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4 bedroom barn conversion for sale

Swallows Barn, Mickleton, Barnard Castle, Durham

Sold STC £250,000

Property Description

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Grade II Listed barn conversion
• Recent conversion • Contemporary appointments • Dining kitchen plus large living room • Three bedrooms • Adjoining one bedroom holiday cottage • Separate rear paddock/rough grass area with small pond • Single garage • Adjacent land 1.49 Ha (3.68 Ac) available by separate negotiation

The Area

Swallows Barn lies on the northern fringes of Mickleton which is a popular village in Upper Teesdale with traditional amenities including two public houses, petrol filling station and a village hall. The neighbouring centres of Middleton-in-Teesdale and Barnard Castle provide a broader range of shopping, educational and recreational facilities.

For the commuter the A66, A67 and A1 (M) provide links with the major commercial centres of the North East. Darlington Mainline Railway Station and Durham Tees Valley International Airport offer further communications with the rest of the country.

Many of the regions renowned beauty spots can be found within a short drive, beyond which are the delights of North Yorkshire, the Lake District, Northumberland and the East Coast.

The Property

Swallows Barn
Swallows Barn is a Grade II Listed barn conversion with adjoining holiday cottage. It benefits from oil fired central heating and has an attached single garage along with a separate sizeable paddock/rough grass area which extends down to a small wildlife pond.

A part glazed stable doorway leads through to the entrance hallway with tiled floor and under floor heating, conservation roof light and a boiler room/utility off which is a cloakroom/WC. There is also a doorway from the hall connecting through to the garage.

The dining kitchen is fitted with a modern range of base and wall mounted storage units with solid wood working surfaces, ample space for table and chairs, windows to two sides and tiled flooring with under floor heating. The sitting room is an impressive room with oak flooring (again with under floor heating), modern wall mounted electric fire, under stair storage cupboard and double opening French doors into the original coaching arch.

A staircase from the living room leads up to the first floor accommodation which is full of character, having exposed roof timbers throughout. There are three good sized bedrooms along with a modern bathroom/WC having white suite with contrasting slate tiling and a large shower cubicle with fixed rose.

Pamela's Cottage
Adjoining Swallows Barn is Pamela Cottage, a self-contained holiday cottage having the benefit of oil fired central heating.

A ledged and braced doorway leads through to the living kitchen with exposed floor boarding, kitchen units with worktop, one and a half bowl sink unit, two ring hob and stairs leading off to the first floor. The double bedroom has exposed roof timbers and floor boarding along with windows to either hand and an en suite shower room/WC.

The property is set back behind a small forecourt garden.


Dining Kitchen
13' 10" x 13' 2" (4.22m x 4.01m)

Living Room
20' 0" x 13' 11" (6.10m x 4.24m)

Bedroom One
11' 5" x 13' 3" (3.48m x 4.04m)

Bedroom Two
7' 5" x 13' 3" (2.26m x 4.04m)

Bedroom Three
8' 3" x 8' 7" (2.51m x 2.62m)

4' 11" x 7' 10" (1.50m x 2.40m)

Pamela's Cottage Kitchen/Living Room
14' 10" x 13' 3" (4.52m x 4.04m)

Pamelas Cottage Bedroom
10' 0" x 13' 5" (3.05m x 4.09m)

Pamelas Cottage En Suite Shower Room


The property is set back behind a flag stone courtyard approached over a gravelled courtyard which also leads up to the single garage.

To the rear of the property (across a small lane) is a separate paddock/rough grass area, to the northern boundary is a small wildlife pond along with numerous maturing trees.

There is a single garage with personnel door which leads into the entrance hall.

Additional Land
Neighbouring the property and being sold as a separate lot is a parcel of amenity land extending to 1.49Ha (3.68Ac) approached through a field gate with road frontage and currently divided into separate paddocks. The land will be sold subject to a clawback agreement.

Planning permission exists on the land to create a stable block with road frontage comprising 3 stables, tack room store and hard standing area– Planning Reference 6/2010/0020/PAA

Note One
The Property is Grade II Listed

Note Two
The lane/track to the north of Swallows Barn/Pamela’s Cottage is in unknown ownership and provides access to neighbouring properties.

Note Three
Pamela’s Cottage has a restriction which allows its use only for holiday cottage purposes.

Note Four
The courtyard will be divided equally between Nook Farm and Swallows Barn/Pamela Cottage with shared maintenance responsibilities and reciprocal rights to turn etc.

From the centre of Barnard Castle proceed up Galgate turning left onto Harmire Road proceed out of town past the golf course. Follow the road over Folly Top and down the hill past the petrol filling station taking the next left turn towards Romaldkirk/Mickleton.

Cross over the bridge and keep going to the right, through the temporary traffic lights and up to the subsequent T junction. Turn right into Mickleton continue until reaching the Blacksmith Arms taking the next turning on the right hand side. Proceed down to the bottom of the hill where the property will be found set back on the left hand side.

Property Ref:1_230_2783181

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05 June 2013

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