West Blackdene, Bishop Auckland


Guide price

  • Bedrooms: 2
St Ives Cottage is idyllically situated on the bank of the river Wear and boasts easily maintainable accommodation which enjoys a superb position with stunning views over the river beyond. Viewing is recommended to appreciate the accommodation and also the pretty position. The property has an EPC rating (EER) of E 44.

Situation & Amenities

West Blackdene is a hamlet situated near Wearhead in Upper Weardale. The nearby village of St John's Chapel has a range of amenities, including a post office, grocery store and doctor's surgery. There is a regular bus service through Weardale and a choice of local schools. Stanhope is 8.5 miles away and has a larger choice of shops, as well as a bank, fuel station and tourist information centre. Hexham, Carlisle, Newcastle, Durham and Darlington are all within an hour's drive.


St Ives Cottage is idyllically situated on the bank of the river Wear and boasts easily maintainable accommodation which enjoys a superb position with stunning views over the river beyond. The property has accommodation briefly comprising: entrance porch, living room, bespoke fitted kitchen, first floor landing, two bedrooms and a house bathroom. Externally there is a front garden and a charming riverside garden.


Door leading to the entrance porch.

Entrance Porch

With double glazed windows to multi aspects, tiled flooring and stable style door leading to the living room.

Living Room

4.83m x 5.13m

A well presented reception room which combines living space with dining space. Briefly includes painted beamed ceiling, double glazed window to the front elevation, multi fuel stove with back boiler, radiator, stairs rising to the first floor, oak effect laminate flooring and double wooden doors leading to the kitchen.


2.14m x 4.95m

To the rear of the property with two double glazed windows, variety of fitted wall and base units, granite work surface, space for range style cooker, integral extractor hood, integral fridge, integral freezer, integral dishwasher, integral washing machine, double sink unit with mixer tap, exposed painted beamed ceiling, radiator and oak effect laminate flooring.

First Floor Landing

With access to a cupboard housing the hot water tank and providing storage, radiator, laminate flooring and doors leading off to the first floor accommodation. The first floor landing also provides access to a fully boarded attic.

Bedroom One

3.75m x 4.17m

To the front elevation with double glazed window, feature fireplace creating a focal point and overstairs wardrobe.

Bedroom Two

2.27m x 2.74m

To the rear elevation with double glazed window, characterful sloped ceiling and radiator.


2.05m x 2.22m

Including an obscure double glazed window to the rear elevation, bath with shower over, pedestal wash hand basin, WC, characterful sloped ceiling and radiator.


Front Garden

The property is set back behind a small patio style garden which includes planted borders and a gravelled seating area.

Riverside Garden

St Ives Cottage boasts an additional garden which is located across the lane. This area is the hidden gem of the property and is enclosed by wrought iron railings, hedge and fence whilst being laid to lawn and paving. The garden enjoys the benefit of a timber shed along with a superb position overlooking the river Wear beyond.


Mains electricity, drainage and water. Solid fuel central heating via the multi fuel stove which has a back boiler behind.


The property is believed to be offered freehold with vacant possession on completion.

Local Authority

Durham County Council Tel: 03000 26 00 00.

Council Tax

For Council Tax purposes the property is banded B.


Strictly by appointment via GSC Grays.


Particulars written and photographs taken May 2016.

Disclaimer Notice

GSC Grays gives notice that:

1. These particulars are a general guide only and do not form any part of any offer or contract.

2. All descriptions, including photographs, dimensions and other details are given in good faith but no warranty is provided. Statements made should not be relied upon as facts and anyone interested must satisfy themselves as to their accuracy by inspection or otherwise.

3. Neither GSC Grays nor the vendors accept responsibility for any error that these particulars may contain however caused.

4. Any plan is for guidance only and is not drawn to scale. All dimensions, shapes, and compass bearings are approximate and should not be relied upon without checking them first.

5. Nothing in these particulars shall be deemed to be a statement that the property is in good condition, repair or otherwise nor that any services or facilities are in good working order.

6. Please discuss with us any aspects that are important to you prior to travelling to the property.

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