Property Summary

Guide Price £1,350,000

  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 5 Reception Rooms
  • 121.34 Acres

Branch Details

Barnard Castle

01833 690390

14c, Harmire Enterprise Park, DL12 8BN

Embleton Old Hall, Nr Sedgefield

County Durham

    Key Features

  • An impressive detached, Victorian Farmhouse
  • Four double bedrooms, master with en-suite facilities and dressing room
  • Full site extending to 49.1 Ha (121.34 Ac)
  • Outdoor heated swimming pool
  • Range of useful outbuildings and equestrian facilities
  • Rural, yet accessible location
  • Six reception rooms

An impressive detached, Victorian Farmhouse with four double bedrooms. Full site extending to 49.1 Hectares (121.34 Acres) with a range of useful outbuildings, equestrian facilities and outdoor heated swimming pool.

The Property
Embleton Old Hall is a charming property filled with character and steeped with interesting history. The original part of the property was built in the 1700s, and was formerly a part of Lord Londonderry’s Estate. Boasting many impressive original features throughout, the property has been sympathetically decorated and restored in order to remain in keeping with the style of the property. Situated in a private, secure yet accessible location, the property benefits from approximately 49.1 Hectares (121.34 Acres) of quality arable and grazing land, a range of useful buildings, equestrian facilities and an outdoor heated swimming pool.

The main entrance to the property is located to the front elevation, and is accessed via a wooden half glazed door under a Victorian style portico providing a grand and interesting detail to the frontage. The entrance hallway is laid with stripped wooden flooring, and features original cornicing to the ceiling.

To the right hand side, lies the drawing room which is light and airy courtesy of the bay window to the front elevation having reclaimed sash windows. Accessed via an original wooden door with original art nouveau finger plates, the drawing room is completed by picture rails and high ceilings which contribute to the overall character of the room, whilst the focal point is the impressive cast iron fireplace with open grate, wooden surround and granite hearth.

Leading from the drawing room is the family room which lies within the original part of the building and has a cosy feel, featuring a brick inglenook with open grate fire, bespoke cast iron hood and quarry tiled hearth, there is a range of fitted shelving and cupboard space within the alcoves.

Accessed from the family room is the reception hall and study, which benefit from external access to the rear of the property. Previously used as office space, these rooms present a potential opportunity to create annexed accommodation, subject to the necessary consents, which once converted could suit dependent relatives or teenage children.

Returning to the entrance hallway, the dining room lies to the left hand and is a spacious reception room mirroring the drawing room, and also located to the front of the property. Light and airy courtesy of the bay window with reclaimed sash windows, the dining room features an open grate cast iron fireplace with Mahogany surround with impressive detailing and tiled hearth.

The garden room is accessed from the dining room, and overlooks the well maintained and extensive lawned gardens. Laid with white wooden effect laminate flooring, French doors provide external access. This is a calming and inviting space from which to enjoy views over the grounds year round.

The kitchen is located to the rear of the property, and is fitted with a range of Farmhouse style base and wall mounted storage units. Topped with contrasting work surfaces which incorporate a stainless steel sink with mixer tap and drainer unit, the kitchen features an oil fired AGA. The kitchen is flooded with natural light courtesy of the dual aspect.

The kitchen is serviced by a useful utility room, comprising of a range of base units topped with contrasting work surfaces which incorporate a stainless steel sink. Featuring practical, tiled flooring, there is space, power and plumbing for additional freestanding appliances. External access can also be granted to the rear of the property from here.

The shower room completes the ground floor accommodation, and comprises low level WC, wash hand basin set upon a pedestal and shower cubicle with mains fed shower.

Returning to the entrance hallway, a return staircase rises to the first floor landing. The master bedroom is a well proportioned double which enjoys a pleasant outlook overlooking the front gardens and the property’s land. Featuring a cast iron feature fireplace and high ceilings which emphasise the spaciousness, the master bedroom is serviced by en suite facilities and a walk in wardrobe. Steps from the master bedroom with recessed LED lighting lead down to the en suite, which comprises low level WC, wash hand basin set upon a pedestal and freestanding roll top bath with mains fed shower over. The walk in wardrobe is accessed off the en suite and is fitted with a range of fitted storage, shelving and dressing table designed and installed by Strachan's Furniture Makers known for their precision and elegance.

The second bedroom is a further well proportioned double, featuring a cast iron feature fireplace and fitted storage cupboards with original wooden doors. Located to the front elevation, the second bedroom absorbs panoramic views.

The third bedroom is a further double situated to the rear of the property looking out to the courtyard, whilst the fourth is also a double room to the front elevation, ideally suited to a home office or nursery.

