Peek inside this £1million period mansion built in 1864 with stunning private gardens
This stunning period mansion in County Durham has been completely renovated, extended and redecorated and is now on the market for over £1million.
Built in 1864, Weardale Manor is set in wraparound private gardens and has six en-suite double bedrooms with tasteful decor and furnishings to complement the period style and features of the property. It also has its modern touches with immaculate bathrooms with high quality fittings and underfloor heating.
It is currently a ‘very successful’ bed and breakfast and restaurant but is being sold as residential property and has been described as an ‘outstanding family home’. And with all its exceptional outdoor space, the lucky buyer can enjoy beautiful views in “peace, tranquility and privacy”.
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Inside this property there is plenty to admire with original period shelving on one wall and a wood burning stove. It has double doors which lead to the orangery with exposed beams, underfloor heating and a door to the garden.
Next to the library is the more formal drawing room, which is described as a “lovely lounging space” of “generous proportions” with original window shutters, a wood-burning stove with exposed stonework in the niche and a attractive setting.
Double doors with stained glass above lead to the garden room offering flagstone flooring with underfloor heating, a contemporary style log burner, exposed stone walls and lovely views over the garden and countryside beyond opened.
A side hallway leads to another reception room which is currently used as a downstairs bedroom with en-suite shower room, but could also be used for other purposes. There is also a cellar, a laundry room with storage and laundry solutions, and a secondary staircase leading to the upper floor and the kitchen.
The kitchen benefits from fitted cupboards and low units with a central island and complementary granite worktops. It also houses a Belfast double sink and dishwasher, as well as a convenient pantry.
An elegant carved staircase leads to five spacious bedrooms, many with original features such as fireplaces, ceiling roses and picture rails. All rooms have “opulent color palettes reminiscent of the era” and feature luxurious, high-quality bathrooms. Three of the bedrooms have individual bathrooms, while the other two share a Jack & Jill bathroom.
Outside there are impressive wrought iron electric gates and a large gravelled driveway with a central revolving island. Plenty of parking spaces are also available for a large number of vehicles.
Well maintained wraparound gardens surround the property and offer a mix of lawns, mature shrubs and trees and various perennial plantings. There are also various areas to sit and relax, including the fantastic summer house, an ornate gazebo, a gravelled terrace next to the orangery and an extensive sun terrace next to the garden room.
The property is being sold by Finest Properties for offers in excess of £1million. You can view the full list here.