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4 bed country house for sale

£675,000 Guide price

Cookson House, Colepike Hall, Lanchester, County Durham DH7

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Property features

  • Substantial Wing of Grade II Listed Mansion
  • Generously Proportioned
  • Abundance of Period Features
  • Refurbished by Current Owners
  • Private Walled Gardens

Property description

Accommodation in Brief
Hallway | Study | Drawing Room | Snug | Kitchen | Utility | Cloakroom/WC | Master Bedroom | Bedroom with En-suite Bathroom | Two Further Bedrooms | Family Bathroom

Double Garage | Mature Private Gardens and Woodland

The Property
Colepike Hall is an historic Grade II Listed country house which is believed to date back to the 14th century, with later remodeling in the mid-1880s and then division to create three individual homes. The property is located in the Browney Valley which provides a peaceful rural location yet within easy reach of the local amenities of Lanchester. Cookson House is the easterly part of this historic hall, sitting amidst mature gardens and offering charming and characterful accommodation with an abundance of period features including original sash windows, some with working shutters, deep skirtings, picture rails and cornicing, period fireplaces and decorative door architraves.

An impressive entrance doors opens in to the welcoming hallway, with oak doors leading to the main reception rooms. The study is located to the front of the house with a large window with working shutters overlooking the gardens. Across the hallway, the elegant drawing room is a bright and sunny room with three full length windows with working shutters and a large bay window. The feature white marble fireplace has an open grate, decorative inset and slate hearth. The ceiling is a particular feature and has lovely decorative cornicing and ceiling rose. The snug is a comfortable room which could also serve as a dining room with dual aspect, feature limestone fireplace with granite hearth housing a multi fuel stove, and leads through double doors in to the kitchen. This is fitted with a range of high gloss units with complementary granite work surfaces housing two stainless steel inset bowls with contemporary mixer tap, Miele induction hob, Miele dishwasher, microwave and conventional oven. The central island offers further storage and has additional power points and integrated kitchen scales. The floor has porcelain tiles which run through to the utility area which is plumbed for a washing machine and has a door leading into the cloakroom/WC.

The staircase leads to the first floor landing area with large windows overlooking the courtyard which flood this area with natural light. The master bedroom is an impressive room with three large windows to the front aspect and an interconnecting room to the second bedroom, which could also be used as a dressing room to the master if required. This room leads to a Jack and Jill bathroom with a contemporary white suite comprising double ended bath, walk in double shower cubicle, WC and vanity basin set on a storage unit. There is also a large airing cupboard housing the hot water cylinder.
There are two further bedrooms, one of which has been created from the former Chapel, and there is also a second bathroom serving these bedrooms fitted with bath, shower cubicle, WC and vanity basin set on a storage unit. This has a shelved storage cupboard and porcelain tiled floor.

Externally
A sweeping tree lined driveway leads to the front of the property where there is ample parking in front of the detached double garage. The gardens have extensive lawns, one of which was formerly the tennis court, leading down to an area of woodland. The mature well-stocked borders are sheltered by the original greenhouse walls and have an abundance of plants, trees and shrubs with sheltered patio/seating areas.

Please note this property is not detached.

Local Information
Lanchester is a popular and thriving commuter village set amidst beautiful countryside of mainly pasture and woodland and a short distance from the North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The Smallhope Burn, a tributary of the River Browney, runs through the Lanchester Valley. The local economy was mainly based on agriculture and the grandeur of its Church indicates that this has been an important religious centre since the Norman times. 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 for walking and cycling. At the Consett end the footpath links to the C2C cycle route, an award-winning national cycle route stretching from Whitehaven and Workington in the north west of England to Sunderland and Tynemouth in the north east.

The traditional village offers a wide range of everyday amenities including a range of shops, small supermarket, farm shop, bank, pharmacy, post office, a selection of eateries and pubs, an active community centre and churches. The village green is frequently used for community events. Nearby Consett offers additional 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 outstanding primary and senior schools. There are also excellent private schools available nearby in Durham and Newcastle.

