Property Summary

Offers Over £370,000

4 Bedrooms 1 Garage 3 Reception Rooms

Branch Details


01388 529579

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

Lewathan Cottage, Westgate

Detached characterful South facing barn conversion • Four double bedrooms • Three reception rooms • Two bathrooms and ground floor shower room • Sold with the benefit of solar panels and feed in tariff • Pleasant lawned gardens • Integral garage/workshop and off road parking • Commuting distance of Newcastle • Panoramic views

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, village hall, a recently refurbished play park, and The Weardale Ski Club. 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
Lewathan Cottage is a detached barn conversion set on the edge of the village amidst open countryside, and has been extended by the current owners to create a versatile family home offering spacious accommodation throughout. The property offers pleasant gardens as well as a useful garage/workshop and off road parking, and therefore would be ideally suited to a variety of purchasers.

The main entrance leads into the reception vestibule, which provides easy access to all ground floor accommodation. To the left hand side lies the breakfasting kitchen which is fitted with a range of base, glass display and wall mounted storage units which are topped with contrasting composite worktops and incorporate a stainless steel sink with mixer tap and drainer unit. Integral appliances include five burner LPG gas hob with extractor over, electric oven and grill, dishwasher as well as under counter space for a freestanding washing machine and fridge. Tiled to splashback level, the kitchen enjoys a dual aspect to the front and rear elevations and houses the oil boiler. The useful utility room is accessed from the kitchen and features a range of base units and provides ample space for freestanding appliances as well as access to the rear gardens.

The living room is situated to the right hand side of the main entrance and is spacious and light room with dual aspect to the front and rear elevations. An open fireplace with wooden surround and marble hearth and inset complement the character of the property. The living room provides access to the dining room.

The dining room is of generous proportions and provides access to the games room and garage/workshop and the dining room has external access to the rear via a fully glazed door, and also enjoys south facing views to the front.

The garage/workshop can be accessed internally from the dining room. The games room which is a versatile space is accessed via stone steps from the dining room and could be utilised for a number of purposes. There is an external access to the front of the property from here providing further flexibility. The flag stone flooring contributes to the overall character of the property.

Returning to the reception vestibule, the ground floor is completed by a shower room which is fitted with a white suite comprising of low level WC, wash hand basin set upon a pedestal and shower cubicle with mains fed shower. Fully tiled walls and linoleum flooring complete the shower room.

A return staircase from the reception vestibule rises to the first floor landing which features Velux skylights. The master bedroom is a double of generous proportions, and is light and airy courtesy of the dual aspect to the rear and side elevations. The second and third bedrooms are also good sized doubles which feature a fitted wardrobe, whilst the fourth is a double/twin and enjoys a rear aspect view and provides access to one of the loft spaces.

The first floor accommodation benefits from two bathrooms; both being fitted with white suites comprising low level WC, wash hand basin set upon a pedestal and panel enclosed bath with shower head attachment. Both bathrooms are partially tiled and have Velux skylights flooding the rooms with natural light.

Living Room
4.13m x 5.50m (13' 7" x 18' 1")
Dining Room
4.96m x 3.71m (16' 3" x 12' 2")
Games Room
3.74m x 5.15m (12' 3" x 16' 11")
4.14m x 3.86m (13' 7" x 12' 8")
Utility Room
4.08m x 2.25m (13' 5" x 7' 5")
Ground Floor Shower Room
Master Bedroom
4.95m x 3.57m (16' 3" x 11' 9")
Bedroom Two
4.15m x 3.81m (13' 7" x 12' 6")
Bedroom Three
2.97m x 4.05m (9' 9" x 13' 3")
Bedroom Four
3.60m x 3.09m (11' 10" x 10' 2")
5.00m x 5.07m (16' 5" x 16' 8")
The rear gardens are tiered and predominantly laid to lawn, with a range of mature shrubbery and flowering borders as well as a pleasant patio/seating area. The pretty South facing front garden is stone paved with ample room for seating and a narrow flower/shrub border. The driveway is situated to the side of the property, and also provides access to the garage/workshop via double doors. There is a further outbuilding which benefits from electricity and could be utilised for a number of purposes, as well as a greenhouse ideally suited to the keen gardener.
(EPC) EEC next to EIR
This property is currently rated ‘D’.
1. The access road to the property is under ownership of a neighbouring property, however Lewathan Cottage benefits from a right of access. Any maintenance costs are divided by all four properties which the access services.

2. The property benefits from solar panels and it is understood that the feed in tariff will be included in the sale.
Nature of Sale
Please contact the office to discuss the nature of this sale.
Travelling west on the A689 from Wolsingham travel for approximately 12 miles through the villages of Frosterley, Stanhope, Eastgate and on into Westgate. Travel through the centre of the village and after passing the Methodist chapel on the right hand side the drive of the property is located on the right hand side after approximately 100 yards identified by a George F White for sale board. Proceed through the farm gate and the property is situated directly ahead.

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