Property Summary

Offers Over £500,000

4 Bedrooms 2 Reception Rooms

Branch Details


01388 529579

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

Low Hedley Hope Hall

Small holding with equestrian facilities • Double fronted family home with four bedrooms • Two reception rooms plus large kitchen/diner • Potential for extension and development • Stone and Timber stabling and tack rooms • Indoor and outdoor arenas • Land extending to approximately 4.03Ha (9.96Ac) • Pleasant gardens to front and rear

The Area
The property is situated in the pleasant rural village of East Hedleyhope, amidst open countryside. East Hedleyhope is a small rural community approximately 8 miles west of Durham City. Durham City and Bishop Auckland are accessed in 20 minutes by car and offer a more comprehensive range of facilities including supermarkets, schooling up to the age of 18 years together with colleges and additional leisure and professional services. Main line railway stations offering national links can be found in Durham City, Darlington and Newcastle. International Airports providing both domestic and international flights can be found in Teesside and Newcastle.

The Property
Low Hedley Hope Hall is a small holding which consists of a stone built, detached family home, equestrian facilities and land extending to approximately 4.03Ha (9.96Ac). Dating back to approximately 1942, the property is set within a rural, yet accessible location. The property offers spacious accommodation throughout with further scope to extend or develop (Subject to consents) and would be ideally suited to a variety of purchasers.

The main entrance to the property leads into the spacious reception hallway which provides easy access to all ground floor accommodation. To the right hand side lies the open plan kitchen and dining room which is light and airy courtesy of the dual aspect view to the front and rear. The kitchen is fitted with a range of high gloss wall and base mounted units, topped with contrasting worktops which incorporate a Porcelain sink with mixer tap and drainer unit. A breakfast bar provides further working surfaces, and would be ideally suited to informal dining. Tiled to splash back level, the kitchen features a tiled floor, whilst the dining area benefits from solid wood flooring. The dining area is also heated by a multi fuel stove set within an inglenook. The kitchen also benefits from a separate utility room.

The living room is situated on the left hand side of the reception hallway, where the solid wood flooring from the dining room continues. The focal point to the room is the impressive stone inglenook which houses a multi fuel burner which provides a secondary heat source to the room and can also be used to run the central heating system for the property, alongside the oil fired combination boiler. A study can be accessed from the living room as well as the rear vestibule, and provides a versatile reception room ideally suited to a variety of purposes. The rear vestibule also allows access to the cellar.

Returning to the reception hallway, stairs rise to the first floor landing which is a light and airy space courtesy of the large window overlooking the rear elevation. The master bedroom is a double of generous proportions and features a range of fitted wardrobes. The master bedroom also benefits from en-suite facilities which comprise of low level WC, wash hand basin set upon a pedestal and panel enclosed bath with mains fed shower over. The master en-suite is partially tiled and is heated by a chrome heated towel rail.

The second and third bedrooms are also generously proportioned doubles, the second being situated to the front elevation benefitting from en-suite facilities which include low level WC, wash hand basin set upon a pedestal and shower cubicle with mains fed shower. The third bedroom is situated to the rear of the property and features fitted wardrobes. The fourth bedroom is a small double situated to the front of the property, and could be utilised for a number of purposes.

The family bathroom is fitted with a white suite comprising of low level WC, wash hand basin set upon a pedestal and panel enclosed bath with mains fed shower over. There is also access to the loft from here.

Kitchen/Dining Room
4.82m x 8.43m (15' 10" x 27' 8")
Living Room
5.03m x 4.58m (16' 6" x 15')
3.15m x 4.25m (10' 4" x 13' 11")
Bedroom One
5.12m x 4.20m (16' 10" x 13' 9")
Master Ensuite
2.90m x 2.92m (9' 6" x 9' 7")
Bedroom Two
5.12m x 4.75m (16' 10" x 15' 7")
Bedroom Two Ensuite
1.81m x 1.73m (5' 11" x 5' 8")
Bedroom Three
5.20m x 3.66m (17' 1" x 12')
Bedroom Four
2.54m x 3.88m (8' 4" x 12' 9")
1.82m x 3.22m (6' x 10' 7")
To the front of the property there are pleasant south facing gardens which are planted with a range of mature shrubbery and flowering borders. There is also a patio area which provides an ideal space for entertaining, whilst to the rear of the property is a further garden which is tiered.
(EPC) EEC Only
This property is currently rated ‘E’.
Equestrian Facilities
The property has an excellent range of equestrian facilities and has previously been run as a riding school, these are accessed directly to the side of the property via a secure gate. Facilities include a large tack room and two stone built stables attached to the main dwelling which have potential to develop into an attached annexe or extend into the main dwelling subject to all necessary consents. Additionally there are two lots of four timber enclosures which lead into a yard to the front. Attached to the stabling is a hay barn and to the east is a large 140mx80m arena filled with equine sand providing an all weather exercising space. There is also a further indoor arena measuring 60mx50m, as well as productive paddock and pastureland extending to 4.03Ha (9.96Ac).
1. There are an array of photo voltaic panels providing a supply of electricity to the property with surplus being fed to the National Grid. The owners of the property will receive payment from the National Grid for any surplus electricity which is fed back.
2. A public footpath exists to the side of the property.
3. The property is serviced by mains electricity and water from a private metered supply, has septic tank drainage and oil fired range which powers the hot water supply.
4. It is understood that the property is sold subject to a wayleave for electricity pole and wires which cross the land for which the current vendor receives an annual payment.
From the A689 in Wolsingham market place, turn left onto Hound Hill - B6296 (signposted Tow Law). After approximately 1 mile turn right onto the B6297 and after 2 miles turn left onto the A68 (signposted Corbridge). Travel through Tow Law and after approximately half a mile Turn right onto Smith Street - B6301 (signposted Lanchester). Continue on this road for 2 miles before taking a right hand turn signed East Hedley Hope. The property can be found at the bottom of the bank on the left hand side.
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