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6 bedroom detached house for sale

Sidehead, Westgate, County Durham

Offers in Region of £575,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Large Stonebuilt Detached Proeprty
  • 3 Bed House & 3 Bed Attached Cottage
  • Large Garden, Outbuilding & Greenhouse
  • Elevated Position with Stunning Views
  • EPC Rating D (57) - Council Tax Band C

Full description


Unique to the market a spacious 3 bedroom detached property and attached 3 bedroom annexe/granny cottage with spacious south facing gardens providing spectacular panoramic views over the rolling hills of upper Weardale and the north pennines. A viewing is essential to appreciate the accommodation and elevated rural location.

The property is situated at Sidehead high on the north side of the Wear Valley with beautiful panoramic views south over Westgate, surrounding villages and the rolling hills of the North Pennines beyond. The village of St Johns Chapel offers a variety of facilities such as a Lakes & Dales Co-operative convenience store, cafe, post office and two public houses. Weardale also offers many public footpaths and cycle ways as well as award winning historic museums. The larger towns and cities such as the Durham, Bishop Auckland and Newcastle are located less than approx. 40 miles from the property as is Penrith and the gateway to the Lake District. Carlisle in Cumbria is also approximately 43 miles via the A689 as beautiful drive through the heart of the North Pennines. This property must be viewed to appreciate the acclamation and location.
The property benefits from oil central heating and full double glazing and briefly comprises:

Main House


Entrance from
Kitchen Bespoke solid wood kitchen with integrated Neff double oven and hob. Esse stove inset in inglenook fireplace used for cooking, central heating and hot water. Fully tiled walls, solid wood flooring and ample space for table and chairs.

Internal Hall Staircase to first floor.

Dining Room Spacious room with ample space for the whole family to dine, wood flooring, panelled walls and ceiling, feature full length window. Large under stairs storage cupboard housing the hot water heater and providing useful storage space.

Side Entrance Hall With external door to garden, ceramic tiled floor and dado rail.

Utility Room Plumbing for washing machine, space for tumble dryer, Belfast sink and useful storage cupboards

Cloakroom fitted with white suite comprising, pedestal wash hand basin, low level WC and ceramic tiled flooring.

Living Room Large sitting room with arched picture window providing stunning panoramic views south west over the surrounding countryside below and the North Pennines in the distance. Fireplace with Jotul Burner and solid wood flooring. A Single turn staircase lead up to

Mezzanine Floor currently utilised as an Office Space Original ‘A’ frames and balcony over looking the sitting room below.

Hobby Room/TV Room Located below the mezzanine a spacious room which could be utilised in a variety of ways. Panelled walls and laminate flooring.


Landing Galleried landing with exposed King posts to ceiling.

Master Bedroom Spacious double with exposed King Posts to ceiling, feature cast iron fireplace, wood panelled walls and built in wardrobes.

En Suite Shower Room White suite comprising pedestal wash hand basin, low level WC, corner shower cubical, fully tiled and wood flooring.

Bedroom Two Double room , exposed King Posts to ceiling and solid wood flooring.

Bedroom Three Single room with exposed King posts to ceiling and solid wood flooring.

Annex/granny cottage

Separated from the main house by a central adjoining corridor providing a useful storage area and housing, the oil boiler. This corridor also provides a separate access to the cottage.


Kitchen/Diner Spacious open plan kitchen dining room.

Kitchen fitted with shaker style wall and base units contrasting wood surfaces over and Belfast sink inset. Centrally located breakfast bar with built in electric oven and hob, stone flagged flooring, exposed beans to ceiling and open spindled stairs case with storage cupboard under.

Living Room Spacious room with large Inglenook fireplace with wood burning stove, solid wood flooring and exposed beams to ceiling.


Landing Leading to:

Master Bedroom Double room with window seat, over stairs storage cupboard and laminate flooring.

Bedroom Two Second double bedroom with window seat.

Bedroom Three Single room with north facing window.

Shower Room White suite comprising double shower cubical, WC, pedestal wash hand basin and ceramic tiles walls.


North Side Graveled area providing off road parking for several vehicles. Private South Facing Rear Garden Surrounding the south side of the property it is uniquely divided into two section by the main house providing very private spaces for both house and cottage. East Side Garden Laid mainly to lawn with surrounding flower borders. Raised decking attached to the main house provides an outside entertaining area for BBQ’s and alfresco dining. A spacious timber framed outbuilding provides additional storage or a workshop, potting shed and a greenhouse. West Side Garden Accessible from the roadside leading to a paved patio area and beautifully landscaped garden laid to lawn with stone flower boarders, mature trees and a tree house. To the south of the garden is a small decked viewing area located centrally from the main house and the cottage, providing open unspoiled views over the surrounding countryside, the Wear Valley below and the rolling hills of the North Pennines in the distance.


St. Johns Chapel is a small rural village situated in Upper Weardale, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and offers amenities such as a Post Office, The Chatterbox Cafe, Tweet: @_chatterboxCafe , two Public Houses, The Blue Bell and The Golden Lion, Lakes & Dales Co-operative convenience store and a primary school ( which received a good OFSTED Report in 2014. The beautiful surrounding Weardale countryside offers many walks and cycle routes

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Listing History

Added on Rightmove:
22 March 2016


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