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4 bedroom character property for sale

Gilmonby, Bowes, County Durham

Under Offer £495,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Farmhouse with adjoining outbuildings
  • Detached byre with granted change of use
  • Approximately 10.55 acres
  • Stunning position
  • Countryside views
  • EPC (EER) F 34

Full description

Whorlands Farm is set in a truly beautiful position commanding stunning countryside views and offers an excellent proposition to purchase a farmhouse, byre with change of use to convert to two semi-detached properties, further variety of stone built outbuildings and approximately 9.23 acres of grazing land. Total plot size of approximately 10.55 acres. EPC (EER) F 34.

Situation & Amenities - Whorlands Farm is quietly situated in open countryside boasting panoramic and picturesque views across the far reaching surroundings. The local village of Bowes has an active local community including village hall facilities, a popular primary school with pre-school nursery, a historic castle dating from the 11th Century believed to have been built on the site of a Roman fort and a recently re-furbished historic public house.

The House - Accommodation - Door leading to:

Hallway - With radiator, stairs to first floor and doors leading off to:

Living Room - 4.17m x 4.20m (13'8" x 13'9") - To the front elevation with double glazed window, radiator and exposed wooden flooring.

Dining Room - 4.40m x 4.90m (14'5" x 16'1") - To the front elevation with open fire, radiator and doors to the pantry and kitchen.

Kitchen - 2.41m x 5.06m (7'11" x 16'7") - To the rear elevation offering fitted wall and base units, contoured work surface, stainless steel sink with mixer tap and drainer, vinyl flooring, radiator and doors to the exterior and utility. The kitchen has the following integral appliances: electric oven, electric hob and extractor hood.

Half Landing - With double glazed window to the rear elevation, stairs rising to the bathroom and stairs rising to the full landing.

Bathroom - Providing a bath with shower over, hand wash basin, WC, radiator and obscure double glazed window.

Full Landing - With radiator and doors to:

Bedroom One - 4.39m x 4.87m (14'5" x 16'0") - To the front elevation with double glazed window, radiator and storage cupboard.

Bedroom Two - 4.20m x 3.62m (13'9" x 11'11") - To the front elevation with double glazed window, radiator and decorative fire surround.

Bedroom Three - 2.33m x 5.02m (7'8" x 16'6") - With window to the rear elevation and door to the dressing area.

Dressing Room - 2.51m x 3.75m (8'3" x 12'4") - With double glazed window.

Bedroom Four - 3.24m x 1.90m (10'8" x 6'3") - To the front with double glazed window and radiator.

The House - Externally - There is a walled front garden and a rear flagged courtyard with access to a boiler room and outhouse.

Outbuildings - 1) Attached to the side of the house is a stone byre which measures approximately 10.93m x 4.72m.

2) Projecting out towards the road is a single storey stone byre with water supply which measures approximately 13.55m x 3.84m.

3) There is a small single storey stone byre in the yard which forms two loosebox areas (4.06m x 2.89m) and (4.37m x 5.22m). This byre has a breeze block extension with water supply which measures approximately 15.89m x 4.08m.

The Byre - A large detached stone built two storey byre, with water supply and measuring approximately 15.89m x 4.08m.

The Byre - Planning - Offered with approval for change of use from an agricultural building to 2 dwellings under the Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) Order 2015. The current drawings allow for the conversion to two semi-detached two storey properties. The development shall be carried out in strict accordance with the following approved plans and documents: Drawing 004 REV A, Drawing 005 and Bat and Barn Owl Surveys Whorlands Farm Gilmonby August 2017 by Veronica Howard. The development must be completed within 3 years of the date of approval (18th December 2017). The drawings are available at GSC Grays office in Barnard Castle. GSC Grays ask interested parties to familiarise themselves with all of the planning documents on the Durham County Council online portal.

The Land - Whorlands Farm includes approximately 9.23 acres of grazing land which is divided into four fields. The land is currently let on a grazing license agreement which can be terminated with one months notice and is therefore sold with vacant possession alongside the house and buildings.

Services - The house is heated by oil fired central heating. There is a spring water supply and mains electricity. Drainage is to a septic tank. None of the above services have been tested and therefore the vendor and GSC Grays accept no liability.

Tenure - The property is believed to be offered freehold with vacant possession on completion.

Local Authority - Durham County Council Tel: 03000 26 00 00.

Council Tax - For Council Tax purposes the property is banded E.

Method Of Sale - Whorlands Farm is being offered for sale by private treaty.

Wayleaves, Easements & Rights Of Way - Whorlands Farm is sold subject to and with the benefit of all existing rights including 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.

Areas, Measurements & Other Information - All areas, measurements, promap plans 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.

Boundaries & Plan - The Vendors will only sell such interests as they have in the boundary features. Please note the included plan is for reference use only.

Basic Payment Scheme - The interested party is advised to make their own enquiries regarding BPS. A farmer must own 5 ha of eligible land to claim under the BPS scheme.

Sporting & Mineral Rights - It is believed that sporting rights are included and mineral rights are excluded from the sale.

Viewings - Strictly by appointment with GSC Grays Barnard Castle. Tel: 01833 637000.

Particulars - Particulars written June 2018. Photographs taken Summer 2017.

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