Offers Over £299,9503 Bedrooms 2 Reception Rooms
Quarry House, Newhouse
Charming stone cottage with astounding views • In the heart of the North Pennines • Peaceful rural location with fabulous walks from the door • Tastefully renovated • Spacious and full of character • Potential for B&B, subject to the necessary consents
Quarry House nestles into the hillside on a quiet country lane above the attractive hamlet of Newhouse, which lies within a conservation area.
The nearby village of St John’s Chapel has a range of amenities, including a post office, grocery store and doctor’s surgery. There is a regular bus service through Weardale and a choice of local schools.
Stanhope is 8 miles away and has a large array of shops, as well as a bank, petrol station and tourist information centre. Hexham, Carlisle, Newcastle, Durham and Darlington are all within an hour’s drive.
Quarry House enjoys panoramic views from its prominent position in this area of outstanding natural beauty. It has been sympathetically restored by the current owners to provide spacious and practical living accommodation. The property has also been previously extended, giving it the potential for B&B accommodation, subject to the necessary consents. The garden is mostly laid to lawn and is easily maintained.
The main entrance to the house has an enclosed porch with two side windows, open apex beams and space for coats and boots. Double doors from the porch lead into the large sitting room. This room has windows to the front and side, including a window seat, with quarry tiled flooring that continues throughout the ground floor and a stone feature fireplace with multi-fuel stove. A staircase from this room leads up to bedrooms 1 and 3 and to the family bathroom.
A ledge and brace door, characteristic of the property, leads into a generously sized kitchen, with views to the rear. The kitchen is fitted with a range of base and wall mounted cupboards with splash back tiling, incorporating a porcelain Belfast sink with mixer tap, electric oven with ceramic hob and dishwasher. There is also space for a full height fridge/freezer. A multi-fuel Esse Ironheart stove, set within an impressive stone fireplace with tiled inset, provides an additional cooking facility and heat source.
A large open-plan dining/living room with exposed stone wall follows through from the kitchen, where South facing windows make the most of the views. French doors lead from here onto the patio and gardens to the front. There is a spacious under-stairs cupboard and a second staircase to the remaining first floor accommodation.
A return staircase from the sitting room leads to the first floor landing. The master bedroom, situated to the front is beautifully light and airy, with window seats and glorious views. There is loft access from this bedroom to a useful storage area. The third bedroom to the rear is a generous single.
The family bathroom is also situated on this floor and is fitted with a white three-piece suite comprising low level WC, pedestal hand basin and bath with curved shower screen and shower over. Natural stone tiles to the walls and ceramic floor tiles complement this contemporary suite.
From the dining/living room, the second staircase leads to a landing with Edwardian style floor tiles. A back door leads out to the parking area at the rear of the property. Off the landing, a dryer, with a low level WC and wall hung hand basin.
The second bedroom is situated to the front of the property and provides ideal guest accommodation. This good-sized double room has an attractive en suite, comprising low level WC, pedestal hand basin and large corner shower cubicle. There is also a range of fitted wardrobes combining extensive storage within the eaves.
Living Room/Dining Room
9.98m x 4.28m (32' 9" x 14' 1")
4.53m x 5.92m (14' 10" x 19' 5")
2.89m x 5.89m (9' 6" x 19' 4")
1.80m x 2.20m (5' 11" x 7' 3")
4.53m x 4.83m (14' 10" x 15' 10")
2.97m x 4.25m (9' 9" x 13' 11")
2.10m x 2.23m (6' 11" x 7' 4")
2.91m x 3.20m (9' 7" x 10' 6")
1.85m x 2.61m (6' 1" x 8' 7")
The garden is predominantly to the front and side of the property and is laid to lawn, with some mature shrubbery and herb bed. The garden has a pleasant South-facing patio, ideal for entertaining and for enjoying the views. To the rear of the property is a hard standing area that provides parking, as well as access to the oil tank.
(EPC) EEC next to EIR
This property is currently rated 'E'.
1. The property benefits from mains water and electricity.
2. Drainage is via a private septic tank.
3. The central heating system to the property is oil fuelled.
4. Broadband is available via BT connection.
From Stanhope head West on the A689 through Eastgate, Westgate and St John's Chapel. About a quarter of a mile after leaving St John's Chapel, take the right hand turning signposted to Newhouse. Proceed into the hamlet and continue up the hill for approximately half a mile. The property is prominently located on the right hand side, identified by a George F White for sale board.