Weardale Inn, Ireshopeburn

Ireshopeburn, DL13 1HD

MUST BE VIEWED – FULL RENOVATION REQUIRED. A unique opportunity to purchase this large detached Grade ll listed former School House built in 1854. The property until recently was run as a public house and restaurant was famously known locally as ‘The Rancho Del Rio’. Planning permission has now been granted for change of use to three sizable dwellings. Set in the heart of Upper Weardale an ‘Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty’ (AONB) with beautiful surrounding countryside less than a stones throw in all directions. Many day to day amenities are available in St Johns Chapel including a primary school recently achieving an “Outstanding” Ofsted Report for February 2014, public houses, café, local Co-operative store and a post office. The Killhope Lead Mining Centre is a short drive West on the A689 and The Weardale Museum is located approximately 78 metres from the property and is open during the summer months. A more comprehensive range of shopping, schooling and leisure facilities are available in the Market Town of Stanhope, Crook Market Town and Bishop Auckland.

Current Layout

Ground Floor

Main Bar
7.77m x 4.69m (25’6″ x 15’5″)
2.29m x 0.95m (7’6″ x 3’1″)
9.37m x 6.85m (30’9″ x 22’5″)

5.45m x 4.16m (17’10” x 13’8″)
2.48m x 1.24m (8’1″ x 4’1″)

Function Room

12.82m x 9.22m (42’1″ x 30’3″)
7.06m x 3.78m (23’2″ x 12’5″)

Storage Room 1
4.28m x 2.97m (14’1″ x 9’9″)

Storage Room 2
4.46m 1.83m (14’7″ x 6′)

4.44m x 3.99m (14’7″ x 13’1″)


9.65m x 9.19m (31’8″ x 30’2″)
First Floor


10.59m x 3.36m (34’9″ x 11′)
6.12m x 5.86m (20’1″ x 19’3″)

Bedroom 1

4.46m x 2.95m (14’7″ X 9’8″)

Bedroom 2
4.49m x 2.94m (14’8″ X 9’7″)

Bedroom 3
4.5m x 4.27m (14’9″ x 14′)

Sitting Room
5.42m x 4.72m (17’9″ x 15’6″)

Former Kitchen Area

2.78m x 2m (9’1″ x 6’7″)

Total useful floor area: 687m2 (7394.181 ft2)

Large surrounding gardens and fishing rights to the River Wear.
*NOTE* The detached garage to the East of the The Weardale Inn is not part of the sale.

Proposed Development

NOTE **This planning has now lapsed.***

Full planning permission had been granted for conversion into 3 residential dwellings, two 3 bedroom properties and one 4 bedroom property.

Application Number: DM/14/00581/LB

Approved: 8th May 2014

Application Number: DM/14/00582/FPA

Approved: 2nd October 2014

Further information and full copies of plans can be obtained by contacting the agent direct or by visiting www.durham.gov.uk/planning click ‘View and comment on planning applications’ click ‘County Durham planning applications’ in the green box and enter the application number(s) above into the search box provided.

Council Tax
Following an enquiry on the Directgov website the following information was obtained.

Council tax band B

Business Rates
Following an enquiry on the Directgov website the following information was obtained.

Description: Public house & premises
With effect from: 01 April 2010
Rateable value: £3,700

The Business
The business is no longer trading. No previous trading figures or business account have been made available to the agent. Further information can be supplied upon request from any genuine interest party by the vendor.

We have been informed that the property was granted a premises licence under the Licencing Act 2003. Further information can be obtained by contacting the local authority Durham County Council. Potentially any prospective purchasers would need to hold a personal licence under the Licencing Act 2003.

The property is offered to the market as freehold with vacant possession.


Mains water, mains electricity, oil central heating and septic tank.


Top-floor flat: E
Former Public House/Restaurant: E

Further information about the Energy Performance Certificates can be obtained by visiting www.epcregister.com or contacting the agent direct.

Strictly by appointment through the selling agent Addisons, Crook.

EF/EF 11/06/2015

  • Weardale Inn, Ireshopeburn

  • Ireshopeburn DL13
  • £ 260,000


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