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The £2.5m Durham house with glorious views of the Cathedral and cricket club

The handsome historic house in the centre of Durham boasts some of the best views in one of the region's most beautiful cities

As we all know, Durham is a beautiful and historic city, whose Castle and Cathedral are UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

And if the most important thing about owning a property is location, location, location then this house in the city centre has it in spades.

The house, seen on property website Rightmove, is on the market for £2.5 million and is being marketed by Purplebricks, covering Durham.

It is a handsome detached residence of superb proportions, standing in extensive gardens, in arguably the most desirable location in the heart of Durham City.

It feels like a country house in the city and yet is only 400m from the market place.

The property overlooks the Durham cricket ground and offers panoramic views across the surrounding area.

It has five bedrooms with multiple en suites, a games room, private garden, a workshop/bike story and two balconies offering the chance to enjoy its elevated position.

The historic property dates from 1847 and features in the foreground of many paintings and photographs of the Cathedral and the old Durham racecourse.

Entering the property, the impressive reception hall leads to, the ground floor living/dining room with French doors to the balcony and a games room with a full size snooker table.

There is also a farmhouse style fitted kitchen, sun room, utility room, two cloakrooms and study.

The first floor, boasts a stunning stained glass window on the landing, master bedroom with en suite and dressing room, second bedroom with en-suite and access to the second balcony, family bathroom.

The second floor has an additional three bedrooms, all with en suites.

The gardens are a particular delight, with two large patios. The sunken garden is full of mature shrubs and has a door onto the riverside path.

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