High Startforth, Barnard Castle

Guide price

Bedrooms: 5
A rare opportunity to acquire a five bedroom late 17th Century Grade II listed Manor House which could benefit from some modernisation. The Manor House is steeped in history with stunning south facing gardens. Believed to be the home of a former Lord Major of Newcastle and in the early 19th Century a boarding school.


Bishop Auckland 15 miles, Darlington 16 miles, Durham 25miles, Newcastle upon Tyne 42 miles, A1(M) 15 miles. Please note all distances are approximate. Situated in the historic market town of Barnard Castle, this property provides easy

access to the amenities within the town and its surrounding area. Darlington and Bishop Auckland are both within close proximity, while the cities of Newcastle, Durham, York and Leeds also easily accessible. There are main line train stations

at Darlington and Durham, with International Airports to be found at Newcastle and Leeds/Bradford. The property lies within easy reach of the A66 and A1(M) bringing many areas within commuting distance.

Ground Floor Accommodation

This imposing Manor House is entered through a heavy wooden panelled entrance door. The entrance hall has a staircase to first floor and a further panelled door to rear garden. The living room has dual aspect windows with open views over

the garden and farmland to the south, exposed beam, feature fireplace and ornate timber fire surround. The dining room has an impressive inglenook fireplace with a magnificent, chamfered lintel standing on large stone pillars. It has dual aspect windows, also with views over the garden and open country. The kitchen/breakfast has a matching range of wall and base units incorporating rolled edge worksurfaces and ample space for breakfast table. The utility room has a door to the exterior

and a further door to a cloakroom/wc.

First Floor Accommodation

On climbing the staircase you see the first of two oval windows, one to the front and one to the rear elevations. There are two bedrooms with en-suites at first floor level, a third bedroom and a house bathroom.

Second Floor Accommodation

The second floor landing is a lovely, open space suitable as a sitting or study area from which to look out over the garden and open views to the south. Similar to the rest of the property, there are exposed beams throughout this floor, including the two good-sized double bedrooms. There is also a useful box room.


Directly to the rear of this beautiful south facing garden is a stone patio area with stairs rising to the lawn. The garden is mainly laid to lawn with orchard, a variety of herbaceous borders and a mixture of wall, fenced and hedged boundaries. To the side of the property, there is a gated driveway, mainly laid to gravel, providing off-street parking for numerous vehicles and access to the triple garage. This has been divided into a single and very generously-sized double garage with power, water and plenty of room for a workbench and storage.


The property is EPC exempt.


Mains electricity, gas and water. Gas central heating and mains drainage.

Tenure, Local Authority and Council Tax

The property is offered freehold with vacant possession upon completion.

Durham County Council Tel: 03000 26 00 00.

For Council Tax purposes the property is banded G.

Wayleaves, Easements & Rights of Way

The Manor 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 accuracy.


Strictly by appointment via GSC Grays.

01833 908027

GSC Grays - Barnard Castle

12 The Bank, Barnard Castle, County Durham

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