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Middle Rainton, Houghton Le Spring, DH4

5 bedroom Detached House for sale, Houghton Le Spring, County Durham, DH4

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  • Orangery
  • Reception Hall
  • Sitting Room
  • Dining Room
  • Study
  • Breakfast Room
  • Laundry Room
  • Snooker Room
  • Bedroom
  • En-Suite Bathroom
  • Bedroom
  • Bedroom
  • Bedroom
  • Garage
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Key Features

5 Bedrooms
Magnificent Landscaped Gardens
Superb Reception Hallway
Extensive Garage Long Driveway

Contact Your Move Chris Stonock Durham

0191 386 2070

Ref: 528643068

Offers Over

£1,500,000

Middle Rainton, Houghton Le Spring, DH4

5 bedroom Detached House for sale, Houghton Le Spring, County Durham, DH4

Ref: 528643068

Your Move Durham

Property ref: 528643068

0191 386 2070

  • Beautiful Period Property
  • Magnificent Landscaped Gardens
  • Stunning Orangery
  • Adjoining Paddock Approx. 5 Acres
  • Superb Reception Hallway
  • Snooker Room
  • Private Gated Entrance
  • Extremely Versatile Accommodation
  • Amongst The Finest Properties Available
  • Extensive Garage Long Driveway
Details
  • Beautiful Period Property
  • Magnificent Landscaped Gardens
  • Stunning Orangery
  • Adjoining Paddock Approx. 5 Acres
  • Superb Reception Hallway
  • Snooker Room
  • Private Gated Entrance
  • Extremely Versatile Accommodation
  • Amongst The Finest Properties Available
  • Extensive Garage Long Driveway

Rainton House is a magnificent country house offering beautifully presented accommodation within landscaped grounds. Surely one of the finest homes currently available.

Rainton House is an exceptional property. It was constructed in the 19th century as a rectory on a fine site with extensive views over the surrounding countryside. The property was acquired by the vendors over 20 years ago who immediately embarked on an extensive programme of improvement and updating under architect supervision. The attention to detail is evident. The character has been retained with all works sympathetic and complimentary to the architectural features of property. That programme of improvement has continued over the years to include a number of exceptional improvements, including a stunning orangery overlooking the rear garden.

All the rooms are spacious with high ceilings, most are naturally well lit and features include decorative covings and panelling. The majority of the rooms enjoy views of the gardens and the open countryside surrounding the property.


The gardens are a special delight with English country gardens intermingled with Italian and Japanese themed gardens blending perfectly with extensive terracing. The terracing to the rear is beautifully designed, ideal for al fresco dining and entertaining. The terracing to the front is also to an exceptional standard, perfectly framing the entrance to the property. There is extensive garaging and hard standing, and there is a separate tool store in the rear garden.

Adjoining the property to the southern boundary is an 5 acre (approx) paddock which is currently let for grazing. This area would be ideal for equestrian use and part of the paddock could be used to extend the garden but at around 1.7 acres the gardens are already extensive.

The property is quietly located just off the A690 which is a main through route. There is a private lane immediately off the A690 which provides access to the property. At the top of the lane are substantial wrought iron electric gates providing secure access to the site. The site itself is walled and fenced in. The driveway is block paved and opens onto a large area, also block paved, between the ornamental and landscaped front garden and the house. This is an ideal parking area. There is additional parking to the North of the site in front of the large garage which provides garaging for 4 cars.
The property has a marvellous location for travelling throughout the region. The A690 is dual carriageway and provides rapid access to the A1(M) (to the West) and the A19 (to the East). These are the principle through routes linking the region with the rest of the UK. Durham City has a mainline railway station and is approximately 5 miles to the West. There is a regular train service to London and Edinburgh.
Local schools and fee paying schools are available in Durham and Newcastle, both within reasonable travelling distance. Newcastle airport lies 18 miles to the North. Durham City provides a comprehensive range of shopping and leisure amenities as does Sunderland to the East. Ramside Hall is a highly regarded hotel and has recently opened a superb spa. It also has two 18 hole golf courses and is within minutes of the property.

