An amazing restoration over the last decade has turned this bungalow into a stunning six-bedroom dream family home.

Loxley Chase was built by the station master of Yarm Railway Station in 1925 and when the current owners began stripping the property back, they made a surprising discovery.

“There were railway sleepers with Stockton stamps on them and timbers from the carriages of the trains,” they said.

“Legend has it he ….borrowed them, so we paid homage to that history.

“It’s taken 10 years to complete.

“When we bought it in 2006, it was a three-bedroom bungalow.

“It’s three and a half times the size it was.

Loxley Chase Dream Home
Loxley Chase Dream Home (Image: evening gazette)

“The kitchen is the ultimate family room, we have had more than 60 people in there.

“Knocking out pizzas for everyone in the wood-fired oven is always a great party piece, people seem to love it.

“It’s the house everyone wants to come to.

“And the proximity to the high street is fantastic, you don’t need a taxi home you’re there in five minutes.”

‘Insulated to death’

A few minutes’ walk in one direction takes you to the bustle of Yarm High Street and everything it has to offer.

But turn the other way and the route takes you to the Teesdale Way, Middleton St George – you can even walk all the way to Croft and Darlington.

The property sits on a third of an acre, which is a huge plot for the area, and there are sweeping views down to Yarm viaduct.

Loxley Chase Dream Home
Loxley Chase Dream Home (Image: Doug Moody Photography)

A large chandelier-clad glass dome gives a real wow-factor on entering the property.

And although the current owner wanted to stay true to its original charm and features, they slipped in a few modern home comforts like underfloor heating, electric gates and intercom.

The property is also ‘insulated to death’.

There’s also a summerhouse that sits at the top of the rear garden, offering the last of the days sunshine, and superb views.

A home gym is also housed in a timber framed detached building, which has laminate flooring, windows to the side and rear,and electric heating and could also easily be used as a home office or playroom.

• Loxley Chase is on the market with a £900,000 asking price. Contact agent Bridgford’s Yarm to arrange a viewing on 01642 685243.

Address

Loxley Chase, Aislaby Road, Eaglescliffe

Number of reception rooms

Three including a lounge, games room and kitchen/ diner/ family room

Number of bedrooms

Six. The master includes a stylish and contemporary ensuite

Number of bathrooms

Four including main bathroom and second bathroom, master ensuite and shower room

Which room has the biggest wow factor and why?

The “magnificent” kitchen is the “real heart of the home” with centre island, solid wood worktops and brick pizza oven, a large dining area and snug with log burning stove and bi fold doors opening out onto the patio area. A stunning glass lantern allows the light to flood in.

Describe the outside space

Double gates provide access to the front garden which is mainly lawned. There’s a central path to the front door and the lawn is edged with trees and shrubs.

A raised wooden decking area “offers a relaxing spot to enjoy the evening sun”.

The landscaped rear gardens are extensive, and beautifully maintained.

There’s a landscaped patio area featuring an “expanse of Indian Sandstone” and a wooden decked dining area.

What’s the best thing about the property’s location and why?

Its proximity to Yarm, one of the area’s most sought-after market towns.

Parking

A block-paved driveway providing parking for “numerous” cars. The garage has a storage area in the vaulted ceiling space.

Schools

Yarm Preparatory School 0.9miles (independent), Broomhill School 0.9 miles, Layfield Primary School 1 mile.

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