Stow House Farm, Cornsay


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  • Bedrooms: 5
DESCRIPTION Situated in a pleasant and peaceful location, on the outskirts of Cornsay village, with stunning views over the Durham hills, Stow House Farm is a 5 bedroom stone farmhouse dating back to 1875. Together with two 3 bedroom and two 2 bedroom holiday cottages, modern outbuildings, 12 stables, manège, lunging pen, and grassland. In all approximately 46.27 acres.


The farmhouse is south east facing, the rooms to the south and west enjoy breath-taking views over the Durham Hills. The house features many typical Victorian architectural styles; a date stone above the entrance to the property indicates it was built in 1875.

The farmhouse is decorated to a high standard throughout; entering through the front door into the porch and on to the hallway, from which the drawing room, dining room and kitchen lead. Situated to the front are the drawing room, which benefits from a large multi-fuel stove and dining room. The kitchen, situated to the rear is fitted with a range of bespoke, oak, wall and base units, which incorporate a fridge, dishwasher and an Aga with gas hob and electric oven. The inner hallway leads off the kitchen and gives access to the utility room, sitting room which is situated to the front with French doors leading out to the patio area, family room which is currently used as an office and downstairs cloakroom, there is an external door leading out to the rear of the property.

To the first floor are three substantial double bedrooms to the front. The master suite certainly allows you to appreciate the views with three windows, it also has a sizable en-suite fitted with a Jacuzzi bath, steam room/shower, a large wash basin set into a vanity unit, low level WC and bidet. Bedroom four is a double room and bedroom five is a single, both are to the rear of the property. The modern family bathroom is fitted with a freestanding roll top bath, mains fed shower, pedestal wash basin and low level WC. (Shaded blue on Sale Plan)


The original farm steading has been thoughtfully converted into four fantastic holiday cottages; two of which are 3 bedroom and two are 2 bedroom. The largest cottage; Bluebell has full residential consent and the further three, Cornmill, Bramble and Ivy, have holiday let restrictions. The properties are maintained to a high standard, and were recently awarded a 4 star rating by Visit England. All are well laid out and offer a great opportunity for a purchaser to continue the successful holiday cottage business. The website for the cottages is and further details can be obtained from the sole selling agent. Purchase of the cottages is subject to VAT at the current rate. (Shaded orange on Sale Plan)

EXTERNAL Stow House farm is approached along a tarmac drive which splits off when approaching the cottages; to the left are the cottages and rear entrance to the farmhouse and the right leads to the buildings, the garage and on to the front of the farmhouse, where there is a gravel turning circle. There is a walled garden to the south and west of the house which is predominantly laid to lawn, intersected by the turning circle. The private garden to the east is also laid to lawn and bordered by mature shrubs and trees.

The traditional stone garage has roller doors and a pedestrian door.


A substantial concrete framed building with 3 roller shutter doors on the West end, provides an extremely useful space, incorporating 12 American style block built stables, feed storage area, tack room, workshop and storage area. Water and electricity are connected. The building links to a traditional stone building which is used as a workshop and kitchen, an external door leads to hard standing to the rear of the cottages and also to the rear of the farmhouse. (Shaded grey on Sale Plan)


The land is permanent pasture, including some areas of woodland, with well fenced and walled boundaries.

LOCATION Stow House Farm is located on the outskirts of Cornsay village in an elevated position allowing panoramic views over open countryside. Situated approximately 4 miles from Lanchester and 7 miles from Consett for local amenities. Durham city is about 10 miles to the east, accessed by the A691 and Newcastle about 14 miles to the north, accessed by the A692, both cities offering a range of cultural, educational, recreational and shopping facilities. Newcastle and Durham also provide train lines on the East Coast mainline giving access to London Kings Cross and Edinburgh, as well as Newcastle International Airport.

SERVICES Mains electricity and water are connected. Oil fired central heating to radiators also supplying the domestic hot water to the Farmhouse. The cottages are LP Gas. There are separate Septic tanks for the farmhouse and cottages, leading to soakaway's.

COUNCIL TAX Farmhouse - Durham County Council tax band E


Bluebell: E(41)

Cornmill: G(13)

Bramble: E(48)

Ivy: E(50)

A copy of each EPC is available from the sole selling agent.

BASIC PAYMENT SCHEME The farm has been registered for Basic Payment Scheme purposes and the following entitlements shall be transferred to the successful purchaser following completion: 15.86 Ha of normal non SDA entitlements.

The 2017 Scheme year payment shall be retained by the vendor in full and, should completion occur prior to 31st December 2017, the purchaser will indemnify the vendor against any penalties imposed following completion resulting from the purchaser's actions.

The purchaser will be required to meet YoungsRPS' costs of completing and submitting the transfer paperwork to the RPA in the sum of £200 plus VAT.

EASEMENTS/WAYLEAVES The land is sold subject to and with the benefits of all rights of way, water, drainage, water courses, light and other easements, quasi or reputed easements, and rights of adjoining owners (if any) affecting the same and all matters registerable by any competent authority pursuant to statute.

PUBLIC RIGHTS OF WAY There is a Public Footpath up the drive, which leads round the East of the property heading south through three fields and then splits east and west across fields.

TENURE Freehold with Vacant Possession.

COSTS Each party to bear their own costs.

VIEWINGS Viewing is strictly by appointment. Arrangements can be made by contacting YoungsRPS, Sedgefield on 01740 617377.

MONEY LAUNDERING REGULATIONS The purchaser will be required to provide proof of identification to comply with Money Laundering Regulations.

ACREAGES Acreages have been assessed in accordance with Ordnance Survey data and interested parties should satisfy themselves in this regard.

Arrange viewing 01740 238959

Youngs RPS incorporating Stanton Mortimer

50 Front Street, Sedgefield, Co Durham

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