4 bedroom cottage for sale

East Lodge, Billy Row

Sold STC £285,000

Property Description

Key features

  • DECEPTIVELY SPACIOUS
  • OUTSTANDING VIEWS
  • GARAGE WITH POTENTIAL TO DEVELOP
  • 3/4 BEDROOMS
  • 2/3 RECEPTION ROOMS
  • UNUSUAL LAYOUT
  • SOLAR PANELS NET INCOME 400 PA
  • OFF STREET PARKING
  • GARDENS AND PATIO
  • UPVC DOUBLE GLAZING AND GAS CENTRAL HEATING

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

DESCRIPTION This deceptively spacious and charming stone cottage was built in the 1850's with a more recent extension built in Pease's White brick providing the kitchen and third bedroom. It is steeped in character with many original features and a quirky layout. It sits on an elevated position along a quiet secluded road just off of Institute Terrace and is surrounded by extensive gardens and neighbouring fields. The property commands panoramic views for miles around with Crook in the distance and Temperance Terrace directly beyond the fields. The current owners have had solar panels fitted to the roof which provide a net profit of approximately £400 per year as well as the monthly reduction to their bill. Billy Row village is within easy walking distance where there is a main bus route, a village shop and post office as well as a primary school and a popular pub on the Green. Crook is just a five minute journey where there all the necessary amenities including a new fitness centre, a Lidl store, doctors, health centre, pharmacies, dentist, post office, green grocer, butchers, bakeries and banks, not to mention many hair and beauty salons, fast food outlets and pub kitchens.  

ENTRANCE HALL 16' 0" x 13' 0" (4.88m x 3.96m) Partially glazed UPVC door opening into a bright and spacious reception hallway - large enough for use as a further sitting room. The present owners use this room to play the piano and to sit and read. This room boasts the original open string spindle staircase rising to the next floor and has the original pine doors leading to the rear hall behind the stairs and to the corridor to the main house. Neutrally decorated with plain carpet, gas central heating radiator and UPVC double glazed window overlooking the side patio and rockery. 

REAR HALL/LAUNDRY ROOM A dainty little area with low archway leading into a laundry room and a door opening into the cloakroom. Original pine cupboard providing useful storage space. 

CLOAKROOM Two piece white suite comprising W/C and pedestal wash hand basin, mid height wood panelling to walls with neutral décor, gas central heating radiator and an arched window to the side of the property 

CORRIDOR Created by the current owners, this was originally part of the main dining room however a partition wall with windows was installed to the side of the dining room to create a separate access to the lounge and kitchen. Sliding aluminium double glazed patio doors lead out to the side patio area. 

DINING ROOM 12' 2" x 11' 0" (3.71m x 3.35m) Situated opposite the patio doors this room has had a glazed partition wall installed to encourage the natural light to flow in. Neutrally decorated with plain carpet and gas central heating radiator. Useful under stair storage cupboard and second staircase rising to the first floor 

KITCHEN/BREAKFAST ROOM 15' 0" x 8' 11" (4.57m x 2.72m) Partially glazed doors opening into the country style kitchen providing an array of eye level and base units finished in a soft cream with laminate work tops. Integrated electric oven, hob and extractor hood. Plumbing and space for dishwasher, inset one and a half bowl sink and drainer with mixer tap, space for fridge freezer and double gas central heating radiator. Two UPVC double glazed windows to the side elevation and French doors opening out onto the balcony invite a wealth of natural sunlight to flood through as well as providing a beautiful outlook of the garden and views beyond. A relaxing place to sit and enjoy your morning coffee. 

LOUNGE 16' 0" x 13' (4.88m x 4.27m) An exceptionally spacious room boasting a feature wood fire surround with slate effect tiled hearth and back plate housing an open coal fire, a truly cosy room to enjoy a roaring fire in the winter months. Neutral décor with cornice coving to the ceiling and picture rail. Inset ceiling spot lights, solid wood flooring, gas central heating radiator and UPVC double glazed French doors opening out onto the patio ready to let the summer in. 

