Property Summary


Offers Over £775,000

3 Bedrooms 3 Reception Rooms

Branch Details


Wolsingham

01388 529579

wolsingham@georgefwhite.co.uk

8 Front Street, Wolsingham, County Durham, DL13 3AA

Hart Mill Farm

Rare to the market an impressive and characterful detached Farmhouse with Grade II Listed Windmill • Stunning panoramic coastal and countryside views • Three bedrooms • Three reception rooms plus study and breakfasting kitchen • Flexible accommodation throughout • Range of useful outbuildings and stable • Full site extending to approximately 6.4 Ha (15.82 Ac) • No onward chain

The Area
Hart Mill Farm lies in a wonderful rural location, yet in a stones throw from Hartlepool and the east coast. Hartlepool offers a traditional range of amenities including the renowned Marina and retail shopping outlet. The property is also a catchment area for an excellent school in Hart Village and good secondary schools nearby, whilst the surrounding centres of Newcastle, Durham and Middlesbrough provide a further range of facilities – in particular a choice of excellent private schooling. For the commuter the A19 and A1(M) provide links to the major commercial centres of the north east. The east coast main line railway offers further services to the rest of the country complemented by international airports at Newcastle and Durham Tees Valley. Many of the region’s attractions are within easy reach including the delights of North Yorkshire, Northumberland and the east coast.

The Property
Hart Mill Farm is an impressive property filled with an abundance of charm and character, and presents a unique and rare opportunity to acquire a characterful, detached Farmhouse part of which dates back to the 1700s, which has been extended in later years creating a unique and spacious family home with flexible living accommodation throughout.

Owned by the same family since 1968, the property enjoys a pleasant combination of superb countryside and far reaching coastal views stretching as far as Redcar and the Cleveland Hills. Approached via a pleasant, single lane track bordered by mature hedgerow, there is also a range of useful outbuildings and agricultural land with the full site extending to approximately 6.4 Ha (15.82 Ac) as well as a local Landmark, Hart Windmill.

The main entrance to the Farmhouse is approached via a pleasant footpath, leading through the well maintained lawned gardens. The reception foyer features the original, highly detailed stained glass windows which also extends into the secondary double doors leading into the hallway, whilst quarried tiled flooring completes this space. The inner hallway complements the overall character of the property courtesy of the detailed oak wall panelling which also continues into the dining room and first floor landing.

To the left hand side lies the lounge, which is a light and airy room courtesy of the impressive curved bay window with detailed stained glass to the front elevation. The living room is generously proportioned and also benefits from high ceilings with coving and detailed ceiling cornice, whilst the room is heated via a tiled fireplace with matching hearth and surround and an open grate. The potting shed is also accessed from here and offers potential for a stunning sun room or orangery subject to all necessary planning consents. There is also an external pedestrian door directly to the garden. The ground floor accommodation also includes a wet room which comprises of a low level WC, wash hand basin set upon a pedestal and electric shower. An opaque window and cladded walls finished in a neutral stone effect complete the room. The wet room could be converted into a more traditional bathroom if required.

Returning to the inner hallway, to the right hand side is the dining room. A well proportioned and versatile reception room which enjoys a front aspect view overlooking the pleasant lawned gardens. The oak panelling to the walls continues into the dining room from the inner hallway, which also conveniently disguises a useful storage cupboard. In conjunction with the wall panelling, a feature fireplace with brick surround and hearth alongside parquet floor which is under the carpet contributes to the character of the property.

The family room is accessed from the dining room and is of generous proportions, with space for both sitting and dining whilst enjoying superb views to the rear elevation over the adjoining countryside and coastline beyond. There is an impressive feature fireplace with tiered brick surround and hearth which once offered an open fire, in conjunction with the decorative detailing of the sun, moon and stars to the ceiling. The accommodation is incredibly versatile and could be utilised in a number of ways.

Accessed from the family room is the study which would be ideally suited as an office for those who work from home. Enjoying a rear aspect view, the study features storage, as well as a feature fireplace with tiled hearth and surround.

The breakfasting kitchen is accessed from the family room, and is fitted with a range of traditional wall and base mounted storage units, topped with contrasting worktops which incorporate a one and a half bowl sink with drainer unit and mixer tap. Tiled to splashback level, the kitchen also includes an integral electric four ring hob and eye level oven. A breakfast bar provides an ideal space for informal dining, whilst decorative beams to the ceiling complete the kitchen. Attached to the kitchen is a spacious garage which houses a wood burning stove, and could be incorporated into the kitchen to maximise space if required, subject to all necessary consents.

