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FREE | Summer 2017

Your guide to North East property and living

What’s inside: GOOD FOOD GUIDE HOUSE VIEWING TIPS SUMMER STYLE


Welcome The first quarter of 2017 has marked a time of great success for Robinsons Estate Agents.

In addition to launching our home magazine, we have seen an uplift in sales and are expecting this trend to continue as we approach the summer months. The year ahead is sure to be just as busy, and we’re looking forward to using our years of expertise to continue to serve the needs of prospective buyers, sellers, landlords and tenants across the North East. We tailor the way we work to suit your needs, and look to reassure you that we have the skill, knowledge and experience required to help you with all your property aspirations. So, I hope you enjoy our summer edition! Our first issue was extremely well received and we look forward to receiving your feedback in the coming months.

George Robinson Managing Director Robinsons Estate Agents

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FREE | Summer 2017

Your guide to North East property and living

What’s inside: GOOD FOOD GUIDE HOUSE VIEWING TIPS SUMMER STYLE

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Head Office Address

GOOD FOOD GUIDE: The Crathorne Arms

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House viewing tips

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Robinsons Estate Agents 19a Old Elvet, Durham City, DH1 3HL tel: +44 (0) 191 383 0777 email: info@robinsonsheadoffice.co.uk www.robinsonsestateagents.co.uk

Design and Publishing Narrative Communications tel: +44 (0) 191 516 6734 email: hello@narrativecommunications.co.uk www.narrativecommunications.co.uk

Why choose to sell in summer

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Properties - For Sale

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Guide to the perfect garden

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Home furnishing trends

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Editorial and Advertising For editorial contact Kristy Harmer tel: 07969 849 129 email: kristy@narrativecommunications.co.uk For advertising contact Alan Dickinson tel: 07982 719 373 email: alan@narrativecommunications.co.uk

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GOOD FOOD GUIDE:

The Crathorne Arms

The Crathorne Arms is a spectacular village pub in Crathorne, just ten minutes from Middlesbrough. The quirky dÊcor, including a large sofa, log fire and canoe of condiments, helps visitors to sit back, relax and revel in the homeliness of this beautiful building whilst enjoying quality, wholesome food and drink. Offering a wide selection of dishes, The Crathorne Arms has something for everyone. The pub has separate eating and drinking areas and can also provide small, private dining experiences for up to 16 people should you wish to celebrate a special occasion with your nearest and dearest. The Crathorne Arms also has a function room available to hire for private events and you can rest assured that the excellent staff, whether front of house or kitchen staff, will ensure your guests are provided with the highest quality customer service and mouth-watering food. For those of you who like to enjoy the sun, you can also partake in al fresco dining by sitting in the stunning courtyard. If you’re looking for service with a smile in a warm and welcoming environment, we would highly recommend a visit to The Crathorne Arms. To find out more, you can visit the website at www.thecrathornearms.co.uk or call 01642 961402 to book a table. You can also find them on Facebook and Instagram by searching @thecrathornearms, The Crathorne Arms, Crathorne, North Yorkshire, TS15 0BA

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Opening Hours: Monday: Closed Tuesday - Saturday: 12pm - 11pm Sunday: 12pm - 7pm Food Served: Monday: Closed Tuesday - Saturday: 12pm - 2.30pm and 6pm - 9.30pm (A bar menu is also available from 12pm - 6pm) Sunday: 12pm - 3.30pm


HOUSE VIEWING TIPS:

What should you look out for when buying a new home? Buying a home is one of the biggest purchases you are ever likely to make, which is why it seems odd that most buyers spend just 20 minutes looking at a property that could be their home for years.

of the best amenities to look out for are schools, transport links and local shops. It’s also worth finding out if there are any pubs nearby which could attract a rowdy crowd on an evening, and revisiting at rush hour and weekends to see the differences.

That’s why making sure you know what you’re looking for is paramount, and so we’ve put together some of the most important things to look out for when you are viewing properties.

Look for the sun: A south-facing garden gets all of the sun which means you get to enjoy your garden through until sunset, whereas a north-facing garden will normally be blocked by your house.

