Lynesack, Butterknowle, Bishop Auckland

£425,000

Guide price

  • Bedrooms: 4
An opportunity to purchase a detached home situated in a semi-rural location with the added benefit of approximately 6.67 acres of grazing land. East Howle Farm is situated down a private lane and the property is ideally situated close to amenities, whilst offering a rural living lifestyle. The property offers spacious and flexible living accommodation throughout and includes a spacious dining room, a breakfast kitchen and two double bedrooms to the ground floor with a modern bathroom which includes a freestanding bath. To the first floor there is two further double bedrooms, a substantial first floor sitting room to take in the open countryside views, storage room/ office and a bathroom. Externally, the property offers a raised lawned garden and several grazing paddocks, suitable for equestrian or small holding purposes if desired.

Situation & Amenities

Barnard Castle 7 miles, Bishop Auckland 9 miles, Darlington 16 miles. Please note all distances are approximate. The property is set in a picturesque area within open countryside, to the south of popular Hamsterley Forest. The villages of Butterknowle and Copley are located in the Gaunless Valley in scenic lower Teesdale, Barnard Castle and Bishop Auckland are easily reached and provide plentiful amenities. There are many beautiful places to visit including nearby Hamsterley Forest, the Wear Valley Railway and picturesque walking countryside are all easily accessed from the property. The village of Butterknowle itself has a primary school, village hall, doctors surgery, two public houses and a cafe.

Description

An opportunity to purchase a detached home situated in a semi-rural location with the added benefit of approximately 6.67 acres of grazing land. East Howle Farm is situated down a private lane and the property is ideally situated close to amenities, whilst offering a rural living lifestyle. The property offers spacious and flexible living accommodation throughout and includes a spacious dining room, a breakfast kitchen and two double bedrooms to the ground floor with a modern bathroom which includes a freestanding bath. To the first floor there is two further double bedrooms, a substantial first floor sitting room to take in the open countryside views, storage room/ office and a bathroom. Externally, the property offers a raised lawned garden and several grazing paddocks, suitable for equestrian or small holding purposes if desired.

Accommodation

Front door leading into the entrance hall.

Entrance Hall

Stairs to the first floor, doors leading into the home office/bedroom four and the dining room. Slate tiled flooring.

Home Office/Bedroom Four

With a window to the front, feature fireplace with a stone hearth and stone surround. Radiator.

Dining Room

There is a window to the front, exposed beam and slate tiled flooring. A feature fireplace with exposed brick and stone surround with a stone hearth. Built-in book shelving. Radiator, understairs cupboard. Doors leading through into the kitchen and rear hallway.

Kitchen

A good range of wall and base units with solid pine frontage and solid wood work surfaces. Belfast sink with mixer taps and drainer. A Range style cooker with tiled splashbacks, Terracotta tiled flooring. A dual aspect with windows to the front and rear. Space for a fridge freezer and breakfast table. There is plumbing for a washing machine and space for a dishwasher.

Rear Hallway

A door leads out to the rear garden and doors lead to the ground floor bathroom and ground floor master bedroom. Radiator. Slate tiled flooring.

Bedroom One

A substantial double bedroom with a cast iron feature fireplace and stone hearth, window overlooking the rear garden. Radiator.

Ground Floor Bathroom

With a freestanding raised bath, vanity wash hand basin and a low level WC. Frosted glazed window to the rear, extractor fan and tiled flooring. Radiator.

First Floor

The first floor landing has a step leading up to the first floor sitting room and two steps lead to bedroom three, a storage cupboard, bedroom two and the house bathroom.

Sitting Room

This room is dual aspect with superb views to the rear and side. A feature electric log burner with wooden surround and stone hearth. Engineered oak flooring, loft access. Three radiators.

Bedroom Two

A double bedroom with a window to the front with open views and fitted sliding wardrobes. Radiator.

House Bathroom

Fitted in a white suite comprising panel bath with hand held shower head, step-in shower with rainwater shower unit, low level WC, pedestal wash hand basin and an opaquely glazed window to the rear. Radiator.

Bedroom Three

A double bedroom with a window to the front with open views. Radiator.

Storage Room/ Office

This room is currently used as a storage room. This room could be utilised as a home office or potentially converted into an en-suite for bedroom three if required subject to consents. Radiator.

Externally

To the front of the property there is off-road parking for a vehicle and a front garden laid to lawn with walled boundaries, a paved pathway leads up to the front door and the front garden has well stocked flower beds and borders. There is a pathway leading round to the side of the property, which is shared with the neighbouring converted barn providing access to the rear. The rear garden is raised and mainly laid to lawn with a range of mature shrubs and planting with views over the fields and beyond. The oil tank and boiler is located at the rear of the property. To the side of the property, the current owners are intending on creating a car parking area for East Howle Farm. There is also some added flexibility with land to the side of the garden which could be utilised to extend the lawn at the property or alternatively erect a stable block, if desired, subject to necessary consents.

Grazing Land

The grazing land available is separated into several paddocks with post and rail and wire fencing with gated access, suitable for grazing livestock and equestrian use. The total plot size extends to approximately 6.67 acres.

N.B Agents Note

The promap plan is to be used for indicative purposes only. A formal plan will be drawn at a later stage, once the seller and purchaser have agreed the extent of the grazing land to be sold with East Howle Farm and the title register will be adjusted accordingly.

Tenure

The property is believed to be freehold with vacant possession on completion.

Services and Other Information

The property is heated by oil fired central heating. There is mains electric connected, the water supply will be charged according to usage by the current owners to the new purchaser and the drainage is to a septic tank.

Local Authority and Council Tax Band

Durham County Council Tel: 03000 26 00 00.

The property is banded C.

Particulars & Photographs

The particulars were written and the photographs taken in July 2021.

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.

Wayleaves, Easements and Rights of Way

East Howle Farm 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.

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