Property Summary

Offers Over £380,000

3 Bedrooms 2 Reception Rooms

Branch Details


01388 529579

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

Lambsgate Farm, Alston

A well presented detached barn conversion with superb views and land extending to 5.38Ha (13.3Ac) • Three/four bedrooms • One/two reception rooms plus spacious dining kitchen • A range of useful outbuildings • Extensive lawned gardens • Pleasantly situated on the outskirts of Alston

The Area
Situated just outside of the historic market town of Alston, this small rural community nestles within the River Nent valley, set amidst open countryside and within the North Pennines an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Alston is noted for its cobbled market place and steam railway, and provides a range of shopping, educational and recreational facilities and with a wider selection being found within the surrounding regional centres. For the commuter there are major roads lying to the east and west including the M6, A68 and A1 (M) which provide links to the major commercial centres of the north. The east and west coast mainline railways coupled with airports at Newcastle, Edinburgh and Durham Tees Valley provide services to the rest of the country. Many renowned beauty spots are close at hand beyond which can be found the delights of North Yorkshire, The Lake District, Northumberland, The Scottish Borders and the East and West Coasts.

The Property
Lambsgate Farm is an idyllically situated barn conversion which has been upgraded and improved by the current vendors to include the provision of mains electricity, double glazing, and a new kitchen and bathroom. The expansive gardens take full advantage of the fine views over the surrounding countryside, whilst there is ample off road parking and grazing land extending to 5.38Ha (13.3Ac). There are also a range of useful outbuildings which include a barn, workshop, former piggery and stabling, all of which benefit from power and lighting and would therefore be ideally suited to those with agricultural of equestrian interests.

A double glazed entrance doorway leads into a tiled hallway which in turn provides access to the cloakroom/WC as well as the spacious utility/boot room. This room is fitted with a range of base and wall mounted storage units topped with laminated work surfaces which incorporate a stainless steel sink with mixer tap and drainer unit, and provides ample space for freestanding appliances.

Situated adjacent to the utility/boot room is the snug, which is a versatile space and could be utilised as a ground floor bedroom if desired. Featuring exposed wooden flooring throughout, the focal point to the room is the wood burning stove set into a chimney breast recess.

The Farmhouse kitchen forms the focal point to the property having been fitted with a range of base and wall mounted storage units, as well as a useful larder cupboard, topped with contrasting worktops which incorporate a Porcelain Belfast sink and mixer tap. There is a cream two oven Rayburn which powers the central heating and the domestic hot water system, whilst there is also an integral Neff eye level oven and grill. Featuring tiled flooring throughout, there is ample space for dining furniture, whilst French doors lead out onto the patio area.
The sitting room is accessed from the kitchen, and has a deep chimney breast recess housing a multi fuel stove with dressed stone lintel and jams. Featuring exposed wooden flooring throughout, there are French doors leading onto the patio and substantial beams to the ceiling.

Returning to the dining kitchen, a feature cast iron spiral staircase rises to the first floor landing. The master bedroom is a double of generous proportions, featuring exposed wooden flooring throughout. This room benefits from a dual aspect and enjoys fine views over the adjoining countryside, and also benefits from a useful storage cupboard. The master bedroom is serviced by en-suite facilities which comprise of a low level WC, wash hand basin recessed within a wooden vanity unit and shower cubicle with a mains fed thermostatically operated shower unit.

There are two further good sized double bedrooms, both with exposed wooden flooring, whilst the family bathroom is fitted with a white suite comprising of a low level WC, wash hand basin set upon a pedastal and panel enclosed bath with shower attachment. Heated by a wall mounted chrome towel rail, the family bathroom is tiled to splash back level and includes spot lights recessed within the ceiling.

Living Room
4.54m x 4.85m (14' 11" x 15' 11")
4.65m x 5.79m (15' 3" x 19')
5.39m x 2.60m (17' 8" x 8' 6")
Utility Room

Master Bedroom
5.02m Max x 4.54m (16' 6" x 14' 11")
Master En-Suite
Bedroom Two
3.90m x 2.60m (12' 10" x 8' 6")
Bedroom Three
3.51m Max x 2.95m (11' 6" x 9' 8")
3.00m x 2.20m (9' 10" x 7' 3")
The property is approached over a private lane which also serves the adjoining properties. A five bar farm gate lead to a gravelled parking area and there is also access to the yard which lead to the outbuildings, workshop and stabling. Steps lead down to a sunken and private patio area which adjoins the property, creating a sheltered and appealing al fresco area.

The gardens have been thoughtfully landscaped with an ornamental area containing maturing box hedging and established borders, beyond which are informally laid lawns with a kitchen garden area, with raised beds, herb garden, a potting shed and summer house.

There is a barn measuring approximately 21ft x 13ft and an adjoining former piggery used for storage. The workshop opposite measures approximately 23ft x 16ft and has double opening doors. There are also two further loose boxes and an additional store, as well as a small paddock and wooded copse with a chicken coop.

The land extends to 5.38Ha (13.3Ac) to the front and rear of the property with fine views over the River Nent Valley.
This property is currently rated ‘D’.

1. The property benefits from a shared septic tank, the maintenance costs of which are split with the neighbouring property.
2. The property benefits from a mains water supply and mains electricity, as well as a solid fuel fired central heating system.
3. The lane which approaches the property forms a part of the title, and is shared with the neighbouring properties. The maintenance costs are split accordingly between all parties. There is also an additional separate right of access behind the workshop/stables along the track for a neighbouring farmer to access their field that adjoins the property.
4. Fibre optic broadband is currently connected to the property.

From Wolsingham head westwards through Stanhope and up to Cowshill bear out to the left on the far side towards Alston. Proceed past Killhope Mines and through Nenthead and continue up the hill where the subject property will then be found after a short distance set back on the right hand side before reaching Alston.

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