Property Summary


Guide Price £370,000

4 Bedrooms 3 Reception Rooms

Branch Details


Wolsingham

01388 529579

wolsingham@georgefwhite.co.uk

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

Isla Cottage, 53, White-le-Head

Well presented semi detached family home • Four bedrooms, master with en-suite facilities • Modern open plan kitchen/dining room • Land extending to approximately 0.52Ha (1.3Ac) • Detached building to the rear with annexe potential, subject to the necessary consents • Pleasant gardens and off road parking to the front • Retained character throughout • No onward chain

The Area
The property is situated on the outskirts of the small village of White-Le-Head close by to the larger village of Tantobie which is host to a public house, primary school and village shop. The nearby town of Stanley offers a full range of day to day facilities such as doctors and dentist surgeries and supermarket.

The position of Isla Cottage means that it is extremely accessible to Newcastle and Gateshead with the major trunk road (A1M) providing exceptional access both north and south for those wishing to commute or travel further afield. Newcastle offers a national railway link and International Airport and can be reached by car in approximately 20 minutes.

The Property
Isla Cottage, 53 White-le-Head is a pleasant semi detached family home situated in a rural, yet accessible location. The property offers well proportioned accommodation throughout, as well as a detached building to the rear with potential for conversion to provide annexed accommodation, subject to the necessary consents.

The main entrance leads into the spacious reception porch, ideal for the removal and storage of coats and boots, which in turn leads into the reception hallway and features solid oak flooring. To the left hand side, sliding doors provide access to the snug which is heated via a multi fuel stove set within a stone inglenook with granite hearth and wooden mantel over. The snug also enjoys views overlooking the front gardens and countryside beyond and benefits from fitted shelving within the alcove. The ground floor accommodation also benefits from a cloaksroom/WC which includes a WC and wash hand basin set upon a vanity unit.

The open plan kitchen/dining room is situated to the rear of the property, and is a bright and airy space courtesy of the high ceilings and Velux skylights. The kitchen is fitted with a bespoke range of handmade base and wall mounted storage units, topped with contrasting composite worktops which incorporate a black composite sink with mixer tap and drainer unit. Integral appliances include dishwasher, wine cooler, Range cooker with electric oven and five burner gas hob with extractor fan over. There is space and plumbing for a freestanding washing machine which is concealed within the base units, as well as space for an American style fridge/freezer which is surrounded by fitted storage cupboards. The dining area includes a multi fuel stove set within an impressive stone inglenook with wooden mantel over, as well as solid oak flooring which continues from the reception hallway into the kitchen/dining room.

The living room is accessed from the kitchen/dining room, and is a light and airy space courtesy of the triple aspect to the front, side and rear elevations. Benefitting from an exposed stone feature wall, French doors lead out to the rear courtyard.

Returning to the reception hallway, stairs rise to the first floor landing. The master bedroom is a generously proportioned double and enjoys a front aspect view over the adjoining countryside. An exposed stone feature wall contributes to the character of the room, whilst the master bedroom also benefits from en-suite facilities which include low level WC, wash hand basin set upon a pedestal, corner panel enclosed bath and double shower cubicle with mains fed shower. Lit via spotlights and a Velux skylight, the master en-suite benefits from contrasting laminated splash backs and slate effect laminate flooring.

The second bedroom is situated to the rear of the property and is a well proportioned double, whilst the third bedroom is also a double located to the front of the property and enjoys open views to the front elevation. The fourth bedroom is a good sized single to the front of the property, and includes a fitted storage cupboard as well as an integral wooden base for a single bed with storage underneath.

The family bathroom is fitted with a white suite comprising of a low level WC, wash hand basin set upon a pedestal, double ended bath and separate shower cubicle with mains fed shower. Heated via a chrome towel rail, the family bathroom benefits from contrasting laminated splash backs.

Home From Home
• 4 Bedrooms one with en-suite facilities
• 2 Reception rooms
• Period features including multi-fuel stove and ingle nook
• South facing front garden
• Covered log store
• Stone built secure tack room
• Land extending to 1.39 Acres
• Excellent commuter location

Measurements
Snug
3.27m x 3.98m (10' 9" x 13' 1")
Kitchen
4.49m x 2.23m (14' 9" x 7' 4")
Dining Area
4.84m x 2.84m (15' 11" x 9' 4")
Living Room
7.19m x 3.27m (23' 7" x 10' 9")
Master Bedroom
4.45m x 3.22m (14' 7" x 10' 7")
Master En-suite
3.22m x 2.57m (10' 7" x 8' 5")
Bedroom Two
3.27m x 3.06m (10' 9" x 10')
Bedroom Three
3.06m x 2.80m (10' x 9' 2")
Bedroom Four
3.21m x 2.79m (10' 6" x 9' 2")
Family Bathroom
2.50m x 2.08m (8' 2" x 6' 10")
Annexe Bedroom
3.22m x 4.52m (10' 7" x 14' 10")
Externally
To the rear of the property is a pleasant paved courtyard which includes a log store and gated access to the front gardens. There is also a detached building which could provide annexed accommodation, subject to the necessary consents, and is currently used as a further bedroom with a further room which could be utilised as an ensuite. To the front of the property there is a block paved area providing off road parking, as well as pleasant lawned gardens which absorb panoramic views over the adjoining countryside.


This property is currently rated ‘C’.
Directions
To the rear of the property is a pleasant paved courtyard which includes a log store and gated access to the front gardens. There is also a detached building which could provide annexed accommodation, subject to the necessary consents, and is currently used as a further bedroom with a further room which could be utilised as an ensuite. To the front of the property there is a block paved area providing off road parking, as well as pleasant lawned gardens which absorb panoramic views over the adjoining countryside. The property benefits from land extending to approximately 0.52Ha (1.3Ac) which is situated over the lane to the front and
benefits from planning permission for the construction of an agricultural building for stabling, storage of equestrian equipment, vehicles and feed. Permission was granted on 12th September 2016, and can be viewed online using planning reference DM/16/01965/FPA.

Notes
1. The land hatched blue is not under ownership of the property, however is occupied by the current owners under adverse possession.

2. There is an allotment situated within the land that the current owners currently rent from Durham County Council. It is understood that this agreement is renewed annually, and that the current owners currently pay £52 per annum to occupy this land. Any interested parties should make their own investigations in respect of the possibility of continuing this agreement.

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