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Low Lintzgarth Cottage, Rookhope, County Durham

A superbly appointed detached cottage occupying an attractive rural location with outstanding views

Accommodation in Brief
Entrance Hall | Sitting Room | Dining Room | Breakfast Kitchen | Garden Room | Utility Room | Shower Room | Four Bedrooms | Family Bathroom

Stores | Workshop | Garaging | Play Room

Garden and Grounds

The Property

Low Lintzgarth Cottage is situated in a spectacular rural position within the North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The property offers views over dramatic and rugged scenery, which provides a wide variety of opportunities for the outdoor enthusiast. Low Lintzgarth Cottage is a substantial, stone built, detached property which has been greatly improved in recent years with features including hardwood double glazing, exposed beams, under floor heating to the ground floor and Jura Limestone flooring.

From the car parking area, the entrance porch leads through to the main hallway with access to the ground floor accommodation. The good sized sitting room features a period range and leads through to the dining room. The garden room, which is accessed from both the sitting room and kitchen, has oak flooring and a dual aspect capturing the attractive views of the surroundings. The fabulously appointed breakfast kitchen is fitted with a range of hardwood oak units and granite work surfaces. Off the kitchen, steps lead up to a store which in turn links to the adjoining barn. A utility room and downstairs shower room complete the ground floor accommodation.

Stairs lead to the first floor landing with four good sized bedrooms and a family bathroom.

Externally

Low Lintzgarth Cottage is accessed via a gated entrance which leads onto a graveled parking area with space for several cars. The garden offers a stone patio with formal gardens to the rear which open into a more informal garden area/paddock.

A separate driveway provides access to the garages and land. The barn which adjoins the house provides a useful garage with additional workshop space. The first floor area is fully plastered with power and lighting and is currently used as a play room.

In addition to the barn, there is a small stone store and a timber store.

Local Information

Rookhope is a popular village in the Weardale valley, a few miles west of Stanhope. The village, which includes a shop and traditional public house, is surrounded by the moorland of the North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The surrounding rural area is ideal for outdoor enthusiasts and tourists alike with stunning surrounding scenery from moorland to fellside and riverside walks. The nearby bustling market town of Stanhope is located on the popular C2C Cycle Route and is the terminus of the Weardale Railway, a heritage railway which runs from Bishop Auckland. Other tourist attractions include the 18th Century Stanhope Castle in the centre of the town, a heated open air swimming pool, the famous fossil tree which is approximately 320 million years old and the Durham Dales Centre which hosts craft shops and an award-winning tea room. The popular annual Stanhope Agricultural Show on the second weekend in September was first held in 1834. Also nearby is Derwent Reservoir for those interested in sailing and fishing.

Stanhope provides a good range of day-to-day facilities including doctors and dental surgeries, local supermarket, Post Office, art gallery and other local businesses. For schooling Stanhope offers a primary school; secondary schooling is available at Wolsingham School & Community College which is nearby. There are various private schools within the area, including Barnard Castle & Durham. Nearby Consett and Bishop Auckland provide further professional, retail and recreational services. While Durham and Newcastle city centres, which are also within easy reach, provide comprehensive cultural, educational and shopping facilities.

For the commuter Rookhope, while being rural, is conveniently located for access to the major regional centres of Durham and Newcastle, and from here links to all areas of the UK can be found by road and rail. Newcastle International Airport and Durham Tees Valley Airport are both within easy reach.

Approximate mileages

Rookhope 1.5 miles | Stanhope 6.0 miles | Corbridge 18.0 miles | Hexham 17.0 miles | Newcastle International Airport 32.0 miles | Newcastle City Centre 34.5 miles

 

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