Flass Vale Hall is an absolutely stunning six bedroom detached residence with beautifully appointed principal reception rooms, open-plan kitchen and family room, swimming pool and leisure suite. Remodelled and extended in 2005, this contemporary home is immaculately presented to an exacting standard with beautiful décor and colour palettes. Luxury touches are evident throughout and include a bespoke Poggenpohl kitchen, travertine marble flooring with under-floor heating, fabulous en-suite bathrooms and shower rooms with quality Vola fittings and attractive travertine tiling to walls and floors. There are rippled Sycamore doors and skirting, built-in cabinetry and furniture in Wenge and Macassar ebony, along with a zoned Sonos sound system, mood lighting, heating, CCTV and security systems. Set within over 4 acres of beautifully maintained gardens, with a further 10 acres of protected woodland, the elevated position takes full advantage of unrivalled views over Durham Cathedral and Durham Castle.
A substantial oak door with pivot facility leads to the impressive reception hallway with double height atrium with lantern style roof light; this in turn leads to the principal accommodation and staircase to the first floor.
The elegant drawing room is of generous proportions and boasts a contemporary wall mounted CVO living flame gas fire with limestone surround, dual aspect to the front and side with impressive arched doors leading to the garden. Further principal rooms include a more formal dining room with full-height glazing to three sides, an elegant sitting room, decorated with muted colour tones with built-in display cabinetry and wall mounted CVO fire. There is a home office with leather floor and leather faced storage cupboards and bespoke feature wall as well as a wall mounted CVO fire.
The spectacular open-plan kitchen, dining and family room spans the width of the property and is the real heart of the home. This bright and airy space has all the essentials for modern-day living and offers superb bespoke Poggenpohl kitchen cabinetry with twin 4 metre long central islands and complementary honed granite work surfaces; one benefits from a refrigerated cooling surface and the other a gas hob. Both have sinks with waste disposal units and café style lighting over. Integral appliances by Gaggenau & Miele include a slide and hide microwave oven and steam oven, electric double oven, warming drawer, fridge, freezer, vegetable cooler, dishwasher, coffee maker along with one full-size and two half-size wine chillers. A built-in CVO gas fire separates the kitchen from the relaxing family room overlooking the courtyard to the front. To the rear elevation is the dining area which sits within the garden room with full-height glazing to three sides and French doors to the sun terrace, perfectly placed to enjoy the spectacular views. Off the kitchen, a rear lobby leads to the guest WC and games and entertainment room, which could lend itself to a host of uses, laundry and utility room and stairs down to the vaulted wine cellar.
Located off the dining room, stairs lead down to the leisure suite where glass doors lead to the 16 metre swimming pool with cocktail bar, KLAFS steam room, WC, double showers and changing room. Mood lighting adds to the ambience with doors and windows overlooking the side garden which leads to a sun terrace for further relaxation.
The impressive staircase leads to the upper landing known as Cathedral View. Configured with floor-to-ceiling glazing it offers truly remarkable, uninterrupted views over Durham Cathedral, Castle and the viaduct. The principal bedroom suite occupies all of this side, with views across the garden and woodland to the Cathedral. It benefits from a beautifully appointed en-suite bathroom with double rain forest shower, contemporary free-standing bath, dual vanity set wash-hand basins and WC. A separate WC is located next to the dressing room which offers an abundance of fitted wardrobes, storage and shelving with further wardrobe space available to the upper floor. Five further bedrooms with en-suite facilities are located on this floor, three with additional mezzanine levels providing additional study space or dressing rooms.