Front Street, Alston
Guide Price £299,995

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Property Description

  • Excellent development potential,
  • Extensive double fronted period property in need of improvement
  • 6 bedrooms over 3 floors with former retail shop to ground floor
  • Scope to generate stunning home, B&B, holiday letting etc (subject to consents)
  • Potential for self contained 2 bed annexe to rear
  • Character features retained
  • Enormous first floor drawing room
  • In heart of popular market town with abundance of amenities
  • Good transport links to Scotch Corner, Hexham, Penrith and Carlisle
  • No upward chain!

This is very much a rare and unusual opportunity to purchase a double front period home arranged over 3 floors and offering excellent scope to return this characterful property to its former glory. Having spent the majority of its life as a mix of living accommodation and ground floor retail premises, subject to the correct consents, this could offer a multitude of uses for buyers, including conversion to full residential, B&B accommodation, scope for live work life environment, holiday letting potential as a whole or conversion of the annexe to self contained use and conversion to luxury flats. The scope is almost endless. This very grand building retains many character features and currently offers ground floor retail shop, dining room, kitchen, potential annexe with 2 reception rooms and 2 upstairs bedrooms and WC. To the first floor there is a generous Drawing Room, Bedroom and family bathroom, to the third floor 3 bedrooms. Small courtyard to the rear. There is a massive amount of multi functional rooms and with the foresight this property could be truly extraordinary. The traditional market town of Alston boasts being the highest in England and is within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. It is a haven for tourists, walkers and has great access to the Pennines and North Lakes. Open Countryside lies on the doorstep yet within the town is a multitude of shops, cafes, petrol station, bank, pubs, Hotels and historic places of interest such as the Tynedale Railway and Historic Roman sites. The town lies approximately 21 miles from Hexham, 19 miles from Penrith and 30 miles from Carlisle.

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Ground Floor

Shop with single glazed frontage, double entrance doors and wooden floors throughout. Door to Reception Room. Passageway adjacent providing separate access to the main residential accommodation with staircase to upper floors and cellar. Also access to the rear courtyard garden. Reception Room with ornate fire surround, window to rear, radiator Kitchen with range of solid base units and dresser style units to one wall. Double drainer stainless steel ink unit. Flagged floor, Rayburn. Beams to ceiling and 2 x single glazed windows.

Ground Floor Annexe

Located at ground floor and currently accessed via the kitchen or alternatively by separate access door across the courtyard. Sitting Room with beamed ceiling and period range. Window with aspect to courtyard. Lounge/Diner with beamed ceiling, period range, window to rear, stairs to first floor. First Floor Landing with cloaks comprising WC and wash basin. Bedroom with exposed beams, ornate fireplace and Velux rooflight. Bedroom with exposed fireplace, ornate cast iron fireplace and rear window.

First Floor

Landing with stairs to second floor. Drawing Room with central heating radiators, large ornate marble fireplace with cast iron inset to one end and multi fuel stove set in tiled recess to the opposite end of the room. 4 large sash windows with front aspect. Radiators Bedroom with radiator, rear aspect from sash window. Family Bathroom with enamelled bath, WC, shower cubicle, pedestal wash basin. Period cast iron fireplace and sash window. Cloakroom with WC and pedestal wash basin. Sash window.

Second Floor

Landing area with access to walk in storage cupboard. Bedroom (into the eaves) with extensive range of built in wardrobes, window to front, radiator. Bedroom (into the eaves) with range of built in wardrobes, window to front, radiator. Bedroom (Into eaves) rooflight, radiator.


There is a side passageway with access to a rear private courtyard garden.

EPC & Council Tax

EPC: E Council Tax Band C


Mains water, gas, electricity, drainage are connected.


These particulars, whilst believed to be accurate are set out as a general guideline and do not constitute any part of an offer or contract. Intending Purchasers should not rely on them as statements of representation of fact, but must satisfy themselves by inspection or otherwise as to their accuracy. The services, systems, and appliances shown may not have been tested and has no guarantee as to their operability or efficiency can be given.

Front Street
Alston CA9 3HU
County: Cumbria
Sale Type: Sold STC
Ref #: DBE03156

P: 01768 881111