Starting Bid £215,0004 Bedrooms 1 Garage 2 Reception Rooms
5, High Town
FOR SALE BY PUBLIC AUCTION • Spacious family home set over three floors • Four double bedrooms, one with en-suite • Three reception rooms • Off road parking and attached garage/hobby room • Rear garden and patio area
Westgate is a small dales village nestling in Upper Weardale which is in An Area of Outstanding Beauty. The Public House offers a special local beer and excellent Sunday Carvery. The popular Slit Wood trail begins from the centre of the village and leads up past the waterfall and on to the surrounding open countryside of the area. The village of St Johns Chapel provides a Co-Operative shop together with two further village pubs and a primary school and is just 5 minutes drive. A regular bus service runs the length of the dale providing access to the comprehensive school and sixth form college which also offers full gym facilities and swimming pool.
5 High Town is a beautifully presented stone built property which offers flexible, family sized accommodation set over three floors. The property is filled with an abundance of character throughout, including exposed stone walls, board and beam ceilings and is located in a pleasant position close to the centre of Westgate.
The main entrance to the property is via a composite partially glazed door which leads into an entrance vestibule. To the left hand side is the spacious living room, which is heated by a large multi-fuel stove, set within a small inglenook with a stone hearth. The room has dual aspect slide and sash windows to both the front and rear elevations.
To the right hand side of the entrance vestibule is the dining room. A bright and airy room with dual aspect slide and sash windows, a traditional working cast iron range with wooden mantle along with exposed stone chimney breast contribute to the character of the property, whilst wooden beams to the ceiling complete the room.
From the dining room an internal door leads to the former garage, which is currently used as a hobby room. This room is fully insulated and is heated by a convector radiator. There are UPVC double garage doors which are partially glazed and open on to the front, meaning the garage could be reinstated if required.
The kitchen is accessed from the dining room and comprises of wood effect shaker style wall and base mounted storage units. Topped contrasting working surfaces which incorporates a one and a half sink with mixer tap and drainer unit. The kitchen benefits from a range of integral appliance which include a dishwasher, microwave, oven, warming draw and five ring gas hob as well as an extractor fan. There is a window to the rear overlooking the garden, whilst the room is tiled to splash back level.
The kitchen leads into a useful utility room which is mainly glazed allowing natural light to flood the room. There are heat reflecting blinds throughout this room, as well as plumbing and electric points for further white goods. There is also a useful working surface and storage cupboard, whilst the room also enjoys an exposed stone wall. The garden can also be accessed from the utility room via a fully glazed UPVC door.
The ground floor is completed by a double glazed UPVC conservatory which is accessed from the kitchen. It features heat reflecting blinds throughout as well as an exposed stone wall, whilst French doors lead out into the rear garden.
Returning to the entrance vestibule stairs rise to the first floor accommodation. The master bedroom is a good size double and lies to the front of the property with an exposed stone feature wall, whilst bedroom two is also a double to the front of the property.
The family bathroom can also be found on the first floor which is fitted with a white suite consisting of low level WC, wash hand basin set upon a pedestal, panelled bath and separate large shower cubicle. There is useful storage situated in the eaves and a skylight allowing natural light into the room.
A further two bedrooms can be found on the second floor. Bedroom three is a double which is situated to the rear and benefits from en-suite facilities including a low level WC, wash hand basin and shower cubicle. Bedroom four is also a double and enjoys views of the countryside to the rear.
4.49m x 4.27m (14' 9" x 14')
4.30m x 3.90m (14' 1" x 12' 10")
1.94m x 4.07m (6' 4" x 13' 4")
4.64m x 2.38m (15' 3" x 7' 10")
4.69m x 4.05m (15' 5" x 13' 3")
4.31m x 4.65m (14' 2" x 15' 3")
4.67m x 3.11m (15' 4" x 10' 2")
4.41m x 2.69m (14' 6" x 8' 10")
4.16m x 3.14m (13' 8" x 10' 4")
1.97m x 3.72m (6' 6" x 12' 2")
4.55m x 2.65m (14' 11" x 8' 8")
To the front of the property there is a selection of mature climbing shrubs which partially cover some of the property. There is also a small rockery and flowering border. There is off road parking for several vehicles, a useful storage shed and separate wood store. To the rear there is a fence enclosed private garden which is mainly gravelled with raised decking seating area and flower beds which include mature shrubs and plants.
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 www.gnpa.co.uk
(EPC) EEC Only
This property is currently rated ‘E’.
Please note that a small section on the garden is held on a licence for 99 years with 98 years remaining as of September 2017.
Proceed westwards up Weardale on the A689 into Westgate turning to the right in the centre signposted Rookhope where the property will then be found on the left hand side identified by a George F White for sale board.