For Sale Guide Price £745,000
- Extensive Stone Barns with Potential
- Gardens and Paddock
- Grade II Listed Farmhouse
- In Over 4 Acres
- Period Features
- Potential to Convert Outbuildings
- Rural yet Convenient Location
A charming historic Grade II Listed hall with range of traditional outbuildings and paddock situated in an idyllic position
Accommodation in Brief
Entrance Hall | Sitting Room | Drawing Room | Kitchen/Dining Room | Laundry Room | Master Bedroom | Three Further Double Bedrooms | Two Bathrooms
Attached Barn | Outbuildings | Parking | Gardens | Orchard | Paddock
Wiserley Hall is a magnificent Grade II Listed cross-passage farmhouse situated in a rural yet convenient location close to the popular village of Wolsingham. Surrounded by around 4.02 acres of gardens, paddock and orchard, Wiserley Hall offers a peaceful haven in stunning countryside. The original building which has a wealth of historical interest and dates from 1626 was added to in the 1680s, and retains an abundance of period features including flagstone floors, handmade window shutters, exposed wooden beams and listed wall paintings identified by The Courtauld Institute of Art as dating from the late 17th Century.
On entering into the cross-passage entrance hall, the character of the property is immediately apparent with flagstone flooring and exposed beams. To one side is the fabulous farmhouse kitchen/dining room, with hand-built wooden units, ash and oak work surfaces, an original storage cupboard and multi-fuel Rayburn set in a stone fireplace, together with an integrated electric oven and ceramic hob, Belfast sink and plumbing for a dishwasher. To the other side of the cross-passage is the drawing room with cast iron range in a stone surround, period cabinet and elegant window seating from which to enjoy the views. Adjoining the drawing room is a spacious sitting room, featuring a stone fireplace with wood-burning stove and a small characterful window originally used by a lady when sewing. The traditionally-presented ground floor bathroom has a freestanding roll-top bath, wash hand basin and WC and retains a period fireplace. A practical laundry room is plumbed for a washing machine and houses the oil-fired boiler.
The Listed 17th Century staircase leads to the first floor landing and the four double bedrooms. The master bedroom has views to the south and west, wood flooring, a decorative fireplace, sash window with window seat and shutters and a built-in cupboard. The second bedroom also has wood flooring, a fireplace, window seat and built-in cupboard, while the remaining two double bedrooms have exposed beams, stone mullion windows and fabulous views across the gardens. The bedrooms are served by a spacious contemporary bathroom, featuring a double-ended freestanding bath, wash hand basin and WC. The generous boarded attic space could offer additional accommodation if desired.
Wiserley Hall is approached along a quiet lane through glorious countryside and is sits in grounds of just over 4 acres, which includes a paddock. The beautifully-maintained cottage garden and formal lawned area offer excellent outdoor entertaining spaces, or a sanctuary to enjoy the peaceful surroundings. For the keen gardener, a productive vegetable patch, herb garden, wildlife pond and mature orchard offer fabulous possibilities.
A range of outbuildings offer the opportunity for conversion to additional accommodation or as a holiday let to provide a source of income, subject to obtaining the necessary permissions. The outbuildings include two arched barns attached to the main building plus detached listed stone barns/byres and stables.
Wolsingham is a charming dales market town situated by the River Wear on the edge of the unspoilt North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The surrounding rural area is ideal for outdoor enthusiasts and the stunning surrounding scenery is linked by a network of public footpaths, ideal for walking and cycling. The small market town remains much as it did hundreds of years ago and the annual Wolsingham Agricultural Show on the first weekend in September, which was established in 1763, is one of the oldest shows in the country. Wolsingham provides a good range of everyday facilities including doctors and dentist surgeries, chemist, independent grocers and other local businesses.
For schooling the village offers Wolsingham Primary School and Wolsingham School & Community College. Further private schools are available in nearby Barnard Castle, Durham and Newcastle. The local senior school has an excellent range of sports and fitness facilities available for the local community. Durham and Newcastle city centres are within easy reach and provide comprehensive cultural, educational and shopping facilities.
For the commuter Wolsingham is conveniently located for access to the major regional centres of Durham and Newcastle, and from here links to all areas of the UK can be found by rail. Newcastle International Airport and Durham Tees Valley Airport are both within easy reach.
Wolsingham Village Centre 1.5 miles | Bishop Auckland 11.6 miles | Durham City Centre 15.7 miles | Newcastle City Centre 24.9 miles | Newcastle International Airport 28.4 miles