Offers Over £185,0003 Bedrooms 2 Reception Rooms
Stone built semi detached family cottage 3 Bedrooms Living room with open fire 3 Stone outbuildings to the rear Popular village location
Cotherstone is a sought after village within the heart of Teesdale supporting a traditional range of amenities. The village is surrounded by delightful open countryside with many walks and renowned beauty spots being close at hand.
Barnard Castle, a historic market town, is just 4 miles away and provides a range of shopping, educational and recreational facilities. Often referred to as the Gateway to Teesdale there are many renowned beauty spots close at hand as well as the attractions of the North Yorkshire Moors and Dales, the Lake District and Northumberland.
For the commuter the A66, A67 and A1 (M) provide links with the major commercial centres of the North East. Darlington Mainline Railway Station and Durham Tees Valley International Airport offer further communications with the rest of the country.
Ainsley House is a semi detached stone built family home benefiting from gas central heating throughout. The property has an abundance of original features including high ceilings creating an open and spacious feel, large sash windows to the front of the property and cast iron fireplaces in some of the rooms.
The property is accessed via a garden path from the front street leading to a solid wood front door to the dining hall with staircase to the first floor, coved ceiling, sliding sash window to the front and double doors leading to the living room. A fireplace alcove has potential to be restored to its former glory or updated with a wood burning stove.
The living room is a spacious room and lies to the front of the property with coved ceiling and large sliding sash bay window overlooking the front gardens. A wooden surround with tiled fireplace houses a cast iron Victorian fireplace with solid oak flooring. A door leads to a large under stairs storage cupboard which spans the width of the staircase.
From the living room a door leads through to the kitchen at the rear of the property housing a range of wall and base units, integrated 4 ring gas hob and oven. The central heating boiler is located in the kitchen along with space for a fridge, and two cottage style windows and a frosted door leading to the rear of the property. An interesting feature to this room is the curved outer wall retaining original characterful features.
Returning to the dining hall a staircase rises to the first floor with access to all three bedrooms and family bathroom.
The master bedroom, is a good sized double and lies to the front of the property with original cast iron Victorian fireplace sliding sash window having views overlooking the front garden and the village beyond.
The second bedroom, currently used as a twin, is a good double room to the front of the property, again enjoying views over the garden and village through the sliding sash window.
The third bedroom is a good size single room ideal for a nursery or office use and has a window to the side.
Steps down from the landing lead to a generous sized family bathroom which lies to the rear of the house above the kitchen having the same interested curved wall. The suite comprises of a bath with shower over, WC and wash basin. There is plumbing for a washing machine and tumble dryer with worktop above and an attractive low level cottage style window to the rear. There is a large storage cupboard with double doors perfect for linen. This room could be divided into separate rooms i.e. family bathroom and en suite if required subject to the necessary consents.
15' 7" x 11' 9" (4.75m x 3.59m)
16' 11" x 13' 9" (5.15m x 4.20m)
6' 8" x 17' 8" (2.02m x 5.38m)
12' 5" x 13' 9" (3.78m x 4.20m)
8' 10" x 12' 2" (2.69m x 3.70m)
6' 8" x 8' 11" (2.02m x 2.71m)
To the front of the property there is a good sized garden laid to lawn, an area of original flag stones leading to the blue front door. The garden faces east and enjoys morning and afternoon sunshine together with a pleasant outlook over the quaint village properties.
To the rear of the property, accessed via either the rear door or the public footpath leading from the front of the property, are three stone built outbuildings.Â
Energy Performance Certificate
The property is currently rated ‘E’
From the centre of Barnard Castle proceed down The Bank and over County Bridge bearing around to the right. Proceed through Lartington and into Cotherstone where the subject property will be found on the left hand side after The Red Lion public house.