A house, once occupied by a famous author has been put for sale 24 years after her death.

British writer Dame Catherine Cookson's 'Bristol House' in Langely-on-Tyne, outside Hexham, is up for sale for £850,000.

The South Shields author of The Dwelling Place lived in the house between 1981 and 1991, seven years before she died.

Hexham Courant:

The beautiful stone-built five bedroom property of around 312m² or 3,360 ft², next to Langely dam, is on Rightmove and is marketed by Corbridge business, Finest Properties.

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Hexham Courant:

Key features of the property include a playroom, study, garden room, cloakroom/WC, a principal bedroom suite with dressing area & bathroom and doule garage with driveway.

The property also benefits from the recently installed superfast community fibre broadband providing speeds up to 1,000Mbps.

It is also 2.3 miles of Haydon Bridge Station and 3.7 miles Bardon Mill Station with the closest school being Shaftoe Trust Academy.

Hexham Courant: