Property Summary

Offers Over £429,950

4 Bedrooms 3 Reception Rooms

Branch Details


01388 529579

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

Bombay House, 16, West End

Substantial Grade II Listed stone built family home • Four double bedrooms • Three reception rooms plus kitchen/diner • Two first floor bathrooms and ground floor wet room • Pleasant walled garden and courtyard • Retained character throughout • Double garage situated nearby

The Area
The property is located near to the centre of Wolsingham which has a good range of every day facilities including doctors and dentist surgeries, chemist, independent grocers and other local businesses. The village is home to a primary school providing mixed education for 5 to 11 years of age, whilst Wolsingham School and Community College provides mixed schooling for 11 to 18 years of age. Both are within a short walking distance of the property.

Wolsingham is found in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and is known as the “Gateway to Weardale”. Surrounding countryside provides the setting for outdoor, leisure and country pursuits and stunning surrounding scenery is linked by a network of public footpaths, perfect for evening and weekend walks. Whilst retaining its rural aspect, access is easily available to the major regional business centres such as Darlington, Durham and Newcastle and from here links to all areas of the UK can be found by rail. Newcastle International Airport and Durham Tees Valley Airport are both within an hour by car and offer both domestic and international flights.

The Property
Bombay House is an impressive Grade II Listed property set close to the centre of Wolsingham. Originally constructed in the 1700s, the property was later extended to the front in 1861 to create a spacious family home. Filled with an abundance of charm and character throughout, the property also benefits from pleasant gardens and a double garage situated nearby, and therefore would be ideally suited to a variety of purchasers.

The main entrance leads into the reception hallway which provides access to all ground floor accommodation. To the left hand side lies the living room, which is light and airy courtesy of the dual aspect and high ceilings. Heated by a multi fuel stove with a tiled hearth and marble surround, the living room is completed by a decorative ceiling cornice, coving and window shutters. 

The dining room is situated adjacent to the living room and enjoys a front aspect view. Heated by an open grate fire with marble surround and tiled inset and hearth, the dining room provides flexible living accommodation.

To the rear of the property is the snug which enjoys a pleasant outlook over the courtyard. The focal point to this room is a cast iron fireplace with tiled inset and open grate, whilst window shutters contribute to the overall character of the property. 

The kitchen is fitted with a combination of integral and freestanding solid oak base units topped with granite worktops which incorporate a one and a half stainless steel sink and integrated drainer unit. Integral appliances include a Bosch dishwasher and under counter fridge, whilst an electric AGA is housed within an inglenook with tiled splashback. Tiled flooring and a traditional drying rail complete the kitchen, whilst access to the coal and wine cellar can be accessed from here.

The inner passageway is accessed from the kitchen which provides external access to the front and rear of the property. The ground floor also benefits from a wet room which is fitted with a white suite comprising low level WC, wall hung wash hand basin and walk in shower with Mira shower. The utility room is accessed from the inner passageway and is fitted with a useful range of base units topped with contrasting worktops. There is under counter space for white goods as well as an integral electric oven and four ring hob. An impressive cast iron feature fireplace and stone sink complete the utility room. 

Returning to the reception hallway, stairs rise to the first floor landing which is a light and airy space courtesy of the impressive arched window to the rear elevation. 

The master bedroom is situated to the front of the property and enjoys a dual aspect to the front and side elevations. A double of generous proportions, the master bedroom also enjoys high ceilings and features a cast iron fireplace as well as a wash hand basin set upon a pedestal. 

The second bedroom is a well proportioned double situated to the front of the property, whilst the third double also enjoys views over the rear gardens. Both bedrooms also benefit from cast iron feature fireplaces, whilst the fourth bedroom is a further double bedroom and includes a range of fitted wardrobes. 

The first floor accommodation is completed by two bathrooms; the first of which is fitted with a white suite comprising of low level etc with wall hung cistern, wash hand basin set upon a unit, mains fed shower cubicle and freestanding roll top bath. Heated via a floor standing chrome heated towel rail, the second bathroom includes a panel enclosed bath, low level WC, wash hand basin set upon a pedestal and double shower cubicle with mains fed shower. There is also a wall hung chrome towel rail as well as a further floor standing towel rail, whilst a useful storage cupboard completes the second bathroom.

Living Room
5.36m x 4.69m (17' 7" x 15' 5")
Dining Room
5.47m x 4.40m (17' 11" x 14' 5")
3.86m x 3.68m (12' 8" x 12' 1")
4.00m x 5.70m (13' 1" x 18' 8")
Ground Floor Wet Room
Utility Room
4.66m x 2.51m (15' 3" x 8' 3")
Master Bedroom
5.57m x 4.03m (18' 3" x 13' 3")
Bedroom Two
5.63m x 3.66m (18' 6" x 12')
Bedroom Three
3.88m x 3.68m (12' 9" x 12' 1")
Bedroom Four
4.06m x 3.07m (13' 4" x 10' 1")
Bathroom One
Bathroom Two
To the rear of the property is a pleasant walled courtyard which includes a useful storage shed and further outhouse which stores the oil tank. There is a further stone built store situated in the pleasant walled garden which is predominantly laid to lawn, bordered by mature shrubbery and flowering borders. There is a useful log store and greenhouse, as well as productive fruit trees which include apples and plums and vegetable beds, providing the opportunity to increase self sufficiency. The double garage is situated nearby on Mill Race.
This property is Grade II Listed and is therefore exempt.
1. Bombay House benefits from a right of access over the neighbouring gardens to the Front Street.

2. The property is Grade II Listed.

3. The property benefits from solar panels and the feed in tariff is included in the sale.

4. The central heating system is oil fired.

Travelling from the centre of Wolsingham (Market Place) travel west on the A689 for approximately 600 yards, the property is located opposite the entrance into Mill Race as identified by a George F White for sale board.
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