Property Summary

Guide Price £395,000

3 Bedrooms 3 Reception Rooms

Branch Details


01388 529579

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

High House, Rookhope

Detached barn conversion set within South facing meadow land in an elevated position • Two reception rooms plus study/ground floor bedroom • Breakfasting kitchen • Three bedrooms, master with ensuite facilities • One further room to the first floor • Retained character throughout • Useful outbuilding • Full site extending to approximately 1.11Ha (2.74Ac)

The Area
Rookhope is set within the valley of Weardale and is home to a small rural community. The village includes a popular, traditionally run public house, primary school, and a small village store whilst further facilities are found close by in the town of Stanhope

Benefitting from a tranquil, relaxed, rural location with numerous outdoor pursuits readily on hand and the fantastic backdrop of the surrounding 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 suitably located for travel to the larger business centres of the region.

The Property
High House is a superbly presented barn conversion set within an elevated position on the outskirts of Rookhope. The property enjoys panoramic views and benefits from a large useful outbuilding, whilst the full site extends to approximately 1.11Ha (2.74Ac).

The main entrance leads into the reception hallway, which features flagged stone flooring and a useful under stair cupboard. To the right hand side lies the living room, which is light and airy courtesy of the full length window to the front elevation, which absorbs the panoramic views overlooking the adjoining countryside. The focal point to the room is the multi fuel stove, which is housed within a stone inglenook and hearth, whilst beams to the ceiling and traditional wooden flooring complete the room.

Returning to the reception hallway, the sitting room can be accessed. Traditional wooden flooring and beams to the ceiling continue throughout this room, whilst a further stone inglenook currently housing an electric stove with surround and hearth and wooden mantel over complete the sitting room. Double doors from the sitting room lead into the study which is of generous proportions and could be utilised as a ground floor bedroom. A versatile space benefitting from a dual aspect view and skylights, an exposed stone feature wall contributes to the character of the property.

The breakfasting kitchen is situated to the rear of the property and is fitted with a range of solid wood base and wall mounted storage units, topped with granite worktops which incorporate a porcelain Belfast sink with mixer tap and integral drainer unit. The kitchen also benefits from an integral dishwasher, a useful central island providing further storage and a fitted tower socket, as well as an space for an AGA with extractor fan above and tiled splashback. Featuring flagged stone flooring, the kitchen is serviced by a useful utility room which provides space for freestanding appliances and under counter space for appliances. The oil fired boiler is located within the utility room, as well as the filtration system for the bore hole pump. The boot room is accessed in turn from the utility room, and provides ample space and storage for the removal of coats and boots. Benefitting from a further external door to the rear , the ground floor accommodation is completed by a ground floor cloakroom/WC.

Returning to the reception hallway, a pine staircase rises to the first floor landing which is light and airy courtesy of the Velux skylights. The master bedroom is situated to the right hand side, and is a double of generous proportions featuring vaulted ceilings. Enjoying views to the side elevation via a Juliette balcony, the master bedroom is serviced by ensuite facilities which include a low level WC with concealed cistern, wash hand basin set within a vanity unit and walk in shower cubicle with mains fed shower. Benefitting from under floor heating and a wall hung heated towel rail, the bathroom is partially tiled.

The second bedroom is a further good sized double, and also features vaulted ceilings with wooden beams and flooring. The second bedroom enjoys a front aspect view and benefits from a pleasant window seat.

The third bedroom is also a double and benefits from wooden flooring and a Velux skylight, whilst there is a further room to the first floor with limited head height currently used as a store.

The first floor accommodation is completed by the family bathroom, which is fitted with a white suite comprising of low level WC, wash hand basin set upon a pedestal and panel enclosed bath with Jacuzzi jets and electric shower over. Featuring a floor standing heated chrome towel rail as well as under floor heating, the family bathroom is tiled to splashback areas and includes tiled flooring.

Living Room
4.43m x 4.79m (14' 6" x 15' 9")
Sitting Room
4.30m x 4.32m (14' 1" x 14' 2")
7.57m x 1.90m (24' 10" x 6' 3")
Kitchen/Dining Room
3.22m x 5.65m (10' 7" x 18' 6")
Utility Room
2.94m x 2.39m (9' 8" x 7' 10")
Boot Room
Master Bedroom
4.33m x 4.79m (14' 2" x 15' 9")
Master Ensuite
Bedroom Two
4.38m x 3.61m (14' 4" x 11' 10")
Bedroom Three
3.12m x 6.26m (10' 3" x 20' 6")
3.12m x 5.74m (10' 3" x 18' 10")
There are pleasant lawned gardens to the front of the property, which are bordered by stone walling and incorporate a range of mature shrubbery and flowering borders. There are also productive fruit trees and a vegetable allotment, whilst the full site extends to approximately 1.11Ha (2.74Ac). There is a stone built outhouse which is currently used as a coal and log store, whilst the outbuilding is of generous proportions and would lend itself to a number of uses.
(EPC) EEC next to EIR
This property is currently rated ‘D’.
1. The property is accessed via a single track which may be unsuitable for some vehicles.

2. The access track to the property is owned by an unknown third party. We understand that the sellers have an indemnity policy in place and that there is an informal arrangement between all residents who use the access track for maintenance.

3. The property benefits from a mains water supply via a bore hole pump situated on the land.

4. A public footpath exists to the front of the property.
Travelling from Wolsingham head west on the A689 for approximately 9 miles travelling through the villages of Frosterley, Stanhope and on to Eastgate. On reaching the Cross Keys public house, turn right signposted for Rookhope and travel for a further 3 miles. Travel through the village of Rookhope and turn right on the bend before the Rookhope Inn towards Hylton Terrace, and then immediately bear left down towards the ford. Proceed through the ford and continue up the bank through the gate, bearing left and then right, and High House is situated on the left hand side.
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