South Thorpe, Wycliffe, Barnard Castle


Guide price

  • Bedrooms: 3
BEST AND FINAL BIDS REQUESTED BY 12 NOON ON WEDNESDAY 21ST AUGUST. Please contact the office for an offer form. Ideally suited to the equestrian enthusiast or someone looking for a development opportunity is this very pretty, three bedroom, stone built cottage together with a courtyard of stone stable buildings benefitting (for 7 horses) from planning permission for conversion into two dwellings. There is a beautiful well stocked front garden, former walled kitchen garden, courtyard with plenty of parking and a grazing paddock totalling approximately 3.5 acres. No onward chain. EPC rating of (EER) E 39. FOR SALE AS A WHOLE OR IN TWO LOTS.

Situation & Amenities

Orchard Cottage lies in the small hamlet of Thorpe on the border between NorthYorkshire and County Durham, on the south side of the River Tees. It is close (approximately 5 miles) to Barnard Castle an historic market town, named after the 12th Century castle around which it grew up and on the edge of which is the renowned Bowes Museum,'a jewel in the heart of beautiful Teesdale' and is home to internationally significant collections of fine and decorative arts. There a number of pretty neighbouring villages including Whorlton which includes the Fernavilles Rest pub and Winston which has the Bridgewater Arms. The Michelin starred restaurant, The Raby Hunt Inn is ten miles away. Darlington (mainline East Coast direct to London - 2.5 hours) is approximately 14 miles and Newcastle International Airport (connections to direct worldwide flights) is approximately 50 miles.


Lean to glazed porch to:


With stone dividing staircase to the first floor and doors leading to the living room and kitchen.

Living Room

A pleasantly sized reception room with dual aspects overlooking the lovely mature garden. There is an open fire and understairs cupboard.

Kitchen/Dining Room

Including an a two oven, oil fired AGA . This room is dual aspect with windows to both the front and rear. There is a hatch through to the utility and there is considerable scope to knock through to create a spacious kitchen/breakfast room.

Utility Room

With windows to dual aspects.

Rear Entrance Hall

With doors to the utility room, kitchen and ground floor WC.


With WC and hand wash basin.

First Floor Landing

With access to:

Master Bedroom

A double bedroom with windows to the front and rear. There is an over stairs cupboard, insulated fabric lined walls and an arched opening to the en-suite.


A spacious bathroom with bath, WC, vanity hand wash basin, window and a door through to the walk in wardrobe.

Walk in Wardrobe/Dressing Room

With fitted wardrobes.

Bedroom Two

A small double bedroom.

Bedroom Three

A small double bedroom.


Comprising of bath, WC and hand wash basin.


A very pretty, mature cottage garden lying to the south. There is a large courtyard to the rear providing plenty of parking and a small walled former kitchen garden tucked in behind the courtyard buildings.


Creating the rear courtyard is an attractive range of stone built stables and outbuildings which include a two storey barn (5.24m x 4.28m) with external stone staircase. Single storey cart shed converted to provide two loose boxes (4.43m x 3.50m and 4.57m x 2.83m). Further single storey building comprising of 3 loose boxes (total 5.21m x 15.58m) and a separate stable (4.26m x 5.32m). There is also a single storey garage and workshop (4.72m x 19.46m) which forms the approval for the 2nd of the two 3 bedroomed consented cottages. A second garage (5.56m x 3.84m) forms part of a larger stone building shared with the neighbouring property.

Land - Lot Two

Located across the lane and opposite the cottage is a single paddock totalling approximately 3.5 acres. Further land (up to 54.5 acres) may be available by separate negotiation. This currently produces grazing and stewardship income of approx £10,000 per annum.

Planning Permission

The outbuildings/stables are sold with the benefit of full planning permission (DM/18/02635/FPA) for the 'conversion of outbuildings into two dwellings'. Full drawings are available from the agent's office or alternative the Durham County Council Planning Portal.


There is a restrictive covenant in favour of the neighbouring South Thorpe Farmhouse limiting the outbuildings to non-commercial use. Further details are available for the Selling Agents.


Drainage is to a shared septic tank with shared responsibility. Mains electricity and water. Oil fired central heating. The majority of the windows have secondary glazing.

Areas, Measurements & Other Information

All areas, measurements, plans/drawings 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.

Wayleaves, Easements & Rights of Way

Orchard Cottage 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.


The property is offered Freehold with Vacant Possession upon Completion.

Local Authority

Durham County Council Tel: 03000 26 00 00.

Council Tax

For Council Tax purposes the property is banded F.


Under the current emergency COVID-19 measures we are unable to arrange viewing appointments unless there are exceptional circumstances. In such cases special arrangements have been made and details will be provided by our staff. We are, however, registering the interest of all parties wishing to view and will be in touch when restrictions are lifted to make suitable diary appointments.


Particulars written July 2019. Photographs taken 2019.

Disclaimer Notice

GSC Grays gives notice that:

1. These particulars are a general guide only and do not form any part of any offer or contract.

2. All descriptions, including photographs, dimensions and other details are given in good faith but no warranty is provided. Statements made should not be relied upon as facts and anyone interested must satisfy themselves as to their accuracy by inspection or otherwise.

3. Neither GSC Grays nor the vendors accept responsibility for any error that these particulars may contain however caused.

4. Any plan is for guidance only and is not drawn to scale. All dimensions, shapes, and compass bearings are approximate and should not be relied upon without checking them first.

5. Nothing in these particulars shall be deemed to be a statement that the property is in good condition, repair or otherwise nor that any services or facilities are in good working order.

6. Please discuss with us any aspects that are important to you prior to travelling to the property.

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