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4 bedroom detached house for sale

Lunedale, Middleton In Teesdale, County Durham

Under Offer £445,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Well Presented
  • Four Bedrooms
  • Four Reception Rooms
  • Stone Built Barns
  • Garden
  • 3.7 Acres of Grazing Pasture
  • Overlooks Two Reservoirs
  • EPC Rating (EER) D 59

Full description

A classic Teesdale longhouse set in the beautiful surroundings of the north Pennine dales area of outstanding natural beauty, with a south facing aspect overlooking Selset and Grassholme reservoirs. The accommodation provides four reception rooms and four bedrooms; along with adjoining traditional stone built barns at either end of the house with existing use of storage and workshop facilities. There are extensive gardens to the front of the property and two adjoining paddocks which, in all, total approximately 4.3 acres (1.74 ha). Please note the property has an EPC rating (EER) of D 59.

Situation - Situated in open countryside within Upper Teesdale in the North Pennines, a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB), West Nettlepot enjoys the delights of open space as well as being ideally placed for the amenities of nearby Middleton in Teesdale; Barnard Castle, Darlington, Richmond, Kirkby Stephen and Penrith are also within easy travelling distance. Teesdale provides a superb base for pursuing country activities including walking, water sports and fishing. The A1 (M) and A66 (M6) offer access to the major cities of Durham, Newcastle, York and Carlisle. Main line rail at Darlington, Settle-Carlisle rail access at Kirkby Stephen, and airports at Newcastle, Leeds/Bradford and Durham Tees Valley bring many areas within commuting distance.

Amenities - Middleton in Teesdale is a traditional market town offering a range of independent shops as well as doctors surgery and primary school. Public and prep schools, alongside state secondary education with sixth form provision, are to be found at Barnard Castle and Kirkby Stephen. Theatres at Darlington and Richmond, horse racing at Catterick, Sedgefield, Ripon and York, and golf at a choice of five nearby courses provide a range of leisure activities, while Teesdale, and the easily accessed Yorkshire Dales National Park and Eden Valley provide picturesque landscapes for walking and other outdoor pursuits.

Description - Commanding an exceptional rural setting and located in a superb position within the North Pennines, close to the Pennine Way and with views of Selset Reservoir, West Nettlepot is a historic Teesdale longhouse with annexed buildings and grassland, which is ideal as a potential smallholding. The house has been substantially modernised throughout, benefitting from a generous footprint ideal for the family. There is an oil fired Aga and central heating, four reception rooms, four bedrooms and the opportunity to extend into the traditional range of buildings, subject to the necessary planning consents being obtained.

Accommodation - Ground Floor - The main front door is solid panelled timber with external shutters and leads into the entrance lobby with staircase off. Both the south facing sitting room and living room, accessed directly from the lobby, enjoy open stone fireplaces and exceptional views, the living room also with a beamed ceiling and window seat. The dining room adjoins the kitchen and offers formal entertaining space if so desired. The kitchen has a double oven oil fired Aga, a range of fitted wall and floor mounted units with working surfaces over, sink unit, plumbing for a dishwasher, and arched window overlooking the rear access to the property. The adjoining well fitted utility area overlooks a rockery to the rear. The ground floor accommodation is completed by a welcoming sun room with fully glazed door and side panels, providing a second access to the property.

First Floor - The staircase and landing offer access to the first floor accommodation where three of the four double bedrooms enjoy wonderful south facing views, bedrooms one, two and four with a range of fitted cupboards and wardrobe space. A bathroom with panelled bath, wash hand basin and airing cupboard storage sits alongside a separate WC with wash hand basin. An additional shower room includes a double shower cubicle, wash hand basin, WC, bidet and airing cupboard storage.

Outbuildings - Adjoining the house to the east side is a traditional two storey barn measuring 8.64m x 4.46m, and retaining original stable partitions and flooring. Attached to the west end is a double height traditional barn, currently used as a workshop, measuring 7.19m x 6.22m which could provide additional or secondary accommodation (subject to the necessary planning permission and consents). A further stone building, measuring 4.09m x 3.86m, adjoins the west end. A separate detached store is found to the rear of the property.

Land - The land comprises two parcels of grazing pasture land extending to approximately 3.7 acres (1.49 ha), bounded by traditional dry stone walls, and situated to the south and west of the house.

Gardens - The main garden, predominantly laid to lawn on the south side of the house, enjoys panoramic views, west over Selset Reservoir and east over Grassholme Reservoir into Teesdale.

Parking - The property has a gravelled area providing ample vehicle parking.

Tenure - The property is believed to be offered freehold with vacant possession upon completion.

Local Authority - Durham County Council Tel: 03000 26 00 00.

Council Tax - For Council Tax purposes the property is banded F.

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

Particulars - Particulars written April 2014; photographs taken April 2014.

Wayleaves, Easements & Rights Of Way - West Nettlepot is sold subject to and with the benefits 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.

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 - The property benefits from double glazing to all principal windows and oil fired central heating throughout. Water to the property is provided by a private spring water supply which also feeds a neighbouring property. West Nettlepot has a septic tank drainage system.

Additional Services - Valuations & Surveys - If you are looking to purchase a property, GSC Grays are able to offer a full range of valuation and survey reports in accordance with the guidelines of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS). We offer a full range of products within the RICS Home Surveys family, i.e. The Homebuyer Report (HBR) and Building Survey. Please contact our Valuation & Survey Team on 01677 422400 for further information.

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27 April 2014


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