Primrose Hill, Newfield, Bishop Auckland, DL14


Guide price

  • Bedrooms: 4
School House is a property that is as flexible as it is homely. Not only could it offer an equestrian family a wonderful forever home, with its open space and paddocks, it could also offer the property developer a project to build a new 9 unit development or indeed a business base for anyone seeking a property with ample outdoor space. It enjoys an enviable position on the crest of Primrose hill itself on the edge of the quiet village of Newfield, with views for miles and miles towards Sunnybrow and Willington.

The site measures a total area of roughly 1.52 Acres and includes a tree lined, block paved driveway which leads to the main house and stables. The paddock area, which takes up the majority of the site at 1.32 acres is currently used for livestock however has in the past benefitted from outline planning permission for the erection of 9 houses. It was granted in 2014 and has therefore lapsed, but further information relating to this can be found on the Durham County Council website's planning portal using the reference number DM/14/02055/OUT.

Upon entry the house itself has a lovely feel to it, similar to that of a farm house with its long living room and dining room combined with its feature fireplace housing a wood burner. It further features wooden beams and has wonderful cosy feel to it. The generously sized kitchen is at the back of the house and comprises a long range of floor and wall mounted units with work tops and splash backs, which will provide ample space for the cook of the house. It also features a large range style cooker and a breakfast area.

The utility room and bathroom complete the ground floor accommodation and are accessed off the rear entrance lobby.

On the first floor there are four bedrooms - three of which are large enough to accommodate King size beds. The master bedroom features an ensuite shower room, however the bedroom at the other end of the property has the benefit of a Juliet balcony which looks over the paddock to the front and enjoys the great views for miles. There is also a bathroom under construction on this floor which has had first fixes installed and would not take much work to complete.

The property has ample off street parking on the court yard to the front of the house which is in addition to the large double garage which is integral to the house. There is a high powered electrical car charging point fitted to the garage wall.

Outside, to the rear the property has a detached stable block which has two stables and two rooms which are used for storage. The enclosed private gardens and two patios for entertaining and dining complete the outside space.

The property further benefits from solar panels which have been installed to the roof of the property which help with the generation of electric which itself cuts down on the consumption from the main grid and helps with the bills. They are on a fixed tarriff which has a further 18 years to run and is set at 16p per kilowatt hour.

This type of property does not come about very often and is certainly one that could be further improved to provide a wonderful, impressive and comfortable forever family home.

Our clients intend to add a clawback clause to the title document of the paddock which will entitle them to 25% of the uplift in value should the site be granted planning permission and it be developed.

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