Park House is a sensational home set in a quintessential village setting set in approx. 10.98 acres, including a picturesque lake and woodland, the property offers a fabulous lifestyle opportunity.
Ravensworth is an enchanting village with many of the houses dating from the 17th century. The village is defined by its green, and ancient ruined castle, and is surrounded by rolling countryside, only 5 miles drive from the Yorkshire Dales National Park. There is a primary school and village hall.
The A66 (1 mile), which traverses the country, provides access to the A1(M) at Scotch Corner (5.8 miles), Darlington (14.5 miles) and the northbound M6 at Penrith (45 miles). Darlington train station has direct services to London (c.2.5 hours) and Edinburgh (c.2 hours).
Teeside International Airport is 20 miles away, and for more destinations Leeds Bradford and Newcastle International airports are both about 56 miles away.
Richmond, a thriving market town, is 5.5 miles to the south and has most things, including the Friary Community Hospital, a cinema, an historic theatre and supermarkets. Barnard Castle (8.6 miles) offers further shopping and is home to The Bowes Museum with its fabulous art collection, exhibitions and events.
The house and buildings have been transformed by the current owners, and regularly updated over nearly 20 years. There is a balance of formal and informal family space in the main house, blending period charm with modern living. The kitchen has been improved by the addition of a conservatory that lends itself perfectly as a family dining area.
There is plenty of additional accommodation for guests including the Lake Suite which is across the courtyard, with a balcony overlooking the water. The Annex is used for entertaining and offers another guest bedroom, equally it would make a good office.
Beyond is The Barn, which has been meticulously converted and provides very civilised accommodation. There are three bedrooms, and light and spacious reception rooms on the ground floor. The kitchen living room is particularly lovely with a conservatory dining/living area.
Adjacent to the house is the former coach house which, in addition to the Lake Suite, has a games room and garages which house the biomass boiler.
Both The Barn and Annex can be accessed from their own, shared drive and could be separately let providing useful rental income.
Park House is approached from the village green, through electric gates where there is parking. The Barn is beyond, although benefits from its own access.
The gardens and grounds have been beautifully designed. To the front is a parterre, planted with white roses, and a ha-ha enhancing the delightful aspect over the green. To the north of the house is a lawned garden with herbaceous borders, and a shepherd’s hut.
From the house you can walk along the lakeside into the well managed woods, and back through the paddocks. There is a thatched summerhouse on the lake for dining al fresco, with a pontoon and covered mooring.
There is a small stable block with the paddocks for those with equestrian interests, and country lanes and bridleways to ride out on.