What’s in the area: Spend half an hour walking around the area to see how close the things that matter to you are – some

Check for damp: Keep your eyes peeled for any signs of damp. Flaky plaster and watermarks are tell-tale signs, especially

Room for a car: Does the house come with off-street parking? If there are just a small number of spaces near your new abode it could mean that you will have to park further away from your house, which could lead to increased insurance premiums.

near the ceiling and around the skirting boards. If you can’t see any physical marks, you might smell them as it can also give off a musty aroma. Ask about bills: Don’t be afraid to ask about monthly outgoings as they can be a big factor, especially on top of your mortgage. Get a rough idea of gas and electrical bills, council tax and water. Of course you can shop around once you have completed the purchase of your home but this will give you a starting point. Stay connected: We live in an age where mobile phone and Wi-Fi signal is extremely important. Make sure to take your phone to viewings and check the signal strength and internet strength. If the current owner is unsure, there are a number of free broadband checker websites which will give you a good indication.

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Why choose to sell in summer? When it comes to selling your home in summer, rumours tend to circulate. Often described as ‘a bad time to sell’ thanks to the amount of prospective buyers who may be taking a summer break, the season often sees would-be-sellers hold off until autumn.

But is this the right decision? There are a number of reasons why there’s no better time to get your property on the market.

especially parents, take time off without necessarily leaving the area. Having more time to visit your property can only be an advantage.

Lighter, Brighter Days: Your property will always look better in the sunshine, and while no one can guarantee the weather will be perfect, at least there are more hours of daylight to show off your home at its best.

Avoid the Seasonal Slow Down: As we all know, selling your home can take time. In general, interest begins to slow in October as no one wants to risk being uprooted over the festive period so why not make sure you’re maximising on the length of time you have to sell?

Curb Appeal: Selling your home isn’t just about the bricks and mortar. Summer is the best time of year for your garden, and a garden in bloom will make your property seem a lot more desirable. More Free Time: Just because you aren’t at work, doesn’t mean you’re travelling abroad. A lot of workers,

Synchronise with the School Year: For many buyers, especially those moving from different areas, it’s important to think about the school calendar. No one wants to pull their child out of school mid-way through the year, and moving home in summer will cause the least disruption.

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Darlington Office

...here to help you move Tel: +44 (0) 1325 484 440 • Email: info@robinsonsdarlington.co.uk • 7 Duke Street, Darlington DL3 7RX

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Barmpton Lane Darlington £299,500 Robinsons Estate Agents are privileged to bring to the market this extended and stunning four bedroom detached dormer style bungalow situated in the highly desirable Barmpton Lane area of Darlington. This property really is a joy with a private, well tended garden creating a feeling of serenity whilst the superbly appointed house flows very well with light and spacious rooms.

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Manor House

Swaledale Avenue

Darlington OIRO £425,000

Darlington OIRO £214,950

Robinsons are privileged to bring to the market this stunning and unique four bedroom character property restored to its former splendour pleasantly situated on this highly sought after and exclusive development in the Faverdale area of Darlington. It is such a rare opportunity to acquire this beautifully presented, large scale and spacious property of historic and architectural significance.

We are privileged to bring to the market this luxurious, extended and significantly improved three bed semi-detached property located in the prestigious West End of Darlington which falls within the catchment area of excellent schooling. The home has been improved by the present owner to an extremely high standard which can only be fully appreciated upon a thorough internal inspection.

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Louis Holmes Branch Manager

Simon Wright Managing Partner

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Magnolia Cottage Darlington OIRO £379,950 Robinsons Estate Agents are privileged to bring to the market this spacious and beautifully positioned three/four bed dormer style bungalow which lies in the heart of the prestigious West End of Darlington. Located on this exclusive cul-de-sac just off Carmel Road South which consists of individually built properties. With properties of this location considered in high demand we anticipate this to be no exception.

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Caedmon Crescent

Pendeen Grove

Darlington OIRO £237,500

Darlington OIRO £345,000

A fabulous opportunity to acquire this beautifully presented four bed semi-detached property in the highly sought after West End of Darlington. The house has wonderful presence, well proportioned, flexible rooms, perfect for the coming and goings of an active family life. We have no hesitation in recommending an internal viewing to fully appreciate what this home has to offer.

Robinsons Estate Agents are delighted to market this truly impressive five bed detached property over three floors with detached double garage located on the modern Harrowgate Farm development. This property really is a joy, with a private and secluded rear garden creating a feeling of serenity whilst the superbly appointed house flows very well with light and spacious rooms.

