Impressive detached house within mature and generous gardens
• Extended executive home • Large and private gardens • 5 Reception rooms • Glass study • 5 Bedrooms (3 en-suite) • Potential for dependent relatives • Ample parking and single garage with electric door • Highly regarded and convenient location • One of the largest remaining sites
For many years Darras Hall has been regarded as one of the prime residential areas of the north east. Situated on the fringe of Ponteland, Darras Hall comprises a broad selection of imposing and executive homes with many of the regions most exclusive properties being located close by. Ponteland itself is a village which has evolved into a thriving centre with many amenities being within walking distance. The village has 3 public houses, restaurants, 2 supermarkets along with primary and secondary schooling. There is also a golf club, leisure centre and health club. There is a first school within Darras Hall itself which also has a local parade of shops. For the commuter the A696 links Ponteland with the A1(M) and there are further roads leading south to the A69. The location is therefore ideal for the commuter with Newcastle airport and the east coast mainline railway providing links with the rest of the country. Many of the attractions of the region are within a short drive, beyond which can be found the delights of the east coast, Northumberland National Park, the Lake District and Yorkshire Dales/Moors. The vibrant city of Newcastle offers a broad range of retail, recreational and cultural amenities as well as a variety of private and state educational establishments including Newcastle and Northumbria universities.
33 Darras Road is an imposing detached house which has been extended and improved over the years, being approached through electric gates and standing within large and private grounds. The gardens a notable feature of the property and many sites of this size have been redeveloped over the years. The house itself provides generously proportioned accommodation which enjoys a high degree of flexibility with the capacity to accommodate dependent relatives if required. There are 5 reception rooms along with a stunning breakfast kitchen, study and 5 bedrooms – 3 of which have en-suite facilities. The property has gas fired central heating throughout and there are ample parking facilities and a single garage with electric door.
A grand portico entrance leads through double opening doors to the entrance hallway having stairs leading off to the first floor, oak flooring throughout, and modillion(?) cornicing along with decorative architraves. Double opening doors lead through to a beautiful drawing room with heavily modillion cornicing and pargetting to ceiling, dado rail and period style fireplace with living flame gas fire into a decorative basket. Twin double opening doors lead through to the spacious conservatory being a wonderful addition and having tiled flooring throughout and French doors leading to the gardens.
To the front of the property off the hall is a living room, again with living flame gas fire and period surround Minster style fireplace, built in book/display shelving and decorative cornicing and ceiling rose. The dining room is similarly appointed with oak flooring throughout, double opening small pane French doors out to the gardens and period style fireplace with living flame gas fire having decorative display shelving into alcoves with floor level storage cupboards. The study is a further useful room which again could be used a bedroom as well as living accommodation having display and storage cupboards.
Steps lead down from the entrance hallway to a lower hall with cloakroom off having oak flooring, high level bracketed w.c. and wash basin into mahogany vanity unit. There is also a double guest bedroom along with a well appointed en-suite shower room/w.c. with contemporary fittings and slate tiling. The heart of the house is a stunning kitchen fitted with a bespoke range of maple fronted units having twin porcelain sink with wooden working surfaces surrounding, integrated dish washer, space and plumbing for American style fridge freezer and a beautiful curved dresser unit. There is a central island unit with part granite, part glass worktops with stainless steel storage units under along with a lacanche range style cooker with double ovens and 5 burner hob unit with recirculating hood and light over along with tiled flooring throughout, spotlighting and double opening French doors to the patio. A broad opening leads through to a cosy family room with feature chimney breast having living flame gas fire and double opening doors through to a garden room/breakfast room with French doors out to the gardens and multifuel stove. Beyond the family room is a useful utility room with access to the gardens and personnel door to the garage.
To the first floor is a galleried landing with floors radiating off to the remaining accommodation. The master bedroom has delightful views over the gardens as well as a range of built-in bedroom furniture. There is decorative cornicing and ceiling rose as well as full en-suite with roll top bath, twin wash basins into a marble vanity unit, low level w.c. with concealed cistern and a tiled shower compartment. There is a further double guest bedroom with en-suite shower/w.c. along with 2 further good sized bedrooms, one of which is currently used as a dressing room with built-in furniture. The family bathroom has a white suite with a tiled shower compartment.
4.54m x 4.44m (14' 11" x 14' 7")
7.01m x 4.52m (23' x 14' 10")
7.31m x 3.35m (24' x 11' )
4.52m x 3.31m (14' 10" x 10' 10")
3.32m x 3.09m (10' 11" x 10' 2")
8.78m x 3.83m (28' 10" x 12' 7")
5.51m x 3.78m (18' 1" x 12' 5")
5.15m x 4.24m (16' 11" x 13' 11")
5.23m x 4.08m (17' 2" x 13' 5")
Guest Bedroom 1
3.60m x 3.50m (11' 10" x 11' 6")
4.54m x 4.16m (14' 11" x 13' 8")
Guest Bedroom 2
4.42m x 3.96m (14' 6" x 13' )
3.78m x 3.37m (12' 5" x 11' 1")
3.65m x 2.94m (12' x 9' 8")
The property is approached through double opening electric gates leading into a graveled driveway/turning apron up to the garage and front entrance. There is a laid lawn to the front with well stock herbaceous borders having grounds extend to either side of the property. The principle gardens are laid to lawn and enjoy a southerly orientation having a central pathway leading up to broad patio area which adjoins the property. There is complete privacy to the rear due to the maturity of the gardens which have been thoughtfully landscaped to create shape and variety. To the eastern boundary is a stone built stable block adjoining which is an ornamental garden pond with fountain.
From the A1 / Newcastle head westwards on the A696 into Ponteland. Proceed through the traffic lights and at the next roundabout, turn left on to Main Street. Take the left turn prior to Nat West bank into Darras Road and continue for a short distance, where the property will be found on the left hand side – almost opposite the entrance to The Close. (Please note that the property is not visible from the road and can be identified from the stone wall entrance and tall black electric gates)