The kitchen is serviced by a useful utility room, which comprises of a range of base and wall mounted storage units, as well as space, power and plumbing for freestanding appliances. External access to the side of the property can also be granted from here.

The ground floor accommodation is completed by a further shower room, which is fitted with a white suite comprising low level WC, wash hand basin set upon a pedestal and double shower cubicle with mains fed shower.

Returning to the inner hallway, stairs rise to the first floor landing which is flooded with natural light courtesy of the picture window overlooking the rear elevation and countryside beyond. There is majestic oak panelling to the walls which continues from the entrance hallway to the first floor.

Steps lead up to the master bedroom from the first floor landing, which is a large double bedroom enjoying a triple aspect, with a stunning curved bay window with detailed stained glass overlooking the front and side elevations, as well as a further window to the rear flooding the room with natural light. The master bedroom also includes a feature fireplace with tiled surround and hearth, and benefits from a separate WC and wall hung wash hand basin, and includes a feature hexagonal window.

The second bedroom is also accessed via steps up from the landing and is a generously proportioned double, benefitting from high ceilings and a further feature fireplace with tiled surround and hearth. Benefitting from a dual aspect, the second bedroom also offers a separate WC and wall hung wash hand basin. The third bedroom is a single situated to the front of the property, and provides access to one of the loft spaces.

Hart Mill

Hart Windmill is a Grade II Listed local land mark which dates back to 1314, however its current structure is from the early 1800s. It is believed that the Mill was constructed from stone from an historic quarry in the field adjacent to the Mill itself within the boundaries of the property, it has however subsequently been filled. Built on one of the highest points in the area, Hart Windmill was used as a navigational guide to ships attempting to make safe entry into Hartlepool harbour. The windmill was subject to a restoration project in 1991 which included the refurbishment on the timber fantail carriage, break wheel, wind shaft, cross and sails. Hart Mill offers an exciting venture to any buyer to either restore the former beauty of the Mill or investigate a residential development opportunity (subject to all planning and listed building consents).Adjacent to the mill are the remains’ of two former granaries, of which the ground floor walls and some first floor walls remain. There is also in the region of 15 window openings remaining, also making this an ideal opportunity to explore both development or restoration of these once notorious local attractions (subject to all necessary consents).

Measurements
Lounge
4.87m x 4.52m (16' x 14' 10")
Wet Room
Dining Room
4.87m x 4.02m (16' x 13' 2")
Family Room
6.55m x 3.68m (21' 6" x 12' 1") 5.35m x 2.50m (17'7" x 8'2")
Study
2.68m x 3.68m (8' 10" x 12' 1")
Breakfasting Kitchen
4.39m x 6.28m (14' 5" x 20' 7")
Utility
Shower Room
Master Bedroom
5.09m x 4.14m (16' 8" x 13' 7")
En-suite
Bedroom Two
5.10m x 4.49m (16' 9" x 14' 9")
En-suite
Bedroom Three
2.64m x 2.48m (8' 8" x 8' 2")
Externally
Pleasant, extensive gardens surround the property and are predominantly laid to lawn, incorporating a range of mature shrubbery and trees. To the rear of the property is a patio area which enjoys superb views overlooking the adjoining countryside and coastline beyond, as well as a further outhouse attached to the property. There is also ample off road parking to the front of the property, whilst the property also benefits from a range of useful outbuildings. Attached to the property is a garage/workshop which houses the multi fuel stove and provides a secondary heating source to the property. As well as this, there is a further stone built workshop which also incorporates an inspection pit, this is alongside a breeze block constructed stable which offer two boxes. Hart Windmill, a former local landmark, is also located within the grounds of the property, and could be ripe for development subject to the necessary consents. A further large, useful agricultural building completes the external storage space, whilst the property also benefits from agricultural land situated to the Northern and Southern elevations of the property. The site in its entirety extends to approximately 6.4 Ha (15.82 Ac).
(EPC) EEC Only
This property is currently rated ‘F’.
Notes
1. The property benefits from a private septic tank drainage system.
2. Hart Windmill is Grade II Listed.
3. The property benefits from a oil fired central heating system, whilst a part of the property is also connected to a multi fuel system, fired by a stove within the attached garage.
4. Situated adjacent to the property is a Quarry.
5. The property has a mixture of single and double glazed windows.
6. The property was completely rewired in 2014.
Viewing
Viewings are strictly by prior appointment only with the Wolsingham office of George F White. Please contact us on 01388 529579 or alternatively wolsingham@georgefwhite.co.uk for further information.
Directions
From the A19 to Hartlepool, take the A179 towards Hart. Proceed on the A179, passing the exit into Hart Village and turn right before reaching the roundabout, and the single lane track to the subject property is on the left hand side.

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