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3 bedroom detached house for sale

9 West End, Wolsingham, Bishop Auckland, County Durham

Offers Over £374,950

Property Description

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Detached lifestyle dormer bungalow
• 3/4 Double bedrooms, 1 en suite • 4/5 Reception rooms • Stunning fitted living kitchen • Large south facing enclosed garden • Detached double garage with office and gymnasium above • Potential for annexe subject to consents • Pleasant village location • Immaculate presentation throughout

The Area

Millstream Cottage is hidden away, yet very close to the local amenities 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 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

Millstream Cottage
The main entrance leads you to a bright and airy reception hallway which is laid in solid oak parquet flooring running through into the dining hall and spacious living room. The living room has French doors opening off the reception hall and boasts a cut stone effect fireplace housing multi fuel stove set on a granite hearth together with views over the south facing garden.

To the rear of the property is a good size snug room with French doors leading through into a study which would equally double up as a further bedroom with en suite/dressing room if required. The study is fitted with full height storage cupboards and shelving with a fitted desk unit.

The impressive living kitchen is centred around a large horse shoe island with dark solid wood bespoke units having curved doors to the corner cupboards and symmetrical wine cooler draw units together with touch sensitive induction hob and electric automatic extractor unit which rises from the work surface as and when required. Fitted units offer further storage together with housing the integral appliances, and all work surfaces are topped in sleek black granite with metallic fleck. The floor is laid in large square ceramic floor tiles providing a practical yet stylish finish. Off this room is a ground floor WC fitted with contemporary fixtures. Returning to the kitchen the room extends past the breakfast bar to an informal living space again fitted with matching hard wood cupboards together with large flat screen wall mounted television. French doors lead out from here out to the east facing breakfast area and patio. Off this room is a convenient utility room providing work surfaces and further cloaks storage having plumbing and electrical points for free standing appliances.

Returning to the reception hall stairs lead up to the first floor off which, to the front of the property, the master bedroom is found. This has a walk in wardrobe fitted with hanging space and full lighting and a en suite shower room in a high gloss natural stone effect tile which also comprises a large corner shower unit, pedestal wash hand basin together with WC. Across the landing is the second bedroom which again is fully fitted with wardrobes and drawer space and provides ample room for double bedroom furniture. The third bedroom is found to the rear of the property again with fitted storage cupboards and views east.

The family bathroom is of excellent proportions and boasts a feature roll top bath, his and hers wash basins and a separate shower cubicle. The west facing dormer window provides extra head height and the afternoon sun pours in.

Overall the property has been finished with high quality fixtures and fittings throughout.


Reception Hall
2.54m x 3.93m (8' 4" x 12' 11")

Living Kitchen
6.91m x 5.50m (22' 8" x 18' 1")

Utility Room
1.69m x 3.20m (5' 7" x 10' 6")

Sitting Room
4.83m x 3.86m (15' 10" x 12' 8")

3.94m x 3.38m (12' 11" x 11' 1")

2.60m x 3.21m (8' 6" x 10' 6")

Bedroom 1
3.14m x 5.58m (10' 4" x 18' 4")

Ensuite Bathroom

Bedroom 2
3.14m x 3.39m (10' 4" x 11' 1")

Bedroom 3
4.08m x 2.53m (13' 5" x 8' 4")

3.21m x 3.05m (10' 6" x 10' 0")


The property is accessed over a private lane to double gates and ample gravelled parking area leading up to the double garage. Separate external stone steps lead up to the first floor of this where there is a good size room currently utilised as a gymnasium together with further office space, this flexible space has huge potential to be converted for use as annexed accommodation such as a granny flat or a teenage den, subject to the necessary consents.

The property boasts a large south facing garden predominately laid to lawn with spacious raised decked area taking in the sunshine through most of the day. There is a separate area to the western elevation of the property which provides useful storage for garden shed etc. whilst to the east of the property is a circular patio area bounded by gravel ideal for breakfasting.




Travelling east from the centre of Wolsingham, travel past the turning for Hamsterley and the entrance to the lane is the next turning on the left identified by a George F White for sale board.

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25 April 2012

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