4 bedroom detached house for saleGreen Rigg, Mickleton, Barnard Castle, Durham
Sold STC £455,000
• Flexibility to provide self contained annexe or separate cottage • Huge character and original features • High specification fixtures and fittings • Land extending to 1.45Ac (0.59 Ha) together with stable block
Mickleton is a popular Teesdale village which supports two public houses, garage and thriving community hall. A wider range of shopping, educational and recreational facilities can be found within the neighbouring village of Middleton-in-Teesdale and the historic market town of Barnard Castle.
Many of the attractions of Teesdale can be found within a short drive beyond which can be found the delights of North Yorkshire, Weardale, the Lake District, Northumberland and the East Coast.
For the commuter the A66, A67 and A1 (M) 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.
Green Rigg has been recently renovated throughout to a high standard using traditional methods where possible. There are new double glazed windows and doors and Little Green Paints throughout. The main oak entrance door leads into stone built vestibule having space for boots and coats storage with practical stone flagged flooring. A glazed timber door leads into the welcoming central hallway having two west facing windows allowing light to flood the space. Off this hall is a built in cloaks cupboard and access to both kitchen and living room, the hallway is laid with a traditional style terracotta ‘Fired Earth’ tiles.
The living room is a generous room having windows to three elevations which enjoy panoramic views and make the room extremely light throughout the day. The floorboards have been stripped and vanished to create a practical and in keeping finish, the main focal point of the room is an impressive original stone inglenook fireplace housing a multi fuel burning stove. New traditional-style double glazed windows and insulating render on all external walls make this a warm and cosy space
The living kitchen is a real heart of the home having continuation of the rustic terracotta floor tiles, this room has exposed beams and partly painted exposed stone walling and enjoys a dual aspect overlooking the garden and grounds. A range of solid wood base and wall mounted storage units are fitted to one side of the room and accommodate an electric oven and NEFF wipe clean halogen hob. There is a deep Belfast sink, with chrome high quality mixer tap over. The work surfaces are topped with deep solid wood benches and an internal window looks into the utility room/rear porch. Housed within the large inglenook is the wood burning range style cooker with oven, warming tray and large hot plate, topped with large rustic timber lintel. From this room there is an oak door which opens into the cottage which is currently sealed at the present time though this could be easily reopened to allow easy access to the rest of the property. A door leads to the rear porch/utility room which has work bench space, the LPG boiler for the main house central heating and hot water and void and plumbing for white goods and a window out to the rear garden together with a doubled glazed stable door.
A traditional pitch pine stained glass door with brass door knob leads through into the rear hall. Off this is the pantry/laundry room which has a traditional pulley drying rack and continuation of the terracotta flooring. A solid wood cottage style door leads into the further under stairs storage cupboard where there are electric points and space for white goods and another convenient boot and coat storage area.
From the rear hall a window with exposed stone sills overlooks the garden and takes in the dramatic views of Teesdale and beyond and a staircase rises to the first floor level of the main property, fitted with a Herdwick wool carpet. The landing benefits from stripped original floor boarding with a bedroom to either end of the main section of the property. Off the landing two large eave cupboards with original cottage style latched doors provide excellent storage. Each double bedroom is of generous proportions having fitted wardrobes into the eaves and enjoying both a gable end window and conservation sky light view over the neighbouring countryside.
The main house bathroom is laid with marble tiled flooring and has traditional style WC, free standing ball and clawfoot roll top bath with mixer tap and shower attachment together with a period style wash hand basin and pedestal sink. A skylight also takes in views to the east over the dale.
Entering the annexe cottage a solid oak door leads into the central hallway again laid with the rustic terracotta floor tiling. Here there is a storage cupboard housing the LPG Combi boiler together with storage, double opening doors lead to further under stairs storage.
A traditional cottage style door leads into the bath and shower room which is laid in polished lime stone flooring and fully tiled, it is fitted with a WC, wash hand basin with waterfall mixer tap, full length bath with waterfall tap and shower attachment together with glass screen.
From the hallway three steps lead down into a large living kitchen room which is a beautifully light space and laid with reclaimed oak parquet flooring with French doors leading out on to the terrace and garden. One wall is fitted with bespoke shelving and cupboard space within the alcoves of chimney breast which house a hand made solid oak fire surround with a mutli fuel stove set on a bare stone hearth. In this room there is ample space for dining table and chairs together with further living furniture and a range of solid wood kitchen units provide storage together with void and electric point for under work surface fridge and free standing oven and hob with LPG gas point for connection if required. There is a large white Belfast sink again with chrome mixer tap over and further two windows enjoying views over the dale. There is a large full height storage cupboard in this room.
Stairs rise to a landing off which a small opening provides access to a large crawl space loft area for storage. Stripped floorboards lead into both light and spacious comfortable double bedrooms to either hand. The two bedrooms are almost symmetrical and have cottage windows looking east over the neighbouring countryside and dale together with a sky light which allow more natural light to flood the space. In both rooms there is ample space for large double bedroom furniture together with chest, wardrobes and further seating.
The property is set on a plot extending to 0.59 Ha (1.45 Ac) in all. A gated driveway leads up to a neat gravelled yard with pond attracting wildlife and hard standing. There is a stable block which has three stables and a tack room/store. There is external lightning and power together with water points. A timber Hodgson and Cotherstone shed houses the pressure tank and filters for the bore hole. A gate leads through into the rear garden which is largely laid to lawn and interspersed with shrubs and a variety of small ornate tress. To the lower end are two small stone outbuildings attached to the house and a pleasant sheltered patio area which has been flagged with sandstone and gravelled providing a seating area to enjoy the breath taking view over the neighbouring countryside and Teesdale beyond.
Extending along the drive and to the lane lies a paddock which extends to 0.38 Ha (0.95 Ac). This is currently partly fenced into small paddocks with a section planted with young trees.
From the centre of Barnard Castle proceed down The Bank and over County Bridge bearing round to the right. Proceed through the villages of Lartington, Cotherstone and Romaldkirk and on entering Mickleton, proceed through the village past the Blacksmith Arms and The Crown at Mickleton pubs. Before bearing right, turn left signposted Kelton, on reaching the brow of the hill turn left onto another lane with a sign indicating a dead end. Green Rigg is the second property on the left hand side. Identified by a name plate on the gated entrance.
It is understood that the property is serviced by electricity is provided by a diesel generator and battery system. Water is from a private borehole supply and draining is to a septic tank.
We understand there are a number of fields adjoining Green Rigg in separate ownership over which the vendor enjoys an annually renewed grazing licence. The continuation of this arrangement may be possible by separate negotiation. George F White has not had sight of the current agreement and if of interest, the onus will be upon the purchaser to make their own enquiries with the land owner.
Energy Efficiency Rating
This property is currently rated D - 55
To arrange a viewing or for further information please call George F White on 01833 690390
Property ref: 121_230_4263068
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