Sold STC £375,000


Key Features


Full Property Description

This contemporary and immaculately presented five-bedroom executive home, is situated in the peaceful Aykley Heads, less than a mile from central Durham and backing onto a woodland nature reserve.The smart interior - decorated in bright neutral colours throughout briefly comprises to the ground floor: Entrance hallway, cloakroom/WC, living room, large kitchen dining room and separate utility room. To the first floor are five bedrooms with the master boasting a balcony and en-suite facilities. There is also an additional family bathroom on this level. Externally the property includes an lawned garden to the front, enclosed rear garden, integral garage and off-street parking for two/three cars.
Further benefits including comprehensive insulation, a gas-fired central heating system, (with Wi-Fi internet programmable thermostat controls), and high-performance glazing also help to ensure a higher-than-average B rating on the properties EPC.
Porter Close is a cul-de-sac comprising relatively new homes backing onto a woodland corridor close to the cities University Hospital and a 25 minute walk to the city centre. Aykley Woods is also served by numerous bus services to the city centre and beyond.
Amenities within easy reach also include Aykley Woods Nature Reserve and the Aykley Heads Recreation Ground while the County Durham Constabulary, the cities Register Office and the County Council headquarters are all nearby. Plans are also in the pipeline for a major business and recreation centre between the property and the town centre.
Durham itself and the River Wear are less than a mile to the south and home to everything you would expect from a modern city centre, including a host of high street brands, cinemas, pubs, restaurants, coffee shops, cafes and bars as well as the citys famous cathedral.
The property is a 20 minute walk away from the mainline train station. Trains from the station offer regular and direct LNER, TransPennine and Cross Country services to destinations including Newcastle, Leeds, Liverpool, Edinburgh and Londons Kings Cross.

Entrance Hallway The glass-panelled front door opens onto a reception hall with luxury wood effect floor and including an internal door from the garage on the left. Additional internal doors also lead through to the kitchen ahead and the living room to the right with one more also allowing access to an under-stairs storage cupboard ideal as a cloakroom or for household appliances.
Warmth is provided by a wall-mounted radiator while carpeted stairs rise from here to all five bedrooms and the bathroom on the first floor.
Living Room15'1" x 10'8" (4.6m x 3.25m)
Plenty of natural light floods the lounge through full-length casement windows overlooking the front garden with power points either side as well as a TV, Ethernet and phone point. The room is carpeted and heated by a wall-mounted radiator with individual controls.
Dining Kitchen9'9" x 21'2" (2.97m x 6.45m)
Fitted with a luxury vinyl wood effect floor to match the hallway, the modern fitted kitchen includes casement windows overlooking the rear garden with a one-and-a-half bowl, stainless steel sink beneath. To the left, an electric oven and grill and a four-ring gas hob are located beneath a concealed extractor, an internal adjacent door leading through to the utility room and downstairs WC.
The kitchen design includes an integral upright fridge/freezer as well as shaker-style, soft-closing base and wall units above and rolled-laminate worktops laid out in an L shape, incorporating a breakfast bar separating the cooking and preparation area from the dining room.
TV point.
The dining area also boasts patio doors allowing plenty more natural light and leading out onto the porcelain flagstone patio, ideal for al-fresco family dining or entertaining in the summer months.
Utility Room6'5" x 5'5" (1.96m x 1.65m)
Fitted with additional base units, wall cupboards and worktop to match the kitchen. The utility room includes the house boiler as well as space and plumbing for a washing machine. An internal door also opens into the downstairs WC.
Cloakroom/WC3'1" x 5'5" (0.94m x 1.65m)
Modern white suite comprising low level WC, wash hand basin, radiator and double glazed window to side.
Landing Access to roof space.
Master Bedroom13'4" x 10'8" (4.06m x 3.25m)
The largest of the five bedrooms, the master bedroom overlooks the front of the house through full-length doors which open onto the balcony. The room is carpeted and heated by a wall-mounted radiator with an internal door leading through to the en-suite shower room.
En-Suite Shower Room7'7" x 4'4" (2.3m x 1.32m)
White three piece suite equipped with a full width shower cubicle, pedestal hand basin, wall-mounted and heated towel rail, extractor fan, partially tiled walls and dual-flush WC.
Bedroom Two10'7" x 11'5" (3.23m x 3.48m)
Also overlooking the front of the property through high-performance casement windows, Bedroom 2 is also heated by a wall-mounted radiator and fitted with carpets. The room also benefits from an integral single wardrobe.
Bedroom Three10'2" x 9'3" (3.1m x 2.82m)
Overlooking the rear of the house through casement windows, Bedroom 3 enjoys privacy ensured by woodland screening the gardens. The room includes carpets and its own wall-mounted radiator.
Bedroom Four11'9" x 10' (3.58m x 3.05m)
Currently used as a dressing room, Bedroom 4 also overlooks the rear gardens through casement windows, with a wall-mounted radiator beneath. The room is carpeted and has a recessed alcove ideal for fitted wardrobes.
Bedroom Five6'11" x 7'1" (2.1m x 2.16m)
Currently equipped as a home office, Bedroom 5 is located between Bedroom 3 and 4 overlooking the rear gardens through a single-paned casement window. The room includes carpets, a wall-mounted radiator and two double sockets, one in each corner.
Bathroom5'6" x 9'1" (1.68m x 2.77m)
The family bathroom is largely tiled and boasts a water-resistant vinyl floor, a white panel bath to the right fitted with a hinged glass splash screen and an electric powered shower above. A dual-flush WC is adjacent with a pedestal hand basin located at the foot of the bath.
Exterior The modern, red-brick property is fronted by open gardens including a blocked-paved off-street parking area large enough to accommodate two/three cars with lawns to both sides. A flagstone path down the left-hand side of the house leads to a head-high timber gate offering access to the rear garden.
Here, a porcelain flagstone patio extends across the whole of the rear facade, with a wide lawn beyond surrounded on all three sides by timber fencing offering privacy from neighbouring homes. The garden backs onto mature woodland while some ornamental trees and shrubs are planted around the boundary, promising additional greenery in years to come.
Garage16'4" x 9' (4.98m x 2.74m)
Large enough to accommodate a single vehicle, the garage is also equipped with power points and lighting and is currently used as additional utility space, including a space for a chest freezer and tumble dryer.
EPC Rating B

Property Information

  • Ref: 83492_DUR210210
  • Type: Detached House
  • Availability: Sold (STC)
  • Bedrooms: 5
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Reception Rooms: 1