Tow Law, Bishop Auckland, DL13


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  • Bedrooms: 5
A Spacious property with 'Country Appeal' and real character in an idyllic countryside setting with stunning views across beautiful rural Weardale. This exceptional four/five bedroom luxurious barn conversion is sure to impress. Beautifully proportioned accommodation, generous gardens, ample parking for several cars, garage and spectacular views. With beautifully landscaped gardens to the western and south elevations of the property and open plan gardens to front with driveway leading to integral garage. The property also has further parking areas located to the front of the property. EPC grade D.

LocationAccessed via a shared private driveway from the A68 and set within a small cluster of similar properties surrounded on all sides by stunning open countryside. Positioned between Tow Law, High Stoop and Wolsingham. Within 30 to 40 minute by car to Newcastle Upon Tyne, Gateshead the Historic Cathedral City of Durham and with the market Towns of Bishop Auckland and Crook within the 10 to 15 minute drive with local shopping, primary school and medical center available close by in the Village of Tow Law.

Sellers Comment

When we were originally looking to buy, our criteria included ...a place in a quiet village or tranquil country setting, with pleasant views and access to local amenities, possibly within reach of a larger town or city. During our search we viewed some 18 properties. we came to appreciate the space and flexible layout offered by this type of property. It's surprising how different such barn conversions can be. They can vary greatly in terms of size, layout, age and character, proximity to neighbours, usage of surrounding land, quality of access roads, and especially the views. In the end, we felt that Bluebell House was the clear winner when assessed against our criteria.As a home, Bluebell House fully met our expectations. Our professional landscapers transformed the gardens. We added a large multi-fuel stove, which makes such a difference. In winter everything is so cosy. The main garden has commanding, majestic views over Weardale, and on the distant horizon, on a clear day, it's possible to see Roseberry Topping some 34 miles away. For me, living in Bluebell House was a great lifestyle. Everything I wanted in the property, a quiet setting, local amenities in Wolsingham and Tow Law. If you love the country life, walking or cycling, you couldn't ask for a better area to live in and explore. We love visiting Derwent reservoir, Tunstall reservoir, Hamsterley Forest, Bollihope Burn, High Force in Teesdale, Corbridge Roman site, walks in Weardale and even a trip to the lakes and the spectacular Durham coastline if you feel like a bit of a drive further afield. I don't think you will be disappointed. Curlew are frequently seen and heard, and I came to regard them as friends, in a strange way. Occasionally there are sheep or cattle in the nearby fields, and you will see rabbits too. I've even seen a roe deer and a stoat within 20 metres of the house.

first floorReception Hall

A spacious and welcoming reception hall with double glazed French door to rear garden, returned staircase to first floor with feature glass handrail and built in storage cupboard housing central heating boiler.

Dining Room / Fifth Bedroom 10' 8" x 15' 6" (3.25m x 4.72m )

Two double glazed windows and central heating radiator.

Study 9' 9" x 8' 5" (2.97m x 2.57m )

Ideal as a home office, playroom, hobbies room or gym with central heating radiator.

Living Room 19' 0" x 16' 8" (5.79m x 5.08m )

Two double glazed windows and french doors, central heating radiator and step leading to the dining area.

Kitchen / Dining Area 29' 6" x 16' 8" (8.99m x 5.08m )

Fitted with a range of wall and base units with contrasting work surfaces, integrated oven, hob with extractor hood over, sink, wine rack and breakfast bar. Five double glazed windows to both aspects and french doors leading to the garden, two central heating radiators, stairs leading to first floor and ample space for dining table.

Utility Room 9' 7" x 6' 11" (2.92m x 2.11m )

Wall and base units, double glazed window and central heating radiator.

Cloaks / WC

Pedestal sink, WC, central heating radiator and fitted storage cupboard.


Staircase leading from the dining area.

Master Bedroom 20' 9" x 16' 7" (6.32m x 5.05m )

Three double glazed windows and additional Velux and central heating radiator.

Dressing Room

Double glazed window


Freestanding bath, double vanity sink unit, walk in shower with tiled surround, WC, tiled floor, part tiled walls, storage cupboard, central heating radiator and double glazed window.

Bedroom 2 20' 1" x 16' 1" (6.12m x 4.9m )

Three double glazed windows and Velux window, fitted wardrobes, central heating radiator and access to Jack and Jill en-suite.

Jack And Jill Bathroom

Vanity sink unit, WC and shower cubicle with part tiled walls, central heating radiator and extractor fan. (servicing bedrooms 2 and three).

Bedroom 3 15' 8" x 15' 8" (4.78m x 4.78m )

Two double glazed windows and Velux window, central heating radiator and access to Jack and Jill bathroom, shared with bedroom two.

Dressing RoomLanding

Staircase leading from reception hall, storage cupboard.

Bedroom 4 15' 8" x 15' 8" (4.78m x 4.78m )

With central heating radiator and Two double glazed windows offering the best views over the surrounding open countryside.


WC, pedestal sink, shower cubicle and Velux window.


Integral garage with light and power.


Well maintained open plan garden with a driveway leading to integral garage. There are also two hard standing areas providing additional parking.


Landscaped gardens with lawns, patio seating areas and flowerbed borders and garden shed.


An attractive and Established lawned garden with shrub/flowerbed borders, market garden, paved areas and summerhouse with light and power supply.

IMPORTANT NOTE TO PURCHASERS:We endeavour to make our sales particulars accurate and reliable, however, they do not constitute or form part of an offer or any contract and none is to be relied upon as statements of representation or fact. Any services, systems and appliances listed in this specification have not been tested by us and no guarantee as to their operating ability or efficiency is given. All measurements have been taken as a guide to prospective buyers only, and are not precise. Please be advised that some of the particulars may be awaiting vendor approval. If you require clarification or further information on any points, please contact us, especially if you are traveling some distance to view. Fixtures and fittings other than those mentioned are to be agreed with the seller.


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