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5 bedroom country house for sale

Wycliffe Grange, Barnard Castle, County Durham

Sold STC £825,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Period Country House
  • Fabulous Far-Reaching Views
  • Equestrian Facilities
  • Detached Cottage
  • Popular Commuter Location
  • Further Land and Equestrian Facilities Available

Full description

Accommodation in Brief
House
Reception Hall | Drawing Room | Dining Room | Kitchen/Breakfast Room | Conservatory | Study | Snug | Utility Room | Cloakroom/WC | Master Bedroom with En-Suite Bathroom | Two Bedrooms with Jack and Jill Dressing Room and En-Suite | Two Further Bedrooms | Bathroom

Cottage
Hall | Sitting Room | Kitchen/Breakfast Room | Utility Room | Bedroom with En-Suite | Bedroom | Bathroom

Formal Garden | Orchard | Stable Block | Paddock

The Property
Wycliffe Grange is a stunning Victorian former farmhouse which sits in an elevated position overlooking the River Tees amidst fabulous open countryside in the heart of Teesdale, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The property offers spacious period accommodation with the additional benefit of a holiday cottage and equestrian facilities including a stable block and paddock land. In all the garden and grounds extend to around 1.9 acres. Wycliffe Grange sits in well-maintained gardens and grounds a short distance from Barnard Castle and within easy access of both Durham and Newcastle. The house offers well-proportioned rooms that retain a number of period and original features including stripped wood flooring, panelled doors and moulded architraves, dado rails, fireplaces and sash windows.

The front door has an attractive glazed arch above and opens into a welcoming reception hall with stripped wood floor and an elegant period staircase that leads up to the first floor galleried landing. Off the hall there is a charming snug which leads into the kitchen/breakfast room that is fitted with a range of cream painted units with a combination of wood and granite work surfaces, Belfast sink, two-oven AGA and wood flooring. A glazed door from kitchen leads into utility room which is fitted with a sink and is plumbed a washing machine and has a door to outside. To the rear of the house there is a magnificent drawing room with two windows offering fabulous garden views and a half-glazed door leading out to the terrace and garden. There is a fireplace with wood mantle and original wood flooring. Adjacent to the drawing room is a formal dining room, which is also accessed from the kitchen, and has a feature arched stone mantle, dado rail and window overlooking the garden. A stunning Amdega conservatory is positioned off the kitchen, which has two exposed stone walls, stone flooring and an open fireplace and provides fabulous garden views and an everyday sitting and dining area to enjoy the garden at all times of the year; half-glazed double doors lead out to flagstone terrace and the rear garden. Returning to the hall there is also a generous study with garden views and fireplace, together with a large cloakroom with separate WC.

To the first floor there is a bright galleried landing which gives access to the five/six bedrooms, all of which enjoy far-reaching views over the glorious surrounding countryside, and the bathrooms. The master bedroom is fitted with a range of fitted wardrobes, has two windows to the front providing stunning elevated views over the garden. The en-suite bathroom, which is fitted with a bath, wash hand basin and WC, also has a door to the landing. There are two bedrooms which have a Jack and Jill arrangement with a dressing room and bathroom. One of the bedrooms is situated to the rear and has a range of fitted wardrobes, while the other is located to the front of the house. The bathroom has a bath, separate shower cubicle, wash hand basin and WC. This areas is very flexible and could easily be adapted to create separate bedrooms if required. There are two further double bedrooms, one to the front and the other to the rear, that a served by an additional bathroom.

Grange Cottage
The charming detached cottage offers bright and spacious accommodation with an abundance of original features including original exposed beams and open fireplaces. There is an entrance hall/utility room with plumbing for a washing machine that leads into a spacious well-fitted kitchen/breakfast room with vaulted ceiling, exposed beams, a range of units with sink and drainer and practical flagstone flooring. The generous sitting room, which also has a vaulted ceiling with exposed beams, has a feature open fire with timber mantle and double doors that lead out to a raised garden offering stunning rural views. An inner hall leads to two bedrooms, one of which has an en-suite shower room while the other has fully-glazed French doors out to the garden. There is a further bathroom with bath, wash hand basin and WC. The cottage could provide separate accommodation, staff or holiday cottage if required.

Externally
Wycliffe Grange is approached through a pillared gated entrance to a drive that leads to a gravelled parking and turning area. Further gates open into a gravelled yard that leads to the front door with border planting to either side and continues to the rear garden. There is a separate entrance for the detached cottage. The formal rear garden is mainly laid to lawn with a flagstone terrace along the rear of the house, mature and well-stocked beds and border planting and a number of mature trees with boundary hedging. Steps from the terrace lead up to an enclosed orchard with further expanse of lawn and attractive border planting. There are a number of seating areas in the garden positioned to enjoy the sun at different times of the day.

Lot 2: Equestrian facilities and additional paddock land (Lot 2) including a modern stable yard, manège, single storey stone barn, an area of hard standing and paddock land amounting to 6.6 acres is available by separate negotiation.

The equestrian facilities include a modern yard with 12/14 loose boxes, a sand manège (50m x 24m) with fence and boundary hedge boundaries for year-round use, together with a generous area of hard standing. There is also a single-storey stone barn that could, subject to the necessary planning approvals, be converted into a staff cottage. The paddock land, which is well fenced and amounts to around 5.9 acres, is divided into enclosures of varying sizes. The paddocks have a combination of hedge and fenced boundaries offering gently-sloping, sheltered pasture. Wycliffe Grange offers an excellent opportunity to acquire a charming country house with excellent equestrian facilities within easy reach of a number of regional centres. The property is well-positioned for hacking on quiet country roads and bridleways and is located in the heart of the Zetland Hunt Country. The Brookleigh Riding Centre near Richmond is nearby and offers tuition for all abilities, supervised hacking in beautiful North Yorkshire and a number of events throughout the year in an indoor school.

Local Information
Wycliffe Grange is located just outside the small and highly sought-after hamlet of Wycliffe on the southern banks of the River Tees surrounded by glorious open countryside yet just a short distance from Barnard Castle. The village has a church while everyday amenities are available in the nearby villages of Hutton Magna, Ovington and Whorlton; in Hutton Magna there is The Oak Tree Inn which has a highly-rated restaurant. The surrounding countryside is perfect for outdoor enthusiasts as the property is well-located for walking, cycling and horse riding with quiet country lanes and beautiful scenery. The market towns of Barnard Castle, Richmond and Darlington offer a wider range of facilities with a wide range of shops, banks and hospital together with further recreational, professional and cultural facilities including Bowes Museum. Many of the attractions of Teesdale and Swaledale are just a short distance away as are the North Yorkshire Moors and Lake District. Both Durham and Newcastle are also within easy reach and provide comprehensive cultural, educational, recreational and shopping facilities.

For schooling, there is a Primary School in Ravensworth, while secondary schooling is available at Teasdale School in Barnard Castle. The prestigious Barnard Castle School is close by providing private education from 4-18 years; Prep School 4-11 years and Senior School 11-18 years.

For the commuter, the A66, A67 and A1 (M) provide excellent road links to the regional centres of the North East and Yorkshire. The railway station in Darlington provides main line services north and south and both Durham Tees Valley Airport and Newcastle International Airport are very accessible.

Approximate Mileages
Barnard Castle 4.8 miles | A1 (M) Scotch Corner 10.7 miles | Richmond 12.7 miles | Darlington Rail Station 14.6 miles | Durham City Centre 25.5 miles | Newcastle City Centre 44.2 miles | Newcastle International Airport 50.6 miles

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  • Shildon (10.3 mi)
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