5 bedroom semi-detached house for sale54 Front Street, Stanhope, Bishop Auckland, County Durham
Guide Price £425,000
• Beautifully presented Georgian semi-detached house • 5 Bedrooms • 3 Reception rooms plus Amdega conservatory • Many original features throughout • Grade II Listed • Pleasant rear gardens • Single attached garage • Ideal commuter location
Stanhope is a thriving community at the heart of Weardale, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, with easy access to surrounding countryside. It boasts all necessary facilities, such as doctors and dental surgeries, primary school, churches, cafes and restaurants, petrol station, and a number of local independent businesses. The nearest secondary school is at Wolsingham Comprehensive and Sixth Form College, which is 6 miles away, and pupils may also attend at Barnard Castle or Alston. Newcastle, Durham and Darlington are commutable by car in under an hour and have connections to national rail network. Newcastle International Airport is also just 31 miles away.
The Curatage is a beautifully presented Grade II Listed five bedroom Georgian property with a exquisite tiered garden to the rear. The accommodation is versatile and would ideally be suited to family living, however it would be suitable for a variety of purchasers.
The main entrance is via a wooden door and leads into a vestibule which in turn leads into a large hallway with a cloakroom which comprises of low level WC and hand basin set upon a pedestal.
To the left of the hallway is the kitchen which is fitted with a range of John Lewis solid wood wall and base units topped with granite work surfaces with granite inset sink and drainer unit with mixer tap. The kitchen is tiled to splashback level and is lit by spotlights recessed within the ceiling. The kitchen features a beautiful AGA, American style Fridge/Freezer, integral dishwasher and chopping board set within the work surfaces. A drying rack also hangs above the AGA whilst the large window to the front elevation floods the room with natural light.
The kitchen leads into the exquisite dining room which is of generous proportions and features original wooden beams to the ceiling and wooden shutters to the windows, one of which also homes a window seat and looks into the conservatory. The room is heated by a wood burning stove set within tiled hearth with a beautiful marble surround. The dining room also has an attractive built in display unit.
Double glass doors lead into the large Amdega conservatory with tiled floor and striking views into the rear garden. The conservatory is fully double glazed and has double doors which open up to the garden and patio area. The garage can be accessed from the conservatory via an internal passageway.
Returning to the dining room a further door leads back into the hallway which in turn leads into the stunning living room which boasts many original features. The room is light and airy due to the large window with wooden shutters and views into the garden. The room is heated by a wood burning stove with marble hearth and surround which are part of the listing of the property. There is a unique recess and a charming built in book case with a glass panelled door. Returning to the hallway a door leads down into the useful cellar which has exposed stone stairs and walls with a terracotta tiled floor.
The hallway then leads to an impressive and pleasant study/library, in which the magnificent craftsmanship shines through. The built -in bookcases surround an original peep hole window along with three further windows which look out to the courtyard at the front of the property. There is also the added feature of a ladder on a track as well as a window seat.
Stairs rise to the first floor where to the left hand side, the master bedroom can be found. The room benefits from a range of fitted wardrobes giving generous storage. It has further novel features with the wooden shutters to the large window which overlooks the rear garden which can be enjoyed from the window seat. The master also has the original recess and benefits from a modern wet room which is fully tiled featuring a hand basin, power shower and wall mounted chrome heated towel rail.
Returning to the first floor landing, the second double bedroom has sufficient storage due to the fitted wardrobes with a built in dressing table, whilst the large window with wooden shutters and window seat enjoys a front aspect view.
Bedroom three is also a good sized double and includes fitted wardrobes. The double glazed window has pleasant views overlooking rear garden. Bedroom four, a further double enjoys views to the garden and is fitted with a double glazed window.
Bedroom five is also a double and benefits from an en-suite, ideally suited to a guest room. The en-suite comprises of low level WC and wash basin set upon a pedestal and is tiled to splashback. The bedroom has a front aspect view over the courtyard.
The family bathroom is fitted with a white suite and comprises of low level WC, wash basin set upon a pedestal, Jacuzzi bath and separate shower cubicle. It includes a linen cupboard which stores the water tank, an electric shaver point and has a slate floor.
Property ref: 121_1601_4265203
From Wolsingham travel west on the A689 travelling for approximately 6 miles, travelling through the village of Frosterley and into Stanhope, the property is located on the left opposite the local chemist and can be identified by the featured gates.
There is a well presented courtyard to the front of the property which is enclosed by exquisite gates and benefits from a garage and additional off road parking. To the rear of the property is a substantial tiered garden. Leading from the conservatory lies a patio area perfect for entertaining and is surrounded by mature shrubs, climbing Hydrangea, Wisteria and Jasmine. A number of paths leads down to the various levels filled with further mature trees and shrubs as well as plum, apple, cherry and pear trees. The path leads to the lawned area at the lower level of the garden.
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This property is currently rated is currently ‘D’.
1. The neighbouring property owns one of the two garages in the courtyard.
2.There is an historic shared access to the rear of the property which is a legacy from the Curatage being divided into two dwellings. This is footstep access from the garages and through the conservatory and rear garden and is for the purposes of maintenance.
3. The property is Grade 2 Listed.
4. The fire place in the living room is part of the listing.
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