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3 bed cottage for sale


Front Street, Wearhead DL13

3 bed cottage for sale 3 1 2
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Property features

  • Beautiful 1800's stone cottage
  • Off-street parking for 2 cars
  • Garden and Courtyard
  • New roof
  • Quiet village location in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (aonb)
  • New air source heat pump central heating system plus 2 log burning stoves
  • Solid oak wooden internal doors throughout
  • High spec. And immaculately presented throughout
  • Insulated real wood flooring in dining room, hall and living room
  • UPVC windows throughout and composite double-glazed front and back doors

Property description

A charming 1800's stone cottage that is sure to capture your heart. With a garden, courtyard and off-street parking for two cars, it has everything you need. Situated in the quiet village of Wearheard, within the North Pennines designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (aonb), this property provides a peaceful sanctuary away from the hustle and bustle of the city.

Whilst the cottage if full of the character you would hope to get from a property of the mid 1800’s, it has been significantly enhanced in recent years and finished to an immaculately high spec throughout. A new roof and air source heat pump central heating system are significant upgrades which guarantee warmth and comfort throughout the year, whilst having a low environmental impact. Additionally, two log burning stoves add a touch of traditional charm set within Victorian style fireplaces. Solid oak wooden internal doors can be found throughout the property, adding a touch of elegance to each room. The dining room, hall, and living room feature insulated real wood flooring, creating a warm and inviting atmosphere. UPVC windows and composite double-glazed front and back doors maximise natural light and provide excellent insulation.

Located in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, this property offers the perfect opportunity to explore the surrounding countryside, while the garden and courtyard provide a private and tranquil space for outdoor activities. Whether enjoying a morning coffee under the blue sky or hosting a barbeque with friends and family, the outside space of this cottage is sure to enhance your living experience. Whether you are seeking a peaceful escape or a place to call home, this cottage is sure to impress with its high spec finishes and immaculate presentation.

EPC Rating: E


The village of Wearhead is situated towards the top of Weardale, within the North Pennines, a designated area of outstanding natural beauty (aonb). The area is hugely popular with walkers, cyclists and outdoor enthusiasts, as well as those just looking to get away from busy city life. The village has a primary school, with the nearest secondary schools being in Alston (11 miles) and Wolsingham (14.5 miles).

Kitchen (8.85m x 1.54m)

The kitchen has been fitted to a very high standard and features solid wooden work surfaces, a range of wooden over and under counter storage units, tiled splash backs and tiled flooring. There’s an integrated fridge freezer, plus a washing machine and dishwasher which will be included within the sale. The electric hob and oven are also integrated. There is an additional storage area to the end of the kitchen which is currently home to a further solid wooden work bench to be used as a food preparation area, however, this bench could be removed to open up the space should the new owners require it.

Dining Room (3.36m x 3.22m)

The dining room is open plan with the kitchen which makes for a really sociable living space, perfect for families, couples or entertaining. There's real wooden flooring with under floor insulation and windows on 2 sides of the room ensuring there is plenty of light. A log burner sits within the fireplace which is set below a beautiful wooden mantel piece. There are also 2 radiators which are supplied by the air source heat pump, making this a very warm and inviting room.

Hall (0.81m x 0.94m)

The small hallway is positioned in between the dining room and living room, and gives access to the front door and staircase.

Living Room (2.74m x 3.80m)

From the dining room you pass through the hallway via solid oak doors in to the living room. This room also benefits from windows on 2 sides and features bespoke wooden blinds with magnetic closures, which can also be found in the dining room. There's a beautiful Victorian style fireplace which has had a miniature log burner installed within it. The flooring is again real wood with under floor insulation and the deep window sills which sit within the thick stone walls of this cottage are also a fantastic feature.

Landing (1.71m x 1.42m)

The staircase rises from the hallway to the landing, from which the bathroom and all 3 bedrooms are accessed. All doorways are again solid oak and the ceiling has been tastefully decorated with wooden panelling and then painted, a style that can be found in many properties in Weardale of this period.

Bathroom (2.48m x 1.40m)

Like the rest of this house, the bathroom is immaculate. The current owners have opted for a large walk in shower instead of a bath, however this could be reversed should the new owners require a bathtub. The shower enclosure tiling is continued the full length of the wall, providing a practical splash back for the hand basin also. There's a vertical radiator in the middle of the opposite wall and next to the WC. The window in this room is narrow but tall, and with the deep windowsill is a beautiful feature. Frosted glass provides privacy.

