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4 Low Allers, Cowshill, Bishop Auckland, County Durham, DL13

Asking price £259,000, 2 bedrooms, Detached,

  • Guide price
Agent’s wording:
Small holding
n++ 2 Bedroom barn conversion n++ Characterful period features n++ Manageable small holding n++ Sheltered rural location n++ Land extending to 0.99 Ha (2.44 Ac) n++ Peaceful rural location n++ South east facing courtyard n++ Council tax band B


Snow Drop Barn is located in the small hamlet of Low Allers approximately 1 mile from Cowshill. Situated in Weardale, there are many renowned beauty spots close to hand with traditional amenities found within Wear Head and Cowshill which include the local village shop, Cowshill Inn Hotel and a small primary school. The main village is serviced by a regular bus link which runs the length of the Dale and travels to Crook and Bishop Auckland where connections further a field can be found. Snowdrop Barn is ideal for those wishing escape the rat race of the towns and cities although is ideal for those wishing to commute as Darlington, Durham and Newcastle which can all be reached within one hour travel by car.

The Property

The Property
Snowdrop Barn is nestled in the valley situated slightly west of Cowshill. This original stone built barn was converted approximately 15 years ago and is attractively presented having flexible accommodation providing either two bedrooms on the ground or the first floor as a second bedroom depending on choice. From the first floor, views stretch west along the Valley overlooking the garden and the land beyond. The property stands within manageable grounds and land of approximately 2.44 Acres and is complemented by a small duck pond. To the front of the property there is an off road cobbled courtyard providing ample parking facilities. The property is accessed to an inner hall way providing access to the front and rear. From here a door leads to the north elevation of the property where the master bedroom with en-suite WC and basin can be found. The other door, from the inner hall opens into a traditional kitchen/dining room with large ingle nook housing a 2 oven Aga. There is also a functional kitchen area, with solid wood Belfast units and Belfast sink. The second inner hall provides a separate WC and leads to the ground floor snug or dining room and on into the ground floor wet room, which incorporates bath, shower WC and basin. The ground floor has been tiled with ceramic floor tiles throughout which are extremely practical and easy to maintain. From the second inner hall, stairs lead to the first floor where there is a large room with exposed stone walls and floor boards and a large stone fireplace housing a multi fuel burning stove, all contributing to the cosy and characterful feel that this property boasts.
Sky lights flood the large room with light and a dual aspect provides views over the neighbouring countryside and river Wear.


Kitchen/Dining Room
3.57m x 3.36m (11' 9" x 11' 0") + 1.13m x 2.04m

Lounge (Reception)
7.27m x 4.56m (23' 10" x 15' )

Master Bedroom
3.52m x 3.37m (11' 7" x 11' 1")
With en-suite

Bedroom 2 /Snug
3.57m x 3.43m (11' 9" x 11' 3")

1.58m x 4.02m (5' 2" x 13' 2")


The property is serviced by mains electricity and water and the drainage is to a septic tank shared between two other neighbouring properties.


The property has a right of access over the track leading down from the A689 over Allers bridge, the right hand turn here takes you onto the cobbled courtyard to the front of the property. To the rear a west facing garden catches the afternoon and evening sunshine and the land, extending to 0.99Ha (2.44 Ac), stretches west flanking the river Wear.


From Wolsingham head west on the A689 travelling for approximately 16 miles, at the Cowshill Inn Hotel travel up the bank and take the left hand turn/fork in the road, sign posted Alston, travel for approximately 500 yards and access to Low Allers is on the left hand side opposite the lay by.

Energy Performance Certificate

Energy Performance Certificate

Property Ref:96_1601_1746255

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What % below the asking price might it sell for?

The list below shows offers which were accepted on similar properties. We can't suggest the same ratio will apply to this property as each property is different, but hopefully they will be informative nevertheless

103 Front Street
Initial: £365,000 (18 Jun 16)
Final: £349,950 (28 Sep 16)
Sold: £260,000 (23 Mar 17)
Ratio 74.3%
17 Causey Park
Initial: £350,000 (07 Jun 16)
Final: £350,000 (19 Oct 16)
Sold: £301,000 (31 Mar 17)
Ratio 86.0%

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Marketed by:
George F White Wolsingham

DL13 3AA
01388 527966

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