Grove House, Hamsterley, Bishop Auckland

£875,000

Guide price

  • Bedrooms: 7
Grove House offers more than a beautiful, 19th Century family home, it also provides the perfect opportunity for a lifestyle business in a unique location with potential for further development.

Already an established and successful luxury bed and breakfast with four letting rooms and a further bedroom in the dovecote, its location In Hamsterley Forest offers visitors a destination holiday in the country from which to tour the North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and popular towns like Barnard Castle.

Future possibilities stem from planning permission for four glamping pods in the grounds.

For a family that is simply seeking a wonderful home with private woodland and a magnificent garden, Grove House set in circa 2 acres has much to offer all generations with plenty of space inside and out.

The seven-bedroom property forms part of the former hunting lodge of the Surtees family. Built in 1826, the original building was divided to comprise three properties with Grove House benefiting from most of the former grand reception rooms, including a 29ft dining room and 39ft long living room, that overlook the stunning walled garden and dovecote.

Many character features have been retained including traditional feature fireplaces, exposed beams, high skirtings and attractive door mouldings. These are complemented by stylish parquet and stripped wood flooring, luxury bathrooms and a substantial dining kitchen fitted with oak units with granite worktops, a wood-burning stove and range cooker.

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All the bedrooms have en suite bathrooms and are beautifully presented ready for moving in.

The property also benefits from several outbuildings, plenty of parking space and patio areas for outdoor dining within the gardens, which are maintained to an extremely high standard providing a place of relaxation and retreat.

Beyond this Hamsterley Forest comprises 2,000 acres of woodland, nature walks, bridleways, cycle tracks and orienteering trails, and is home to a variety of wildlife.

Grove House occupies a rural and picturesque setting. Nearby Hamsterley village offers the Cross Keys pub, a very active village hall, a primary school and village green, while the forest has a café and bike hire.

Agents Notes:

* Biomass Boiler system for hot water & central heating

* UPVC Sliding Sash Windows

* Septic tank sewerage system

* LPG for cooking facilities

* Private water supply

* Mains electric

* EER: tbc

* Freehold

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Viewings:

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Tel: 01740 645 444

Email: Info@wynyardfineandcountry.co.uk

Helpful Information:

The biomass hopper holds 3 tons - It is £225.00 per ton this will last approximately 7 weeks in winter.

Council tax is approximately £3200.00 per year but this is reduced by £1000 due to B&B use.

No water bills as it is from the spring - This has to be tested annually by the council.

The septic tank is emptied approx 6-9 months which costs £60.00

Size and spec of the glamping pods is available.

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