Property Summary


Starting Bid £275,000

5 Bedrooms 3 Reception Rooms

Branch Details


Wolsingham

01388 529579

wolsingham@georgefwhite.co.uk

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

2 Stanhope Old Hall, Stanhope

FOR SALE BY PUBLIC AUCTION • Grade II* period manor house with Medieval origins • Generous accommodation over three floors • Two reception rooms • Five bedrooms, four doubles with en-suite facilities • Large gardens with two off road parking spaces • Beautifully presented, spacious family home

The Area
Stanhope is a large Weardale village supporting a self sufficient range of amenities complemented by the surrounding centres of Newcastle, Durham, Sunderland, Middlesbrough and York. For the commuter the A68, A1(M) provide links with the major commercial centres of the North East. To the West lies the M6 providing access to the North West and the remainder of the country. The East Coast Mainline Railway and International airports of Newcastle and Durham Tees Valley offer regular services to the rest of the country. Many of the attractions of Weardale are within a short drive, beyond which can be found the delights of North Yorkshire, Teesdale, The Lake District, Northumberland and the North East Coast.

The Property
2 Stanhope Old Hall is a stunning Grade II* listed medieval manor house with origins reputedly dating back to 1139. The beautiful and generous accommodation spans three floors and exudes character with mullioned windows, flagstone floors, heavily beamed ceilings and impressive inglenook fireplaces. The first resident of dwelling on the site was William De Monte in the mid 12th Century with some remodelling and additions taking place in the Elizabethan/Jacobean periods.

It was also the ancient family house of the Fetherstonhaugh’s and was a hunting lodge for the Bishops of Durham. The property is now operated as a restaurant and hotel, or could be utilised as a private family home if preferred. The size and arrangement of the accommodation lends itself perfectly to a wide range of buyers as the accommodation on offer is substantial throughout.

2 Stanhope Old Hall is a charming period property, filled with an abundance of character and features throughout. The property would create an ideal family home or opportunity to continue the current restaurant and B&B business.

The main entrance to the property leads into a vestibule reception area with wooden flooring which in turn leads into the open plan living/dining room. This room is of excellent proportions, with wooden panelled walls, beams to the ceiling, stone mullioned windows, impressive stone open grate fireplace and flagged stone flooring. The dining area is on a raised level, with wooden flooring enjoying views overlooking the town centre of Stanhope.

From the living area, a door leads into an inner hallway, with grand return staircase leading to the first floor accommodation to the left, useful storage cupboard and access to the rear of the property.

The kitchen is situated on the right hand side, and is fitted with a traditional range of solid wood units with contrasting worktops incorporating porcelain Belfast sink with mixer tap, range style electric cooker as well as space and power points for freestanding fridge/freezer and dishwasher. From the kitchen, the living room can be accessed which has an exposed stone feature wall and is heated by a multi-fuel stove and enjoys views overlooking the garden.

The return staircase leads to a landing area, where a cloakroom/WC is situated as well as the laundry room. Continuing up the stairs are two double ensuite bedrooms, both of superb proportions with high quality fixtures and fittings, whilst to the third floor there are also two further double bedrooms, and a further single bedroom all of which are serviced by high quality ensuite facilities.

Living/Dining Room
9.96m x 5.72m (32' 8" x 18' 9")
Sitting Room
3.81m x 5.31m (12' 6" x 17' 5")
Kitchen
3.94m x 2.41m (12' 11" x 7' 11")
Bedroom One
4.78m x 2.95m (15' 8" x 9' 8")
Master En-Suite
Bedroom Two
2.44m x 5.79m (8' x 19')
Bedroom Two En-Suite
Laundry Room
3.91m x 2.39m (12' 10" x 7' 10")
Bedroom Three
4.75m x 3.30m (15' 7" x 10' 10")
Bedroom Three En-Suite
Bedroom Four
3.76m x 3.63m (12' 4" x 11' 11")
Bedroom Four En-Suite
Bedroom Five
2.11m x 2.67m (6' 11" x 8' 9")
Bedroom Five En-Suite
Garden
There is a pleasant lawned garden to the front of the property, as well as two off road parking spaces, accessed by a gated driveway shared with 1 Stanhope Old Hall. There is also a decked area to the rear of the property.
Auction
This property is for sale by the modern method of 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. We do not require the purchaser to exchange contracts immediately, however from the date the Draft Contract is received by the buyers solicitor, the buyer is given 56 days in which to complete the transaction, with the aim being to exchange contracts within the first 28 days. 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 www.gnpa.co.uk.
(EPC) EEC next to EIR
This property is EPC exempt
Notes
•The property is Grade II* listed

• A flying freehold relating to the neighbouring property exists over the living room to the rear section of the hall

•The owners of 2 Stanhope Hall have pedestrian and vehicular rights of access relating to the primary driveway entrance.

•The neighbouring property has rights of access over the grassed approach leading up towards the drawing room entrance.

• There are currently three connecting doors between 1 Stanhope Old Hall and 2 Stanhope Old Hall, these will be closed, following exchange of contracts at the vendors cost.

• There is a party wall in the grounds of the neighbouring property, in which 2 Stanhope Old Hall and 1 Stanhope Old Hall have joint responsibility for.

• 2 Stanhope Old Hall runs on utilities connected from 1 Stanhope Old Hall and will therefore require its own utilities. This will be done prior to completion at the cost of the vendor.

• The maintenance costs attached to the upkeep of the drainage pipes is split accordingly between 1, 2 & 3 Stanhope Old Hall.

• Most of the windows in the property benefits from secondary glazing.

• The property is currently run as a B&B and restaurant, in which the business is available by separate negotiation.

• There is a covenant in place which stipulates that the gardens must be maintained to a reasonable standard.
Directions
Head westwards along the A689 up Weardale, through Wolsingham and Frosterley, continuing to the far end of Stanhope where The Old Hall will be found set back on the right hand side.

Important Notice
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