This is a substantial Grade II listed stone-built period residence of immense charm and character.
Dating from the 16th century, Oliver Cromwell is reputed once to have visited the Hall and taken tea underneath the oak tree outside the house; since then it has been sympathetically restored and extended. More recent occupants have included Tom Robinson (Sing if you’re glad to be gay…) and Princess Elena of Romania.
Set in a private and secluded site of 3½ acres, it overlooks open countryside and the site extends across lawns and grassland down to the River Deerness. While it’s far enough from the City to remain dark at night, Durham and the A1(M) Motorway can be reached in under 15 minutes.
The ground floor provides over 200 m2 of space, with similarly proportioned 2nd and 3rd floors. Externally there is a detached triple garage which was designed to blend in architecturally and offer a vast capacity including a further level of storage rooms above.
Externally, a long sweeping tree-lined drive leads to the impressive stone façade; internally, the original oak beams and fireplaces preserve the original atmosphere of the location. The ample drawing room accommodates a baby grand piano, and the dining room has an authentic table to seat 10 in comfort. Upstairs, the master bedroom includes a massive four-poster bed which would doubtless sleep three if the occasion demanded!