Lovers of luxury can now set up home at one of the most prestigious addresses in the North East. For 10 centuries Lambton Park – just 15 minutes from Durham City, on the banks of the River Wear – has been the ancestral seat of the Earls of Durham.
Now buyers can snap up their own stately home on the estate, set in 1000 acres of historic Durham woodland, complete with a castle. The Lambton Park development by Miller Homes comprises properties of varying sizes with the Oak and the Aspen at the top of the range.
Designed by the architect behind HM The King’s Poundbury estate at Dorset, the Oak and Aspen combine historically empathetic design with state-of-the art features expected by buyers at the upper end of the market.
These include dual aspects to living rooms and bedrooms, along with walk-in wardrobes, studies or reading rooms, substantial utility or laundry rooms, open plan kitchen and dining rooms and spacious bathrooms and en-suites.
Design features include Victorian-style sashed bay windows, bi-fold doors leading to private gardens and spacious hallways and landings with extra wide doors to all rooms.
Owners can also enjoy exclusive access to private areas of Lambton Estate with around 11.5km of footpaths through some of the most unspoilt woodland in Britain and the Grade II listed Lambton Castle – the ancestral seat of the Lambton family – at its heart.
Within just one week of first viewing an Aspen house Anne Parrott and husband Ed decided to buy and Anne, from County Durham, said: “It was love at first sight. There is just so much light in these houses – the windows are huge and the whole development is so light and airy. Everything about the house is fantastic and there is absolutely nothing that we would change. I can’t fault the care we received from Miller Homes. It has been a lovely experience.”
As with Poundbury, the intention is that Lambton Park – which has excellent regional and national transport links – will become a self-sufficient community and plans are in place for the construction of Bowes Gate.
This ‘community hub’ will consist of a Pavillion café bistro and a range of independent stores such as a delicatessen, butcher, florist and baker.
Lindsey Oliver, Sales Manager at Miller Homes North East, said the Lambton Park development really represents the best of British design, architecture and vision, in the most historic and beautiful of settings – and the Oak and Aspen homes are the jewels in its crown.
“These houses beautifully combine period features with all the benefits of a new build, including the opportunity to save thousands on energy bills. So, whether you are from the North East or are looking to relocate here, you’ll find Lambton Park offers luxury living in superb quality homes, with all the attractions of the North East, from its coast to its castles, in this case quite literally, on the doorstep.”
An Oak home completely ready to move into will be unveiled at a special open day event at Lambton Park on 4 March and along with the Miller Homes sales team, a financial advisor and solicitor will be on site between 11am and 4pm to answer any enquiries potential buyers may have.
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