Property Summary

Starting Bid £54,950

2 Bedrooms 1 Garage 3 Reception Rooms

Branch Details


01388 529579

8 Front Street, Wolsingham, County Durham, DL13 3AA

12, South View

FOR SALE BY PUBLIC AUCTION • In need of full modernisation • Two bedrooms • Large attached garage/workshop • Two reception rooms • Large gardens to front and rear • Cash buyers only • No onward chain

The Area
The picturesque village of Wearhead is situated in the heart of upper Weardale. It is home to a primary school with a regular bus service linking the village with the rest of the dale.

A little further down the dale, the village of St John’s Chapel offers a basic range of amenities including a Doctor’s Surgery, Post Office, Co-op store and two traditional pubs. This village also has a primary school. Meanwhile, a more comprehensive range of amenities can be found in nearby Stanhope, or slightly further afield in Bishop Auckland or Barnard Castle, which offer a range of professional and leisure facilities. All of the major regional business centres can be easily accessed by road, and for those who commute further afield, there are main line railway stations available in Darlington and Durham, as well as international airports at Newcastle and Durham Tees Valley.

The Property
12 South View is situated within a pleasant position in the centre of Wearhead. The property is in need of full modernisation throughout, however offers huge potential to be converted into a well proportioned home and would ideally suit a variety of purchasers.

The main entrance is at the front of the property, which leads into the reception vestibule. To the left hand side lies the living room which includes beams to the ceiling and a tiled feature fireplace with wooden mantel and surround. Enjoying views overlooking the lawned gardens to the front of the property, the living room includes beams to the ceiling and could be utilised as a further bedroom.

The sitting room is also situated to the front of the property, and includes flagged stone flooring and an open fireplace with a stone surround. The under stair cupboard can be accessed from the sitting room, whilst steps from the sitting room lead up to the rear reception lobby which also features a tiled fireplace. Access to the rear of the property can be granted from here.

The kitchen is also situated to the rear of the property and is fitted with a range of base units, topped with laminated working surfaces and incorporate a stainless steel sink with drainer unit. The kitchen also leads into a useful pantry cupboard, as well as the separate WC. The family bathroom is located on the ground floor and comprises of a wash hand basin set upon a pedastal and bath.

Returning to the reception vestibule, stairs rise to the first floor landing. To the left hand side lies the master bedroom which is a good sized double enjoying a front aspect view. Including a wash hand basin set upon a pedastal, the master bedroom benefits from storage within the eaves. The second bedroom is a further double bedroom with a wash hand basin set upon a pedastal and also provides access to the loft space.

Reception Lobby
3.09m x 4.51m (10' 2" x 14' 10") max
Living Room
4.46m x 4.62m (14' 8" x 15' 2")
Sitting Room
4.19m x 4.12m (13' 9" x 13' 6")
3.09m x 5.11m (10' 2" x 16' 9")
Master Bedroom
4.75m x 4.70m (15' 7" x 15' 5")
2.88m x 4.70m (9' 5" x 15' 5")
Bedroom Two
4.23m x 4.65m (13' 11" x 15' 3") max
4.23m x 3.49m (13' 11" x 11' 5")
7.64m x 3.42m (25' 1" x 11' 3") max
To the front of the property is a pleasant, enclosed front garden which is laid to lawn, whilst to the rear is a further extensive garden area. There is a driveway providing off road parking which leads to the attached single garage/workshop which also includes a further room to the first floor which could be utilised for a number of purposes.

This property is for sale by the modern method of auction also known as a “conditional auction”. This process is similar to a normal property purchase but on acceptance of an offer the purchaser will pay a non refundable reservation fee to secure the property. The buyer then has 28 days to exchange contracts and a further 28 days to complete the purchase. Please note this property is subject to an undisclosed reserve price. Terms and conditions apply to the modern method of auction, which is operated by George F White in partnership with The Great North Property Auction. Please see the auction section on our website or visit

(EPC) EEC Only
This property is currently rated "G"
The land to the rear of the property will be subject to a clawback agreement. The purchaser will enter into a clawback agreement for 25% for a term of 25 years from the date of completion to the benefit of the vendor and their successors in title. The clawback will be triggered by the sale with or the implementation of any planning permission granted during the 25 year period for residential development.
1. The services to the property have been disconnected, and it is understood that the oil fired central heating system is not in working order.
2. The property is in need of full modernisation, therefore we recommend that any prospective purchasers make their own investigations with regards to obtaining mortgage funds.

From Wolsingham, head westwards on the A689 for approximately 15 miles until reaching the village of Wearhead. Proceed over the bridge into the centre of the village and the subject property is located on the left hand side identified by a George F White for sale board.

Important Notice
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