Property Summary

Guide Price £425,000

  • 6 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 3 Reception Rooms
  • 5.03 Acres

Branch Details

Barnard Castle

01833 690390

14c, Harmire Enterprise Park, DL12 8BN

Bowden House, Helmington Row

Crook, County Durham

    Key Features

  • Distinctive detached farmhouse with adjoining grazing land
  • Off road parking for a number of vehicles, plus garage
  • Six generous bedrooms
  • Sought after location, close to transport links and local beauty spots
  • Superb open views of local countryside and beyond
  • Three large stables, along with four useful hay stores
  • Three reception rooms
  • Well established landscaped gardens to side
  • Whole site extending to approximately 2.04 Ha (5.03 Ac)

Bowden House is an impressive property filled with an abundance of charm and character, benefiting from three reception rooms and six bedrooms. The whole site extends to approximately 2.04 Ha (5.03Ac) and boasts three large stables.

Bowden House is an impressive property filled with an abundance of charm and character, and presents a unique and rare opportunity to acquire a stone built former public house. Dating back to the 1800s, the property offers an interesting history and enjoys exceptional views over surrounding open countryside and beyond. This astounding property also offers six generously proportioned bedrooms, well maintained gardens, off road parking for a number of vehicles and a range of useful hay stores. The whole site extends to approximately 2.04 Ha (5.03Ac) and boasts three stables which benefit from electricity and water making it ideal for a variety of purchasers, in particular those with agricultural or equestrian interests, as the property is located close to Stonechester Equestrian Centre.

The main entrance is to the front of the property through a hand crafted mahogany door which leads into the reception hallway and benefits from a downstairs WC. Located to the left hand side is the well proportioned living room which is flooded with natural light courtesy of the large UPVC double glazed window enjoying views to the front aspect and onto the golf course. Featuring cork flooring throughout, this generous room also benefits from a wood burning stove set within an inglenook with wooden mantel over.

From the living room and accessed via double, hand crafted mahogany doors is the dining room which is situated to the rear and features a large UPVC double glazed picture window which provides views over the property’s stables, land and surrounding countryside.

Returning to the entrance hallway and situated to the right hand side lies the superb open plan kitchen/snug which benefits from ceramic flooring throughout and is well lit courtesy of the dual aspect.

The kitchen benefits from a range of bespoke hand crafted base and wall mounted storage units, an electric oven and four ring hob with a stainless steel extractor fan over. Featuring bespoke work surfaces and hand painted tiles to splash back areas, this light and airy room also benefits from space for freestanding appliances such as a fridge/freeze and dishwasher. The snug is a flexible space which could be utilised as a dining room or study and also features a wood burning stove set within an impressive inglenook with wooden mantel over.

From the snug and located to the rear is the useful utility room which benefits from a UPVC double glazed window, laminate working surfaces, a stainless steel sink and ample space for freestanding appliances. Accessed from the utility room is the spacious UPVC and brick constructed conservatory which would make an ideal seating area. There is also entry to the side gardens and rear land.

Leading back to the entrance hallway, stairs rise to the spacious first floor landing which allows access to all further accommodation, along with access to the boarded loft space for storage. The master bedroom is a well proportioned double which benefits from partial ensuite facilities comprising of a shower cubicle with mains fed shower and a porcelain sink set upon a bespoke, handmade vanity unit. Facing the front aspect and featuring a large UPVC double glazed window, this excellent room also benefits from built in floor to ceiling wardrobes.

The second and third bedrooms are also good sized doubles one of which is situated to the front and features a UPVC double glazed window along with a walk in dressing room, whereas the other faces the rear. The fourth and fifth bedrooms are large doubles which benefit from built in storage cupboards and a UPVC double glazed window to front and rear. The sixth bedroom is a single with a UPVC double glazed window to the side, enjoying views over the well maintained private gardens.

The family bathroom has recently been refurbished and is fitted with a modern suite comprising of a panel enclosed bath, along with a large shower cubicle with mains fed shower, wash hand basin set upon a pedestal and a low level WC, whilst the walls are tiled with stone effect tiles with a decorative mosaic border and the floor is laid with wooden effect laminate. There is also a UPVC double glazed window which enjoys picturesque views over Weardale.

To the front of the property there is an area of hardstanding for ample off road parking, along with a garage which also benefits from electricity as well as an electric charging point for vehicles. To the side is the pleasant landscaped gardens which are generous in size and are fence enclosed. Boasting a range of mature trees which add to the privacy, there is also raised flowering borders and a delightful pond attracting wildlife. There is access to the stabling yard and land from here.

Land and Buildings
From the side garden a gate provides access to the stabling yard which benefits from access to cellar and boiler room, which are useful spaces and could be used for the storage of hay or tack. There is also three stables which benefit from a water and electricity supply, as well as a chicken shed, a further hay store and a large hay barn. The adjoining land is fence enclosed and stock proof, ideally suited to those with equestrian or agricultural interests. The whole site extends to approximately 2.04 Ha (5.03 Ac) and is currently split into five paddocks.

Energy Performance Certificate
This property is currently rated a “E”

1. The property benefits from an oil fired central heating system.
2. The property is fully alarmed and benefits from security lights to the front, sides and rear.
3. The property has benefitted from a new roof and repointing to both gable ends.
4. There is a public foot path which runs to the south of the garden.
5. The access road is adopted.
6. There is a wayleave agreement in place for the power lines which run through the property. It is understood that the vendors receive approximately £100.00 per annum for this agreement.

Proceed through Crook heading towards Willington and on entering Helmington Row take the left hand turning, continue straight heading towards the Golf Course and the subject property can be found set back on the right hand side identified by the “George F White” for sale board.