Eastgate, DL13 2HS
Bainbridge Chapel is a beautiful former Wesleyan Methodist Chapel dating from 1891 built by the founder of a once famous North East department store by the same name. The property has been lovingly renovated into a spacious three bedroom property for which its current owners were accredited with the Northern Building Excellent Award 2017 for ‘Best Change of Use of an Existing Building or Conversion’. The property is set in the heart of the picturesque village of Eastgate, Weardale offering open countryside within walking distance in all directions, a local public house, community centre and church.
The property is tastefully renovated to a high specification maintaining many of the original features and benefits from double glazing, oil central heating, open plan kitchen dining room, large sitting room, pristine contemporary bathroom suite, three double bedrooms, ground floor shower room, utility room, front parking and drive, large lawned rear garden and additional gravelled parking area.
Eastgate is situated on the A689 west of Stanhope and once marked the eastern border of the Forest of Weardale the private hunting park of the Prince Bishops Durham. There are good road transport links to Crook, Bishop Auckland, Darlington and the historic City of Durham for commuting, all of which provide a wide range of shopping, leisure, recreational and schooling facilities. The metropolitan city of Newcastle upon Tyne & Gateshead are both located approximately 26 miles North East, also within good commuting distance and offer a regional centre of culture, with venues such Sage Gateshead, Baltic and the Theatre Royal. Large shopping complexes such as The Metro Centre and Eldon Square are also located at Newcastle and Gateshead.
Main Entrance Vestibule
Bespoke oak double doors leading in to spacious entrance vestibule with arched window above and two further arched windows to each side, original clay floor tiles and double oak doors leading to:
Open Plan Kitchen Dining Room
Spacious open plan kitchen dining room fitted with a range of modern wall and base units and large centre island with granite work surfaces over, integrated dishwasher, space for a large free standing fridge freezer, contemporary butler sink with mixer tap and space for a free standing range cooker. The dining area provides ample space for a large family table and a great space for entertaining guests. The large arched windows, sky lights to vaulted ceiling and beautiful original three panelled stained-glass window to the north elevation provides an abundance of natural light. Oak flooring throughout, exposed oak beams to the ceiling and a bespoke oak staircase with transparent glass panels leading to the first floor mezzanine floor.
A large well proportioned sitting room with oak flooring, arched windows to the front and rear elevations and spot lights to ceiling.
Second front entrance door leading into a large hallway with large built-in storage cupboards and staircase to first floor. This hallway also provides the opportunity to adapt for use as a separate self contained annexe space, private office for a home run business or Airbnb.
Ground Floor Shower Room
Fitted with a large walk-in shower cubical, wash hand basin and w.c.
Space and plumbing for washing machine with work surface over and external door leading to the rear garden.
FIRST FLOOR (Staircase from Kitchen/Diner)
Beautiful open space with solid oak balustrades with transparent glazed panels located in the vaulted roof above the kitchen dining room overlooking the original stained glass chapel window. This mixed use space would be ideally suited to small home office/study or relaxing reading area with floods of natural light.
Low level w.c. and wash hand basin.
Large master bedroom with beautiful vaulted ceiling, original oak beams, ample space for several free standing wardrobes, central heating radiators, windows to both front and rear elevations.
Second double room with exposed beams, central heating radiator and window to the front elevation.
Fitted with a contemporary white suite comprising, low level w.c. claw foot roll top bath, floating wash hand basin, large walk-in shower cubical with main fed shower, large heated towel rail, exposed beams, roof window, tiled wall and flooring.
FIRST FLOOR (Staircase from Hallway)
Double bedroom with roof windows, radiator and ample space for free standing wardrobes.
To the front of the property is a large block paved parking area for one vehicle and block paved drive with space for a second vehicle which continues on through double wrought iron gates to a larger gravelled parking area.
Large south west facing garden laid mainly to lawn with surrounding dry stone wall and original gate post once located to the front of the chapel. A door access to the rear of the property gives access to a large useful cellar storage void located under the former chapel which houses the boiler. A second door gives access to a second storage void located under the utility room.
- Eastgate DL13
- £ 399,950