Stanley, Crook


Guide price

  • Bedrooms: 4
Black Thatch Barn in the Parish of Brancepeth is the perfect opportunity for a fulfilling an outdoor lifestyle in the countryside.

Surrounded by countryside, the property comes with a paddock of 4.71 acres, stabling, barns and stores, so is ideal for a family with horses or other livestock, together with a vegetable garden and chicken run to create a truly self-sufficient lifestyle. Located in an idyllic setting with uninterrupted views to the south, the main four-bedroom barn conversion has all the attributes of a rural home of charm and character, complete with external stone staircase and numerous beamed ceilings. The part two-storey house is laid out in three distinct wings , the largest part comprising spacious living accommodation a large, country kitchen, a utility room, a separate attractive dining room, study and WC. The kitchen boasts handcrafted oak units by Stables Woodcrafts, black granite worktops, a double Belfast sink and a black Aga. Exposed stone walls and floors of quarry tiles and maple add to the rustic charm and there is plenty of room for daily dining as well as a relaxation area. French doors from the kitchen and dining room open into the courtyard garden, which is a pleasant sun trap in good weather. Beyond the dining room, in a second wing , is the stunning lounge which has a feature stone chimney breast with a log-burning stove. The high, beamed ceiling has allowed for a mezzanine level to be created above. The final section of the ground floor is dedicated to two double bedrooms and a stylish bathroom with wet room-style shower. This part of the property is two-storey with stairs leading up to the master bedroom, a further twin bedroom. and a further contemporary bathroom. Across the courtyard, a self-contained cottage could provide additional accommodation for visitors or extended family.


Secure in a community of just five other properties and with easy access to Crook and Durham City, Black Thatch Barn offers the best of both worlds.

Leave Durham City on the A690, and proceed to Brancepeth Village. At the crossroads in the centre of the village, turn right and proceed for approximately three miles up a single track road. Continue straight on at the junction and after approximately 200 yards take the second turn on the left. Black Thatch Barn is the building immediately ahead of you.


Black Thatch Barn is approached via an extensive Marshalls block-paved drive leading to a separate timber building but Hodgsons of Barnard Castle incorporating garaging. The paddock has a field shelter. For a buyer wanting to grow their own, there are extensive gardens of rolling lawns and borders, a ready-made vegetable plot with raised beds, an Elite heavy duty greenhouse 14' x 8' and a wildlife pond.

Black Thatch Barn is situated in an area surrounded with an extensive network of bridleways and public footpaths. This is ideal hacking countryside for the equestrian enthusiast and is also suitable for mountain bikes, dog and recreational walking.


Oil fired central heating via radiators throughout

Fully Double Glazed

Mains Electric

Mains Water

Independent Septic Tank

Council Tax Band: F

EER: E49

Tenure: Freehold


Via Fine and Country, Durham.

Tel: 0191 384 2277

Marketed by Arrange viewing 01740 645444

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