Offers Over £395,0003 Bedrooms 1 Garage 2 Reception Rooms
• Characterful barn conversion • 2 Reception Rooms • Panoramic views of Teesdale • Extensive gardens, woodland and paddock extending to 1.58 Ac (0.64Ha) • Range of outbuildings and stores
Newtown is a small collection of rural properties situated on the fringe of Eggleston, a popular village situated 5 miles from the historic market town of Barnard Castle. It has a large central green surrounded by an interesting variety of houses and cottages and supports a public house and church with a broader range of shopping, educational and recreational facilities being found within the nearby centres of Barnard Castle, Middleton in Teesdale and Darlington.
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.
Many of the attractions of the region are within a short drive beyond which can be found are the delights of North Yorkshire, the Lake District, Northumberland and the East Coast.
August Cottage is a characterful barn conversion across split levels providing flexible and quirky family living accommodation. The property is accessed up stone steps and through the front door into the kitchen, which has oak flooring and partially tiled walls. There are a range of wall and base mounted units with an integral oven with extractor over and an integral under counter fridge. There is space room for a dining table and chairs.
Stairs lead down to the living room which has an open fire with a tile hearth and rustic solid wood mantle. At the bottom of the stairs is a door leading to a porch out to a paved seating area at the side of the property. French doors open into the conservatory that has ample space for furniture and windows to three sides with a French door to one side enjoying views of the gardens and the Teesdale countryside.
From the kitchen stairs rise to a double bedroom and airing cupboard. The bedroom has exposed wooden beams and a low level cottage style window to the side of the property.
A door from the kitchen leads through to the inner hall off which is the family bathroom which has a slate mosaic floor, white suite comprising shower cubicle, full length bath, WC and wash hand basin. The walls are partially tiled with a dado rail completing the look.
The master bedroom is a spacious double room with a dormer window taking in views of the Teesdale landscape. There is useful and accessible storage in the eaves.
Off the inner hall is a large storage cupboard currently housing some white goods though having the potential to be used as a small study area.
At the end of the hallway is a double bedroom with stairs rising into a further room with a Velux window.
3.41m x 3.90m (11' 2" x 12' 10")
3.42m x 4.33m (11' 3" x 14' 2")
3.31m x 3.67m (10' 10" x 12')
5.42m x 4.31m (17' 9" x 14' 2")
2.66m x 4.14m (8' 9" x 13' 7")
3.46m x 2.59m (11' 4" x 8' 6")
5.63m x 4.12m (18' 6" x 13' 6")
The property is approached along a lane with a gated entrance to the driveway of the property. A gravel drive sweeps past the garage towards the property and gardens. The garage is situated below the master bedroom and houses a utility room with WC, a boiler room and a coal bunker is located just outside the garage. Steps alongside the garage lead up to the oil tank and secure shed, a further detached garage sits across the lane.
The gravelled area flows around the side of the property to a paved patio area at the front and to a seating area at the far side of the property with original cobbles up the hill next to the property. Steps from the patio lead down to a studio/office with an electric supply, and to a gate into the paddock. From the studio a path leads to a lawned area with flower and shrub borders and a summerhouse. This particular area of the garden enjoys the fabulous panoramic views of the Teesdale countryside. A gravel path leads through an ivy archway to a door which has a practical potting and storage area enclosed behind. A mature woodland area has a path leading through the trees to a seating area and an excellent playhouse which has an electric supply. Steps return to the gravel driveway.
There is vehicular access off the lane to the paddock which extends to 0.28Ha (0.7Ac) and benefits from a timber field shelter and store.
The property is currently rated ‘F’.
From the centre of Barnard Castle proceed up Galgate turning left onto Harmire Road after approximately half a mile.
Continue out of town past the golf course and follow the road over Folly Top. Head down the bank turn right towards Stanhope and proceed into the village of Eggleston. Continue through the village heading passing ‘The Moorcock’ public house, as you leave the village take a left hand turn identified by a George F White sign.
Continue down this road until you reach a ‘t’ junction turn left and follow the track through a gate, and the property is located on the right identified by a George F White for sale board sign.