Abbey Lane Startforth

Startforth, DL12 9TH

Situated on a sizeable site extending to approximately 1.5 acres, with the most beautiful extended gardens, former tennis court, fruit gardens and stabling.

The property has been modernised and extended over the years by the present owners to provide a very comfortable four bedroom family home.

The entrance is taken from Abbey Lane to a central driveway with parking for several cars and circulation room, giving access to the main frontage of the house.


Entrance Reception Hall
Parquet flooring, double radiator and stairs off to first floor.

Moulded stone high over mantel fireplace with gas real flame effect fire, rounded bay window with window seat, twin lighting, display wall lights and double radiator.

Feature brick fire place with inset gas real flame effect fire and double radiator.

Double Glazed Conservatory
Running directly off the snug, with double radiator and ceiling fan with light.

Conveniently positioned between rooms having tiled floor, low level wc, vanity unit with inset hand wash basin, cloak rail and double radiator.

Dining Room
Enjoying wonderful views over the rear gardens and beyond with double radiator.

Fitted with a range of shaker style wall and floor units with fridge port, contrasting worktops, upstands and tiled splashbacks, Belfast sink, plumbing for dishwasher, integrated microwave, range cooker with extractor fan above. Tiled flooring, large understairs utility cupboard and double radiator.

Breakfast Room
Fitted with shaker style floor units with contrasting worktops and upstands, tiled flooring, and double radiator. Space for a dining table with views over the garden.

Utility Room
Fitted with a selection of wall and floor units, with contrasting worktops, upstands and tiled splashbacks, Belfast sink, plumbing for washing machine, space for appliances, double radiator, central heating boiler and tiled flooring.


Spacious landing with access to all rooms.

Bedroom 1
Four double wardrobes, large bay window providing excellent views over the front gardens, three radiators.

Bedroom 2

En Suite
Oversized shower cubicle with mains shower, low level wc, cabinetted hand wash basin, tiled walls and radiator.

Bedroom 3
Double radiator

En Suite
Shower cubicle with mains shower, low level wc, cabinetted hand wash basin, tiled walls and radiator.

Bedroom 4
Double wardrobe/airing cupboard with radiator.

Family Bathroom
White suite comprising low level wc, panelled bath with mains shower and screen, co-ordinating cabinetted hand wash basin and storage unit, fully tiled wall, inset lighting and double radiator.


The house is situated centrally within the plot, having gardens to each side of the driveway on entry, including pond and well stocked gardens, patio/seating areas, with gravelled circulation and turning areas.
The garden is well established and has been carefully planted to be easily maintained.

The property has a side patio with pagoda area for seating, with excellent views over the Tees Valley.

The house has all mains services including main gas.

Separate Greenhouse
12′ x 8′

4.79m x 3.67m
To the western side, used as a gymnasium/playroom.

To the north east corner of the premises is a stable yard having a range of

Five Stables
3.48m x 3.05 and 2.94m x 3.5m respectively to each tier – Complete with tack room. The stables were constructed by Messrs Robinsons and have light and water.

3.59m x 2.62
With Light.

Further Store
6.02m x 3.76m
With light.

To the immediate west of the stables is a former tennis court with Ha-Ha wall including an orchard with two small paddock areas.

A very desirable property giving plenty of external storage space suitable for a large family with many hobbies and pursuits.

1. With the size of the garden there is potential for the construction of an additional dwelling subject to all necessary consents.

2. Planning consent was given in 2003 to add a substantial 2 storey extension to the rear of the
property. Copies of the planning permission can be inspected at the agents office. The consent remains current.

3. Whilst the stables and stores may be retained for equestrian use, there is potential for redevelopment or home business use, again subject to consents.

  • Abbey Lane Startforth

  • Startforth DL12
  • £ 645,000


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