Guide Price £499,950
- 5 Bedrooms
- 5.44 Acres
High House Farm, High Stoop
, Tow Law, County Durham
- A range of out buildings including Dutch barn with lean to
- Extensive gardens and grounds
- Land extending to 2.20 Ha (5.44 Acres)
- Natural pond
- Open countryside views
- Rural yet convenient location for commuting
- Spacious five bedroom detached barn conversion
- Two With en suite facilities
Spacious five bedroom detached barn conversion situated within extensive gardens and grounds benefiting from a range of outbuildings with land extending to 2.20 Ha (5.44 Acres).
High House Farm is a stone built spacious detached barn conversion with accommodation similar to that of a large family dormer bungalow lying one mile from Tow Law. Originally a byre, this sensitive conversion nestles amongst a small complex of farmhouse and other traditional farm buildings which have been individually restored over the years, and now create a small community in their own right. That aside, the property with its extensive gardens and grounds and well thought out planting has an enormous amount of privacy and space.
The formal entrance to the property opens to a wide and light reception hallway with double doors opening to the sitting room. This room has a large stone chimney breast to one wall which houses a double-sided, open-grate fireplace complete with American, chain mail, curtain fire guard which is an interesting and practical feature.
There are full height book shelves to one wall and beams line the ceiling adding to the character and feel of the property. The floor is laid with beech effect laminate flooring.
Double doors open into the dining hall, another well proportioned room having the benefit of the double sided fireplace screened by an inset stove door, The laminate flooring continues into this room, as do the feature beams and the room accommodates large dining furniture.
A floor to ceiling glazed archway with door leads into the conservatory from both here and the sitting room linking the rooms beautifully and creating a wonderful flow of space for entertaining. The solid hard wood conservatory was added to the property approximately XX years ago and a great addition to the reception room space. There is a bay for dining furniture together with a door out to the driveway and garden and fitted blinds together with heaters help control the temperature.
The kitchen is fitted with a range of matching base and wall mounted storage units configured predominantly in an L shaped to provide space for a breakfasting table and chairs in the centre. There is a free standing cooker and additional integral hob both sat under a hooded extractor fan and extensive storage. The room is bright courtesy of the two windows which overlook the gardens.
To the rear of the kitchen lies the utility room. A good size room which houses the hot water tank and oil fired boiler. There is plumbing here for washing machine and power points for tumble drier and additional fridges and freezers if required.
To the far end of the property is the large porch. This room has access to both the front and rear gardens meaning it is practical for more every day use. The floor is tiled and there are built in cupboards together with a good amount of space to hang coats and store boots. There is a ground floor WC.
Returning to the reception hallway the two ground floor bedroom suites are found. The master lies to the far end of the property and windows over look the gardens. The room is complemented by extensive fitted wardrobes space and is a spacious room easily accommodating a king size bed. The Lshaped en suite has a white suite which comprises a wash hand basin set within a large useful vanity unit, low level WC and corner bath with electric shower over. A frosted window opens to the outside.
The second bedroom suite includes another well proportioned double room with window to the rear of the property and an en suite bathroom comprises Pergamon suite with low level WC, wash hand basin and full length bath with shower over.
To the first floor a part galleried landing accesses the remaining three bedrooms and bathroom accommodation.
Positioned above the kitchen is a big double bedroom with sloping ceilings and large Velux window. A second double bedroom of very similar proportions mirrors this at the other end of the hall way, while a good size family bathroom complete with corner bath, separate shower cubicle and wash hand basin and the third good size double bedroom sit between the two. To the rear of the property at first floor level there are two walk in wardrobe and linen cupboards which is useful storage that conclude the main first floor accommodation.
Conservatory (2.27 x 7.32) + (2.58 x 1.15)
Dining Hall 5.15 x 3.96
Kitchen 3.87 x 5.14
Laundry/Utility 2.78 x 2.05
Porch 2.92 x 3.96 max inc WC
Living Room 5.13 x 4.97
Master Bedroom (5.09 x 3.92) + (1.18 x 1.66)
En suite (1.62 x 3.94) + (2.13 x 1.01)
Bedroom 2 4.85 x 2.77
Ensuite 2 1.67 x 2.09
Bedroom 3 4.09 x 5.32
Bathroom 2.97 x 4.00
Bedroom 4 2.83 x 4.97
Bedroom 5 4.07 x 5.19
The property is approached over a shared driveway into the development off the main road. The lane sweeps round and into the property giving access to both the barn and the parking area for the house.
The gardens are predominantly laid to lawn and various areas have been created using tree planting and hedge rows. Immediately to the front of the house the private gravel driveway passes by to an additional access point and beyond this is the more ornamental of the garden with raised beds, mature trees and shrubs attracting lots of nature from which to watch and enjoy from the conservatory. A large green house with wood burning stove is located here and other vegetable patches intersperse the lawn. To one side a timber workshop with power, lighting and water is secluded by Leylandii. An orchard containing productive fruit trees and a large lawn ideal for children to play is fenced and separates the garden from the land. There is an additional walled kitchen garden situated across the shared lane.
The plot sits amidst grazing land surrounding the property on two sides and stretching up to the main road there is (2.20 Ha (5.44 Ac) in all including pasture land with a natural pond and open views across the countryside. The Dutch barn has access from both the land and the yard on the road access side. A lean to stretches the full length of one side benefitting from a concrete floor.
Energy Performance Certificate
The property is currently rated F.
From the centre of Tow law proceed north on the A68. After leaving the village turn right immediately after The Brown Horse public house and follow the road towards the village of Satley. The road bends and sweeps right and the entrance to the development is on the right hand side identified by a for sale board. Follow the lane into the development and bear left before continuing straight on where the driveway and parking area will be found in front of you.
It is understood that the property is serviced by mains electricity and water and that drainage is to a septic tank. The property has oil fired central heating and an open fire.
There is a section of driveway which is owned by the property over which a right of access exists to the neighbouring properties. There is a shared maintenance responsibility for this driveway with all parties contributing to the cost of upkeep as and when required.
Wind turbines are located on neighbouring land and are visible from the property.
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