Despite the private setting, the property is in a great location as it lies only 1 mile from both Durham City Centre and the main east coast railway station from where Newcastle can be reached in 15 minutes, York in 50 minutes and London Kings Cross in less than 3 hours. The A1 Motorway lies three miles to the east again providing excellent access to the property. The property lies within 1 mile from Cathedral, University and Durham school Crook Hall is ideally situated for a family home.
The Georgian house is of brick construction under a slate roof whilst the older parts are built of sandstone under a Welsh slate roof. The medieval hall is believed to have been restored in the 1980s at which time the new circular turret was added. The upstairs attic room above the Jacobean drawing room was restored in 2009 when that part of the house was reroofed. One of the joys of the house is the variety of architectural styles and features. These include the Medieval Hall which is well suited for commercial or private use as a party room with a minstrels gallery leading into the Jacobean section characterised by large rooms, the historic staircase and open fires before proceeding into the Georgian house typically characterised by well-proportioned light rooms, attractive fireplaces, shuttered windows, painted panelling, cornicing and recessed display alcoves. The main house could provide six or seven bedrooms depending on personal requirements.
To the rear of the house is a detached two storey Coach House (1,053 sq ft) currently providing office space on the ground floor and a separate one bed first floor apartment being perfectly situated for home working or letting out.
The Gardens: The Crook Hall Gardens are one of the key features of the property having been described by Alan Titchmarsh as �tapestry of colourful blooms�. The gardens are designed as a series of rooms including the Cathedral lawn, the Shakespeare garden, silver and white garden and the walled gardens with a more open larger lawned garden area between the house and the delightful pond.
The postcode which is DH1 5SZ should lead you to the property. The property lies on the north side of the River Wear to the east of the Radisson hotel on the junction between Sidegate and Frankland Lane. Just beyond the little mini roundabout after the council carpark, take the private driveway on the left up the hill, Crook hall is on the right hand side of the lane at the top.