A rare opportunity to acquire a picturesque property situated on what was the original Brancepeth Castle country estate, enjoying a private setting surrounded by beautiful open countryside. Accessed along a private road this five bedroom property is situated very discreetly in a most sought after location of the Brancepeth Estate. Benefitting from spacious accommodation as well as mature landscaped gardens to front and rear, double garage block and additional outbuildings - the accommodation on offer is quite exceptional.
Numbers 1 and 2 Peppermires were originally Brancepeth Farm, part of Brancepeth Castle Estate, back in the 18th century. Most of it was demolished and rebuilt in 1875 when it was converted into part of the Castle quarters in 1922, then into two fine country houses a few years later.
The accommodation briefly comprises entrance porch leading through to reception hall with stairs off to first floor, access through to kitchen with breakfasting area, and separate utility. There are three generous sized reception rooms, all offering views of the gardens, as well as original fire places, and sash windows. A further hallway leads you out to the landscaped rear garden. There is a bedroom and bathroom to the ground level offering diverse accommodation. To the first level is a gallery landing area, with access to four bedrooms all with the benefit of countryside views, and three bathrooms.
Externally the landscaped garden to the rear offers a variety of shrubs and apple and pear fruit trees, lawn with access to a separate vegetable plot along a country lane. To the front of the property is a detached double garage, parking and timber outbuilding with additional woodland garden, as well as a further stone-built outbuilding.
This property offers seldom found period accommodation, and a unique opportunity to enjoy a tranquil and rural setting, yet lies close to an abundance of amenities from the world heritage site of Durham City. We would recommend the property would benefit further from a degree of modernisation, enhancing what has been a fine family home for many years. Viewings are highly recommended.
Property ID: 24876334
Property Type: Semi-Detached House
Parking Spaces: 2