Guide Price £525,000
- 3 Bedrooms
- 1 Bathroom
- 2 Reception Rooms
- 21.94 Acres
East Lowfield Farm, Bowes
Barnard Castle, County Durham
- A further traditional building with planning permission to create a three bedroom dwelling
- A large three bedroom farmhouse in need of full renovation
- A range of agricultural buildings both traditional and portal frame
- All set in a convenient rural location with open countryside views
- In all extending to approximately 8.88 Ha (21.94 Ac)
- No onward chain
- Stone buildings adjoining the farmhouse having potential for development, subject to consents
BEST AND FINAL OFFERS TO BE MADE BY 12:00 ON 9TH JULY 2021. Large three bedroom farmhouse in need of full renovation, with a range of agricultural buildings both traditional and portal frame. A further traditional building with planning permission to create a three bedroom dwelling - in all extending to approximately 8.88 Ha (21.94 Ac)
The period double fronted farmhouse is south facing and requires a full programme of refurbishment. This traditional property could be developed to provide a superb family home, while the accommodation comprises in brief two spacious reception rooms and kitchen to the ground floor. To the first floor there are three bedrooms and the family bathroom. The property also benefits from an oil fired central heating system and partial UPVc double glazing.
The main entrance opens to a hall and stairway off which two large square reception rooms are found to either side. One having a stove and one with open fire place. The kitchen lies to the rear of the property with views North over open countryside and has a range of units, plumbed sink and ample space for table and chairs. Leading from the kitchen is a boiler room/utility.
To the first floor there are two spacious bedrooms and a further bedroom which lies within the T-fall roof at the rear of the property having limited head room. The bathroom comprises a bath, WC and wash hand basin.
The farmhouse has a small front garden and a rear yard.
Planning permission has been granted for conversion of a traditional stone barn to the East of the entrance into the steading. The planning permission provides for a 3 bedroom residential dwelling. Full documentation can be viewed under planning reference DM/21/00013/PNC on the Durham County Planning Portal.
To the West of the farmhouse there is an L shaped range of single-storey stone byres adjoining which create a sheltered yard area in front of the dwelling. To the east and adjoining the farmhouse is a large two storey stone barn which has potential for conversion to provide additional or ancillary accommodation subject to obtaining the necessary consents. The first floor of the barn is currently accessed via an external stone staircase. Across the yard is a further range of agricultural general purpose modern far buildings. Please see the schedule of buildings on the next page for individual measurements and descriptions.
The land comprising grazing and pastureland surrounds the steading within a ring fence, with the full site extending to approximately 8.88 Ha (21.94 Ac).
A right of way is granted over the area shaded yellow, from the adopted road to point A on the plan enclosed. The buyer will have a shared responsibility to maintain this access.
A66 Road Development Scheme
Highways England is currently developing the A66 Northern Trans-Pennine Project and the indications at the date of these details is that the existing access into the farm directly from the A66 will be stopped up and replaced by a shared private means of access from Bowes Village. Any land owner or occupier of land who has land acquired as part of the proposals can make a claim for compensation, and as part of the sale process it is envisaged that the vendor will agree with any purchaser how and by whom any such a claim would be made.
The land is bounded by a mixture of stone walling and post and wire fencing. The responsibility will lie with the buyer to erect a stock proof fence between points A, B and C on the sale plan enclosed. The buyer will be required to complete this fencing within 3 months of completion of the sale.
Basic Payment Scheme
No Basic Payment Scheme entitlements are included in the sale.
George F. White LLP are able to provide advice regarding Basic Payment Scheme and other rural grants or schemes that may be available if required.
The information below is available online to view and/or download.
DM/21/00013/PNC | Prior Notification for change of use of agricultural building to a dwellinghouse | East Lowfields Bowes Barnard Castle DL12 9JR (durham.gov.uk)
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It is understood that the property is serviced by mains electricity and water and that drainage is to a septic tank. Central heating in the farmhouse is via an oil fired boiler.
The purchaser will be responsible for maintenance of the water apparatus and supply to East Lowfield. Water meters will be fitted to apparatus (currently troughs) on the sellers retained land and the buyer will recharge the cost of water supply to the owner of the adjoining land which is serviced by the East Lowfield main.
The owner of the adjoining land will be responsible for maintenance of water apparatus on their land.
Tenure & Possession
It is understood that the freehold of the property is for sale with vacant possession upon completion.
This property has been certified with an EPC Rating of F.
Durham County Council.
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The buyer will be responsible for the keeping clear and all future maintenance of all drains, drainage channels and culverts located on the land.
Sporting and Fishing Rights
All sporting and fishing rights will be included in the sale insofar as they are owned.
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