Cotherstone, Barnard Castle


Guide price

  • Bedrooms: 3
Ainsley House is a three bedroom property with plenty of original features and is rich in character. The property has been modernised over recent years by the current owners to create a cosy family home. EPC (EER) E 44.

Situation & Amenities

Ainsley House is ideally situated for easy access to the local towns of Barnard Castle, Darlington and Richmond, whilst the cities of Newcastle, Durham, York and Leeds are within reach. Main line train stations can be found at Darlington and Durham, with International Airports at Newcastle and Leeds Bradford. The A66 and A1 (M) are easily accessible bringing many areas within commuting distance. Cotherstone benefits from a village shop and post office, two public houses and a popular Primary School. State secondary school with sixth form, public school and prep school at Barnard Castle.


Ainsley House is a three bedroom property with plenty of original features and is rich in character. The property has been modernised over recent years by the current owners and has an open plan living area and dining kitchen along with a utility room with a very useful store room leading off, all at ground floor level. There is a modern bathroom with roll top bath, two double bedrooms and one smaller bedroom

ursery/study at first floor level. The property also enjoys a good sized lawned garden at the front and three stone outhouses at rear.


Door to:

Living Room

Flooded with natural light from the sash window. Large fireplace with log burner providing additional heating in winter creating a cosy living space. Stairs lead off from here to the first floor landing.

Dining Kitchen

The kitchen benefits from a large bay window with window seat that floods the room with light, the high ceiling enhances the feeling of space giving a great airy feel. The kitchen provides ample storage space with Belfast sink, oak worktops and electric range, and also boasts a solid oak floor. Access to the utility and a door to the under stairs cupboard which would make an ideal downstairs toilet, subject to necessary building regulations approval.


Additional space to the kitchen. Door to a sizeable store room.

Master Bedroom

The master bedroom is a great size, currently easily accommodating a super king size bed. The original fire place provides plenty of character while the sash window gives lovely views over the countryside surrounding the village.

Bedroom Two

The second bedroom is another good sized double bedroom with views from the sash window.

Bedroom Three

Currently used as an office, the third bedroom makes a perfect single bedroom, office or nursery.


Recently renovated the bathroom benefits from wood floor and exposed beam. Traditional roll top bath, tiled shower enclosure, WC and hand wash basin.


The house benefits from a walled, lawned front garden, which benefits from the sun through the majority of the day. At the rear of the property lies a walled flower bed and three stone outbuildings, in need of some renovation but would make perfect storage.


Mains electricity, drainage, water and gas. Gas fired central heating.


The property is believed to be offered Freehold with Vacant Possession upon Completion.

Local Authority

Durham County Council.

Council Tax

For Council Tax purposes the property is banded D.


Particulars written and photographs taken June 2020

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