Westholme, Winston, Darlington

£450,000

Guide price

  • Bedrooms: 3
The Old Stables is a substantial, character property situated within the hamlet of Westholme. This property offers spacious living accommodation with three reception rooms and dining kitchen, all of which are positioned to enjoy the views over the well stocked, private walled gardens. Originally the stables for the Hall, the property has features including exposed stable partitions in the kitchen and ground floor shower room and timber beams. The substantial gardens have been well maintained by the current owners and offer well stocked flower beds, a vegetable patch, lawns and various seating areas. There is also a useful double garage providing ample storage. This stone built home is ideally located within close proximity to local amenities and would suit a range of purchasers looking for a family home or a rural home, yet with strong commuting links.

Situation and Amenities

Barnard Castle 7 miles, Bishop Auckland 11 miles, Darlington 11 miles, Durham 21 miles (please note all distances are approximate). The property is located in the desirable hamlet of Westholme which is ideally situated for easy access to local towns of Darlington, Bishop Auckland and Barnard Castle, whilst the cities of Newcastle, Durham, York and Leeds are within easy 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. The nearby village of Staindrop benefits from both a primary and secondary school, post office, a number of shops and public house. The local area, including the historic market town of Barnard Castle offers excellent walking and other outdoor pursuits, while the town has many amenities from local and national retailers, to a range of educational opportunities including the well regarded Barnard Castle School, local primary schools and Teesdale School.

Description

The Old Stables is a substantial, character property situated within the hamlet of Westholme. This three bedroom property offers spacious living accommodation with three reception rooms and dining kitchen, all of which are positioned to enjoy the views over the well stocked, private walled gardens. Originally the stables for the Hall, the property has features including exposed stable partitions in the kitchen and ground floor shower room and timber beams. The substantial gardens have been well maintained by the current owners and offer well stocked flower beds, a vegetable patch, lawns and various seating areas. There is also a useful double garage providing ample storage. This stone built home is ideally located within close proximity to local amenities and would suit a range of purchasers looking for a family home or a rural home, yet with strong commuting links.

Accommodation

Steps up to the partially glazed door leading into the porch

Porch

With a dual aspect to the rear and side, tiled flooring and a door leading into the dining kitchen.

Dining Kitchen

With doors leading to the inner hallway, stairs to first floor and stairs leading down into the sitting room. Dual aspect with two windows overlooking the main garden and an opaquely glazed window to the rear. There is a range of wall and base units with wood frontage and a 11/2 stainless steel sink unit with mixer tap and drainer, space for an oven, extractor hood, plumbing for a dishwasher and space for fridge. There is a character feature with an exposed stable partition. Radiator and air to air heater.

Sitting Room

With a window overlooking the garden, two oak beams and a log burner with brick surround and tiled hearth. Timber flooring, a stable door and step leading to the conservatory.

Conservatory

With a dual aspect overlooking the garden, tiled flooring and doors leading into the boiler/storage room.

Boiler/ Storage Room

This contains the oil fired boiler and has a window overlooking the garden.

Inner Hallway

From the inner hallway there is fitted storage, doors leading to the sun room/dining room, utility and the ground floor shower room.

Ground Floor Shower Room

With a step-in shower with a low level WC and pedestal wash hand basin, a window to the side, radiator, tiled flooring and feature stable partition.

Dining Room

With a dual aspect overlooking the garden and patio doors leading out, tiled flooring and a radiator.

Utility

With a Belfast sink, storage and space for a washing machine and freezer.

First Floor Landing

With an open plan home office space and exposed beams. The landing has several storage cupboards and doors leading through to the three bedrooms and the house bathroom.

Bedroom One

With a dual aspect overlooking the garden and fields beyond, a good range of fitted wardrobes.

Bedroom Two

With a dual aspect to the side and rear and exposed beams.

Bathroom

With a jacuzzi panelled bath, pedestal wash handbasin, bidet, low level WC, loft access and exposed beams and a radiator.

Bedroom Three

With Velux window to the rear, with exposed beams and a radiator.

Externally

The property is approached through a timber gate which leads into the substantial main garden with walled and hedged boundaries and a paved pathway leading up to the front door. The garden has a range of areas, including two paved patios, one adjacent to the dining/ sun room and another to the conservatory with pergola to enjoy the views over the well stocked borders and flower beds which fill the garden. There are substantial lawns as well as a vegetable patch, fruit trees and wildlife pond. There is a timber shed and wood store and additional gravelled seating area within the garden, as well as access to the garage and timber boat store which is attached to the garage. Externally to the walled gardens, there is a parking area which leads into the double garage.

Double Garage and Boat Store

With an electric door, light and power connected and a lowered timber store with ramp which has previously been used to store a boat but could be used for a variety of uses. Please note, the boat store would not currently be appropriate to store a car due to the differing floor level.

Services

The property is serviced by oil fired central heating and an air to air heater. There are solar panels at the property which we have been advised by the current vendors generates an income. There is a private water supply which is owned by Westholme Estate, the vendors of The Old Stables are apportioned their usage bill. The property has a septic tank which is shared with another property.

Tenure

The property is believed to be offered Freehold with vacant possession upon completion.

Local Authority and Tax Band

Durham County Council. For Council Tax purposes the property is banded F.

Particulars and Photographs

The particulars were written and photographs taken in April 2021.

Disclaimer

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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