Alston, Cumbria CA9 3HSSold
Period Property set in the heart of Alston
Cottage Sold - Alston Cumbria
2 Stokoe House, Market Place, Alston
Lovely period property set over three floors set in a quiet location in the centre of the town. The property boasts a large kitchen, dining room and separate utility on the ground floor, large living room with log burning stove on the first floor and good size double bedroom and bathroom on the second floor. The property has many original features such as beams, wood floors, exposed stone walls and views over the rooftops of the Butts area of town to open countryside beyond.
Kitchen 13’08” (4.19m x 4.76m) 15’07”
Having a bespoke fitted kitchen comprising a range of floor units with solid wood worktops and complementary tiling. Ceramic 2 bowl sink with mixer tap, built in dishwasher and fridge, space for an electric range cooker with gas hob and stainless steel extractor hood above set into an old fireplace with exposed stone lintel. Solid wood part glazed stable door to side with external wood shutters, Georgian style window to side aspect with seat, tiled floor with under floor heating, exposed beams and space for a farmhouse table. Under stairs pantry cupboard with power lighting and shelving and larder cupboard housing gas boiler. Door through to:
Front Entrance Hall
Having solid wood part glazed door to side aspect, space for coats and boots, cupboard with electric RCD board and stairs up to first floor. Door through to:
Utility 12’06” (3.97m x 2.64m) 8’08”
An extension to the side property (once a cottage and could be developed up to make further bedrooms or living space) giving the house a large utility and store room, separate cloak room housing a low level WC, butler sink with cold tap and electric hot water unit, space for washing machine and under counter freezer, power and lighting. Having a concrete floor, exposed brick and stone walls, opaque plastic roofing on wood beams and double doors with external wood shutters to rear.
First Floor Landing
Large cupboards with wood doors and shelving, shelving to staircase walls and wine rack built into an old window space, door to:
Living Room 15’06” (4.74m x 4.53m) 14’10” awp
Large family room benefitting from two Georgian windows with wood shutters and seats set on the side wall with views, two double radiators, painted wood floor, exposed stone wall and original wooden boards to staircase with wall lighting. Log burning stove set on an extraordinary, large stone hearth with inglenook to one side, exposed painted beams and staircase to second floor.
Second Floor Landing
Having a range of storage cupboards with wood doors, Velux window and doors to bedroom and bathroom.
Bathroom 8’07” (2.62m x 1.69m) 5’06”
Having a three piece suite comprising, corner bath with shower over, low level WC and pedestal wash hand basin, part wood panelling to walls, exposed stone and bespoke tiling to walls by a local artist. Radiator and window to side with obscure glass.
Bedroom 14’09” (4.50m x 3.12m) 10’02”
A good size double room having window to side aspect and Velux to roof, exposed beams and fireplace set with pretty cast iron insert and stone surround, double radiator and exposed stone and brick to one wall.
The house sits on a cobbled side lane tucked away from the main market square, there is free parking directly beside and behind the property having space for flower and vegetable beds for alfresco dining in the summer months and stone built coal store with stone slate roof.
Mains Water and Drainage
Gas fired Central Heating
We are advised by the vendor that the property has an Alston Lease, more information about this 1000 year lease can be obtained from our Alston Office.
The property could be extended subject to planning above the foot of the utility room at the side of the property, this could give an additional two bedrooms or a roof terrace.
Set in the North Pennines, Alston claims to be the highest market town in England being at 1000ft above sea level and an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. With its cobbled main street, distinctive market cross and ancient stone buildings it is a beautiful place to live, work and visit.
The town offers full amenities, including an array of shops, schools for ages 5 to 16 years, doctor’s surgery, petrol stations, pubs, eateries and post office. Tourist’s attractions include the South Tyne Railway, Lead Mining Museums, art and craft galleries the Pennine Way runs through the town as does the C to C cycle route.
The road links are good being in the centre of the north and you can be in most major town and cities to the East and West in around an hour. Newcastle Airport and main line train stations can also be reached in around an hour’s drive.