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See Inside This Stunning Country Home with Stables and Woodland near Darlington

See Inside This Stunning Country Home with Stables and Woodland near Darlington
July 2024
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A stunning country house set in extensive private grounds in a sought-after rural location

Hurworth Moor House lies in a peaceful rural setting just three miles from Darlington town centre. The village of Hurworth-on-Tees sits on a particularly pretty stretch of the River Tees which is less than two miles away, and offers everyday amenities including a local shop, public houses, as well as a primary school and the Rockcliffe Hall Hotel, Spa and Country Club.

Set in grounds extending to approximately 12 acres and dating back to 1890, Hurworth Moor House is a magnificent period family home which offers beautifully-appointed accommodation arranged over three light-filled floors. 

Approached via a long, tree-lined driveway, through wrought-iron gates, the property displays elegant and ornate styling and period detailing throughout, such as original mouldings, cast-iron fireplaces, panelling, oak staircase and doors, alongside modern fittings to create a thoroughly attractive property. 

Hurworth Moor is steeped in tradition, not least of which is the New Year carving of the date on the wall of the Loggia, situated beneath the terrace, dating back to 1890s. The property was a gift on the occasion of the marriage of Edward Lloyd Pease of Pierremont and Blanche Helen Pease, the daughter of Sir Joseph Whitwell Pease of Hutton Hall. In 1889 the then well-known and respected local architects, Clark and Moscrop, invited tenders for the building of a mansion advertising that only reputable firms employing time served craftsmen should apply.

Built in mellow brick under a pantiled roof, the property has undergone a programme of modernisation during the current owners’ 25-year tenure, including the addition of a beautiful orangery and triple garage, and the installation of double glazing and underfloor heating to many rooms, creating a comfortable family home.

The house has a welcoming entrance hall with tiled flooring and leaded windows, while the inner reception hall includes an open fireplace with oak surround, and an impressive original oak staircase. Most of the principal reception rooms overlook the formal terrace and lawns, including the large drawing room with its bay windows enjoying south/west views over the gardens, French doors and open fireplace, and the family room with dual-aspect garden views and corner log burner. The library has bespoke fitted shelving and a secret door through to the utility room; the snooker room offers access to the paved courtyard; and the formal dining room has parquet flooring, original panelling, an open fireplace and triple-aspect views over the gardens.

Both the orangery (with underfloor heating and log burner) and the conservatory provide light and airy living spaces with views across the garden. Also on the ground floor, the spacious kitchen includes hand-painted cream fitted units, a central island with sink and Franke boiling tap, an oil AGA and separate oven with induction hob, granite worktops and integrated appliances, as well as French doors opening to the central courtyard. There are two cellars – one of which is currently used as a wine cellar. 

On the first floor you’ll find five double bedrooms, as well as a study with bespoke shelving and storage, which could be used as a further bedroom if required. The principal bedroom enjoys dual-aspect views over the gardens and has a dressing room with fitted wardrobes and an ensuite bathroom with twin sinks and separate bath and shower unit. The first floor also has a family bathroom and a guest bathroom, a shower room, box room and laundry room. 

Two staircases lead to separate second floor areas, one with two further double bedrooms and the other with three useful attic rooms, offering the potential for additional bedrooms, office space or storage.

Outside, there’s a triple garage with electric doors with a useful room above, which is ideal as an office or for home storage. Additionally, there are two stable blocks with six loose-boxes, tack room and separate hay store, a vegetable garden and greenhouse with grapevine. The gardens and grounds include a central paved courtyard, paved terracing and gravel pathways, as well as trees, lawns, border shrubs and hedgerows. The lawns on the west side of the property lead down to the ha-ha, while the south-facing gravelled terrace has a balustrade and steps down to the flat lawned area of the garden, leading to a peaceful pond with Monet bridge. Beyond the garden and offering uninterrupted views to the distant hills there are extensive fields and paddocks ideal for exercising horses or grazing livestock, extending to around 41 acres with a further 11 acres of woodland.

In addition to the village of Hurworth-on-Tees, Hurworth Moor House has easy access to Darlington which provides a wealth of additional facilities such as high street stores, supermarkets and leisure facilities. State primary and secondary schooling is available in Darlington, including the outstanding-rated Carmel College. Local road connections are good, including the A66, which links to the A1(M) just five miles away. Darlington’s mainline station provides regular services towards London Kings Cross. 

Hurworth Moor House, Hurworth Moor, County Durham


Entrance hall, drawing room, family room, library, snooker room, conservatory, orangery, dining room, kitchen, utility, boot room, cloakroom, principal bedroom with dressing room and ensuite bathroom, six further bedrooms, three attic rooms, study, two bathrooms, shower room, cellars.


Triple garage, stables, gardens, grassland, woodland. 

Strutt & Parker
Guide price: £2,500,000
Office: 01423 561274 

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