Property Summary

Guide Price £365,000

4 Bedrooms 4 Reception Rooms

Branch Details


01388 529579

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

Victoria Bungalow, Victoria

Detached bungalow with land, stables and arena • Quiet location on the outskirts of the village • Four double bedrooms • Two reception rooms plus dining kitchen • Useful range of outbuildings • Whole site extending to 1.35 Ha (3.34 Ac)

The Area
Howden Le Wear is a small village set within open countryside close to the market towns of Crook and Bishop Auckland. It is an ideal location for commuters as it benefits from a community feel whilst maintaining close links to the neighbouring business centres which provide a range of day to day facilities. These include small supermarket, doctor and dental surgeries, hospital, a range of professional services, schooling and other local businesses. The village remains a relatively affordable place to live and there is a good regular bus service travelling to the region’s main transport networks.

Newcastle, Durham and Darlington are all accessed within 1 hour by car and offer main line railway stations with services running nationwide. Howden Le Wear offers a primary school, petrol station, village shop and a number of public houses amongst a range of other small businesses.

The Property
Victoria Bungalow is a detached bungalow located in a peaceful position on the outskirts of Howden le Wear. The property offers generously proportioned accommodation throughout and benefits UPVC double glazing and an oil fired central heating system. There is also a brick built stable block, riding arena and grazing land. The whole site extends to approximately 1.35 Ha (3.34 Ac) therefore would be suited to a variety of purchasers, particularly those who have an equestrian interest.

The main entrance is via a porch to the rear of the property which is ideal for the removal and storage of coats and boots. This in turn leads into the open plan kitchen and dining room. The kitchen area is fitted with a range of solid wood base and wall mounted storage units as well as display unit, wine and plate rack, the base units are topped with contrasting working surfaces which incorporate a Belfast sink and mixer tap, whilst the walls are tiled to splash back level. Integral appliances include electric four ring hob with an electric oven below. The kitchen is open plan into the dining room and offers a multi fuel stove (which is not currently connected) set upon a red brick hearth and surround with wooden mantle. The room is light and airy courtesy of the large window overlooking the properties land and garden to rear.

From the dining room there is a useful utility room which offers base units with contrasting worktops, as well as ample space, power and plumbing for freestanding appliances. There is also an internal door which leads to the garage. The cloakroom can also be accessed from the utility room and comprises of low level WC and wash hand basin.

The living room can be accessed from the kitchen, and benefits from a multi fuel stove set upon a red brick hearth and surround with a wooden mantle over. Double fully glazed doors lead into the light and airy sun room with views over the garden and stable block, whilst French doors lead out onto a decked area, ideal for al fresco dining.

From the living room there is access to all bedrooms, study area and family bathroom. The master bedroom is of generous proportions and is situated to the front of the property and features wood effect laminate flooring. The remaining three bedrooms are all also doubles, all of which include wood effect laminate flooring.

The bungalow also benefits from a study with views towards the properties land and outbuildings, and is completed with wood effect laminate flooring.

The family bathroom is fitted with a white suite comprising of a low level WC, wash basin set upon on pedestal and panelled bath and is tiled to splash back level and is heated via a chrome heated towel rail. The family bathroom is completed by a separate shower cubicle with electric shower which features an Acrylic Perspex splash back.

2.61m x 3.90m (8' 7" x 12' 10")
Dining Room
3.50m x 3.67m (11' 6" x 12')
Utility Room
1.50m x 4.70m (4' 11" x 15' 5")
Living Room
3.43m x 5.44m (11' 3" x 17' 10")
Sun Room
3.02m x 5.89m (9' 11" x 19' 4")
Study Area
3.63m x 2.52m (11' 11" x 8' 3")
Bedroom One
3.36m x 3.65m (11' x 12')
Bedroom Two
3.40m x 3.62m (11' 2" x 11' 11")
Bedroom Three
3.37m x 3.65m (11' 1" x 12')
Bedroom Four
3.33m x 3.65m (10' 11" x 12')
Family Bathroom
Pleasant gardens are situated to three sides of the property and are predominantly laid to lawn with a small decked patio area and a paved area to the rear. There is also a useful attached double garage with an electric roller door which is fitted base and wall units providing further storage.
Land and Buildings
To the front of the property is a large gravelled courtyard which provides ample off road parking and leads to the stone built stable block. The stable block comprises of five stables fitted with rubber mat flooring, mains water and electricity. There is also additional storage/feed room within the block as well as a secure tack room with saddle shelves. To the rear of the stables is a sand arena which is well fenced and benefits from flood lighting, an ideal place to exercise and jump horses.

To the rear of the bungalow, there is a useful range of outbuildings which include a round barn which was once used for ponies, a hay shed and a general purpose building which once housed stables. There is a small paddock to the rear of the arena while the remainder of the grazing land and buildings are situated over a private lane owned by the property to the rear of the site. This lane also acts a bridleway which in turn leads to other public bridleways, making the property ideally situated for hacking. The whole site extends to 1.35 Ha (3.34 Ac).
(EPC) EEC above EIR
This property is currently rated 'D'.

1. A public Bridleway runs along the private road that separates land from the remainder of the property.

2. There is a wayleave agreement in place for the power lines which run through the property. It is understood that the sellers receive approximately £60 per annum for this agreement.
Travelling east on the A689, travel for approximately 3 miles until reaching Harperley roundabout and take the third exit for Darlington. Travel into the village of Fir Tree at the right angle right hand bend take the left hand turn (travelling straight on) and follow the road into the village of Howden Le Wear. Take the second turning on the right after The Australian public house and continue down this road for approximately 1/4 of a mile, the property is situated down this track before it turns to the right.
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