Take a Tour of this Modern Country Home for Sale in County Durham
It may be called ‘Little’ Holmside Farm, but this luxurious property offers pure grandeur
Little Holmside Farm is an undeniably modern country home. Built in 2012, it’s all about big windows, pristine fixtures and clean lines. At the same time, great care has been taken to make sure that there is nothing cold about the grand spaces in this property.
There’s a gorgeous stone facade to the exterior, decorative cornicing, elegant architraves, characterful arches and a huge central staircase with delicate iron swirls, more 19th century than 21st. At first glance you might be forgiven for thinking the house is the result of an immaculate renovation rather than a new build. With three floors, six bedrooms, six bathrooms and a 1.63 acre plot, it certainly has the proportions of a country house.
As soon as you step inside you are greeted by the impressive staircase which leads your eye to the double galleried landing. The vaulted ceiling above practically demands a chandelier… this house is nothing if not dramatic.
But the real star of this home is the full-height family room at the far end of the house, bathed in light and with stunning countryside views from the huge windows that practically fill an entire wall. Meanwhile, an inglenook fireplace with a wood-burner effect stove ensures the room feels cosy regardless of the weather outside.
The family room is adjoined by a bright kitchen with a curved island. From here you can head straight through to both the utility room and dining room (although there is more than enough space for a kitchen/diner). On the other side of the hall is a separate sitting room and, unusually, the ground floor is also home to one of the bedrooms.
Every bedroom benefits from its own en suite, but the facilities in the master bedroom are particularly luxurious. The bathroom decor is much more overtly contemporary than the rest of the house, with a huge freestanding tub, wet room and two sinks. The master bedroom also has a separate dressing room.
Despite the huge windows, privacy is a huge perk of this property. It is reached by a private road leading to only two other properties, and the house is surrounded by tall foliage, making it the perfect secluded retreat. Furthermore, for anyone who wishes to properly retreat from the outside world, Little Holmside Farm includes a huge basement complex. This houses two bedrooms, but also has space for a large games room, a gym and a cinema room.
Little Holmside benefits from both an integral and a detached garage (the latter includes a car port with space for two vehicles). To the rear of the garden, a stone outbuilding adds to the bucolic charm of the property. This is currently used for storage, but has the potential for conversion into further accommodation.
Entrance hall, two WCs, dining room, kitchen, utility room, family room, sitting room, games room, cinema room, gym, plant room, six bedrooms, six bathrooms, dressing room.
Gravel driveway, integral garage, workshop/garage, double car port, outbuilding, patio, gazebo, balcony, gardens.