3 bedroom semi-detached house for sale11 West End, Wolsingham, Bishop Auckland, County Durham
Sold STC £275,000
• 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
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.
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
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