3 bedroom semi-detached house for sale

11 West End, Wolsingham, Bishop Auckland, County Durham

Sold STC £275,000

Property Description

Full description

• Traditional stone built semi-detached family property • 3 Bedrooms • 2 Reception rooms • Off road parking • Private walled garden to rear • Cellar providing storage • Retained character throughout • Close to the town centre • Shepherds hut

The Area
Wolsingham 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
Willow House, 11 West End is a traditional, generously proportioned stone-built semi-detached family home dating from the eighteenth century, located in the heart of Wolsingham. It has many period features, such as wooden sash windows, original cast-iron fireplaces, a large stone inglenook fireplace and an ornate Georgian bread oven. In the walled garden there is a Shepherd’s Hut with a wood-burning stove, currently used as an office. The property is ideally suited to a variety of purchasers.

The main entrance leads into a small lobby with stairs directly ahead up to the first floor bedrooms and bathroom. To the right hand side is the living room, a spacious, light-filled reception room with a sliding sash window to the front. It has a working cast iron fireplace with slate hearth which gives the room character.

The dining room is to left of the entrance lobby and has stripped wooden floors, a sliding sash window and the original stone inglenook fireplace with a cast iron stove. Above the fireplace is a Sheila Maid drying rack. This room looks out on to the small front garden, planted mainly for spring and early summer interest, surrounded by a beech hedge.

A wooden door from the dining room leads to a closet space for boots, shoes and coats, with access to the large cellar, which is subdivided into two rooms giving extra storage and workshop space alongside electric and plumbing for a washing machine/tumble drier. The gas central heating boiler is also in the cellar.

From the dining room two steps lead down into the kitchen which has tiled flooring and space for freestanding kitchen appliances such as fridge/freezer and gas cooker. There is a fixed unit with a porcelain Belfast sink and mixer tap, whilst the remaining units are freestanding. The kitchen also includes a former Georgian cast-iron bread oven incorporated into the wall, thought to have also been used to house confidential documents by the Dale’s Registrar who previously lived at Willow House.

The entrance lobby stairs lead to the first floor landing. To the right hand side is the master bedroom, a spacious double room overlooking the front garden. The master bedroom also includes a working cast iron fireplace, a focus to this comfortable room.

The second bedroom is on the left hand side of the first floor landing and is also a spacious double room with an attractive cast iron fireplace, whilst the third bedroom is an airy light-filled single room overlooking the walled garden.
The family bathroom is at the back of the house, and is fitted with a white suite comprising low level WC, enamel bath with electric shower and wash hand basin set upon a pedestal.

Property ref: 121_1601_3803756

Measurements 

Living Room 
4.69m x 3.46m (15' 5" x 11' 4")

Dining Room 
4.64m x 3.79m (15' 3" x 12' 5")

Kitchen 
2.71m x 5.41m (8' 11" x 17' 9")

Bedroom One 
4.71m x 4.53m (15' 5" x 14' 10")

Bedroom Two 
4.66m x 4.03m (15' 3" x 13' 3")

Bedroom Three 
2.75m x 3.13m (9' x 10' 3")

Bathroom 
2.71m x 2.22m (8' 11" x 7' 3")

Externally 
At the front of Willow House is an enclosed garden with surrounding beech hedge giving privacy to the house. A cobbled hard standing provides off road parking for one vehicle. At the back of the house is a secluded, walled south-facing garden planted with rare perennials, shrubs and ornamental trees, apple and cherry trees and a herb garden. There are also two seating areas and a small oval lawn. At the back of the garden is a Shepherd’s Hut, which has a wood burning stove and an electricity supply from the house allowing it to be used for a variety of purposes, such as a garden room or an office.

(EPC) EEC next to EIR 
This property is currently rated ‘E’.

Notes 
1. There is a right of access from the rear garden across the neighbouring property for refuse collection.

Directions 
Travelling from the centre of Wolsingham (Market Place) travel west on the A689 for approximately 500 yards, the property is located on the left hand side identified by a George F White for sale board.

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Listing History

Added on Rightmove:
30 September 2016

Nearest station

  • Bishop Auckland (9.8 mi)
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Nearest station

  • Bishop Auckland (9.8 mi)
Distances are straight line measurements from centre of postcode

To view this property or request more details, contact:

George F.White, Wolsingham

8 Front Street, Wolsingham, DL13 3AA

01388 334704 Local call rate

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