Offers Over £175,0003 Bedrooms 2 Reception Rooms
Clare Cottage, Cotherstone
• 3 Bedroom stone built property
• Kitchen and 2 reception rooms
• Ripe for modernisation
• Front and rear gardens
• Idyllic and sought after village location
Cotherstone is a sought after village within the heart of Teesdale supporting a traditional range of amenities. The village is surrounded by delightful open countryside with many walks and renowned beauty spots being close at hand and the village has an active community and is well supported with a village shop, school and two public houses.
Barnard Castle, an historic market town, is just 4 miles away and provides a range of shopping, educational and recreational facilities. Often referred to as the “Gateway to Teesdale” there are many renowned beauty spots close at hand as well as the attractions of the North Yorkshire Moors and Dales, the Lake District and Northumberland.
For the commuter the A66, A67 and A1 (M) provide links with the major commercial centres of the North East. Darlington Mainline Railway Station and Durham Tees Valley International Airport offer further communications with the rest of the country.
Clare Cottage has a wealth of character and is positioned in a prominent spot within this sought after rural area. The cottage is entered through a wooden front door into the entrance porch with a door opening to the hallway and doors radiating to the downstairs living accommodation and stairs rising to the first floor.
The first reception room lies to the right hand side of the property enjoying views to the front of the property and having exposed beams and a cast iron fireplace with wooden mantle and surround set behind a gas fire.
The second reception room used as a living room lies to the left hand side of the property and has an open fire and stone fireplace with fitted shelving in one of the alcoves in the room. The room also enjoys a view of the front garden and village green beyond.
The kitchen lies to the rear of the property having wooden wall and base mounted units, integrated oven with tiled splash back and a void for other appliances and white goods. There is a dual view that can be enjoyed over an open field. The kitchen also has exposed beams and a traditional pantry with fitted shelving. There is space for dining furniture. A door opens from the kitchen into a lean to conservatory with access to an outbuilding and to the rear garden.
From the hallway the downstairs WC and hand wash basin can be accessed which also benefits from an under stair storage compartment.
Stairs rise to a part galleried landing with arched window looking out to the rear garden. The landing space benefits from a corner storage cupboard.
The spacious master bedroom lies to the front of the property having views over the village green and to the hills beyond Cotherstone.
The second bedroom is another good sized double bedroom enjoying similar views to the front of the property. The room has an original cast iron fireplace and fitted storage cupboard.
The third bedroom is another reasonably sized bedroom with fitted storage cupboards and a dual aspect to the rear and side of the property.
The family bathroom has a white suite comprising a bath with shower over, WC and hand wash basin. The room has cushioned wood effect floor and linen cupboard housing the water tank.
To the front of the property a cottage garden has a stone path that leads to the front door. The path is bordered by a mix of shrubs and flowers, whilst a lawned area is bordered by further plants including roses, and holly bush. From the front garden the cellar to the property can be accessed with a stone floor and lighting.
To the rear of the property there are a two outbuildings utilised for storage and a further wooden shed with a path leading to the lawned garden. The garden is bordered by mature shrubs and flowers and there is a green house to the end of the garden and a gate accessing the rear lane.
The current vendors and their family have used this to park off the road and purchasers should satisfy themselves as to the legal provision of a vehicular right of way.
The property is currently rated 'F'
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, following the road through the village and turn left at the village green in front of the Fox and Hounds public house. The subject property can be found shortly on the left identified by a George F White ‘For Sale’ board.
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