Property Summary

Guide Price £799,950

3 Bedrooms 3 Reception Rooms

Branch Details


01388 529579

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

Burntwood Cottage, Stoney Lane

Smallholding comprising of three bedroom detached house with adjoining land • Three double bedrooms • Two spacious reception rooms plus open plan kitchen/dining room • Agricultural land extending to 8.33Ha (20.59Ac) • Full site extending to 8.69 Ha (21.48Ac) • Detached double garage with storage above • Impressive potting shed and pond • Potential for commercial use, subject to the necessary consents

The Area
Urpeth forms part of the suburbs set close to Beamish and retains a relatively close proximity to rural life whilst having good commuter access to most of the major centres in the north east. The famous Beamish open air museum is located close by, as well as the Shepherd and Shepherdess public house. Nearby Stanley offers a full range of local shops, doctors and dental surgeries together with leisure centre, public houses and restaurants.

The property is ideally situated for travel to the dynamic city of Durham, being a short journey away. The thriving business and commercial centre of Newcastle offers a national railway link and International Airport which can be reached by car in approximately 30 minutes. Many of the regions attractions are within a short drive beyond which can be found the delights of North Yorkshire, The Lake District, Northumberland, Scottish Borders and East Coast.

The Property
Formerly a pair of semi detached cottages, Burntwood Cottage has been extensively and sympathetically refurbished to provide one good sized detached dwelling. Situated within a pleasant position in the rural, idyllic location of Urpeth, the property was previously run as a horticultural Nursery, therefore provides the possibility of commercial/business use subject to the necessary consents. Benefitting from additional agricultural land extending to approximately 8.33Ha (20.59Ac), as well as a detached double garage and sizable potting shed, the property would be ideally suited to a variety of purchasers.

The main entrance to the property is accessed via a solid Oak door which dates back to approximately 1863, and leads into the reception vestibule which includes fitted storage cupboards, ideal for the storage of coats and boots. From the reception vestibule, a wooden half glazed door finished with stained glass leads into the sitting room, which features coving around the perimeter of the ceiling, as well as a cast iron feature fireplace as the focal point to the room, which includes a tiled hearth and inset with wooden mantel over.

The living room can be accessed from the sitting room, and also features a cast iron feature fireplace with marble surround and hearth as well as a useful storage unit with shelving set within the alcove. French doors from here lead out onto the patio and allow the room to be flooded with natural light, alongside the window to the front elevation. The ceiling cornice and coving contribute to the overall character of the property and complete the room.

Returning to the sitting room, the kitchen/dining room can be accessed via a wooden half glazed door with detailed stained glass panes. The kitchen is fitted with a modern range of wall mounted storage units to include a glass display unit, as well as base units topped with granite effect composite worktops which incorporate a black sink with mixer tap and drainer unit. Extending from the base units is a breakfast bar, ideal for informal dining. Integral appliances include five burner AEG stainless steel hob with extractor over, eye level oven and grill, and microwave. There is also under counter space and power for freestanding fridge and dishwasher. The dining room is open plan to the kitchen and features French doors leading out onto the rear patio. Tiled flooring complements the contemporary finish of the kitchen/dining room, whilst spot lights recessed within the ceiling complete the room.

The ground floor accommodation is also serviced by a utility room which includes a useful fitted storage cupboard, ideal for coats and boots, as well as a range of base mounted storage units topped with contrasting worktops which incorporates a stainless steel sink and drainer unit. There is under counter space for washing machine and tumble dryer, as well as external access to the rear gardens. The utility room also incorporate a separate ground floor WC.

Returning to the sitting room, stairs rise to the first floor landing. The master bedroom is a double of generous proportions, benefitting from a range of fitted wardrobes as well as a dual aspect view over the adjoining land and countryside. The master bedroom is also serviced by a separate WC and wash hand basin set upon a pedestal and is heated by a chrome heated towel rail.

The second and third bedrooms are also generous doubles and benefit from a range of fitted wardrobes, the second being situated to the front elevation whilst the third is located to the rear.

The family bathroom is fitted with a modern white suite comprising low level WC, wash hand basin set upon a vanity unit, shower cubicle with mains fed shower and inset bath with mixer tap and tiled surround. Heated via two chrome towel rails, spot lights recessed within the ceiling and above the wash hand basin complete the bathroom.

Living Room
4.71m x 4.85m (15' 5" x 15' 11")
Family Room
4.71m x 5.34m (15' 5" x 17' 6")
3.28m x 4.85m (10' 9" x 15' 11")
Dining Area
3.28m x 4.65m (10' 9" x 15' 3")
Utility Room
2.67m x 3.27m (8' 9" x 10' 9")
Bedroom One
4.84m x 3.94m (15' 11" x 12' 11")
Bedroom Two
4.79m x 3.50m (15' 9" x 11' 6")
Bedroom Three
2.32m x 4.85m (7' 7" x 15' 11")
2.33m x 3.39m (7' 8" x 11' 1")
Approached via a driveway with double gated access, Burntwood Cottage benefits from substantial gardens which are predominantly laid to lawn and surround the rear and side elevations of the property. The gardens also incorporate a pleasantly positioned patio leading from both the living and dining room which provides an ideal area for entertaining. Also set within the grounds of the property is a detached double garage benefitting from power and a timber work bench with a vice. The garage also features storage space at first floor level, whilst hard standing to the front of the garage provides ample off road parking. The detached potting shed features stone flagged flooring and is complete with a cast iron multi fuel stove. The gardens also enjoy a pond which attracts a wide array of wildlife, whilst the poly tunnels and orchard which comprises a range of productive fruit trees to include dessert and culinary apples, cherries, plums, damsons, and gages provide the opportunity to increase self sufficiency. The agricultural land adjoins the property and gardens and extends to 8.33Ha (20.59Ac) , whilst the site as a whole extends to 8.69 Ha (21.48Ac). Both fields have water troughs that are fed from a metre that is independent of the house supply.

(EPC) EEC next to EIR
This property is currently rated ‘D’.
1. A part of the garden is held on possessory title only.
2. There is an easement in place in favour of Northern Powergrid to allow access for maintenance to the power line which is situated on the land.
3. There is a covenant in place restricting use on an area of the land for any purpose other as a garden or as a site for a private motor garage. The covenant also restricts the erection of any buildings structures or works other than greenhouses, a private motor garage and other ancillary buildings.
4. The agricultural land is sold subject to a claw back of 25 years from 14th February 2005 at 50% of any uplift in value. The claw back will be triggered and paid at the point of sale with planning or implementation of planning on all or a part of the land for permissions for any change of use.

Heading North on the A1(M), take the exit signposted Junction 63 and proceed Westwards on the A693 towards Pelton. Travel for approximately 3 miles and turn right signposted High Urpeth and proceed for approximately 1 mile, passing The Bird Public House and turn right onto Stoney Lane. The property is located at the bottom of the bank on the right hand side as identified by a George F White for sale board. Heading South on the A1(M), take the exit signposted Junction 63 and take the fifth exit on the roundabout onto the A693.

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