Sympathetic Grade II listed barn conversion
• 3 Bedrooms plus large attic space • 3 Generous reception rooms • Large farmhouse dining kitchen • Huge character retained • Stabling and grazing land extending to 1.29 Ha (3.2 Ac) • Range of useful outbuildings and barns • Plentiful off road parking • Desirable village edge location
The Barn at Scotch Isle is situated on the fringe of Wolsingham, a small market town often known as the “gateway to Weardale”, ideally placed for access to regional centres. A short riverside walk away, Wolsingham supports a traditional range of amenities with a broader range of services being found within the neighbouring centres of Newcastle, Durham and Darlington. For the commuter the A68 and A1 (M) provide links for the major commercial centres of the North East. The east coast mainline railway station complemented by International Airports at Newcastle and Durham Tees Valley offer further communications with the rest of the country. Many of the delights of Weardale can be found within a short drive beyond which are the attractions of North Yorkshire, the Lake District, Northumberland and the East Coast.
The main entrance leads you to a practical entrance hallway off which the main principal ground floor accommodation lies. The summer room is east facing and has floor to ceiling small paned windows with French doors out on to the gravelled terrace and a dual aspect, this room is warmed by a LPG gas fire set on a deep solid wood hearth. Returning to the main hall there is a ground floor WC with extractor and a well appointed utility room having plumbing for washing machine and space, plumbing and electric for a full height American style fridge freezer. There is extensive base and wall mounted storage units together with a secondary stainless steel sink. The floor is finished in a practical laminate ideal for a cloaks and boot and this complements the kitchen perfectly. The large kitchen is located along the inner hall which is lined with exposed stone and white flashed walls. This kitchen has been fitted with a full range of storage units in solid pine and a modern white work surface together with eye level integrated double oven and a four burner gas hob unit with extractor over. There is also space for free standing under works surface fridge. Concealed within one of the units under the sink and drainer is space for dishwasher together with the plumbing and electric facility, there is a second space for integrated washing machine if required. Beautiful slit window features look through the exposed stone wall into the reception hallway. The original beams of the construction are exposed in this room with low ceilings. To one end there is ample space for a dining table seating up to 8 in comfort together with full height built in storage and TV point. A stable door provides access out on to the east facing gravelled terrace an ideal spot for breakfasting. Across the hallway lies the impressive round house and the central focus to this room is a multi fuel burning stove exposed to both sides of the central chimney breast and positioned within a sand stone flagged hearth. The impressive substantial original beams together with a blend of white wash plaster walls and exposed stone provides an architectural delight and an extensive space ideal for entertaining. There is external access from this room out onto the gravel driveway to the front of the property. A spiral staircase winds its way up to a large mezzanine area to find space lending itself exceptionally to a further den or study area or bedroom if required. Returning to the inner hallway to the end lies the generously proportioned dining room which has a dual aspect and looks south over paddock land with a door out onto the land and gravelled terrace. Again this room has a full beamed ceiling and exposed stone walls creating an inviting ambiance. The electric stove sits abreast a stone hearth and on exposed floor boards finish this room, in-keeping with the rustic design
Stairs lead off the inner hallway to the first floor where to the left the master suite is found, this room has the exposed original A-frame of the building and full height mirrored wardrobes which are built in and create a secondary mezzanine storage area. The en suite complementing this room comprises a large corner shower together with WC and wash hand basin set within vanity unit, the heated towel rail in this room is additionally operated by electricity and there is a timer switch/thermostat that can be operated from the bedroom. Stunning views stretch east from this room across the paddock and beyond to the neighboring farmland and rolling hillside. To the right of the stairs there are two further bedrooms, the larger of the two having a stable door out on to the external stone staircase and again taking in stunning views to the east. The family bathroom comprises full length bath with shower over together with WC and wash hand basin set within a pine vanity unit. A secondary staircase leads to the loft area which has been utilised as a large playroom by the present owners. Here, there are exposed A-frame beams providing much character together with two built in, over the stairs cupboards, this room could be equally utilised as a study or further sleeping area subject to consents.
Throughout the property much character has been retained during the renovation wherever possible creating a spacious yet inviting family home.
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