Property Summary

Offers Over £250,000

4 Bedrooms 1 Reception Room

Branch Details


01388 529579

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

Wear Cottage, 6, Leadgate Terrace

Charming stone built detached cottage ▪ Four double bedrooms ▪ Flexible living accommodation ▪ Well presented throughout ▪ Off road parking for several cars ▪ Close to the village centre ▪ Enclosed yard to side and rear as well as raised decking area to front ▪ Pleasant Dales location

The Area
The property is located just outside the centre of the popular market town of Wolsingham which has a good range of every day facilities including doctors and dentist surgeries, chemist, independent grocers and other local businesses. The village is home to a primary school providing mixed education for 5 to 11 years of age, whilst Wolsingham School and Community College provides mixed schooling for 11 to 18 years of age. Both benefit from impressive Ofsted reports and are within short walking distance of the property. In addition to this an exceptional range of public schools are available at Barnard Castle, Darlington, Durham and Newcastle.

Wolsingham is found in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and is known as the “Gateway to Weardale”. Surrounding countryside provides the setting for outdoor, leisure and country pursuits and stunning surrounding scenery is linked by a network of public footpaths, perfect for evening and weekend walks. Whilst retaining its rural aspect, access is easily available to the major regional business centres such as Darlington, Durham and Newcastle and from here links to all areas of the UK can be found by rail. Newcastle International Airport and Durham Tees Valley Airport are both within an hour by car and offer both domestic and international flights.

The Property
Wear Cottage, 6 Leadgate Terrace is a well presented, detached stone built family home, which is of generous proportions throughout. Filled with an abundance of charm, the property is situated close to the heart of Wolsingham, but is tucked away in a quiet position. The property has flexible family accommodation and would ideally suit a variety of purchasers.

The main entrance is via a fully glazed UPVC door which leads into the spacious reception vestibule which in turn leads to the dining kitchen. The kitchen is fitted with a range of oak under counter base units, topped with marble effect work tops which incorporate a stainless steel sink and mixer tap. There is space for free standing appliances including a large Kensington range style cooker with six burner hob and warming plate, a large American style fridge freezer and a dishwasher. There is a breakfast bar which overlooks the peaceful patio area whilst the kitchen also benefits from two large, double glazed windows facing the east of the property which allows the room to be flooded with natural light. From the kitchen is the living room which is of generous proportions and has a gas living flame fire as its focal point, it also has a grey marble surround and hearth and is finished with a wooden surround. The living room also benefits from Karndean flooring providing a stylish yet practical finish throughout, as well as French doors with wooden shutters which provide access to the rear enclosed landscaped area.

Leading back to the hallway is the ground floor bedroom, which offers flexibility and could be utilised as a study for those who work at home or a further sitting room. This generous room would also be ideal to provide disabled accommodation, as there is an adjacent ground floor shower room complete with WC, wall mounted wash hand basin and separate shower cubicle with an electric shower over.

Returning to the entrance vestibule, the utility room can be accessed which benefits from fitted work surfaces and has plumbing for a washing machine together with electrical points. The mains gas fired combi boiler is located here and there is a door providing access to the rear.

Returning to the living room, stairs rise to the first floor accommodation. The master bedroom is well proportioned and features a large double glazed window with/ wooden shutters and is rear facing over the landscaped area. The second bedroom is a good sized double which benefits from a large double glazed window allowing the room to be well lit. The third bedroom is also a double and has a double glazed window facing the side elevation.

The family bathroom is situated in the extended part of the property and is a large and bright room. There is a large corner bath with tiled splash back together with low level WC, wash hand basin set within a vanity unit and a large double shower cubicle. Two velux windows allow natural light to flood in throughout the day and there is extensive storage built into the eaves.

Living Room
4.14m x 5.58m (13' 7" x 18' 4")
5.47m x 4.19m (17' 11" x 13' 9")
Utility Room
3.90m x 1.44m (12' 10" x 4' 9")
Bedroom Four
3.84m x 2.51m (12' 7" x 8' 3")
Shower Room
1.48m x 2.95m (4' 10" x 9' 8")
Bedroom One
4.56m x 4.08m (15' x 13' 5")
Bedroom Two
4.28m x 3.06m (14' 1" x 10' 0")
Bedroom Three
3.32m x 2.48m (10' 11" x 8' 2")
Family Bathroom
4.05m x 3.31m (13' 3" x 10' 10")
A private lane leads up to the property and onto a cobbled off road parking area which can hold several cars, this in turn leads up to the front door. There is a pleasant decked area screened with trellising and pergola which is east and south facing getting the sunlight through the morning and on into the afternoon. To the right of the main door a gate leads to a sheltered patio area which benefits from a brick built barbeque, and is fenced to create extra privacy. A gate leads on into the landscaped area to the rear of the property this is laid with blue slate chippings and has two decked gazebo areas providing a perfect area for entertaining into the evening.

This property is currently rated ‘D’

1. The private access lane to the property is owned by Wear Cottage, however another neighbouring property has a right of access over this area. It is understood that any maintenance costs are split accordingly.  

2. Wear Cottage benefits from a pedestrian right of access over the lane to the rear which is owned by a neighbouring property and leads to the A689

From the centre of Wolsingham head east on the A689, approximately 5 yards after passing the entrance to Lynndale on the left hand side turn right onto the private lane into the opening between building identified by a George F White for sale board.

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