Lanehead, Bishop Auckland

£350,000

Guide price

  • Bedrooms: 4
Occupying a superb position with spectacular open countryside views, High Lanehead is an attractive stone built property situated within the small Hamlet of Lanehead, above Cowshill. Formerly two cottages, the property offers substantial and spacious accommodation with character features throughout, including, flagged stone flooring, exposed beams, period fireplaces, sash windows, timber doors and floorboards. The flexible accommodation has three large reception rooms, two bathrooms, four bedrooms, an office/ fifth bedroom, kitchen, utility and conservatory. The property has generous gardens to three sides, mainly laid to lawn with dry stone walled boundaries and a substantial patio area to enjoy the stunning rural views. There is also a private parking space and stone outbuilding. The property requires modernisation, yet has huge potential to make a wonderful permanent or second home.

Situation and Amenities

Stanhope 11 miles, Alston 12 miles, Hexham 24 miles (please note all distances are approximate). Nestled within the attractive hamlet of Lanehead, which lies within a conservation area in the heart of the North Pennines AONB. The nearby village of St John's Chapel has a range of amenities, including a grocery store, and doctor's surgery. There is a bus service through Weardale and a range of local schools, both primary and secondary in the area. Stanhope has a wider range of shops and amenities including a bank, petrol station and tourist information centre. Hexham, Carlisle, Newcastle, Durham and Darlington are all within an hour's drive.

Description

Occupying a superb position with spectacular open countryside views, High Lanehead is an attractive stone built property situated within the small Hamlet of Lanehead, above Cowshill. Formerly two cottages, the property offers substantial and spacious accommodation with character features throughout, including, flagged stone flooring, exposed beams, period fireplaces, sash windows, timber doors and floorboards. The flexible accommodation has three large reception rooms, two bathrooms, four bedrooms, an office/ fifth bedroom, kitchen, utility and conservatory. The property has generous gardens to three sides, mainly laid to lawn with dry stone walled boundaries and a substantial patio area to enjoy the stunning rural views. There is also a private parking space and stone outbuilding. The property requires modernisation, yet has huge potential to make a wonderful permanent or second home.

Accommodation

A solid front door leads into the entrance porch.

Entrance Porch

With a window to the side, exposed stone work and tiled flooring leading to a partially stained glass door which leads into the main sitting room.

Living Room

Two windows overlooking the front, log burner with exposed stone surround and hearth.. Exposed timber beams, original stone flooring, stairs leading to the first floor and doors leading to the dining room, kitchen and conservatory. Two radiators.

Kitchen

Window to the rear. Tiled flooring with a step up. Base units with wood effect frontage. Space for a cooker, dishwasher and fridge freezer, ceramic double sink unit with mixer tap and drainer, tiled splashbacks, exposed beams and a walk-in pantry with shelving and window to the rear. A door leads into a bathroom and a radiator.

Bathroom

Fitted in a white suite comprising a panel bath, pedestal wash hand basin, low level WC, window to the rear with a stone window sill. Heated towel rail and radiator. Stone flooring.

Dining Room

Period log burner with stone surround and inset and hearth. Sash window to the front with views. Exposed timer beams, stone flagged flooring. Doors leading to a second entrance porch, inner hallway and into the utility.

Utility

A range of base units, stainless steel sink with mixer tap and drainer, two windows to the rear. Tiled flooring. This room houses the oil boiler and there is an airing cupboard with water tank and shelving.

Secondary Entrance Porch

With a solid door and understairs storage cupboard. Stone flooring.

Inner Hallway

A staircase leading to bedrooms three to five, second ground floor bathroom and a door leading into the garden room.

Sitting Room

With patio doors leading out to the side lawn with stunning views, sash windows to the front and rear. Timber flooring. A good range of fitted bookshelves, exposed stone wall and timber beams.

Secondary Ground Floor Bathroom

Fitted in a white suite comprising panel bath, pedestal wash hand basin, low level WC and step-in shower. Opaquely glazed window to the front. Exposed timber beams. Radiator.

Conservatory/ Garden Room

With windows to three sides with stunning views. Tiled flooring, a door leading out to the main lawn and garden to the front. Exposed low stone walls.

First Floor

The first landing has exposed timbers and doors leading to bedrooms one and two.

Bedroom One

Sash window to the front with stunning views. A period feature fireplace with cast iron and stone surround. Exposed timber beams. Radiator and a door leads into substantial eaves storage.

Bedroom Two

Sash window to the front. Exposed timber beams and a fitted bed which has been built over the staircase. Internal window allowing natural light to the landing. Radiator.

Secondary Landing

From here there are doors leading to bedrooms three and four.

Bedroom Three

Sash window to the front. Exposed beams. Radiator.

Office

With a step-up. Exposed stone wall. Sash window to the front. Velux window to the rear. Radiator.

NB. The office could be utilised as a fifth bedroom if desired.

Bedroom Four

Sash windows to the front and side with stunning views and two Velux windows to the rear. Exposed beams and a radiator.

Externally

The property is approached via a shared lane with two neighbouring properties. There are walled and fenced boundaries with a timber gate leading to the parking. Lawns to the front and both sides with a shed and a useful stone outbuilding. Various patio seating areas, predominately to the front of the property to take in the stunning views. The side garden beyond the sitting room has an additional gravelled seating area and is mainly laid to lawn; the side garden beside the conservatory/ garden room houses some well stocked flower beds and there are also some mature trees.

Tenure

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

Services and Other Information

The property is serviced by oil fired central heating, connected to mains electricity and water. The property drainage is connected to a private septic tank which is located in the neighbouring field.

Local Authority and Council Tax Band

Durham County Council Tel: 03000 26 00

The property is banded D

Particulars & Photographs

The particulars were written and the photographs taken in June 2021.

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