For the commuter, Lanchester is ideally placed for access to the major centres of the north east. The A68 provides access both north and south linking to both the motorway network and to the A69 for quick connection to Newcastle in the east and Carlisle in the west. The A691 offers quick access to Durham and Consett. The Gateshead Metro Centre, Newcastle International Airport, Newcastle and Durham Rail Stations are all extremely accessible, providing excellent transport links.

Approximate mileages
Lanchester Village Centre 1.6 miles | Consett 4.9 miles | Durham City Centre 9.4 miles | Newcastle City Centre 15.7 miles | Newcastle International Airport 21.1 miles

Property info

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Market activity
Average price paid £129,217 Sales 494 Current average value £135,125 (Zoopla Zed-Index) Value change -£1,787 ▼ -1.30%

Property value data/graphs for DH7

Property type Avg. current value Avg. £ per sq ft. Avg. # beds Avg. £ paid (last 12m)
Detached £223,056 £171 3.6 £213,586
Semi-detached £113,680 £127 2.9 £106,797
Terraced £96,227 £116 2.6 £93,865
Flats £105,868 - 2.0 £85,895

Current asking prices in DH7

Average: £136,195
Avg. current asking prices in DH7
Property type 1 bed 2 beds 3 beds 4 beds 5 beds
Houses - £77,698
(72)
£123,570
(106)
£257,583
(36)
£260,000
(4)
Flats £71,500
(1)
£82,929
(7)
£122,500
(1)
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All £71,500
(1)
£78,161
(79)
£123,560
(107)
£257,583
(36)
£260,000
(4)

Current asking rents in DH7

Average: £468 pcm
Avg. current asking prices in DH7
Property type 1 bed 2 beds 3 beds 4 beds 5 beds
Houses £394 pcm
(5)
£416 pcm
(41)
£535 pcm
(25)
£739 pcm
(5)
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Flats £359 pcm
(4)
£457 pcm
(7)
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All £378 pcm
(9)
£422 pcm
(48)
£535 pcm
(25)
£739 pcm
(5)
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Fun facts for DH7

Highest value in DH7
Highest value streets Zed-Index
Cadger Bank £494,677
Brancepeth £406,716
Lanchester, Durham DH7 £401,562
Goodwell Lea £360,182
Woodlands £328,680
Highest turnover in DH7
Highest turnover streets Turnover
Hartside View 64.3%
Ford Street 60.0%
Pine Street 46.7%
Peartree Terrace 45.5%
Raven Court 44.4%

What Zoopla users think of Lanchester

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  • currently 4 stars
Very good - 83% (12 ratings)

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Nearby transport

  • Durham (8.1 miles)
  • Chester-le-Street (8.6 miles)
  • Bishop Auckland (11.1 miles)
  • Newcastle Airport (16.4 miles)
  • Durham Tees Valley Airport (24.9 miles)
  • Leeds Bradford International Airport (65.3 miles)
  • Newcastle International Ferry Terminal (18.3 miles)
  • South Shields Ferry Terminal (18.8 miles)
  • North Shields Ferry Terminal (19.0 miles)

Nearby schools

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  • All Saints' Catholic Voluntary Aided Primary School (1.7 miles)
  • Lanchester Endowed Parochial Primary School (1.7 miles)
  • Delves Lane Primary School (3.0 miles)
  • Derwentside College (3.8 miles)
  • Delta Independent School (4.0 miles)
  • New College Durham (7.3 miles)
  • St Bede's Catholic Comprehensive School and Sixth Form College, Lanchester (1.9 miles)
  • Villa Real School (4.0 miles)
  • Croft Community School (4.3 miles)
Note: Distances are straight line measurements

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Monthly running costs Beta

£2,646 Monthly total

Mortgage

Purchase price
Deposit (10%) 67,500
Repayment term 25
Interest rate 1.5
Your payment £2,429 /mo How Much Could I Borrow

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Home Insurance

Rebuild value up to £249,000 Contents value up to £100,000 Average insurance cost £68/mo (£814/yr)
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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.

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Energy

Gas £53 Electricity £54 Estimated energy cost £107/mo

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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: 19900 kWh/year
Electricity: 4600 kWh/year

Source: National Energy Efficiency Data Framework

Water

Supply £20 Sewerage £22 Estimated water cost £42 /mo
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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.

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