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5 bedroom detached house for sale

Lynesack, Butterknowle, County Durham

Guide Price £480,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Four/Five Bedrooms
  • Two Bathrooms
  • Three Reception Rooms
  • Large Gardens
  • Stunning Views
  • Rural Hamlet
  • EPC (EER) G 16

Full description

A period stone built detached house offering generous four/five bedroom family accommodation which is set in approximately 0.9 acres of garden with a magnificent elevated position. The property is placed in a quiet rural hamlet with far reaching views to the south. The property has an EPC rating (EER) of G 16.

Situation & Amenities - The property lies to the South of Hamsterley Forest and is set in a picturesque rural hamlet known as Lynesack, Butterknowle. The village of Butterknowle is located in the Gaunless Valley in scenic lower Teesdale and Barnard Castle and Bishop Auckland are easily reached and provide plentiful amenities. There are many beautiful places to visit including nearby Hamsterley Forest, the Wear Valley Railway and picturesque walking countryside are all easily accessed from the property. The village of Butterknowle itself has a primary school, village hall, doctors surgery and two public houses. State secondary schools can be found at Staindrop, Bishop Auckland or Barnard Castle.

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

For the commuter the A66, A67 and A68 provide links with the major commercial centres of the North East. Darlington Mainline Railway Station and Newcastle International Airport offers further communications with the rest of the country.

Description - The Old Vicarage is a substantial, handsome property which is rarely available to the market. The property sits within a generous plot, extending to 0.9 acres or thereabouts, including lawned south facing garden with a magnificent elevated position.

The accommodation is versatile and family orientated, full of charm and character, including period fire places, window shutters, detailed cornicing and deep skirting boards.

There is a substantial stone former stable coach house with loft over which offers potential office space or ancillary accommodation, subject to obtaining the necessary consents. It is currently used as a garage and store rooms.

Accommodation - Ground Floor - A tiled and double glazed entrance porch with stone steps leads to the original solid timber door, opening into the welcoming entrance hall, having stone flagged floor, picture rail and return staircase with mahogany newel post and rail. There are two principal reception rooms to the front and south facing aspect; the living room has a fireplace with a cast iron grate, attractive stone surround with marble hearth, shuttered windows and views over the gardens. The dining room has equal proportions with similar features including stripped floorboards and period style fireplace. The hallway leads to the rear cloaks area with access to the courtyard and separate WC. The kitchen is also accessed from the main hallway. The main focus to the kitchen area is the oil fired double oven Aga with tiled recess. There is a good range of floor mounted and wall mounted cupboard space with working surfaces incorporating ceramic left had drainer sink unit with window above. Stone steps, accessed from a door behind the mains staircase, leads down to the cellar with vaulted ceiling and stone shelving. From the kitchen there is access to the utility area to the rear and separate access to the back staircase, rising to the study and bedroom four. To complete the ground floor accommodation, the side entrance lobby leads to the sitting room, again with stone flagged floor, cast iron solid fuel burner with herring bone patterned brickwork to the recess and external door leading to the rear courtyard.

First Floor - The elegant return staircase leads to the main landing area which provides access to three bedrooms and family bathroom. The inner landing accesses a further family bathroom and study with access to the back staircase and fourth bedroom. All bedrooms have views over open countryside and are not overlooked by other properties. The study could be utilised as a fifth bedroom.

Externally - A gravelled driveway leads to the front of the property. There is a second vehicular access to be found accessing the paved courtyard and stone built detached garage and store rooms.

The main garden lies to the south of the house and provides an array of organised boxed hedged lawns, a yew hedged flower and rose garden, ornamental pond and stream which runs alongside the west boundary.

Beyond the rear drive, there is a further garden area with additional roadside gated access. The former stone built stable block has two stories and is currently used as a garage and store rooms.

Services - Mains electricity and water. Drainage is to a septic tank. Solid fuel central heating.

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.

Wayleaves, Easements & Rights Of Way - The Old Vicarage 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.

Tenure, Local Authority & Council Tax - The property is believed to be offered Freehold with Vacant Possession upon Completion. Durham County Council - Tel: 03000 26 00 00. For Council Tax purposes the property is banded F.

Viewings - Strictly via appointment only with the Agents GSC Grays Tel: 01833 637000.

Directions - From GSC Grays office, proceed straight across the Market Cross round-a-bout and continue along the market place turning right onto Galgate. Turn left onto Harmire Road (sign posted Middleton in Teesdale B6278) and continue on this road for approximately 0.9 miles. Take the right hand turn sign (posted Copley/Stainton) and proceed along this road for approximately 2.8 miles until a cross roads is reached. Proceed straight across the cross road (sign posted Woodland/Copley). Follow this road for approximately 2.5 miles until you reach a junction. At the junction turn right (signed posted Butterknowle/Toft Hill.) Continue on the B6282 for approximately 0.2 miles then turn left (sign posted Butterknowle). Follow this road for approximately 0.4 miles. Turn left onto a single track road (signed posted with St John the Evangelist, Lynesack). Drive past the church and the subject property will be facing

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.

Particulars - Particulars written and photographs taken October 2015.


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07 October 2015

Nearest station

  • Bishop Auckland (7.6 mi)
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Nearest station

  • Bishop Auckland (7.6 mi)
Distances are straight line measurements from centre of postcode

To view this property or request more details, contact:

GSC Grays, Barnard Castle

12 The Bank, Barnard Castle, DL12 8PQ

01833 535000 Local call rate

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