The family bathroom completes the accommodation, and is fitted with a white suite comprising low level WC, wash hand basin set upon a pedestal and panel enclosed bath with mains fed shower over. Heated by a chrome towel rail, the family bathroom features wooden effect linoleum flooring and an airing cupboard.

The driveway benefits from electric gated access and sweeps in and around to the rear of the property where there is an area of hardstanding which provides off road parking for a number of vehicles. Further parking is offered via the garaging and car ports underneath The Granary building. A sheltered and pleasant paved courtyard features a raised water feature and stone pillars which were originally the walls of the former Gin Gang linking the rear of the farmhouse with the traditional buildings.

To the front of the property, there are extensive well established and maintained grounds which are predominantly laid to lawn and include a large pond encouraging nature and wildlife. Bordered by mature hedgerow, there is also a kitchen garden together with an orchard incorporating raised vegetable beds with dwarf hedgerow and a greenhouse suited to the keen gardener and providing the opportunity to increase self sufficiency. To the side of the property is a timber summer house with tiled roof which provides a fantastic entertaining space overlooking the stone flagged sun terrace, heated swimming pool and outdoor equestrian arena.

Land and Buildings
The whole site extends to approximately 49.1 Ha (121.34 Ac) predominantly comprising arable land. There are a useful range of buildings which include an American barn housing six loose boxes with water troughs, with a separate tack room and kennelling facilities. There is also a range of Victorian brick built buildings which could be developed, subject to the necessary consents and include a Granary building with two carports beneath and external stone steps leading to the accommodation above. Adjoining The Granary, a further building is currently used for storage/log store which leads in turn to the ‘party room’, a charming, rustic barn having exposed beams, being open to two storeys with arrow slit windows together with several interesting details to the exposed stone work. This space benefits from electricity and lighting and over the years has hosted many successful social occasions.

Energy Performance Certificate
This property is currently rated ‘F’.

From the A1, take the A689 east towards Hartlepool. Continue past Sedgefield and passed the turning for Butterwick. Upon approaching the footbridge, turn left signposted for Castle Eden walkway. Bear left on the track and proceed for approximately one mile, passed Green Lane Cottage. Immediately after Green Lane Cottage, bear left and follow the track. For those with the benefit of satellite navigation, the postcode for the access is TS22 5NS.

1. The property benefits from an oil fired central heating system, as well as private septic tank drainage.

2. A part of the access track to the property is under third party ownership.

3. There is a gas sub station located adjacent to the access track which is under separate ownership.

4. Please note there are wind turbines within close proximity of the property.

5. The property could be lotted as required. Please contact the office for further information.

6. A neighbouring property benefits from a right of way over the access road under ownership of Embleton Old Hall.

Basic Payment Scheme
The land has been registered with the Rural Payments Agency and is sold with the benefit of 46.74 Non SDA entitlements with which to claim monies through the Basic Payment Scheme.

The Vendor has claimed Basic Payment Scheme monies on the land and will make future applications as appropriate to maintain active usage of the entitlements. The Vendor will undertake to transfer the entitlements to the Purchaser, in accordance with the regulations of the scheme, following completion of the sale; provided that the Purchaser is eligible to qualify for the Basic Payment Scheme. The transfer of entitlements will be co-ordinated by George F White, with a fee of £350 + VAT being chargeable and payable to the Purchaser. The Purchaser is to provide to George F White in writing their SBI number and other business details to enable the entitlements to be transferred.

The Purchaser will be required to indemnify the Vendor against any penalties imposed for any alleged breach of cross compliance rules in respect of the land. The indemnity will also hold that the land will be kept in good agricultural and environmental condition and that they will follow the cross compliance rules of the Basic Payment Scheme.

Sporting & Mineral Rights
The Sporting & Mineral rights are included as far as they are owned.

Wayleaves, Easements & Rights of Way
The property is sold subject to and with the benefit of all rights of way, water, drainage, watercourses and other easements, quasi- or reported easements and other rights of adjoining owners, if any, affecting the same and all existing or proposed Wayleaves or other matters registered by a competent authority subject to statute.

Notwithstanding the above, it is understood that a series of public footpaths and bridleways exist across the land at Embleton Old Hall. The exact routes of these public rights of way can be found using the Definitive Map of Public Rights of Way for County Durham, which is held by Durham County Council.

A series of telegraph poles are also located on the land which are understood to be present on an annual wayleave basis.

Every care has been taken with the preparation of these particulars, but they are for general guidance only and complete accuracy cannot be guaranteed.  If there is any point, which is of particular importance  professional verification should be sought. All dimensions/boundaries are approximate. The mention of fixtures, fittings &/or appliances does not imply they are in full efficient working order. Photographs are provided for general information and you may not republish, retransmit, redistribute or otherwise make the material available to any party or make the same available on any website. These particulars do not constitute a contract or part of a contract.