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5 The Butts Stanhope, Bishop Auckland

Guide price £425,000

Grade II Listed period gentleman’s residence with annexe
• 6 Bedrooms, 2 bathrooms • 2 Generous reception rooms • Farmhouse style living kitchen • Huge character • Self contained 1 bedroomed flat • Separate summer house with adjoining gated garage and workshop • Well maintained spacious and private gardens • Central village location

The Area




The property sits on a side street leading from the Market Place in the bustling dales village of Stanhope. Stanhope offers a range of facilities including doctors and dental surgeries, local Co-Operative, Post Office, art gallery and numerous other private businesses. Stanhope (along with other small neighboring villages) offers a primary school whilst secondary education ages 11 through to 6th form college is found in Wolsingham just 15 minutes drive. A range of independent schooling can be found in the area for all ages examples being at Barnard Castle, Durham and Newcastle.

For the commuter Stanhope retains its rural roots yet is accessible to Newcastle, Sunderland, Durham and Darlington which are all within 1 hour drive. These main cities offer main line railway links direct to London together with International Airports at Newcastle and Durham Tees Valley. For those interested in outdoor pursuits the Derwent Reservoir offers sailing and fishing and is just 20 minutes north of Stanhope, whilst the Lake District can be reached within an hour.

Stanhope is popular among tourists offering exceptional moorland, fellside and riverside walks and is placed on the well travelled C2C cycle route. With this in mind the size of accommodation and the self contained annexe may work perfectly for these wishing to pursue income from the holiday industry (subject to consents).

The Property

5 The Butts

The original main entrance of the property leads through into a grand reception hall and stairway. Off this are two generous reception rooms. Traditional in their layout, they face south with floor to ceiling bay windows. Both benefiting from original coving and plaster cornice work and taking in beautiful views over the garden and scenery beyond. The living room benefits from a large dark marble fire surround with cast iron and tiled insert open fire grate. There is also a cupboard built into the alcove to the right of the chimney breast.

The farmhouse style living kitchen offers an extensive range of base and wall mounted storage units with some having glazed display units. The Farmhouse range has two ovens, two grills and one warming section together with a five burner gas hob. An impressive inglenook houses a multi fuel burning stove together with a built in pantry cupboard to the left of the chimney breast. The kitchen is complemented by integral appliances comprising fridge and freezer and dishwasher. Off this room is the utility room which has the opening for a feature well together with extensive work space under which plumbing for washing machine and dishwasher and central heating boiler. Returning to the reception hallway a door leads under the stairs down stone steps to a spacious cellar room ideal for storage. To the rear of the property is also a reception hall together with separate ground floor WC. The stunning return stair case leads up to a half landing with impressive arched window and on up to the first floor. Mirroring the ground floor accommodation are the two master bedrooms both with deep bays boasting floor to ceiling windows. The master bedroom is complemented by a dressing area with full height storage wardrobes with a door into the en suite which incorporates wash hand basin set within vanity unit, WC, full sized curved shower unit and has a dual aspect resulting in the room being light and airy throughout the day. The master bedroom faces south and overlooks the gardens and beyond with the second bedroom having extremely large proportions and benefiting from an ornate cast iron fireplace. To the rear wing of the property lie four good sized double bedrooms together with family bathroom. This comprises roll top free standing bath, pedestal sink, WC and heated towel rail.

The Annexe

Accessed via a separate entrance off the lane, the flat comprises spacious living room with large inglenook housing traditional range style fire place together with a good sized double bedroom, kitchenette and internal bathroom with bath and shower over, pedestal sink and WC. This property is linked to the main dwelling’s central heating and service meters however, being self contained has its own separate council tax band.

5 The Butts Measurements

Entrance Hall

2.65m x 3.83m (8' 8" x 12' 7")

Lounge (Reception)

4.86m x 4.30m (15' 11" x 14' 1")

Dining Room

5.41m x 4.04m (17' 9" x 13' 3")


4.90m x 4.43m (16' 1" x 14' 6")

Utility Room

2.51m x 3.84m (8' 3" x 12' 7")

Ground Floor WC

Bedroom 1

4.05m x 3.75m (13' 3" x 12' 4")

Bedroom 2

4.87m x 4.43m (16' x 14' 6")

Bedroom 3

3.79m x 3.39m (12' 5" x 11' 1")

Bedroom 4

2.37m x 2.97m (7' 9" x 9' 9")

Bedroom 5

3.81m x 3.49m (12' 6" x 11' 5")

Bedroom 6

2.91m x 3.20m (9' 7" x 10' 6")


3.09m x 2.28m (10' 2" x 7' 6")

The Annexe Measurements


3.11m x 1.71m (10' 2" x 5' 7")

Lounge (Reception)

3.87m x 4.09m (12' 8" x 13' 5")

Bedroom 1

3.87m x 2.63m (12' 8" x 8' 8")


3.13m x 2.05m (10' 3" x 6' 9")


Large original arched double gates lead into the passage where access to the side can be found. There is a rear door into the utility. Off the shared yard is a large double gated workshop/garage together with fuel store. Through the gateway the path leads on into the garden. A neatly maintained lawn stretches down and is screened by mature shrubbery and trees, though due to the elevation of the property stunning views can still be enjoyed over the adjoining countryside.

Taking in these stunning views a fully renovated summer house/garden room provides an excellent space accompanied by the barbeque patio for entertaining and has a multi fuel store for use throughout the year.


From Wolsingham travel west on the A689 for approximately 6 miles through the village of Frosterley and on into Stanhope. On reaching the market place turn left following the road back on yourself and travelling for approximately 50 yards and the property is located on the right hand side identified by a George F White for sale board.

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