Limekiln House & Oscars Barn, Near Piercebridge, Darlington


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  • Bedrooms: 4
Occupying an elevated position is this exceptional and substantial property with extremely flexible accommodation to include a historic main house with a possible one bedroom annexe and a separate one bedroom holiday let. The property is set within beautiful gardens, incorporating a gravelled drive, garage/workshop, car port and has magnificent countryside views stretching for miles on end, to the South aspect.

Situation & Amenities

Limekiln House sits just off the old Roman road (B6275) within scenic rural countryside. The nearby village of Piercebridge (2 miles) is a picturesque village and has a delightful village Green whilst lying on a particularly attractive stretch of the River Tees. Piercebridge offers some amenities including a superb farm shop and post office, The George Hotel which is a traditional coaching inn and The Fox Hole public house. Nearby Ingleton benefits from a primary school, public house (The Black Horse) and active village hall community. The surrounding countryside is perfect for outdoor enthusiasts and the property is well located for walking, cycling and horse riding with quiet country lanes and beautiful scenery. The local Market Towns of Barnard Castle and Darlington offer a wider range of facilities including shops, bars, restaurants and leisure facilities. For schooling, there is a primary School at High Coniscliffe, whilst secondary schooling is available at Staindrop, Darlington and Barnard Castle. For the commuter, the A1(M) and A66 provide excellent road links throughout the region and are easily accessible. The railway station at Darlington provides main line services.

Accommodation - Ground Floor

The property is entered into a spacious central hallway with original oak flooring, decorative wooden panelled staircase rising to the first floor, coving and ceiling rose, along with doors leading off to some of the ground floor rooms and also to a stone wine cellar. The main reception room is the spacious sitting room which has a window to the front aspect boasting truly beautiful and far reaching countryside views. There are sliding doors to the rear aspect opening onto the raised patio area. Original oak flooring runs the full length of the room and a decorative exposed stone archway gives character whilst the open grate fire set in a stone surround with slate hearth creates a focal point.

A dining room is located on the opposite side of the hallway and again has a window to the front aspect with the same stunning views as the sitting room. There is a feature fireplace along with inglenook shelving backing onto the kitchen. The ceiling is fitted with a pretty ceiling rose. The breakfast kitchen is well equipped and benefits from a variety of hand painted fitted wall and base units with granite work surfaces and tiled splashbacks. There is a sink with

mixer tap and draining board, double glazed window to the conservatory, breakfast bar with fitted units and seating for two. Integrated appliances include an electric hob along with extractor hood, two undercounter fridges, dishwasher and dual fuel range style cooker. The flooring is limestone and a door leads through to the rear entrance vestibule. Leading off from the rear entrance vestibule, there is a downstairs shower room and a WC along with a conservatory. The conservatory is an excellent size with numerous double glazed windows overlooking the meticulously maintained and private garden. The living room is slightly elevated and enjoys windows and patio doors to multi-aspects which flood the room with natural light and again boasts beautiful countryside views to the front aspect. The flooring is laminate, steps lead down to the utility room and a door leads off to a bedroom. The utility room has a variety of fitted base units with contrasting work surfaces and tiled splashbacks. There is a stainless steel sink with mixer tap and draining board, along with two windows and space for a washing machine, dryer and upright fridge freezer. The flooring is tiled and there is a door opening to cellar storage. The bedroom accessed off the living room is extremely spacious and creates the potential for annexe accommodation alongside the adjoining living room which can easily be utilised separately with the utility room converting to a kitchenette. This bedroom has a vaulted ceiling with two velux windows and windows to both the front and rear aspects. Sliding patio doors open onto the rear patio and steps rise up to a mezzanine living area with a solid wood door opening to the front garden. This bedroom is completed with an ensuite bathroom which comprises of a jacuzzi corner bath, shower cubicle, WC, vanity hand wash basin, heated towel rail, window to the front aspect, tiled walls and tiled flooring.

Accommodation - First Floor

The landing has a window to the rear aspect bringing in plenty of natural light. An archway leads through to the main hall area giving access to the two bedrooms. The master bedroom is extremely spacious and has two windows to the front aspect boasting elevated views for miles on end. The bedroom is split into two areas comprising of the bedroom area alongside a living area. The flooring is laminate, there is an original vintage fireplace and a variety of pretty

plasterwork including a ceiling rose, coving and archway. An opening leads through to a dressing room with velux window, eaves storage cupboard and a door to the en-suite which has a bath with shower over, WC, pedestal wash hand basin, window to the rear aspect, heated towel rail, tiled walls and tiled flooring. Bedroom two enjoys the same stunning views and has a feature fireplace and decorative plasterwork to include coving and ceiling rows. A door leads off to an en-suite comprising of a tile sided bath, WC, pedestal wash hand basin, shower cubicle, retro style heated towel rail, velux, window to the side, eaves storage cupboard, tiled walls and laminate flooring.

Oscars Barn/Luxury Office Space

Oscar s Barn is an award winning holiday let which offers first floor accommodation above the garage/workshop and is accessed via an external staircase which leads into the kitchen/breakfast room, separate bath/showeroom/WC, an inner hallway with useful storage spaces and a doorway giving access to the stunning studio-style bedroom/living area. The views from this room are truly magnificent through the floor to ceiling windows. Oscar's Barn creates the opportunity for large at home office space, subject to necessary consents.


The property is entered into a gravelled driveway with electric operated wrought iron gates. The driveway provides ample parking for up to six cars. There is an open fronted car port below Oscars Barn giving undercover parking for one vehicle. The landscaped gardens are well maintained and include sweeping lawns, mature planted borders, a wildlife pond and numerous patio areas to enjoy the sun at different times of the day. Also located within the rear garden is a stone built outhouse with stable style door and window. A dry stone wall encircles the rear gardens which are extremely private and enjoy a wooded backdrop. Located below Oscars Barn and alongside the carport, is a garage which is currently split into office space and a workshop. There is an electric roller door opening onto the driveway. Limekiln House is set back behind a front garden with mature planted borders and two lawns.


Mains electricity and water are connected. Oil-fired central heating. Drainage is to a private treatment plant.

Tenure, Local Authority & Council Tax

The property is believed to be offered freehold with vacant possession upon completion. Darlington Borough Council. For Council Tax purposes, the property is banded D.

Wayleaves, Easements & Rights of Way

Limekiln House 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.

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



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