Property Summary

Starting Bid £40,000

2 Bedrooms 1 Reception Room

Branch Details


01388 529579

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

33, Front Street

FOR SALE BY PUBLIC AUCTION • Two bedrooms • Spacious living room • Potential for holiday let, subject to the necessary consents • Open plan rear yard with two outhouses • Beautiful countryside views • Village location

The Area
Ireshopeburn is a picturesque Dales hamlet situated in Upper Weardale with only a small population. It is quiet, peaceful and offers a real community feel.

Close by, the village of St John’s Chapel has a range of day to day facilities including Co-op, Post Office/news agents, Doctors’ surgery, Ambulance Station, Primary School and 2 traditionally run public houses. Stanhope, 10 minutes drive away, has a very convenient range of shops, bank, petrol/bus station, pubs & open-air heated swimming pool.

A regular bus service operates from Weardale to Bishop Auckland where connections can be made to Durham (City and University) and other major towns.

The larger market towns of Consett, Barnard Castle and Bishop Auckland can all be accessed within 1 hour’s drive and offer a convenient range of facilities including professional services, leisure amenities and schooling for up to age 18 together with colleges.

For the commuter, the main regional business centres of Durham, Darlington and Newcastle are within l hour travelling by car and each offers a main line service nationwide, whilst Newcastle International Airport and Durham Tees Valley Airport operate both domestic and international flights.

The Property
33 Front Street is a charming stone built mid terraced property situated in a rural location enjoying picturesque views over the surrounding countryside. The property benefits from many retained original features throughout and would ideally be suited to someone seeking a holiday let or second home.

The main entrance leads into the reception vestibule which features an exposed stone wall. To the left hand side is the living room which is of generous proportion and features exposed beams to the ceiling. There is a wooden single glazed window which faces the front of the property and ensures that the room is flooded with natural light. The room is heated by a multi fuel stove set within an impressive, stone inglenook with a tiled hearth.

Leading from the living room is the kitchen which has under stair space for a small fridge. The kitchen is fitted with a range of base units topped with marble effect working surfaces which incorporate a stainless steel sink with mixer tap. Tiled to splashback level, there is also space for a freestanding washing machine, whilst integral appliances include an electric four ring hob with an extractor fan over and electric oven.

Leading from the kitchen through a traditional wooden door is the modernised bathroom. The bathroom benefits from a white suite which is fully tiled throughout and includes a panel enclosed bath with electric shower over. There is a wash hand basin set upon a pedestal as well as a low level WC. There is a small window to the rear as well as a chrome heated towel rail.

Returning to the reception vestibule, stairs rise to first floor accommodation where the exposed stone wall continues up to the landing. The master bedroom is a good sized double and benefits from a large storage cupboard, as well as access to the loft space which features electric, heat and light and could be utilised for a number of uses.

The room is well lit by a wooden window to the front elevation which enjoys superb countryside views. Two steps from the landing leads down to the second bedroom, which has two small double glazed windows which face the rear yard. The room benefits from a classic wooden door with a lock and latch.

Living Room
4.27m x 3.75m (14' x 12' 4")
2.42m x 1.56m (7' 11" x 5' 1")
Master Bedroom
4.44m x 3.63m (14' 7" x 11' 11")
Bedroom Two
3.89m x 1.55m (12' 9" x 5' 1")
The rear yard is accessed from the first floor accommodation and is open plan with the neighbouring property. It benefits from two outhouses which are currently used as storage.
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 next to EIR
This property is currently rated ‘F’.
1. The rear yard is open plan with the neighbouring property.
2. The neighbouring property benefits from a right of access over yard for refuse collection.
3. The property is heated by a multi fuel stove and electric night storage radiators.

Travelling west from Wolsingham on the A689, travel for approximately 14 miles until reaching Ireshopeburn. Just before reaching the village pass the Weardale Inn on your right hand side, follow the road into the village where you will pass the YMCA Weardale outdoor centre on your left hand side. The property is situated on the left hand side identified by a George F White for sale board.

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