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Durham Office

...here to help you move Tel: +44 (0) 191 386 2777 • Email: info@robinsonsdurham.co.uk • 1 Old Elvet, Durham City DH1 3HL

Eastwood Sacriston £ 210,000 Superbly presented four bedroomed detached home. The floor plan briefly comprises: entrance hall, downstairs WC, lounge, separate dining room with patio doors leading to the conservatory. Modern kitchen, breakfast area and utility room. To the first floor there are four bedrooms and the master bedroom benefits from attractive en-suite shower room. There is also a family bathroom. Externally there are gardens to the front and rear.

McCormick Close

Acorn Croft

Bowburn £95,000

Witton Gilbert

Well presented extended two bedroomed end of terrace home. The floor plan comprises of: entrance hall, downstairs WC, kitchen, living room and conservatory, whilst to the first floor there are two double bedrooms and a white suite bathroom. Externally there is a driveway to the front of the property and a laid to lawn garden with patio area to the rear.

Superb three bedroomed semi-detached home. The property benefits from uPVC double glazing, gas central heating, spacious driveway and single detached garage. The floor plan briefly comprises: hallway, downstairs cloaks/WC, lounge with feature fireplace, open plan kitchen/dining room with French style doors to the rear garden. The first floor has three bedrooms and a bathroom/WC which includes over bath shower.

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Keith Mason Senior Manager

Michael Hughes Manager/Valuer

Brandon Village Brandon £209,950 Extended stone built cottage style home offering spacious contemporary living. It benefits from double glazing, gas central heating, security alarm system, integrated sound system, gardens with the rear having parking and being of a generous size. The floor plan briefly comprises: entrance vestibule, lounge with stairs to the first floor, open plan kitchen and dining room, rear lobby and cloak/WC. The first floor has three bedrooms and family bathroom.

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Petterson Dale

Barrington Close

Coxhoe £90,000

Durham Moor

Well presented two bedroomed semi-detached home. The floor plan briefly comprises: entrance hallway, lounge, kitchen/breakfast room with range cooker, whilst to the first floor there are two double bedrooms and recently refitted bathroom. Externally there are lawned gardens to the front and rear, a driveway providing off street and a detached garage.

Recently constructed four bedroomed town house. The property briefly comprises: entrance hallway with cloakroom, lounge with double glazed French doors giving access to the rear garden and a kitchen/ breakfast room. To the first floor there are two bedrooms and a family bathroom. To the second floor there is a master bedroom with en-suite shower room and a further bedroom.

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2 - 4 bedroom homes with 5 styles available Reed Street, South Shields, NE33 5PE Prices and other details correct at time of print. Help to Buy price of £74,396 is the 80% value of the full market price of £92,995. Offer is subject to mortgage lenders terms and conditions. Help to Buy purchasers are required to fund at least 80% of the purchase price by means of a conventional mortgage, savings and any deposit where required. Eligible applicants will be offered an equity loan of up to 20% of the market price, interest free for the first five years. At the start of year six a fee of 1.75% is payable on the equity loan, which rises annually by RPI inflation plus 1%. The equity loan is held as a second charge on the property.

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Guide to the perfect garden As summer approaches, many home owners will once again turn their attention to their properties’ exteriors; but what makes the perfect garden? And how easy is it to achieve and maintain? It’s first worth thinking about the purpose of your garden - are you looking to create a safe space for children to play, grow your own vegetables, or simply enjoy your surroundings? While every garden is, and should be unique, when it comes to creating the perfect space preparation is always key. Whether you’re planting flowers or vegetables, no two plants are the same - it’s important to consider the needs of everything you introduce so that they will flourish. Considering where light will fall and where water will gather are good first steps.

A lawn is the focal point of most gardens, and ensuring your lawn is neat and healthy can go a long way in improving your garden’s overall appearance. Feeding your grass with a fertiliser will also make it greener and thicker, which will in turn help it avoid weeds and moss. For those looking to embrace the season, planting summer bulbs is a great way to add a splash of colour without taking up too much space – especially if they are planted in a border or hanging pots. Making sure to dig individual holes for each bulb, and planting in warm soil will ensure the best results. Another great addition to every garden is a pond or water feature. As well as providing a great home for wildlife, ponds provide a great focal point and are easy to look after. Early summer is the perfect time to create a pond, so why not put your green-fingers to the test? So, as every garden is unique, creating the perfect space really depends on personal taste, but making subtle changes can really help to create an outdoor environment you can be proud of.

