Market Place, Barnard Castle, County Durham, DL12

£300,000

Guide price

  • Bedrooms: 2
Full Description

Tenure: Freehold

Strike is pleased to present this stunning property in the picturesque village of Middleton-in-Teesdale. Situated within the North Pennines, an area designated as one of outstanding natural beauty, the newest section of the house dates back to 1820 whilst older sections date back to the mid 18th century. It has been renovated to a high standard whilst retaining many of its original features, and historic character and charm. The two bedroom property provides ample living space as well as enjoying views over the village green, a beautiful church and onto Hudeshope Beck. The sash windows featured throughout the property are double glazed, and the whole house is centrally heated via an oil-fired Rayburn oven with antique-style cast iron radiators in each room. The house is connected to mains water, sewerage and electricity and enjoys superfast fibre internet coverage. A generous boarded attic space with lighting, spanning the entirety of the property, provides useful additional storage. The current owners are open to offers on the basis that the property will be sold unfurnished, part-furnished or fully-furnished.

Briefly, the property comprises:

Ground Floor

Dining room: Upon entering the property you will find a tiled entrance space, leading on to a spacious dining room with wooden flooring. The dining room boasts both wooden panelling and a feature wooden beam leading onto the kitchen. It also features a charming bookcase built into what was formerly a window. There are views out onto the stone-built bridge and beck.

Kitchen: The cosy country kitchen is the heart of the home, featuring the oil-fired Rayburn oven within an original stone inglenook fireplace and tiled flooring. The Rayburn functions as both oven and hob, and provides central heating and hot water. There is a free standing oak unit with black granite counter, and matching oak kitchen island. Wooden worktops look directly out onto the stone bridge and beck to the front elevation. The farmhouse sink adds to the country charm of this kitchen. A useful step leading to the backdoor provides a place to remove and store muddy wellies after a long walk in the stunning local countryside. Through the backdoor there is an outside stone storage shed which houses the oil storage tank.

Master bedroom and ensuite Downstairs there is an exceptionally large bedroom, which was once the local village sweet shop. There are 3 in-built storage cupboards with custom-made wooden doors. The room features a cast iron fireplace, and wooden flooring. An original wooden beam spans two double-glazed sash windows. The extensive size of this room means it could easily fulfil a range of uses within the home, or even be split into two separate rooms. The adjoining ensuite boasts an external entrance, which means this section of the property could also potentially be used as an annex or holiday let, with separate private entrance. The ensuite itself features a roll-top bath and vintage-style shower attachment, as well as an antique French ceramic sink. The feature stone wall includes a space believed to have once been used by blacksmiths to re-shoe horses stationed at the coaching stop, and which is now inventively used to store towels.

First floor

Living room and sunroom : A generous living space provides views of the church and village green, as well as the stone bridge and beck. It has a feature stone wall and bookshelf, an original stone inglenook fireplace complete with antique French log burner, as well as wooden flooring. There are three double-glazed, sash windows complete with exposed wooden lintels. The living room leads onto the adjacent sunroom, a unique space overlooking the village green and church, filling the living room with warmth and light. The sunroom has been sympathetically renovated and boasts wooden sash windows (double-glazed) and feature stone walls.

Bedroom : There is a further spacious bedroom with built-in wardrobe, offering plenty of storage space. A feature stone wall adds plenty of character, as does the wooden flooring and double-glazed sash window, looking out onto the bridge and beck below.

Bathroom : A Victorian-style family bathroom can be found adjoining both the bedroom and landing. The black and white tiled flooring adds elegance, as does the antique style, cast-iron slipper bath with antique-style shower head. There is a Victorian style high level toilet and antique French ceramic sink.

Location

Middleton-in-Teesdale is a sought-after village in the North Pennines, located close to beauty spots such as High and Low Force waterfalls, Gibson's Cave and Cauldron Snout (part of The Pennine Way). The village is a starting point for many beautiful walks and is ever-popular with tourists, walkers and holidaymakers, providing a range of amenities including: supermarket; GP surgery; bank; Post Office; hardware store; garage; butchers; cafes, pubs, restaurants and hotels; primary school; fire station and a range of other small businesses and services. It is within commuting distance of Newcastle, Darlington and Durham and the market towns of Barnard Castle and Bishop Auckland with their many attractions are within easy reach.

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