Guide price £280,0006 Bedrooms 3 Reception Rooms
• Self sufficient farmhouse with annexe requiring renovation • Exceptionally spacious detached 4 bedroom family home • 2 reception rooms plus kitchen and utility • Additional annexed accommodation • Workshop, garage and additional outbuildings
Botany Farmhouse is situated in Baldersdale which is dominated by Hury, Blackton and Balderhead reservoirs. The tranquil and rural setting belies the relative convenience of the location being just a few miles from the villages of Cotherstone and Romaldkirk beyond which lies the historic market town of Barnard Castle. Many of the renowned beauty spots of Teesdale are within a short drive of the property and include the attractions of North Yorkshire, the Lake District, Weardale and Northumberland.
For the commuter the A66, A67 and A1(M) provides links to 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.
Botany Farmhouse is a striking property which occupies a rural location with open views. The property comprises a beautiful traditional farm house, separate annexe cottage, workshop/garage and gardens. The property requires updating but offers the potential to create a fabulous family home.
A wooden door leads into the side entrance hall having doors leading to the utility room/boot room and kitchen.
The kitchen is fitted with base and wall mounted storage units, large inglenook fireplace with Aga and a window over looking the side garden. There is ample space for a breakfast table and chairs and a door which leads into the inner hall.
From the traditional grand inner hall doors lead off to the remaining living accommodation, downstairs WC and there is access to the front of the property via the original entrance door.
There are two spacious and square reception rooms, both with high ceilings, fireplaces and views over the neighbouring scenery.
The staircase leads up to the first floor where there are three double bedrooms and a further single bedroom, all of the bedrooms enjoy views over open countryside. To the first floor there is a family bathroom and a separate shower room/WC.
The annexe offers excellent additional accommodation which complements the main farmhouse. Subject to obtaining the necessary consents the annexe could be utilised as a holiday cottage.
A stable door leads from the patio area into the entrance hall which provides access to the good size living room, kitchen and shower room/WC. To the first floor there are two double bedrooms, one with a feature fireplace with cast iron insert.
Botany Farmhouse Measurements
4.83m x 4.59m (15′ 10″ x 15′ 1″)
4.83m x 4.70m (15′ 10″ x 15′ 5″)
4.23m x 3.95m (13′ 11″ x 13′)
4.80m x 4.62m (15′ 9″ x 15′ 2″)
4.86m x 3.56m (15′ 11″ x 11′ 8″)
4.23m x 2.87m (13′ 11″ x 9′ 5″)
3.68m x 3.50m (12′ 1″ x 11′ 6″)
Botany Farmhouse Annexe Measurements
Annexe Living Room
4.34m x 4.76m (14′ 3″ x 15′ 7″)
4.30m x 2.71m (14′ 1″ x 8′ 11″)
Annexe Bedroom One
4.38m x 4.68m (14′ 4″ x 15′ 4″)
Annexe Bedroom Two
3.06m x 4.78m (10′ x 15′ 8″)
A wooden gate leads from the road into the gravelled driveway and in turn into the attractive horse shoe of buildings. The gravelled driveway provides parking for several vehicles and has laid lawn adjoining creating a central low maintenance garden.
To the side of the main farmhouse is an additional garden area with access to a vegetable patch and lawned path which leads around the front of the property to the eastern elevation where there is a patio area and access to the side entrance door into the main farmhouse.
The property is not on the national grid, the electricity is serviced via solar panels with a back up generator and was previously serviced by a private wind turbine, which is currently switched off and we have been advised by the owner of the property that the turbine will be fully functional prior to the completion of the sale. Drainage is to a septic tank and the water is from a bore hole supply. The main farmhouse is serviced by oil fired central heating and the annexe central heating is serviced by the solid fuel Rayburn, which is located in the kitchen.
Please note the barn attached to the annexe and at the rear of the workshop is not owned by Botany Farmhouse.
From the centre of Barnard Castle proceed down The Bank and over County Bridge bearing round to the right. Proceed through the villages of Lartington and Cotherstone and just before Romaldkirk turn to the left sign posted Hunderthwaite.
Upon reaching the village of Hunderthwaite follow the road through the village and further for another two miles where you will see Hury reservoir on your left hand side and a turning to your right (identified by a George F White for sale board) which has a signpost stating ‘no access to motor vehicles’, turn right onto the adopted road and travel for another mile, you will pass a farm on your right and the road starts to bear to the left up a gradual hill, upon reaching the brow of the hill you will see Botany Farmhouse in front of you.
The Property is currently rated ‘C’
Botany Farmhouse Annexe
The Property is currently rated ‘C’.