Offers over £275,0002 Bedrooms 1 Reception Room
8b, The Barn
• Characterful barn conversion in idyllic location • 2 Double bedrooms • Spacious family accommodation • Retained character throughout • Pleasant gardens and ample off road parking • Private, tranquil position • Outbuilding ripe for development, subject to the relevant consents
West Blackdene is a delightful hamlet lying just to the north of the A689 in Upper Weardale. There are amenities within the neighbouring villages along with a broader selection in Stanhope, Alston and Allendale. Many of the attractions of Weardale are within a short drive beyond which can be found the delights of North Yorkshire, the Lake District, Northumberland along with the East and West Coasts. Access around the region and the rest of the country is via the A68, A69, A1(M) and M6, complimented by the East and West Coast Mainline Railways and International Airports at Newcastle and Durham tees Valley. This unspoilt hamlet is situated within an area of outstanding natural beauty and is one of the rare true gems to be found within the region.
The Barn, 8b West Blackdene is a detached, characterful property situated in a pleasant and tranquil location within a pleasant hamlet of Dales cottages. The property has been sympathetically restored in recent years and offers flexible accommodation, whilst the outbuilding to the front of the property provides a unique development opportunity subject to the relevant consents.
The main entrance to the property leads into the reception hallway, which features stone flagged flooring which continues throughout the ground floor accommodation, and is heated by a wall hung cast iron radiator. The hallway also benefits from a cupboard housing the central heating system and is ideal for storing coats and boots. A wooden return staircase from here also leads to the first floor landing, whilst beams to the ceiling finish the classic style of the property.
To the right hand side lies the living room which is generous in proportions and is heated by a multi fuel stove set within an impressive brick inglenook with slate hearth. French doors from the living room lead onto the front gardens, allowing the room to be flooded with natural light, whilst beams to the ceiling continue to the living room, contributing to the character of the property.
Returning to the reception hallway, the dining kitchen can be found. The dining kitchen includes an exposed stone feature wall, vaulted ceilings with beams and velux windows which allows the room to be flooded with natural light. The kitchen is fitted with a range of custom made solid wood base and wall mounted storage units which are topped with granite work tops which incorporate a porcelain Belfast sink with mixer tap. The focal point to the room is the AGA which features two hobs, oven and also provides a secondary source for the heating of the hot water supply, whilst integral appliances include slim line dishwasher and under counter fridge and freezer. There is ample dining space for a table and chairs, whilst a door from the kitchen provides access to the front gardens of the property.
Returning to the reception hallway, stairs rise to a split level landing. To the right hand side lies the master bedroom which is a generous double enjoying a front aspect view. The master bedroom also includes a cast iron feature fireplace, as well as Stripped wooden flooring and cathedral ceiling with beams.
The second bedroom is situated to the left hand side of the landing, also being a double of good proportions. Stripped wooden flooring continues to this room, whilst high ceilings create a spacious feel to the room.
The family bathroom is fitted with a white suite, comprising low level WC, corner bath, wash hand basin set within a vanity unit and separate shower cubicle.
5.59m x 4.31m (18' 4" x 14' 2")
3.94m x 5.24m (12' 11" x 17' 2")
4.28m x 4.08m (14' 1" x 13' 5")
3.58m x 3.28m (11' 9" x 10' 9")
3.01m x 2.07m (9' 11" x 6' 9")
The gardens to the property are situated to the front, and includes a pleasant patio area ideal for entertaining, alongside a lawned area which is planted with flowering borders and mature shrubbery. Across the lane is parking for 2 vehicles alongside the outbuilding. The outbuilding is a generous space currently used for storage, however subject to the relevant consents could be converted to provide a further residential unit, office or studio space, so therefore would be ideally suited to those with dependant relatives/extended family. The development potential also creates an ideal investment opportunity.
(EPC) EEC next to EIR
This property is currently rated 'E'.
1. The access road to the property from the Eastern and Western elevations is under ownership of a third party.
2. The property benefits from oil fired central heating
3. There is a public footpath which exists over the land to the front of the property, as well as access for two neighbouring properties.
Proceed westwards along the A689 through Stanhope and Ireshopeburn turning right shortly afterwards towards West Blackdene. On crossing over the river, take the second right and the property is situated down a private road directly in front of you on the left hand side.