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4 bedroom semi-detached house to rent

Topstone Farm

£1,400 pcm
fees apply

Property Description

Letting information:

Furnishing: Unfurnished
Added on Rightmove: 02 November 2016 (565 days ago)

Key features

  • Traditional Farmhouse
  • Kitchen Diner
  • Sitting Room. Utility Rm
  • Up To 8 Bedrooms
  • Stables, Workshops, Barn
  • Garage. Gardens
  • Unfurnished
  • EPC Rating: C
  • Available: 5th December

Full description

Topstone Farmhouse is located in a prominent and elevated position looking South over the Esk Valley and enjoying arguably some of the best views of any property in the Esk Valley. The historic Sea side town of Whitby is approximately 5 miles away, Egton 2 miles away and Grosmont 2.5 miles away. The unfurnished property is accessed by a 700 metre shared driveway from the Aislaby to Egton Road. This driveway is also a public bridleway which must remain free from obstruction at all times.
A recently refurbished and modernised Traditional Farmhouse. The property briefly comprises: Kitchen Diner, Sitting Room, Utility Room & up to 8 bedrooms. Outbuildings including 3 stables, secure workshops, Garage & Dutch barn.
Grazing available on up to 9.25 acres from £40-£140pcm depending on extent required.

Porch (West) - 1.64m x 1.19m - stone flag floor; new white painted timber front door with 4 glazed panels; 1 o/h light; light switch to coach light (outside); stripped pine window sill; exposed stone on North wall of porch to house;

Pine floor boards (laid at 45 degree angle); Meter cupboard including fuse board (reading 79601 on 29th March 2012); 2 o/h lights; room thermostat.

Understairs Cupboard - 1.05m x 0.74m - stripped pine door; 4 coat hooks

Sitting Room - 4.26m widest x 5.29m - Window South (1.29m x 1.55m) Window North (0.9m x 1.14m) Boarded floor covering (ready for underlay and carpeting to be provided by incoming tenant); new wood burner on granite base; 2 single radiators; 2 o/h lights; 3 double sockets; telephone point

Kitchen/Diner - 4.75m x 4.72m - (LEADING TO UTILITY & BEDROOMS 5 & 6)
Window North (0.9m x 0.9m) Window South (1.23m x 1.44m) Beige marble floor tiles; New wood burner in recessed fireplace on granite base; 2 small alcoves each 0.7 m wide either side of woodburner; 5 double sockets; Room thermostat; smoke detector; 2 o/h lights; 5.98 metres of pine veneer base units including 5 draw stack unit, electric oven (new and the Landlord will not repair or replace), integrated Rangemaster dishwasher (new and the Landlord will not repair or replace); 5.85 metres of black granite effect work surface all with white tiled splash back including aluminium sink and drainer and electric hob (which the landlord will not repair or replace); 2.3 metres of wall units; extractor fan; Combined and integrated fridge and freezer unit (which the landlord will not repair or replace)

Utility Room - 2.61m x 3.34m - beige marble floor tiles; Tristar Eurostar boiler; Window North; 2 o/h lights; extractor fan; 2 double power sockets; Central heating control panel (Centaur Plus); room thermostat; smoke alarm; 2.44 metres of work top space including aluminium sink and drainer; 1.84 metres of base units including a 600 mm space for washing machine and either side of that, 2 x 600 mm base cupboards; exposed timber beams.

Boiler/ Heating Cupboard - 1.56m x 0.77m - 2 new double white doors; 250 litre OSO hot water cylinder; Solar thermal control panel; expansion vessel for solar thermal system; isolator and generation meter for Solar photovoltaic system.

Back Door Leading To Hall - 3.40m x 1.04m - new white painted door with 4 glass panes; beige marble floor tiles; Loft access; 1 o/h light.

Bedroom 5 (Or Office) - 3.25m x 1.83m - Window South (1.3m x 1.66m); exposed wooden beams; 2 o/h lights; TV point; 4 double power sockets; room thermostat; beige carpet

En-Suite Bathroom - 1.93m x 1.83m - Window North (1.03m x 1.05m); Black granite marble floor tiles; Large corner glass shower cubicle with 'GROHE' shower; WC; wash hand basin (with Mirrored cupboard over); Chrome WC brush; wall light; extractor fan; shaver unit.