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Stockton Office

...here to help you move Tel: +44 (0) 1642 607 555 • Email: info@robinsonsstockton.co.uk • 21 Bishop Street, Stockton-On-Tees TS18 1SY

Dalby Close Billingham £325,000 An immaculately presented 4 bedroom detached family home which is situated in a popular area of Wolviston Court, Billingham, this Yuill built detached house briefly comprises of entrance hallway, cloaks/WC, lounge, dining room, study, kitchen/breakfast room, landing, 4 double bedrooms, en-suite to bedroom one and family bathroom/WC. This property has attractive rear garden with an open aspect view to rear.

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Hartburn Avenue

Manor Place

Hartburn £235,000

Fairfield £169,950

An exceptionally well presented and stylish 3 three bedroom semi-detached family house, this extended property offers accommodation comprising of entrance hallway, lounge, dining room, kitchen/ breakfast room, conservatory, landing, 3 bedrooms and bathroom/WC. Externally the property has attractive gardens to both front and rear, in addition to a driveway and single garage.

An immaculate and deceptively spacious 3 bedroom semi-detached family home which is situated in a popular cul-de-sac location in Fairfield, Stockton. This stylish property offers accommodation comprising of entrance hallway, lounge, family room, kitchen, dining area, landing, 3 bedrooms and bathroom/WC. In addition the property has a loft, in addition to gardens front and rear as well as a driveway and single garage.

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Mark Smith Senior Manager

Michael Naylor Valuer

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Kew Gardens Norton £235,000 An extended and stylish 4 bedroom detached family home which is situated in a sought after location of Kew Gardens in Norton. This property which is situated just after Junction Road offers accommodation comprising of entrance hallway, cloaks/WC, lounge, kitchen/dining area, conservatory, landing, 4 bedrooms, en-suite to bedroom one and family bathroom/WC. Gardens to front and rear, driveway and single garage.

Fairburn Close

Hillside Road

Fairfield £130,000

Norton £129,950

A smart and well presented two bedroom semidetached house which would be ideal for first time buyer or rental investor. This attractive property briefly comprises of entrance porch, lounge, kitchen/dining area, landing, two double bedrooms and bathroom/ WC. Externally the property has gardens to the front and rear in addition to a driveway and single garage.

A well presented 3/4 bedroom semi-detached home situated on the ever popular Hillside Road, Norton. The accommodation has been extended and cleverly reworked internally to create an extra bedroom to the ground floor, which could also be used as a utility room. Features include uPVC double glazing and gas central heating and conservatory to the rear.

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Middlesbrough Office

...here to help you move

Richard Watson Branch Manager

Tel: +44 (0) 1642 313 666 • Email: info@robinsonsmiddlesbrough.co.uk • 26 Stokesley Road, Middlesbrough TS7 8DX

The Croft Marton £409,995 A stunning 4/5 bedroomed detached family home that has been significantly improved and refurbished by the current owners to a very high standard. Comprising of entrance porch, hallway, shower room/WC, lounge, dining room, garden room, breakfast room and open plan kitchen family room. To the first floor 5 bedrooms, master with en-suite and family bathroom. Externally there are landscaped gardens to front and rear with double garage.

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Hilderthorpe

Cedarwood Glade

Nunthorpe £127,000

Stainton £233,000

Offered with no forward chain and well-presented throughout. This 2 bed semi-detached bungalow comes with viewings strongly recommended. Comprising of entrance hall, lounge, fitted kitchen with a range of appliances, 2 bedrooms and family bathroom. Also benefiting from uPVC double glazing, gas central heating, gardens to front and rear with single garage.

Recently refurbished 3 bedroomed detached bungalow that is located on this popular Stainton Village development. Available with no forward chain and comprising of entrance hallway, lounge, dining kitchen, 3 bedrooms and family bathroom. Also benefiting from uPVC double glazing, gas central heating, gardens to front and rear with garage.

