Guide Price £265,0002 Bedrooms 1 Reception Room
Aunt Jennys Cottage
Charming detached barn conversion • Retained character throughout • Two/Three Bedrooms • Bedrooms One and Two benefiting from en-suite facilities • Idyllic location with superb country views • Private off road parking, along with single garage • Beautiful enclosed gardens to the front and low maintenance patio areas to front and rear • Four useful outhouses plus greenhouse • No onward chain
Lanehead is a small village situated in an area of outstanding natural beauty at the head of Weardale, surrounded by open moorland countryside and commanding spectacular, panoramic views. It is ideally situated for those who wish to take advantage of the numerous walks and cycles routes, or those who wish to travel further a field. A popular traditional public house and restaurant lies just 1 mile along the road in the village of Cowshill where there is a village hall hosting many events contributing to the community feel. A regular bus service runs the length of the dale from Cowshill, and is understood to extend to Lanehead and Killhope Wheel upon request. This service links the villages of Weardale and provides transport to the one of the local secondary schools found at Wolsingham.
Barnard Castle, Hexham, Penrith and Bishop Auckland can be found within a 40 minutes drive and have a more comprehensive range of day to day facilities including hospitals, large supermarkets and further professional and leisure services. For the commuter, the cities of Durham, Darlington and Newcastle can all be accessed in approximately one hour by road and benefit from mainline railway stations. There are international airports at Durham Tees Valley and Newcastle.
Aunt Jennys Cottage is a beautifully presented stone built barn conversion located in the popular village of Lanehead. Positioned in a rural yet accessible location, set amongst stunning views over surrounding moorland and outstanding natural beauty. The property is full of character and offers spacious accommodation throughout, as well as a single garage, private off road parking and pleasant gardens. The property would ideally be suited to a variety of purchasers.
The entrance to the property is to the first floor, which in turn leads to a small vestibule providing a seating area, ideal for the removal and storage of coats and boots. From here stairs descend to the ground floor into the well proportioned dining room. Benefiting from beams to the ceiling, the room is lit courtesy of floor to ceiling picture windows which surround double glazed French doors which allow access onto the pleasant patio area and offer striking panoramic views over the properties garden and far reaching moorland beyond.
From the dining room to the right hand side is the well presented living room which again is well lit via windows to the front elevation and offers stunning views over the front garden and open countryside beyond. The spacious living room boasts exposed wood beams to the ceiling while the focal point of the room is an impressive brick inglenook with stone hearth and wooden mantel over which houses an oil fired stove.
Returning to the dining room the breakfasting kitchen is situated to the right hand side of the property and benefits from a wide range of base and wall mounted storage units, which are topped with marble effect laminated worktops and incorporate a stainless steel sink and mixer tap. Integral appliances include a double oven with eye level grill, along with an electric four ring hob with stainless steel extractor fan over and a 12 place integral dishwasher. The kitchen is tiled to splash back level and features exposed beams to the ceiling and offers ample space for informal dining. The room is flooded with natural light courtesy of the dual aspect windows and wooden half glazed door which provides access to the patio area to the front of the property. There is also a useful pantry cupboard and a downstairs WC which benefits from a wash hand basin.
Leading back to the dining room, stairs rise to the first floor landing which allows access to all further accommodation. The master bedroom is a spacious double which benefits from built in wardrobes and dual aspect double glazed windows to the front and side elevations overlooking superb views of Weardale. The master bedroom is serviced by an en-suite bathroom which comprise of a low level WC, wash hand basin set upon a vanity unit, panel enclosed bath and a separate shower cubicle.
The second bedroom is also a good sized double which benefits from a double glazed window facing the front elevation. Serviced by an en-suite shower room which includes a low level WC, wash hand basin set upon a pedestal and a quadrant shower cubicle.
The accommodation is completed with a useful laundry room, which has space and plumbing for free standing appliances such as a washing machine and a tumble dryer, it also benefits from under counter storage and a stainless steel sink and mixer tap. However this flexible room could be utilised as a third double bedroom should this be required.
The property is approached by a small lane off the main road which leads to the rear of the property and has a gravelled area providing private off road parking, along with a single garage which offers power and lighting and a useful wooden shed to the side.
To the front of the property there is a stone wall enclosed garden which is set at two tiers, allowing the most to be made of the surrounding countryside views. Directly to the front of the property there is a low maintenance patio area which offers ample space for a patio table and chairs for alfresco dining. Steps lead to the side of the property which offers space for the storage of bins and recycling and is lined flowering borders, which in turn leads to the lower lawned area. This vast, south facing garden benefits from a range of storage sheds and a greenhouse while incorporating a mixture of shrubbery as well as rhubarb and fruit bushes.
(EPC) EEC next to EIR
This property is currently rated ‘’.
1. The property drains to a private Klargester septic tank set to the bottom of the garden. The property benefits from a right of way over the neighbouring properties land for the purposes of maintenance and emptying.
2. The property benefits from wooden framed ‘Pilkington K Glass’ double glazing throughout
3. The property is heated by an oil fired central heating system.
4. The property is available furnished by separate negotiation.
Travelling west on the A689 from Wolsingham travel for approximately 16 miles. On reaching Cowshill travel up the bank and take the left hand fork sign posted for Alston, travel for approximately 1 mile and proceed into the village of Lanehead. The property is the second property located up an access track on the right hand side, which is identified by a George F White for sale board.
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