3 bed house, 2 bed annexe, 4 bed barn conversion near Hamsterley


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  • Bedrooms: 9
A unique opportunity to purchase a range of properties, complemented by stabling and two grazing paddocks. Low Stonechester Hall (a four bedroom barn conversion), Stonechester Farm a Grade II Listed three bedroom farmhouse, and a two bedroom annexe. The steading is nestled amongst trees and hedging, yet boasts stunning views of adjoining countryside, for miles on end, to the horizon. Total plot size of approximately 6.45 acres.

Situation & Amenities

Nearby, Hamsterley village is a pretty and sought after pleasantly situated village on a low ridge between Teesdale and Weardale and is easily accessible to the main commercial centres of the North East. It has a small primary school, highly regarded pub/restaurant, a well-used village hall and is close to Hamsterley Forest. Wolsingham (7.5 miles) and Barnard Castle (11 miles) are the closest market towns with a range of local shops and services, including a bank, post office, health centre, chemist, greengrocer, supermarket, butchers, schools, pubs and restaurants. Bishop Auckland (7 miles) offers a much more extensive range of supermarkets whilst Durham (16 miles), Darlington (16 miles), and Newcastle (31 miles) provide additional restaurants, shopping, health and cultural opportunities. All three lie on the central east coast rail line with regular connections north and south with London about 2 hours 20 minutes from Darlington.

Stonechester Hall - Ground Floor Accommodation

The property is entered into a spacious open plan living space with numerous double-glazed windows to multi aspects, flooding the room with natural light. There are three exposed ceiling beams, natural slate flooring, an exposed stone feature wall and a large double sided, multi-fuel stove set in a central position within the room, a door opens into a hallway, which gives access to a WC/ cloakroom, study, dining kitchen and garage. A staircase rises to the first floor. Underfloor heating is throughout the ground floor. The dining kitchen is a stunning room, flooded with natural light from four Velux windows and two doors. There is a vaulted beamed ceiling, a range of fitted wall and base units with granite work surface, Belfast sink with mixer tap, integrated dishwasher and fridge/freezer, along with an electric AGA. There is natural slate flagged flooring and double doors opening to a large larder cupboard. To conclude, the ground floor accommodation within the Hall is the study and utility room which opens into a shower room.

Stonechester Hall - First Floor Accommodation

The first-floor landing has a Velux window, exposed ceiling beam, double glazed window and doors leading off to the firstfloor accommodation. The master bedroom is a spacious, light and airy bedroom with a Velux window, double glazed window, vaulted exposed beamed ceiling and a door to an en-suite shower room. There are two slightly smaller double bedrooms with a final large double bedroom at the opposite end of the hallway, a bright, spacious room with two Velux windows, a double-glazed window, and a vaulted beamed ceiling. The house bathroom is a good size and includes a bath, shower cubicle, vanity hand washbasin, WC, heated towel rail, tiled walls, tiled flooring.

Low Stonechester Farm - Ground Floor Accommodation

The main farmhouse has an entrance vestibule which in turn gives access to the hallway from where the living room and dining kitchen are accessed. The dining kitchen includes fitted wall and base units with wooden work surfaces, tiled splashbacks, and a Belfast sink with a mixer tap. A Stanley Range within the kitchen serves the central heating and domestic hot water system for the main house. The kitchen has original wooden beams, and there are terracotta-tiled floors, a window to the front aspect with fitted shutters, an integrated dishwasher and space for a fridge/freezer. The rear of the kitchen is the utility room, which provides space for a washing machine and dryer, including a sink unit and fitted storage cupboards. A door leads off to a ground floor WC/shower room. The living room is a well-appointed reception room, with a window and fitted shutters, to the front aspect. There is also an open fire with cast iron inlay and an antique wooden surround. Behind the living room is a spacious hall which gives access to the staircase rising to the first floor and has a door with steps rising to another reception room. This reception room has two windows to the rear aspect with fitted shutters, double doors opening to the exterior, a multifuel stove, oak flooring and a door giving access to a study. Beyond the study, there is a vestibule that gives access to the exterior and the annexe.

Low Stonechester Farm - First Floor Accommodation

The main farmhouse enjoys two good sized double bedrooms, both with windows to the front aspect, boasting elevated views of the countryside for miles on end. Both double bedrooms have shutters fitted to the windows, and one bedroom has a range of fitted wardrobes. There is a good sized single bedroom placed at the rear of the property and the house bathroom, which is a spacious room, including a large jacuzzi bath, pedestal wash hand basin, and WC obscure glazed window with shutters tiled walls and tiled flooring.

Annexe Accommodation

The annexe offers potential income opportunities, it enjoys a spacious open plan dining kitchen, providing a range of fitted wall and base units with contrasting work surface, tiled splashbacks, integrated electric oven, electric hob, extractor hood, fridge and washer/dryer. There is a breakfast bar area providing seating for two and space for a dining table and chairs. There are four windows to dual aspects and doors leading off to the bedroom and inner hall. The bedroom is a double bedroom with oak flooring and a window overlooking the garden, with direct access to the bathroom. Beyond here is the living room, with tiled flooring, a staircase to the first floor, a double-glazed window and access to the garage. There is a second double bedroom at the top of the stairs, which has a vaulted ceiling and two Velux windows.

Externally - total plot size approx. 6.45 acres

The properties are approached along a private driveway. Halfway along the drive is access to the paddocks and stable block, which have been thoughtfully planned and arranged to enable them to be subdivided and let off, if desired. There are four stables (all approximately 3.20m x 3.80m) with automatic water feeders, electric clipping points, dawn to dusk lighting, two tack rooms, both with sink units and two open-fronted hay/ straw stores. Near to the stables, there is a secure container store, and hen house. There are two grazing fields, the larger field has a field shelter, and is currently used for hay. Both paddocks enjoy mains water supplied troughs and are well fenced. The driveway continues up towards the properties, being flanked by mature trees creating an impressive approach. The principal gardens are lawned and extend around the property s front and side, also incorporating an orchard and a pond enjoying complete privacy with far-reaching views. There is a central courtyard bounded by the main farmhouse, annexe and Stonechester Hall; within the central courtyard, there are two garages connected to Stonechester Hall and the other to the annexe.


Mains electricity and water are connected to all properties. Private septic tank shared by the farmhouse and annexe. A further private septic tank for Stonechester Hall. A Stanley range heats the farmhouse. The annexe is heated by an oil boiler. Stonechester Hall is heated by an oil boiler.

Tenure, Local Authority & Council Tax

The property is to be offered freehold with vacant possession upon completion. Durham County Council. For Council Tax purposes, Low Stonechester Farm is banded D and Stonechester Hall is banded F.

Areas, Measurements & Other Information

All areas, measurements and other information have been taken from various records and are believed to be correct but any intending purchaser(s) should not rely on them as statements of fact and should satisfy themselves as to their accuracy.

Wayleaves, Easements & Rights of Way

Low Stonechester Farm and Stonechester Hall are sold subject to and with the benefit of all existing rights including rights of way whether public or private, light, drainage, water and electricity supplies and all other rights, obligations, easements, quasi easements and all wayleaves or covenants whether disclosed or not.

Environmental Schemes & Basic Payment Scheme

The land is not registered for the Basic Payment Scheme, any Environment Stewardship Scheme or Woodland Grant Scheme.


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