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5 bedroom semi-detached house for sale

Wolsingham, Bishop Auckland, County Durham, DL13

Offers in Excess of £499,950

Property Description

Key features

  • 5 Bedrooms
  • Grade II listed
  • Farm house
  • Superb family living space
  • Fine rural outlooks

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

As seen in The Sunday Times Top 30 Best Homes In Britain April 2015! A superb Grade II listed farm house occupying a unique position at the head of Tunstall Reservoir enjoying fine views over picturesque countryside.


Tunstall House Cottage is an attractive Grade II Listed stone house with stone roof which stands in an elevated position surrounded by its own gardens at the head of Tunstall Reservoir.

The property offers good family living space with accommodation of character, period features including sash windows, exposed beams and wooden floors. Most of the rooms enjoy fine rural outlooks over the gardens, reservoir and adjoining countryside.

A front door leads to the entrance hall and links to a rear lobby with access to the rear garden. There is a useful utility/boiler room and boot room. The excellent breakfast kitchen is fitted with a tiled floor, gas fired Aga, freestanding units and has a large walk-in shelved pantry. There is a formal dining room and a spacious family living room, contained within the recently restored apple store, with a central stone fireplace, log burner and doors to both the front and rear gardens.

Located above the living room via an open staircase is the charming 5th guest bedroom with vaulted ceiling, freestanding bath, separate wc and basin. The main staircase of the house leads to a landing and bedrooms, storage cupboard and a large well fitted family bathroom with freestanding bath, shower cubicle and two wash basins.

Part of the appeal of Tunstall House Cottage is its situation and unrivalled setting. Nested in a fine rural position on an elevated site there are large south facing lawned gardens to the front of the house with a flagged patio, summerhouse and cherry, pear, plum and apple trees. The entrance drive leads past a detached timber shed to a rear parking area. The rear garden enjoys wonderful views over the adjoining nature reserve and is ideal for wildlife and bird watching. The decked seating area and purpose built stone pizza oven provide ideal space for outdoor

The property is Grade II listed.
Mains electricity, satellite broadband, spring fed water
supply and propane gas central heating. Drainage is to
a septic tank.

Tunstall House Cottage occupies a magnificent position at the head of Tunstall Reservoir close to the popular market town of Wolsingham in the North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Surrounded by a rich and varied landscape the property is superbly suited for those who enjoy outdoor pursuits, sporting and other recreational activities.

Tunstall Reservoir offers excellent fly fishing for wild brown and rainbow trout. The Waskerley Beck flows to meet the reservoir at the bottom of the garden where there is a nature reserve
providing a natural habitat for a wide variety of Duck and Waders including Great Crested Grebe, Tufted Duck, Redshank, Lapwing and Oystercatcher.

The valley iis also home to many Raptors including Owl, Buzzard,
Red Kite, Merlin and Kestrel as well as once a year an Osprey. Woodland and reservoir walks can be accessed directly from the house. The house looks out onto Backstone Bank, one of the last remaining woods of the Prince Bishops of Durham's hunting grounds, a site designated as of special scientific interest because of its flora and fauna.

Wolsingham offers a range of high quality shops, restaurants with local schooling and easy access to public schools in Durham and Barnard Castle. Commuting to the business and commercial centre of the region is well served via the A68 and A1M at
Bowburn. The east coast mainline is available from Darlington and Durham with air travel is available via Newcastle Durham Tees-Valley.

Square Footage: 100 sq ft

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Listing History

Added on Rightmove:
03 February 2016


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