Accommodation in Brief
Entrance Hall | Kitchen/Breakfast Room | Snug | Sitting Room | Dining Room | Master Bedroom Suite | Cloakroom/WC | Utility Room | Two Further Bedrooms | Bathroom | Shower Room | Flat: Office/Bedroom, Study and Kitchen
Gardens | Yard | Dutch Barn
Middle Low Woodside Barn is a spacious home that was converted from a former cow byre and hemmels in 2001. There is further potential to create an additional annex/flat within Middle Low Woodside Barn from the existing business accommodation if required and subject to any necessary planning consents. The property sits in a delightful rural location and enjoys excellent equestrian facilities with access to a network of country lanes. 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.
Middle Low Woodside Barn is a stunning, sympathetic farm buildings conversion offering spacious and flexible accommodation with the potential to create a further self-contained annex/flat in the existing business accommodation suitable for a number of uses, if required. The property combines a number of original features such as exposed stonework and hemmel arches with floor-to-ceiling glazing combined with contemporary slate flooring and wood and tensile wire stairs. Glazed double doors with additional glazed side panels, all set in an original hemmel arch, open into an entrance hall. The spacious kitchen/breakfast room, which enjoys views over the herb garden to the rear, is fitted with a range of oak units with wood work surfaces, two-oven AGA, double Belfast sink, integrated dishwasher and fridge. There is ample space for a table for everyday day dining while the adjacent dining room offers an atmospheric room for formal entertaining. Off the kitchen there is an everyday snug with Jøtul multi-fuel stove and glazed hemmel arch offering garden views. The fabulous triple-aspect sitting room also has a glazed arch together with exposed stone walling, a vaulted ceiling, multi-fuel stove, French doors out to the garden and a galleried mezzanine library/reading area.
The master bedroom suite, which is situated on the ground floor, has French doors out to the garden and benefits from a walk-in wardrobe and en-suite bathroom. Off the kitchen there is a useful utility room with fitted units, a Belfast sink, plumbing for a washing machine and the oil-fired boiler. There are two further double bedrooms located on the first floor, both with skylights, one of which benefits from a walk-in wardrobe. These bedrooms are served by a generous bathroom fitted with bath, separate shower, twin wash hand basins and WC.
To the front of the property there is a study, office and additional kitchen currently used for a home-based business which could be adapted to further bedroom/living accommodation or to form an independent annex including the adjacent entrance hall and shower room. There is also a spacious, fully-boarded loft space accessed via a loft ladder in the study which is the footprint of the study/office and kitchen and is insulated, also benefiting from light and power.
Middle Low Woodside Barn is accessed along a driveway with landscaped woodland walks that lead past a duck pond to a generous parking yard with ample turning space for horseboxes/lorries. There is a substantial Dutch barn, ideal for storage. The main garden area lies to rear of the house and is mainly laid to lawn with a flagstone sun terrace.
There is land available for sale by separate negotiation.
The property 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 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.
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