4 bed detached to buy in DL16

St. Marys Grove, Tudhoe Village, Spennymoor, Durham, DL16 6LR


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  • Secluded Village Location
  • Stunning Rural Surroundings
  • EPC Rating = B
  • House + Grounds Extended By An Additional 75% (approx)
  • 3 Reception Rooms
  • Master En Suite + Dressing Room
  • Double Garage + Large Drive
  • Wine Cellar

4 bed detached to buy in DL16


5 miles to the South of Durham City lies the picturesque village of Tudhoe, to which you will find this impressive and beautifully presented 4 bedroom detached house on the secluded estate of St Marys Grove.

Tudhoe Village is now dwarfed by Spennymoor, an industrial town that grew up around the Tudhoe iron works in the 19th century. The modern town of Spennymoor lies only a few fields from Tudhoe, but the contours are such that it cannot be seen from most of the village, and Tudhoe today gives the impression that it is still an isolated country village (source: Wikipedia).

Having resided in this stunning house for 47 years, the love, care and passion the current owners have for the property is evident throughout. Overtime, the house and boundary of the grounds to the rear have been extended by a further 75%*, making the property one of the largest dwellings in the village.

To the ground floor are three spacious reception rooms, each one able to fill with an abundance of natural light thanks to the large, double glazed windows, neutral d├ęcor and glazed internal doors. The lounge is complimented by a solid fuel fireplace with a stained, solid wood mantle piece and marble surround and hearth. Step through the glazed double doors into the snug, leading onto the conservatory with fantastic views of the rear garden. Step through the second set of double doors leading onto to the vast, Smallbone designed kitchen with Aga and dining area, which also leads onto the utility room to the far end.

To the first floor are four bedrooms or (as they are currently) three bedrooms, study as well as a family bathroom. The master and second bedrooms have been extended to accommodate for dressing areas with large fitted wardrobes, with the addition of an en suite to the master bedroom. The Master and second bedrooms each has their own loft access points as there are two separate loft spaces.

The large garage not only provides plenty of space for storage as well as two cars, but also hides a little secret. Lift the hatchway in the floor to reveal a spiral staircase leading down to a wine cellar. The house also accommodates for solar panels to the roof.

This amazing house has grown with the current family for almost 50 years and is now ready to welcome a new one.

*(This is on the basis of advice provided by the vendor).

EPC Rating = B


  • Property Type: Detached
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Receptions: 2
  • Tenure: Freehold
  • Central Heating: Gas
  • Parking: Garage
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Front Exterior

Welcome to St Mary's Grove. A secluded cul-de-sac, hidden away in the beautiful and picturesque village of Tudhoe. Arrive at the property on the right and cross the large and spacious drive, passed the large garage on the right to arrive at the front door just beyond.

Entrance Porch

(Image on virtual tour) Enter the porch with tiled flooring, offering access to the entrance hall, ground floor WC and cloak cupboard. There is a radiator to right and stained wood paneling to the ceiling.

Ground Floor WC

(Image on virtual tour) With the same design tiled flooring, this WC has been brightly and neutrally re-decorated throughout with a cream gloss brick effect tile feature to the lower half of the room, nicely finished with a mosaic tile boarder. Offering access to WC and wash basin, double glazed window and radiator to the right.

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Entrance Hall

4.50m x 1.90m (14'9" x 6'2")

Step into the hall to be met with stained wooden flooring and a smooth, solid wood banister for the staircase leading to the first floor, immediately to the left. Having been brightly decorated throughout, the positioning of the stairs in front of the large double glazed window does not stop the room from filling with natural light. Offering access to the lounge and kitchen/diner. There is an enclosed radiator opposite.

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5.60m x 3.60m (18'4" x 11'9")

Carpeted throughout, this spacious lounge is also able to fill with natural light, thanks to the large double glazed window to the immediate left and the glazed double doors leading to the snug on the far right. The main feature of the room is the solid fuel fireplace, with a stained solid wood mantelpiece and marble surround/hearth to the centre opposite. There is a radiator to the immediate right and you may notice there is no light fitting to the ceiling. Instead, there are 4 wall lights (2 each to opposite sides of the room) which are controlled by a dimmer switch to the immediate right.

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8.30m x 3.80m (27'2" x 12'5")

Welcome to the main hub of the house! With solid oak flooring throughout, this super spacious kitchen/diner with Smallbone design units, marble work surfaces and Aga has some surprises to share! To the base of the units are plinth drawers for extra storage and there is a walk-in larder to the right. Above the Aga is a tiled splashback feature and extractor hood inside a solid oak feature and a Velux skylight. To the left is an integral dish washer, Belfast sink with vintage style mixer tap, 2 separate double glazed windows and access to the rear garden. To the right of the Aga is access to the utility room. The dining area currently accommodates for a 6 seater dining table but could easily accommodate for more. The dining area offers access to the snug via glazed double doors.

