Property Summary

Offers over £525,000

3 Bedrooms 4 Reception Rooms

Branch Details


01388 529579

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

Low Turney Shield, Carrshield

Idyllic country retreat • Three bedrooms • Full of character and period features • Extensively renovated throughout • Set within approximately 4.98Ha (12.31Ac) • Exclusive grazing rights over adjoining common land extending to 1.39Ha (3.43Ac) • Arboretum and diverse woodland complete with native species • Panoramic views • No onward chain

The Area
Low Turney Shield lies amidst delightful rolling Northumbrian countryside with far reaching views yet is perfectly placed for access to the commercial centres and attractions of both North East and the North West. Carrshield lies between Allendale and Alston, both of which provide a traditional range of amenities with a broader range of facilities being found within the major conurbations of Newcastle, Durham, Hexham and Penrith. For the commuter the A69, A68 and M6 provide links with the northern road networks with the east and west coast railway lines and Newcastle International Airport for UK and International travel.

The Property
Low Turney Shield dates back to the late 1600’s and is approached by a private, tree lined driveway which also incorporates a natural waterfall. Situated in a prominent, yet secluded location surrounded by mature woodland and open countryside, the property has been extensively and thoughtfully renovated by the current owners to provide an idyllic country retreat which would be ideally suited to a variety of purchasers.

The main entrance is accessed by a fully glazed UPVC door, and leads into the open reception vestibule which includes a stained glass feature window. The ground floor accommodation is laid with flagged stone flooring and benefits from a combination of underfloor heating and radiators throughout, as well as interesting period features. To the right hand side lies the sitting room which is a light and airy room courtesy of the dual aspect to the front and side elevations. A further stained glass window is situated within the sitting room, whilst the side elevation includes a church style arched window. Heated via a cast iron Jotul multi fuel stove set within an impressive stone inglenook and underfloor heating, fitted wooden shelving provide ample storage.

The dining room is situated adjacent to the sitting room and enjoys a front aspect view. The focal point to the dining room is the impressive stone inglenook which houses a multi-fuel burner, whilst there is also a fitted wooden storage cupboard. A return staircase from the dining room leads to the first floor landing where the second and third bedrooms are located. Both bedrooms feature Velux skylights to the rear elevation, as well as oak flooring, whilst the second bedroom includes a cast iron feature fireplace.

The living room can be accessed from the dining room which features exposed stone walls which contribute to the overall character of the property. The living room is a light and airy space courtesy of high ceilings, Velux skylights and internal windows from the sun room. A freestanding Jotul log burning stove with exposed flue heats this space, whilst exposed beams to the Cathedral ceiling completes the room.

Steps from the living room lead up to the master bedroom, which is accessed via a feature wooden door and includes under floor heating. The master bedroom is a double of generous proportions and also features high ceilings creating a spacious feel, with exposed beams and Velux skylights. French doors leading to the front patio which provides an ideal seating area also contribute to the overall brightness of the room.

Returning to the living room, steps lead down into the sun room which enjoys superb open views overlooking the surrounding moorland. Picture windows to the rear of the property have been thoughtfully incorporated to absorb and appreciate the views, whilst Velux skylights flood the room with natural light. A further freestanding Jotul log burning stove heats this room, whilst there are French doors leading onto the rear patio. There is also a rear vestibule situated adjacent to the far end of the sun room, ideal for the removal and storage of coats and boots. Exposed stone walls and beams to the ceiling complete the sun room.

The kitchen is open plan to the sun room, and is fitted with a range of painted oak wall and base mounted storage units, which incorporate contrasting Corian composite worktops and include an integrated sink with drainer unit and mixer tap. Integral appliances include stainless steel electric four ring hob with Perspex splashback and extractor fan over as well as an electric oven. A wall hung cast iron radiator provides a heat source to the kitchen, whilst a wooden shelf unit provides further storage space.

The separate utility room is accessed from the kitchen and comprises of a range of wooden worktops with under counter space for freestanding appliances. A ceramic Belfast sink is inset within the worktops, whilst the boiler is also located within the utility room. The family bathroom is accessed from the utility room and is fitted with a white suite comprising of low level WC, wash hand basin and panel enclosed bath.

Sitting Room
4.35m x 4.03m (14' 3" x 13' 3")
Dining Room
4.21m x 3.57m (13' 10" x 11' 9")
Living Room
4.38m x 4.70m (14' 4" x 15' 5")
Sun Room
2.50m x 7.96m (8' 2" x 26' 1")
Boot Room
2.50m x 2.20m (8' 2" x 7' 3")
2.50m x 3.26m (8' 2" x 10' 8")
Utility Room
2.50m x 2.64m (8' 2" x 8' 8")
Master Bedroom
4.38m x 4.54m (14' 4" x 14' 11")
Bedroom Two
4.21m x 4.38m (13' 10" x 14' 4")
Bedroom Three
4.53m x 2.82m (14' 10" x 9' 3")
To the front of the property is a pleasant patio area and outhouse which houses the water filtration system. To the side of the property lies a series of vegetable plots which aid in increasing self sufficiency, as well as flower beds and a large Bertsch Holzbau summerhouse/potting shed. This area is bordered by mature hedgerow, whilst there is also an outhouse situated within the side of the house. To the western elevation lies a further Bertsch Holzbau summerhouse which is currently utilised as a workshop. The water tank is situated adjacent to the workshop.
The remaining land comprises of a mixed woodland and high meadow, as well as specially designated plants and flowers. The vendors have sought specialist advice in respect of the management of the overall site, with extensive planting of native tree species and the implementation of a woodland management plan which has helped to build breath and depth of wildlife species as selective trees have been felled to create a more open feel and improved ground cover. The resulting surrounding views can be appreciated from multiple points across the property. The land extends to and adjoins the River West Allen, providing a peaceful and tranquil area.
(EPC) EEC next to EIR
This property is currently rated ‘D’.
1. A public footpath exists over land belonging to Low Turney Shield, as well as over the common land known as Sandy’s Green.
2. The land coloured green on the enclosed plan, extending to approximately 1.39Ha (3.34Ac) is common land. Whilst the property benefits from exclusive rights to use this land, this area is not owned by Low Turney Shield.
3. The access track to the property is common land.
4. There are four pillars to the side of the property which are listed.
5. The property benefits from a septic tank drainage system and private spring water supply which has an extensive filtration system and UV treatment, and is collected and stored within a receiving tank next to the wellhead before pumping to a master storage tank located next to the house.
6. A part of the land is located in a site of Special Scientific Interest.
7. Low Turney Shield benefits from a satellite broadband connection.

From Weardale travel through Stanhope and Lanehead towards Killhope and just before reaching Nenthead, turn right signposted Carrshield. Proceed on this road for approximately 4 miles and turn left towards Whitfield. The subject property is on the left hand side after approximately 1 mile.
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