Barningham, Richmond

£725,000

Guide price

  • Bedrooms: 6
A superb and rare opportunity to purchase a collection of properties which have flexibility to either combine two into one with an annex, or alternatively having two cottages to be used for multi-generational living or investments, within close proximity of the main home. This trio of attractive stone built properties are situated in the heart of the popular village of Barningham with the added benefit of stunning gardens and grounds, including various seating areas and grazing paddocks suitable for small livestock or equestrian use. The plot sits on a slight incline to allow the gardens to enjoy the superb, far reaching countryside views. Within the grounds there is also ample parking, a garage and various outbuildings. Set in approximately 1.59acres, this is a superb home which can be tailored to meet an individuals requirements.

Situation and Amenities

Darlington 19 miles, Leeds 69 miles, Durham 40 miles, Newcastle upon Tyne 53 miles (please note all distances are approximate). The property is situated within the village of Barningham which benefits from a Public House and an active village hall. Within close proximity of the property lies the market town of Barnard Castle which has a good range of amenities and the property is ideally located with great access links to both the A1 (M) and A66 for commuting across the region.

Description

A superb and rare opportunity to purchase a collection of properties which have flexibility to either combine two into one with an annex, or alternatively having two cottages to be used for multi-generational living or investments, within close proximity of the main home. This trio of attractive stone built properties are situated in the heart of the popular village of Barningham with the added benefit of stunning gardens and grounds, including various seating areas and grazing paddocks suitable for small livestock or equestrian use. The plot sits on a slight incline to allow the gardens to enjoy the superb, far reaching countryside views. Within the grounds there is also ample parking, a garage and various outbuildings. Set in approximately 1.59acres, this is a superb home which can be tailored to meet an individuals requirements.

North View Accommodation

North View is entered via a solid front door into the entrance hallway with exposed beams and doors leading into the sitting room and ground floor cloakroom. The cloakroom is a generous size with parquet flooring, wash hand basin and WC, as well as some useful storage. A glazed door leads into the sitting room with a dual aspect, double windows overlooking the village green and a window to the rear. This spacious room has a superb, raised log burner set within an exposed stone surround, a pine staircase up to the first floor, exposed beams and doors leading to the kitchen and the dining room.

The formal dining room enjoys a lovely view over the village green to the front of the property and a partially glazed door to the front paved patio, with character features including exposed beams and parquet flooring. This room offers flexibility, subject to building works, to incorporate The Cottage into the main house accommodation, if required.

Steps lead up to the breakfast kitchen, which has bespoke, handmade kitchen units, with solid oak frontage and granite work surfaces. There is a dual aspect with views over the well-stocked flower beds and patio seating area adjacent to the kitchen, as well as exposed beams and stone flooring. Doors lead out to the rear garden and into the spacious utility. The stone flooring leads into the utility which also has character windows and a door leading to a rear patio and access to The Cottage s gardens, which could be re-incorporated to the main property if required.

The first floor of North View offers two spacious double bedrooms. The main bedroom enjoying a dual aspect with views over the stunning principal gardens and the village green, with a bespoke fitted wardrobe, and exposed beams. Leading from the main bedroom there is an additional room, built into the eaves with three, character windows, which could be used as a dressing room or office space. The second bedroom has a lovely view over the green through the arch framed window, as well as an alcove, believed to be an original access through to The Cottage.

The bathroom is fitted with a four-piece white suite including a bath, WC, bidet and wash hand basin. The walls are fitted with wood panelling, adding character, along with an arch framed window to the front and a substantial storage cupboard.

Attached to the property there is an external garden room which houses a variety of plants and has French doors onto the lower paved patio, adjacent to the kitchen. There is also a stone built garage with timber double doors, light and power as well as a mechanic s pit for the car enthusiasts!

