Property Summary

Guide Price £380,000

3 Bedrooms 1 Reception Room

Branch Details


01388 529579

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

Woodsmith’s Cottage, Low Rough Lea Farm

Superbly presented detached single storey barn conversion • Three double bedrooms, one ensuite • Modern fitted kitchen and bathroom • Patio and decked area to rear • Finished to a high standard throughout • Land extending to approximately 1.61Ha (4Ac) • No onward chain

The Area
Situated to the west of the A1 (M) within striking distance of the neighbouring centres of Newcastle, Durham, Bishop Auckland and Darlington. The village itself supports two public houses, a primary school, Post Office and a church, with a wider range of shopping, educational and recreational facilities being found in the aforementioned centres. For the commuter the A1 (M), A68 and A19 provide links with the major commercial centres of the north east. The east coast mainline railway service along with International airports at Durham Tees Valley and Newcastle offer further communications with the rest of the country. Hunwick is situated centrally within the region and ideally placed for exploring the attractions of North Yorkshire, Teesdale, Weardale, The Lake District, Northumberland, the East Coast and Scottish Borders.

The Property
Woodsmith’s Cottage is a well presented single storey detached barn conversion set within a pleasant countryside setting. Initially converted in 2011, the property was later extended in 2017 to create further living and sleeping accommodation, increasing the versatility of the overall space. The original structure of the property is stone built, whilst the extension is timber constructed. Finished to a high standard and including original and reclaimed wood throughout, the property also benefits from land extending to approximately 1.61Ha (4Ac) which adjoins the property.

The main entrance leads into the kitchen which is fitted with a range of light ash fronted wall and base units, as well as a contrasting painted range of units finished in a sage shaker style frontage. Topped with a combination of Ash wood and granite worktops which incorporate a stainless steel one and a half bowl sink with mixer tap and drainer unit, integral appliances include a Bosch electric oven, Neff four ring hob with extractor over, Bosch dishwasher and under counter fridge. The property is heated by an Esse Ironheart multi-fuel stove as well as under floor heating which continues throughout the original part of the property.

The living room is open plan to the dining area, and is a light and airy space courtesy of the bi-fold doors leading to the decking and patio area at the rear. The floor is laid with wooden laminate flooring which complements the slate within the dining kitchen, whilst an exposed stone wall contributes to the character of the property.

The remaining accommodation is accessed from the kitchen via a hand made solid wood door which leads to the inner hallway. The master bedroom is a well proportioned double and enjoys South facing views over the adjoining countryside. Featuring reclaimed wooden beams and lintels which contribute to the character of the property, the second bedroom is a further double situated to the rear elevation.

The third bedroom is a further double bedroom and forms a part of the timber constructed extension and features an exposed stone wall.

The third bedrooms enjoys a rear aspect view overlooking the land adjoining the property and is also serviced by ensuite facilities which include a low level WC, wash hand basin set upon a vanity unit and a walk in shower cubicle with mains fed shower. Finished with travertine tiling to the walls, slate flooring completes the ensuite.

The family bathroom is fitted with a white suite comprising of low level WC, wall hung wash hand basin set upon a semi pedestal and panel enclosed bath with mains fed shower over. The walls are tiled with travertine tiling, whilst the slate flooring continues from the inner hallway into the bathroom.

Dining Kitchen
6.75m x 3.57m (22' 2" x 11' 9")
Living Room
6.80m x 4.00m (22' 4" x 13' 1")
Bedroom One
3.46m x 3.55m (11' 4" x 11' 8")
Bedroom Two
3.47m x 2.50m (11' 5" x 8' 2")
Bedroom Three
2.76m x 3.37m (9' 1" x 11' 1")
2.75m x 1.16m (9' x 3' 10")
2.08m x 2.48m (6' 10" x 8' 2")
To the rear of the property is a decked area which extends onto the pleasant patio. Absorbing panoramic countryside views, this area is ideally suited for entertaining. To the side of the property, there is a log store as well as a timber constructed shed which could be utilised as a summerhouse. The property also benefits from land extending to 1.61Ha (4Ac) which adjoins the property, making the property ideal for those who enjoy country pursuits or have an equestrian interest.

1. The access lane to the property is under ownership of a neighbouring property, however Woodsmith’s Cottage benefits from a right of access.

2. The property benefits from solar panels which assist in the operation of the hot water system and under floor heating.

Travelling east on the A689 from Wolsingham, travel for approximately 4 miles before reaching Harperley roundabout and take the third exit signposted Darlington. Travel into the village of Fir Tree, in the centre of the village take the left hand turn at the right angle bend and travel for approximately 2 miles before reaching the village of Howden Le Wear. In Howden Le Wear travel straight over the mini roundabout and out of the village up the bank to North Bitchburn. Follow the road for approximately 1 mile before turning left at the cross roads signposted Hunwick. Follow the road into Hunwick and continue through the village following the B6286 turning right onto Rough Lea Lane. Follow the lane until the end and the property is straight ahead over an unadopted road and is marked by a George F White for sale board.
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