Stanhope, Bishop Auckland, County Durham


Guide price

  • Bedrooms: 4
A substantial, detached, immaculately presented and historic four bedroomed stone built residence enjoying three reception rooms with an edge of village location whilst boasting views of the River Wear and Weardale hills. EPC (EER) C 71.

Situation & Amenities

Located next to and adjoining the grounds of the Weardale Community Hospital. Wolsingham 7 miles, Middleton-in-Teesdale 12 miles, Barnard Castle 17 miles, Bishop Auckland 18 miles, Durham 22 miles, Newcastle Upon Tyne 28 miles (please note all distances are approximate). The historic market town of Stanhope in County Durham is situated on the River Wear on the north side of Weardale. Stanhope is the current terminus of the Weardale Railway with Heritage trains running regularly to Frosterley and Wolsingham. The town is also home to an outdoor heated swimming pool, one of only two in the North East of England, and also has a variety of shops, hotels, pubs and B&B's. The Durham Dales Centre offers a variety of facilities for locals and visitors including tea rooms, a tourist information centre, craft shops, conference facilities and business units. The famous Stanhope Agricultural Show is held each year, and has been since 1834, on the second weekend of September.


Horn Hall House, located in Stanhope conservation area, was built in the early nineteenth century as a private residence and was later known as Stanhope Hospital. The property was converted to its current form approximately 15 years ago when it became a substantial family home boasting high ceilings and large double-glazed windows throughout.

The generous accommodation is mainly arranged over two floors with the added benefit of a cellar. All three reception rooms house a gas fire with a sandstone surround and boast impressive high ceilings. The breakfast kitchen is well finished with granite work surfaces and tiled flooring. There are three spacious double bedrooms, two of which are en-suite, along with a fourth smaller double bedroom and a well-equipped family bathroom.

Externally, the property has a double garage, large tarmac driveway and low maintenance gardens which are mainly laid to the front and side aspects.

Accommodation - Ground Floor

A solid wood door opens into the grand hall which is extremely spacious with oak flooring, return staircase to the first floor

and doors accessing the ground floor accommodation and cellar. The lounge is the formal reception room located at the

front of the property and is dual aspect with windows to the front and side. There is a gas fire set in a sandstone surround

with hearth creating a focal point. The room is finished with oak flooring and deep coving.

The living room, at the rear of the house, is a bright, yet cosy reception room with two windows overlooking the lawned side garden. There is also a gas fire with sandstone surround and hearth along with oak flooring and deep coving. The lounge and living room can be accessed from one another via an adjoining door.

Located on the opposite side of the hall is the dining room which is again dual aspect with windows to the front and side elevations. Again, there is a gas fuelled fire set in a sandstone hearth and surround, deep coving, a storage cupboard and a door giving access to the breakfast kitchen; which can also be accessed from the main entrance hall.

A light and airy kitchen which is fitted with wooden wall and base units with granite work surfaces over, tiled splashbacks, sink with mixer tap and draining area, integrated dishwasher and extractor hood along with space for a range style cooker, washing machine, tumble dryer and American style fridge/freezer. There is a pantry style cupboard, space for a table and chairs, three windows to various aspects, deep coving, tiled flooring and a stable style door opening to the exterior.

A cloakroom/WC concludes the ground floor accommodation. Lowering from the main hall is the cellar which consists of two

main areas.

Accommodation - First Floor

The first-floor landing enjoys a window to the side aspect, attic access hatch and doors leading off to the four bedrooms

and bathroom.

Bedrooms one and two are mirror images of one another both being very spacious and having windows to dual aspects. Bedroom two enjoys the benefit of fitted wardrobes and bedside tables along with an en-suite bathroom whilst the

first bedroom has an en-suite shower room.

The third bedroom is very similar in size and has one window to the side aspect.

The final bedroom, being a smaller double bedroom, has a window to the rear elevation.

To conclude the internal accommodation; the bathroom is fully equipped with a free-standing roll top bath, corner shower cubicle, pedestal wash hand basin and WC.


The property is approached into a tarmac driveway providing parking for up to four cars. Leading off the driveway is a double garage (5.34m x 6.62m (max) and 5.34m x 4.54m (min)) which has two up and over doors, power supply and lighting.

There is a lawned and planted garden with evergreen laurel hedging to the front and side which is bounded by an elegant

railing fence. To the rear and opposite side there is a low maintenance flagged courtyard which has a high stone wall

boundary creating an excellent level of privacy.


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


Turn into Weardale Community Hospital grounds and Horn Hall House is accessed immediately on the right hand side.

Tenure, Local Authority & Council Tax

The property is believed to be offered Freehold with Vacant Possession upon Completion. Durham County Council - Tel: 03000 26 00 00. For Council Tax purposes the property is banded F.

Areas, Measurements & Other Information

All areas, measurements and other information have been taken from various records and are believed to be correct but any intending purchaser(s) should not rely on them as statements of fact and should satisfy themselves as to their accuracy.

Wayleaves, Easements & Rights of Way

Horn Hall House is sold subject to and with the benefit of all existing rights including rights of way whether public or private, light, drainage, water and electricity supplies and all other rights, obligations, easements, quasi easements and all wayleaves or covenants whether disclosed or not.

Viewings & Particulars

Strictly via appointment only with the Agents GSC Grays Tel: 01833 637000.

Arrange viewing 01833 908027

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