5 bedroom character property for saleRoundhill Road, Hurworth, Darlington, County Durham
- Five double bedrooms
- Two reception rooms
- Family room/kitchen
- Oil fired central heating
- In need of renovation
- Land extending to 3 acres
- EPC(EER) F35
A potentially superb family home, situated at the edge of the popular village of Hurworth with views across open farmland to the Cleveland Hills to the east and the Pennines to the west. Hill Top Farm is a double fronted, traditional farmhouse with about three acres of paddocks and garden. With two front reception rooms, a spacious dining kitchen / family room, bathroom, five bedrooms and jack and jill shower room. The property is in need of refurbishment.
Situation And Amenities - Situated on the edge of Hurworth on Tees, an extremely popular village near Darlington with shop, post office, several pubs, community centre and highly regarded primary and secondary schools. Good access to the A66 and the A1(Scotch Corner, Durham Tees Valley airport and Darlington Railway Station are all within around 15 minutes drive) makes this a good location for commuting. Darlington is located approximately 5 Miles away and offers a wide variety of amenities including national and local retailers a large range of bars and restaurants, cinemas, theatres, sports centres, golf courses and state and private educational opportunities up to university level.
Entrance Hall - A wooden entrance door opens into an entrance lobby and through a wooden and decoratively glazed door to the entrance hall. Here, doors lead to the living room, drawing room, kitchen/family room and bathroom. There are stairs to the first floor with a window to the rear elevation and a small under-stairs pantry.
Living Room - 4.91m x 4.87m (16'1" x 16'0") - With a bay window overlooking the front garden and a window to the side aspect affording views over the fields. A large open fire with wood mantel and surround and a cobbled hearth. Picture rail around.
Drawing Room - 4.95m x 4.77m (16'3" x 15'8") - A second good sized reception room with a bay window to the front. There is an open fire with a tiled and cobbled surround and a small shelved alcove to the rear wall.
Kitchen / Family Room -
Kitchen Area - 4.93m x 4.17m (16'2" x 13'8") -
Family Area - 4.16m x 3.67m (13'8" x 12'0") - A substantial room with a step change between the two areas, this has the potential to be the heart of this home. The living area has a bay window overlooking the side garden and paddocks. The dining kitchen has a chimney breast with a raised hearth, space for a stove and a built in cupboard to the alcove. There are wood floor units with wood work surface over, an inset stainless steel sink and drainer and space for a dishwasher and cooker. The floor is tiled. Doors lead into the side garden and to a small garden room and there are windows to both sides of the dining kitchen. An opening leads through to a cooking/ utility area.
Cooking/Utility Area - 4.94m x 2.29m (16'2" x 7'6") - A good sized, useful cooking and utility room with beamed ceiling and spotlights. Wood units with work surface over, there is a fitted electric oven and hob. Windows on both sides, tiled floor, loft access and boiler.
Bathroom - Fitted with low level w.c., bath with shower over and wash hand basin. There is a window to the rear overlooking the courtyard and door to the store room. Wood cladding to the ceiling and walls and a tiled floor.
Store/Utility Room - A useful room with a large stone sink and tiled floor. Windows to the rear and side.
Landing - A good sized, light space with access to all five bedrooms.
Bedroom One - 5.00m x 4.34m (16'5" x 14'3") - A light and airy room with secondary glazed windows to the front and side, fitted wardrobes to two walls and door to the shower room.
Bedroom Two - 4.95m x 3.91m (16'3" x 12'10") - A second good sized double with secondary glazed windows to the front and side elevations. Fitted wardrobes.
Bedroom Three - 4.15m x 3.09m (13'7" x 10'2") - A double bedroom with a window to the side affording views over open fields and the Tees valley. Fitted wardrobes and secondary glazing.
Bedroom Four - 3.59m x 2.82m (11'9" x 9'3") - A double bedroom with fitted wardrobes and secondary glazed window to the front overlooking the front garden.
Bedroom Five - 3.62m x 2.88m (11'11" x 9'5") - A double bedroom with fitted wardrobes, window to the rear overlooking the courtyard, a hatch to access the loft and a door to the shower room.
Jack And Jill Shower Room - Accessed from bedrooms one and five, it is fitted with a low level W.C., shower and wash hand basin set into a vanity unit. Tiled floor and walls. A large window gives views over open countryside to the Cleveland Hills.
Externally - The property is accessed via a private track which is approximately 1/2 mile long. A rose hedge on the right terminates at a brick pillar announcing Hill Top Farm. Continue straight on, past the barn conversion on the right, to the farmhouse. In front of the property is a small garden consisting of lawns and shrub borders with a central footpath to the front door. On the further side of the property is a gravelled parking area and a lawn. Adjoining it is the larger of two paddocks which together total around 3 acres. At their limit they run along the railway line. We understand that there is planning permission for a double garage.
Wayleaves, Easements And Rights Of Way - Hill Top Farm is sold subject to and with the benefit of all existing rights of way, whether public or private, light, drainage, water and electricity supplies and all other rights, obligations, easements, quasi-easements and all wayleaves or covenants whether disclosed or not.
We are advised by the vendor that the farm track has multiple ownership including Hill Top Farm and the three neighbouring properties (subsequently referred to as "Hill Top Farm and Neighbours") this is a private road from Roundhill Road. We understand that the private road is owned by four parties including Hill Top Farm and Neighbours. Hill Top Farm and Neighbours are responsible for a quarter of the maintenance costs of the private road which will be shared equally by Hill Top Farm and Neighbours.
We are also advised that there is a mobile phone mast on an adjacent property and that there is a right of way for the mobile phone company to obtain access across land belonging to Hill Top Farm.
Areas Measurements And Other Information - All areas, measurements and other information have been taken from various records and are believed to be correct, but any intending purchaser(s) should not rely on them as statements of fact and should satisfy themselves as to their accuracy.
Services - We are advised by the vendor that Hill Top Farm is served by oil fired central heating, drainage is to a septic tank and that there is a borehole water supply. The borehole supply serves the four properties of the development (including Hill Top Farm) and the cost of maintenance will be shared equally between them.
Tenure - The property is believed to be offered freehold with vacant possession upon completion.
Local Authority - Darlington Borough Council 01325 380 651
Council Tax - For Council Tax purposes, the property is rated in band E
Viewings - Strictly by appointment with the selling agents GSC Grays, telephone 01748 829 217.
Particulars - Particulars written May 2016
Photographs taken May 2016
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