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5 bedroom semi-detached house for sale

Front Street, Stanhope, Bishop Auckland, DL13

Offers in Excess of £425,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Property Of Historic Interest
  • FIVE Bedrooms
  • Study & Bar & Two Cellar Rooms
  • EPC Grade = E
  • Bathroom/Steam room
  • Stone Arch To Cobbled Courtyard
  • Landscaped Rear Garden
  • Stunning Views To Rear
  • Garage & Parking

Full description

An impressive five bedroom stone-built Grade II listed residence situated in the heart of the picturesque market town of Stanhope, in Weardale, Co. Durham. The property retains many original and historic features, including two Frosterley Marble fireplaces, as well as being sympathetically updated to include gas central heating, modern refitted bespoke kitchen and Scandinavian style bathroom/steam room.

The property is well proportioned throughout with spacious and flexible living accommodation. There are also two large cellar rooms with vaulted ceilings, containing a disused well. A gated stone archway leads to a cobbled courtyard and garage, offering parking for three cars. To the rear are beautiful landscaped southward-facing gardens enjoying an elevated position, with glorious views to the rear across the Wear Valley.

This property would ideally suit those looking for a large spacious family property with generous lawned gardens and with many of the rooms boasting impressive dimensions.

Briefly comprising: entrance porch, entrance hall, reception hallway, kitchen breakfast room, lounge, dining room, bar room, and utility/wc to ground floor; with galleried landing, master bedroom with walk-in dressing room, study, store room, 'Scandinavian style' steam room/bathroom and separate WC to first floor; and four further double bedrooms and shower room/wc to second floor.

Externally To the front of the property, accessed via a gated stone archway, is a paved/cobbled courtyard with garage/workshop and parking for 2 to 3 cars. To the rear of the property lies a pleasant and well maintained lawned garden with mature borders which is not overlooked to rear

This substantial period property dates back to around 1697, built as the new vicarage for Stanhope Parish, later becoming the residence of Joseph Butler, Bishop of Bristol and Durham, from 1725 to 1733. It became the service wing to the new larger vicarage in 1857.

EPC Grade = E

Entrance Porch

Glazed door to front, tiled flooring and access to storage room.

Entrance Hall

Stone flooring, fitted storage cloak cupboards and storage cupboard housing gas fired central heating system; with door leading into reception hallway.

Reception Hallway

Window to front, stairs to first floor and space for small seating area.

Kitchen Breakfast Room 16' 2" x 21' 4" (4.93m x 6.5m )

A modern refitted 'Georgian' style kitchen with a wide range of ivory coloured wall, display and base units with dark contrasting work surfaces, centre island units, matching one and a half Porsche-designed sink unit with single handle mixer tap with pull out spray. Integrated appliances include refrigerator, dishwasher and double oven with rotisserie function. A focal point chimney recess houses a five ring induction hob with extractor hood canopy and tiled surround. There are two central heating radiators, waxed oakwood flooring, two windows to front and space for 6 seat breakfast table.

Lounge 21' 1" x 17' 5" (6.43m x 5.31m )

An impressively proportioned reception room with feature stone-built fireplace housing gas fire with polished Italian marble inset and hearth with stone display plinths, oak laminate flooring, hardwood window and UPVC double glazed double French Doors overlooking rear garden.

Dining Room 20' 10" x 12' 5" (6.35m x 3.78m )

A formal dining room with crystal glass chandelier and two windows overlooking the rear garden, central heating radiator. A feature Frosterley Marble fireplace encloses a large multi fuel burner which is integrated into the central heating system.

Bar Area 13' 0" x 9' 1" (3.96m x 2.77m )

With timber built copper-topped bar with fitted drinks and glassware shelving, and a small bar seating area with heated foot rail. The bar is fitted with functional hand pulls with pipework to cellar which is accessed via restricted access hatch located behind bar.

Utility Room 7' 7" x 8' 2" (2.31m x 2.49m )

Fitted utility room with wall and base units, work surface incorporating sink unit with drainer, plumbing for automatic washing machine and dishwasher, space for fridge freezer, door leading to courtyard and fitted with low level WC.


Vaulted Wine Cellar 19' 10" x 13' 3" (6.05m x 4.04m )

Accessed via stone stairs with hand rail, Previously used as a wine cellar.

Vaulted Cellar 18' 3" x 13' 11" (5.56m x 4.24m )

Stone walled vaulted cellar room with arched recesses and disused water well.

First Floor

First Floor Landing

Galleried landing with spindled balustrade, window to front on half landing and storage cupboard.

Master Bedroom 17' 4" x 17' 3" (5.28m x 5.26m )

Two windows to rear, stripped Canadian Pine floorboards, double panelled radiator, walk-in dressing room (6'6 x 12'2) with double panelled radiator and a walk-in airing cupboard(4'4 X 11').

Study / Bedroom 13' 3" x 12' 5" (4.04m x 3.78m )

Window to rear, double panelled radiator and Frosterley Marble fireplace with feature tiled inset.

Family Bath / Steam Room 13' 3" x 7' 8" (4.04m x 2.34m )

A modern bespoke quality refitted Scandinavian style bathroom. Suite comprising white bath semi sunken into cedar wood decking, separate enclosed shower/steam room, vanity sink, thermostatic radiator plus heated towel rail with separate electricity supply, window to rear and built-in storage cabinets.

Store Room 13' 3" x 3' 5" (4.04m x 1.04m )

Walk in store room with fitted shelving, window to rear.

Second Floor

Second Floor Landing

Two windows to front, built-in storage and linen cupboards.

Bedroom 17' 8" x 13' 8" (5.38m x 4.17m )

Window to rear and single panel radiator.

Bedroom 13' 8" x 8' 11" (4.17m x 2.72m )

Window to rear and double panel radiator.

Bedroom 13' 8" x 11' 5" (4.17m x 3.48m )

Window to rear and single panel radiator.

Bedroom 13' 8" x 12' 7" (4.17m x 3.84m )

Window to rear, single panel radiator.

Shower Room / WC

Modern refitted shower room with one and a half sized corner shower cubicle with curved glass screen door, pedestal sink and low level WC with PVC clad walling, chromed heated towel rail and spot lights to ceiling.



To the front of the property is an enclosed, cobbled, courtyard with gated stone-arched entrance allowing parking for two cars, garage with parking for a further vehicle with workshop area, and stone-built coal house.

Rear Garden

To the rear of the property lie attractively landscaped southward facing gardens, enjoying an elevated position and affording beautiful views to the Wear valley and surrounding coutryside. Block paved patio area, stone-built pond currently used as a sand-pit, fruit cage containing trained cherry and plum trees, strawberry, gooseberry and raspberry plants; well stocked mixed borders enclosing a lawn with feature flowering plum tree.
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09 June 2016


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