Mount Pleasant, Bowes Road, Barnard Castle , County Durham

£495,000

Guide price

  • Bedrooms: 4
An opportunity to purchase a very desirable small holding with period farmhouse offering characterful four bedroom accommodation. Set within 1.083 hectares (2.688 acres) of attractive and well-stocked gardens, orchard, paddocks, stabling and barns.

The property is situated close to the village of Startforth being south of the River Tees from Barnard Castle but yet the town centre is only a short distance away. Barnard Castle is a popular market town situated in the picturesque Teesdale Valley and has a good range of local amenities and is well situated for access to the A66 and on to the A1.

The accommodation briefly comprises : - Sitting/Dining Room, Family Room, Kitchen, Utility Room, Four Bedrooms and Family Bathroom.

Front Entrance Porch - Partially glazed with stone walls and floor. Half glazed wood door inset with coloured glass panes.

Entrance Hallway - UPVC part glazed front door, original English oak flooring, deep skirting, coving to ceiling, wall mounted thermostat, cloaks rail, understairs storage cupboard and stairs leading to the first floor accommodation.

Family Room - Dual aspect with views to the front and side elevation, oak flooring, Inglenook fireplace with locally quarried stone hearth, coving to ceiling, wall mounted electric, TV and network sockets, telephone point and double radiator.

Open Plan Sitting/Dining Room

Sitting Area - Inglenook fireplace with locally quarried stone high over mantel fireplace housing Stovax multi fuel stove, wall mounted electric, TV and network sockets, telephone point, ceiling rose, coved ceiling and double wall mounted radiator.

Dining Area - Inglenook fireplace, coving to ceiling, ceiling rose and radiator.

Kitchen - Selection of wall and floor units with solid beech worktops, induction hob, sink unit with mixer tap and drainer, Large inglenook fireplace housing oil fired Rayburn providing domestic heating and hot water. Half panelled walls and tiled flooring, access to under stairs storage, built-in wall mounted cupboards to alcoves, space for dining.

Utility Room - Tiled flooring, plumbing for washing machine, and dishwasher, two and a half bowl sink unit with work top, cloaks rail and UPVC part glazed rear entrance door.

FIRST FLOOR

Original return staircase with oak barley twist newel posts and spindles leading to the first floor accommodation.

Half Landing - Window with views over the rear elevation.

Bedroom 1 (Double) - Original period cast iron fireplace and tiled inserts with electric fire, wall mounted TV aerial and sockets, coving to ceiling, ceiling rose and double radiator. Dual aspect with views to the front and side elevations over surrounding countryside.

Bedroom 2 (Double) - Original period cast iron fireplace and tiled inserts with electric fire, wall mounted electrical, TV and network sockets and double radiator.

Bedroom 3 (Double) - Original cast iron fireplace, wall mounted electrical, TV and network sockets, laminated flooring, radiator.

Bedroom 4/Study - Radiator, electrical, network sockets and wall mounted storage cupboards.

Family Bathroom - Wood flooring and half panelled walls, D-shaped shower cubicle with electric shower, extractor fan and tiled splashback, freestanding claw footed slipper bath with mixer tap with shower head, low level wc, pedestal wash hand basin, heated towel rail, double radiator and airing cupboard.

EXTERNALLY

The farmhouse is set back from the road behind a front garden accessed by a wrought iron gate with double fronted lawns, established flower, shrub borders and enclosed by stone walling. Vehicle access is at the side of the property via a gated driveway providing secure off road parking. To the side of the drive is an orchard with numerous mature fruit trees. To the rear of the drive is a gated garth/paddock.

Mount Pleasant ideally lends itself to equestrian or other land related hobbies with the benefit of a stone built stable block with light, power and water, traditional hay barn and modern agricultural workshop/store 32'0" (9.77m) x 18'5" (5.63m) equipped with light and power together with in excess of two acres of sheltered accessible paddocks.

There is potential for further development of the paddock in addition to the stables subject to the necessary consents being obtained. Tentative enquiries have been made with planners and further information can be obtained from our office.

COUNCIL TAX: - Band D

TENURE: Freehold

VIEWING - Strictly by Appointment through selling agents T: 01833 638094 opt 1. SWN/BJC 19.10.18

Arrange viewing 01748 517074

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