High Startforth, Barnard Castle, County Durham


Guide price

  • Bedrooms: 2
A beautiful, spacious, south facing cottage in the heart of Teesdale with lovely countryside views. The cottage dates back three hundred years and was one of the original Yorkshire schools mentioned in Charles Dickens Nicolas Nickelby. A ten minute walk takes you down past the local Church to the River Tees and up into the market town of Barnard Castle which is well known for its antique shops and excellent selection of tearooms. EPC (EER) D 61.

Situation & Amenities

One hours drive West takes you to the Lake District National Park. Barnard Castle town centre 1 mile (by car) 0.6 miles (by foot), Richmond 16 miles, Bishop Auckland 16 miles, Darlington 17 miles, Durham 26 miles (please note all distances are approximate).The property is located in the sought after village of Startforth, west of the historic and popular market town of Barnard Castle. There are a number of nurseries, primary and secondary schools in Barnard Castle including Barnard Castle School and Teesdale School. Darlington and Bishop Auckland are both within close proximity, while the cities of Newcastle, Durham, York and Leeds also easily accessible. The property lies within easy reach of the A66 and A1(M) bringing many areas within commuting distance.


A well presented Grade II Listed cottage with accommodation briefly comprising: hallway, drawing room, living room, dining room, kitchen, first floor landing, two double bedrooms and a bathroom. To the exterior, there is a lawned and planted front garden and a rear yard area.


Stable style door opening to:


With oak flooring, stairs rising to the first floor accommodation and doors leading off to:

Drawing Room

5.36m x 6.15m (17'7 x 20'2 )

Two shuttered windows, inglenook fireplace with solid fuel burning stove, beamed ceiling, exposed feature stone wall, alcove storage and wood flooring.

Living Room

5.25m x 5.23m (max) (17'3 x 17'2 ( max))

Impressive feature inglenook fireplace with exposed stone, multi fuel burning stove, exposed beamed ceiling and shuttered window. Useful understairs storage cupboard.

Dining Room

3.50m x 3.29m (11'6 x 10'10 )

Painted wood panelled walls, wall lights, radiator, window overlooking the rear courtyard and door to the kitchen.


3.49m x 4.38m (11'5 x 14'4 )

Fitted with a range of wall and floor units with contrasting worktops and tiled splashbacks, stainless steel sink unit with mixer tap and drainer, plumbing for washing machine, space for range cooker with stainless steel splashback and extractor hood over, space for freestanding fridge freezer, window overlooking rear courtyard and stable style door to the exterior.

First Floor Landing

Providing access to the first floor accommodation, radiator, fitted bookcase to alcove and access to loft space. There is a study area with window and window seat.

Bedroom One

5.47m x 3.95m (17'11 x 13'0 )

Exposed wood flooring, beamed ceiling, two fitted cupboards, two radiators and window with seat and shutters. Views over the front garden. There is the potential, subject to obtaining the necessary consents, to make a third bedroom in half of the bathroom by taking a passageway off this bedroom giving access to a potential third bedroom, therefore making the bathroom smaller.

Bedroom Two

4.13m x 3.13m (13'7 x 10'3 )

Feature fireplace, radiator, window with seat and shutters. Views over the front garden.


Freestanding slipper bath, shower cubicle, low level wc with concealed cistern, cabinetted hand wash basin with mirror and cupboard, exposed beamed ceiling, heated towel rail, underfloor heating, radiator and access to eaves storage space.


To the front of the property there is a lawned garden with gravelled path leading to the front access. To the rear, there is a yard area with shared access.


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


There is a flying freehold associated with this property.


The property is believed to be offered Freehold with Vacant Possession upon Completion.

Local Authority

Durham County Council Tel: 03000 26 00 00.

Council Tax

For Council Tax purposes the property is banded E.


Strictly by appointment only via contact GSC Grays.


Particulars written and photographs taken April 2019.

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