Butterknowle, Bishop Auckland

£460,000

Guide price

  • Bedrooms: 4
An attractive stone built property occupying a prominent position with far reaching countryside views. The property has spacious accommodation with the current owners adding a versatile double height extension to the property with a spacious reception room, bedroom and shower room to the first floor with the added benefit of a balcony to enjoy the views. The original house has two spacious reception rooms, a dining kitchen, substantial utility and ground floor shower room. Accessed by a separate staircase, the original house has three further bedrooms and a house bathroom. Externally the property benefits from spacious gardens, mainly laid to lawn to three sides and patio seating areas as well as ample parking and a detached double garage.

Situation & Amenities

Barnard Castle 7 miles, Bishop Auckland 9 miles, Darlington 16 miles. Please note all distances are approximate. The property is set in a picturesque area within open countryside, to the south of popular Hamsterley forest. The villages of Butterknowle and Copley are located in the Gaunless Valley in scenic lower Teesdale and Barnard Castle and Bishop Auckland are easily reached and provide plentiful amenities. There are many beautiful places to visit including nearby Hamsterley Forest, the Wear Valley Railway and picturesque walking countryside are all easily accessed from the property. The village of Butterknowle itself has a primary school, village hall, doctors surgery and public house.

Description

An attractive stone built property occupying a prominent position with far reaching countryside views. The property has spacious accommodation with the current owners adding a versatile double height extension to the property with a spacious reception room, bedroom and shower room to the first floor with the added benefit of a balcony to enjoy the views. The original house has two spacious reception rooms, a dining kitchen, substantial utility and ground floor shower room. Accessed by a separate staircase, the original house has three further bedrooms and a house bathroom. Externally the property benefits from spacious gardens, mainly laid to lawn to three sides and patio seating areas as well as ample parking and a detached double garage.

Accommodation

Hallway

The front door leads into the entrance hallway with solid oak flooring and doors leading to the kitchen, sitting room, dining room, ground floor shower room and through to the rear porch. Stairs to the first floor. Storage cupboard and a radiator.

Living Room

With a window to the front overlooking the front garden and superb views towards open countryside. A multi fuel stove with a stone surround and slate hearth. Solid oak flooring, cornicing detail. Radiator. Door leading into the sitting room.

Sitting Room

A triple aspect room with windows to the front, side and rear overlooking the gardens. French doors lead out to a substantial patio within the rear garden. Solid oak flooring. Solid oak staircase leading to the separate bedroom and shower room. Radiator. The extension could be used as a self-contained living space if required.

Kitchen

A range of wall and base units with wooden frontage and granite effect work surfaces with space for a dishwasher. Sink unit with mixer tap and drainer, oil fired Aga (which acts as the primary water heater for the property) and space for a dining table. There is a window looking into the rear porch and a window overlooking the rear garden. Tiled flooring, loft access and a radiator. A partially glazed door leading into the utility.

Dining Room

Bay window to the front, solid oak flooring, picture rail, cornicing detail and radiator. Door leading into a separate study with window to the side.

Utility

Tiled flooring from the kitchen continues into the utility which has a split level. Free standing stainless steel unit with sink, mixer tap and drainer. Dual aspect overlooking the gardens. Loft access and radiator. Door to the side leading out to the rear garden. The Worcester boiler is housed here. Plumbing for a washing machine and tumble dryer.

Ground Floor Wet Room

With a recently modernised suite, comprising walk-in shower with rainwater shower head, vanity wash hand basin with storage and low level WC. Contemporary tiled flooring and walls. Chrome heated towel rail and a frosted glazed window to the side.

Rear Porch

Door and windows overlooking the rear garden with a door leading out to the rear of the property and tiled flooring and walls.

First Floor Landing

The staircase leading up has an oak handrail and spindle banister. The main landing has an arched window to the side and a window overlooking the rear. Doors leading to three bedrooms and the house bathroom. Loft access and a walk in cupboard.

Bedroom One

A double bedroom with window to the front with stunning open countryside views. Picture rail. Radiator.

Bathroom

A recently fitted white suite comprising an oak panel bath with hand held shower attachment, pedestal wash hand basin, low level WC. Sliding mirrored doors to the airing cupboard, chrome heated towel rail and frosted glass window to the rear. Tiled flooring and walls, electric underfloor heating and an extractor fan.

Bedroom Two

A double bedroom with a window to the front with open countryside views, picture rail, wall mounted electric feature fire. Radiator.

Bedroom Three

A single bedroom with a window to the front with open countryside views. Picture rail. Radiator.

First Floor

The second first floor landing has doors leading to the shower room, the fourth bedroom with a window to the rear and loft access.

Bedroom Four

A double bedroom with window to the side and French doors leading out to the balcony with a stone wall and far reaching countryside views. Radiator.

Shower Room

With a step-in corner shower with jets, steam room function and rainwater shower head, low level WC, pedestal wash hand basin. Tiled flooring and walls and a frosted glass window to the rear. Shaving point, extractor fan, chrome heated towel rail. Radiator.

Externally

Double wrought iron gates lead into a gravelled parking area for several vehicles and to a stone built double garage.

There is a low stone wall and a gate with a paved pathway leading up to the rear door. Gardens surround the property with a lawn to the side and flower beds. The garden leads round to the front to a generously sized garden which is mainly laid to lawn with hedged boundaries and rockery areas. The path leads around the perimeter of the property. The rear garden is mainly laid to lawn with a substantial patio seating area adjacent to the property and an additional patio adjacent to the garage as well as a storage outbuilding with double doors, coal shed and log store. External water tap.

Garage

A detached stone built, double garage with two up and over doors at the front, currently housing 3 cars with workshop space at the rear, pedestrian door to the side and three windows. The garage also has an external socket, suitable for hook up to a caravan

Tenure

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

Services and Other Information

The property is serviced by oil fired central heating, with the oil fired Aga acting as the primary water heater for the property as well as the central heating boiler also having water heating option. Mains electric and water connected. The property has a private septic tank which is located through a gate in the front garden.

Local Authority and Council Tax Band

Durham County Council Tel: 03000 26 00 00.

The property is banded E.

Particulars & Photographs

The particulars were written and the photographs taken in July 2021.

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