Property Summary

Guide Price £485,000

4 Bedrooms 2 Reception Rooms

Branch Details


01388 529579

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

Quarry Cottage

Desirable equestrian property • Four Bedrooms • Master bedroom with en-suite and balcony • Brick built stable block • 2.071 acres (0.83HA) of grazing land • A Further 6.3 acres (2.5HA) of land is available by separate negotiation

The Area
Hamsterley is a thriving and popular village lying to the east of the A68. It supports a public house and sports social club, primary school church, and village hall, and comprises an interesting variety of houses and cottages. Adjoining, is the renowned Hamsterley Forest which offers wonderful opportunities for recreational pursuits. The surrounding towns of Darlington, Barnard Castle and Bishop Auckland provide a further range of shopping, educational and recreational facilities. For the commuter the A68 and A1(M) provide links with the major commercial centres of the north east, while Darlington mainline railway station and Durham Tees Valley International Airport offer further communications to the rest of the country. Many of the region’s renowned beauty spots can be found within a short drive.

The Property
Quarry Cottage is a charming and traditional cottage set on the outskirts of the desirable village of Hamsterley. The property has been extended over recent years by the current owners and offers excellent family accommodation throughout. Offered for sale with stables and 2.017 acres (0.83HA) of land, this home would suite a variety of purchases including those with country or equestrian interests.

The main entrance to the property is via a wooden door which leads into a small porch which has double glazed windows to both aspects. From here is the living room with stairs which lead to the first floor accommodation. This spacious living room has ample space to house an area for informal dining and offers a traditional wooden floor and beams to the ceiling. It is lit via a feature double glazed bay window which overlooks the pleasant front garden and is heated by a multi-fuel stove set into a traditional stone inglenook, with stone hearth.

The living room leads to an inner hall which offers a side access to the property and area for the storage of coats and boots. From here there is a useful laundry/utility room which has a small range of base units which are topped with a hand made wooden working surface which incorporates a ceramic sink with mixer tap. Under the sink there is range of small bespoke cupboards, there is also plumbing for a washing machine, a heated towel rail and a tiled floor. From here there is small cloak room which offers a low level WC, wash hand basin set upon a vanity unit, tile to splash back areas and also an automatic extractor fan. Light is provided by a small opaque window to the side and spotlights to the ceiling.

The dining kitchen is situated to the rear of the property and is well lit via double glazed windows to the side and rear elevations and also offers French doors leading to the rear of the property allowing the room to be flooded with natural light. Comprising of a good range of recently fitted wall and base mounted storage units topped with solid wood working surfaces which incorporate a double ceramic sink with mixer tap. Cooking is provided by a ‘stoves’ range which offers 7 calor gas rings including a wok ring, alongside two ovens, a grill and storage. The floor is tiled as are the walls to splash back levels. There is a small breakfast bar for informal dining, however there is ample space for a dining table and chairs. The kitchen also houses the ’klover’ solid fuel boiler.

The first floor landing has a window to the rear aspect and provides access to all four bedrooms and the family bathroom.

The master bedroom is situated to the rear of the property and is a generous double which offers picturesque open views towards neighbouring fields and also over the properties stables and outbuildings from its wooden balcony. It is serviced via modern en-suite shower room which comprises of a low level WC, wooden vanity unit topped with a counter top sink and shower cubicle. Light is provided by a velux window to the ceiling alongside recessed spot lights.

The second bedroom is a generous double to the front and offers a feature fire place with wooden surround. The third bedroom is a small double also situated to the front while the fourth bedroom is a single, ideal as a home office or nursery.

The family bathroom is fitted with a white suite which includes a low level WC, wooden vanity unit finished with a counter top sink, freestanding bath with claw feet and also a separate shower cubicle with mains fed shower. The room has spotlights to the ceiling which are fitted with mood lighting, wood panelling to the walls, a tiled floor and splash backs, this generous room also benefits from an airing cupboard which houses the emersion heater.

Living Room
4.16m x 5.82m (13' 8" x 19' 1")
Dining Kitchen
3.31m x 6.40m (10' 10" x 21')
Utility Room/Laundry Room
1.58m x 2.58m (5' 2" x 8' 6")
Master Bedroom
2.96m x 4.75m (9' 9" x 15' 7")
Bedroom Two
4.32m x 2.92m (14' 2" x 9' 7")
Bedroom Three
3.25m x 2.09m (10' 8" x 6' 10")
Bedroom Four
2.40m x 2.18m (7' 10" x 7' 2")
Family Bathroom
3.30m x 2.27m (10' 10" x 7' 5")
The property is approached via a private driveway which leads to a large area of hard standing to the rear. To the front there is small garden which is mainly laid to lawn with mature planted borders. The property offers direct access to the brick built stables and workshops to the rear. There are two stables and tack room with two attached workshops. The grazing land is a short walk from the property, is stone wall enclosed and offers a further field shelter and also a stone built barn. The land measures in the region of 2.017 acres (0.83HA) and can be seen edged in red on the enclosed plan. There is a further 6.3acres (2.5HA) of land which benefits from its own water supply, with field shelter available by separate negotiation.
1.The property has a ’klover’ solid fuel boiler which runs on both pellets and wood, this provides heat to both radiators and water. The multi-fuel stove in the living room provides a secondary source for heating both radiators and water should this be required. The property also has a emersion heater for hot water.
2.The property drains to a private soakaway septic tank
3. The property is sold with 2.017 acres (0.83HA) of grazing land which is located a short walk away from the property.
4. The property has majority wooden double glazed windows, however the bathroom and WC are UPVC windows.
(EPC) EEC above EIR
This property is currently rated 'E'.
Travelling south on the A688, travel past Witton le Wear, and across the bridge. Turn right, signposted for Hamsterley and travel into the village. Travel past the Cross Keys public house, on the right hand side, and through the village, passing the village green on the right hand side. The property is the on the right hand side, after leaving the village and is identified by a George F White for sale board.

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