ORIGINALLY a farmhouse named Tinten by its first owner, the rector of Romaldkirk and father of Captain Bligh, commander of HMS Bounty and sailing master on Captain Cook’s third and fatal voyage to the Pacific, Heathercote has changed so much more than its name since then.

Following a comprehensive programme of refurbishment by the vendors it is now a beautifully-presented family home with so much to delight potential purchasers – including a wealth of characterful original features.

An attractive stone-built detached house and converted barns, Heathercote comprises a ground floor reception hall, cloakroom, snug with exposed beams, lounge with a multi-fuel stove set in an impressive stone surround, double bedroom, wet room, combined boot and utility room leading in from the stable courtyard and a stylish new open-plan kitchen and dining area with a breakfast bar and range of fitted appliances including a wine cooler and Stanley range in the kitchen and a large window offering lovely open views from the dining area. The ground floor bedroom could be used as a formal dining room, if required, or form part of

a separate annex.

Upstairs are the family bathroom and four good-sized bedrooms – three doubles and a large single which would make a perfect home office. The stunning master bedroom has a vaulted ceiling, walk-in wardrobe and en-suite shower room. The house benefits from underfloor heating throughout.

Heathercote enjoys a well-stocked private garden with magnificent sweeping views of Teesdale as well as a self-contained vegetable garden with a large greenhouse and raised beds, a secluded courtyard, feature pond and three grass paddocks totalling approximately 9.5 acres, with a field shelter and large enclosed chicken run.

The property offers considerable potential for someone with equine interests or who would like to use it as a small holding.

It has an impressive set of stone-built stables adjacent to the house with three large loose boxes (potential for a fourth), together with ample storage facilities and an additional separate tack room. There is also a large agricultural barn which provides dry and secure storage, with a separate hay store, a further barn which offers potential for conversion into further accommodation, subject to gaining the necessary planning permission, a large double garage and a potting shed.

Heathercote is on the market at a guide price of £825,000. For more information or to arrange a viewing, pleas contact Robin Jessop Ltd on 01969 622800 or 01677 425950