Guide Price £475,000
- 4 Bedrooms
- 3 Bathrooms
- 2 Reception Rooms
Brook House, Cotherstone
Barnard Castle, Durham
- An attractive, Grade II Listed characterful detached property
- Business potential
- Flexible living accommodation
- Off road parking to the side
- Pleasant lawned gardens
- Scope to create annexed accommodation, subject to the necessary consents
- Sought after location
- Three / four bedrooms
Brook House is a charming, Grade II Listed, detached stone built property which offers spacious and flexible accommodation throughout.
Brook House is a charming, Grade II Listed, detached stone built property which offers spacious and flexible accommodation throughout. Filled with an abundance of charm and character, the property benefits from extensive lawned gardens as well as ample off road parking, and would ideally suit a variety of purchasers.
The main entrance leads into the reception hall which is laid with wooden flooring, and features an exposed inglenook with open grate and stone surround. There are useful storage cupboards, with stairs rising to the first floor as well as a wooden sash window overlooking the front gardens.
Accessed from the reception area is the sitting room, which is a well proportioned room and could be utilised as a further bedroom if required. Featuring a cast iron fireplace, this room enjoys a dual aspect to the front and side elevations.
To the rear of the reception hall, lies the inner hall having useful storage space, as well as a range of base mounted units. One of the ground floor shower rooms can be accessed from this point and is fitted with a white suite comprising WC, wash hand basin and wet room styles tiled shower. The laundry room is accessed from here in turn and benefits from space, power and plumbing for white goods.
A step up from the reception hall leads into the kitchen, which is fitted with a range of solid oak, base and wall mounted storage units which are topped with a combination of granite and composite worktops which incorporate a Porcelain Belfast sink. The gas fired AGA provides a secondary source for cooking and hot water, while there is also an electric oven with gas, five-burner hob. The kitchen has limestone tiles to splashback level, and the floor is laid with original flagstones while there are beams to the ceiling which contribute to the overall character of the property.
Off the kitchen to the rear of the property is an additional utility room which is home to the wall mounted gas fired boiler, provides further storage shelving and work top space over units.
The L shaped living/dining room is situated to the side elevation, and is a grand room of generous proportions. Featuring exposed stone walls and a combination of wooden and flagged stone flooring, there is also an impressive stone inglenook housing a multi-fuel stove. Beams to the ceiling contribute to the character of the property, while there are also bespoke oak light fittings. French doors lead out from here to the South facing gardens and another door opens into the sheltered courtyards at the front of the property.
The ground floor accommodation is completed by a further wet room as well as a useful attic room store.
Returning to the reception hall, stairs rise to the first floor landing. To the right hand side lies the master bedroom which is a well proportioned double. Benefitting from a front aspect view, the master bedroom also includes a cast iron fireplace with Listed stone surround and a walk in wardrobe, which could be adapted to provide en-suite facilities, subject to the necessary consents, if desired.
The second and third bedrooms are further good sized doubles facing the front elevation, and feature a cast iron fireplaces.
The family bathroom lies to the rear of the property having sloping ceilings and quirky low level window. Fitted with a modern, white suite comprising low level WC, wash hand basin set upon a pedastal, walk in shower cubicle with mains fed shower and bath with Jacuzzi jets.
To the front of the property, there is a pleasant hedgerow enclosed garden which is partially laid with lawn and includes a paved area, ideally suited to entertaining. To the side of the property, there is an extensive lawned garden which is laid to lawn and is planted with a variety of shrubs and flowering borders. There is a gravelled patio accessed from the living area providing further space for seating, as well as a summerhouse. The property also benefits from a driveway to the front, and further land to the side of the property which provides additional space for parking. An area of the Brook is also included within the ownership of the property.
Energy Performance Certificate
This property is currently rated E.
Council Tax Band
The property is rated Council Tax Band F.
The property benefits from mains electricity, water and drainage and gas central heating.
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. Proceed through the village and where the road bears right take the left turn, continue up the road and the subject property can be found on the left hand side of the road and is identified by a George F White For Sale board.
The property is Grade II Listed
An area of the Brook to the front of the property is included within the ownership.
Historic Business Use and Potential
The single storey section of the building has been used to run a café in recent years and this part of the property lends itself to a multitude of uses. It has potential to be converted to annexed accommodation subject to obtaining the necessary consents.