East View Accommodation

A detached, attractive, stone-built cottage set within the grounds of North View, which has flexibility to be used as an annex, holiday or long term let and proved a successful investment property for the current owners. The property is entered through a stable door into an entrance porch with exposed beams. Leading into a quaint dining kitchen with pine fronted units, space for a dining table and character features including exposed beams and a sash window overlooking the enclosed first lawn. Following from the kitchen a door leads into the sitting room, which has a raised log burner with stone surround and hearth and two sash windows with garden views and a glazed door providing access to two of the attached outbuildings. There is also exposed beams and a wooden staircase leading to the first-floor accommodation.

The landing leads to the two double bedrooms and house bathroom with the main bedroom enjoying a substantial wardrobe and has a sash window which enjoys views over the garden and countryside beyond. Bedroom two also benefits from the views which there is on offer to the front of the property. The bathroom is fitted with a white suite including a bath, wash hand basin and WC with a window allowing for natural light.

Externally, East View, has three attached stone outbuildings, two of which are coal store size and one a useful workshop, which has potential to be incorporated into the living accommodation, subject to consents. There is a gravelled parking space adjacent to the detached cottage, as well as an enclosed lawn, which allows for this property to have separate designated areas should it remain as investment accommodation.

The Cottage Accommodation

To conclude the accommodation on offer at this unique property is The Cottage, an attached stone built mid-terrace, which could be incorporated within the main house, if desired. Currently used as an investment, the property is able to remain self-contained with its own access and gardens. A path over the village green leads up to a wrought iron gate into a paved and stone walled front courtyard, with a partially glazed door into the entrance porch. Leading from the porch there is an entrance hall with doors to the kitchen, living room as well as the original stone stairs to the first floor and useful understairs storage. The kitchen is a quaint, cottage style, with white and wooden units, sink and space for white goods, with a stable door leading to the rear garden. The living room has a raised log burner set within a characterful stone surround and hearth which is the main focal point of the room. There is a lovely dual aspect and exposed beams. This room sits adjacent to the dining room in the main house, should a purchaser wish to combine the two properties.

To the first floor, there is a window to the front on the landing and doors to two bedrooms and the bathroom. The main double bedroom enjoys views over the rear private gardens and a useful storage cupboard. The second, single bedroom has views over the village green and would provide access from the main house, if combined. The bathroom offers a panelled bath, WC, bidet and wash hand basin with a window overlooking the rear gardens and a useful storage cupboard.

Externally

A substantial plot of approximately 1.59 acres sits deceptively behind North View. There is a gravelled driveway, with a slight incline, to the side which leads up to a substantial parking area, screened behind the stone garage and first lawn within the grounds. There are superb stone walled raised flower beds which border the driveway, well stocked with a variety of plants which set the scene for the superb gardens. The grounds are interesting with a variety of areas including the principle garden, situated in the middle of the plot, mainly laid to lawn with an ornamental pond and a summer house to enjoy the wide array of shrubs and flowers. Mature trees line the walled boundaries of the garden and a gravelled pathway leads up to the orchard with a wide variety of fruit trees.

Beyond the orchard there is a grazing paddock with drystone wall boundaries and a Hodgsons three bay, timber outbuilding/ stable. Within the paddock there is also an additional, substantial pond. A great opportunity to have a small holding or suitable for equestrian use.

The Cottage enjoys a stunning and generously sized cottage garden with a patio area adjacent to the rear door. Stone steps lead up to the main garden which is mainly laid to lawn with well stocked borders and flower beds housing a variety of shrubs and plants. There is also a stone outbuilding providing storage.

Services

Mains electricity, water and drainage are connected. North View is fired by oil fired central heating, East View is serviced by electric heating and The Cottage is heated by oil and a back boiler.

Tenure, Local Authority & Council Tax

The property is offered freehold with vacant possession upon completion. Durham County Council. For Council Tax purposes;

North View is banded: E

East View is banded: B

The Cottage is banded: C

Wayleaves, Easements & Rights of Way

North View, East View and The Cottage 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.

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.

Viewings

Strictly by appointment via GSC Grays.

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