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£ 160,000
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For sale by auction 23rd January 2018 Auction North Ltd Emirates Riverside, Durham County Cricket Club, Chester-le-Street, DH3 3QR. This grade II listed building circa 1798, set within Stanhope Castle and it's extensive formal gardens presents a unique opportunity to live like a King, or Queen. SEAL Properties are delighted to welcome to the sales market this formidable 4 bedroom maisonette property. This property is priced to sell, and undervalued for the benefit of a quick sale.

REF : SP17060297 Beds : 4 Bath : 3 Garden : Yes Parking : None Gas CH : Yes En-suite : Yes, 3 Bathrooms

Property Specification


It is with great pleasure that SEAL Properties offers to the sales market this impressive 4 bedroom apartment over two floors, set within the 18th century Grade II listed Stanhope castle. It is a rare opportunity to own a beautiful residence with an intriguing history. The Castle, situated in the thriving market town of Stanhope, has seen a diverse array of faces come and go throughout it's time; from local architect Ignatius Bonomi who helped build the castle in the 1800's to most famously that of Dennis Stafford, the current owner and occupier of this splendid property, who is associated with one of the most notorious criminal cases in British history and the making of the two films GET CARTER, staring Michael Caine and Sylvester Stallone. He is quoted as saying he is now too old fighting Injustice and intends to seek the Sun.

The Castle sits prominently in the centre of Stanhope, a thriving market town in County Durham, on the River Wear. Weardale is an area of outstanding natural beauty with a number of attractions amidst the idyllic background. The castle in recent years has been developed into a number of large residential apartments, and is poised for further development within the substantial grounds. The castle sits within walled boundaries and approximately 4.5 acres of communal gardens which are beautifully maintained.

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Double entrance doors to a communal hallway shared with apartment number 6.

Entrance Hallway

Double doors opening to reception hallway, with staircase leading to first floor, door to inner hallway and alternative entrance/exit to the property. Two central heating radiators and double doors leading to;

Living Room

Spacious L-shaped living room incorporating a family dining area with serving hatch through to the kitchen. Two large traditional windows provide ample natural light and spectacular views. Feature fire surround, two central heating radiators and tv aerial point.


Breakfasting kitchen with a variety of wall and base units finished in cream country style. Laminate worktops, one and a half bowl sink in cream with mixer tap. Built in electric oven, hob, extractor hood, fridge and freezer. Plumbing for dishwasher. Central heating radiator. Two traditional windows providing light and views. Door to adjoining utility.


Functional utility space with plumbing for washing machine, wall mounted extractor fan and circular sink and storage unit. Central heating radiator.

Cloakroom/Downstairs WC

Fitted with a low level wc and pedestal hand basin.


Sizeable room currently utilised as a study, but with potential for a multitude of uses. Central heating radiator and traditional window with views over the market square.

Inner Hallway Leading to;


Pine paneled Electric Sauna unit perfect for relaxing with friends and family.

With stairs down to;


A vibrant room currently used a home gym. Two small windows and central heating radiator. This room is versatile and would suit a number of alternative uses.

And Hallway leading to;

An alternative entrance/exit to the property, and communal lobby. Two built in storage cupboards.

First Floor Landing

Inset ceiling lighting. Walk-in storage cupboard. Access to loft space. Doors leading to;

Master Bedroom

Inset ceiling and sky lighting and small window. Two central heating radiators Walk-in storage cupboard. Access to loft space. Archways leading to two separate dressing rooms;

Dressing Room 1

Fitted wardrobes and vanity unit with mirror.

Dressing Room 2

Fitted wardrobe, dressing table and door leading to en suite shower room;

En Suite

Fully Tiled en suite comprising of corner shower enclosure with mains fed shower, hand basin inset into vanity unit and low level WC. Double central heating radiator.

Bedroom Two

Built in wardrobes with inset ceiling and sky lighting. Central heating radiator.

Bedroom Three

Built in wardrobes with inset ceiling and sky lighting. Central heating radiator.

Bedroom Four

Built in wardrobes with inset ceiling and sky lighting. Central heating radiator.

Family Bathroom

Tiled bathroom with pastel pink bathroom suite comprising of mains fed shower over corner bath, low level WC and hand basin set into vanity unity. Extractor fan, central heating radiator and built in storage cupboard.



This property has unbelievable potential and would benefit from modernisation, but also has scope for further development and for space to be re-purposed to suit a range of lifestyles and requirements. The potential is only limited by ones imagination. Here are a few suggestions;-

A number of rooms are versatile and could be re-purposed into featured rooms, demonstrating bespoke living such as a home cinema, play room, library/reading room or games room to reflect prestigious contemporary living. Perhaps a hobby room such as a craft room, or a relaxed work/office space.

The Kitchen could be extended to incorporate the utility to create a significant space which would be ideal for larger families, and cement the kitchen as the hub of the home. Perhaps the installation of a range cooker would further enhance the grandeur of the kitchen.

The loft space could be utilised by partially or fully opening it up, to allow maximum natural light and increase the grandeur of the first floor space. Perhaps, with appropriate planning consent, a mezzanine level or loft conversion could be possible.

The number of bedrooms could be increased/decreased according to need but there is the potential for up to 6 bedrooms if required.


This property is SEAL Approved and is marketed by SEAL Properties on behalf of the Landlord or Vendor who have commissioned our traditional estate agency services under our Pro or Pro Plus+ plans. We have personally visited these properties for a market appraisal and have ensured the properties are of a good standard, meeting current legal requirements and are marked with our Seal of Approval. All communication in regards to SEAL Approved properties is via SEAL Properties. Applications for tenancies in these properties will require prospective tenants to under go extensive vetting.



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