STAIRS FROM DINING ROOM Three stairs and a door opening into the second stairwell rising to the first floor landing and giving access to the bathroom, the main bedroom and bedroom three. Neutral décor and plain carpet. 

BEDROOM 1 16' 0" x 13' 0" (4.88m x 3.96m) An exceptionally large double bedroom situated to the front of the property commanding outstanding views over the countryside, this room would also be ideal for a sitting room to fully appreciate the beautiful outlook. Neutrally decorated with plain carpet, gas central heating radiator, tilt and turn UPVC double glazed window. 

BEDROOM 3 15' 0" x8' 11" (3.35m x 3.2m) Also situated to the front of the property a third double bedroom with the same amazing views. Neutrally decorated with wood panelling over the original stone wall, this could be removed to create a feature of the bare stone. Plain carpet, gas central heating radiator and UPVC double glazed window. 

BATHROOM 13' 0" x 11' 0" (3.96m x 3.35m) An exceptionally spacious bathroom with five piece white suite comprising panelled bath, pedestal wash hand basin, low level W/C, bidet and double cubicle with mains shower. Useful sliding wardrobe for storage, wood effect vinyl flooring and tiled splash backs. Gas central heating radiator and UPVC double glazed window to the side elevation. There are dual zone electrics to enable the bathroom to be split into two rooms if required to provide an en-suite to bedroom two. 

BEDROOM 2 13' 0" x 10' 6" (3.96m x 3.2m) Access via the bathroom as well as the main staircase, a good size double bedroom with useful storage area utilised as wardrobe space enclosed behind curtains. Neutral décor, plain carpet, gas central heating radiator, UPVC double glazed window and door leading to the landing giving access to the main stairwell descending to a mid landing area providing access to bedroom 4/study and continuing down to the reception hallway. 

STAIRCASE  

STUDY/FOURTH BEDROOM 13' 0" x 11' 6" (3.96m x 3.51m) Situated to the side of the property in between floors, the study would be equally suitable as a fourth bedroom or young persons sitting room to entertain friends without disturbing the rest of the family. Neutrally decorated with plain carpet, feature chimney breast with stone hearth housing an electric stove, UPVC double glazed door leading out to a small patio giving access to the garage and UPVC double glazed window.  

GARAGE AND GARAGE ROOM 15' 7" x 12' 4" (4.75m x 3.75m) to the rear and 13' 8" x 12' 2" (4.19m x 3.71m)to the garage A single storey garage to the front housing the combi boiler, with electric roller shutter doors and a two storey room behind with fitted cupboards, timber double glazed Velux window and an original round window. Original beamed and vaulted ceiling, Belfast sink, power and lighting and gas central heating radiator. This building has a separate electric supply from the main house and has had a new roof. This could easily be transformed into a self contained granny annex or a teenagers bedsit subject to necessary building and planning consents.  

EXTERNALLY The cottage sits behind solid stone walls on a quiet road with a good size drive providing parking for 4 cars. The current owners have also bought the piece of land to the right of the drive providing parking for a further two cars. The parking bay sits at the top of the plot looking over the extensive gardens that have many different themes to include mature vegetable patches, rockeries, lawned areas scattered with snow drops and daffodils, flower borders, many mature trees including fruits, patio areas to the front and side, a large poly tunnel, several out buildings and garden seats positioned to enjoy the sun, the outstanding views and the bird song at all times of the day. A truly picturesque and tranquil setting. 


Listing History

Added on Rightmove:
22 March 2018

Nearest stations

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  • Shildon (8.4 mi)
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Nearest stations

  • Bishop Auckland (5.7 mi)
  • Shildon (8.4 mi)
Distances are straight line measurements from centre of postcode

To view this property or request more details, contact:

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3 New Elvet, Durham, DH1 3AQ

0191 687 0918 Local call rate

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