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Chester-le-Street Office

...here to help you move

Michael Hughes Manager/Valuer

Tel: +44 (0) 191 387 3000 • Email: info@robinsonscls.co.uk • 45 Front Street, Chester le Street DH3 3BH

Aberwick Drive Chester-le-Street

£325,000

A rare opportunity to acquire a larger style and greatly extended four bedroom detached family home. Located within a quiet cul-de-sac on this traditionally highly sought after residential development the property has been extended and upgraded to some of the highest possible standards throughout including new kitchen, bathroom and en-suite. This should prove to be the ideal family home.

Cheviot Road

Seventh Avenue

Chester-le-Street £115,000

Chester-le-Street £97,500

Offered to the market is this recently refurbished and deceptively spacious three bedroom mid terrace home with off street parking, new kitchen and bathroom, uPVC double glazing, gas fired central heating and new flooring and carpets. Close to shops and schools it should suit many different buyers needs.

Available to purchase is this much improved three bedroom semi-detached family home. This style which is rarely available for the area is deceptively spacious and offers families well proportioned living accommodation and is close to shops and schools. Benefits include modern kitchen and bathroom, uPVC double glazing and off street parking.

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Spennymoor Office

...here to help you move

Lynne Blaney Branch Manager

Tel: +44 (0) 1388 420 444 • Email: info@robinsonsspennymoor.co.uk • 11 Cheapside, Spennymoor DL16 6QE

Wallington Court Spennymoor £187,995 Priced to attract an early sale, this four bedroom detached house located in Whitworth Park. Benefiting from double glazing, gas central heating, security alarm system and comprises of entrance hall, cloakroom, lounge and spacious kitchen/breakfast room with family area. Three well-proportioned bedrooms, one with en-suite and family bathroom. Second floor master bedroom with en-suite, front and rear gardens and single garage.

John Herriotts Court

Tudhoe Lane

Chilton £149,950

Spennymoor £105,000

Three bed detached bungalow is offered to the market in good decorative order throughout. This comfortable bungalow will not disappoint upon viewing and this property would suit the retired couple. Entrance hall, lounge, attractive maple style fitted kitchen, inner hallway, three bedrooms and bathroom. Front open plan gardens, blocked paved driveway and external gardens.

Three bedroom stone built cottage good condition throughout. The property is situates in the heart of Tudhoe. The property briefly comprises of entrance vestibule, entrance hall, lounge, separate dining room, fitted kitchen, three bedrooms and bathroom. Front forecourt garden, good sized garden to the rear.

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Bishop Auckland Office

...here to help you move

Anthony Smyth Branch Manager

Tel: +44 (0) 1388 458 111 • Email: info@robinsonsbishop.co.uk • 120 Newgate Street, Bishop Auckland DL14 7EH

Clover Drive Bishop Auckland £200,000 This is a beautifully presented, spacious four bedroom property in the popular location of Clover Drive. The versatile layout comprises an entrance hallway, downstrairs WC, lounge, dining room and fitted kitchen with granite surfaces. Upstairs there are four bedrooms, the master is complete with en-suite, and a family bathroom. Externally there are well-presented gardens to the front and rear, and the property is close to local schools and recreational facilities.

Wynyard Grove

Aldhun Close

Bishop Auckland £125,000

Bishop Auckland £130,000

This deceptively spacious, three bedroom semidetached property sits on a generous plot in the popular cul-de-sac location of Wynyard Grove. A viewing comes recommended to appreciate the quality this property possesses.

This beautifully presented and maintained three bedroom semi-detached property sits on a spacious corner plot and an internal viewing comes highly recommended. We feel this property is ready to move straight into as well as being an ideal purchase for numerous buyers.

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Ingleby Barwick Office

...here to help you move

Richard Watson Branch Manager

Tel: +44 (0) 1642 762 944 • Email: info@robinsonsinglebybarwick.co.uk • Barwick Lodge, Ingleby Barwick TS17 0RH

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Dovey Court Roundhill £199,500 A stunning 4 bed detached property positioned at the head of a lovely cul-de-sac in the Roundhill area of Ingleby Barwick. Property comprises of entrance hall, cloakroom/WC, study, lounge, dining room and breakfast kitchen with utility. To the first floor 4 good sized bedrooms, master with en-suite and family bathroom. Externally the property has generous front and rear gardens with double width driveway.

