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Woodlands, Derwent Avenue, Rowlands Gill, Tyne & Wear

An imposing detached late Victorian house situated in a generous plot with extensive gardens, woodland and paddock

Accommodation in Brief
Entrance Vestibule | Entrance Hall | Living Kitchen | Dining Room | Drawing Room | Conservatory | Utility Room | Downstairs WC | Rear Hall and Garden Room | Master Bedroom with En-suite Shower Room | Three Further Bedrooms | Fifth Bedroom/Dressing Room

Parking | Extensive Gardens | Woodland | Paddock | Further Land Available By Separate Negotiation

The Property

Woodlands, constructed at the turn of the 20th Century, is an imposing home of generous proportions. The property has a variety of original features throughout including stained glass, coving, sash windows and Victorian floor tiles with the working servant’s bell adding to the charm.

The half glazed wooden front door opens into the entrance vestibule, with original Victorian floor tiles, before leading into the entrance hall with a further part glazed wooden door with attractive detailed glass. The entrance hall provides access to the ground floor accommodation, has stairs to the first floor and useful understairs cupboard. The dining room offers a spacious entertaining area with original wooden mantle over the feature fireplace and attractive bay window with views overlooking the garden and beyond. The drawing room provides a more formal reception area and has a fantastic high ceiling and open fireplace with original wooden mantle further enhanced by the two alcoves either side. The bay window offers views of a southerly aspect with original French doors leading out onto the garden. The conservatory leads off the entrance hall, through an inner vestibule with original Victorian tiled floor, and provides a light and spacious room to enjoy. The conservatory is newly constructed and has a guarantee. French doors lead from the conservatory to the decking area. The living kitchen has a cosier feel with the living area providing an area to relax with log effect gas fire and views to the front of the property. An archway leads through to the kitchen which is fitted with a range of bespoke solid oak and cream fronted units with complementary granite worktop. The kitchen is fitted with an integral oven, gas hob, extractor fan and dishwasher. The utility room is accessed off the kitchen with a further range of units, sink, plumbing for the washing machine and space for a tumble dryer. The downstairs WC is located off the utility room as well as a further store room and external access to the front and back.

From the entrance hall, stairs lead to the first floor with attractive stained glass window at half landing height. The landing is bright and spacious providing access to the first floor accommodation. The master bedroom, with views overlooking the garden is of a good size and benefits from an en-suite shower room fitted with a shower, wash-hand basin, WC and bidet. There are three further double bedrooms, two of which have built in cupboards, situated on the first floor. A fifth, which can be accessed from both the landing and master bedroom, offers potential for a further bedroom or dressing room.

There is a sub-basement to the property which runs the length of the dining room and drawing room. The area has an earthen floor and restricted head height making an ideal space for storage.

Externally

Woodlands is situated amongst attractive and well established gardens which are a fantastic feature of the property. The garden is a haven for garden lovers with a variety of rare plants and flowers disbursed amongst the different areas and levels within the grounds.

The sweeping drive leads from Derwent Avenue down to the property and the parking area which is located to the front of the house. A block paved patio leads from the parking area to the front door with graveled pathways off to the garden. Steps lead from the parking area up to a rooftop garden giving a quiet area to sit and enjoy the surrounds. A substantial decking area, which can be accessed directly from the house, provides an idyllic place to relax. A variety of wooden and stone steps lead down the garden, with further meandering paths working their way to the extensive lawned areas and curved seating area, enhanced by a wooden pergola. The gardens offer a variety of well-established borders and flower beds with the mature woodland area on the western boundary adding to the privacy of the property. The paddock sits to the south of the property and slopes down towards the River Derwent which is ideal for fishing.

Further land may be available by separate negotiation.

Local Information

Rowlands Gill is a well-located commuter village in the Derwent Valley which has a semi-rural feel and offers easy access to the popular Derwent Walk, an old railway line which runs about 10.5 miles from Swalwell to Blackhill which now provides a footpath, bridle-way and cycle track. The Derwent Valley abounds with wildlife and is a breeding ground for red kite. Rowlands Gill provides a full range of day-to-day amenities including shops, restaurants, a library and primary school, while Shotley Bridge offers a further range of professional services and a hospital. Newcastle city centre, which is also very accessible, provides comprehensive cultural, educational, recreational, shopping and professional facilities. Excellent secondary schools are available in nearby Blaydon, Whickham and Consett.

For the commuter, Rowlands Gill offers excellent transport links with the A692 and A694 giving quick access to the A1 and onwards to the Gateshead Metro Centre, Newcastle city centre and other major centres of the north east. Newcastle International Airport, together with rail stations at Newcastle and Durham, which offer regular mainline services north and south, are all extremely accessible.

Approximate mileages

Shotley Bridge 6.4 miles | A1 3.8 miles | Gateshead Metro Centre 5.2 miles | Newcastle City Centre 8.5 miles | Newcastle International Airport 10.9 miles | Durham City Centre 18.0 miles

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