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1 bedroom cottage for sale

20 High Town, Westgate, Bishop Auckland, County Durham

Sold STC £39,950

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Traditional character cottage set within idyllic dales location
• FOR SALE BY PUBLIC AUCTION • 1 Bedroom with loft conversion • Scope for modernisation • Pleasant Dales location • No onward chain • Riverside Garden • EPC Rating G

The Area
Westgate is a very pleasant traditional dales village with a public house and easy access to a number of picturesque walks, cycle rides, and bridle ways. It benefits from a bus service both up and down Weardale providing access to the larger villages of St Johns Chapel and Stanhope. These villages provide doctors and dental surgeries and a number of public houses and shops together with other local businesses.

For a more comprehensive range of facilities the local market towns of Barnard Castle, Hexham and Bishop Auckland can all be accessed within approximately 30 minutes drive. These too offer a full range of professional services and more in terms of leisure.

For the commuter, the region’s business centres of Darlington, Durham and Newcastle are all within one hour. These cities offer main line railway stations with links nationwide and Durham Tees Valley and Newcastle International Airports offer both domestic and international flights.

The Property
Woodbine Cottage is set within the picturesque village of Westgate in a peaceful location situated near the river. The cottage is located on a popular scenic walk up the Middlehope Burn passing waterfalls and lead mining heritage through the ancient Slitt Wood to the open moors. The property would ideally be suited to a holiday let or second home.

The main entrance leads straight into the living area which is a light and airy space due to the large window which over looks the front patio. The room is heated by a multi fuel stove with a stone inglenook and stone tiled hearth whilst the living room also has a useful storage cupboard.

From here the kitchen lies under the stairs and homes a Belfast sink with mixer tap set within a small unit. A small window allows natural light and the kitchen also has shelves to the wall.

Returning to the living room wooden stairs rise to the first floor. The wooden floor continues into the bedroom which with its large window allows natural light into the room. There is a useful under stair cupboard and a further cupboard which houses the hot water tank.

Returning to the landing the family bathroom is fitted with low level WC, sink set upon a pedestal and panelled bath. There are shelves to the wall along with an opaque window. From the landing stairs rise to the attic room with wood flooring and beams to the ceiling, with the roof boarded out. The room is lit by a sky light and further window.

Property ref: 121_1601_4144734

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



Bedroom One 
1.35m x 4.66m (4' 5" x 15' 3")

Attic Room 
4.61m x 4.65m (15' 1" x 15' 3")

Set slightly away from the property lies the peaceful garden which over looks the river.

1. There is not a fully fitted kitchen in the property
2. The property benefits from a right of access across the front of the neighbouring property

From Wolsingham head westwards on the A689 through Frosterley, Stanhope and Eastgate and on entering Westgate turn right for Rookhope, the property is located approximately 300m down the lane on the left hand side.

Living Room 
4.55m x 4.56m (14' 11" x 15')

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Added on Rightmove:
21 September 2016

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