Dream Home: £875,000 Grade II listed six-bedroom Norton home is full of character

Set in lush gardens and grounds, it is hard to know where to start when it comes to describing what Norton Priory has to offer

From stunning features to spacious rooms, a show stopper of a family kitchen to period style and grace.

In fact, it is hard to know where to start when it comes to describing what Norton Priory has to offer.

The Grade II listed six bedroomed home sits just off Norton High Street set in lush gardens and grounds.

It has been painstakingly restored by its current owners, a family, who bought it seven years ago and have spent their time restoring and renovating to turn it into a spectacular family home that combines all the charm and elegance that period features and character bring.

“We just noticed how beautiful it was,” explains the owner, of what caught her eye about her home.

“At the time, it needed a lot of work doing – it had been, for a period of time in the 90s, a residential home and still had things like the fire alarm system inside.

“We could see it had beautiful features – the cornicing, the doors and the height of the rooms were just a few.

“We moved in and then spent a year deciding what we wanted to do, we got architects in and the conservation office gave us advice.

The house is set out over three floors and is filled with period features. Attention to detail is everywhere you look from the oval staircase, cornicing and cast iron radiator in the hallway onwards.

The 22ft sitting room has a curved bay window and French art deco style glazed doors leading to the gardens. There’s an open fire in an ornate period style fireplace and exposed wood flooring.

The ground floor is also home to a games room, a dining room that boasts a mahogany fire surround with tiled hearth and a family room that has a period leaded arched window and a fire surround with copper inset and cast iron grate.

The kitchen is a stunning room with features including a centre island unit, granite worktops and a twin Belfast-style sink unit with mixer and boiling water taps. There’s a range style oven as well as a built in oven, five ring hob and built in fridge/freezer, wine cooler and dishwasher.

Double doors lead to the garden, there’s underfloor heating and a connection to the home’s internal audio sound system as well as a walk in larder.

The first floor has five bedrooms – the master with a marble fireplace and cast iron grate and hearth, a dressing room and en suite bathroom that boasts a copper bath, feature his and her wash hand basins with matching mirrors and a shower.

Bedroom six is on the second floor and there’s also a living room up here too with a cast iron display fireplace and bathroom three.

Outside, the house has private gardens which are walled and lawned with trees and shrubs including a copper beech, wisteria and virginia creeper. There’s a gravelled patio area with stone balustrading and a timber summerhouse. Double wooden electric gates lead to an enclosed courtyard for parking.

“The family room and kitchen is where we spend all of our time, there are views out over the big garden,” says the owner.

“It feels like you are farther away but you have the convenience of everything on your doorstep, the best of both worlds.

Plans to move close to work, however, mean the owners have taken the decision to put their home on to the market.

Norton Priory is for sale for £875,000. For more information, contact the Yarm office of estate agent Michael Poole on 01642 788878.

Post time: Jun-11-2020