Eldon Lodge, Old Eldon, Shildon
Eldon Lodge, Old Eldon, Shildon, DL4 2QX
A beautiful period six bedroom home with five purpose built stables, numerous other outbuildings, walled orchard gardens, outdoor manege and 3.56 acres of grass paddocks. The site in total equates to 5.48 acres.
Eldon Lodge is an imposing period property with a range of facilities for those with countryside and equestrian interests. It offers a wealth of features such as original parquet flooring, original fireplaces, solid wood doors, original stained glass windows and a second floor apartment which was originally used for domestic staff. Externally there is a purpose built stable block for five horses, a further large outbuilding with two stables, two further wooden stables and a 20m by 40m manege. The land extends to 3.56 acres and has a separate entrance directly off the main road.
Eldon Lodge House
This beautiful detached property is set in it’s own grounds with trees and mature gardens, creating a sense of privacy. Entering the property from one of the two gated entrances, there is a gravel horseshoe shaped driveway sweeping in front of the house, with plenty of parking space.Large double glass front doors open onto a further set of wooden doors and into an impressive entrance hall with original parquet flooring, fireplace and the original solid oak staircase. To the left is a large, dual aspect formal drawing room with large fireplace and bay window overlooking the front garden. To the right of the main hallway is another reception room currently in use as a living room, again with a fireplace and large window overlooking the front garden. A further reception room is in use as a large office space and there is also a cloakroom with handbasin and WC.The spacious dining room with large fireplace overlooks the side garden and leads to a butler’s pantry with fitted cupboards for food preparation and serving. This in turn leads to a large kitchen complete with black granite work surfaces, complementary cream painted wooden wall and floor units and a Smeg electric range cooker with 2 ovens and a warming drawer. There is an integrated dishwasher, white Belfast sink and space for an American style fridge/freezer. The utility room off the kitchen with oak floor units has a further sink, an electric cooker with stainless steel extractor hood and ceramic hob and plumbing for a washing machine and tumble dryer.A further door from the utility room leads to the back door and into a boiler room with hot water tank and oil-fired boiler. There is a further separate WC. The house has a large cellar accessible via a door in the utility room.
The original oak staircase in the middle of the house leads to a large bright hallway leading to four large double bedrooms. All of the rooms are well proportioned, spacious and all have fireplaces.There are two modern bathrooms plus a further separate WC. A fully tiled wet room with electric underfloor heating, is fitted with a white modern suite comprising WC, handbasin and a rain shower. The second bathroom is fully tiled with white suite comprising bath, WC, handbasin and over-bath shower and has built in cupboards for additional storage.A door from the end of the hallway leads to what is currently part of the self-contained apartment comprising a large double bedroom and modern bathroom with bath, over-bath shower, WC and handbasin.
Another staircase leads to a second floor historically used for domestic staff. However, it could be used for guests or other family members. It has a separate second staircase which leads down to the kitchen and to an external door. There is also the potential to create more living accommodation by converting the attic rooms which adjoin the apartment. The apartment currently comprises a fully fitted kitchen and a bedroom with fireplace, additional open-plan living space and large cupboard for storage. The arrangement of rooms could easily be changed to suit most circumstances.
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