Bedroom 6/Sittng Room 2 - 3.23m x 3.62m - Window South (1.63m x 1.24m) exposed wooden beams; 2 o/h lights; 2 double sockets; room thermostat; TV point; beige carpet.

First Floor -

Stairs To 1st Floor Landing - 4.75m x 4.72m - Pine hand rail; o/h light; smoke detector; New window North (0.97m x 0.64m); Wooden beams exposed; 1 double power socket; Stairs to 2nd Floor (ATTIC) with small storage cupboard under; 0.88m x 0.88m full height hanging cupboard (see Bedroom 2 below)

Bedroom 1 (East) - 2.54m x 3.30m - Window South (1.5m x 1.1m); single radiator; 2 double sockets; 2 o/h lights; 1 x single radiator; Full height hanging cupboard behind fitted pine door (0.92m x 0.71m)

En-Suite - 2.00m x 2.47m - red cushion floor covering; 3 spot lights; all tiled with beige tiles to 1.5 metres above floor level; glass shower cubicle with beige tiled surround; WC; sink (with chrome fittings); mirror; shaver unit.

Dressing Room - 2.50m x 2.50m - Window North (0.99m x 0.84m) Exposed timber beams; single radiator.

Bedroom 2 - 2.20m x 3.04m - Window South (1.24m x 1m); 1 o/h light; Exposed timber beams; 1 single radiator; 3 double sockets.

En-Suite - 2.00m x 1.95m - 2 spot lights; red cushion floor covering; Shower unit with sliding glass doors and chrome handle; MIRA shower unit; fully tiled surround; WC with wooden seat; Wash hand basin with Mirror over; shaver unit with light on pull cord; all this bathroom is tiled to 1.5m with beige tiles;

Dressing Room - 2.60m x 2.52m - Window South (0.96m x 1.02m); Exposed timber beams; 1 single radiator; 1 o/h light; TV aerial socket; 2 double power sockets;

Family Bathroom - 1.93m x 3.10m at widest - Window North; 3 down lighters; 1 single radiator; WC; Wash hand basin; bath with chrome mixers and white tiled surround; extractor fan.

Second Floor -

Stair To Landing - Pine staircase to Landing; pine railing; large Velux window on South elevation (1.1m x 1.15m); enclosed storage space behind 4 fitted cupboard doors; 1 small strip light; 1 double power socket;

Bedroom 5 (East) - 3.69m x 3.42m - 3 double power sockets; 1 single radiator; large Velux window on North elevation (1.1m x 1.15m)

Bedroom 6 (West) - 3.00m x 3.44m - 3 double power sockets; 1 single radiator; large Velux window on North Elevation (1.1m x 1.15m)

Outbuilding - Room 1
5.22m x 4.87m; Concrete floor; 1 small door opening onto the North of the property; 2 strip lights; Solar PV inverter and red isolator switch; small safety glass window to South; 1 workbench with vice; 2 double power sockets;
Stable Room
7.8m x 5.3m; concrete floor; 3 breezeblock stables units (each approx 3.1m x 2.2m); 2 strip lights; 2 double power sockets

Barn (East) - 8.89m x 5.60m - asbestos sheeted roof; concrete floor; Concrete block wall to approx 5 foot with Yorkshire boarding to eaves height on South, North and East elevation; West Elevation is traditional stone and forms the East wall of Stable Room; 3 metre wide side opening door; tap

Open Dutch Barn - 4.60m x 6.10m - Hardcore track leading to a 3 bay open sided dutch barn; adjacent additional parking, amenity and storage area; small enclosed chicken run.

Gardens - Raised Sand Stone patio (dry stone wall faced to ground floor level) extending approx 5 metres from property and running the length of South elevation; Raised flower bed to the South West of the property and immediately between parking area and patio; gated access to the separate 2.79 ha (6.79 acres) of grazing which is immediately to the South East of Property adjoining parking area; bridleway passing through property across car park from Moor Cocks farm and down Topstone Drive which must be free of obstruction at all times.

