Cotherstone, Barnard Castle


Guide price

  • Bedrooms: 5
Occupying an elevated and private position in the heart of the picturesque village of Cotherstone is this individually designed and versatile home offering over 5,000sqft of accommodation complemented by tiered gardens, ample parking and a double garage. EPC (EER) C 70.

Situation & Amenities

Cotherstone House is ideally situated for easy access to the local towns of Barnard Castle, Darlington and Richmond, whilst the cities of Newcastle, Durham, York and Leeds are within easy reach. Main line train stations can be found at Darlington and Durham, with International Airports at Newcastle and Leeds Bradford. The A66 and A1 (M) are easily accessible bringing many areas within commuting distance. Cotherstone benefits from a village shop and post office, two public houses and a popular Primary School. State secondary school with sixth form, public school and prep school at Barnard Castle.


The Owls is a most attractive stone built split level property which has been upgraded by the current owners to a high standard and offers a modern contemporary internal layout. Offering over 5000 sq ft of well thought out accommodation the property may appeal to families of multi generations, home based working, holiday letting or B&B. The property has a fully wired sound system to all principal rooms and master bedroom with cat 5 wiring and

has had a number of eco-improvements comprising solar hot water heating and solar electric power generation on full feed in tariff terms. The property is enclosed by stone walling and has a large drive which offers off road parking for several vehicles and gives access to a detached double garage.


A reception hall with impressive contemporary oak and glazed staircase gives access to the principal accommodation and has a ceramic tiled floor, completing the ground floor level is a spacious home office with fitted storage, a gym with cloaks storage and WC and a home cinema room. To the first floor is a galleried landing with glazed door opening into the real centrepiece of the house, a glazed atrium which is used as a sun room, perfect for relaxing whatever the weather. The first floor accommodation links to the central atrium and gives good natural lighting to the first floor rooms. The lounge is a light and spacious room with an attractive stone fireplace with gas fire, a bay window and double doors opening into the library and the dining room and enjoying lovely views, the dining room which leads off also has double doors opening into the atrium and into the garden via a terrace. The library has a WC leading off. The kitchen/breakfast room is comprehensively fitted with an excellent range of light oak wall and floor units with granite work surfaces, inset 1 bowl sink unit with mixer tap, a range of integrated appliances including range style cooker, extractor hood, wine cooler, dishwasher, fridge and freezer. A central island unit is an ideal food preparation area and creates a central focal point, there is also a walk in pantry, Karndean flooring, surround sound speaker system, ample space for table and chairs and double doors which lead out into the garden. The master bedroom suite has a separate walk in dressing room with ample hanging and storage space, a full bathroom en suite with double shower with mains fed shower, panelled bath, twin wash hand basins, and low level WC. There are four further bedrooms all with en suite facilities.


The property occupies an enviable position in this popular village, located just off the main road and with a private drive. A large block paved drive provides parking for several vehicles and leads to a detached double garage with lighting and power. The gardens are beautifully landscaped and maintained and well stocked with an excellent variety of planting, shrubs, trees and hedging. There is a well-stocked vegetable garden, a greenhouse, timber summerhouse. The majority of the garden is laid to lawn and there are several terraced areas ideal for entertaining, as the property is surrounded all sides by its own gardens there are opportunities to capture the morning and evening sun.


Mains gas central heating, electric, water and drainage.

Wayleaves, Easements & Rights of Way

The Owls is sold subject to and with the benefit of all existing rights including rights of way whether public or private, light, drainage, water and electricity supplies and all other rights, obligations, easements, quasi easements and all

wayleaves or covenants whether disclosed or not. We are aware that there is a wayleave agreement in place for one telegraph pole. We are aware that there is a footpath on the opposite side of the property's boundary.


The property is believed to be offered Freehold with Vacant Possession upon Completion.

Local Authority

Durham County Council.

Council Tax

For Council Tax purposes the property is banded H.


Photographs taken - May 2019. Particulars prepared - June 2019

Disclaimer Notice

GSC Grays gives notice that:

1. These particulars are a general guide only and do not form any part of any offer or contract.

2. All descriptions, including photographs, dimensions and other details are given in good faith but no warranty is provided. Statements made should not be relied upon as facts and anyone interested must satisfy themselves as to their accuracy by inspection or otherwise.

3. Neither GSC Grays nor the vendors accept responsibility for any error that these particulars may contain however caused.

4. Any plan is for guidance only and is not drawn to scale. All dimensions, shapes, and compass bearings are approximate and should not be relied upon without checking them first.

5. Nothing in these particulars shall be deemed to be a statement that the property is in good condition, repair or otherwise nor that any services or facilities are in good working order.

6. Please discuss with us any aspects that are important to you prior to travelling to the property.


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