Property Summary

Guide price £395,000

3 Bedrooms 3 Reception Rooms

Branch Details


01388 529579

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

Cathedral View

• A detached bungalow overlooking Durham Cathedral • Well presented accommodation throughout • Three double bedrooms • Two reception rooms plus conservatory • Double garage and off road parking • Total plot extending to 1.23 acres • Attached paddock extending to 0.83 Acres (0.33HA) • Open views towards Durham City

The Area
Shadforth meaning ‘Shallow Ford’ lies four miles east of Durham City and nestles in the valley of Shadforth Beck . It is a quiet settlement with houses lining a long narrow green and the 19th-century church of St Cuthbert stands on rising ground on the opposite side of the beck. Shadforth is known as one of the ‘green villages’ of the North-East of England, having a registered village green and being designated a conservation area. The village itself also provides recreational facilities with its Shadforth Plough Inn, famous for its fantastic food and service. In addition to this there are a number of other state and private schools within close proximity, both within Durham City itself and on the outskirts.

The Property
Cathedral view is an excellent detached bungalow situated on the outskirts of Durham City, enjoying all of the benefits of country living with open views and greenery but within easy distance of the facilities which are held in Durham.

The main entrance is to the front of the property and is via a UPVC double glazed door. This leads into the entrance hall with access to both the living and sleeping accommodation. The living room is located to the front of the property and has a dual aspect view which allows views of the open countryside to be taken in. The room is heated by a multi fuel stove which is set into a stone inglenook with contrasting hearth which is flanked by a modern, oak railway sleeper. The floor is carpeted and is bounded by modern laminate flooring.

The dining room is situated to the rear of the property and is amply proportioned to accommodate a variety of dining room furniture, or could be utilised as a secondary sitting room as the accommodation is flexible. Leading from the dining room via UPVC double glazed French doors is the conservatory. Situated to take in the best of the views over three sides, Durham Cathedral can clearly be seen on a sunny day.

The kitchen is fitted with a good variety of wall and base mounted storage units which are topped with contrasting hardwood working surfaces and incorporate a one and a half sink and drainer unit with mixer tap. There is also a double range master electric oven with four ring hob and hot plate and extractor hood over. Adjacent to the kitchen there is also a large pantry cupboard, which is currently used as a home office.

Returning to the front entrance hall there is access to the three double bedrooms and family bathroom. The master bedroom is situated towards the rear of the property and enjoys a dual aspect outlook with open views over open countryside to the front. The bedroom is an excellent sized double again and has solid pine flooring.

Bedrooms two and three are both situated to the rear of the property and enjoy and open outlook and are good sized doubles with space for freestanding furniture and laminate flooring.

The bathroom is a central room and comprises of a white suite with low level WC, wash hand basin, bath with side panel and separate single shower cubicle with electric shower. The walls are majority tiled.

Living Room
4.00m x 47.00m (13' 1" x 154' 2")
Dining Room
5.16m x 3.71m (16' 11" x 12' 2")
3.22m x 3.22m (10' 7" x 10' 7")
3.50m x 3.54m (11' 6" x 11' 7")
Bedroom One
4.15m x 5.11m (13' 7" x 16' 9")
Bedroom Two
3.39m x 3.56m (11' 1" x 11' 8")
Bedroom Three
3.17m x 3.52m (10' 5" x 11' 7")
3.96m x 1.87m (13' x 6' 2")
The bungalow is accessed over its own private gravelled driveway via double gates and provides ample off road parking for a variety of vehicles, it is also bounded by lawns to the front and rear and has two separate patio areas, ideal for a table and chairs There is also a double garage with two up and over doors providing further parking or workshop facilities. There is also small block of kennels to the left hand side of the garages, and directly adjacent to the kennels and garages is the access point to the paddock. The paddock is well fenced and extends to 0.833 Acres (0.33HA).
(EPC) EEC next to EIR
This property is currently rated F.
•The property is fuelled by an LPG gas central heating system
•The property is services by a shared septic tank which is in the neighbouring field behind the property
•The property is fully UPVC double glazed
•Wind turbines are visible from the property
From Durham travel up Gilesgate bank and at the petrol station on the left turn right and follow the road straight on. Immediately, after crossing the A1on a fly over turn right. Travel straight on crossing the roundabout and the turn off for Shadforth is on the left hand side. Travel towards the village and Cathedral view on your right hand side before entering the village.

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