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5 bedroom detached house for sale

Lydgate Lane, Wolsingham, Bishop Auckland, County Durham

Guide Price £525,000

Property Description

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Imposing detached house with land
• Double fronted detached house • Idyllic south facing position • Generous family accommodation • 2 Reception rooms • 4 Bedrooms/2 bathrooms plus study • Attached double garage • Large gardens • Total site extending to 1.43 Hectares (3.53 Ac)

The Area

Grosvenor House is situated on the fringe of Wolsingham, a small market town at the commencement of Weardale, ideally placed for access to regional centres. Wolsingham supports a traditional range of amenities with a broader range of services being found within the neighbouring centres of Newcastle, Durham and Darlington. For the commuter the A68 and A1 (M) provide links for the major commercial centres of the North East. The east coast mainline railway station complemented by International Airports at Newcastle and Durham Tees Valley offer further communications with the rest of the country. Many of the delights of Weardale can be found within a short drive beyond which are the attraction of North Yorkshire, the Lake District, Northumberland and the East Coast.

The Property

Grosvenor House
Grosvenor House is an impressive double fronted detached Victorian House occupying an elevated position with southerly views over the surrounding area. It stands in the northwest corner of the plot with gardens on all sides and an adjoining field to the south in total extending to 1.43 Hectares (3.53 Acres). Refurbished in recent times, the property provides exceptional family accommodation with the benefit of gas fired central heating and double glazing throughout. There is an attached double garage with a further useful stone built store. It is rare that properties of this size have the benefit of adjoining land and become available in such an accessible and convenient location and a early inspection is highly recommended. A part glazed doorway at the rear of the property leads through to an L-shaped rear hallway being part quarry tiled and having under stair storage cupboard. Leading off is a beautifully appointed shower/WC with fully tiled walls and under floor heating and rain dance shower. The entrance hallway has an original staircase and tiled floor with corbelled arch and part glazed doorway with stained and obscured glass leading through to the front porch entrance which in turn leads out to the gardens. The sitting room has a minster style stone fireplace with recessed multi fuel stove, splayed bay window looking over the gardens and adjoining field. The dining room also has splayed bay window with similar views and period appointments, exposed floor boarding and a slate chimney piece with cast iron and tiled insert with open grate. The breakfast kitchen has a comprehensive range of units, recessed two oven gas Aga along with an integrated double oven and grill, four plate ceramic hob unit, quarry tiled floor and ample space for table and chairs. There is also a useful utility room with a range of oak fronted units, solid wood working surfaces, Belfast sink, slate tiled floor, space for appliances and double opening patio doors leading out to the gardens. To the first floor is a galleried landing along with 4 bedrooms plus a study or nursery bedroom along with an excellent family bathroom/WC with free standing roll top ball and claw cast iron bath a separate shower cubicle with Victorian style head, oak flooring and wood panelling.


The property is approached through a wrought iron gate, leading to a parking bay/turning apron up and to the garage and rear entrance. The principally lawned gardens extend around all sides of the property with southerly outlook over the adjoining field which also has its access off Lydgate Lane. There is also an area of garden which is currently uncultivated and lies to the eastern boundary which would be ideal as a further small paddock or for the creation of a children’s play area. At the northwest corner of the site are two additional useful stores and there is also a further pedestrian access on to the lane.

Note One
Access to the property is over an adopted lane with full vehicular and pedestrian rights being granted.

Note Two
A claw back agreement relating to the development of the site applies in favour of the previous owners.


4.37m x 3.99m (14' 4" x 13' 1")

Utility Room
3.91m x 2.57m (12' 10" x 8' 5")

4.22m x 4.22m (13' 10" x 13' 10")

Dining Room
4.57m x 2.57m (15' x 8' 5")

Bedroom One
4.42m x 2.77m (14' 6" x 9' 1")

Bedroom Two
4.22m x 4.24m (13' 10" x 13' 11")

Bedroom Three
3.91m x 2.77m (12' 10" x 9' 1")

Bedroom Four
4.19m x 1.85m (13' 9" x 6' 1")

Bedroom Five
2.08m x 1.96m (6' 10" x 6' 5")

8.00m x 5.38m (26' 3" x 17' 8")


From the centre of Wolsingham head through Upper Town towards Tow Law, turning right opposite the Bay Horse Hotel along Lydgate Lane. As the road bears around to the right, continue straight ahead where Grosvenor House will be found immediately on the right hand side.

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George F.White, Wolsingham

8 Front Street, Wolsingham, DL13 3AA

01388 344007 Local call rate

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