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4 bedroom detached house for sale

Wearhead, Bishop Auckland, DL13

Offers in Excess of £350,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Detached Home Plus Cottage
  • Idyllic Position
  • Stunning Views
  • Area Of Outstanding Natural Beauty
  • Spacious Accommodation
  • Four Bedrooms
  • Potential For Holiday Let
  • Over Half An Acre

Full description

***HOUSE PLUS HOLIDAY COTTAGE*** To quote our client - ''When I stood on the veranda (of the cottage) and looked across the view I knew I wanted to buy this property, before I even looked inside''. The stunning location and striking views across the Wear Valley are sure to impress. This stone built three bedroom property with attached holiday cottage offers spacious accommodation with many charming original features and with beautiful landscaped gardens and parking with the whole site being over 1/2 an acre.

first floor

Main Property

The accommodation is over the upper and lower ground floor with most rooms positioned to take full advantage of the striking views. To the ground floor there is an entrance hallway, modern refitted kitchen breakfast room, Two double bedrooms including a beautifully proportioned master bedroom with feature fireplace (currently used as a reception room), modern refitted family bathroom/WC and utility room. To the lower floor there is a spacious lounge with original forge fireplace and dining room with patio doors overlooking rear garden and views beyond as well as a third double bedrooms/study.

Historic Interest

The property dates back to around 1790 and was the forge for the historic lead mining complex of Newhouse and although not grade listed is noted by Durham County Councils Conservation Department as a building of some historic interest. Artifacts relating to the history of the building are still being found by the current owners, an anti personal canon ball being their latest find. The frontage, which now belongs to the property is the ancient highway and would have been used by the horse drawn pit carts and traverses the front and also the side of the property.

Entrance Hall

Front entrance door, central heating radiator and stairs leading to the lower ground floor.

Kitchen 15' 6" x 12' 4" (4.72m x 3.76m )

Modern recently refitted kitchen with a range of cream fronted solid wood fronts and marble work top with sunken sink and breakfast bar, integrated central heating plinth heaters and a range of integrated appliances including oven and hob with extractor hood over, 'Osbourne' wine cooler, built in microwave and 'Jenair' American fridge freezer, 'Franke' Water purifying tap and 'Insinkerator' waste disposal unit. Adding to the charm of this impressive area there is a part vaulted ceiling, exposed stone wall, double glazed window to side and a low sill double glazed picture window facing the beautiful views to rear.

Utility Room 22' 8" x 5' 0" (6.91m x 1.52m )

With a range of wall and base storage units incorporating sink unit, integrated under counter fridge and freezer and space and plumbing for washing machine. Two double glazed windows and door to front as well as tiled flooring making for a useful boot room if required.

Inner Hall

The main entrance hallway into the property with double glazed door to front and wood effect flooring.

Bedroom1 15' 3" x 12' 9" (4.65m x 3.89m )

Double glazed sash window to rear, central heating radiator and exposed stone fireplace with multi fuel burning stove.

Bedroom2 11' 3" x 11' 3" (3.43m x 3.43m )

Double glazed sash window to rear, central heating radiator and loft access.

Bathroom / WC

White suite comprising spa whirlpool bath with shower attachment over, pedestal sink, WC, separate corner shower cubicle with mains powered shower, spotlights, chrome heated towel rail tiled walls and flooring and double glazed window to rear.

Lower Ground Floor

Lounge 17' 1" x 14' 4" (5.21m x 4.37m )

Two double glazed sash windows to rear, exposed beams to ceiling, original forge stone fire place with open fire, central heating radiator and archway to the dining room.

Dining Room 14' 3" x 14' 1" (4.34m x 4.29m )

Double glazed patio doors, space for 6/8 seat dining table, feature exposed wall, wood effect laminate flooring and central heating radiator.


Bedroom Three / Study 11' 7" x 10' 7" (3.53m x 3.23m )

Double glazed window to rear, spotlights and central heating radiator.

Holiday Cottage

The self contained cottage has an open plan living space to upper floor with open beam ceiling, lounge/dining area with log burning stove and open plan modern kitchen. To the lower ground floor there is a double bedroom with bathroom/WC.

The cottage has successfully been let out on a holiday let basis over recent years as a small business receiving great reviews through industry websites (please see attached links for details.)

Bedroom 13' 3" x 11' 7" (4.04m x 3.53m )

Double glazed windows to rear and side, exposed beams to ceiling, spot lights and electric radiator with door leading to a walk through utility area/dressing area with plumbing and space for washing machine and door leading to bathroom/WC.

En-Suite Bathroom

White suite comprising panelled bath with attachment shower over, WC and vanity sink unit, heated anti mist illuminated mirror, tiled walls and flooring and chrome heated towel rail.

Lounge / Kitchen

A delightful open plan living area with contemporary fitted kitchen having integrated oven and hob, under bench fridge, sink, wine rack. With double glazed windows looking out over the stunning views, exposed stone walls. vaulted ceiling and log burning stove burner.

Cottage Garden

Cottage garden with own access, fully enclosed and tiered with decked balcony overlooking the valley.



Generous tiered gardens with multi leveled paved patios and lawned gardens all with a very private aspect to rear and looking out over the spectacular views across the Wear Vally in this designated area of outstanding natural beauty. To the eastward end of the gardens there is a large patio area and uncultivated wooded wildlife garden.

There is parking to two cars adjacent to the property and attractive open plan frontage setting the property back from the highway.


A larger than average paved patio area with rear 2 insulated dog kennels with covered runs looking out over views and local wooded area with stone built out building and steps leading up to cottage.


Parking for up to three vehicle to the front of the property. There is also access to the rear of the property providing additional parking for several vehicles if required.


Oil central heating, double glazed windows, mains electricity and water and septic tank sewerage.


We endeavour to make our sales particulars accurate and reliable, however, they do not constitute or form part of an offer or any contract and none is to be relied upon as statements of representation or fact. Any services, systems and appliances listed in this specification have not been tested by us and no guarantee as to their operating ability or efficiency is given. All measurements have been taken as a guide to prospective buyers only, and are not precise. Please be advised that some of the particulars may be awaiting vendor approval. If you require clarification or further information on any points, please contact us, especially if you are traveling some distance to view. Fixtures and fittings other than those mentioned are to be agreed with the seller.


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22 October 2016

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