" LIVE THE DREAM " - EXQUISITE BARN CONVERSION, TRADITIONAL CHARACTER WITH A MODERN TWIST, EXPOSED BEAMED CEILINGS, LOG BURNING STOVE, NATURAL SPRING WATER FROM HURWORTH BURN...Hunters are pleased to present to the market this inspiring five bedroom traditional barn conversion which has been sympathetically transformed into one of the most spectacular Exclusive Character Homes we have had the pleasure to market in the region. Bramble Cottage overlooks scenic countryside in one of the region's most sought after villages, providing a beautiful walled garden with an additional larger than average tree lined gated west facing forecourt garden which is ideal for families, a blend of contemporary and traditional internal finishes, including spectacular vaulted exposed beamed ceilings, a country style kitchen and cast iron log burning stove complimenting authentic internal panelled doors and bathroom / en-suite fixtures. The cottage has its own water supply provided from a natural spring at Hurworth Burn which is directed to the residence by a small pump house located in the shared driveway. The village of Elwick is ideally situated for access onto the A19 which interconnects with all of the regions major conurbations with the beautiful, City of Durham a short car ride away. within reach of the highly acclaimed Castle Eden Golf Club and the bustling Hartlepool marina which hosts the Tall Ships Race and an annual waterfront festival. For further information please contact your local Hunters situated in the Castle Dene Shopping Centre. EPC: E
It is a pleasure to have the rare opportunity to market such an inspiring residence in which the vendors have carefully considered the traditional character of the building and enhanced both the interior and exterior living space blending new and old with the introduction of underfloor heating via the oil fuelled boiler and combining a unique character including traditional exposed beamed ceilings and a log burning stove with a wonderful modern edge. An enchanting barn gate opens onto a sweeping driveway leading to the bespoke front door and the charming "Bramble Cottage" wall plaque which welcomes you at the entrance.
Situated at the centre of this beautiful residence, the main entrance provides an air of nostalgia, reflecting the authentic ambience throughout the residence with vaulted exposed beamed ceilings inset with a velux window for natural light and an open plan aspect to the stunning dining room, a deep recessed window seat and a pair of glazed panelled doors offering accessibility into the country style kitchen area.
CLOAK ROOM W/C
Nestled off the main entrance, the room incorporates a useful storage area for outdoor clothing and footwear with an additional door leading to the main facility comprising of a low level W/c, a pedestal hand wash basin and an integral velux window set into the vaulted ceiling providing natural light.
4.62m (15' 2") x 3.61m (11' 10")
Situated at the front of this outstanding home the vendors were mindful to retain the historic character of the barn by enhancing the exposed beams with vaulted ceilings complimenting an integral velux window for natural light and a breathtaking duel aspect cast iron log burning stove complete with a distressed Oak mantle set into exposed hand crafted masonry. Additional features include a lovely window seat providing scenic views across the front grounds and attractive traditional style pine doors with wrought iron fittings opening into the adjoining principal reception room and the cloakroom W/c.
5.62m (18' 5") x 5.10m (16' 9")
This spectacular principal reception room, located at the rear of this individual residence, amplifies the exclusive nature of the home with vaulted ceilings and exposed beams complete with a velux window and double doors opening onto the exterior stone patio leading to the enclosed walled gardens. An eye catching cast iron log burning stove enhances the traditional ambience of the room complete with an attractive beamed overmantle and natural stone hearth perfect for creating a cosy atmosphere for the winter months and Christmas period. Features include two authentic style internal pine doors with wrought iron ironmongery offering accessibility into the dining room and second inner hallway, in-turn, leading to the guest suite and fifth bedroom.
5.33m (17' 6") x 3.56m (11' 8")
In keeping with the traditional characteristics whilst adding a contemporary twist, the kitchen provides farmhouse style cabinets and larder units complete with high gloss granite effect work surfaces set to a backdrop of vaulted ceilings, exposed timber beams and authentic arched brick masonry. Patio doors open onto the exterior stone patio which leads to the lovely enclosed walled gardens. A central island serves as a breakfasting bar / preparation area integrating a circular stainless steel sink and drainer unit complete with swan neck mixer tap fitments and useful underbench storage. Further features include attractive wooden effect flooring leading to a stunning reclaimed stone overmantle integrated into the chimney breast. Accompaniments include a further pair of partially glazed patio doors which open into the gardens, two sympathetically styled internal doors offering accessibility into the useful utility room and the inner hallway and recessed spotlighting.
