Reference: AnthonyJones_RS0243


South Side, County Durham, DL13

Southside, United Kingdom

bed 3
bath 2

Property Details

For those who are lovers of character properties a picture-postcard cottage in the English countryside has got to be up there as somewhere you must live at some point in your lifetime. Well hold that thought, because nestled away in the charming hamlet of South Side is that very cottage you're looking for.

Lavender Cottage is a truly splendid home. The current owners have loved their time here and it is clear to see that this property has been very much cherished and cared for.

Internally the property has been lovingly restored in keeping with the style you would expect of a traditional cottage. The open plan country kitchen and dining room is sure to grab your attention with its stunning red brick feature fireplace. The bespoke made kitchen holds host to a fabulous Range cooker and a double Belfast sink, surely a staple to any country home?

The sitting room and cosy living room are joined by a spectacular double-sided wood-burning stove. It's hard to not be drawn to what is inarguably the heart of this home, it's a place to warm your hands and feet after a Sunday afternoon walk, a place to curl up next to with a good book. It's one of the first features of the cottage that really steals your heart- and yes, there is more. The views from the conservatory are incredible; the current owners work from home here, there surely can't be many people who look up from their desk to see beautiful gardens and stunning English countryside? Though this space could make the perfect place for enjoying a cup of coffee and taking in the surrounding scenery.

Upstairs there are 3 well sized bright and airy bedrooms, each and every one filled with light from the large picture windows, and a sun room. The grand master bedroom is brilliantly spacious and boasts a triple aspect with incredible views over the infinite greenery of the County Durham countryside - as if getting out of bed on a morning needed to be any harder.

The bathroom is truly beautiful and the free-standing roll top bath is another fabulous feature of this home. Light some candles, fill with bubbles and slip into bliss while taking in that incredible view from the window. It can't get much better than this right?

But every once in a while, you'll come across a property that truly spoils you. Lavender Cottage is one of those properties. Having seen inside you're sure to step outside with a smile on your face, well be prepared for the garden to truly take your breath away.

This garden really is a show stopper. For those of you with green fingers; welcome to paradise! The thought and care that has been applied internally spreads right through this terraced garden, of which each level holds a new surprise -a hen house, potting shed and even your very own wood fired pizza oven.

However, the magic - as it always seems to - lies at the bottom of the garden. Cross the wooden bridge over Crowle Howle beck and you'll find the summer house or "Little Lavender" as the current owners have fondly named it. Complete with electricity, WiFi and its own miniature wood-burning stove, the versatility of this space cannot be understated. Little Lavender could make the perfect office space, artist's studio or simply an oasis of peace and quiet.

The owners love: The tranquillity and peacefulness that Lavender Cottage offers. To sit in their garden and hear nothing other than the bird song and babbling stream has been bliss to the current owners who describe their move to Lavender Cottage as their very own "escape to the country".

We love: Are we allowed to say everything? This property is impossibly charming; Belfast sinks, roll top baths, deep solid wood window sills and feature fireplaces a plenty. Upon entering this traditional cottage, you are embraced with the soul warming feeling that only "home" could give you.

Properties that tug on your heart strings the way that this one does don't come around often. The current owners have described living at Lavender Cottage as "a holiday every day" and upon visiting its clear to see why. Call us now to arrange your viewing and appreciate the splendour of Lavender Cottage yourself.

Sitting Room
Double glazed wooden framed door to front of property,
Cast iron feature radiator,
Parquet flooring,
Multi-fuel wood-burner,
Stairs to landing,

Living room
UPVC framed double glazed window to front,
Double glazed wooden french doors,
Multi fuel wood burner with oak mantle,
Wall lights,
Cast iron feature radiator,
Solid oak flooring,
Oak lintel,
Solid oak window sills,

UPVC double glazed windows to front,
Oak brace & ledge doors,
Multi fuel wood burner,
Italian terracotta tiled floor,
Exposed red brick feature fireplace,
Feature oak window sills & lintel,

Oak brace + ledge doors,
Oak lintel,
Plate rack,
Double glazed window to rear,
Door to garden,
Antique pantry cupboard,
Ceramic double Belfast sink with mixer taps,
Granite + oak work surfaces,
Butchers block + granite tops,
Double Rangemaster oven,
Wine rack,
Under counter integrated fridge freezer,
Italian terracotta flooring,

Wall / Base,
Pine work surfaces,
Pan rack,
Ceramic sink,
Quarry tiled floor,
Plumbing for washing machine,
Oil fuelled boiler,

East facing,
UPVC construction,
Indian limestone flooring,
Side lights,
Under floor heating,
Views to garden

Stairs from sitting room,
Loft access

Bedroom 1
UPVC triple aspect windows,
Carpet flooring,
Loft access (full down ladder),
Fully boarded loft,
Oak brace + ledge doors

Bedroom 2
UPVC double glazed window to front,
Carpet flooring,
Decorative feature fireplace,
Loft access + ladder,
Oak brace + ledge doors,
Beech wood window sills,

Bedroom 3
UPVC double glazed window to front,
Solid pine wood flooring,
Beech wood windowsills,
Oak brace + ledge doors

Sun room
Double glazed wood frame window to rear,
Exposed brick,
Views to rear,
Solid oak flooring,
Tongue and groove panelling

UPVC double glazed window to rear,
Rainfall shower,
Wash hand basin,
Pedestal bath with mixer taps,
Shower cubicle,
Solid oak flooring,
Wall light,
Tongue and groove panelling,
Wall lights

Tiered garden

Gravel drive and pathway
Wooden bridge over Crowle Howle beck,

Potting shed with electricity and double glazed windows with views over the garden,

Little lavender summer house with WIFI, electricity and miniature wood burner,

The Terrace with gravel patio area and stone pizza oven,

Shed with solid wood flooring.

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