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3 bedroom detached house for sale

East Layton, Richmond, North Yorkshire

Under Offer £240,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Old School House with an adjoining Caretakers Cottage
  • Detached Outbuilding/Potential Annex/ Holiday Cottage
  • In Need of Full Renovation
  • Many Original Features
  • Situated in a Sought After Picturesque Village
  • Enjoying Open Countryside Views

Full description

A very desirable former School House with a Caretakers Cottage set in its own grounds in a picturesque rural location at the west end of East Layton village together with an interesting detached secondary residential building used for many years as a primary residence. In need of full renovation internally and retaining many original characteristics and features , the Old School House, when completed, would make a most unique and charming home in an attractive countryside setting. The property is located within the Richmond, Barnard Castle and Darlington triangle making it an ideal base for commuting onto the A66 just a mile away and within 4 miles of the A1(M) at Scotch Corner. The nearest airport is Durham Tees Valley approximately 16 miles to the east and the main line train station at Darlington is approximately 5½ miles north.

The property has a Certificate of Lawfulness (Existing) for Use of Buildings and Associated Land as a Single Dwelling. This was granted because Old School House and the Old School Hall along with their ancilliary outbuildings have been occupied and used together as a single dwelling for a period in excess of four years before the date of the application.

Old School House

The property comprises a wonderful Victorian school house extending to a ground floor area of 73.56m² gross external with a first floor installed giving a further 49m². In addition there is a cottage providing a further 70.5m² of accommodation which includes:-

Entrance to a through passage with two school classrooms, partly carcased to east and west of the passageway. The overall measurements are 11.34m x 5.56m to the ground floor and 4m x 11.34m to the first floor. Room sizes of the School itself.

To the left side, there is an open well for the installation of a staircase to provide access to a first floor. Through access loft with adequate headroom for domestic purposes.

Caretakers Cottage

The cottage is entered from dry access and provides access to :- Living Room 3.93m x 3.83m with beamed ceiling and Inglenook fireplace with log burner. Lean-to Kitchen 4.39m x 1.87m. Utility Room 2.27m x 1.73m
airing cupboard, with through access to: Bedroom 4.53m x 3.88m with solid fuel fire. Bathroom 2.15m x 2.03m with roll top cast iron bath, low level wc and pedestal wash basin.
N.B. The property does need full renovation and rewiring throughout and has much potential with many original features.

Outhouse/Annex/Potential Holiday Cottage
To the northwest corner stands a further outhouse range which has been converted in to living accommodation. The overall internal dimensions being 11.22m x 2.17m including a Living area with corner wood burning stove, bed/cot with manger type divisions and underdrawers.
Kitchen area with solid wood units including marble topped cutting surfaces, Belfast sink with wall and floor units. Through entry to: Bathroom (part plumbed) with low level w.c., airing cupboard complete with latch door. The property has much potential for the independent accommodation, holidays or guest accommodation subject to any necessary consents required.

Access is gained to the western extent of the property into a large hard surfaced yard area with a smaller garden with potential for parking and circulation.

Additional Information
The previous owner lived in the premises for a period in excess of 7 years and it is believed that a Certificate of Legal Use can be obtained for residential purposes.

The conversions carried out by the former owner have been of some vintage. The works commenced 15 years ago and having proceeded slowly. The works having been completed, it is thought that the Chapel has a similar status.

Council Tax Band C

Viewing Arrangements
Strictly by appointment only through the selling agent Addisons. Please contact the Richmond Branch on 01748 850698 to book your viewing.

SN/AMM 28/7/2016

Listing History

Added on Rightmove:
26 August 2016

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