Charles Derby Estates Wear Valley are extremely proud to present this unique and prestigious detached property which sits in the Hamlet of Helmington Row, on the outskirts of the market town of Crook. Helmington Manor was the original primary school built in 1877 and still has all the original wording carved in the stone for the entrances for the children. In the late 1980`s the current owners bought the property as a derelict single Storey building and lovingly renovated it creating a magnificent and bespoke two Storey family home, preserving the many historic features throughout. The property briefly comprises entrance to a vast reception hallway, staircase to first floor, front, dining room, gym, kitchen, lounge, games room, library, rear hall, laundry room, shower room and dressing room, cloakroom, rear hall/gym, entertainment room, staircase to first floor rear, grand master bedroom with en suite, five further double bedrooms - one with en suite, storage room, family bathroom, gardens to side aspect, parking area to front and gravel courtyard to the side. There is also a driveway to the rear of the garden which is currently closed off with a fence as it leads to the garden however, if the property was made into a B&B/Hotel or luxury apartments, this could be opened up to provide a driveway along the back of the gardens to a carpark. The property could very easily be converted into a hotel and provide many en suite rooms as all of the rooms are exceptionally large. There are many rooms downstairs suited for use as restaurant, bar and function rooms the possibilities are endless. There are 6/7 bedrooms on the first floor however the lay out could be easily altered to include en suite facilites to all rooms. Externally to the road side of the property there is a secluded courtyard within the original stone wall and railings behind mature trees, the trees may be better removed if the property was to be an Hotel as the sheer size and splendour of the property is currenty hidden away.
Helmington Row is situated between Crook and Willington, close to local schools, shops and leisure facilities, and is within easy reach of Durham, Bishop Auckland and Darlington. It is in an ideal location to accommodate the many visitors expected to the area with the current Kynren events and future events that will be held at 11 Arches.
Entrance Hallway - 92'0" (28.04m) x 10'0" (3.05m)
UPVC double glazed doors opening into the vast reception hallway with internal doors leading to all living rooms, beautiful hand crafted spindle staircase rising to first floor with natural wood panelling and a useful under stair storage cupboard having an attractive and bespoke hand crafted natural wood door. The hallway, which would have been the original school corridor, extends from the front of the property, where it is widest, to the assembly room at the back of the property. The walls are neutrally decorated with mid height wooden dado rails and matching coving to the ceiling. There are many windows along the hallway bathing this area in natural sunlight. There is also a second staircase at the other end of the property that rises to the first floor giving access to the rear bedrooms
Dining Room - 14'2" (4.32m) x 19'9" (6.02m)
To the left of the front door, there is a spacious dining room, a perfect reception room to enjoy a family meal or a larger get together to celebrate a special occasion. Neutrally decorated with subtle wall coverings and contrasting patterned carpet, a large window to the side aspect encouraging lots of natural lighting and a small window to the front of the property for extra light, ceiling rose with a decorative light fitting and a gas central heating radiator. Internal door leading into a small room which is currently used as a gym but was originally an entrance from the play ground for the infants.
Gym - 7'6" (2.29m) x 9'5" (2.87m)
A useful room currently housing workout benches but would be equally useful as an office. This was once the infants entrance to the school and still has the wording above the sealed doorway. There is a small window looking out on what was once the school yard but more recently a gravelled area to the road side of the property The room is decorated neutrally with a mid height decorative paper border that coordinates with the curtains.
Kitchen - 32'0" (9.75m) x 11'0" (3.35m)
To the right of the front door, there is a large bright south facing kitchen on two levels, the lower level housing the boiler and having space for a fridge freezer.This spacious kitchen is fitted with a good range of eye level and base units finished in mahogany effect with brass effect door furnishings, contrasting work tops, tiled splash backs and tiled flooring.Stainless steel sink with double drainer, space for a Range cooker and ample space for a large fridge freezer. Although there is no dishwasher there is adequate space to accommodate one. Being south facing, this room takes full advantage of the sun through a large framed window overlooking the beautiful gardens and an additional window overlooking the front aspect.
Sitting room/Lounge - 13'11" (4.24m) x 24'8" (7.52m)
Following on from the dining room just past the under stair cupboard is the door leading into the lounge.This is a good size room but is also very cosy - ideal for a real family get together. Decorated in warm shades with contrasting carpet. Coving to the ceilings, ceiling roses and decorative light fittings. Feature fire surround and a gas central heating radiator. large windows overlooking the gravelled area to the road side of the property. Door leading into the games room
Games Room - 13'11" (4.24m) x 20'2" (6.15m)
Accessed either from the sitting room or via a separate door leading in from the hallway, this spacious room is currently presented as a games room but could easily be a snug from the main sitting room, Neutrally decorated with contrasting wall covering and a plain carpet. A large framed window to the side aspect and a gas central heating radiator.
Library - 13'11" (4.24m) x 8'0" (2.44m)
A cosy room with a peaceful feel to it currently used as a library. neutrally decorated with a mid height paper border, warm patterned carpet, feature fire place, gas central heating radiator and a window with a pleasant view of the trees that line the gravelled area to the road side of the property.
Side Hallway - 9'0" (2.74m) x 6'4" (1.93m)
Near to the library on the right of the hall there is another small hall which leads out to the gardens to the south side of the property as well as to a laundry room.
Laundry Room - 9'3" (2.82m) x 6'4" (1.93m)
From the side hall is a good size room with eye level and base units as well as a work top and ample space for all of your laundry appliances. Perfectly situated in the property being near to the rear entrance to the garden to take the washing to hang it out to dry.
