Ireshopeburn, County Durham DL13 1EY UK


Property Details

Ireshopeburn, County Durham DL13 1EY UK


Snapcastle, Ireshopeburn in Upper Weardale, Co Durham

Property Sold - Ireshopeburn County Durham

Property overview

Snapcastle, Front Street, Ireshopeburn, Weardale

Large Pre-Victorian family home set in a picturesque village in upper Weardale which is an area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Set back from the road by a walled garden and driveway for parking the property benefits from being in exceptional order having many original features with modern bespoke fitted kitchen, spacious reception rooms and 4/5 good size bedrooms and a garage. To the rear of the property is a large garden with unspoilt views over open countryside.

Pretty front walled and gated garden leading to front door.

Front Entrance

Having solid wood door, part glazed with leaded panel above, original tiled floor, dado rail, electric meter and glazed wood door through to:


Solid wood maple floor with dado rail, coving, radiator and original wood open balustrade turn staircase leading up to the first floor bedrooms with window to rear aspect. Solid pine latch doors leading off to: 

Library/Drawing Room 15’4” (4.68m x 4.16m) 16’3”

Light and spacious reception room having double glazed window with wood shutters to front aspect, original solid wood floor and exposed beams to ceiling, cast iron fireplace with stone hearth, radiator and library shelves with lighting.

Living Room 13’11” (4.24m x 5.14m) 16’10”

Good size family room benefitting from multi fuel stove which provides hot water and central heating throughout, set into a stone inglenook fireplace and hearth with wood mantle. Double glazed window with wood shutters to front aspect, solid wood floor, painted beams to ceiling and picture rail. 

Shower room 10’5” (3.22m x 3.61m) 11’10”

Large shower room having low level WC, pedestal wash hand basin and double shower unit with glass doors. Double glazed window to rear aspect with obscure glass, feature stone fireplace, down lighters, electric wall heater and extractor fan, radiator and lino to floor. 

Kitchen/Dining Room 32’04” (9.88m x 3.74m) 12’03”

Set to the rear of the property with windows and doors overlooking the garden. To one end is a bespoke fitted kitchen comprising a range of wall and floor units with laminate worktops and complementary tiling to splash backs. Stainless steel sink and drainer, integrated larder fridge and dishwasher, electric range cooker with extractor above, radiator and a multi fuel stove set on a stone hearth. Wood stairs lead up to a gallery landing with access to the first floor sitting room, stable door to rear garden and door through to the garage and utility.

The dining area has glazed doors to the patio and garden, space for dining and seating, a solid wood floor runs across the whole room and features such as exposed wood beams and stone work through the raised apex ceiling above the kitchen area with skylights and a radiator.

First Floor Sitting Room/Bedroom 5 16’08” (5.08m x 4.87m) 15’1”

Set above the garage with staircase from the kitchen, this spacious room is currently used as an extra sitting room and guest bedroom, with solid wood floor, exposed stone walls and beams. Benefitting from a multi fuel stone set on a stone hearth, radiator, double glazed window with shutters to front aspect and skylights set into the apex roof.

Garage Utility

Double garage with wooden doors and glazed arch above set at the front of the property, having power lighting and a range of utility cupboards with space for washing machine and tumble dryer. Wood door through to kitchen. 

First Floor Split Landing 

Bathroom 14’02” (4.32m x 2.76m) 8’11”

Victorian fitted bathroom suite comprising roll top bath with claw and ball feet, low level WC and wash hand basin. Having an apex sloping roof with skylight and window to rear aspect, exposed wood beams, two radiators and stone wall with tile effect lino to floor. 

Bedroom 1 9’07” (2.76m x 3.74m) 12’03”

Double room having window to rear aspect, exposed beams to sloping apex and stone wall with lighting, wood laminate floor and radiator. 

Bedroom 2 15’4” (4.69m x 3.76m) 12’04”

Master bedroom having double glazed window to front aspect with wood shutters, radiator, built in storage cupboards, painted beams and wall lighting. 

Study/Bedroom 3 4’11” (1.53m x 3.57m) 11’08”

Having double glass pain doors from the landing, window to front aspect, dado rail, wall lighting, radiator and cupboard housing electric RCD boards. 

Bedroom 4 15’4” (4.69m x 3.76m) 12’04”

Large double room set at the front of the property with double glazed window and wood shutters, radiator, painted beams to ceiling and picture rail. Victorian cast iron fireplace with tiled hearth, set on an exposed stone wall, built in wardrobe with glazed doors and separate airing cupboard housing hot water tank.


The front of the property is set back from the pavement by an enclosed gated garden bordered by a stone wall with Victorian iron railings, to the left is a driveway providing parking and access to the garage. To the side is a paved pathway belonging to the property which leads around to the rear garden via a wood gate.

The large rear garden is mainly laid to lawn with shrub and wild flower borders with dry stone walls. Large patio area running the width of the property with access to dining room and kitchen. Large stone built shed with power, wooden summerhouse and wood storage shed and has unspoilt views over open countryside.


Mains Electricity

Mains Water and Drainage

Heating Via Multi Fuel Stove

Telephone and Broadband available


We are advised by the vendor that the property is freehold

 Local Information

Ireshopeburn is a small village in the Weardale area of the Pennines. It is situated on the south side of Weardale, between St.John’s Chapel and Wearhead and on the opposite side of the river Wear to West Blackdene and New Ho. It is pronounced locally as ‘Eye-ssup-burn’. Ireshopeburn is home to High House Chapel, the oldest purpose-built Methodist Chapel in the world to have held continuous weekly services since its foundation in 1760. John Wesley himself preached at High House on many occasions and lived in an adjoining house, which is now the Weardale Museum.

St John’s Chapel is the largest village in the upper dale with a population of about 300, a town hall with fortnightly cinema, a Co-op foodstore, post office/gift shop, two public houses (The Golden Lion and The Blue Bell) and the popular Chatterbox Cafe which also serves as an information point.

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 1EY

From the Pennine Ways office in Alston proceed up the hill and turn left onto the A689. Continue along the A689 for approximately 11 miles where you will arrive in Ireshopeburn, drive down into the village up and around the sharp bend and the property can be fund further along on your left hand side marked by our For Sale Board.

From the A1 proceed along the A68 towards the North Pennines until you reach the A689 signposted “Weardale North Pennines” join this road and travel west through various villages for approximately 20 miles until you enter the village of Ireshopeburn past the Weadale Outdoor Centre and you will find the property on your right hand side marked by our For Sale Board..

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


We will be pleased to provide unbiased and professional advice without obligation on the marketing & current value of your present home. Just contact one of our offices to request a valuation.

Pennine Ways Ltd for themselves and for the vendors or lessors of this property whose agents they are give notice that (1) the particulars are set out as a general outline only for the guidance of intending purchasers or lessees and do not constitute part of an offer or contract, (2) all descriptions, dimensions, references to condition and necessary permissions for use and occupation, and other details are given without responsibility and any intending purchasers or tenants should not rely on them as statements or representations of fact but must satisfy themselves by inspection or otherwise as to the correctness of each of them, (3) no person in the employment of Pennine Ways Ltd has any authority to make or give any representation or whatever in relation to this property. May we also courteously advise that whilst every care is taken to ensure the accuracy of the measurements in these details, please do not incur any expense until you have verified the sizes to your own satisfaction.