Esperley Lane, Bishop Auckland, DL13

Guide price

Bedrooms: 2
Offers between £125,000 and £140,000

Wagtail Cottage is a traditional, two-bedroom stone-built cottage dating back to 1870, and is situated in the wonderful rambling countryside of County Durham, less than 2 miles away from Raby Castle. Wagtail Cottage sits in the rural hamlet of Esperley, just 3 miles away from the pretty village of Staindrop. It's perfect for anyone seeking a quiet spot with everything a rural lifestyle has to offer and very generous outside space whilst being close to all local amenities, schools and commuter routes.

Cosy and comfortable with traditional furnishings and great views over the countryside, Wagtail Cottage would be suited to a variety of buyers from professional singles, retirees, small families or as a cosy second home. It has been used as an investment holiday let and is rated highly as 'excellent' or Grade 4 using Visit England's criteria. It has achieved £625 for 7 nights during high season and £427 for the same duration in low season. In 2022, it has benefited from the installation of a Stovax Stockton multi-fuel/log burner and is also warmed by gas central heating.

On the ground floor, there is a small kitchen with good quality appliances, and the living/dining room has been thoughtfully decorated and furnished. The wood burner gives a real warmth to the room and the views out to the garden and beyond to the fields where sheep graze definitely make it the perfect spot to relax and unwind. On the first floor, there is a shower room as well as a well-presented double bedroom and a single bedroom, each boasting views across the open countryside.

The cottage benefits from a lovely enclosed garden that adjoins open countryside. Shop and pub 1 mile, restaurant 1½ miles.

For those wishing to explore the surrounding countryside there are a network of footpaths and bridleways.

Despite being in such a pleasant rural setting the property has transport links to the nearby market town of Bishop Auckland and the historic town of Barnard Castle. The A688 trunk road also gives direct access to the A1 (M). Benefitting from Upvc Double Glazing and Central Heating throughout, the internal layout briefly comprises, well-proportioned Lounge with open plan staircase rising to the first floor, walk in under stair storage cupboard, refitted Kitchen and rear Hallway. To the first floor there are two ample sized Bedrooms and a Family Shower Room/Wc.

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