Woodland, Bishop Auckland
£685,000

Guide price

Bedrooms: 4
A spacious and well-presented detached bungalow, situated within a substantial plot with the added benefit of several acres of grazing land and a self-contained annex. There is flexible accommodation throughout with several reception rooms and four bedrooms, with further scope for development if desired. This superb family home has fantastic far reaching countryside views and delightful gardens with the ability to accommodate multi-generational living or to generate an income from home.

Situation

Barnard Castle 7 miles, Bishop Auckland 11 miles, Darlington 18 miles, Durham 21 miles, Newcastle upon Tyne 39 miles, Leeds 76 miles, (please note all distances are approximate). The Village of Woodland sits high on the slopes of the lower Teesdale valley, on the edge of the North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and affords stunning views of the surrounding area. There is a primary school, church and public house, as well as being situated only a few miles from the popular market town of Barnard Castle, with a good range of amenities. These include a wide variety of independent and national shops, several public houses, restaurants and supermarkets. Barnard Castle also offers various schooling options at nursery, primary and secondary levels, including Barnard Castle School. There are also a superb range of recreational activities, with walks, bridleways and cycling routes and the well renowned Bowes Museum also on the doorstep. Additional amenities and schooling facilities can be found at nearby Bishop Auckland and Staindrop. The property has good access to the A68, A1 and A66 for commuting links, as well as a mainline station situated in Darlington.

Accommodation

Ground Floor Accommodation

An undercover walkway leads up to the front door into a useful entrance porch with glazed windows and door, stone tiled flooring leading into the dining hall. This substantial room offers cornicing and ceiling rose details, doors leading to the living accommodation and a large window to the side.

The breakfast kitchen offers a good range of wall and base units with wooden frontage and granite worksurfaces, housing a Range style cooker with extractor above and 1 sink, doors lead to the living room, utility and double doors to the raised stone patio. This room also has space for a dining area, dual aspect with superb views to the rear, stone flooring and cornicing detail.

The living room has bi-fold doors leading out to the raised patio and enjoys the far-reaching countryside views as well as a gas feature fireplace. There is an additional sitting room with multi-fuel stove, low maintenance stone flooring and window overlooking the front garden. Both rooms benefit from cornicing and ceiling rose details.

Hallgarth also has functional spaces including a good size utility room housing the necessary freestanding white goods, additional storage and sink, as well as a cloakroom/ WC and a rear porch/ boot room area with a feature stone wall and door leading out to the side of the property.

First Floor Accommodation

The principal bedroom is a spacious double offering a substantial amount of fitted storage and a dual aspect with windows to the side and rear showcasing the views. There is a door leading into the modernised en-suite bathroom, with contemporary suite including P shaped bath with shower above, vanity wash hand basin, WC and chrome heated towel rail.

The additional three bedrooms are all generous sized doubles, with fitted storage and wardrobes and cornicing detail. The second bedroom has the added benefit of a private door leading out to the rear patio and window showcasing the countryside views.

The spacious, house bathroom has good quality fixtures including a large, corner bath, step in separate shower, pedestal wash hand basin, bidet, WC and chrome heated towel rail.

Self-Contained Annex

The property benefits from a self-contained annex, formerly the garage and is currently run as a successful holiday let (income information available upon request). This is a superb addition to the property which could provide an option for independent, multi-generational living or provide an income.

Within the annex there is an open plan living/ dining kitchen with a multi fuel stove and apex ceiling. The kitchen area has a contemporary kitchen with white frontage and wooden work surfaces, integrated ceramic hob and double oven, as well as a sink and space for a fridge/ freezer. There are patio doors leading out to a private garden and seating area as well as a Velux and window to the rear, allowing ample natural light.

Oak latch doors lead into the spacious double bedroom with fitted wardrobe and a bathroom, which houses a bath with shower above, vanity wash hand basin, WC and chrome heated towel rail.

Externally

The property is approached through a bespoke wrought iron gate which leads into a substantial U-shaped parking area for several vehicles. There is an additional exit gate, which could be utilised as a private entrance for the annex. The area is enclosed with hedged and walled boundaries as well as a gate leading into the grazing land. To the front of the property there is a raised lawn and access to both sides to the rear gardens.

To the rear of the property, there are substantial and well-maintained gardens, including a raised patio seating area which sits adjacent to the property and provides a clear view of the open countryside beyond and over the main gardens. Paved steps lead down to the substantial lawned gardens with well stocked borders, housing a variety of shrubs and planting. A pathway leads to an additional decked seating area, which is accessed through a timber gate and fence, also benefitting from an ornamental pond and hedged screen, creating a private area. There is also a large Hodgsons timber shed/ workshop within the main garden. The rear garden has fenced and hedged boundaries and a pedestrian gate leading to the land.

The annex has a separate garden which is mainly laid to lawn and has stone walled, hedged and fenced boundaries as well as a patio seating area. This could be re-incorporated into the main gardens if desired.

Land

The property benefits from a substantial plot, including approximately 8.8 acres of grazing land. The land is separated into three paddocks with hedged and post and wire fencing, as well as housing a number of mature trees. There is also the added benefit of a stable block with two loose boxes and an area of enclosed hardstanding, suitable to house livestock. The third paddock has a stream running through the land.

We understand that the land is currently grazed on an informal basis/ arrangement.

Planning Permission

We understand that planning permission was granted in November 2018 to convert the roof space to provide additional domestic accommodation. The approved drawings and further information can be found on Durham County Council s planning portal using the reference DM/18/02646/FPA.

Services

Mains electricity, water and drainage is connected. Oil fired central heating and Calor bottled gas.

Tenure, Local Authority and Council Tax

The property is offered freehold with vacant possession upon completion. Durham County Council. For Council Tax purposes, the property is banded F.

Wayleaves, Easements and Rights of Way

Hallgarth is 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. We understand there is a public footpath which runs through the land and is accessed to the side of the property.

Areas, Measurements and 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.

Viewings

Strictly by appointment via GSC Grays.

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