Westgate, Bishop Auckland, County Durham, DL13


Guide price

  • Bedrooms: 6
A most attractive stone built property, boasting an enviable elevated position on a hillside in Weardale, offering expansive and versatile accommodation which flows well as a family home, is perfectly suited to multi-generational living or, as previously, operated as a Guest House or B&B. Beautifully appointed throughout, Breckon Hill has a perfect mix of period features with modern luxury bathrooms, uPVC double glazing, oil fired central heating and a pressurised water supply.

The property is situated in an elevated position near Westgate in the North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and UNESCO Global Geopark, which is a distinctive landscape of high moorland and broad upland dales in the North of England. UNESCO Global Geoparks are single, unified geographical areas where sites and landscapes of international geological significance are managed with a holistic concept of protection, education and sustainable development, combining conservation with sustainable development while involving local communities. The North Pennines is one of the most remote and unspoilt places in England, lying between the National Parks of the Yorkshire Dales and Northumberland.

Westgate is a rural village situated in the picturesque Durham Dales which has a popular village pub, an active village hall with a programme of activities and residents who participate in the National Open Garden Scheme. A range of shops and facilities can be found in nearby Stanhope.


Ground Floor

Reception Hallway11'5" x 10' (3.48m x 3.05m). With stylish entrance door, central heating radiator, laminate flooring, two sash windows and hatch access to loft.

Bathroom12'8" x 11'5" (3.86m x 3.48m). A superb modern bathroom with a contemporary free standing slipper bath, pedestal wash hand basin and WC. Part ceramic tiled walls, central heating radiator, tiled floor with underfloor heating, recessed ceiling lights, heated towel rail and window.

Inner Hall With central heating radiator, part timber panelled walls and staircase rising to first floor with understairs storage cupboard.

Dining Room19'10" x 15'2" max (6.05m x 4.62m max). A superb reception room, boasting wonderful views. With a stone flagged floor, multi fuel stove in inset fireplace, central heating radiator, wall lights, coved ceiling, hardwood full length double glazed window and hardwood double glazed door onto the garden.

Breakfast Kitchen24' x 14'10" max (7.32m x 4.52m max). Truly the heart of this magnificent home, a large and welcoming farmhouse-style room with exquisite views through two sash windows. A fireplace houses an oil-fired Rayburn Royal range and there is a stripped and stained exposed wood floor, an island unit with power supply and a fitted base unit with Belfast sink and integrated dishwasher.

Study9'9" x 6'8" (2.97m x 2.03m). With solid wood flooring, central heating radiator and sash window.

Utility12'10" x 6'8" (3.91m x 2.03m). Fitted with a base and drawer unit, solid wood worktop, Belfast sink, spaces for automatic washing machine and tumble dryer, attractively tiled walls and flooring, cupboard housing oil fired central heating boiler, central heating radiator, window and door to rear.

Sitting Room14'11" x 13'8" (4.55m x 4.17m). With sash window, coved ceiling, feature fireplace with multi fuel stove, solid wood flooring and central heating radiator.

Pantry/Wine Store Shelved, with a tiled floor and a window.

Porch With window and a door leading to the garden.

WC With white WC and wash hand basin, heated towel rail and extractor fan.

First Floor

Landing With coved ceiling, built in storage cupboard, central heating radiator and staircase rising to second floor.

Master Bedroom21' (6.4m) x 18'1" (5.5m) max incl ensuite and dressing room. A stunning suite, boasting a dressing area and well-appointed modern en-suite bathroom. Enjoying far-reaching countryside views to two elevations through three sash windows, built in double wardrobe, hatch access to loft and two central heating radiators. The dressing area has solid oak shelving and a hanging rail, a central heating radiator and recessed ceiling lights.

En Suite Bathroom Beautifully appointed, warmed by underfloor heating and fitted with a stylish modern suite comprising large curved walk-in shower cubicle with mains fed rainfall shower head and handset, WC, twin vanity wash hand basins, corner bath with shower mixer tap. Heated towel rail, shaver point, attractively tiled walls and floor, recessed ceiling lights and sash window.

Bedroom 215'5" x 13'6" max (4.7m x 4.11m max). A generous sized double bedroom, with sash window affording superb countryside views, decorative cast iron fireplace and central heating radiator.

En Suite Bathroom Fitted with a modern white suite comprising panel bath with mains fed shower and screen, wc and pedestal wash hand basin. Ceramic tiled floor, part ceramic tiled walls, chrome heated towel rail, extractor fan and coved ceiling.

Bedroom 410'8" x 6'2" (3.25m x 1.88m). With sash window and central heating radiator. A single bedroom, which together with Bedroom 2 would make an excellent guest suite. Would alternatively make a perfect dressing room or nursery.

Bedroom 313'9" x 11'3" max (4.2m x 3.43m max). With sash window, coved ceiling and central heating radiator.

En Suite Shower WC Fitted with a white suite comprising cubicle with mains fed shower, wash hand basin and wc. Ceramic tiled floor and walls, extractor fan, coved ceiling and central heating radiator.

Second Floor

Landing With sash window.

Bedroom 513'10" (4.22m) x 13'4" (4.06m) max (some reduced head height). A large and characterful double bedroom, with feature exposed stone work and beamed ceiling, having a large Velux double glazed opening rooflight, built in storage cupboard, coved ceiling, central heating radiator and hatch access to loft. Some reduced head height.

Bedroom 617'10" (5.44m) x 10' (3.05m) max (some reduced head height). A charming room with exposed ceiling beams, central heating radiator, coved ceiling and an excellent quality of light from two large Velux double glazed opening rooflights.

Shower Room WC Refitted with a modern suite comprising cubicle with mains fed shower, wc and vanity wash hand basin. Chrome heated towel rail, extractor fan and recessed ceiling lights.

Externally The property has superb grounds, including a walled garden with lawns and planted with an abundance of plants, trees and shrubs, terrace and patio areas, a Summerhouse, lean-to wooden framed greenhouse and garden store. There is a broad sweep of tarmac which provides a turning area and extensive off road parking and there is a log store and a detached double garage. Through a gate there is a ring fenced grass paddock and there is also a naturalised garden area with duck pond.

The property is approached via a private gated road from the A689, just to the East of Westgate.

Agents Note The property has drainage via septic tank and has the benefit of a pressurised water system.

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