Single-storey living at its best; Bungalows are popular with those downsizing to professional couples seeking a cottage. homemaker takes a look at four on the market. Property focus.
Fully double glazed and with gas central heating, the home in Cramlington, Northumberland, comprises a large entrance porch that opens up to a hallway containing both a storage cupboard, and a double closet.
The property has a breakfasting kitchen, bathroom, and a very generous lounge with French doors that provides access to a beautifully crafted conservatory.
Both bedrooms are neutrally decorated and the shower room contains a cubicle, a pedestal washbasin, and is partially tiled benefiting from an electric towel rail.
Outside is an expansive driveway permitting parking for three cars, as well as a large garage and a lawned area.
1 Bowmont Drive is for sale through Reeds Rains at pounds 159,950, tel: 01670 739030.
THE Pines is a three-bedroom bungalow ideal for those searching for a rural lifestyle.
Expanding over an acre of land, inclusive of gardens and paddock, the home has a fantastic countryside setting.
The property has a traditional oil-fired central heating system, coved ceilings and wall lights. The 19ft lounge includes a coal-effect, real-flame gas fire embedded in a feature stone fireplace.
With double-glazed sliding patio doors, and a bow window to the rear, the lounge is the perfect place for the family.
The reception hall opens up to a dining room, three bedrooms, and a family-sized bathroom.
The bungalow has a breakfasting kitchen which opens to a second kitchen, as well as a utility room.
Outside is just as impressive. It has two sets of wrought-iron gates on pillared entrances that lead to a driveway, and has plenty of space for parking. The electric door garage offers additional space for security. The Pines is also within easy access to Newcastle.
The Pines, in The Avenue, Medburn, Northumberland, is for sale through Rook Matthews Sayer for pounds 550,000, tel: 01661 860228.
SITUATED in a quiet cul-de-sac, this beautiful bungalow is well positioned and presented.
The detached property, located in Forest Hall, Newcastle, has recently been refitted with a new kitchen and windows in the past 18 months.
Spacious accommodation includes an entrance hallway, good-sized lounge, fitted kitchen with tiled flooring, two bedrooms, one of which is a double and the other currently used as a sun room, and a conservatory. There is also a family bathroom and floored loft area with pull-down ladders. The property also benefits from gas central heating, double glazing throughout and off-street parking via a driveway and single garage.
There are also well-established gardens to the front and also at the back.
It has excellent transport links via local roads and bus services, with easy access to a range of amenities, including shops.
The property, in Meadway Drive, Forest Hall, is for sale at offers over pounds 174,750 through Pattinson, tel: 0845 146 1590.
PLEASANTLY situated in Gateshead, this two-bedroom detached bungalow is easily accessible and conveniently located.
The property, in Eighton Banks, benefits from both gas central heating and a security alarm system.
The entrance porch opens up to a living room containing a gas fire set within a stone surround and marble hearth.
It also has a walk-in bay window to the front, and a double door to a cosy dining room. The kitchen is fully fitted with co-ordinating worktops, integrated oven, ceramic hob and a chimney-style cooker hood. It also allows access to the loft, as well as an exit to the rear garden.
Outside, the bungalow boasts a low maintenance front garden, a driveway leading to the garage, in addition to a side garden.
The property, in Hill Dyke, is for sale through Andrew Craig at pounds 169,950, tel: 0191 487 5330.
SURROUNDED by gardens, this beautiful bungalow offers generous accommodation in a popular residential area in Durham.
Situated in Esh Winning, the property has been updated with a new central heating system.
An entrance hall leads to the bathroom and three bedrooms.
The bathroom is a four-piece suite encompassing a corner bath, a pedestal hand basin, and a shower cubicle.
A lounge is to the left of the hall, which in turn leads to a spacious dining room. The breakfasting kitchen has a built-in fridge and a large stainless steel cooker with a hood that is vented outside.
The home also has a conservatory which opens on to the side garden and a double garage.
Holly Dene, in Newhouse Road, is for sale through Your Move Chris Stonock, at pounds 220,000, tel: 0191 386 2070.