The Priory is a stunning and historic home at the heart of Dalton Piercy, an ancient village with links to some of the North's most important families.
One of the oldest properties in the village, The Priory has buildings which date from the 17th Century and have earned the house a Grade II listing. Its heritage is reflected in its period rubble stone construction, thick walls and deep sills and the absence of straight lines - this is a property of true character yet, at the same, offering an immaculately presented home for a modern family.
Set back off the village green, a track leads beneath an archway into the central blockpaved courtyard of The Priory with secure parking and access to all the buildings and grounds that make up the property. There is substantial triple garaging as well as a large gym and games room and a further space currently used as a music room, although these could be considered for annex accommodation with the appropriate permission.
The house itself is T-shaped with the reception hallway, dining room with a stylish fireplace, lounge and kitchen occupying the front, older part of the house with views across the green. The lounge has ceiling beams, a log burner set into an inglenook fireplace with a curved hearth and a door leading out to the garden.
The kitchen is a warm and welcoming space that easily accommodates a large dining table, together with an extensive range of full height and base level units and a stainless steel range cooker set in a brick and tile inglenook.
The wing extending towards the garden can be accessed direct from the courtyard and comprises a utility room, W.C, family room and an ideally placed conservatory with clay tile floor.
The ground floor therefore provides substantial family accommodation and is ideal for entertaining friends and large family gatherings, especially in summer when these can spill into the beautiful garden, but also at Christmas when the fires are roaring and the kitchen is in full swing.
Continued: - There are four double bedrooms to the first floor, which is characterised by spacious landings. The largest bedroom occupies the end of the house with views over the village and benefits from a range of fitted storage. Another bedroom has the added bonus of a full-size en suite bathroom, dressing room and study area, making it ideal for an older child or as a guest suite.
There are two further bedrooms and a modern family bathroom with bath and double shower to the front.
The Priory's gardens are spectacular with a beautifully kept lawn, borders and hedges, and mature trees that attract a variety of wildlife. There are various corners to sit and relax or dine outdoors in the sun. The property also has access to the rear where current land could be utilized for further parking. For equestrian families there are livery facilities next door to the property.
Dalton Piercy is well located close to the A19 with the main services of primary school, pub, church and shops in Elwick, just a five-minute drive away. The village has a website with information and events and access to the region's main centres and transport links are excellent.
Agents Notes: - * All Main Services
* Everest English Heritage Approved Secondary Glazed Units
* EER: E54
* Council Tax Band: G
Location: - Dalton Piercy is a small village with an interesting mix of properties, popular not only because of its layout but its proximity to the A19 for fast commuting to Teesside, Sunderland and Newcastle. Hartlepool and its Marina amenities are within a few minutes drive. Secondary Schooling is available both in Hartlepool and by private transport to schools on Teesside. Durham Tees Valley and Newcastle International Airports are within comfortable driving distance.
Viewings: - Via Fine & Country
Tel: 01740 645 444