5 Low Allers Cottage Low Allers Cowshill, Weardale , County Durham DL13 1DF England

Sold £120,000

Property Details

5 Low Allers Cottage Low Allers Cowshill, Weardale , County Durham DL13 1DF England

Sold £120,000

Low Allers Cottage, Cowshill

Property Sold - Cowshill, Weardale County Durham

Low Allers Cottage, Cowshill, Weardale

A unique opportunity to purchase a two bedroom stone cottage with a large garden to the side and rear. The cottage benefits from a separate stone barn in good order and an additional piece of ground with parking, pigsty and ruined barn which may offer an opportunity for further development subject to the relevant planning approved and has access to the Killhope burn. This Grade II Listed cottage has started to be lovingly restored by the current owners and would make an excellent purchase for someone looking to renovate a country cottage set in an idyllic location with views across open countryside.

Ground Floor

Entrance via solid wood front door into:

Living Room 14’11” (4.56m x4.18m) 13’08”

Good size living room with original stone flagged floor, re-laid with insulation under. Inglenook fireplace with stone surround and hearth, exposed wood beams, wood double glazed window to side and wooden Georgian sliding sash to the front aspect. New electric wiring and RCD board, stone butler sink with

cold tap and access to shower room and kitchen.

Shower Room

Making good use of the former stone shed attached to the side of the property, having been fully insulated with velux to sloping ceiling and wood double glazed window to rear, space and plumbing for low level WC, wash hand basin and shower unit.

Kitchen 15’03” (4.66m x 3.04m) 9’11”

Set at the rear of the property having windows to both side aspects and a fully double glazed wood frame door half way up the wood staircase to the first floor giving light to kitchen and stairwell. Inglenook fireplace with stone surround and hearth, quarry tiled floor and part bricked walls giving character along with the exposed wood beams.

First Floor Landing

Small landing with access to bedroom one:

Bedroom 1 15’03” (4.66m x 3.04m) 9’11” (including landing and stairwell)

Having two new velux window to the sloping roof, small window to side aspect, wood floor with low level WC sited in one corner giving the possibility of an en-suite.

Bedroom 2 14’02”(4.32m x 3.54m) 11’07”

Good size double room with wood double glazed window to side with views and large wood sliding sash Georgian window to front. Painted wood beams and set with a temporary kitchen as currently used as a studio bedroom whilst work continues.


To the front of the property is an original stone flagged path to front door, dry stone wall and leading around to the large side garden which is gravelled having shrub and tree borders. Path leads up the garden to further shrub and tree area leading up and behind the house, stock proof fencing to the borders with surrounding fields.

A separate stone barn on the rear of the adjacent property offers a good amount of storage having high sloping roof and solid wood door.

Opposite to this barn is a good piece of ground with pigsty, parking and access

to the stream, walls and foundation of a further old barn (subject to planning this area could offer the opportunity for development with a detached cottage with garden) surrounded by a dry stone wall and accessed via a five bar gate.


Mains electricity

Water tank with rain water collection

Drainage via shared bio disc treatment tank

Telephone and broadband subject to availability

Energy efficiency rating



We are advised by the vendor that the property is freehold

Additional Information

A list of completed works is available upon request.

Local Information

Upper Weardale is served by the village of St Johns Chapel and is set in an area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, with access to many outdoor pursuits such as walking, cycling “The Roof of England” and fishing. The area and village has a number of amenities including 2 pubs, one serving good local ales and the other serving evening meals, a Co-operative store a Post Office with café and collectables and The Chatterbox Café can all be found in the market place. The village also has a doctor’s surgery, Church and Town Hall which has a fortnightly cinema and a gym. There are choices of schools both primary and secondary, (school transport provided) and a local bus company serves the area. The property is on the A689 where you can travel to all major towns and cities including Hexham, Newcastle, Sunderland, Durham and Darlington, all in around an hour. Stanhope Town is approximately 11 miles away and has a larger array of shops, a bank, petrol station and a monthly farmers market.

Directions – DL13 1QL

From the Pennine Ways office in Alston proceed up the hill and turn left onto the A689. Continue along the A689 for approximately 10 miles, you will drive through Lanehead village, down the bank and over the bridge, on your left is Gate House and opposite this is the track leading down to Low Allers, It is a well serviced track but we would recommend high vehicles only, there is parking on the roadside at the top and it is a short pleasant walk down to the cottage.

VIEWINGS are strictly by prior appointment with the sole agent,

PENNINE WAYS LTD.  To arrange an appointment, please call

Haltwhistle 01434 322277, Alston 01434 381808 or Carlisle 01228 595912

To view more of our properties for sale or to let, please check our website www.pennine-ways.co.uk


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