3 bedroom end of terrace house for sale37 Front Street, Wolsingham, Bishop Auckland, County Durham
• Charming stone built character property • 3 Double bedrooms • Extensive fitted dining kitchen • Central village location • Retained character • Many original features • South facing walled rear yard • Ideal commuter position
Wolsingham is a thriving commuter market town situated approximately 14 miles west of Durham, set within the heart of a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, and is popularly known as “The Gateway to Weardale”. The settlement itself dates back to the Saxon era and retains many points of historical interest; the current town is predominantly situated within a conservation area, with many period properties thus the traditional charm is retained.
The village strikes an ideal balance between the desirable life-style situation, benefiting from a tranquil, relaxed, semi-rural location with numerous outdoor pursuits readily on hand and the fantastic backdrop of the surrounding fells and moorland, together with the accessible location meaning that the dynamic city attractions of both Durham and Newcastle are within a short travelling distance. International Airports at both Newcastle and Durham Tees Valley offer both national and international travel and are both accessible within one hour’s drive. Mainline railway links are also available within the locality, meaning that the village is ideally suited for the commuter. Those seeking the ideal balance between trappings of modern life and the peaceful pace of the Dales will find Wolsingham an ideal location to enjoy.
Wolsingham has a comprehensive range of day to day facilities including a range of local shops, doctors and dental surgeries together with restaurants, public houses and a gymnasium with swimming pool. Mixed schooling is available at both primary and secondary level; both schools are situated within a short walk of the property.
Kiln House, 37 Front Street is a charming stone built property situated in the centre of Wolsingham. The property has been restored in recent years by the current owners to include many original features. Originally built in 1740, the property was initially constructed as two properties, therefore offers spacious accommodation ideally suited to a variety of purchasers.
The main entrance leads into the spacious living room, which is heated via a 10Kw cast iron stove set within an impressive inglenook with stone hearth and wooden mantel over. The floor is laid with stained reclaimed timber, whilst partial wooden panelling to the walls contribute to the character of the property. Steps from the living room lead down to a part landing, where to the left hand side the utility/boot room can be accessed. The utility/boot room features Quarry tiled flooring and is fitted with a range of base units topped with contrasting worktops which incorporate a round stainless steel sink. There is plumbing and power for a washing machine, whilst the gas combination boiler is also concealed within the utility room. The ground floor WC is also accessed from here and comprises low level WC and wash hand basin set upon a pedestal.
Steps lead down to the dining kitchen which is accessed via a wooden part glazed door featuring stainless glass panes from the part landing. The kitchen includes an extensive range of high quality base and wall mounted storage units, some of which are Small Bone, topped with contrasting Walnut butcher’s block style worktops which incorporate a Porcelain Belfast sink with mixer tap with a drainer unit which extends into the worktops. The kitchen also includes a Small Bone island which incorporates a Stoves electric stainless steel double oven. Tiled to splashback level, the kitchen floor is also laid with tiles whilst integral appliances include dishwasher and cream dual fuel AGA with 4 burner hob and hot plate as well as 3 oven compartments. The kitchen also features a cast iron stove set within a stone inglenook with hearth, whilst spot lights recessed within the ceiling complete the room.
Returning to the living room, the restored, exposed timber staircase rises to the first floor landing. Directly ahead lies the family bathroom which is fitted with a white suite comprising of a freestanding ornate roll top bath with floor mounted taps, low level WC, wash hand basin set upon a pedestal and ‘U’ shaped shower cubicle with mains fed shower. Heated via a chrome heated towel rail, spot lights are recessed within the ceiling, whilst the floor is laid with stained reclaimed timber.
Returning to the first floor landing, a further raised landing provides access to the bedrooms and includes the loft hatch which is fully boarded whilst the hatch is fitted with extendable ladders. Steps lead down from the landing into the master bedroom which is an exceptionally sized double bedroom and includes a range of fitted wardrobes, alongside a WC and wash hand basin. The master bedroom is laid with reclaimed timber flooring.
The second bedroom is also a generously proportioned double, and is a light and airy room courtesy of the dual aspect to the front and side elevations, whilst the third bedroom is a further double bedroom and features original wooden floorboards.
Property ref: 121_1601_2966485
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