Cotherstone, Barnard Castle


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  • Bedrooms: 5
An immaculately presented, five bedroom, country family home which boasts a stunning, private setting with the River Balder meandering nearby. Hagg House sits on a plot totalling approximately 1.84 acres including a formal front garden, lawned rear garden, a beautiful wild flower meadow and a paddock. Interactive Video available upon request.

Situation & Amenties

Nestled on the edge of Cotherstone which benefits from a village shop and post office, two public houses and a popular Primary School. The nearby historic market town of Barnard Castle provides a number of nurseries, primary and secondary schools including the renowned Barnard Castle School and Prep School. Barnard Castle also has a castle, riverside walks, the Bowes Museum and offers a traditional weekly market, library and a range of restaurants. Main line train stations can be found at Darlington and Penrith, with International Airports at Newcastle, Leeds Bradford and Tees Valley. The A66 and A1(M) are easily accessible bringing many areas within commuting distance.

Accommodation - Ground Floor

The property is entered into a porch with tiled flooring and a solid wood door opening into the spacious hall which gives access to the principal ground floor rooms, storage cupboard along with a return staircase to the first floor. The first room arrived at is the music room which faces the front aspect and has a sliding sash bay window, original coving, gas coal effect fire with decorative wooden surround and bespoke made shelving/cupboards to both sides of the chimney breast. The sitting room, again to the front aspect, overlooking the meticulously maintained formal garden. There is a multi-fuel stove set in a sandstone surround and hearth and coving to ceiling. The dining room has direct access to the kitchen, making the perfect entertaining room. There is a multi fuel stove with large sandstone jamb and mantle surround, further smaller feature sandstone fireplace surround, tiled flooring, two sliding sash windows and double doors through into the breakfast kitchen. The breakfast kitchen is a truly beautiful room which is flooded with natural light and enjoys a stunning outlook over the garden and meadow beyond. There are a variety of fitted wall and base units with contrasting work surface, stainless steel sink with mixer tap and draining board, integrated dishwasher, space for a range style cooker and upright fridge/freezer, central island, walk in pantry/larder cupboard, numerous windows, two velux windows, doors opening to the rear garden, ample space for a dining table and chairs and tiled flooring. Leading on is the utility room with a range of fitted cupboards matching the style of the kitchen, contrasting work surface, belfast sink, plumbing for washing machine, space for tumble drier, tiled flooring and double doors opening onto the rear garden. To conclude the accommodation on offer at ground floor level, there is a study and WC/cloakroom.

Accommodation - First Floor

The first floor landing runs the length of the house and gives access to the accommodation which is predominantly overlooking the front garden. There is a storage cupboard and a window providing an elevated view over the rear meadow field and beyond. The master bedroom is a spacious double bedroom which is dual aspect with two sliding sash windows, fitted wardrobes and an en-suite comprising of a shower cubicle, WC, hand wash basin, heated towel rail and ample storage cupboards. Bedroom two is at the opposite end of the landing and is also a spacious double with two sliding sash windows to dual aspects and an en-suite shower room. Hagg House provides a further three double bedrooms, all of which overlook the front garden. Finally, the house bathroom comprises of a bath, shower cubicle, WC, vanity hand wash basin, window and velux.


A gated entrance leads into the gravelled drive providing ample off street parking and also giving access to the double garage (4.69m x 5.81m) with electric roller door, power supply and lighting. The rear part of the garage is sectioned off as a work shop area (2.96m x 4.79m), again with power supply and lighting. Within the rear garden is a folly which is an unusual and quirky Grade II Listed building. The wall adjoining also forms part of the Grade II Listing. The rear garden enjoys sweeping lawned areas opening into a wild flower garden and paddock which butt up to the River Balder and Tees. There are two outhouses/potting sheds and high stone walling surrounding a large proportion of the property creating a huge feel of privacy. To the front of Hagg House, there is a well maintained more formal garden where the River Balder meanders past.


Mains electricity, water and gas are connected. Gas fired central heating. Private septic tank.

Tenure, Local Authority & Council Tax

The property is believed to be offered freehold with vacant possession upon completion. Durham County Council. For Council Tax purposes, the property is banded G.

Wayleaves, Easements & Rights of Way

Hagg House 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.

Areas, Measurements & Other Information

All areas, measurements and other information have been taken from various records and are believed to be correct but any intending purchaser(s) should not rely on them as statements of fact and should satisfy themselves as to their accuracy.


Strictly by appointment via GSC Grays.

Disclaimer Notice

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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.

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