2 bedroom semi-detached house for saleThe Old Engine Houses, Brusselton
Guide Price* £126,950
This property is for sale by the modern auction method of sale also known as a "conditional auction". This process is similar to a normal property purchase but on acceptance of an offer the purchaser will pay a non-refundable reservation fee to secure the property. The buyer then has 28 days to exchange contracts and a further 28 days to complete the purchase. Please note this property is subject to an undisclosed reserve price. Terms and conditions apply to the modern auction method of sale, which is operated by Carver Residential in partnership with The Great North Property Auction.
A unique and historic two bedroomed cottage situated in a magnificent rural setting. The Grade II listed property offers characterful living space with an attractive kitchen fitted with beech-effect units with integrated appliances and ceramic tiled floor. There are two reception rooms, one of which includes a multi-fuel stove and a staircase which provides access to the first floor accommodation. There are two bedrooms to the first floor with one of them opening into a study which is currently used as a third bedroom. There is an attractive enclosed front garden together with a single garage in a nearby block.
General Remarks - Solid Fuel Heating to radiators.
Tax Banding : Durham County Council - Band A.
The property sits within a conservation area, and the other 6 houses are all also Grade II listed. There are a number of original railway features in the surrounding area, including many stone sleepers, and the remains of several accommodation bridges. The Engine House was converted to a railwayman's cottage around the end of the 19th century. In the 1980s an extension was added in the same style as the original building.
Historic Note - The Old Engine House is a Grade II listed property that and was built in the early 19th century. It was originally constructed to house a static steam engine designed by local railway pioneer Timothy Hackworth. The engine was used to power a pulley system which hauled coal carts up the Brusselton incline to the west and lowered them down into Shildon to the east. There are original features in the walls of the property, including the front archway and a circle of stones on the back wall, which contained an air intake to cool the engine.
On the 27th of September 1825, George Stephenson's Locomotion was housed right outside the property the night before it completed its historic run on into Darlington and then onto Stockton. There is a milestone in the garden wall of the property signifying the 201/2 miles of the journey.
Entrance Vestibule - Panelled entrance door to Entrance Vestibule with door into Dining Room.
Dining Room - 4.66m x 3.70m including a vestibule and staircase - Featuring a multi-fuel stove which supplies domestic hot water and radiators throughout the property. There is a built-in cupboard and shelving to one side of the chimneybreast, sliding sash window to the front, staircase to first floor accommodation.
Living Room - 3.98m x 3.66m including chimneybreast (13'1" x 12' - A central substantial stone chimneybreast incorporating an open fire, sash window to the front, coving.
Kitchen - 4.58m x 2.50m (15'0" x 8'2") - An attractive room fitted with a range of beech-effect floor and wall-mounted units with cupboards and drawers, under-unit lighting, tiled splashback, 11/2 bowl sink unit with mixer tap. Integrated appliances to include a stainless steel Neff electric oven, ceramic hob unit with a stainless steel and glass extractor canopy, integrated dishwasher, fridge and freezer, pluming and space for automatic washing machine, ceramic tiled floor, two Yorkshire sash sliding windows providing views to the garden, breakfast bar.
Rear Entrance Lobby - With ceramic tiled floor and door to the outside. Built-in shelved cupboard.
Bathroom - 2.70m x 2.50m (8'10" x 8'2") - With a refitted white coloured suite comprising free-standing bath, corner shower cubicle with sliding doors pedestal wash handbasin, low-flush WC, ceramic tiled floor, Yorkshire sash window.
First Floor Landing -
Bedroom One - 3.60m x 3.40m incl chimneybreast and wardrobe (11' - Sash window to the front, built-in double wardrobe to one side of the chimneybreast.
Bedroom Two - 4.86m x 2.60m (15'11" x 8'6") - Having two sash windows to the front, shelved recess, double doors opening to a large walk-in cupboard with fitted wardrobe.
Externally - An attractive lawned garden enclosed by picket fencing with herbaceous borders. There is a brick built coal storage shed.
Single Garage - Situated in a nearby block.
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