A beautiful family home with a wealth of attractive features and extended to provide a spacious interior is now on the market in a sought-after location.

This property, secured by fencing and a gated entrance, has two reception rooms, a family-friendly open-plan dining kitchen and five bedrooms.

It is ideally placed for nearby parks, walks, transport links, shops, cafes and schools.

The detached property in Shotley Bridge has a 15ft sq sitting room with original timber beams adding character and a large open fireplace, set in a brick and timber surround, providing heat and a cosy feel.

An adjacent dining room is also a sizeable space, ideal for entertaining and warmed by a woodburner stove set in a recessed fireplace with wall-height feature brick surround

It provide access to the kitchen/diner, a good-sized room with attractive tile-effect flooring, smart fitted units in light wood with dark worktops and a wine rack, plus an oven, hob and extractor hood.

The dining kitchen is filled with light from two windows which provide a dual aspect.

A utility room and ground-floor shower room complete the layout on this level, along with a back porch.

The master bedroom on the first floor has a good range of fitted wardrobes in white, ceiling beam and a view over the back garden.

It is complemented by another double at the rear of the house and the final three bedrooms to the front.

The smallest of these would be ideal as an office.

The bedrooms share the attractive family bathroom with boasts a freestanding bath, half-panelled walls and a wood-effect floor.

The whole property has the benefit of double glazing and central heating.

Externally this home has great outdoor space with multiple lawned areas as well as a large driveway for several cars and detached garage.

The house in Cutlers Hall Road, Shotley Bridge, is for sale at £325,000 from Pattinson Estate Agents, tel. 01207 508262.