A useful room adjoining the kitchen, which features a latched cottage door providing accessibility into the kitchen with wonderful vaulted exposed beamed ceilings and a velux window offering natural light. Additional attributes include a selection of cupboards and contrasting work surfaces integrated plumbing for an automatic washing machine and an economic oil central heating boiler servicing the underfloor heating and hot water.
A wonderful area of the home, often overlooked in agents brochures but commands comment, offering charming deep recessed windows looking into the gardens, complimented with vaulted ceilings and lovely exposed beams, providing accessibility through authentic style internal doors with eye catching fitments into the master suite, third and fourth bedrooms and the family shower room W/c,
5.31m (17' 5") x 2.89m (9' 6")
The impressive master suite offers wonderful views over the enclosed walled gardens via deep recessed window seats adding to the traditional characteristics and charm complimenting the vaulted ceilings and traditional exposed timber beams. There is a useful equipped walk-in dressing room with recessed lighting accompanied with a splendid en-suite facility via a pine latched cottage style door.
Recently replaced, the fabulous en-suite adjoining the master bedroom provides a four piece white suite comprising of a glazed double shower enclosure complete with an electric shower, a panel bath, low level W/c and a pedestal hand wash basin. Features include a deep recessed window and partial tiling.
4.75m (15' 7") x 3.04m (10' 0")
The charming third double bedroom situated adjacent to the master suite and shower room W/c, provides attractive views through authentic arched windows into the private walled enclosed gardens and surrounding countryside. Further features include vaulted ceilings with wonderful exposed timber beams and a useful linen cupboard with an appealing latched pine cottage style door.
4.18m (13' 9") x 2.24m (7' 4")
Situated off the inner hallway and adjoining the shower room W/c, this delightful bedroom encompasses magnificent vaulted ceilings with exposed timber beams and a window looking onto the enclosed private walled gardens.
SHOWER ROOM W/C
A useful accompaniment servicing the third and fourth bedrooms, the shower room features a glazed shower enclosure complete with stainless steel trims and an electric shower, low level W/c and an elevated hand wash basin set to a backdrop of exposed beamed ceilings.
SECOND INNER HALLWAY
Leading from the principal reception room, the second inner hallway offers accessibility into the guest suite and fifth bedroom / study via attractive latched pine cottage style doors which retain the traditional character.
GUEST SUITE / SECOND BEDROOM
5.20m (17' 1") x 3.20m (10' 6")
The lovely guest suite offers traditional exposed timber beams and vaulted ceilings set to a backdrop of feature windows, fitted into the period arched openings of the past stables, looking into the enclosed private walled gardens. Further features include an open access into the walk-into dressing room which ultimately offers access into the en-suite facility.
The en-suite has recently been updated with a new suite and features a glazed double shower enclosure complete with an electric shower, a low level W/c and both a low level W/c and pedestal hand wash basin. A velux window provides natural light and both vaulted ceilings and a latched pine cottage style door.
FIFTH BEDROOM / STUDY
3.33m (10' 11") x 2.51m (8' 3")
Nestled off the second inner hallway leading from the lounge, the fifth bedroom / study currently used as a playroom and offers unrestricted views across the enclosed walled gardens accessed from the kitchen or lounge through an authentic arched window complimented with a latched pine cottage style door leading to the second inner hallway.
ENCLOSED WALLED GARDENS
This attractive walled garden can be accessed via a doors from the kitchen or lounge leading onto the stone patio which overlooks the well tended lawns, ideal for family gatherings and entertaining guests in the warm summer months.
Situated on a predominantly west facing aspect, the expansive partially tree lined gardens feature a sweeping driveway intersecting the lawned gardens leading from the timber farm style gate providing an abundance of parking facilities for all the family. Accessibility into the gardens can also be granted from the main hallway and french doors in the breakfasting kitchen making the area a versatile area for all the family to enjoy. Furthermore, there is a small pump house which provides the natural spring water from Hurworth Burn to the residence which is located on the shared driveway.