Cotherstone, Barnard Castle, County Durham


Guide price

  • Bedrooms: 5
Cotherstone House is a historic, substantial and well proportioned family home which boasts a prominent position within this highly regarded village and sits on an excellent sized plot creating potential for extension to the original house or alternatively a possible building plot (all subject to obtaining the necessary consents - there is currently no planning permission in place). Offered to the market with no onward chain. EPC (EER) F 21.

Situation & Amenities

Cotherstone House is ideally situated for easy access to the local towns of Barnard Castle, Darlington and Richmond, whilst the cities of Newcastle, Durham, York and Leeds are within easy reach. Main line train stations can be found at Darlington and Durham, with International Airports at Newcastle and Leeds Bradford. The A66 and A1 (M) are easily accessible bringing many areas within commuting distance. Cotherstone benefits from a village shop and post office, two public houses and a popular Primary School. State secondary school with sixth form, public school and prep school at Barnard Castle.


Cotherstone House is a substantial family home with accommodation including a hallway, three reception rooms, kitchen/dining room, pantry, cellar, garden room, WC/cloakroom, first floor landing, five double bedrooms and a bathroom. The property sits on an excellent sized plot including large lawned and planted gardens, stable, garage and a variety of outhouses.


Solid wood door opening to the hallway.


With dado rail, radiator, staircase to first floor and doors leading off to the ground floor accommodation.

Dining Room

3.95m x 5.19m (13'0 x 17'0 )

An excellent sized reception room located at the front of the property with large double glazed bay window, night storage heater and an open fire set on a tiled hearth with wooden surround. This room also has a picture rail and fitted glass fronted display cabinet. There is a door which leads through to the breakfast room.

Breakfast Room

4.85m x 4.12m (15'11 x 13'6 )

Again, another lovely sized reception room placed at the rear of the property with large double glazed bay window, electric fire placed on a marble hearth with stone surround. This room also has a night storage heater, picture rail and exposed beamed ceiling.

Kitchen/Dining Room

4.82m x 5.18m (15'10 x 17'0 )

The heart of this family home! Located at the rear of the property including a variety of fitted wall and base units, stainless steel sink with mixer tap and draining board, tiled splashbacks and the following integrated appliances: electric hob, dishwasher, microwave and oven. There is space for an American style fridge freezer. There is an oil fired Rayburn which can be utilised for cooking and also heats water. Two double glazed windows to the side aspect, patio doors opening to the conservatory and doors to the pantry and living room. The flooring is tiled and there are exposed wooden ceiling beams.

Living Room

3.99m x 4.80m (13'1 x 15'9 )

To the front elevation with large double glazed bay window, second double glazed window to the side aspect, glass fronted display cabinet, night storage heater and an open fire (with back boiler) set in a stone surround.


Accessed off the kitchen is a pantry with two windows to dual aspects and a variety of shelved storage. Steps lower down to the cellar (3.60m x 2.31m).

Conservatory/Entrance Vestibule

1.64m x 3.57m (5'5 x 11'9 )

Accessed off the kitchen and WC/Cloakroom. With double glazed windows overlooking the rear garden and door opening to the exterior.

Ground Floor WC

With obscure double glazed window, understairs storage void, vanity hand wash basin and concealed cistern WC.

First Floor Landing

With attic access hatch, double glazed window overlooking the rear garden, radiator and doors leading off to the house bathroom and five double bedrooms.

Bedroom One

4.96m x 4.10m (16'3 x 13'5 )

A spacious double bedroom with double glazed window to the rear aspect, electric wall mounted heater and a double door storage cupboard.

Bedroom Two

3.95m x 5.29m (13'0 x 17'4 )

Another spacious double bedroom to the front aspect with double glazed window, double door storage cupboard, radiator and open fire with tiled hearth and inset and wooden surround.

Bedroom Three

4.87m x 3.61m (max) (16'0 x 11'10 ( max))

The final bedroom the rear elevation overlooking the garden. With double glazed window, double door storage cupboard, pedestal wash hand basin and night storage heater.

Bedroom Four

4.07m x 3.47m (13'4 x 11'5 )

To the front aspect with double glazed window and radiator.

Bedroom Five

4.02m x 2.86m (13'2 x 9'5 )

To the front aspect with double glazed window and radiator.


Including a bath, WC, vanity wash hand basin, obscure double glazed fire escape window, shower cubicle and tiled flooring.


Stone steps rise up from the rear of the property to an outhouse which is utilised as a utility room.


Located within the rear garden of the property is a building with an open fronted store area (approximately 3.38m x 5.63m). The main building measures approximately 3.19m x 12.22m and has three stable doors, four windows and metal loosebox dividers.


The property boasts an exceptionally large plot of 0.4 acres which is mainly laid to the rear and side aspects of the property. Located within the rear garden is an outbuilding divided into two (approximately 2.34m x 4.09m and 3.74m x 2.11m).


Attached to the side of the property is a lean to garage which measures approximately 4.3m x 10.34m. There is an up and over door opening onto the road, as well as personnel doors to both the front and rear of the property. There is a coal house which abuts into the garage and is accessed from the rear garden.


Mains electricity, drainage and water. Partial solid fuel central heating along with night storage heaters.


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 F.


Strictly by appointment only via contact GSC Grays, Tel 01833 637000.


Particulars written and photographs taken July 2019.

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