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5 bedroom town house for sale

Convent Gardens, Wolsingham, Bishop Auckland, County Durham

Sold STC £330,000

Property Description

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Generously proportioned town house conversion
• 5 Bedrooms, 2 Ensuite • Spacious living accommodation • Modern fitted kitchen and bathroom • Gardens to front and rear • Single garage • Sought after location • Set close to the town centre of Wolsingham

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
2 Convent Gardens is a substantial family house set close to the town centre of Wolsingham. Originally constructed in 1892, the property was converted from the St Anne’s Convent School in 2007 to provide a range of unique and spacious family homes and apartments. Set over 3 floors, the property benefits from versatile accommodation ideally be suited to family living.

The main entrance to the property is accessed from the rear and leads into the bright and airy entrance hallway which features oak Parquet flooring with stairs leading to the first floor. The hallway benefits from a useful cloaks cupboard as well as a fully tiled ground floor WC, which is heated via a chrome heated towel rail and fitted with a white suite comprising low level WC with concealed cistern and wall mounted wash hand basin.

To the right hand side, lies the generously proportioned dining kitchen which is fitted with an ample range of base and wall mounted units. The room is lit via spots to the ceiling and under counter lighting, whilst the base units are topped with light grey granite worktops which incorporate a stainless steel sink with pull down mixer spray tap as well as an instant hot water tap. Integral appliances include dishwasher, 4 burner gas hob with extractor over and 2 separate Neff electric ovens, whilst there is also ample space for a freestanding American style fridge/freezer. The large bay window overlooking the rear gardens allows the room to be flooded with light, whilst wall to floor pantry cupboards complete the kitchen. Two wall hung radiators also provide a heat source to the room, whilst the gas combination boiler is concealed within the kitchen. The kitchen is serviced by a useful utility/store room providing space, plumbing and power for washing machine and tumble dryer.

To the front of the property is the living room which features high ceilings, creating a spacious feel to the room, whilst the double doors leading onto the patio and the large bay window overlooking the gardens allow the room to be flooded with natural light.

Returning to the entrance hallway, stairs rise to the first floor landing. The master bedroom is situated to the rear of the property and is a generously proportioned double. The room is bright courtesy of the large bay window and high ceilings, whilst the bedroom is conveniently serviced by a dressing area and ensuite. The ensuite facilities comprise of WC, wash hand basin set upon a pedestal and double shower cubicle with mains fed power shower. Heated via a chrome towel rail and under floor heating, the ensuite is fully tiled and is lit via spots to the ceiling.

The second bedroom is also a good sized double situated to the front elevation providing a high level of flexibility and could be used as a further sitting room or study if required. The family bathroom is also situated at first floor level and is fitted with a white suite comprising low level WC with concealed cistern, enamel panel enclosed bath with mains fed power shower over and glass shower screen, and wash hand basin set within a Silestone counter top which extends to include useful storage space. The bathroom features fully tiled flooring, whilst the walls are tiled to splashback level. Lit via spot lights recessed into the ceiling, the family bathroom benefits from underfloor heating and a chrome heated towel rail.

Returning to the first floor landing, stairs rise to the second floor landing where the remaining bedrooms can be found. The third bedroom is situated to the rear elevation and is a double of generous proportions. Also incorporating a separate dressing room/study, the third bedroom is serviced by a fully tiled ensuite comprising low level WC, wash hand basin set upon a pedestal and double shower cubicle with mains fed power shower. Heated via a chrome towel rail, spot lights to the ceiling complete the ensuite.

The fourth bedroom is a further double bedroom is situated to the rear, and features a wall of fitted shelving and useful storage compartments. A dormer window also allows the room to be filled with natural light. The fifth bedroom is a generous single featuring velux skylights and is currently used as a music room.

Property ref: 121_1601_3867905

Living Room 
4.08m x 7.95m (13' 5" x 26' 1")

Kitchen/Breakfast room 
4.37m x 5.65m (14' 4" x 18' 6")

Bedroom 1 
2.56m x 5.67m (8' 5" x 18' 7")

Master Ensuite 

Bedroom 2 
4.06m x 5.83m (13' 4" x 19' 2")

Bedroom 3 
4.15m x 3.53m (13' 7" x 11' 7")

1. A service charge is payable to Kingston Property Services which covers the cost of the maintenance of communal areas.

2. The property is freehold, whilst the garage under ownership of the property is leasehold. The lease for the garage has 990 years remaining. The freeholder is the residents association of St Anne’s Drive

Travelling from the centre of Wolsingham, travel north on the B6292. Continue onto Angate Street, turning left onto Rectory Lane and then immediately right onto St Anne’s Drive. The property is situated on the right hand side. For the benefit of those with satellite navigation, the post code of the property is DL13 3DB.


Bedroom 4 
2.45m x 5.16m (8' x 16' 11")

Bedroom 5 
3.70m x 2.75m (12' 2" x 9')


To the front of the property lies the pleasant lawned gardens, which are well stocked with a variety of mature shrubbery and flowering borders. The garden also incorporates a patio area which provides an ideal area for entertaining. The property also benefits from use of the adjoining communal gardens, whilst to the rear of the property is a further garden which is laid to lawn and single garage. Both the front and rear gardens benefit from outdoor electricity points and outdoor taps.

(EPC) EEC next to EIR 

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Added on Rightmove:
07 July 2016


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