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FEATURE PROPERTY - West View, Gainford

Virginia House is a double-fronted property retaining many period features throughout, having a host of benefits including two sizeable reception rooms, refitted kitchen with Aga, central island and breakfast bar, a substantial lower ground floor room which offers flexible living accommodation and could be utilised as a fourth bedroom.  To the first floor there are three good sized bedrooms, bathroom/WC and a sizeable loft area accessed from the landing.  Externally, there is a front forecourt garden, most attractive enclosed rear courtyard and drive allowing off-road parking.  Internal viewing is the only way to appreciate this fine home.  The historic village of Gainford, on the banks of the River Tees, benefits from primary school, nursery, village store, doctor's surgery, two public houses, tea room and village hall.  Educational opportunities for both comprehensive and private, including the well known Barnard School, can be found in Barnard Castle, Staindrop and Darlington.   Gainford is ideally placed for the commuter travelling to surrounding commercial centres including Barnard Castle, Darlington and Richmond, plus access to the Yorkshire Dales, Teesdale and North Yorkshire.  The property is also surrounded by countryside walks and fields.
Storm door opening into reception hallway, with stripped and polished floorboards, central heating radiator and doors opening onto all ground floor accommodation.  A spindle balustrade return staircase gives access to first floor accommodation.
A sizeable, well proportioned living room located to the front of the property, having deep bay window with sash timber frame, feature fireplace together with cast iron multi-fuel stove, stripped and polished floorboards, smoke alarm, and central heating radiator.
A separate dining room, having bay window to front elevation with views over the garden, inglenook-style fireplace together with decorative open grate with stone hearth, detailed cornicing and feature timber floors.
A spacious, comprehensively fitted kitchen/breakfast room, having units to wall and floor together with wood-block working surfaces, gas fired Aga with double oven, Belfast sink with mixer tap, central island providing breakfast bar with additional cupboard space and in-built wine rack.  Also having under-floor heating, limestone tiled flooring, plumbing for dishwasher and window overlooking the rear courtyard.  Door opening into utility with plumbing for automatic washing machine, space for fridge/freezer, and access to rear courtyard.
The lower ground floor is accessed from the kitchen, having undergone a programme of refurbishment and having recessed lighting to the ceiling, two roof windows, Indian sandstone flooring, useful understairs storage cupboard, two central heating radiators and power sockets.  This room could be utilised for a variety of purposes including a fourth bedroom.  It is currently used as a hobby and games room, with living area.
The first floor landing has a storage cupboard and access to loft space via a drop-down ladder.  The loft area has two roof windows, power and lighting, is plaster-boarded and carpeted.
Access to three bedrooms and family bathroom fitted with a white quality suite including panelled bath with overhead shower, low-level WC, pedestal wash handbasin, feature panelling to walls, shelved linen cupboard, central heating radiator and window to rear.
To the front there is an enclosed garden area with walled boundary, access gate and footpath giving access to the front door.  There is also a lawned area with well stocked borders.
Being most attractive, with Indian sandstone patio and raised flowerbeds, feature stone table, wood store and access gate to rear.  There is also vehicular access to the rear of the property, with car standing available for a single vehicle.