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6 bedroom detached house for sale

The Court House, 21 Front Street, Staindrop, Darlington, Durham

Sold STC £225,000

Property Description

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Tenure: Freehold

• For sale by auction • Grade II Listed 4 bedroom house • Adjoining 2 bedroom apartment with garage • Enclosed rear yard with outbuildings • Lapsed planning permission to create four apartments

The Area
Staindrop is an historic village supporting a surprising range of amenities including primary and secondary schooling, doctors surgery, public house, restaurant/tea rooms, mini supermarket, nursery, post office/newsagent, church and chapel.

It has a large central green surrounded by an interesting variety of houses and cottages and lies but 5 miles east of Barnard Castle. Adjoining is Raby Castle and the surrounding parkland which creates a wonderful backdrop to the village and there are many beautiful walks on the doorstep.

A broader range of shopping, educational and recreational facilities can be found within the neighbouring market towns of Barnard Castle, Darlington and Bishop Auckland and there are excellent commuter links with the major commercial centres of the North East via the A688, A67.

The Property
The Court House
The Courthouse is an imposing Grade II Listed property which occupies a prominent position within the village. The property is spread over three floor and currently offers 2 reception rooms, large dining kitchen with access to a vaulted cellar, 4 double bedrooms and two bathrooms.

The property requires full modernisation and updating but offers the potential to create a beautiful family home or a bed and breakfast/boutique hotel, if desired and subject to the necessary consents.

1 Dovecote Street
1 Dovecote Street is a first floor flat which has been recently re-wired and re-decorated. The property has gas fired central heating and flexible accommodation comprising 2 double bedrooms, kitchen, reception room and family bathroom/WC. The property also has a utility room on the ground floor which provides access to the enclosed rear courtyard. There is a single garage which can be accessed from Dovecote Street via an up and over door and there is an additional personnel door which leads into the flat. The property has the potential to generate a rental income.

Property ref: 121_230_3626137

6' 10" x 12' (2.08m x 3.66m)

9' x 6' 3" (2.74m x 1.91m)

Bedroom One 
15' 5" x 13' 11" (4.70m x 4.24m)

Bedroom Two 

11' 6" x 5' 5" (3.51m x 1.65m)

17' 11" x 7' 9" (5.46m x 2.36m)

To the front of the property is a south facing forecourt garden which is enclosed by stone walling and wrought iron railings.

A door from the kitchen leads out to the side of the property where there is an enclosed yard area which provides secure car parking and the potential to create a good sized garden. Accessed from the rear yard is a garage/workshop, formally the police office, and additional stone buildings which require renovation.

Planning permission 
Planning permission was passed in August 2010 to convert The Courthouse and 1 Dovecote Street into 4 apartments. This permission has now lapsed. To view further details relating to the planning permission visit the County Durham Planning Portal using reference: 6/2010/0256/DM/LB

From the centre of Barnard Castle proceed up Galgate turning left onto the A688 prior to the petrol filling station. Proceed out of town and into Staindrop itself heading towards the far end of the green where the subject property will be found on the left hand side.

Energy Performance Rating 
Court House - ‘E’
1 Dovecote Street - ‘E’

Auction Information 
This property is for sale by the modern method of auction 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 method of auction, which is operated by George F White in partnership with The Great North Property Auction. Please see the auction section on our website or visit

Measurements - The Court House 

Reception One 
16' 3" x 16' 4" (4.95m x 4.98m)

Reception Two 
16' x 13' 2" (4.88m x 4.01m)

Bedroom Three 
15' 9" x 16' 4" (4.79m x 4.98m)

Bedroom Four 
9' 10" x 10' (3.00m x 3.05m)

Measurements - 1 Dovecote Street 

Living Room 
12' 1" x 12' (3.68m x 3.66m)

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Listing History

Added on Rightmove:
16 February 2015

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