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Linshiels Grove

Oakhurst Close

Sober Hall £135,000

Beckfields £210,000

Beautifully presented 2 bed detached bungalow positioned at the head of this quiet Sober Hall cul-de-sac. Early viewing is strongly recommended on this very tidy detached property.

Positioned on an excellent plot at the head of this popular cul-de-sac. We are delighted to bring to the market this deceptively spacious dormer bungalow that is waiting for someone to put their stamp on it. Comprising of two reception rooms a large kitchen, 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. Early viewing is a must.

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Sedgefield Office

...here to help you move

Anita Purkis Branch Manager

Tel: +44 (0) 1740 621 777 • Email: info@robinsonssedgefield.co.uk • 3 High Street, Sedgefield TS21 2AU

Turnpike Walk Sedgefield £275,000 An immaculately presented four bedroom detached property situated on the popular Winterton Park development in Sedgefield. The property offers spacious living accommodation over two floors with four good sized bedroom to the first floor, two of which have en-suite facilities and fitted wardrobes to three. It offers a breakfasting kitchen, separate dining room and two reception rooms to the first floor. This property offers ample parking with a single garage.

Hall Farm Court

Beech Grove

Trimdon Village £164,950

Trimdon Station £74,950

This beautiful three bedroom home ideally situated in a quiet cul-de-sac location just off the village green in Trimdon, is tastefully presented throughout with many outstanding features. Three well proportioned bedrooms two with fitted wardrobes and a modern family bathroom, the property enjoys well-manicured gardens, driveway and a detached pitched roof garage to front and rear.

Superbly presented 3 bed semi-detached home, which has recently undergone refurbishment throughout with a new modern kitchen and family bathroom both completed to a very high standard. This home is ideal for families with three good sized bedrooms with space for all the family. Well-maintained gardens to front and rear, make this property one to be viewed.

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Crook Office

...here to help you move

Alex Riley Branch Manager

Tel: +44 (0) 1388 763 477 • Email: info@robinsonscrook.co.uk • Royal Corner, Crook DL15 9UA

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East End Stanhope £190,000 guide price **SOLD VIA MODERN METHOD OF AUCTION** Rarely available to the sales market we offer this impressive three bedroom semi-detached house, which enjoys pleasant views over Stanhope’s countryside and has great potential for extension. The property, which is in need of modernising to bring it to the latest of standards, does benefit from large gardens, driveway and single garage. Internal viewing is a must.

Victoria Avenue

Minster Court

Crook £94,950

Crook £287,950

The vendors deserve full credit for this beautifully modernised two bedroom mid terrace house which has been finished to an excellent standard and is warmed by gas central heating and is fully uPVC double glazed. The property is well positioned within Crook on this sought after street, and is within walking distance to the town centre. Internal viewing is a must.

This impressive five bedroom detached house benefits from standing on a large corner plot in this pleasant cul-de-sac in Willington and has a detached double garage and ample off street car parking. The property, which has a ground floor extension to the rear, has a re-fitted kitchen and bathrooms and should appeal to the growing family. An internal viewing comes highly recommended.

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Coxhoe Office

Karen Powell Branch Manager

...here to help you move

Coxhoe Branch... ...celebrates a successful first quarter After 20 years of continued success, we opened our newest branch in Coxhoe earlier this year. After three months of trading, we’re thrilled to report that we’ve gained tremendous support from the local community and have already made some great sales on behalf of our new clients in the area. Working closely with our Durham office, we now provide excellent cover across the region and look forward to assisting you with any future selling and letting needs. 14, West Terrace, Coxhoe, Durham, DH6 4HP

Tel: 0191 383 9994

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Cavell Drive

Garden Terrace

Bowburn £595 pcm

Coxhoe £375 pcm

A superb three bedroom semi-detached house situated on a modern development on the outskirts of Bowburn. Available on an unfurnished basis this property, which has been recently redecorated, would be ideal for a family or young couple. The accommodation comprises of entrance hall with cloak room/WC, lounge with French doors to the rear garden, fully fitted kitchen/dining room, three bedrooms the master benefiting from en-suite shower room and family bathroom. Gardens to front and rear with a driveway for two cars.

Delightful cottage style property located in the village of Coxhoe. Offered to let on an unfurnished basis this property has been much improved in recent years with redecoration and modern white bathroom suite. The accommodation comprises of hallway, lounge and dining kitchen and to the first floor are two good sized bedrooms and modern bathroom. Externally the property has a garden and a yard.

