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Heatherlea, Knitsley, Near Lanchester, County Durham

A beautifully presented Edwardian country house with stabling and paddock

Accommodation in Brief
Entrance Porch | Kitchen/Dining Room | Utility/Boot Room | Sitting Room | Snug | Living Room | Galleried Landing | Master Bedroom with En-suite | Three Further Bedrooms | Family Bathroom

Double Garage | Parking | Gardens | Paddock | Stables & Tack Room

The Property

Heatherlea is a beautifully presented Edwardian country house, thoughtfully renovated and set in approximately 4.3 acres of land including stables, paddock and tack room.

The front door opens into an entrance porch with windows to the rear, a vaulted ceiling, Velux windows and Jerusalem stone flooring with underfloor heating. This leads to the kitchen, sitting room, storage cupboard, front hallway and WC. The stunning kitchen/dining room with open plan sitting area and views to the garden, provides a fabulous everyday entertaining space. The kitchen is fitted with a range of Partridge grey units with marbled Silestone work surfaces, under-mounted sink in a large island with breakfast bar, integrated dishwasher, fridge, freezer and a recessed range cooker along with access to the utility/boot room, which is plumbed for a washing machine. Jerusalem stone flooring continues into the dining area which has triple aspect windows, oak beams to the vaulted ceiling, Velux windows and doors to the rear with views to the garden.

From the entrance porch, half-glazed double oak doors lead to the main sitting room, with triple aspect sliding sash windows, an Esse multi-fuel stove on a slate hearth and solid oak wood flooring.

The front hallway gives access to the original part of the property with front door, two further living rooms, one currently used as a children’s play room and the other as a cosy snug. Both have sliding sash windows to the front; the snug also benefits from a real fire with solid wood surround, metal insert and tiled hearth, as well as beautiful hand-painted bookshelves.

The spindled staircase has original paneling and leads to the galleried landing with glass panels overlooking the entrance porch, all bedrooms and the family bathroom. The Master bedroom has sliding sash windows to the front of the property, built in wardrobes, and is fitted with an en-suite walk in shower, wash-hand basin, heated towel rail and WC. There are three further bedrooms, two to the front and one to the rear. At the rear of the property the family bathroom is fitted with a white suite comprising a freestanding bath, separate shower, wash-hand basin with vanity unit, wooden wall-mounted storage, heated towel rail and WC. There are attractive Jerusalem limestone wall and floor tiles and underfloor heating.


Stone walling borders the property which benefits from a wrap-around garden with mature trees to the front and a side, and a rear garden mainly laid to lawn. It has planted borders, with trees and shrubs, and a large, paved, patio area with dwarf wall, ideal for entertaining, with views over the surrounding countryside. The graveled drive to the side of the property has parking for several cars and leads to a double garage with wooden double doors and access to four stables, outbuildings and paddock, with post and rail fences.

Further land of approximately 18 acres is available by separate negotiation, including three trout ponds, with a fishing pontoon in one, and four paddocks with gates between each field and a water reservoir feed to all troughs. This additional land has planning permission (granted in 2016) for an agricultural storage building (Ref. No: DM/16/02994/FPA) and an outdoor equestrian arena (Ref. No: DM/16/01294/FPA).

Local Information

Knitsley is located close to the Northumberland border with the gateway to the North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The village has traditional pubs and a primary school. Nearby Consett offers a comprehensive range of shopping and recreational services while the historic, cathedral city of Durham, which is very accessible, provides comprehensive professional, cultural, educational and recreational facilities.

There is good schooling in the locality, including primarys and St Bede’s secondary in nearby Lanchester. There are also a number of private schools available nearby in Durham and Newcastle.

For the commuter, Knitsley is ideally placed for access to the major centres of the north east. The A68 provides access both north and south linking to both the motorway network and to the A69 for quick connection to Newcastle in the east and Carlisle in the west and the A691 offers easy access to Durham. The Metro Centre in Gateshead, Newcastle International Airport, Newcastle and Durham Rail Stations are all extremely accessible, providing excellent transport links.

Approximate mileages

Castleside 3.0 miles | Durham City Centre 11.2 miles | Newcastle City Centre 15.7 miles | Corbridge 17.1 miles Newcastle International Airport 18.8 miles

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