Stanhope, Bishop Auckland, County Durham


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  • Bedrooms: 11
Grade II* period manor house with Medieval origins • For sale by public auction • Generous accommodation over four floors • Six reception rooms • Eight bedrooms, four doubles with en-suite facilities • Two bedroom self-contained apartment, plus a further one bedroom apartment • Large gardens with ample off road parking • Beautifully presented, spacious family home

2 Stanhope Old Hall

2 Stanhope Old Hall

2 Stanhope Old Hall is a charming period property, filled with an abundance of character and features throughout. The property would create an ideal family home or opportunity to continue the current restaurant and B&B business.

The main entrance to the property leads into a vestibule reception area with wooden flooring which in turn leads into the open plan living/dining room. This room is of excellent proportions, with wooden panelled walls, beams to the ceiling, stone mullioned windows, impressive stone open grate fireplace and flagged stone flooring. The dining area is on a raised level, with wooden flooring enjoying views overlooking the town centre of Stanhope.

From the living area, a door leads into an inner hallway, with grand return staircase leading to the first floor accommodation to the left, useful storage cupboard and access to the rear of the property.


The kitchen is situated on the right hand side, and is fitted with a traditional range of solid wood units with contrasting worktops incorporating porcelain Belfast sink with mixer tap, range style electric cooker as well as space and power points for freestanding fridge/freezer and dishwasher. From the kitchen, the sitting room can be accessed which has an exposed stone feature wall and is heated by a multi-fuel stove and enjoys views overlooking the garden.

The return staircase leads to a landing area, where a cloakroom/WC is situated as well as the laundry room. Continuing up the stairs are two double en-suite bedrooms, both of superb proportions with high quality fixtures and fittings, whilst to the third floor there are also two further double bedrooms, and a further single bedroom all of which are serviced by high quality en-suite facilities.

1 Stanhope Old Hall


Lower Ground Floor - Living Room

16' x 16' 9" (4.88m x 5.11m)

Apartment - Bedroom One

15' 6" x 13' 9" (4.72m x 4.19m)

Apartment - Bedroom Two

11' 1" x 16' 7" (3.38m x 5.05m)

Utility Room

15' 1" x 16' 4" (4.60m x 4.98m)

First Floor - Sitting Room

17' 9" x 16' 8" (5.41m x 5.08m)

Dining Kitchen

20' 8" x 16' 4" (6.30m x 4.98m)

Dining Room

20"8' x 16" 4' (11.28m x 5.28m)

Second Floor - Bedroom One

18' 7" x 17' 3" (5.66m x 5.26m)

Bedroom One En-Suite

Bedroom Two

15' x 14' 6" (4.57m x 4.42m)

Bedroom Two En-Suite

Apartment -Bedroom One

11' x 9' 4" (3.35m x 2.84m)

Apartment - Bathroom

Apartment - Kitchen/Living Room

16' 0" x 17' (4.88m x 5.18m)

Bedroom Five

15' 8" x 9' 8" (4.78m x 2.95m)

Bedroom Five En-Suite

2 Stanhope Old Hall


Ground Floor - Living Room

32' 8" x 18' 9" (9.96m x 5.72m)

Living Room

12' 6" x 17' 5" (3.81m x 5.31m)


12' 11" x 7' 11" (3.94m x 2.41m)

First Floor - Bedroom One

15' 8" x 9' 8" (4.78m x 2.95m)

Bedroom One En-Suite

Bedroom Two

8' x 19' (2.44m x 5.79m)

Bedroom Two En-Suite

Laundry Room

12' 10" x 7' 10" (3.91m x 2.39m)

Second Floor - Bedroom Three

15' 7" x 10' 10" (4.75m x 3.30m)

Bedroom Three En-Suite

Bedroom Four

12' 4" x 11' 11" (3.76m x 3.63m)

Bedroom Four En-Suite

Bedroom Five

Bedroom Five En-Suite



The property is approached through double opening wooden gates leading to principally walled gardens containing a number of mature trees and providing ample parking facilities. Immediately to the front of the property is a carriage driveway with central lawn having established borders and further lawns adjoining extending around to the rear of the property where there is a further gravelled patio area and useful stone built store housing the biomass boiler. There is also a secondary entrance to the rear of the property from Allerton Court, whilst to the side of the property is a range of raised vegetable beds and two greenhouses. There is a pleasant lawned garden to the side of the property, as well as a decked area, ideal for entertaining.

Energy Performance Certificate

(EPC) EEC next to EIR

This property is EPC exempt



• The property is Grade II* listed

• Most of the windows in the property benefits from secondary glazing

• The property is currently run as a B&B and restaurant, in which the business is available by separate negotiation



Head westwards along the A689 up Weardale, through Wolsingham and Frosterley, continuing to the far end of Stanhope where The Old Hall will be found set back on the right handside.

Method of Sale


This property is for sale by the modern method of auction. This process is similar to a normal property purchase but on acceptance of an offer the purchaser will pay a non refundable reservation fee to secure the property. We do not require the purchaser to exchange contracts immediately, however from the date the Draft Contract is received by the buyers solicitor, the buyer is given 56 days in which to complete the transaction, with the aim being to exchange contracts within the first 28 days. Please note this property is subject to an undisclosed reserve price. Terms and conditions apply to the modern method of auction, which is operated by George F White in partnership with The Great North Property Auction. Please see the auction section on our website or visit

Important Notice

Important Notice

Every care has been taken with the preparation of these particulars, but they are for general guidance only and complete accuracy cannot be guaranteed.  f there is any point, which is of particular importance  professional verification should be sought. All dimensions/boundaries are approximate. The mention of fixtures, fittings &/or appliances does not imply they are in full efficient working order. Photographs are provided for general information and you may not republish, retransmit, redistribute or otherwise make the material available to any party or make the same available on any website. These particulars do not constitute a contract or part of a contract.

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