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3 bedroom equestrian facility for sale

South Side, Butterknowle, County Durham, DL13


Property Description

Key features

  • 7.5 acres of walled and fenced paddock and stable block
  • Floodlit sand and rubber ménage, a hay barn and a field shelter
  • Three bedrooms and three reception rooms
  • Complete refurbishment
  • Master bedroom with en-suite facilities
  • Large gardens
  • Summer house with WC and fitted kitchen
  • Extra high stables and L-shaped buildings include a foaling box and tack room
  • Attached stone building offers the opportunity to knock-through from the house and extend the property

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

A property that meets the needs of both family and animals to such a high level as Foster House is a rare thing. Add the quality specification of its land and facilities and the superb living accommodation to its beautiful rural location with country lanes and forest trails and you have the perfect equestrian property. It comes with 7.5 acres of walled and fenced paddock, a stable block, a floodlit sand and rubber ménage, a hay barn and a field shelter, which are well maintained and protected by CCTV. The house offers three bedrooms and three reception rooms, while an attached stone building even offers the opportunity to knock-through and extend the property further, or to develop it as a holiday let or granny flat. The vendors moved to Foster House 15 years ago and undertook a complete refurbishment of the interior, transforming it into the stunning property offered today. The rustic character of the building has been retained in exposed beams and stonework and enhanced with modern bathrooms and, at the heart of the home, a beautiful kitchen. Its cream, country-style, freestanding Oak painted units with Oak timber worktops were made bespoke by The Old Creamery, of Devon, and, together with the stone floor, Belfast sink and range cooker, are entirely in keeping with its rural charm yet stylish too. It leads on into a breakfast room or family room, while a door from the kitchen open out to a charming block-paved courtyard, perfect for eating outside. The living room is also full of character with a multi-fuel stove set in an inglenook fireplace with a timber mantle, beams, oak floor and an oak, cottage-style latched door. The separate dining room is equally well presented. A useful boot/utility room with WC and direct access outside complete the ground floor. Upstairs, two double bedrooms to the front share a glamorous family bathroom. The master suite offers fabulous owner accommodation with a separate dressing room and contemporary, full size en suite bathroom with a free-standing clawfoot bath and separate shower. The pretty garden and panoramic countryside views can be enjoyed from a patio area, while a large summer house has a WC and even a fitted kitchen, perfect for barbecue parties. The property also has a garage, easily accessed from the road. As the residents enjoy their stylish home, the four-legged members of the family are equally well catered for in a stylish timber stable block, built by Redmire, overlooking a block paved yard and rubber turnout area. The stables are extra high and the L-shaped buildings include a foaling box and a tack room. Set within the Durham Dales, Butterknowle is close to Hamsterley Forest, which offers miles of bridle paths. For competition riders, there are several Competition venues within a relatively short distance, and a strong equestrian community in the area.

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Listing History

Added on Rightmove:
09 January 2017


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