The Perfect Retreat

30th August 2011

George F. White has announced the sale of Low Crooked Well, near Westgate in County Durham. The traditional 1800s farmhouse with 34.40 acres of grazing land and 13.15 acres of woodland would be ideal as a rural retreat or for someone wanting to start their own small holding. Set in the heart of Weardale with panoramic views of the fells, the property is available as a whole or in lots with a guide price of £549,950.

Approached by a sweeping gravel drive, the farmhouse has been carefully restored with original period features including open fires in the main reception rooms and beamed or wooden panelled ceilings. The traditional kitchen includes a rayburn house in a inglenook, a range of fitted units and a separate utility room. An elegant wooden staircase leads to a dual galleried landing and onto 4 bedrooms, a study and a family bathroom. There is also the possibility of creating a separate two bedroom annex and living space from the two large storerooms located at the end of the house. Accessed from the ground floor this would be ideal for use by guests or relatives.

Commenting on this property Sales agent, Victoria Linsley, of George F. White, says “Low Crooked Well is in a great location and there is potential to develop the property and the land for a variety of uses. The land and wooded stream and range of outbuildings are ideal for anyone wanting to keep horses or livestock.”

The sale includes 34.40 acres of meadow and grazing land and 13.15 acres of woodland which is part of Slit Wood, Site of Scientific Interest SSI. A large modern stone faced lofted barn provides generous storage or garage space and a tank shed with further storage houses the farm’s private water supply. The farm is registered under the Single Farm Payment Scheme.

Low Crooked Well overlooks the village of Westgate, with views extending east and west from the house. Weardale offers good access to the major roads and centres of the North East including the nearby market towns of Stanhope and Wolsingham and to mainline train and air services. Teesdale, Northumberland and the Lake District are all a short drive.

Low Crooked Well is for sale as a whole or in separate lots with a guide price of £549,950.

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