The Cottage is a substantial period property with history, character and charm and occupying a picturesque position on the outskirts of a desirable Tyne Valley village.

It was originally two adjoining cottages for workers at Old Ridley Hall and its conversion to the current single spacious property has retained delightful period features such as exposed stone walls, beamed ceilings and original old pine doors.

It has also retained two front doors, one of which opens into the heart of the property with access to the kitchen/dining room, sitting room and stairs to the first floor.

Everyday access is offered via the alternative front door leading into a spacious entrance vestibule with cloakroom.

The dining kitchen is full of character, with exposed beams, original pine doors, a substantial open fireplace and period flooring.

There is a gas-fired Aga and a spacious pantry while a door from the kitchen opens to the garage.

On the other side of the property, the large sitting room is full of light from large windows and warmed by a gas fire in an inglenook.

Upstairs the master bedroom has good views of Old Ridley Hall. The room benefits from fitted wardrobes while an original bread oven adds interest. There are three further bedrooms, two of which also feature fitted wardrobes, and all served by the family bathroom and separate shower room.

The Cottage, Old Ridley, Stocksfield, is for sale at £395,000 from Finest Properties, tel. 01434 622234.