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Utility Room

4.40m x 1.40m (14'5" x 4'7")

The utility has tiled flooring throughout and offers access to the rear garden and the rear of the garage. It also accommodates for a range of base and wall units with a contrasting work surface, stainless steel sink with mixer tap, washer and dryer. There is a double glazed window and radiator to the immediate right, along with fitted shelves for additional storage just beyond.

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6.60m x 3.60m (21'7" x 11'9")

The second reception area of the house, the snug has been neutrally decorated throughout in order to compliment the abundance of natural light the room captures, thanks to the large double glazed window reaching from floor to ceiling and the double patio doors leading to the conservatory, which are both to the opposite wall. The is another smaller double glazed window to the right with an electrical fireplace. There is a radiator located between the access points for the lounge and the kitchen/diner.

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3.80m x 3.80m (12'5" x 12'5")

Enter the light conservatory which plays host to the stunning views of the rear garden, thanks to the 180 degrees of 'floor to ceiling' double glazed windows and the room's elevated position. With tiled flooring throughout, the room has been fitted with a tiled roof, complimented by 6 down-lights and a ski-light. There is also an electrical storage heater to the left and access to the rear garden to the far right.

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First Floor Landing

5.00m x 1.90m (16'4" x 6'2")

Ascend the carpeted staircase to arrive at the large first floor landing. Thanks to the 2 double glazed windows along the right hand wall and light neutral decor, the room fills with natural light. Providing access to 4 bedrooms, family bathroom and 2 built-in cupboards.

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Master Dressing Room

3.00m x 2.70m (9'10" x 8'10")

In order to reach the master bedroom, we must first go through the master dressing room. Carpeted throughout and fitted with 3 double wardrobes, the space can also accommodate for a dressing table. Offering access to the master bedroom opposite and the en suite to the far left corner. There is a small radiator to the far right.

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Master Bedroom

3.60m x 3.60m (11'9" x 11'9")

Go through to the bedroom from the dressing room, the carpeting continues throughout. There is a large double glazed window offering views of the vast rear garden and countryside beyond, as well as a radiator to the opposite wall. There is also an access point for 1 of 2 loft spaces.

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View from Master Bedroom

Stunning view of the rear garden from the master bedroom.

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Master En Suite

3.00m x 1.30m (9'10" x 4'3")

Tiled throughout to the floor and walls with cladding to the ceiling, the en suite offers access to WC, circular wash basin with mixer tap atop of a fitted wooden cabinet and large shower cubicle with glazed screen and door and combi-shower. Double glazed window opposite and large vertical towel radiator to the immediate left.

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Second Bedroom

6.90m x 2.80m (22'7" x 9'2")

Enter the second bedroom via the large dressing area. Carpeted throughout, the room has been designed be an open plan space with a fitted double wardrobe. There is a double glazed window to the far end offering views of rear garden, as well as 2 radiators, 1 also located to the far end and another to the immediate right.

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Image of Second Bedroom Dressing Area

The dressing area also offers access to the second of 2 loft spaces.

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Third Bedroom

3.30m x 2.90m (10'9" x 9'6")

Carpeted throughout, there is a double glazed window with radiator opposite and fitted double wardrobe to the left with overhead cupboard space.

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Fourth Bedroom/Study

3.20m x 1.90m (10'5" x 6'2")

Carpeted throughout, this room can double as a fourth bedroom or study. There is a large fitted wardrobe to the far right hand corner, 2 double glazed windows (1 opposite and 1 to the left)and small radiator to the immediate right. The room has been fitted with additional electrical sockets for use as a study.

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Family Bathroom

2.20m x 1.90m (7'2" x 6'2")

Tiled throughout to the floor and walls with a cladded ceiling, this modernised family bathroom offers access to WC, wash basin and paneled bath with overhead combi-shower and glazed shower screen. Double glazed window opposite and large vertical towel radiator to the immediate right.

Garage/Wine Cellar

This double garage offers enough storage space for 2 cars as well as many other personal effects but also hides yet another little surprise. Lift the hatchway in the floor to reveal a staircase leading down to a wine cellar! The garage has power supplied and also accommodates for a car charging port.

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Main Rear Exterior

Finally, we come to the stunning and spacious rear South-facing garden. Accommodating for storage facilities along the side of the house which opens up onto a large patio area adjacent to the rear of the house. Take a stroll along the garden path, passed the large elevated pond on the left and head towards the rear of the garden to come to property's own little allotment. Turn around and take in the stunning view of the rear of the house against the backdrop of the garden.

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Rear Exterior Part 1

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Rear Exterior Part 2

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Rear Exterior Part 3

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Rear Exterior Part 4

Floor plan

Floor plan
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