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Hartlepool Office

...here to help you move Tel: +44 (0) 1429 891 100 • Email: info@robinsonshartlepool.co.uk • 106 York Road, Hartlepool TS26 9DE

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Tunstall Grange Hartlepool £485,000 Tunstall Grange is one of the finest examples of Victorian architecture, being constructed in the highest quality materials and built to a scale rarely seen today. The home occupies a private set back position from The Parade with high boundary walls and private gates access. This unique home was formerly part of a single detached residence offering a substantial home and equally impressive grounds. Tunstall Grange incorporates six bedrooms, two reception rooms and three bathroom/shower rooms.

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Chichester Close

Northbrooke Court

Hartlepool £275,000

Hartlepool £355,000

A stunning extended 3/4 bedroom detached house with gas CH and uPVC DG. Briefly compromises: spacious lounge, study/possible ground floor bedroom, fabulous kitchen/breakfast room which includes several appliances, fabulous ‘P’ shaped garden room, cloakroom/WC, utility, bathroom, large drive and a sunny private rear garden.

A unique five bedroom extended detached residence in an exclusive cul-de-sac. It has gas CH and is double glazed. Briefly compromising: cloakroom/WC, 4 reception rooms, beautiful kitchen/breakfast room with fitted appliances, utility, impressive en-suite shower room and family bathroom. Externally is a private, sunny rear garden.

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Knightsbridge Gardens Hartlepool £425,000 An ‘executive’ five bedroomed detached house which occupies a generous sized plot. This extremely spacious home boasts 5 reception rooms, 5 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms/en-suites making this a versatile family home. The remaining accommodation comprises: lounge with ‘Inglenook’ fireplace, well fitted kitchen/breakfast room, utility and a cloakroom/WC. Externally is a large rear garden with a double driveway leading to a double garage. Other features include gas CH and uPVC DG.

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Coniscliffe Road

Glendale Avenue

Hartlepool £399,950

Hartlepool £195,000

A luxuriously appointed 4 bedroom detached bungalow occupying a secluded position. Features include gas CH, uPVC DG, burglar alarm and security shutters to the rear. Briefly comprising: huge lounge/ dining room, stunning kitchen including several appliances, sumptuous en-suite bathroom/WC to bedroom 1 and a splendid shower room/WC.

A most impressive three bedroom semi-detached property which has a large sunny rear garden. It has 2 reception rooms, modern fitted kitchen/breakfast room, stunning re-fitted shower room/WC, block paved drive to the garage. Other features include gas CH and uPVC DG.

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SUMMER STYLE:

home furnishing trends for the season

When it comes to summer, we can’t wait to hide away the winter wardrobe and add a splash of colour – so why should our homes’ interiors be any different?

Say goodbye to heavy curtains: Letting in the light is imperative when it comes to making the most of the summer. Replacing heavy curtains with gauze will make sure your home feels bright and airy even on rainy days. Introduce outdoor furniture: Adding patio furniture and creating an attractive outdoor space will give you a great excuse to enjoy al-fresco dining and make the most of the warmer weather.

While we appreciate you can’t change the entire look of your home every season, there are some great ways to welcome the summer without breaking your bank balance.

Fill your fireplace: While you won’t be lighting your fire over the summer months, that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t use your fireplace. Placing flowers or candles in the hearth can create a fantastic feature.

Add pops of colour: By adding bold paintings or bright, fresh flowers, you can change the feel of your room in an instant. Lightening your lights and darkening your darks creates great contrast.

Add fresh pillows, bedding and cushions: While your pillows and bedding will change much more frequently than with the season, the start of summer provides a great opportunity to find something new. Why not try

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something bold? Style experts say that this season’s colour trends are lime green and sunshine yellow. Hang extra mirrors: Mirrors are a great way to reflect the light – creating the illusion of even more light and space throughout the household. Bring the outside, inside: As much as you might like to, you can’t spend the entire summer outdoors, so why not bring a touch of the outside, inside? Shells, sand and bamboo make great statement pieces. Think nautical: While most trends come and go, classic nautical items and colours never go out of style. Whether it’s pastel striped cushions or seaside canvases, why not purchase a few key pieces which you can increase year on year?


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