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The Old Sawmill, Shincliffe, DH1 2TQ

NEW PRICE £665,000


The Old Sawmill is situated within a private location in Shincliffe and offers a bespoke, spacious family home set on a generous plot with just under an acre of land. This property affords bright and airy flexible living space featuring an orangery with the original property extended and designed carefully, all within a semi-rural sought after area in the outskirts of Durham City.

This property also includes a separate, self contained and recently renovated one bedroom annexe. This gives the property plenty of additional flexibility and offers another space to enjoy in the exclusive grounds.

This estate includes five bedrooms in total with the main luxury home offering four bedrooms that can be adaptable for working or the perfect growing family, with accommodating reception rooms designed sympathetically to the remote location following the extension of the property in 2018.

The home is also powered by an air source heat pump; a future proof, cost-effective sustainable energy source using the environment to generate 75% of the heating and hot water needs.

The area is located in the catchment of well regarded schools and is within 2 miles of the main commuting corridors. With close proximity to all amenities, history, culture, bars and restaurants that Durham City offers, arranging an appointment to view Holly Cottage is highly encouraged. 

Agents Note: In the near future, the EPC rating is likely to be positively affected by pending government guidelines on air source heat pumps. 

Please Note: Annex is unavailable for holiday lets.


Property ID: 26149665
Price: £665,000
Property Type: Detached House
Bedrooms: 5
Bathrooms: 4
Receptions: 3
Gardens: 1
Garages: 2


Stunning Rural Location

Four Bedroom Detached Property

Guest One Bedroom Annexe Barn Conversion Included

Five Bedrooms in Total

Fabulous Garden

Rare Opportunity

Open Plan Living Space with Snug

Powered by Air Source Heat Pump

Council Tax Band - D

Room Details

Ground Floor

Entrance Hall

Dual access hallway giving access to the stairwell, meandering to an open plan living and dining space to the right hand side of the property. To the left of the hallway reveals the snug which gives additional access to the living space.

Kitchen/Dining Room

3.03m x 7.81m (9' 11" x 25' 7") A generous open plan kitchen featuring a large skylight which provides an abundance of natural light leading through to the living room, which creates the perfect entertaining and family space. The kitchen comprises; light grey base units with contrasting wall units and work surfaces, integrated and space for free-stood appliances, an induction hob, extractor fan and inset stainless steel sink unit. The kitchen also features a breakfast bar and welcomes access to the orangery and living room.

Living Room

4.63m x 4.75m (15' 2" x 15' 7") A generous living space which is the heart of the property, featuring a focal point brick-built Inglenook fireplace, two doors giving access to the rear garden and access to the orangery.


4.34m x 4.75m (14' 3" x 15' 7") Multi-use living space currently utilised as a winter snug, with window seat and Inglenook fireplace.


3.48m x 4.75m (11' 5" x 15' 7") Providing additional living space to the property, giving access to the tremendous gardens. The perfect aspect of natural light that this home receives makes this room a special spot to enjoy.

First Floor

Master Bedroom

4.67m x 4.70m (15' 4" x 15' 5") Master Bedroom to rear elevation with access to en-suite bathroom. With a skylight in both the master bedroom and en-suite, the home continues to maximise the high degree of natural light.

Bedroom 2

3.03m x 4.34m (9' 11" x 14' 3") Currently used as a guest bedroom and study, this bedroom allows another great flexible space.

Bedroom 3

1.94m x 3.92m (6' 4" x 12' 10") Another double bedroom with unique window seat opportunity.

Bedroom 4/ Study

2.30m x 2.92m (7' 7" x 9' 7") Currently used as a working study with an additional skylight towards the side aspect of the home overlooking the gardens.



4.38m x 7.74m (14' 4" x 25' 5") On entrance to the recently renovated annex at the top of the staircase welcomes a cosy open living/kitchen space. Including a double bedroom and full bathroom making a perfect guest house or working space away from the main home and views onto the surrounding acres of land, this exclusive conversion creates a high degree of seclusion.




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