A four bedroom extended and improved former post office
• 3/4 Bedroom family home • Hugely flexible living accommodation • 4 Reception rooms • Retains character and original features • With Front Rear and side gardens • Open views • Remote yet convenient location • Driveway for off road parking
The Old Post Office is a former post office situated in the small hamlet of Waskerley, a rural yet convenient location with open countryside views set close to the ‘Waskerley Way’. Waskerley consists of The Old Post Office, the adjoining property and the nearby farm.
The nearby town of Consett offers a range of amenities including both primary and secondary schooling, shops, a range of public houses and restaurants and is just a short drive away. The surrounding countryside offers a network of public footpaths and bridle ways with the attractions of the Durham Dales being easily accessible.
For the commuter the A68 can be joined in a short drive, whilst Durham and Newcastle are within easy proximity by car, both of which have national mainline train stations with direct links to London. International airports can be found at Durham Tees Valley and Newcastle international which provide both domestic and international flights.
The Old Post Office dates back to the 1800s but was renovated to a private residence in the 1950's and is an excellently presented property offering good sized living accommodation which lends itself to a great deal of flexibility throughout. The current owners extended the property in 1999 in order to provide a more spacious family home yet the property manages to retain its original charm and character.
The accommodation briefly comprises of entrance porch with tiled floor which leads to the dining room or snug which has a multi fuel stove which is open plan to sitting room. The sitting room in turn leads to the conservatory which is of a UPVC construction and looks out over the rear garden and open countryside beyond. To the left of the hall way is the lounge which has a traditional cast fireplace, complete with a working open fire and wooden surround.
There is a traditional farmhouse style kitchen with Belfast sink, brick built storage units with wooden working surfaces and a ‘Rayburn’ stove which is also used as the heating source for the property. There is a tiled floor and UPVC double glazed patio doors leading out to the rear garden. Off the kitchen is a useful utility room with space for a fridge/freezer.
The family bathroom is also on this level, it is fitted with a white suite and consists of WC, wash hand basin, corner bath and separate shower cubicle with electric shower.
To the first floor there are 3/4 double bedrooms, all of which enjoy a pleasant outlook. The master bedroom has a feature cast iron open fireplace and fitted robes. Bedrooms 2 and 3 are accessed via bedroom 4 which also doubles as a large and spacious landing but is suitable as an occasional bedroom. There is also a newly fitted WC/wash room to service the first floor.
12' 2" x 9' 3" (3.70m x 2.82m)
16' 3" x 11' 5" (4.95m x 3.49m)
14' 2" x 10' 4" (4.33m x 3.16m)
9' 4" x 16' 3" (2.84m x 4.95m)
14' 4" x 6' 6" (4.38m x 1.99m)
10' 4" x 16' 3" (3.16m x 4.95m)
8' 11" x 14' 2" (2.73m x 4.33m)
8' x 10' 1" (2.43m x 3.08m)
15' 7" x 9' 7" (4.75m x 2.93m)
12' 5" x 10' 11" (3.78m x 3.32m)
Externally the property is accessed by a gated driveway which is gravelled and provides ample off road parking. There are large gardens to the front and side of the property. The garden itself is mainly laid to lawn with mature trees and two patio areas.
From Wolsingham head along the A689 towards Frosterley, pass through Frosterley and continue into Stanhope. Turn right at ‘The Grey Bull’ public house onto the B6278. Continue along Crawleyside Bank and follow the B6278, after around 3.5 miles take a right hand turn and continue for 3 miles. Take a right hand turn signposted ‘Waskerley Walk/Waskerley Stn’. Follow the private road and the property is on the left and is marked by a George F White for sale board.
The property has solid fuel central heating via a ‘Rayburn’ and double glazing. Electricity is supplied by a 8Kw Hyundai diesel generator backed up by a smaller generator, there is a septic tank for drainage and water is supplied from a natural spring.