which provides access north and south to Newcastle and Darlington. The rail stations in Durham and Darlington offer main line services to major UK cities north and south and Newcastle International Airport is also within easy reach.
Fishburn 2.1 miles | Sedgefield 2.3 miles | Bowburn 5.3 miles | Durham City Centre 9.4 miles | Bishop Auckland 12.5 miles | Darlington 15.8 miles | Durham Tees Valley Airport 14.5 miles | Newcastle City Centre 25.1 miles | Newcastle International Airport 31.3 miles