Property Summary

Guide Price £369,950

4 Bedrooms 1 Reception Room

Branch Details


01388 529579

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

Chester House

Stone built family home with land • 3/4 Bedrooms • 2/3 Reception rooms • Two stables and attached double garage • Full site extending to approximately 1.32Ha (3.26Ac) • South facing gardens • Panoramic views

The Area
Westgate is set within the valley of Weardale and is home to a small rural community. The village includes a popular, traditionally run public house together with church and village hall, and a recently refurbished play park, whilst further facilities are found close by in the town of Stanhope (approximately 5 minutes by car).

Benefitting from a tranquil, relaxed, rural location with numerous outdoor pursuits readily on hand including the famous Slit Wood walk, and the fantastic backdrop of the surrounding fells and moorland, together with the dynamic city attractions of Durham being within a short travelling distance, the location is ideal for a variety of purchasers. International Airports at both Newcastle and Durham Tees Valley offer both national and international travel and are both accessible within one hour’s drive. Mainline railway links are also available within a short travelling distance meaning that the village is ideally suited for commuting to the larger business centres of the region.

The Property
Chester House is situated within it’s own grounds in a prominent, yet secluded position. The property enjoys panoramic views over the Wear Valley and benefits from flexible accommodation, land and stabling facilities, as well as double garaging and pleasant gardens. The property would be ideally suited to a variety of purchasers including those seeking a smallholding or equestrian interests.

The main entrance leads into the UPVC constructed conservatory, which is a versatile room enjoying south facing views overlooking the gardens. The room also provides an ideal area for the storage and removal of coats and boots. The inner hallway can be accessed via a partially glazed wooden door, and provides easy access to all ground floor accommodation.

To the right hand side lies the dining kitchen, which is fitted with a range of base and wall mounted storage units topped with contrasting composite worktops and incorporate a stainless steel one and a half bowl sink with drainer unit and mixer tap. Integral appliances include electric eye level oven and grill, as well as an electric four ring hob with extractor over. There is also under counter space for freestanding appliances to include washing machine, tumble dryer and dishwasher as well as the oil fired boiler. There is also the necessary flue and fuel supply for an oil fired Aga which is available by separate negotiation. The room is flooded with natural light courtesy of the dual aspect to the front and side elevations, as well as the partially glazed wooden door which leads into the conservatory. Situated adjacent to the kitchen is the ground floor shower room, which is fitted with a white suite comprising low level WC with concealed cistern, wash hand basin set upon a pedastal and shower cubicle with electric shower. Tiled flooring and cladded walls complete the shower room.

The living room is accessed from the inner hallway, and features wooden effect laminate flooring and beams to the ceiling. Heated via a cast iron multi fuel stove within a stone inglenook with stone hearth and oak mantel over, an open stair case leads to the first floor landing. The living room is light and airy courtesy of windows to the front and side elevations, as well as a large picture window to the front.

The fourth bedroom/study can be accessed from the living room and is a double of generous proportions. The room offers a versatile space and could be utilised for a number of purposes.

Returning to the living room, stairs rise to the first floor landing. The master bedroom is a double of generous proportions and enjoys two large windows to the front elevation which allow the room to be flooded with natural light and absorb the panoramic south facing views. Beams to the ceiling contribute to the character, and the loft can be accessed from here. The second bedroom is a good sized double situated to the front of the property, whilst the third bedroom is a generous single which could be utilised for a number of purposes.

The family bathroom is accessed from the master bedroom, and is fitted with a white suite comprising low level WC, bidet, his and hers sinks recessed within a tiled worktop, as well as a sunken bath with tiled surround. The bathroom enjoys south facing views to the front courtesy of a clear glass UPVC window to the front elevation, whilst the room also benefits from a useful airing cupboard. Beams to the ceiling complete the room, as well as tiled flooring and tiles to splashback level.

Kitchen/Dining Room
4.65m x 4.44m (15' 3" x 14' 7")
Living Room
4.58m x 5.77m (15' x 18' 11")
Ground Floor Shower Room
Study/Bedroom Four
2.90m x 4.70m (9' 6" x 15' 5")
Master Bedroom
4.53m x 3.63m (14' 10" x 11' 11")
Bedroom Two
3.57m x 2.80m (11' 9" x 9' 2")
Bedroom Three
3.83m x 2.64m (12' 7" x 8' 8")
To the front of the property there is ample off road parking which leads to the double garage. There are also two stables separated by breeze block partitions situated adjacent to the garage, which could possibly be converted into annexed accommodation, subject to the necessary consents. There are also pleasant south facing gardens which are bordered by stone walling to the front and side of the property. Predominantly laid to lawn, the gardens include a selection of mature shrubbery and planted borders as well as a water feature. Also incorporated within the gardens is a pleasant seating area which is fenced. The land is divided into three paddocks, one directly to the rear of the property, and two situated adjacent to the access road. There is also an outbuilding of timber construction as well as chicken coops. The full site extends to approximately 1.32Ha (3.26Ac).
(EPC) EEC next to EIR
This property is currently rated ‘E’.
1. The property benefits from an oil fired central heating system, as well as a private septic tank.
2. The property is accessed over a track which may be unsuitable for some vehicles with a lower suspension.
3. The track approaching the property is a designated bridle way, over which a public footpath exists.
4. There is a power line situated on the land.
5. The property benefits from a mains water connection sourced from a nearby farm via a secondary water meter.

From Wolsingham head westwards on the A689 through Frosterley, Stanhope and Eastgate and on entering Westgate turn right into High Town and continue up Scutterhill Bank. Halfway up the bank, bear right and continue along towards the Bridleway. The property is situated at the end of Bridleway on the right hand side.

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