A sprawling County Durham country house set on 9 acres has gone on the market for £ 1,750,000, while a one-bedroom London apartment has gone up for the same price.
The Grade II listed Neasham Abbey in Darlington, County Durham has eight bedrooms, a tennis court, cinema room, wine cellar, private gym and adventure playground.
Sitting a stone's throw from the River Tees The property, which spans nearly 65,000 square feet, is spread over two floors and incorporates many original features from the period, including high ceilings, shutters, and ornate ceiling cornices and picture rails.
Meanwhile, the one-room apartment in London that sits On fashionable Maddox Street, just off Regent Street and a two-minute walk from Oxford Circus, it's less than a tenth the size and just 638 square feet.
The Grade II listed Neasham Abbey in Darlington, County Durham has hit the market for £ 1,750,000 as more people move north amid the coronavirus pandemic
The one-bedroom London apartment on fashionable Maddox Street, just off Regent Street, has hit the market for the same price
Step inside the Grade I listed building in Darlington reveals a spacious kitchen with a central island and wooden cabinets
Meanwhile, a step into the London apartment reveals a smaller kitchen with wooden floors and crisp white cabinets
Neasham is set in landscaped gardens, flower beds, and manicured lawns that lead onto parkland that extends to the River Tees. Private fishing rights are included in the sale.
It also has retained original features such as open fireplaces and Fully equipped floor-to-ceiling bookshelves, modern details such as a teppanyaki grill and a sauna ensure ultimate comfort.
The land on which the abbey was built was given to the de Tees family after the Norman conquest, before the current house was built in 1770 by Thomas Roper Wilkinson – an avid and fearless horseman.
The property, which the current owners acquired at the turn of the millennium, has an inviting foyer that leads to an inner hall and stairs, as well as an open-plan kitchen-diner fitted with bespoke cabinets made of painted natural wood and a large island unit.
Elsewhere the London estate, that is is located on the fourth floor of a building, has a contemporary finish with hardwood floors and spotlights throughout the living room, the open plan kitchen and a crisp white and gray bathroom.
Stepping into the apartment reveals a cozy living room that opens to the kitchen and a small bedroom with a view of the city.
The sprawling County Durham country house, set on 9 acres, has a dining room that opens onto the garden
The Neasham is just a stone's throw from River Tees and has a spacious lounge with a fireplace and views of the surrounding countryside
The Darlington country house has eight bedrooms, including one with an en suite bathroom and enough space for a double bed
Another spacious room at Neasham Abbey has a built-in bookcase, hardwood floors and windows with views of the green landscape
Stepping into the one-bedroom apartment in London reveals a slightly smaller room overlooking the street
Elsewhere, the London property has a contemporary finish with hardwood floors and spotlights in the open plan kitchen and living room
The London apartment (picture) is on the fourth floor of the building, a stone's throw from Oxford Circus
According to George F. White real estate agents selling Neaham Abbey, real estate in the north has become more attractive during the lockdown as people spend more time at home.
Senior Associate Melissa Lines said, “Now that people are reevaluating their home life balance due to COVID, many people are moving north.
“People can still get to London in two and a half hours, they can access amenities, but they can get much better value for money.
“It's a nicer place to live, away from the hustle and bustle and on your own land.
“It's a small estate on a little over 9.5 hectares. It's really good value for money and the transport links are excellent.
"There has been a lot of interest since it was launched and we already had an offer with more viewings for this week."
A two-story bathroom at Neasham Abbey has a stand-alone tub and shower
Another bathroom at Neasham Abbey, now on sale for £ 1,750,000, features a crisp white sink and shower
The Abbey in Darlington, County Durham also has a cinema room where guests can relax, a wine cellar and a private exercise facility
A step outside Neasham Abbey reveals an adventure playground overlooking the 9 acres of land the property is on
The lavish Darlington property, built by Thomas Roper Wilkinson in 1770, also has a tennis court
Neasham Abbey was built in 1770 by the "fearless and enthusiastic horseman" Thomas Roper Wilkinson, although the history of the property can be traced back to 1150.
It's been the residence of its current owners for 20 years, and has undergone major modernization in its formal dining room, curved staircase, drawing room, dazzling kitchen, and four bathrooms – and according to Lines, the property is an absolute bargain.
Melissa added, “It's one of the nicest country houses in the area, it hasn't been on the market for a while.
& # 39; It's a lifestyle property. There is a sauna, gym, full zip-up play park and a fantastic kitchen with all the equipment you can think of and fantastic value for money.
"Those who live here are indeed very lucky."
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