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St Johns Chapel, Bishop Auckland

Offers In Region Of £650,000

Property Features

  • 4 Bedroom Detached House
  • 3 Reception Rooms
  • Adjoining Barn & Detached Stone-built Outbuildings
  • Whole Site Approximately 4.89 Acres (1.97 Hectares)
  • Rural Village Location
  • Freehold
Vickers & Barrass are pleased to offer for sale this beautifully presented 4 bedroom stone-built detached family home. It is situated on a site which extends to approximately 4.89 acres (1.97 ha) and occupies an elevated position with panoramic views to the east side of the valley. The property benefits from a large off road parking area, immaculate well maintained grounds, vegetable garden, detached workshop, potting sheds and adjoining two storey stone barn.

The village of St Johns Chapel offers a variety of facilities including two public houses, Lakes & Dales Co-Operative convenience store, Chaterbox cafe, Art & Glass Gallery, St John the Baptist C of E church and a primary school. Weardale also offers many public footpaths and cycle ways as well as museums and visitors centres.

DISTANCES (approximate)
Stanhope - 7.1 miles
Alston - 12.8 miles
Bishop Auckland - 23 miles
Durham City - 27 miles
Newcastle is located 40 miles north east of the property. Penrith the gateway to the Lake District, 33 miles south west.

From main front entrance door:

Entrance Hall
UPVC front entrance door and staircase to first floor.

Living Room
5m x 4.5m
Located to the front of the property with cast iron fireplace and multi fuel stove inset. Three windows to front and side aspect and central heating radiator.

Dining Room
4.6m x 4.5m
Spacious dining room with stone inglenook fireplace, multi-fuel stove inset, central heating radiator and window to the front elevation.

Kitchen/Breakfast Room
5.78m x 3.3m
Large traditional family kitchen with ample space for dining table and chairs, base units with complementary work surfaces over, ceramic sink drainer unit inset with stainless steel mixer tap, ceramic tiled inglenook with fitted electric AGA, free standing appliances including dish washer and low-level fridge, rear and side window, space for free standing dresser and display unit, shelving and ceramic tiled flooring.

Boot Room/Utility
3.2m x 2.9m
Useful rear entrance with double UPVC double glazed door and rear window. Space for appliances including washing machine, tumble dryer and large chest fridge freezer, Built-in storage cupboard, work surface, shelving, cloaks hooks, central heating radiator, internal window and ceramic tiled flooring.

Ground Floor W/C
Comprising w.c., wash hand basin, central heating radiator, half timber clad walls and window.

Family Room
5m x 3.36m
Additional reception room located to the rear of the property with large window, central heating radiator and door leading to a walk-in pantry.

Spacious landing area leading to all first-floor rooms, with two central heating radiators, dado rail, airing cupboard and a large open area with window to the front elevations with views over the open countryside. This space is currently utilised as a home office working space. Staircase to second floor attic storage room one. A second door and staircase leading to attic storage room two.

Master Bedroom
4.6m x 3.7m
Large double bedroom located to the front of the property with built-in wardrobes, feature cast iron fireplace with timber surround, central heating radiator, window with seating offering open countryside views east over the Wear Valley.

Bedroom Two
3.7m x 3.4m
Double bedroom located to the front of the property, fully fitted wardrobes and space for dressing unit, central heating radiator and window with seating offering open countryside views east over the Wear Valley.

Shower Room
3.6m x 1.02m
Modern bathroom with large walk-in shower cubical, fully tiled with mains fed shower, w.c., wash hand basin mounted on a vanity unit with mixer tap, chrome heated towel rail and side window.

Bedroom Three
4.25m x 3.2m
Large double bedroom located to the rear of the property with built-in wardrobe, central heating radiator and window.

Family Bathroom
2.3m x 2.28m
Fitted with a modern white suite comprising, panelled bath with mixer-tap shower fitting, wash hand basin over vanity unit with mixer-tap, w.c., walk-in shower cubical with mains fed shower, part tiled walls, heated towel rail and rear window.

Bedroom Four
3.32m x 3.29m
Double bedroom to the rear with built-in wardrobe, feature cast iron fireplace, central heating radiator and window.


Loft Storage Room One
4.6m x 4.29m
Large storage room fully boarded, with power, lighting and two windows.

Loft Storage Room Two
6.16m x 5.06m
Second large storage room, fully boarded with power, lighting and window.

Subject to the required planning permissions with the local authority both second floor rooms would suit conversion adding additional living accommodation or work from home office space to the property.


Gravelled area located to the front and north side of the property providing parking for several vehicles.

Front Garden
Split into two distinct areas by the entrance drive, laid to lawn with graveled seating area, stone paved patio, external double electric sockets and surrounded by well-established flower boarders, hedges and mature planted fruit trees with stunning panoramic views east over the Wear Valley.

Stone Outbuilding & Log Store
Stone-built workshop with timber entrance door and windows with lean-to timber log store with corrugated roof attached to the rear.

Rear Garden
Large, landscaped garden laid mainly to lawn, surrounded by mature hedges and flower beds, gravelled patio area located to the rear of the property providing an alfresco seating and dining area. The property is surrounded by stunning panoramic views over open countryside in all directions.

Vegetable Garden
Several raised vegetable beds to the northwest side of the property with green house and timber storage shed.

Stone Potting Sheds/Former Stable Block
Stone-built potting shed with timber doors and window. Gravel and concrete patio providing a secluded seating area. Would suit conversion back to a stable block subject to the correct planning permissions from the local authority.

Lower Enclosed Garden
Fully enclosed garden area with gated access.

Adjoining Barn
Two storey adjoining stone barn with a gross external floor area of approximately 59.8m2 (644ft2) comprising:

Former Byre (Ground Floor)
5.75m x 5.20m

Loft store space (First Floor)
5.75m x 5.20m

The property is shown edged red on the attached plan extending to approximately 4.89 acres (1.97 ha). The Vendors will only sell such interest if any, as they have in the boundary fences, ditches, walls and hedges and have other boundaries separating the property from other properties being sold.

Access from the adopted highway over the land outlined blue. The owner is to pay one equal third part or share of the cost of maintaining in good and proper repair the roadway outlined blue on the sale plan.

A public right of way runs to the west side of the property, path number 1160000067 reference 67, 1160000068 reference 68, 1160000069 reference 69 and 1160000070 reference 70. More details are available at the following link

The mines and minerals are excepted and reserved.

The property and land is registered freehold under the Title Numbers DU174056, DU276423, DU324780, DU267759 and DU324453.

The property is served by mains electricity, mains water and septic tank.

Council Tax Band D

The vendor reserves the right not to accept any offer or the highest offer.

Each party is to bear their own costs.

Viewing is strictly by appointment only by contacting Vickers & Barrass, Darlington office.

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Where any reference is made to planning permissions or potential uses, such information is given by Vickers & Barrass, Chartered Surveyors in good faith. Prospective purchasers should make their own enquiries with the Local Planning authority into such matters.

The Vendors reserve the right to amalgamate, withdraw or exclude either of the lots shown at any time and to generally amend the particulars or method of sale.
The property is sold subject to reserve(s).

Vickers & Barrass, Chartered Surveyors reserve the right to sell privately without imposing a closing date and do not bind themselves to accept the highest or any offer.

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