Property Summary

Guide Price £295,000

3 Bedrooms 1 Garage 1 Reception Room

Branch Details


01388 529579

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

34 & 36, Front Street

Residential property with adjoining salon • Three bedroom dwelling with accommodation set over three floors • Original period features • Ideal investment/commercial opportunity • Pleasant courtyard to rear • Single attached garage

The Area
Wolsingham has a good range of every day facilities including doctors and dentist surgeries, chemist, independent grocers and other local businesses. The village is home to a primary school providing mixed education for 5 to 11 years of age, whilst Wolsingham School and Community College provides mixed schooling for 11 to 18 years of age. Both are within short walking distance of the property.

Wolsingham is found in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and is known as the “Gateway to Weardale”. Surrounding countryside provides the setting for outdoor, leisure and country pursuits and stunning surrounding scenery is linked by a network of public footpaths, perfect for evening and weekend walks. Whilst retaining its rural aspect access is easily available to the major regional business centres such as Darlington, Durham and Newcastle and from here links to all areas of the UK can be found by rail. Newcastle International Airport and Durham Tees Valley Airport are both within an hour by car and offer both domestic and international flights.

The Property
34 & 36 Front Street is pleasantly situated within the centre of Wolsingham, and would ideally suit a variety of purchasers. The residential dwelling offers spacious accommodation throughout and benefits from a pleasant courtyard garden and attached single garage to the rear. Whilst the salon presents an exciting investment/commercial opportunity.

The main entrance to the property leads into the reception vestibule, which in turn leads into the living room which offers spacious accommodation. The living room features beams to the ceiling as well as original shutters to the windows, whilst the focal point is the cast iron open fire with stone hearth and surround.

The inner hallway is accessed from the living room, and provides access to the kitchen which is fitted with an extensive range of base and wall mounted storage units, topped with contrasting laminated work surfaces which also incorporate a stainless steel sink and drainer unit. Integral appliances include dishwasher, washer/dryer and under counter fridge, whilst the freestanding range cooker is set within an inglenook and features four ring gas hob with hot plate, and electric oven and grill. Beams to the ceiling contribute to the character of the property, whilst there is also ample space for a table and chairs, ideal for informal dining.

Returning to the inner hallway, a doorway under the stairs leads down to the cellar which has been re-tanked and provides excellent storage space. The cellar also houses the gas central heating boiler. The inner hallway provides access to the adjoining salon, as well as the rear courtyard garden.

The impressive, original wooden staircase within the property has been carefully restored and maintained in recent years, and provides access to the first floor landing. The split level master bedroom is situated on the left hand side and is a generously proportioned double benefitting from a rear aspect view. The second and third bedrooms are situated to the front elevation and are double generous doubles.

The family bathroom is also of generous proportions, and is fitted with a suite comprising of low level WC, bidet, wash hand basin set upon a pedastal, shower cubicle and panel enclosed bath. The bathroom features wooden effect laminated flooring, and is heated via a chrome heated towel rail.

A door from the first floor landing provides access to the second floor, which is accessed via a staircase which can be removed for ease of moving large furniture. The second floor is currently used as a further sitting room and office, and could be utilised for a number of purposes.

Hair Salon
4.39m x 3.55m (14' 5" x 11' 8")
Hair Washing Area
4.35m x 2.37m (14' 3" x 7' 9")
Salon Kitchen
3.50m x 3.01m (11' 6" x 9' 11")
Customer WC
Treatment Room
3.25m x 3.03m (10' 8" x 9' 11")
Treatment Room 2
4.00m x 3.04m (13' 1" x 10')
4.22m x 3.19m (13' 10" x 10' 6")
Living Room
5.31m x 4.25m (17' 5" x 13' 11")
Bedroom 1
4.94m x 3.43m (16' 2" x 11' 3")
Bedroom 2
4.66m x 3.62m (15' 3" x 11' 11")
Bedroom 3
3.75m x 3.63m (12' 4" x 11' 11")
Attic Room
8.35m x 3.57m (27' 5" x 11' 9")
4.20m x 2.52m (13' 9" x 8' 3")
The Salon
The salon (NIA 601.70ft2) comprises of four styling areas, client waiting area and reception desk, whilst to the rear of the salon is the hair washing area with two basins. Beyond the main salon is the kitchen area which comprises of a range of base mounted storage units topped with work surfaces with stainless steel sink inset. There is also space and power for washing machine and tumble dryer. A further styling area is situated within the kitchen, whilst access to the residential property and rear courtyard garden can be granted from this point. There is also a customer WC located within the rear hallway, as well as a double storage cupboard. There are also two further treatment rooms to the rear of the salon. The premises occupy a prime position along Front Street and the benefit of glazed frontage enabling access directly from the street. Parking is available along either side of Front Street in Wolsingham.

Business Rates
The salon has a rateable value of £3,200. However it is understood that property currently benefits from small business rates relief.
To the rear of the property is a courtyard garden which is pleasantly landscaped and fenced, whilst there is also a cobbled driveway leading to the single attached garage which benefits from power. There is also a coal house situated adjacent to the garage.
(EPC) EEC next to EIR
The property is currently rated ‘D’.
The salon is currently rated 'D'.
1. The entrance to the driveway is owned by a third party, however the property benefits from a right of access over this area of land.

2. 36 Front Street benefits from a security alarm system and mains wired smoke alarms.

3. The Hairdressers is currently under a fixed commercial lease until October 2019 at the sum of £600.00pcm to the benefit of the owner of 34-36 Front Street. Any interested parties will be required to honour this lease for the duration of the term. The term can be extended by mutual agreement of all parties at the expiration of the current lease.
From the centre of Wolsingham travel west on the A689 for approximately 300 metres and the property is located on the right hand side, identified by a George F White for sale board.
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