Westwick, Barnard Castle

£420,000

Guide price

  • Bedrooms: 4
The Old Smithy is a beautiful and characterful three/four bedroom, stone built, Grade II Listed home positioned on a pleasantly sized plot of approximately 0.40 acres.

Situation & Amenities

The Old Smithy is nestled on the outskirts of the sought after market town of Barnard Castle. Barnard Castle 1.5 miles, Richmond 14 miles, Bishop Auckland 16 miles, Darlington 16 miles, Durham 25 miles, Newcastle upon Tyne 42 miles, A1(M) 13 miles. Please note all distances are approximate. This property provides easy access to the amenities within Barnard Castle and its surrounding area. There are a number of nurseries, primary and secondary schools in Barnard Castle including Barnard Castle School and Teesdale School. Darlington and Bishop Auckland are both within close proximity, while the cities of Newcastle, Durham, York and Leeds also easily accessible. The property lies within easy reach of the A66 and A1(M) bringing many areas within commuting distance.

Description

The Old Smithy is a beautiful and characterful three/four bedroom, stone built, Grade II Listed home positioned on a pleasantly sized plot of approximately 0.40 acres. The internal accommodation briefly comprises: dining room, kitchen, living room, study/bedroom 4, shower room, first floor landing, three bedrooms (one en-suite) and a bathroom. Externally, there is a gravelled driveway, outhouses and a large lawned garden/orchard area.

Accommodation

Door to:

Dining Room

With sliding sash window to the front aspect, oak flooring, radiator and doors leading off to the living room, kitchen, front vestibule, study and ground floor WC/Cloakroom.

Kitchen

To the rear aspect overlooking adjoining fields. Comprising of fitted wall and base units with contrasting work surface, tiled splashbacks, stainless steel sink with mixer tap and draining board, breakfast bar area, radiator, stable style door to the exterior and three double glazed windows to dual aspects. The kitchen provides space for a slimline dishwasher, upright fridge/freezer and a Rangemaster style cooker. There is an integrated Rangemaster extractor hood and tiled flooring.

Living Room

A stunning reception room with a vaulted beamed ceiling, multi fuel stove set in a stoned chimney breast, oak flooring, two radiators, double glazed window to the rear aspect, two barn style arched windows to the front aspect and a door opening to the rear garden.

Study/Bedroom 4

At the opposite end of the property to the living room is a versatile reception room, providing the perfect space for an at home office. Two sliding sash windows to dual aspects, radiator, exposed beam ceiling and a multi fuel stove set in a large sandstone surround.

Shower Room

Comprising of a step-in shower cubicle, pedestal wash handbasin, WC, heated towel rail, sliding sash window and tiled flooring.

First Floor Landing

With a roof window giving natural ample light. Attic access hatch and doors leading off to the first floor accommodation.

Bedroom One

A double bedroom with a sliding sash window to the front aspect providing elevated countryside views for miles on end. This room has a radiator, overstairs storage cupboard, feature cast iron and sandstone fireplace and a door to the en-suite.

En-suite

Comprising of a shower cubicle, pedestal wash handbasin, WC, heated towel rail, vinyl flooring and a double glazed window to the rear aspect.

Bedroom Two

Double bedroom to the front aspect, with a sliding sash window providing elevated views of adjoining countryside and beyond. Radiator.

Bedroom Three

Located above the kitchen with two double glazed windows to dual aspects, radiator, storage cupboard and an exposed ceiling beam.

Bathroom

Offering a bath with shower over, pedestal wash handbasin, WC, heated towel rail, two double glazed sliding sash windows to the side aspect and vinyl flooring.

Externally

To the rear of the property, there is a stone outbuilding with stone slate roof. The outbuilding is divided into the following rooms: a utility room (2.49m x 2.47m) with hot and cold water supply, lighting, power points and plumbing for a shower. The next room is a log store (2.12m x 2.46m) which again benefits from power and light. The final room comprises of a WC. Beside the stone outbuilding is a timber Hodgson s garden shed. The property enjoys lawned gardens which open out into a large orchard area. There is also a gravelled driveway creating ample off street parking.

Services

Mains electricity and water. Oil fired central heating. Shared septic tank.

Tenure

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 E.

Particulars

Particulars written and photographs taken July 2020.

Disclaimer Notice

GSC Grays gives notice that:

1. These particulars are a general guide only and do not form any part of any offer or contract.

2. All descriptions, including photographs, dimensions and other details are given in good faith but no warranty is provided. Statements made should not be relied upon as facts and anyone interested must satisfy themselves as to their accuracy by inspection or otherwise.

3. Neither GSC Grays nor the vendors accept responsibility for any error that these particulars may contain however caused.

4. Any plan is for guidance only and is not drawn to scale. All dimensions, shapes, and compass bearings are approximate and should not be relied upon without checking them first.

5. Nothing in these particulars shall be deemed to be a statement that the property is in good condition, repair or otherwise nor that any services or facilities are in good working order.

6. Please discuss with us any aspects that are important to you prior to travelling to the property.

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