Offers Over £450,000
Bee Cottage Farmhouse, Rowley
Consett, County Durham
- Currently used as a guest house with 8 letting bedrooms and entertaining space
- Good access to road networks
- Large six bedroom farmhouse
- Outbuildings for additional storage
- Rural location with far reaching countryside views from most aspects
- Spacious gardens, grounds and parking
- Three bedroom annexe
Large six bedroom farmhouse with additional three bedroom annexe. Spacious gardens, grounds and parking with business opportunity. Currently used as a guest house with eight letting bedrooms and entertaining space.
An attractive detached property which has been used as a guest house over recent years having in total six bedrooms and five reception rooms, together with additional self contained accommodation all set in a quiet rural location with good access links.
The main entrance opens into a reception hallway off which is are two ground floor WC and additional store cupboard.
The cosy and welcoming sitting room boasts an attractive period fireplace and both garden rooms are accessed via this room. To the left a square garden room provides a bright an airy space over looking the garden and beyond to open countryside. The garden room to the front has a curved window overlooking the formal gardens enclosed by dry stone wall and enjoying the easterly aspect. This provides a perfect room for dining or entertaining.
Another good size square reception room is currently utilised as a more informal TV room/snug and enjoys the same bright aspect and view over the garden through the splayed bay window.
The kitchen runs a good breadth of the property to the rear and is well proportioned having a range of storage units and space for large commercial appliances.
To the far end is the practical rear lobby, a great space for utilising as a boot room and an addition utility room or laundry has windows to 3 elevations while numerous cupboards provide a further wealth of storage.
Stairs accessed just off the TV room, rise to the first floor. Here there are 5 well proportioned en suite bedrooms each with shower cubicle, wash hand basin and WCs. The two rooms to the front of the property enjoy stunning far reaching open views whilst to the rear the quaint low level windows look out over the courtyard and enjoy views of the small wooded paddock at the rear.
To the far end of the property there is another ground floor reception room with a dual aspect. This bright and airy space has an office area and enjoys views over the garden. Above this via an open riser staircase, is the sixth en suite bedroom. This section of the property is currently used as private accommodation for the owners and is accessed off the kitchen.
To the rear of the property just a few meters across the tarmac yard is the annexe. A single storey building which provides 3 self contained units. Two of these are large en suite bedrooms with the third being a self contained two bedroom apartment with kitchenette and living space. Each of these have their own heating controls and an external door. These are currently being used as guest bedrooms and have been adapted to include a small dining area for breakfast and evening meals.
The property is approached along a private track and through a five bar gate onto the land. The driveway sweeps past the small wooded land on which sits a useful container unit providing additional storage.
Open and largely level lawns wrap around the property to three sides and a walled, lawned garden sits to the front of the property bordered by mature shrubs. This is a relatively sheltered area which provides a very pleasant outlook from the principal rooms of the property.
There is a large timber garage complete with storage room to the rear and a good size tarmac area provides ample private parking.
Energy Performance Certificate
The main house currently has a rating of F.
The annexe currently has a rating of E.
Travelling north on the A68 from Tow Law towards Consett for approximately 5 miles, proceed up Nanny Goat Bank and turn left at the cross roads at the top of the hill. Proceed along the lane travelling straight on when reaching a stone built farmhouse on your right hand side. After approximately 200 yards before proceeding through a gateway ahead of you turn left onto the drive way for Bee Cottage Farm.
1. The neighbouring property benefits from a right of access to inspect and maintain their external walls adjoining the property.
2. Wind turbines are visible in the far distance from the property.
3. The property benefits from the right of access to the LPG tank located on neighbouring land.
4. There is a public footpath which runs along the driveway to the property, before crossing the wall and exiting the land to the north west.
5. There is a Covenant on the property which restricts the use to a dwelling house, guest house or tourist accommodation only.
It is understood that the property benefits form mains electricity and water and that drainage is to a septic tank. The property is heated by an LPG boiler in the main house and one LPG boiler in the annexe. A satellite dish has been installed to provide a broadband connection.
The owners accommodation currently falls within council tax band A. The remainder of the property is subject to business rates and currently qualifies for small business rate relief.