3 Bed Cottage With A Stunning Castle Location



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2 Castle Court, Startforth

is a three-bed semi detached stone house with the best view of the castle & river in the town.

(NOTE – Click on any picture to enlarge to full size)

It was stone built in 2000 by Riverdale homes, so has modern layout, electrics, roof & insulation. It is the middle house of three.

Property features

  • Three bedroom semi-detached house
  • Spacious living room with dual aspect
  • Two bathrooms (one of them en suite)
  • Downstairs W.C
  • Large kitchen
  • Dining area leading from kitchen
  • Utility room
  • Decked area to the front
  • Cottage Garden to the Rear
  • Gable end for outdoor movie projection.
  • Stunning location at the foot of the castle ruins looking onto the river.
  • An easy walk to plenty of local amenities and shops
  • Direct access to stunning countryside, riverside walks & town centre on foot.

Property description

A very nice three bedroom house in a stunning location.

Situated a stones throw from the castle ruins, with views over the River Tees..
 All room windows have a castle view.
This semi-detached property briefly consists of:-
Spacious and light living room with feature fireplace dual aspect to the front and back of the property.
The front looks over the properties front decking area and stone wall to the Castle & River.
The living room.. 5.6m x 3.5m (approx)
We added a marble fireplace to the room and oak flooring.
It is a gas fire but there is also an electric switch for those who prefer that format.
Next door installed a log burner so that is possible too.
The main telephone socket is to the right of the bay window.
The house has a satellite dish – the wiring comes into the left of the bay window.
Living Room At Night
The Rear Window Looks onto the Cottage Garden
At Night
All of downstairs has oak flooring throughout.
The doors from the hall into to the living room and kitchen are part glazed.
Entrance Hall
 3.3m x 1.9m (approx inc stair width)
UPVC Part Glazed Front Door
The downstairs toilet is through the door on the left of the pic.
Hallway with Under Stairs Storage Cupboard
Downstairs WC
1.8 x 0.9m (approx)
Large kitchen
 3.2m x 3.5m (approx)
with integrated oven and hob. Plumbing and electrics for dishwasher.
Utility room is through the door to the right of the picture.
It is too sunny outside in Barnard Castle to get a decent pic… kitchen again looks onto the castle.
then archway leading to a separate
Dining Area
2.0m x 3.0m
Double Patio Doors to Front Wood Decked Area in Dining Area
Utility room leading from the kitchen
1.8m x 1.6m (approx)
With outside door to side path
Upstairs there are three well proportioned double bedrooms.
Main Bedroom 
3.5m x 3.1m plus fitted wardrobe (approx)
View from Master Bedroom
With En Suite
1.8m x 2.2m (approx)
with large walk-in shower, sink & wc
Bedroom 2
2.5 x 3.1m (approx)
Bedroom 3
3.2 x 3.1m (approx).
Bathroom 2
2.1 x 1.8 m


 Front Decked Area
The front decked area with stone wall and palm tree is accessed either through the double patio doors from the kitchen dining area, or by the path to the side of the house.


The decking is deceptive in that it looks narrow from outside the property.
As you can see a 4 seater table sits comfortably.
The stone wall is just the right height.
There is a water tap below the kitchen window if you look closely.
Drive Entrance to Property.
This gives easy access from the main road which is constantly gritted in Winter.
Exit To Road From Inside Drive
Even in snow with a standard car we have had no problems.
The property comes with dedicated parking bay off street parking (middle bay) , stone walls & a wrought iron metal gate that locks.


The single garage on the right belongs to the property and is 2.6w x 5.6 m deep with a high ceiling.



The property has a nice sized mature cottage  garden with shrubs, trees, lawn, paved path and seating area.



The washing line post in the foreground lifts out for storage in the garage. But it offers full garden length washing line to past the downstairs window alongside the path.





The property is situated at the foot of the castle ruins on the outskirts of Barnard Castle.

Plenty of amenities and shops close by. For those unfamiliar with Barnard Castle here is a video..

(The time lapse video at 26secs of the castle was filmed from the house)

 And finally.. something a little unique to this property
An outdoor garden cinema projected from stairs window..
Onto gable end of house next to garden..
This property is a must see.
Offers in the region of £240,000 to £250,000