Property Summary

Guide price £140,000

2 Bedrooms 1 Reception Room

Branch Details


01388 529579

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

Fell Cottage, High Town

• Traditional, historic dales cottage • Grade II Listed mid-terrace cottage • Beautifully presented throughout • Many original features retained • Two bedrooms • Gardens to front with yard to rear • Private off road parking space included

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
Originally built in 1715, Fell Cottage is a charming traditional cottage packed with period features, and is built including reclaimed masonry from the historic “Lost” Westgate Castle which dates from the mid 13th century, the remains of which were recently discovered and excavated and lie just behind the property.

A gravelled pathway leads through the garden to solid wood stable style door, leading to a useful porched entrance, ideal for storage of shoes and outdoor clothing, a secondary door leads into the main accommodation. The focus of the living room is an imposing stone inglenook fireplace with a solid oak mantle over, housing multi fuel burner. Original beams to the ceiling and wood framed multi paned sash windows add further charm.

The kitchen again benefits from a large inglenook, housing a solid fuel fired Rayburn which heats the hot water and provides an additional source of heating and cooking facilities. There are a range of base and wall mounted units topped in solid wood working surfaces with a Belfast style sink, together with additional space for free standing kitchen furniture. There is a bottled gas fired cooker with extractor over, together with spaces for appliances. Additional storage is provided by a large shelved pantry which could equally be used to house appliances. A rear door provides access to the yard.

Stairs rise to the first floor, a beautiful open plan landing area leads to the bedrooms and family bathroom. The master bedroom is a good sized double with exposed solid wood floors, and enjoys pleasant views over the front garden, and to the countryside beyond, the second bedroom is a single room with ample space for additional furniture. The family bathroom is fitted with a white suite comprising panel enclosed bath with electric shower over, WC and pedestal wash hand basin, the walls are tiled in a white ceramic tile with colourful inserts.

Living Room
4.29m x 4.14m (14' 1" x 13' 7")
4.42m x 2.77m (14' 6" x 9' 1")
Bedroom 1
3.99m x 2.74m (13' 1" x 9')
Bedroom 2
4.39m x 1.88m (14' 5" x 6' 2")
The property is heated by electric storage heaters in the living room, kitchen and landing area, with additional heating provided by solid fuel. There is the benefit of mains electricity, water and drainage. The widows and doors are all solid wood framed and of traditional style, with secondary glazing panels fitted internally to windows.

None of the appliances or services have been tested, interested parties are recommended to make their own enquiries in this regard.
From the lane, to the front of the property is a single parking space owned by the property. A gated walkway leads to the front garden which is predominantly laid to lawn and is interspersed with mature planting and shrubbery, the garden is dissected by a gravelled pathway leading to the front door.

To the rear of the property is a small yard with a garden shed, and a gate leading to the back lane, which is shared access for the properties in the row, and provides space for fuel storage, and refuse bins.
The property is sold freehold with vacant possession.
To arrange a viewing or for further information please call 01388 529579 or email
(EPC) EEC next to EIR
1. The property is Grade II Listed

2. There is a flying freehold in the pantry of the property

3. The lane to the rear beyond the yard is in joint ownership and usage.

4. There is a small area of ground to the side of the porch which is not owned by the property, this was an historic right of access for a neighbouring property. The right has become redundant, and the access is now fenced, and an indemnity policy is in place in respect of this.
From Wolsingham head westwards on the A689 through Frosterley, Stanhope and Eastgate and on entering Westgate bear right into High Town, the property is located approximately 250m down the lane on the left hand side as identified by a George F White for sale board.

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