Southside, Butterknowle, Bishop Auckland
£450,000

Guide price

Bedrooms: 3
Cobweb Cottage is an attractive stone built detached property, situated on the edge of the village of Butterknowle with superb far reaching views. This well presented home offers deceptive and spacious living accommodation with character features throughout, including cast iron fireplace, latch doors, multi-fuel stove and cornice detail. This superb home has two reception rooms, as well as a spacious dining kitchen and conservatory to the ground floor, three bedrooms, two of which are generous doubles, house bathroom with separate WC. The property is strategically positioned with the majority of the windows facing the rear of the property to enjoy the superb open aspect over the attractive gardens, privately owned land and countryside beyond. The property also benefits from a useful outside store/ shelter which could be utilised as stabling and an additional attached stone built loose box, as well as land extending to 1.74acres approx. which is separated into two paddocks.

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

Cobweb Cottage is an attractive stone built detached property, situated on the edge of the village of Butterknowle with superb far reaching views. This well presented home offers deceptive and spacious living accommodation with character features throughout, including cast iron fireplace, latch doors, multi-fuel stove and cornice detail. This superb home has two reception rooms, as well as a spacious dining kitchen and conservatory to the ground floor, three bedrooms, two of which are generous doubles, house bathroom with separate WC. The property is strategically positioned with the majority of the windows facing the rear of the property to enjoy the superb open aspect over the attractive gardens, privately owned land and countryside beyond. The property also benefits from a useful outside store/ shelter which could be utilised as stabling and an additional attached stone built loose box, as well as land extending to 1.74acres approx. which is separated into two paddocks.

Accommodation

A partially glazed main door leads into the entrance porch/utility room.

Entrance Porch/Utility Room

With a good range of base units with solid wood worksurfaces, Belfast sink with mixer tap, plumbing for a washing machine, two windows to the side, loft access, space for cloaks hanging, terracotta quarry tiled flooring and radiator. A stain glass door leading into the breakfast kitchen.

Breakfast Kitchen

With a good range of base units with cream frontage and solid wood worksurfaces, a ceramic sink with mixer tap, space for a dishwasher, sash windows overlooking the main gardens and superb countryside views beyond, a window looking into the living room, space for a dining table and fridge/freezer, terracotta quarry tiles, radiator and partially glazed door leading into the inner hall.

Inner Hall

Staircase leading up to the first floor, parquet flooring, radiator and a latch door leading into the living room.

Living Room

A light room with log burning stove, door and windows looking into the conservatory, a partially glazed door leading into the dining room, multi-fuel stove and an alcove with shelving, radiator, window looking into the kitchen and a useful storage cupboard and parquet flooring.

Dining Room

With double sash windows overlooking the gardens with coving detail and cast iron fireplace with tiled hearth.

Conservatory

With windows to three sides to take in the views over the gardens, land and open countryside beyond, double doors leading out to the gardens and radiator.

First Floor Landing

With doors leading to the three bedrooms, house bathroom and separate WC, spindle bannister, loft access, radiator and window to the rear..

Master Bedroom

A double bedroom with two windows, one to the side and a sash window to the front showcasing the far reaching countryside views, loft access and a radiator.

Bedroom Two

A spacious double bedroom with a good range of fitted wardrobes and storage, sash window to the front showcasing the open countryside views, radiator and a feature fireplace with tiled surround and hearth.

Bedroom Three

A good sized single bedroom with a sash window to the front showcasing countryside views, cornicing detail and a radiator.

House Bathroom

A freestanding roll top bath with shower above, pedestal wash hand basin, exposed timber floorboards, a traditional style radiator and towel rail, wood panelling, a sash window to the front and extractor fan. There is a separate WC with a low level WC and a window to the rear and timber floorboards and a radiator.

Externally

The property is approached through a timber gate leading to a hardstanding area with private parking for several vehicles. The main gardens are stone walled and mainly laid to lawn with well stocked flower beds and borders housing a variety of mature shrubs and planting. There are two stone paved patio seating areas adjacent to the property and conservatory. A pedestrian timber gate leads into the field along with a metal five bar gate. There is also an attached stone stable to the main house which has the potential to be incorporated into living accommodation if required (subject to necessary consents).

Land and Outbuildings

Beyond the gardens there is a breeze block outbuilding which could be converted into stabling if required, water and power connected. There is hardstanding adjacent and a gate which leads into the first paddock. The first paddock is timber and wire fenced suitable for livestock with an orchard and a separate area currently used for a chicken run. There is also a custom made raised seating area suitable for alfresco dining and a firepit. An additional meadow/grazing field is located beyond the paddock which has timber fenced and hedged boundaries and a metal five bar gate. The land extends to 1.74acres approx.

Tenure

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

Local Authority and Council Tax

Durham County Council Tel: 03000 26 00 00.

For Council Tax purposes the property is banded D.

Particulars

Particulars written in May 2022.

Photographs taken in May 2022.

Services and Other Information

Mains electricity, drainage and water are connected. Oil fired central heating.

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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