Property Summary

Guide Price £325,000

5 Bedrooms 2 Reception Rooms

Branch Details


01388 529579

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

Willow Lodge, 3 West End

Spacious five bedroomed family home • Two reception rooms • Private walled garden to rear • Further separate garden with off road parking and double carport • Retained character throughout • Close to the town centre • No chain

The Area
Wolsingham 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 are within short walking distance of the property.

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
Willow Lodge, 3 West End is a beautifully presented five bedroomed end terraced property located in the heart of Wolsingham full of character and original features. The property benefits from a country garden to the rear as well as a separate large vegetable garden along with a double carport providing off road parking. The property is of generous proportions offering flexible living accommodation throughout and would be ideally suited to family living, however it would be suitable for a variety of purchasers.

The main entrance is via a traditional solid wood door and leads into the entrance hallway with stairs directly ahead to the first floor accommodation. To the right hand side lies the living room which is a light and airy room with dual aspect sash windows flooding the room with natural light. The room benefits from a traditional open fire with decorative floral tiles, tiled hearth and wooden surround giving a warm and cosy feel. The room benefits from built in book cases with cupboard space below, which are situated to either side of the fire place, offering both storage and display areas. Further storage is provided by a large cupboard.

Returning to the entrance the family room is to your left hand side. It features a log burning stove set upon a tiled hearth with cast iron fender and a practical storage cupboard. The dual aspect outlook to the front and side allows natural light and both windows benefit from a window seat.

Steps lead from the hall into the large dining kitchen with an under stair cupboard to the left providing storage. The room offers many stunning features with plenty of character along with copious amounts of space for entertaining. Fitted with wooden wall and base units with contrasting working surfaces incorporating stainless steel sink and drainer unit with mixer tap along with an integral electric oven and hob. There are wooden beams to the ceiling, tiled floor and wood burner with stone hearth set within a tiled inglenook and exposed stone surround. The kitchen has dual aspect views and a glass panel door which leads into the rear garden.

The utility room is situated to the rear of the property and comprises of wooden base and larder units with contrasting working surface which incorporates a stainless steel sink. There is a downstairs cloakroom with low level WC and an external wooden stable door leads to the rear garden.

Returning to the dining kitchen steps lead down to a cellar which would be ideally suited as a storage area or workshop. The room has exposed stone walls along with a tiled stone floor and stores the anthracite boiler.

The first floor offers a flexible and unique layout which would suite a variety of family styles and could be rearranged to suit different requirements. The spacious master bedroom is found to the rear of the property and is lit by a cottage pane window allowing the room to be flooded with natural light and enjoying views over the rear garden.

From the landing stairs rise to the second bedroom which is a large double to the front of the property and has dual aspect views through wooden sash windows. There is a feature wood burning stove with tiled hearth with cast iron fender and stone surround which provides a secondary heating source.

The third bedroom is a double to the rear of the property which overlooks the garden and has a traditional feel thanks to wooden beams to the ceiling and a sash window. Bedroom three can be accessed from both the master bedroom and bedroom four. The loft can be accessed from here and is fully boarded and insulated and provides further storage space.

The fourth bedroom is again a good sized double with side aspect view, again with painted white beams to the ceiling. Returning to the landing the fifth bedroom can be found and is a single ideal for a nursery or study for those who work from home.

The family bathroom is fitted with a white suite comprising of low level WC, wash hand basin set upon a pedestal and wood panelled bath. There is a useful wooden storage cupboard which also houses the water tank.

Living Room
4.31m x 5.65m (14' 2" x 18' 6")
Family Room
4.74m x 4.75m (15' 7" x 15' 7")
Kitchen/Dining Room
4.18m x 7.91m (13' 9" x 25' 11")
4.13m x 5.27m (13' 7" x 17' 3")
Master Bedroom
4.22m x 3.73m (13' 10" x 12' 3")
Bedroom Two
4.77m x 4.77m (15' 8" x 15' 8")
Bedroom Three
4.36m x 3.01m (14' 4" x 9' 11")
Bedroom Four
4.37m x 2.72m (14' 4" x 8' 11")
Bedroom Five
2.80m x 1.86m (9' 2" x 6' 1")
2.80m x 2.30m (9' 2" x 7' 7")
To the rear of the property is a large country walled garden attracting an array of wild birds and other local wildlife. The garden is mainly laid to lawn with a useful patio area which is ideal for al fresco dining. The garden features flowered borders, mature shrubs and trees along with raised beds. An attractive cast iron gate leads to further garden down a lane to the side. This is currently used as a vegetable garden alongside a double carport and drive giving ample off road parking. However there may be scope to utilise the area for residential purposes, subject to all necessary enquiries and consents.
(EPC) EEC Only
This property is currently rated ‘E’

1. The property is heated via an anthracite boiler
2. The property has wooden double glazed windows and doors throughout
3. The property is council tax band ‘D'
Travelling from the centre of Wolsingham (Market Place) travel west on the A689 for approximately 500 yards, the property is located on the left hand side identified by a George F White for sale board.

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