Guide Price £499,950
- 3 Bedrooms
- 2 Bathrooms
- 3 Reception Rooms
- 3.37 Acres
Church House Farm, Stotsfieldburn
Rookhope, Bishop Auckland, County Durham
- Charming stone built Farmhouse set in 1.36Ha (3.37Ac) of pasture land
- Detached double garage with versatile room above
- Situated within a picturesque location with stunning views
- Sympathetically restored, retaining original features and character throughout
- Three bedrooms, master with en-suite facilities
- Three reception rooms plus dining kitchen
A sympathetically restored, three bedroom stone built Farmhouse set in 1.36Ha (3.37Ac) of pasture land. Retains original features and character throughout.
Church House Farm is a beautifully presented Farmhouse which has been sympathetically restored by its current owner to provide a unique family home filled with an abundance of charm and character. The property is pleasantly situated amidst open countryside and adjacent to Rookhope Burn, and offers flexible living accommodation. The property is set in 1.36Ha (3.37Ac) of pasture land and would therefore suit those with agricultural or equestrian interests.
The main entrance to the property is via a traditional wooden door and leads into the dining room, which is a well proportioned and versatile reception room which would lend itself to a number of uses. The focal point to the room is the impressive stone inglenook with a cast iron wood burning stove, whilst a bespoke oak return staircase leads to the first floor accommodation. The floor is laid with flag stones which also benefit from under floor heating, whilst beams to the ceiling contribute to the character of the room. There is also a useful under stair cupboard accessed from the dining room.
Leading from the dining room, the study can be found. A further versatile reception room, which enjoys a dual aspect to the front and rear elevations which takes in the surrounding countryside views. The flagged stone flooring from the dining room continues into the study, and again features under floor heating, whilst a stone inglenook houses a further cast iron wood multi fuel stove providing a further heat source for the room.
The kitchen is fitted with an extensive range of bespoke country style solid wood base and wall mounted storage units which are topped with solid oak worktops and incorporate a Porcelain Belfast sink with mixer tap. Integral appliances include an under counter fridge and freezer and dishwasher, whilst there is an inglenook providing space for a range cooker with an extractor fan above. Tiled to splashback level, the kitchen also features flagged stone flooring which benefits from under floor heating, whilst attached to the central base unit is an integral U shaped seating area which provides the perfect space for informal dining. The kitchen also enjoys a dual aspect to the front and rear, and benefits from beams to the ceiling as well as space for a wall mounted TV.
The utility room is located to the rear of the property, and is fitted with a range of base units which conceal freestanding appliances. There is an external door from the utility room leading to the rear garden. The ground floor WC is also accessed from the utility room, and is fitted with a low level WC and wash hand basin set upon a pedestal.
The living room completes the ground floor accommodation and enjoys a dual aspect to the front and rear elevations. Featuring impressive arched Cathedral beams to the ceiling, the room includes a cast iron multi fuel stove set within an inglenook. The floor is laid with flag stone flooring which benefits from under floor heating. The ground floor accommodation also benefits from a speaker system which is controlled via a unit in the under stair cupboard.
Returning to the dining room, the bespoke oak return staircase leads to the first floor landing which features arched Cathedral beams to the ceiling. To the right hand side lies the master bedroom, which is a spacious double enjoying a dual aspect to the front and rear. The master bedroom is complemented by the impressive arched Cathedral beams and wooden flooring, and includes a range of fitted wardrobes. The master bedroom is also serviced by en-suite facilities which comprise of a low level WC, wash hand basin set upon a pedestal and shower cubicle with mains fed shower.
The second and third bedrooms are further double bedrooms which include wooden flooring and beams to the ceiling. Both bedrooms are also light and airy and enjoy a front aspect view.
The family bathroom is fitted with a white suite comprising of a low level WC, wash hand basin set upon a pedestal and freestanding roll top bath with shower head attachment. Heated by a wall hung chrome towel rail, the family bathroom is flooded with natural light courtesy of the Velux window.
Dining Room - 4.44m x 5.68m (14' 7" x 18' 8")
Study - 3.49m x 4.75m (11' 5" x 15' 7")
Kitchen - 4.57m x 4.60m (15' x 15' 1")
Living Room - 4.33m x 4.11m (14' 2" x 13' 6")
Master Bedroom - 4.63m x 4.69m (15' 2" x 15' 5")
Master En-Suite - 2.65m x 1.11m (8' 8" x 3' 8")
Bedroom Two - 2.65m x 1.11m (8' 8" x 3' 8")
Bedroom Three - 2.92m x 3.53m (9' 7" x 11' 7")
Family Bathroom - 2.27m x 1.72m (7' 5" x 5' 8")
The property is approached by a gravelled driveway which leads to the front of the property, where there is ample off road parking for numerous vehicles. There is also a detached double garage, with a useful room above which is currently utilised as a home gym, however would lend itself to a number of uses, including an office for those who work from home. To the rear is a pleasant fence enclosed garden which is predominantly laid to lawn and incorporates a patio area ideally suited to entertaining. The property is set in pasture land extending to 1.36Ha (3.37Ac), ideal for those with agricultural or equestrian interests.
Energy Performance Certificate
This property is currently rated D.
Travelling from Wolsingham head west on the A689 for approximately 9 miles travelling through the villages of Frosterley, Stanhope and on to Eastgate. On reaching the Cross Keys public house, turn right signposted for Rookhope and travel for a further 3 miles. The entrance to the property is located on the left hand side before reaching the village.
1. A public footpath exists over land belonging to the property.
2. The property benefits from a private septic tank drainage system and spring water supply.
3. The heating system is powered by an air source heat pump.
4. The access bridge to the property is owned and maintained by Northumbrian Water.
5. The field accessed from the public highway is jointly owned and maintained by Northumbrian Water, a neighbouring farm and Church House Farm.