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4 bedroom detached house for sale

20 Rumby Hill, Crook, Bishop Auckland, County Durham

Sold STC £370,000

Property Description

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Farmhouse with range of outbuildings and land
• Suitable for agricultural, equestrian or small business • 4 Double bedrooms all with beautiful views • Living room, dining room and kitchen/breakfast room all with generous proportions • South facing conservatory and garden • General purpose building 11.5m x 6.5m (approx) • Range of stone and brick barns, stables, stores and workshops • Land extending to 0.76 Ha (1.87 Ac) • Views west over open countryside • Excellent commuter location


Rumby Hill, Crook
Valley View Farm is located in the midst of the rolling hills and valleys of County Durham, with beautiful views over the countryside and beyond to the market town of Crook. Having open fields to all sides of the property, Rumby Hill is an ideal location for those wishing to enjoy the countryside whilst maintaining close links to the region’s business centres. The near by towns of Crook and Bishop Auckland offer a wide range of day to day facilities including supermarkets, dental and health services, schooling for all ages and a range of professional services.

The major trunk roads of the area, A689, A68 and A1(M) are all reached in less than 20 minutes. Crook provides an excellent bus route to most main towns in the area and Durham, Darlington and Newcastle have a main line train service for those wishing to travel nationally. Both domestic and international flights are available from Newcastle International and Durham Tees Valley Airports and both are within 1 hours travel by car.

The Property

Valley View Farm
Accessed from a gated, concrete driveway, Valley View Farm stands in a prominent position commanding outstanding views over the open countryside surrounding it. The extensive ground floor is accessed through double doors to a spacious and bright conservatory leading to kitchen/breakfast room having excellent proportions. The kitchen is well fitted with a range of base and wall mounted cupboards and built in Welsh dresser, substantial LPG fired Rangemaster cooker. The sink looks out over the yard and beyond to a scenic backdrop which takes the pain out of kitchen chores. The second section of this room provides a large informal dining area capable of holding a large dining table and chairs. Accessed from this room is a useful and practical utility room also acting as a porch and cloak and boot store. From the dining area a door leads through into the second reception room with a fireplace providing an attractive feature and focal point to the room. This room lends itself perfectly to a more formal dining area, the second door from the kitchen takes you to the living room complemented by an impressive hand carved, locally sourced stone inglenook fireplace housing a large multi fuel burning stove. This room together with the dining room both lead to the front hall and stairway. Stairs lead from this hall to the first landing area where the 2 master bedrooms are found. The master bedroom is fully fitted with wardrobes, cupboard space and dressing table, and has a spacious storage cupboard over the stairs. The second bedroom also benefits from fitted wardrobes one of which has been cleverly converted to a shower cubicle. The second landing area provides access to two rear bedrooms both with dormer windows taking full advantage of the stunning views over the rural locale. The family bathroom which incorporates bath, separate shower cubicle, WC and pedestal sink with quality fixtures, such as heated towel rail is also found here.


Kitchen/Breakfast Room
10.16m x 3.57m (11yds 4" x 11' 9")

Utility Room
2.54m x 2.18m (8' 4" x 7' 2")

4.46m x 2.69m (14' 8" x 8' 10")

Dining Room
4.58m x 4.57m (15' 0" x 15' )

4.61m x 4.53m (15' 1" x 14' 10")

Bedroom 1
4.62m x 3.57m (15' 2" x 11' 9")

Bedroom 2
4.65m x 0.04m (15' 3" x 2")

Bedroom 3
3.95m x 3.61m (13' x 11' 10")

Bedroom 4
3.59m x 2.93m (11' 9" x 9' 7")


To the left of the drive way is a large, lawned garden bounded by a stone wall, whilst to the rear is a Tarmac driveway which is accessed by a separate gated access. There is a recently erected steel portal general purpose building (11.67m x 6.36m) with a concrete base and box profile sheeting, this building has a manual roller shutter door to both ends and benefits from both water and electricity. To the rear of this building are 2 dog runs, 1 timber kennel and run, along with a hen shed. The area adjacent to this has been utilised in recent years as a vegetable garden. Additionally, there is a stone built store/coal house with electricity and light, accessed via the yard area. There are two brick byres, a large piggery measuring (11.86m x 3.64m) again with water and electricity and natural light. An adjoining main barn measuring (7.10m x 11.8m) with electricity and water and natural light. Three pens/stables, a main stable block comprising 2 loose boxes and 1 foaling box measuring (9.87m x 4.5m) in total, a secure tack room measuring (2.85m x 2.61m), a boarded hen house (5.62m x 3.83m) all surrounding a hardcore yard. An additional lock up formerly the milk parlour measures (3.10m x 2.90m). There are two workshops, the first of which measures (3.96m x 4.14m) and second measuring (4.88m x 4.64m).

These buildings could be utilised to service a smallholding using the land for grazing.



Valley View Farm is complemented by 0.76 Hectares (1.87 Acres) of productive pasture land, currently split into 3 paddocks. The land is well fenced and walled and has good well maintained access.


The property is serviced by mains electricity, water and drainage is to a septic tank. Central heating is oil fired and there is good LPG gas supply servicing the range.


From Harperley roundabout travel south on the A68 into the village of Fir Tree, on reaching the sharp right hand bend turn left, heading for Howden Le Wear, travel through the village of Howden Le Wear cross the mini roundabout and travel straight on. Travel up the bank to the village of North Bitchburn and on entering the village turn take the sharp left hand turn, follow the road for approximately 1½ miles and the property is located on the left hand side identifiable by a number 20 on the door.

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09 June 2010

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