Offers Over £295,000
- 2 Bedrooms
- 1 Bathroom
- 2 Reception Rooms
Frosterley, Bishop Auckland
- Charming, detached stone-built character cottage built in 1848
- Outstanding rural views from all windows
- South facing walled garden
- Superb outside entertaining area, including hot tub, bar and outside kitchen
- Two attic rooms, currently used as a bedroom, and office/playroom
- Two double bedrooms one to the ground floor
- Two well proportioned reception rooms for entertaining, one with feature sandstone fireplace
A charming, detached stone-built character cottage with outstanding rural views. Benefiting from two well proportioned reception rooms, one with open fire together with two double bedrooms and two attic rooms.
Built in 1848, this charming cottage provides spacious accommodation which has been lovingly restored by the current owners to create a comfortable home with an abundance of character and quirky charm.
The main entrance opens into a hall and stairway where there is storage space for coats and boots and stairs rising to the first floor bedroom.
The master bedroom is a large square room with dual aspect which makes the most of the stunning views and has a bright and airy feel. There is an over stairs walk in cupboard.
Returning to the ground floor the main reception room is located to the front of the property again having a window looking down the lane and over the adjoining countryside. Original stone flag flooring and whitewashed exposed stone walls are reminiscent of years gone by and the roaring open fire fires the solid fuel central heating system. There is a large under stairs storage cupboard accessed from here.
A couple of steps up, lead into the kitchen which is fitted with a bespoke, traditional range of shelving and open fronted units and there is space for free standing appliances which could be available by separate negotiation. In-keeping, yet on-trend, brick-bond, powder-blue tiles line the splash back areas and from the sink and drainer unit views are again enjoyed down the dale. A door links the kitchen with the second reception room which is ideal for use as a dining room. A window from here looks into the outside bar.
Another step up leads into the inner hall, to the rear of the property. Here lies the second large double bedroom which has an east facing window looking over fields towards Wolsingham, being on the ground floor this room has previously been a stable in it's former life, but converted many years ago, you can still find the hoop where they used to tie up the horses outside. The ground floor shower room is partially tiled and fitted with a double walk in shower and also includes, wash hand basin and WC. A frosted window looks out to the courtyard.
Open riser stairs lead up to a small landing area, from which there are two attic rooms, one large and one small. The current owners use the larger room as a guest bedroom with a low-level window looking out over the grassland to the west of the property up the dales towards Stanhope, the lower head height makes it all the more cosy and quirky. The second attic room is smaller and could be used as a playroom/office, it has a Velux window and is bright and airy and a hatch opens from here into a storage space.
To the rear of the property there is a fantastic walled garden split into two areas by a wall with arched gateway through, which links the two spaces. Immediately next to the house is a large decked area having built in outdoor kitchen including bar-be-que and useful shelving and storage. There is a raised plinth occupied by a hot tub which is included within the sale and an array of timber sheds. A timber structure adjoins the cottage and houses the outside bar/man cave. This benefits from a multi-fuel stove and built in bar and has power and lighting.
Through the gate is a lawned garden with flower and shrub borders and a raised decked seating area. A pedestrian gate leads from here to the front of the property providing access to two outhouses one of which is used as a fuel store.
Energy Performance Certificate
The property is currently rated F.
It is understood that the property benefits from mains electricity, water and drainage and that central heating is solid fuel fired via a back boiler to the open fire in the sitting room.
Council Tax Band
It is understood that the property is in band C
A pedestrian right of way exists over the neighbouring propertys yard to provide external access to the rear garden.
It is understood that the property benefits from the right to park on the grass verge to the south of the property.
There are a combination of single and double glazed windows throughout the property.
The first floor accommodation is heated via electric heaters.
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