An exceptional period village residence of stone built construction offering extensive accommodation of considerable charm and appeal with attached business premises and delightful rear gardens.
The property is situated within the village of West Auckland, approximately 3 miles from the market town of Bishop Auckland and approximately 15 miles from the historic City Of Durham. Newcastle-Upon-Tyne is approximately 33 miles away. The property has good transport links and there are a broad range of amenities, schools, shopping and recreational facilities within Bishop Auckland.
This substantial 18th Century Cottage has been carefully laid out for comfort and family living whilst sympathetically retaining a wealth of period features.
The property briefly comprises of, Entrance Porch leading to Lounge/Dining Room with Inglenook Fireplace and Spiral Staircase, Separate Dining Room with Flagstone Floor, Kitchen with Integrated Appliances and Ground Floor Shower Room. To the first floor there are Four Double Bedrooms and a Family Bathroom. There is an attached annexe currently utilised as a hairdressing salon accessed via the main house or the front or rear garden.
Externally there is an enclosed garden to the front of the property and to the rear there is an extremely generous garden, extensive driveway and detached double garage.
Houses that offer such a wonderful blend of luxury and space, all within a convenient setting rarely come onto the market and therefore an internal inspection is essential to appreciate the accommodation available.
Stone entrance portico with timber ceiling and entrance door to:
Lounge/Dining Room: 28'8 x 14'10 (8.8m x 4.47m)
An impressive room of generous proportions with feature inglenook fireplace with original beam and multi fuel stove, two sash windows to the front elevation, solid oak flooring beneath the carpets, wrought iron spiral staircase to the first floor, beamed ceiling, wall light points, TV aerial point and the dining area has ample room for family dining and entertaining.
Dining Room: 14'8 x 10' (4.47m x 3.05m)
Containing French doors to the rear garden, flagstone flooring, Douglas Fir panelling to two walls, beamed ceiling and open plan access to the kitchen.
Kitchen: 13'4 x 8'3 (4.47m x 3.05m)
Fitted with a comprehensive range of wall and base units with contrasting work surfaces over and tiled splash backs, inset twin bowl sinks with mixer tap, integrated eye level oven and microwave, integrated hob with extractor hood over, integrated fridge/freezer, stone flagged floor, floor level plinth heater, window to the rear elevation and beamed ceiling.
With stable door to rear garden, range of built in storage cupboards and central heating boiler.
Shower Room: 17'9 x 5'4 (2.36m x 1.63m)
Re-fitted with a contemporary white suite comprising of, shower cubicle with mains fed shower, wash hand basin and low level w/c, fully tiled walls, recess with mirror and shaver point, window to the rear elevation and central heating radiator.
Annexe: 14'11 x 9'4 (4.55m x 2.84m)
Currently utilised by the vendor as a hairdressing salon but could be used for a variety of purposes subject to relevant planning approval. With access either from the main building or via doors from the front or rear gardens. Containing sash windows to the front and rear elevations, plumbing for washing machine and wash basin.
First Floor Landing:
Spacious landing with wall light points and sash window to the front elevation.
Bedroom 1: 18'3 x 9'6 (5.56m x 2.90m)
A lovely room of generous proportions, with two sash windows to the rear elevation, wall light points, extensive range of free standing wardrobes included in the sale, airing cupboard with period wardrobe frontage and inset mirrored door, telephone point and double central heating radiator.
Bedroom 2: 14'3 x 10'10 (4.34 x 3.30m)
With period style fireplace, sash window to the front elevation and double central heating radiator.
Bedroom 3: 12'7 x 9'6 (3.84m x 2.90m)
Containing a range of fitted wardrobes and storage, sash window to the front elevation, TV aerial point and double central heating radiator.
Bedroom 4: 14'5 x 9'6 (4.39m x 2.90m)
With a range of fitted bedroom furniture, sash window to the front elevation, double central heating radiator and access to loft space which has been boarded for storage. There is a fitted cabin bed and spindled balustrade with access to a hatch leading to a staircase which accesses the annexe.
Family Bathroom: 10'8 x 7'11 (3.25m x 2.41m)
Beautifully fitted with an Adamsez period style white suite, comprising of, roll top bath with oak panelled surround, high level w/c and wash hand basin, oak panelling to wall with concealed storage and two inset mirrors, sash window to the rear elevation and central heating radiator.
Externally: 7,900 sq ft garden area
To the front of the property there is an enclosed garden with stone wall boundary. To the rear of the property there is a very large landscaped garden which offers a good degree of privacy, the garden is mainly laid to lawn with mature borders and a block paved patio is ideal for al fresco dining. An extensive driveway provides off road parking for several vehicles and leads to a detached double garage which benefits from power and lighting. There is also a large coal shed, green house and a garden shed.
Property Reference BIA-10Z40US5