Shower and Dressing room
To the right of the laundry room there is a useful room which leads into a shower room. Currently this room is being used for storage but would be just as useful for a dressing area for taking a quick shower after using the gym or in the summer months to wash up after tending the gardens.
Office - 11'6" (3.51m) x 12'7" (3.84m)
A spacious room situated near the end of the hallway to the left, currently used as an office but would be suitable for a variety of purposes. Neutrally decorated with contrasting borders and a patterned carpet. Large window to the side aspect, letting in lots of light and a single gas central heating radiator.
Cloakroom - 8'10" (2.69m) x 2'7" (0.79m)
Just passed the office is a left turn in the hallway where this is a small area for coats and a cloakroom W/C, fitted with a wash hand basin and low level w/c, neutrally decorated with dark carpets
Rear Hall - 9'9" (2.97m) x 7'6" (2.29m)
The next room is currently being used as a second gym housing work out equipment however, again this could be used as an extra entrance as it once was when it was a school. It still boasts the original school door which still works with all the original furnishings and locks and the wording carved in stone outside saying Boys and Girls
Assembly Hall - 34'10" (10.62m) x 21'1" (6.43m)
Spanning the width of the entire end of the property is this vast room, having originally been the schools assembly hall. This room is magnificently spacious and is definitely a room for entertaining on a large scale having a full size snooker table and all the lighting required as well as a large cosy seating area, the men can play snooker whilst the ladies sit and chat. Boasting a feature fireplace and the original wooden parquet flooring. This room is brightly decorated further complemented with ceiling roses and decorative light fittings. There are two gas central heating radiators and many windows. There is a large window to either side of the room and three smaller windows to the rear encouraging a wealth of natural lighting. There is also a door that leads into the rear hall/gym.
By the cloakroom and rear hall is a second staircase that rises to the first floor to the rear of the property also hand crafted in natural wood with a cupboard underneath. This extra stair case provides easy access to the rear bedrooms.
What you see when you rise to the first floor will make you gasp. The original vaulted ceilings are exposed along the landing as well as in each of the rooms creating a beautiful sight. Neutrally decorated walls with mid height dado rails and solid wood flooring as well as many windows lining the walkway, this is an exceptionally bright area as it is south facing.
Grand Master Bedroom With En-Suite - 25'2" (7.67m) x 21'0" (6.4m)
An exceptionally large and imposing room, this really has got the wow factor, exhibiting the original vaulted ceiling once exposed from the assembly room, windows to side and rear aspects and a door leading into an exceptionally spacious en suite, Fitted with a 3 piece suite comprising a two seated bath, a pedestal wash hand basin and a low level w/c. Neutrally decorated with with plain carpets, gas central heating radiator and frosted windows to the side and rear of the property
Bedroom 2 - 16'9" (5.11m) x 13'1" (3.99m)
A good size double room, decoration is mainly neutral with bordering at the mid-height and neutral carpets. Velux window to the side aspect and access to the loft space, central heating radiator and original exposed beams
Storage Room - 5'1" (1.55m) x 12'11" (3.94m)
although currently being used as a storage room, possibility for a seventh bedroom. Neutrally decorated with dark patterned carpet. Velux window to the side aspect
Bedroom 3 - 23'5" (7.14m) x 16'1" (4.9m)
Another exceptionally large double bedroom with neutral decor, the continuation of the vaulted ceilings and a pleasant view over the gravelled courtyard to the side.
Bathroom - 15'2" (4.62m) x 13'0" (3.96m)
a very spacious bathroom also exhibiting the stunning original beams with 3 piece suite comprising a wooden panelled bath, low level w/c and pedestal wash hand basin. neutrally decorated with plain dark carpet, velux window to the side aspect
Bedroom 4 - 13'0" (3.96m) x 19'3" (5.87m)
A beautifully bright and spacious double bedroom also benefitting from the historic exposed ceilings and beams having two windows and a velux as well the natural light provides a relaxing ambiance in the room, neutral decor with contrasting carpets and ample space for a king size bed and matching furniture
Bedroom 5 - 10'8" (3.25m) x 13'0" (3.96m)
To the right of the landing is another double bedroom which is south facing and attracts a lot of light through the large side windows and the small window to the front aspect. Brightly decorated with a contrasting border and floral carpets, door leading into en suite bathroom
Bedroom 5 En-Suite - 6'5" (1.96m) x 10'9" (3.28m)
White suite comprising panelled bath, pedestal wash hand basin and low level w/c bright, neutral decor with a patterned border above skirting boards and patterned carpet.
Bedroom 6 - 19'9" (6.02m) x 14'2" (4.32m)
Exceptionally spacious double bedroom benefiting from the fabulous arch window detail from the original stone school frames situated at the front left side of the property where the wording `BOARD SCHOOLS 1877` can be seen from outside of the house also benefitting from the continuation of the exposed beams. This is an extremely bright room with neutral decor and plain cream carpets .
To the front of the property there is ample space for many cars to be parked, to the road side there is a stone wall and wrought iron fence and gateway leading to the side of the property where there is a tree lined gravelled courtyard, an area where the beautiful detail of the structure of the property which really shows the stunning architecture. To the rear side of the property are large gardens being mainly laid to lawn, lined with may trees and flower borders as well as a sizeable patio area which is an absolute sun trap and offers ample space for BBQ`s and displaying seasonal planters.
Please note we have not tested any apparatus, fixtures, fittings, or services. Interested parties must undertake their own investigation into the working order of these items. All measurements are approximate and photographs provided for guidance only.