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The Old Forge, 3 East Park, Bishop Auckland, DL14 0DQ


Property Description

Key features

  • The Old Forge is surrounded by peace and tranquility a 200 year old cottage filled with charm and character
  • 2/3 Bedroom property with two reception rooms and breakfasting kitchen
  • Lounge with full height chimney breast, log burner and mezzanine.
  • Spacious dining room with stripped wood flooring and French doors.
  • Well-proportioned bedrooms with contemporary bathroom with walk in shower.
  • Lawned gardens, extensive patio area looking directly onto open fields
  • Private gated entrance with double detached garage.

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

A home with history, the peace and tranquility that surrounds The Old Forge today contrasts sharply with the noise and activity that would once have been daily life at the village blacksmiths.
Today it's only the sound of birds and the scent of the countryside that characterise this charming property that could be the perfect home or holiday cottage in the Durham Dales.
Built in 1812, it is thought to have been two cottages originally with a connection to the nearby engineman's house and possibly linked with the Stockton and Darlington Railway that started around a decade later.
The buildings stand as they did 200 years ago and lots of original internal features have been preserved including stone sills, beamed ceilings, fireplaces and exposed stone and brick. Together with a range in the kitchen, timber doors with latches, stripped floorboards and wood burning stoves complemented by old school-style column radiators, it all adds up to the kind of vintage charm that is highly desirable in a cottage.
Living here does not require a shift back in time, however, since The Old Forge also offers the luxuries of a modern home.
Stylish lighting, contemporary travertine flooring with underfloor heating in the living room, a modern kitchen with integrated appliances, double glazing throughout and a fabulous bathroom ensure the cottage is as comfortable as it characterful.
The two reception rooms are a generous size, with a feature made of the full height chimney breast in the living room thanks to a mezzanine level that provides a study or library space upstairs.
The two bedrooms are equally well proportioned while the bathroom with its contemporary free-standing bath and walk-in shower is a relaxing haven.
Fully alarmed and secure behind a high fence and gate, the property the ideal lock-up-and-leave second home. A double detached garage provides plenty of storage space, and a large area of hard standing means there is plentiful parking space.
The lawned garden has a fence boundary so is safe for children and offers a lovely place from which to enjoy the views across open countryside.
The Durham Dales is one of the country's finest natural habitats, unspoilt moorland, hills and waterways contributing to the Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty while manmade features like nearby Hamsterley Forest provides miles of walking, cycling and riding trails.
Witton Park is a thriving leisure destination and access to the shops and amenities of Darlington, Bishop Auckland and Barnard Castle is easy via the nearby A68.

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Added on Rightmove:
23 March 2016


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