Picture Room Measurements Notes
ServicesMains electricity and water are installed. The drainage is via a septic tank located in the paddock adjoining the Southern boundary. The gas central heating system runs on LPG. There is an immersion heater in the laundry room. A water flow system has been installed to the garage along with water tanks to ensure there is good water pressure throughout the property. There is also a back-up generator which runs on diesel and is programmed to provide an electricity supply in the event of a loss of mains electricity. External lighting is provided to the entrance gates, driveways, terraces and to the main property
Adjoining PaddockIncluded within the sale is the adjoining paddock which lies to the Southern boundary. This is currently let to the local farmer for grazing. The land would be ideal for equestrian use. Part of the site could be used to extend the garden or to provide a tennis court if required. The section of site for garden or tennis court use is restricted to an area immediately adjoining the rear garden. The Agents have a plan which is available for inspection. A separate access to the paddock could be formed from the entrance gates along the Western boundary of the site. This access already exists but it could be improved without detracting from the landscaped areas.
Entrance Vesitbuleft. 6' 1" x 5' 10"
m. 1.86m x 1.77m
Reception Hallft. 21' 2" x 17' 10"
m. 6.45m x 5.44m
Cloak Roomft. 8' 8" x 7' 1"
m. 2.64m x 2.16m
Studyft. 14' 8" x 12' 10"
m. 4.48m x 3.91m
Sitting Roomft. 15' 0" x 13' 5"
m. 4.57m x 4.08m
Dining Roomft. 21' 9" x 18' 1"
m. 6.62m x 5.51m
Breakfast Roomft. 16' 0" x 14' 11"
m. 4.89m x 4.56m
Laundry Roomft. 11' 8" x 11' 3"
m. 3.55m x 3.43m
2nd Kitchenft. 9' 6" x 8' 5"
m. 2.9m x 2.56m
Snooker Roomft. 39' 8" x 36' 8"
m. 12.08m x 11.17m
Orangeryft. 43' 9" x 12' 0" (ext. to 5.47m into bay)
m. 13.35m x 3.65m (ext. to 5.47m into bay)
Cellar 1ft. 12' 1" x 10' 4"
m. 3.68m x 3.14m
Cellar 2ft. 17' 1" x 11' 11"
m. 5.2m x 3.63m
Bedroomft. 23' 1" x 14' 10"
m. 7.04m x 4.52m
En-Suite Bathroomft. 14' 11" x 12' 2"
m. 4.54m x 3.71m
Bedroomft. 16' 0" x 15' 4"
m. 4.87m x 4.66m
En-Suite Bathroomft. 11' 11" x 11' 2"
m. 3.64m x 3.39m
Bedroomft. 15' 3" x 13' 4"
m. 4.65m x 4.06m
En-Suite Bathroomft. 14' 3" x 10' 9"
m. 4.35m x 3.28m
Bedroomft. 14' 5" x 10' 1"
m. 4.39m x 3.07m
Bathroomft. 8' 4" x 7' 2"
m. 2.54m x 2.19m
Bedroomft. 21' 4" x 11' 8"
m. 6.51m x 3.54m
En-Suite Bathroomft. 16' 1" x 5' 11"
m. 4.91m x 1.81m
Garageft. 49' 1" x 24' 10"
m. 14.97m x 7.57m
Adjoining Studio / Fitnessft. 29' 4" x 14' 5"
m. 8.95m x 4.39m
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Energy Efficiency Rating

Very energy efficient - lower running costs

(92 plus) A
(81 - 91) B
(69 - 80) C
(55 - 68) D
(39 - 54) E
(21 - 38) F
(1 - 20) G

Not energy efficient - higher running costs

Current

21

Potential

37

CO2 Rating

Very energy efficient - lower running costs

(92 plus) A
(81 - 91) B
(69 - 80) C
(55 - 68) D
(39 - 54) E
(21 - 38) F
(1 - 20) G

Not energy efficient - higher running costs

Current

40

Potential

53
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