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Old Waldridge, Chester Le Street, DH2 3SL

This is a 5+ bedroom house located in Old Waldridge, Chester Le Street, County Durham.

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Property Details

‘Woodside’ was constructed circa 2001 and provides a luxurious detached home, constructed to a high standard with superb individual design and many attractive building features. The property, which extends to approximately 4000 sq ft and spread over 3 floors is in the hidden and tranquil area of Old Waldridge, Chester le Street. 


Nestled in stunning ground with natured lawns, well stocked flower beds. Accessed via electric gates leading to the paved hard standing which provides ample parking to the front and rear of the property. This unique house has been constructed with gas central heating and under floor heating to most floor areas, as well as the bathrooms. The entrance reception hall has a bespoke handmade Gull wing style oak staircase leading to the first floor galleried landing. 

The ground floor of the property has a principal sitting room at the front, with large windows, 3 further reception rooms are available, the drawing room is stunning and provides a fabulous entertaining space measuring over 28’ x 14’. The kitchen is located to the rear, fitted with cream wood units and a range of built-in appliances, Linking to the family room which is at the rear of the house and has double doors onto the south facing terrace. 
5 of the 7 bedrooms are located to the first floor, the master bedroom boasts a luxurious en suite bathroom and dressing room. 2 further en suites are available on this floor along with the main family bathroom. Full use of all the floor areas has been utilised, 2 further large bedrooms are found to the 2nd floor with storage to eaves. 
Woodside nests on the edge of Southburn Dene sharing the wildlife corridor of Waldridge Fells. Such a beautiful property in a stunning mature setting with well stocked flower beds and an abundance of wildlife in the nearby woodland all add together to present this fine family home. 
Ideally located for access to the A1m to provide direct links to Newcastle, Sunderland and Co Durham. Durham City is located approximately 7 miles to the south which is easily accessed via the A690. 
Property comprises 
ENTRANCE VESTIBULE 
Amtico flooring and two doors leading to 
CLOAKROOM/WC 
Comprising close coupled wc, wash hand basin by Vogue with storage cabinets beneath and mirror above, tiled flooring and half wall height tiling. 
CLOAKS STORAGE / CUPBOARD 
RECEPTION HALL 
Amtico flooring, border detailing to the skirtings, concealed spotlighting, cornicing and a light oak hand-built gull wing staircase leading to the first floor galleried landing. 
From the reception hall six doors lead off to principal accommodation. 
DRAWING ROOM (28’4 x 14’3 (8.65m x 4.36m) 
A fabulous room which enjoys great natural light from its bay window at the front of the house with cross leaded panes. There is a superb stone fireplace surround, hearth and mantle with coal burning gas fire insert. The room has cornicing, attractive wall lighting, power points and infra red alarm sensor. 
DINING ROOM (15’3 x 14’5 (4.66m x 4.39m) 
With bay window overlooking the front approach to the house, cornicing, light emulsion decoration, telephone point and infra red alarm sensor. 

KITCHEN (rear facing) 14’4 x 12’6 (4.38m x 3.81m) 
Well equipped and fitted with a range of cream wood base, wall and drawer units with black pearlescent granite worktop surfaces incorporating a stainless steel sink unit. The kitchen has glazed wall display cabinets, as well as open shelving, attractive spotlighting, telephone and TV aerial point and beautiful tiled flooring. Appliances include a free standing Rangemaster with two ovens, two warming drawers, five gas hobs, an electric ceramic hob and extractor hood above, a built-in Whirlpool dishwasher and a Whirlpool refrigerator. 
UTILITY & LAUNDRY ROOM (side facing) 
15’3 x 5’11(4.66m x 1.8m) 
With Belfast sink unit, granite style work surfaces, spacing for a washing machine, tumble dryer and American refrigerator and freezer, burglar alarm control panel and double glazed door leading onto the side courtyard and patio. 
A door also connects from the utility room to the: 
FAMILY ROOM (rear & side facing) 15’7 x 13’0 (4.75m x 3.97m) 
A light and bright room with double glazed patio doors leading out onto the south facing patio, stone surround fireplace, hearth and mantle with coal burning effect gas fire, attractive flooring, cornicing, TV aerial point, power points and return door to a passageway which links to the reception hall.The passageway has a door connecting to the: 
STUDY (internal room) 11’6 x 5’5 (3.5m x 1.65m) 
Professionally equipped with an arrangement of light wood office furniture. 
The last door linking from the passageway connects to the: 
COMPUTER ROOM & CONTROL ROOM 
With shelving, fuse box, circuit breaker control panel, central controls for the closed circuit TV surveillance cameras and manifold for central heating pipes for the underfloor heating to the ground floor. 
Returning to the reception hall, the magnificent staircase leads up 
to the: 
FIRST FLOOR LANDING With attractive cornicing, built-in shelf storage cupboards and six doors leading to principal accommodation. 
MASTER BEDROOM (rear facing) 
15’6 x 13’1(4.74m x 3.98m) measurements exclude dressing area and en-suite bathroom A light room with double glazed windows overlooking the southerly elevation, elaborate cornicing and telephone point. 
DRESSING AREA 
With floor to ceiling mirror fronted sliding doors concealing excellent hanging rail and shelf storage space and access into the roof void for storage. 
EN-SUITE BATHROOM 
With white four piece suite comprising panelled bath, close coupled wc, pedestal wash hand basin, ceramic tiling to half wall height and heated chrome towel rail. Two steps lead up to the walk-in wet room comprising good quality shower, tiled walls and flooring, folding screen access doors and tiled drying area. 


