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4 bedroom detached house for sale

High House Farm, High Stoop, Nr Satley, Bishop Auckland, County Durham

Guide Price £399,950

Property Description

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Tenure: Freehold

• Characterful barn conversion with paddock • 4 Bedrooms • 2 Reception rooms • Many original features • South facing cottage garden with additional large lawned area • Whole site extending to approximately 0.74Ha (1.78Ac) • Large detached garage and stable block • Views over open countryside • Spacious gravel driveway

The Area
Situated amidst open countryside, the property is found between the villages of Tow Law, Satley and Wolsingham where day to day facilities can be found such as doctors and dental care, small supermarket, Post Office, and other independent businesses. There is a primary school located in the village and a regular bus link to the larger towns in the area which provide a more comprehensive range of facilities such as hospital and professional services and schooling for secondary aged pupils.

Being situated with good access to the A68, the property is ideal for those wishing to access the region’s larger business centres of Newcastle, Durham, and Darlington whilst still maintaining rural roots. Each of these towns offer a main line railway station providing links nationwide, and Newcastle International Airport and Durham Tees Valley Airport can both be reached in under an hour by car.

The Property
This property provides spacious yet cosy family accommodation with huge character and features found in each room. The large living room has a stone chimney breast with substantial sleeper creating a lintel over an inglenook with a multi fuel stove housed within. This large room is bright and airy with three windows and additional arrow slit feature windows at low level. From here access can be found to the fourth bedroom/ study which is large in size and has a vaulted ceiling, again with a window to each of the two elevations of the property. A small traditional porch provides a pleasant sun filled seat from which to enjoy the gardens. The dining hall, capable of seating eight people in comfort, has open plan stairs to the first floor, and also provides access to the large living/kitchen. The kitchen has free standing white goods, and benefits from an integral electric oven and hob with extractor over, again a large inglenook houses a traditional Aga which at present is out of service, although provides a lovely feature. A large utility room services the kitchen which was originally the old forge, again with large stone chimney breast the ingle nook currently houses the log store, this room provides access to the large gravel driveway and gardens to the side of the property.

On the first floor there is access to two bedrooms both with high vaulted ceilings exposing original A frame beams. It is thought that these beams have been reclaimed from ship building in years gone by. Both bedrooms have sky lights which allow light to flood in throughout the day. The family bathroom again is bright having bath, WC and pedestal sink together with heated towel rail. The large master bedroom has two cottage windows overlooking the easterly lawn and driveway and sky lights facing south, a large en suite cum dressing room complements this room and has a double walk in shower, WC and basin set within a vanity unit, there is an exceptionally large wardrobe ideal for storage in this room which is understood the current vendors intend to leave. This floor also benefits from quirky arrow slit feature windows in each room.

Property ref: 121_1601_1767765

The property is serviced by mains water and electricity whilst drainage is to a septic tank and soakaway. It is understood that the central heating is oil fired.

This property is currently rated 'F'.

Travelling from Wolsingham head north on the B6292 follow the road for approximately 3 miles until reaching the A68 at the Brown Horse public house. Cross the staggered crossroad (immediate right and immediate left) and travel for approximately 200 yards, taking the very first right hand turn into the driveway of High House Farm. Follow the gravel driveway bearing left and then a sharp right before a sharp left, go through the five bar gate and the property is located on the right hand side.


Living Room 
4.55m x 6.04m (14' 11" x 19' 10")

Dining Hall 
4.55m x 3.57m (14' 11" x 11' 9")

4.73m x 4.06m (15' 6" x 13' 4")

Utility Room 
4.75m x 3.03m (15' 7" x 9' 11")

Study/ Bedroom Four 
3.14m x 4.09m (10' 4" x 13' 5")

Bedroom One 
4.07m x 5.12m (13' 4" x 16' 10")

Bedroom Two 
3.60m x 2.47m (11' 10" x 8' 1")

Bedroom Three 
2.19m x 5.47m (7' 2" x 17' 11")

Family Bathroom 
2.31m x 2.10m (7' 7" x 6' 11")

En Suite Bathroom 
2.68m x 2.89m (8' 10" x 9' 6")

Immediately to the front of the property is a south facing neat lawn bounded by flower beds well stocked with mature shrubs and plants. Beyond this is a large vegetable garden, whilst to the east of the property are two large further lawns bounded by a stone wall, a gravel driveway leads you from the road through the neighbouring properties an on to a spacious gravelled parking area where the large detached garage and stable block can be found, from here a gate leads on to the land, planted with an orchard in its infancy and currently left to meadow land. This land stretched down the bank and is bounded by dry stone walls and a small beck. The whole site extends to approximately 0.74Ha (1.78Ac).

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08 November 2016

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