Bedroom 1 (3.02m x 3.39m)

The master bedroom has 2 windows giving views out over the surrounding hills. There's a traditional fireplace and although it's in working condition, the chimney has been capped, it makes a nice feature. In recent years floor to ceiling wardrobes have been installed in an alcove on one side of the fireplace and shelving in the other.
A unique feature of this property is the staircase to the storage loft space, this staircase is hidden behind a partition wall within the master bedroom. The staircase certainly makes it a lot easier to place and remove storage items, and the storage area is fully boarded, with power and lighting. The void between the first-floor ceilings and loft floor is fully insulated.

Bedroom 2 (2.82m x 3.26m)

The second bedroom is another double room and like the master bedroom features a fireplace which has been capped. This room also benefits from views over the hills, in the same direction as the first bedroom. The ceilings are high and the decoration is neutral and to a high standard, as it is throughout the property.

Bedroom 3

The 3rd bedroom would be suitable as a child's bedroom only as it is very small. If not required as a bedroom it may be more suited to an office or dressing room. There is a large window and the outlook is over adjoining rooftops.


To the side of the property is a raised lawned garden which is extremely well kept. The garden benefits from a patio, garden shed and storage area. It must be noted that the path between the garden and house does have a right of way which is usable by the adjacent properties. Such rights of way are very common in the area and in many cases date back to the mid 1800s.


The front of the property opens out on to an enclosed courtyard which is also well maintained with a mix of paving and gravel. Stone walling wraps around the courtyard and to the rear of the property there is a narrow access passage which is home to the outside tap. It must be noted this rear passage can be used as an emergency escape route for an adjacent property, however this is not a principle access right.

Parking - Off Street

A great asset of this property is the gravelled private parking area which is suitable for 2 vehicles. Having private parking in this area with a cottage of this period is quite rare and very sought after.

Property info

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Property value data/graphs for DL13

Property type Avg. current value Avg. £ per sq ft. Avg. # beds Avg. £ paid (last 12m)
Detached £309,709 £152 3.7 £326,454
Semi-detached £250,663 £119 3.0 £185,715
Terraced £163,230 £103 2.6 £139,535
Flats £152,570 £156 2.7 £115,500

Current asking prices in DL13

Average: £232,835
Avg. current asking prices in DL13
Property type 1 bed 2 beds 3 beds 4 beds 5 beds
Houses £60,000
Flats - - - - -
All £60,000

Current asking rents in DL13

Average: £667 pcm
Avg. current asking prices in DL13
Property type 1 bed 2 beds 3 beds 4 beds 5 beds
Houses £750 pcm
£576 pcm
£676 pcm
- -
Flats - - - - -
All £750 pcm
£576 pcm
£676 pcm
- -

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Monthly running costs Beta

£1,045 Monthly total


Purchase price
Deposit (10%) 19,995
Repayment term 25
Interest rate 2.0
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Home Insurance

Rebuild value up to £1,000,000 Contents value up to £80,000 Average insurance cost £12/mo (£138/yr)
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Gas £39 Electricity £56 Estimated energy cost £95/mo How Much Could I Save? In partnership with uSwitch
Energy costs explained

The estimated energy cost for this property has been calculated using actual energy usage data for a property of this type, number of bedrooms and region.

Estimated consumption

Gas: 17200 kWh/year
Electricity: 4000 kWh/year

Source: National Energy Efficiency Data Framework

Council Tax

Local authority

County Durham

Estimated tax band B Council tax cost £140 /mo
when paid over 10 months
Council tax costs explained

The Council Tax cost displayed is based on the council tax band and on the basis of 2 adults living at the property. The monthly cost shown excludes any discounts and is rounded to the nearest pound.

Full information on Council Tax discount entitlements can be found on the Gov.UK’s website.


Supply £17 Sewerage £19 Estimated water cost £36 /mo
Water costs explained

Water consumption is based on average water usage for the predicted occupancy of the property based on the number of bedrooms.

Total annual consumption (in cubic meters) is then averaged into a monthly cost.

Note: If you have 2 separate suppliers for water and sewage, you may receive 2 separate bills.

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