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Low Woodside Farmhouse, Lanchester, County Durham

A handsome Grade II Listed farmhouse with paddock, stabling and far-reaching views

Accommodation in Brief
Entrance Hall | Drawing Room | Dining Room | Kitchen/Breakfast Room | Sitting Room | Rear Hall | Utility Room | Cloakroom/WC | Cellar | Four Bedrooms | Bathroom

Gardens and Paddock | Tennis Court | Stable Block | Around 3.86 Acres

Further land available by separate negotiation

The Property

Low Woodside Farmhouse is a stunning Grade II Listed farmhouse which dates back to around 1590. The property sits in a delightful rural location and enjoy excellent equestrian facilities with access to a network of country lanes, through its own fields, suitable for riding out and exercise. There is easy access to excellent local amenities in the historic village of Lanchester and the route of Dere Street Roman road runs through the grounds.


Low Woodside Farmhouse is a charming Grade II Listed farmhouse which retains an abundance of period features including an original and historically-notable timber draw bar front door locking system, panelled doors, inglenook fireplace, exposed beams, sash windows and beautifully-restored working shutters. The front door opens into an entrance hall with fabulous period staircase leading up to the first floor. The two formal reception rooms are located to the front of the house and include a drawing room which has a fireplace originating from Bedlington Rectory, while the generous and characterful dining room has exposed ceiling beams and an inglenook fireplace with wood-burning stove; both reception rooms enjoy views over the front garden with attractive turning circle. To the rear of the house there is a spacious kitchen/breakfast room, a cosy everyday sitting room and a utility room. The kitchen is fitted with a range of oak units, 1½ bowl sink and drainer, four-oven oil-fired AGA, an integrated fridge and is plumbed for a dishwasher. Original stone steps lead down to the dual-aspect sitting room which retains the original bacon curing hooks in the ceiling and has a wood-burning stove. The rear hall and utility room gives access to the garden. A useful cloakroom/WC with access to a small cellar completes the ground floor accommodation.

To the first floor there is a spacious bathroom on the half-landing which is fitted with a bath, separate shower, wash hand basin, bidet and WC. The stairs continue to the main landing where there are two generous double bedrooms to the front of the house, both of which benefit from wash hand basins and fitted wardrobes. There are two further bedrooms to the rear of the house which have characterful sloping ceilings and enjoy views of the rear garden and open countryside beyond.


Low Woodside Farmhouse is accessed along a driveway with landscaped woodland walks that lead past a duck pond. To the front of the property there is an attractive turning circle planted with formal box hedging infilled with roses. Stone steps lead down to a low-maintenance gravelled courtyard and the front door. The main garden area lies to rear of the house and is mainly laid to lawn with a number of flagstone terraces, par terre herb garden, mature planting, orchard, vegetable garden and hard tennis court.

The enclosed brick stable block comprises four stables, all with automatic drinkers, wash box/hay barn with double doors leading into the field to the rear and high-quality surround lighting and a spacious double-aspect tack room. The stable yard is enclosed by post and rail fencing and benefits from power, flood lights and water. Adjoining the stables is a paddock, in all the property stands in approximately 3.86 acres. There is further land available for sale by separate negotiation.

Local Information

Low Woodside Farmhouse lies a short distance from the beautiful and popular village of Lanchester amidst lovely countryside and within easy commuting distance of Durham and Newcastle. The rail links now provide a service to London Kings Cross in less than 3 hours. Lanchester offers a full range of everyday facilities with shops, post office, restaurants and churches and has an active community with a number of events from summer festivals to Carols on the village green on Christmas Eve. The old railway line, now known as the Lanchester Valley Walk, runs between Consett and Durham where it links at each end with a further network of other disused railways and tracks is popular for walking and cycling. To the west is the attractive semi-rural village of Iveston and Consett, which offers a comprehensive range of shopping and recreational services while the historic Cathedral City of Durham, which is very accessible, provides comprehensive professional, cultural, educational and recreational facilities.

For schooling, Lanchester offers a choice of popular primary schools and an excellent secondary school. There are also a number of private schools available nearby in both Durham and Newcastle.

The property is extremely well located for road access to the regional centres of the north east and beyond. The A692 and A694 provide connection to Newcastle, the A1, Metro Centre in Gateshead and Newcastle International Airport. The A691 offers easy access to Durham where the rail station provides east coast mainline rail services with quick connection to both London Kings Cross, Edinburgh and beyond. In addition, the A68 provides access to Corbridge, Hexham and onwards to Carlisle in the west.

Approximate Mileages

Lanchester 1.7 miles | Durham City Centre 9.8 miles | A1 J62 12.2 miles | Newcastle City Centre 14.1 miles | Corbridge 16.0 miles | Newcastle International Airport 17.4 miles



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