Property Summary

Guide Price £525,000

6 Bedrooms 3 Reception Rooms

Branch Details


01388 529579

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

5, The Butts

Impressive Grade II Listed family home with a self contained one bedroom annexe ▪ Six generous bedrooms, Master with ensuite facilities ▪ Two reception rooms ▪ Retained character throughout ▪ Ample private off road parking, along with a double workshop ▪ Separate pleasant summer house ▪ Well maintained, spacious south facing gardens ▪ Ideal commuter location

The Area
The property sits on a side street leading from the Market Place in the bustling dales village of Stanhope. Stanhope offers a range of facilities including doctors and dental surgeries, local Co-Operative, Post Office, art gallery and numerous other private businesses. Stanhope (along with other small neighboring villages) offers a primary school whilst secondary education ages 11 through to 16 is found in Wolsingham just 15 minutes drive. A range of independent schooling can be found in the area for all ages examples being at Barnard Castle, Durham and Newcastle.

For the commuter Stanhope retains its rural roots yet is accessible to Newcastle, Sunderland, Durham and Darlington which are all within 1 hour drive. These main cities offer main line railway links direct to London together with International Airports at Newcastle and Durham Tees Valley. For those interested in outdoor pursuits the Derwent Reservoir offers sailing and fishing and is just 20 minutes north of Stanhope, whilst the Lake District can be reached within an hour.

The Property
5 The Butts is a beautifully presented Grade II Listed six bedroom property which retains many original features throughout. Boasting superb lawned gardens to the rear, this substantial property also benefits from ample off road parking for a number of cars, along with a useful double workshop. The property offers well proportioned accommodation throughout, as well as a separate one bedroom annex with potential to pursue income from the holiday industry, subject to consents.

The main entrance of the property leads through into a grand reception hall, ideal for the removal of coats and shoes. To the left hand side lies the spacious living room which is traditional in its layout and is flooded with natural light courtesy of the floor to ceiling double glazed bay window which faces the rear elevation, taking in the beautiful views over the south facing gardens and scenery beyond. The living room benefits from a large original Frosterley marble fire surround with cast iron and tiled inset open fire grate. There is also a cupboard built into the alcove to the right of the chimney breast.

The dining room is well lit and well proportioned offering large double glazed floor to ceiling bay window facing the rear elevation, along with a bow window to the side with a small seating area.

Leading back to the grand reception hall, the kitchen is located to the right hand side of the property.The traditional farmhouse style kitchen offers an extensive range of base and wall mounted storage, glass display units topped with marble effect working surfaces which incorporate a half porcelain and half bowl sink with mixer tap and drainer unit. Integral appliances include a fridge, dishwasher and an impressive electric Aga with five ring hob. This room also boasts an impressive inglenook which houses a multi fuel burning stove, Whilst there is access to the useful pantry cupboard to the left of the chimney breast. The utility room is located off the kitchen which has the opening for a feature well together with extensive work space, as well as plumbing for a washing machine and dishwasher.

Returning to the reception hallway a door leads under the stairs down stone steps to a spacious cellar room ideal for storage. To the rear of the property is also a reception hall which is a versatile space, and could be utilised for a number of uses including a study, sitting or storage area. There is also access to a separate ground
floor WC and to the rear of the property.

The stunning return stair case leads up to a half landing with an original arched window with stained glass, which in turn leads up to the first floor accommodation. The master bedroom is located to the rear of the property and is a good sized double featuring a floor to ceiling double glazed bay window.The master bedroom is complemented by a dressing area with full height storage wardrobes, and en-suite facilities which comprise of a low level WC, wash hand basin set within vanity unit, a full sized curved shower cubicle with electric shower, tiled to splash back areas, The master en-suite benefits from a duel aspect.The second bedroom is also a spacious double which is south facing and benefits from two large bay windows overlooking the private enclosed gardens. This generous room also features an ornate cast iron fireplace.

To the rear wing of the property lie four good sized double bedrooms together with the family bathroom which comprises of a roll top free standing bath, a wash hand basin set upon a pedestal, low level WC and heated towel rail, topped with splash back tile surround.

5 The Butts Measurements
Entrance Hall
2.65m x 3.83m (8' 8" x 12' 7")
Living Room
4.86m x 4.30m (15' 11" x 14' 1")
Dining Room
5.41m x 4.04m (17' 9" x 13' 3")
4.90m x 4.43m (16' 1" x 14' 6")
Utility Room
2.51m x 3.84m (8' 3" x 12' 7")
Ground Floor WC

Bedroom One
4.05m x 3.75m (13' 3" x 12' 4")
Bedroom Two
4.87m x 4.43m (16' x 14' 6")
Bedroom Three
3.79m x 3.39m (12' 5" x 11' 1")
Bedroom Four
2.37m x 2.97m (7' 9" x 9' 9")
Bedroom Five
3.81m x 3.49m (12' 6" x 11' 5")
Bedroom Six
2.91m x 3.20m (9' 7" x 10' 6")
The Annexe
Accessed via a separate entrance off a front lane to the property, the annexe comprises of a spacious living room with a large inglenook housing a traditional range style fireplace together with a good sized double bedroom, kitchenette which benefits from a oven with four ring hob and extractor fan over, along with space for free standing appliances. The bathroom offers a panel enclosed bath with shower over, a wash hand basin set upon a pedestal and a low level WC. This property is linked to the main dwelling’s central heating system and service meters, however has its own separate council tax band.
3.11m x 1.71m (10' 2" x 5' 7")
Living Room
3.87m x 4.09m (12' 8" x 13' 5")
Bedroom One
3.87m x 2.63m (12' 8" x 8' 8")
Large original arched double gates lead into the passage where access to the side can be found. From the pleasant courtyard is a large double gated workshop/garage together with a fuel store. Through the gateway the path leads into the private South facing garden which is predominantly laid to lawn and is screened by mature shrubbery and trees, though due to the elevation of the property stunning views can still be enjoyed over the adjoining countryside. A fully renovated summer house/garden room enjoys the stunning views and is accompanied by a patio area which is ideal for entertaining and has a multi fuel store for use throughout the year. To the bottom of the garden there is a range of mature trees which include pear trees, as well as benefiting from double electric gates which provide access to private ample off road parking facilities for numerous vehicles.

5 The Butts
5 The Butts is currently rated “E”

The Annexe
The Annexe is currently rated “E”

1. The property is Grade II Listed.
2. The property benefits from oil fired central heating.
3. Two neighbouring properties have access across the courtyard to their outhouse.
4. Planning for one residential dwelling was granted on the properties land, however this has now lapsed.
5. 5 The Butts and The Annexe pay two separate council tax payments.

From Wolsingham travel west on the A689 for approximately 6 miles through the village of Frosterley and on into Stanhope. On reaching the market place turn left following the road back on yourself and travelling for approximately 50 yards and the property is located on the right hand side.
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