Condition - The property was significantly updated and refurbished in 2011 to a good standard. The key improvements were as follows -
-Ground floor insulated with under floor heating from boiler installed to kitchen, utility room, 2 bedrooms and en-suite.
-All windows have been replaced with traditional wooden framed units which are double glazed, painted white with brass catches.
-A 3.6 KW Solar PV system installed and commissioned onto the asbestos sheeted outbuilding roof immediately adjoining the dwelling. Electricity generated by these panels in daylight hours can be consumed free of charge if you plan your consumption accordingly. This is estimated to be worth approximately £300 pa.
-A Solar Thermal system to assist in the heating of hot water.
-New Kitchen suite and new bathroom suite in family bathroom.

Heating - Under floor heating serves the Kitchen, Utility, two ground floor bedrooms and bathroom. The oil fired central heating boiler serves the ground floor sitting room, hallway, first floor and second floors. The solar thermal system will heat up cold water to approximately 50 degrees (depending on the time of year and number of hours the sun shines) before the oil boiler will kick in and to heat the water up a further 18 degrees to approximately 68 degrees (Normal hot water temperature)

Grounds - A level parking area (with road planing surface) for approximately 8 cars is immediately to the South of the property.

Grazing - Grazing on land immediately to the South of Topstone Farmhouse amounting to approximately 2.75 hectares (or 6.79 acres) is available by separate agreement. It has nearly all been fenced with a new sheep net and a single strand of barbed wire in 2011/2012. If this is of interest, please let us know (on a per calendar month basis) what you will pay for this grazing by completing that section on the Application Form.

Services - Electricity - mains - meter is located in cupboard adjacent to the Porch (Reading 79601 on 29th March 2012)
Water - A spring fed (free) and shared supply. The Landlord cannot guarantee quantity or quantity.
Sewerage - septic tank (no drainage rates payable).
Gas - none.
Heating - oil fired central heating to approx 9 radiators to the Ground floor (West), first and second floor. Under floor heating to the Kitchen, Utility Room, Hallway and the two ground floor bedrooms.
Hot water - Solar thermal system will heat water to 50 degrees (at certain times of the year only) at which time the oil boiler will top the water up a further 18 degree to approximately 68 degrees.
Telephone - line available but tenants will need to arrange connection with their service provider.
Council Tax only Band - D (£1,550.65 for full year 2012/2013)

Floor Coverings - All first and second floor floors are stained pine floors ready for underlay and carpets or left as they are. The two en-suite bathrooms on the first floor have red cushion flooring; The Kitchen, utility and Eastern hallway has beige marble floor tiles. The 2 ground floor bedrooms have beige fitted carpets. The Landlord will not provide floor coverings to this property.

Terms Of Tenancy - The property will be let under an Assured Shorthold Tenancy for an initial period to be agreed - perhaps 1 year and then allowed to run subject to 2 months notice on either side. The landlord does not anticipate requiring possession in the medium term future. A copy of the Agreement under which the tenancy is offered is available for inspection at the office of the Letting Agents.

Rent Guide - The rent will be payable monthly in advance by Bankers Standing Order and offers are expected in the region of £1500 pcm for Topstone Farmhouse. Please consider what the property is worth to you and confirm your offer on the application form.

Deposit - A deposit of £3,000 (three thousand pounds or the equivalent of two month's rent) is to be held by the Landlord. This deposit will be registered with My Deposits and then returnable upon termination of the tenancy less any amount due for dilapidations.

Outgoings - The tenant will be liable for water, electricity, Council Tax etc demanded on the property during the term. The Tenant will provide the Landlord, on a quarterly basis, the electric meter readings from the Solar PV generation meter located in the boiler cupboard.

Repairing Liability - The landlord will be responsible for keeping the exterior and structure of the property in repair. The tenant will be responsible for the interior decoration and fixtures and fittings. The property has recently been decorated, but tenants may redecorate choosing different colours subject to Landlord's prior consent. Exposed timber not to be painted including wood floors.

Costs - The tenant will be expected to pay £150 + VAT towards the costs of the preparation of the Agreement.

Pets - Only with the landlord's prior consent. Please provide details on the Application Form.

Occupation - The property is available for occupation immediately

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