Front Street, Winston, Winston Darlington, County Durham, DL2 3RJ
7 King Street
Tel: 01748 822711
About the Property
Sitting in an elevated position in the centre of the highly desirable village of Winston, West House is a Grade II Listed recently refurbished double fronted stone-built cottage (with rendered front facade) that was previously the village post office. The house has an abundance of character and many original features. The accommodation consists of an entrance hall, living room, large kitchen-diner, utility/WC, three double bedrooms and a bathroom. Externally there is a range of stone outbuildings including a dog run and kennel, studio/garden room, large patio, vast laid lawn, large vegetable garden, mature flower bed/arrangement leading down to the orchard at the bottom of the garden where ducks and chickens are currently kept. Offered to the market CHAIN FREE!
The village is surrounded by lovely undulating countryside with great walks, cycling etc. Barnard Castle 6 miles, Darlington 10 miles (LONDON Kings Cross – 2 hours 20 minutes), Richmond 12 Miles, Durham 22 miles, Newcastle 40 miles – Scotch Corner A1(M)/A66 about 10 miles.
As you walk through the panelled front door you will enter through a useful internal porchway where there is a beautiful solid stone floor that continues through the hallway and into the kitchen-diner. Your eye is immediately drawn to the stunning view that can be seen from the back of the property.
4.37 x 4.21 (14'4" x 13'9")
The living room is full of character and period features, from the inglenook fireplace with its over-sized mantlepiece beam and slate hearth, to the solid oak floors and beamed ceiling. The cottage theme continues with the original recessed oak sash sliding windows and the exposed stone behind the Multi-fuel Stove.
7.17 x 4.58 max (23'6" x 15'0" max)
The large kitchen-diner has recently been refurbished to a beautifully high standard with painted solid oak kitchen doors and cabinets and a solid quartz worktop, the kitchen also comprises of a Belfast sink and an oil cooker (Stanley Cooker). The solid stone flooring continues throughout this space, and the room is heated by a cast iron radiator and log burner. This room also continues the theme of the ‘cottage feel’ with the beamed ceiling and the there are three sash windows which let in an abundance of light. There is a glazed door giving access to the garden.
4.58 x 2.31 (15'0" x 7'6")
4.34 x 3.32 (14'2" x 10'10")
2.37 x 2.36 (7'9" x 7'8")
The utility contains another Belfast sink, a toilet, washing machine and dryer all sat within a grey shaker style kitchen with solid oak worktops.
There is a cloakroom beneath the stairs providing more useful storage.
FIRST FLOOR LANDING
Halfway up the half-turn stairs is another original window giving views of the countryside, before finally reaching the large two height landing.
4.59 x 4.37 (15'0" x 14'4")
The master bedroom has been renovated to an extremely high standard; the ceiling has been vaulted to expose the original oak A-frame beam. At each gable end sections of the stonework have been left exposed and the original fireplace has been restored. The solid handmade shaker style wardrobes give ample storage for this room. The cast iron radiators and brass fittings add to this rooms ‘wow factor’. Words do not do this room justice!
4.37 x 3.93 into robes (14'4" x 12'10" into robes)
There is another double bedroom across the landing which contains additional storage with four fitted wardrobes. Your eye is drawn to the bevelled recesses housing the sliding sash window and the oak sill below.
4.59 x 2.35 (15'0" x 7'8")
This room is currently used as an office space, but could easily be turned into a third double bedroom. There are also exposed beams and beautiful views of the back garden and countryside.
2.36 x 2.34 (7'8" x 7'8")
The bathroom has also been recently renovated with striking tiles throughout and a traditional style suite, consisting of a large vanity sink and a rolltop bath. The character of this house continues into the bathroom with exposed beams and another cast iron radiator.
Gravel garden with shrubs & side gate to:
A side gate gives access to the back garden, where first you will find a coal store alongside a dog run and kennel. As you continue there is a vast patio area, raised mature well stocked borders and a large stone outbuilding which is currently being used for storage, but subject to planning could be used as a guest bedroom or Air BnB. In addition, there is a beautiful part glazed garden room that could be used as a studio or office.
The rest of the extensive garden is laid to lawn leading onto raised vegetable patches, down two steps brings you to the small pond where the ducks and chickens live. There are more well-established plants and a final few steps down to the meadow and orchard.
3.68 x 2.49 (12'0" x 8'2")
4.21 x 2.69 max (13'9" x 8'9" max)
Part glazed garden room that could be used as a studio or office.
GARDENS & GROUNDS
The rear Gardens & Grounds extend to about 0.17 acres: Extensive stone flagged patio with stone flower/shrub beds, cold water tap & outside lighting, side Coal Store & Dog Kennel with gate to front. Large lawn leading to raised Vegetable/Fruit beds, further lawn with small pond, rockery & ‘meadow garden’ with Apple & Plum trees & Sheep Shed - STUNNING VIEWS.
Grade ll Listed
As part of the recent renovation the owner is installing stone sandstone lintels and Lime rendering to the front (as per DCC planning requirements) & this WILL be done at seller's cost
Oil Fired Heating