Offers Over £395,0004 Bedrooms 1 Garage 4 Reception Rooms
3 spacious reception rooms
4 Large double bedrooms
High specification of fixtures and fittings
Huge character and charm throughout
Desirable village location
Cotherstone is a sought after village within the heart of Teesdale supporting a traditional range of amenities. The village is surrounded by delightful open countryside with many walks and renowned beauty spots being close at hand and the village has an active community and is well supported with a village shop, school and two public houses.
Barnard Castle, an historic market town, is just 4 miles away and provides a range of shopping, educational and recreational facilities. Often referred to as the “Gateway to Teesdale” there are many renowned beauty spots close at hand as well as the attractions of the North Yorkshire Moors and Dales, the Lake District and Northumberland.
For the commuter the A66, A67 and A1 (M) provide links with the major commercial centres of the North East. Darlington Mainline Railway Station and Durham Tees Valley International Airport offer further communications with the rest of the country.
Southcroft is an immaculately presented characterful property having extremely flexible accommodation with many original features throughout. A stone slab path leads to the front door and into the front porch which has slate flooring that benefits from under floor heating. A door leads into the entrance hallway with stairs rising to the first floor and doors to the ground floor living accommodation.
To the right of the hallway is a large dining room with a square bay window to the front of the property that has original panes of glass adding to the charm of the property. The room benefits from features including the large open fire with a marble hearth, cast iron surround and period dado rails, coving and deep skirting boards.
To the left of the hallway is an inviting sitting room also with a large square bay window to the front of the property allowing the room to enjoy views over the charming front garden. The room has solid oak flooring and the period dado rails, coving and deep skirting boards. The room has a Morso multi-fuel stove that provides a fantastic source of heat throughout the winter months and is set within a cut stone surround. A door from the sitting room leads to a slate tiled boot room and side entrance that also has under floor heating.
Returning to the hallway there is a downstairs WC with wash hand basin and access to the utility and kitchen. The utility has space for multiple white goods and has solid wood work surfaces. A stone archway leads through to the kitchen with a glazed seating area to the far end of the room. The kitchen boasts a black 2 oven gas fired Aga and Belfast sink along with ample space for a dining table and chairs. The glazed area provides a delightful seating area enjoying natural light which floods the space throughout the day and benefits from French doors to the courtyard. Another door from the kitchen leads to the boot room and pantry cupboard which is also accessed from the sitting room.
Beyond the living kitchen the adjoining barn has been sensitively converted and whilst the current living accommodation flows beautifully into this space it could be ideal for use as annexed accommodation subject to alteration to the garage space and obtaining necessary consents. A family room with exposed stone feature walls has the Jotul multi-fuel stove with a slate hearth as its central focal point. French doors open out to the enclosed and sheltered courtyard. There is a shower room, comprising of a shower, WC and wash hand basin, with a tiled floor and under floor heating servicing the bedroom at this side of the property. There is also access to the garage which has an electricity supply, hot and cold water supply and mains drainage.
From the family room a spiral staircase rises to a double bedroom that has exposed wooden beams, and exposed stone feature walls. The bedroom has a Velux window providing light to the room.
The main bedroom accommodation is accessed via the stairs from the reception hall. The first landing has a door to a large spacious double bedroom that features original wooden beams and window overlooking the courtyard. This room is complemented by a generous en suite bathroom comprising of a roll top bath, WC, wash hand basin and towel rail. There is a fitted wardrobe with secret passage linking to the bedroom above the family room.
To the front of the property are two further large double bedrooms and shower room. To the left is a dual aspect double bedroom with two windows to the front of the property enjoying views over the green to the village and across to the Teesdale valley and a window to the side with further views of the neighbouring cottages and countryside. The room boasts original dado rail décor and period deep skirting boards along with a useful fitted wardrobe.
The other spacious double bedroom lies to the right and has an original fireplace along with a decorative dado rail. Double windows to the front of the property enjoy similar views.
The shower room is finished with contemporary aqua boards and tiled floor with under floor heating. The room comprises double shower, WC and hand wash basin with a chrome heated towel rail.
4.00m x 4.63m (13' 1" x 15' 2")
4.35m x 3.68m (14' 3" x 12' 1")
3.58m x 5.24m (11' 9" x 17' 2")
2.13m x 3.31m (7' x 10' 10")
2.13m x 2.65m (7' x 8' 8")
6.29m x 4.88m (20' 8" x 16')
3.60m x 4.80m (11' 10" x 15' 9")
4.86m x 2.86m (15' 11" x 9' 5")
4.25m x 4.80m (14' x 15' 9")
4.35m x 3.68m (14' 3" x 12')
3.60m x 4.98m (11' 10" x 16' 4")
To the front of the property is a traditional double fronted lawned garden with shrub borders and a paved path to the front door flanked by lavender bushes. To the left of the property is a wooden ’5 bar’ gate to a gravelled drive providing vehicular access to the neighbouring property and a public footpath which is clearly marked. The back porch/boot room can be accessed from this drive. A log and coal store is situated across the drive.
A lockable personnel door provides external access from the drive to the paved courtyard provides an excellent and secure outside space. There is currently a flower bed bordering one side of the courtyard.
The garage is accessed from the roadside and a gravelled area provides off road parking for a number of vehicles.
The property is currently rated ‘E’.
From the centre of Barnard Castle proceed down The Bank and over County Bridge bearing around to the right. Proceed through Lartington and into Cotherstone. Proceed through the village and where the road bears right take the left turn, continue up the road and the property is facing the road and is identified by a George F White ‘For Sale’ board.