Property Summary

Starting Bid £125,000

Branch Details


01388 529579

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

Site for Development, Toft Hill

FOR SALE BY PUBLIC AUCTION • Exciting development opportunity • Outline planning to build four detached family homes • Excellent commuter position on the A68 • Large plots with proposed parking to the front • Rear gardens with open views • Self build conversion for sale as a whole • Good transport links

The Area
Toft Hill is placed on the excellent commuter route of the A68 which runs north to south. The village has ideal transport links for those wishing to retain their rural routes whilst having the flexibility and ease of being able to commute to the region’s major cities. Toft Hill itself offers a local village shop/newsagents, primary school, doctor’s surgery and a traditionally run public house all within 5 minutes walking distance of the property.

A wider range of shopping, educational and recreational facilities can be found within the neighbouring marketing towns of Bishop Auckland, Darlington and Wolsingham, from which there are links with the major commercial centres of the North East, either via road or via the east coast mainline railway.

The Property
Outline planning permission for the erection of a small development consisting of four detached dwellings has been granted. It is the perfect site for a developer who is looking for a small site or someone looking to self build their own home.

The site is a section of a former agricultural field and is located adjacent to Toft Hill Lane and the Sportsman Inn public house, on the outskirts of Toft Hill in a prominent and popular location with open views to the rear over neighbouring countryside. An existing gate for both pedestrian and vehicular access exists from the highway, however it is proposed that the entrance is changed to a more central position to benefit all for houses equally.

Planning Permission
The property benefits from outline planning permission application number DM/16/01457/OUT

For more information with regards to conditions and restrictions please visit;

The planning is due for expiry in June 2019.
This property is for sale by the modern method of auction also known as a “conditional auction”. This process is similar to a normal property purchase but on acceptance of an offer the purchaser will pay a non refundable reservation fee to secure the property. The buyer then has 28 days to exchange contracts and a further 28 days to complete the purchase. Please note this property is subject to an undisclosed reserve price. Terms and conditions apply to the modern method of auction, which is operated by George F White in partnership with The Great North Property Auction. Please see the auction section on our website or visit
1.There are no mains services connected to the site at present however there are connection points within the locality.

2. We have been advised by a previously interested party that the site has significant potential for coal mining voids. If this is the case, these will need to be grouted to ensure stability. This will be at the cost of the buyer. Neither GFW or the great north property auction has had sight of these reports. We advise any interested party conducts their own due diligence in this matter before making a bid or paying a reservation fee.
From Wolsingham, follow the A689 sign posted for Crook and A68, at Harperley roundabout, take the third exit on to the A68, continue, passing through the village of Fir Tree, upon reaching Toft Hill and The Sportsman public house the property is located immediately on the right hand side as identified by a George F White For Sale board.
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