BEDROOM TWO (front facing) 14’4 x 12’7 (4.39m x 3.84m) measurements include fitted wardrobes A light and bright room which enjoys a pleasant aspect over the front approach of the house, extensive arrangement of fitted wardrobes, dressing table, wiring for plasma screen TV and telephone point. 
EN-SUITE BATHROOM 
With white four piece suite comprising panelled bath, close coupled wc, pedestal wash hand basin with illuminated mirror above, separate shower cubicle with Mira shower unit and folding screen access door, attractive tiling to half wall height, ceramic tiled flooring, heated chrome towel rail, spotlighting and Expelair unit. 
BEDROOM THREE (front facing) 13’8 x 10’3 (4.16m x 3.12m) 
Enjoying a view over gardens and drive, three sets of double wardrobes and access into roof void. 
EN-SUITE SHOWER ROOM 
Comprising separate shower cubicle with Mira shower unit and folding screen doors, wall hung wash hand basin, close coupled wc, half wall height tiling, ceramic tiled flooring and shaver strip light. 
BEDROOM FOUR (front facing) 14’4 x 10’0 (4.37m x 3.04m) 
A light room which enjoys views over the front garden, three sets of double wardrobes, power points and telephone point. 
BEDROOM FIVE (side & rear facing) 14’4 x 9’11 (4.37m x 3.03m) 
A light and bright room with superb window views over gardens, three sets of double wardrobes, TV aerial point and telephone point. 
FAMILY BATHROOM 
With white four piece suite comprising panelled bath, close coupled wc, pedestal wash hand basin with shaver strip light above, separate shower cubicle with Mira shower unit and glazed screen door, heated chrome towel rail, half wall height tiling, black ceramic floor tiling and spotlighting to the ceiling. 
Connecting from the first floor landing a staircase leads up to the second floor of the property. 
SECOND FLOOR LANDING 
With access into storage cupboard and two doors off to further bedroom accommodation. 
BEDROOM SIX (front & rear facing) 
(20’8 x 14’8 6.29m x 4.48m) 
Set into the roof space with sloping roof, two Velux windows to the rear roof pitch and one to the front, and access into the eaves. 

BEDROOM SEVEN. 16’8 x 14’3 (5.09m x 4.35m) 
With two Velux windows to the rear roof pitch and one to the front, access into the eaves and wardrobe storage cupboards, one of which accommodates the high capacity, quick recovery hot water cylinder. 
EXTERNALLY 
The property and grounds surrounding Woodside are extremely impressive. The main approach to the house leads off Warkworth Drive and is a private road which connects up to Woodside, Old 
Waldridge and Woodside Cottage. The road bears around to the left and the unadopted road connects through electrically 
operated wrought iron gates into the large block paved drive and courtyard. The front approach to the house is attractive, with tall Georgian style lantern lights and well stocked flower and shrub borders.
To the immediate entrance to the house there is a hard standing and parking area, ideal for boat and caravan, as well as a useful garden store shed. The tall trees surrounding the plot give great screening. 
GARAGE ONE 30’2 X 16’5 (9.19m x 5.01m) 
Garage one and its workshop area provides a very useful space to the corner of the site, adjacent to the entrance into the property. There is obvious potential within this area to apply for planning permission to construct a new lodge or small cottage. This would be subject to planning and building consent. 
Behind the garage there is a greenhouse and potting store 15’9 x 6’5 (4.81m x 1.97m) with cold water supply. 
The gardens provide highly impressive lawned areas with rhododendrons and azaleas giving beautiful colour. The lawned gardens slope down gently to a lower tier, separated by a well stocked flower and rose border. Steps lead down to the lower lawned gardens where there are private sitting areas and terraces, including a timber constructed Wendy house. The gardens run into a point on the south eastern corner of the site and lie adjacent to the mature woodland. 
The gardens lead around the southern elevation, where there is a lovely water feature, as well as further flower and shrub borders. The gardens at the western boundary have double gates that lead towards the adjacent woodland.
GARAGE TWO 21’10 x 18’6 (6.65m x 5.64m) 
The detached double garage is an impressive feature of the house and is to the rear of the property under a pitched slated roof. Built in brick it has a large electrically operated up and over door and provides excellent storage space for one or two cars, with power and lighting. 
To the rear of the garage there is a gated entrance onto a nearby bridle path, which leads through to adjacent fields and countryside and provides a very pleasant walk for dogs. 
The exterior of the property has closed circuit TV surveillance cameras and spotlighting. 
SERVICES 
The property has mains gas, electric and water services. 
DIRECTIONS: 
Take the A1 signposted the South. Leave the A1(M) at junction 63 then at roundabout take the fourth exit onto the A167 signposted Chester-le-street. Continue on A167 signposted Durham. At roundabout take the second exit signposted Waldridge. At roundabout take the second exit and turn right onto Embleton Drive and right again onto Hauxley Drive.

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