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3 bed cottage for sale


Wearhead, Bishop Auckland DL13

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Property features

  • 3 bedroom detached stone cottage
  • Suitable for cash buyers - Banks unlikely to provide a mortgage on this property
  • Exciting opportunity for someone looking for a complete renovation project
  • Rural location with outstanding countryside views
  • Currently no water supply or central heating and requires a waste water solution
  • Accessed via a neighbouring farm which also has access rights across this property.
  • Multiple open fireplaces throughout
  • Original features such as flagstone flooring
  • Located in the North Pennines in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty

Property description

Viewing strictly by appointment only. An exciting opportunity for someone looking for a complete renovation project. Banks are unlikely to lend on this property, making it more suited to cash buyers. Formally 3 separate cottages which were later converted into a single dwelling, this 3 bedroom detached stone property is located in an elevated position within a beautiful rural setting and boasting far reaching open countryside views. The property offers huge potential for someone who is willing to undertake the works required which include but are not limited to; installation of a water supply, central heating and waste water solutions. Accessed via a neighbouring farm which also has access rights across this property.

The accommodation comprises of 2 spacious rooms on the ground floor both with staircase access to the first floor, open fireplaces, exposed stone walls and flagstone flooring. A further 2 smaller rooms are located to the rear of the property and are accessed via the main reception rooms, which also feature stone floors and stone walls. One of these smaller rooms houses the property’s consumer unit, the other houses a downstairs WC.

To the first floor are 3 generous bedroom spaces and what could be a bathroom, one of the bedroom areas offers space for a WC and hand wash basin. The first floor could be reconfigured to provide further en suite options. All bedroom areas currently feature exposed stone walls, exposed ceiling beams, open fireplaces and wood floors. Further living space is offered in the form of an additional downstairs living area, internal access is not currently provided via the main house but separately and externally to this room.

EPC Rating: G


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).


The property's external areas comprise of a low walled and enclosed courtyard area positioned in front of the East gable end of the main house and 2 grassed areas to the Northern and Southern sides, both of which need to remain accessible for the same neighbouring farm that the property's access rights run across.

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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: £256,956
Avg. current asking prices in DL13
Property type 1 bed 2 beds 3 beds 4 beds 5 beds
Houses £72,500
Flats - - £255,000
All £72,500

Current asking rents in DL13

Avg. current asking prices in DL13
Property type 1 bed 2 beds 3 beds 4 beds 5 beds
Houses - - - - -
Flats - - - - -
All - - - - -

Fun facts for DL13

Highest value in DL13
Highest value streets Zed-Index
Holywood £852,019
Leazes Lane £413,932
Hamsterley, Bishop Auckland DL13 £369,684
Demesne Court £360,444
Bullfield £310,257
Highest turnover in DL13
Highest turnover streets Turnover
Millennium Court 54.5%
Hylton Terrace 50.0%
Stanhope Road 45.5%
The Paddock 41.7%
Burnfoot 40.9%
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Weardale Property Agency, DL13 on +44 1388 236697 * (local rate)

Monthly running costs Beta

£836 Monthly total


Purchase price
Deposit (10%) 14,500
Repayment term 25
Interest rate 2.0
Your payment £553 /mo How Much Could I Borrow

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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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Home insurance costs explained

Home Insurance is based on the average price of a building and contents quote for a property in this area in the last 48 months.

Source: Autonet Insurance Ltd


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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