Guide Price £375,0004 Bedrooms 3 Reception Rooms
An extensive stone built family home with character offering flexible accommodation throughout • Four/five bedrooms • Two/three reception rooms plus breakfasting kitchen • Potential to create annexed accommodation, subject to the necessary consents • Pleasant lawned gardens • Ample off road parking with a power point for an electric motor vehicle • Attached woodland extending to approximately 1.96Ha (4.84Ac) benefitting from a waterfall and Swinhope Burn passing through • Superb views across open countryside
Westgate in Weardale is home to a small rural community. The village includes a popular, traditionally run public house together with a church and village hall, and a recently refurbished play park. Further facilities are found close by in the town of Stanhope (approximately 5 minutes by car), including a range of shops, Pharmacy and Health Centre.
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 main entrance leads into the breakfasting kitchen, which is fitted with a range of solid oak Farmhouse style base and wall mounted storage units. Topped with contrasting work surfaces which incorporate a stainless steel sink with drainer unit plus instant hot water tap, a central island unit provides further storage. Integral appliances include a dishwasher and under counter fridge, as well as an Esse cooker with double oven and hob with matching extractor over. The kitchen is serviced by a useful utility room which provides ample space, power and plumbing for a washing machine and vented tumble dryer, as well as storage for coats and boots. There is also a reclaimed Porcelain Gamekeepers sink with mixer tap set upon a freestanding unit, whilst the oil fired boiler is located within this room. A large workshop with power and a storage area are also accessed from the kitchen.
Steps from the breakfasting kitchen lead up into the open plan living/dining room which features wooden effect laminate flooring and original beams to the ceiling. The living room benefits from a decorative cast iron fireplace with tiled hearth and inset and open grate, whilst the dining area features a multi fuel stove set within an inglenook with oak mantel and tiled hearth. The living/dining room also provides access to the pleasant lawned gardens and patio area, whilst a staircase provides access to the first floor landing.
The rear hallway can be accessed from the living/dining room and benefits from a useful storage cupboard and as well as a further staircase leading to the first floor landing. The family bathroom is accessed from here and is fitted with a white suite comprising of low level WC with concealed cistern, wash hand basin set upon a vanity unit, panel enclosed bath and double shower cubicle with mains fed shower. Featuring tiled flooring and laminated splashbacks, the family bathroom is heated by a chrome wall mounted towel rail.
The ground floor accommodation also benefits from a further shower room which is fitted with a white suite comprising of low level WC with concealed cistern, wash hand basin set upon a vanity unit and shower cubicle with mains fed shower. Heated by a chrome wall mounted towel rail, the shower room features tiled flooring and laminated splashbacks.
The rear hallway also provides access to a versatile room which could be used as either a double bedroom or study and enjoys views overlooking the attached woodland and countryside beyond. Leading from the ground floor bedroom/study is the spacious games room. This room is light and airy courtesy of the dual aspect view and features wooden effect laminate flooring. The focal point to the room is the cast iron Stovax Regency Stove set within an impressive inglenook with an oak mantel and stone tiled hearth, whilst the library is open plan to the games room and features built in shelving.
Returning to the living/dining room, stairs rise to the first floor landing. The master bedroom is a generously proportioned double enjoying a front aspect view. Featuring stripped wooden flooring, the master bedroom benefits from access to the first floor WC and wash hand basin, which is also accessed from the first floor landing.
The second bedroom is a further good sized double and is currently utilised as a twin bedroom. Enjoying a pleasant outlook overlooking the lawned gardens, the third bedroom is a further double currently utilised as a crafts room. Benefitting from a range of fitted wardrobes, there is a further cupboard housing the twin coil hot water cylinder. The fourth bedroom is a good sized single bedroom featuring wooden effect laminate flooring and provides access to the loft space.
Ground Floor Bedroom/Study
First Floor WC
The property has ample off road parking and a power point for an electric motor vehicle. There is a stone built store providing useful storage, as well as access to the attached workshop. The pleasant lawned gardens extend to the front and side elevations, and incorporate flowering borders and a pleasant patio area. There is a gravelled area to the side, and a further patio area to the rear which also houses two log stores and a greenhouse. The gardens provide access to the attached woodland, which consists of a wide variety of tree species which include, silver birches, ash, oak, hazel, rowan, wild cherry and alder. The woodland is home to a considerable amount of wildlife, and is situated in a peaceful and tranquil setting adjoining the Swinhope Burn river with a pleasant waterfall. The woodland area also incorporates a pond.
(EPC) EEC next to EIR
This property is currently rated ‘D’.
1. The access track to the property is under ownership of a third party and is shared with a neighbouring landowner.
2. The property benefits from an oil fired central heating system, as well as four air source heat pump units, and a back boiler powered by the multi-fuel stove within the dining area.
3. The property benefits from solar panels to heat the hot water supply, as well as Photovoltaic panels which generate a small income to the property. The feed in tariff for this will be included in the sale.
4. Drainage is to a private septic tank.
5. Fibre optic broadband is currently connected to the property.
From Wolsingham head westwards on the A689 through Frosterley, Stanhope and Eastgate and on entering Westgate turn to the left just prior to the Hare and Hounds public house sign posted Brotherlee. At the end of the speed limit bear left and the entrance to the property is on the right hand side opposite Lands Farm.
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