Gainford, Darlington


Guide price

An exciting opportunity to purchase a unique rural property, either as a fully serviced plot, watertight shell or as a completely finished property. Located between the villages of Gainford and Ingleton. Each property offers generous south facing gardens and is laid out with an open plan proposal. Depending on the stage the purchaser acquires the plot, there is the exciting opportunity to style the property to the purchasers own taste and requirement. We are instructed to release for sale all four barn conversions and the extension to the existing farmhouse.

Guide prices

Barn 1 - Highbarn £259,995

Barn 2 - The Stables £179,995

Barn 3 - Millhouse £199,995

The Old Farmhouse £234,995

Barn 5 - The Granary - Sold


The four remaining properties boast uninterrupted countryside views to the north and south. Located between the villages of Gainford and Ingleton. Each property with a generous south facing garden and the opportunity to purchase paddocks if required, POA. A local building company with substantial knowledge built up over many years, in providing high specification barn conversions to the market is available to complete the build if required by purchaser. Each property is laid out with an open plan proposal, depending on the stage the purchaser acquires the plot, there is the exciting opportunity to style the property to their own taste and requirement.

The seller is offering a flexible arrangement to purchase the properties as existing fully serviced plots, watertight shells or completely finished properties.


Ingleton 2 miles, Gainford 1 mile, Staindrop 3 miles, Darlington 9 miles (Hospital, Main line train station), Bishop Auckland 9 miles (Hospital, train station) , Barnard Castle 10 miles, Richmond 14 miles, Durham 21 miles (Hospital, Main line train station) Teesside International Airport 14 miles, A1 (M) 9 miles. Please note all distances are approximate.


The nearby villages of Gainford, Ingleton and Staindrop benefit from primary schools, public houses and active village hall communities. Gainford benefits from a doctors surgery, village shop, hairdressers, coffee shop and a lively drama club and theatre. Barnard Castle, Darlington and West Auckland offer a selection of independent and national retailers. Educational opportunities can be found in Barnard Castle, Staindrop and Darlington (both comprehensive and private).


Durham County Council have approved the planning for four barn conversions, four detached garage blocks, hard and soft landscaping and new access. The application was granted on 19th October 2018. The planning reference is DM/18/02296/FPA. A further approval was granted on 4th March 2020 for the demolition and rebuild of the Old Farmhouse (DM/20/00033/FPA).

Development Proposals

The proposed layout plans are:

The Old Farmhouse - Est plot size 10,379 sq ft 966 sq m

4 bedroom, 4 bathroom, separate garage. Gardens to south, east and north.

Millhouse (Barn 3) - Est plot size 6,081 sq ft 565 sq m

4 bedroom, 3 bathroom, separate garage. Gardens to south and north.

The Stables (Barn 2) - Est plot size 7,728 sq ft 718 sq m

3 bedroom, 3 bathroom, separate garage. Gardens to south and north.

Highbarn (Barn 1) - Est plot size 23,766 sq ft 2,208 sq m

4 bedroom, 4 bathroom, separate garage. Gardens to south, west and north. UNDER OFFER.

The Granary (Barn 5) - Est plot size 20,300 sq ft 1,886 sq m

4 bedroom, 3 bathroom with integrated garage. SOLD.

Method of Sale

The five units will be sold by private treaty with vacant possession on completion of the sale. The Vendor will consider offers on multiple units within the scheme.

The plot guide prices are as follows:

Barn One (High Barn) from £259,995 - under offer

Barn Two (stables) from £179,995 plus building work to date

Barn Three (The Millhouse) from £199,995 plus building work to date

Barn Four (The Old Farmhouse) from £239,999

Barn Five (The Granary) Sold

The pricing of the barns will be offered to reflect the stage of construction. A full list of price structures can be provided on request. These will form the builder s pricing to complete the development of the scheme or bring the conversion to an agreed stage.

Easements and Wayleaves

The Farmhouse and Buildings at Hollin Hall East are sold subject to and with the benefit of 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.

Services & Site Works

The Vendors will undertake to complete the following works:

1. The new entrance walls, pillars, bin store, surfacing of roadway

2. Mains electricity, water and individual bio-treatment plants

3. Fibre broadband

4. Party wall divisions in compliance with building regulations

Local Authority

The Local Authority is Darlington Borough Council, telephone 03000 262830


Strictly by appointment via GSC Grays.


Photographs and particulars were taken and written in October 2019. The headline photograph was taken in 2015.

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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