• Stonebuilt 18th Century Detached Farmhouse
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • Outbuildings & Garage
  • Set in Approx. 2.76 acres (1.119ha)
  • Countryside Views
  • Rural Weadale Location

Ridding House is a large detached 3 bedroom stonebuilt 18th century farmhouse with with land situated in a unique rural elevated position above Frosterley on the south side of the Wear Valley with beautiful 360º panoramic countryside views. The property provides an array of equine opportunities with several large outbuildings.  

The Weardale village of Frosterley offers all local amenities including shops, a primary school and 2 public houses. There are good road transport links to Crook, Bishop Auckland, Darlington and the historic City of Durham, all of which provide a wide range of shopping, leisure, recreational and educational facilities. The city of Newcastle upon Tyne & Gateshead are both located approximately 26mi North East around 1 hours drive,  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 Gateshead and Newcastle.

Strictly by appointment only through the selling agent Addison’s, Crook. Please call for further information or to arrange an appointment.


Entrance Porch
Timber glazed entrance door, original stone flagged flooring and two windows.

Entrance Hall
Spacious hallway with original stone flagged flooring, large stone bread oven, central heating radiator and staircase to 1st floor. Water treatment cupboard.

Ground Floor W.C.
W.c., wash hand basin and extractor fan.

Front Sitting Room/Drawing Room
Large reception room with centrally located inglenook fireplace with log burning stove inset, windows to the front and side elevations, built-in timber display unit, exposed beams and central heating radiator.

Dining Room
Front reception room with duel fuel stove with back boiler which heats water and radiators, pine shelving units to each alcove, exposed beams to ceiling and window to the front elevation.

Fitted with a range of country style wall and base units with corresponding work surfaces over, ceramic sink drainer unit with mixer top, space and plumbing for free standing dish washer, large electric range cooker, built-in fridge freezer and washing machine, central heating radiator, exposed beams and stone flagged flooring.

Family Room
Large family room filled with character with vaulted ceiling and exposed ‘A’ frame beams, multi fuel stove in large stone fireplace, 3 large central heating radiators 4 windows with panoramic views on two aspects, exposed stone walls, double doors and separate side door to court yard.

Half Landing & Main Landing
Rear window. Exposed beams to ceiling and latched doors.

Bedroom 1
Double bedroom with varnished timber floors, feature inglenook fireplace, exposed beams to ceiling, central heating radiator and window to the front elevation with panoramic countryside views.

Bedroom 2
Second double bedroom with feature inglenook fireplace, exposed beams to ceiling, central heating radiator and window to the front elevation with panoramic countryside views.

Bedroom 3
Double bedroom with exposed beams to ceiling, central heating radiator and window to the side elevation.

Family Bathroom
Large bathroom with painted timber flooring, fitted with a white suite comprising, large walk in shower cubical with electric waterfall shower, w.c., free standing claw foot roll top bath, pedestal wash hand basin with illuminated mirror and shaving point, central heating radiator, cupboard housing oil boiler and window.


The property is set in approximately 2.76 acres (1.119 ha) with a mixture of main field with wooden hut, paddock formally used for sheep and pigs, large grassed garden area with tree house and decking, fruit trees and 2 raised vegetable beds, patio, drive/access road lined by a post and rail fence and parking areas which surround the house on all aspects. External water supply/standpipe, electrical socket on Family Room wall. There is also a fire pit and stone BBQ.

A large stonebuilt detached garage with 2 large double timber doors. Attached to the side of the garage is a small Hen House with timber door. The garage block had previous planning permission to convert into holiday accommodation ref: 3/2012/0132. Any interested party should contact Durham County Council for further information.

Detached Studio & W/C Washroom Block
Stonebuilt detached building providing laundry, w.c and separate /office or studio facilities which include electrical sockets, wall mounted water heaters and  plumbing for washing machine.

Detached Outbuilding/Studio
A further stonebuilt outbuilding/play room with wall mounted heater and TV aerial socket.

Freehold with vacant possession.

Mains electricity, oil central heating with solid fuel stoves, own spring water supply, satellite Internet connection and septic tank.


OIRO £425,000
Contact us about this property:
Crook Office, 5 South Street, Crook, Co Durham DL15 8NE
Tel: 01388 766676
Fax: 01388 767560