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5 bedroom detached house for sale

Winston, Darlington, County Durham

Under Offer £575,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Equestrian Property
  • Stable Block
  • Manege
  • Two Paddocks
  • Starvation Paddock
  • 2.31 Acres (0.93 ha)
  • Oil Central Heating
  • EPC Rating (EER) E 49

Full description

A well finished and extensive property which is ideally suited to the equestrian enthusiast and is complimented externally with a stable block, manege, two grassed paddocks, starvation paddock, beautiful gardens, two garages, tarmac driveway and spectacular countryside views. The property has an EPC rating (EER) of E 49.

Situation & Amenities - Situated in an enviable position within open countryside, Hill House Farm is approximately 2.7 miles from the historic town of Barnard Castle and is also conveniently placed to access the amenities within the surrounding area, including Darlington and Bishop Auckland which are both within close proximity, whilst the cities of Newcastle, Durham, York and Leeds are also accessible.

Teesdale provides stunning scenery for the equestrian enthusiast; with a number of bridleways crossing the area. Both County Durham and North Yorkshire play host to a wide selection of equestrian events such as eventing, cross country, point to point, hunting, dressage and show jumping.

For the commuter the A66, A67 and A68 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.

Theatres at Darlington and Richmond. Racecourses at York, Sedgefield, Catterick and Ripon. Motor sport at Croft. Golf at Barnard Castle, Darlington and Headlam.

Description - Set in open rural countryside, with views across Lower Teesdale, Hill House Farm is a property offering extensive living accommodation and is ideally suited to the equestrian enthusiast. The property is set on a plot of approximately 2.31 acres (0.93 ha) and is complimented with beautiful gardens enjoying far reaching views, two garages, tarmac driveway, two grassed paddocks, one small starvation paddock, a mange and a stable block with four loose boxes, tack room, hay/straw store and horse trailer store.

Accommodation - Ground Floor - A light and airy entrance hall firstly provides access to an extension which has the potential to be self contained. The extension, which was carried out by the current owners comprises a well finished living room, bedroom with patio doors opening to the rear of the property, four piece bathroom and a room which could be utilised as either a dining room, bedroom or potential kitchen.

The property's main kitchen is found at the centre of the house and comprises a variety of fitted wall and base units, contoured work surfaces, tiled splashbacks, one and a half bowl sink unit, integral electric oven and hob and a door opening onto the beautiful central courtyard. Steps lead down from the kitchen to the dining room which boasts characterful beams and an electric fire set in a red brick surround. The living room is a light room with windows to multi aspects, beams and an electric fire set in a decorative surround. Accessed off the dining room is the utility which has the benefit of fitted wall and base units, space and plumbing for washing machine and door opening onto the central courtyard. The sitting room enjoys double patio doors which again open onto the central courtyard. The conservatory is accessed off the sitting room and enjoys stunning South facing views over open fields and beyond. To conclude the ground floor accommodation is a study and cloakroom/WC.

Accommodation - First Floor - The first floor landing is stocked with useful built in wardrobes and provides access to the property's main bedroom accommodation. The master suite enjoys the facilities of an ensuite and is rich in character comprising exposed beams, built in wardrobes and multi aspect windows which give spectacular countryside views. There are two further bedrooms accessed off the first floor landing, one of which enjoys fantastic South facing views. In conclusion is the house bathroom which is fitted with a corner bath, hand wash basin unit, WC, bidet and useful cupboards.

Gardens - Hill House Farm has a beautiful garden with planted areas, water feature, children's play area with climbing frame and a patio area which enjoys countryside views. A central courtyard creates a sun trap and can be accessed from most of the ground floor accommodation.

Garages - Hill House Farm has the benefit of two garages. Firstly, is an integral garage which comprises fitted wall and base units and an electricity supply making it ideal for fridge/freezer storage. The second garage, which was added by the current owners, comprises car storage space/ garden store and has an electricity and water supply.

Driveway - Hill House Farm benefits from a tarmac drive to the front of the house providing ample vehicle parking.

Stables - Again, built by the current owners, is the stable block which is situated to the North of the main house and comprises four loose boxes, tack room, hay/straw store and a horse trailer store. The stable block has the benefit of mains water and electricity.

Manege - A fenced mange is found next to the stable block and measures approximately 33m x 17m.

Land - Hill House Farm is set on a plot totalling approximately 2.31 acres (0.93 ha) and enjoys two grassed paddocks and a small starvation paddock.

Sporting & Mineral Rights - The sporting and mineral rights are included within the sale as far as they are owned.

Wayleaves, Easements & Rights Of Way - Hill House Farm is sold subject to and with the benefit of all existing rights including rights of way whether public or private, light, drainage, water and electricity supplies and all other rights, obligations, easements, quasi easements and all wayleaves or covenants whether disclosed or not. The property enjoys a vehicular right of way over the lane leading from the A67 to the cattle grid, which is where the boundary of Hill House Farm begins.

Single Farm Payment - The land is not registered for Single Farm Payment, any Environment Stewardship Scheme.

Areas, Measurements & Other Information - All areas, measurements and other information have been taken from various records and are believed to be correct but any intending purchaser(s) should not rely on them as statements of fact and should satisfy themselves as to their accuracy.

Services - Mains water, mains electricity, private septic tank and oil central heating.

Local Authority & Council Tax - Durham County Council Tel: 03000 26 00 00.
For Council Tax purposes the property is banded D.

Viewings - Strictly by appointment only via GSC Grays Tel: 01833 637000.

Particulars - Particulars written and photographs taken August 2013.


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