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Property Of The Week – The Castle, Castle Eden

17.01.22

Nestled away in the Northern countryside lays this truly exceptional Grade II* ‘Castle’. This masterpiece of a home, which equates to 15102 square feet of space, sits on an impressive 14 acres of land surrounded by the Castle Eden Nature Reserve. The Palladian style Castle boasts some spectacular uninterrupted views with landscaped gardens, mature grounds, and the Castle Eden golf course right on the doorstep. Leading up to the Castle you arrive by the grand driveway lit by Victorian street lamps on either side which is fit for horse-drawn carriages, which establishes the character and sets the scene for this true English retreat.

When entering the private gravelled wrap-around courtyard you are greeted by a full-length palm house that benefits fully from the afternoon sun. The orangery includes a bar area with multiple access points to the west side of the home, this merely sets the tone of the Grandeur that awaits you inside.

The Georgian Castle boasts many spectacular stand out features which include elegant fireplaces, luscious sash windows, hand painted bespoke bird murals in one of the living quarters. Many original features include the doors, ceiling roses and the ‘Dungeon’ to name a few. The dungeon is accessed via stone steps from the ground floor and includes many different rooms that span the entire footprint of the Castle. The area is fashioned with wrought iron gates. The opportunities for this area are endless.

The truly exceptional main entrance hall greets you with an elegant sweeping staircase which showcases the natural stone flooring. This entrance is a showstopper for entertaining and creates a feel for the rest of the home. Access to all areas of the ground floor can be accessed via this point. The ground floor houses the living quarters which briefly comprises of Entrance Hall, Dining room, Living room, Lounge, Kitchen, utility and separate WC.

Ascending from the sweeping staircase you are greeted by the mass amount of natural sunlight which beams from the impressive cupola dome.

The first and second floor gallery landing admires the vast amount of space and showcases the pillars which are mirrored on both floors.

The sleeping quarters include 11 bedrooms over two floors. On the First floor, there are four lavish sized double bedrooms with en-suite, one of which has a supplement of a dressing area. The first floor also shares a single room which also benefits from an en-suite.

The second floor sleeping quarters has four generous sized double bedrooms, three of which have the benefit of en-suite, there is a further two single bedrooms with en-suites on this floor.

The Georgian manor house which is steeped in history since the early 1700s has been through extensive renovations throughout its prime. The attached courtyard buildings have since been converted into separate residences that complement the area.

The Castle is truly exceptional and a true one of a kind with links to many popular destinations such as Hardwicke Hall which is a five-minute drive away. Historical town Durham is a short 20 minute drive and the hustle and bustle of Newcastle City centre is a short 35 minute drive.

Transport links include the grand central line at Hartlepool which can get you to London in under 4 hours, The Newcastle international airport and Durham tees Valley airport which are 15, 40, and 30 minutes respectively.

The Castle, Castle Eden is for Sale with NestSeekers for £3 Million.

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