Guide price £835,0005 Bedrooms 3 Reception Rooms
Hillside Farm, Front Street
Conveniently located equestrian property
• Grounds totalling 9.31 Ha (23.01 Ac) • Deceptively spacious modern farmhouse • 5 Double bedrooms with 3 en suite bathrooms • Equestrian facilities with arena, loose boxes and hard standing • Permission to create a detached garage
Ingleton is a popular village lying to the west of Darlington, ideally placed for access to the A67, A68, A66 and A1 (M). The village supports a thriving primary school, church and public house with a supplementary range of amenities being found within the neighbouring villages of Staindrop and Gainford. The surrounding market towns of Darlington, Barnard Castle and Bishop Auckland provide further shopping, recreational and educational facilities and there are excellent links with the major commercial centres of the North East.
Darlington Mainline Railway Station and Durham Tees Valley International Airport provide further communications with the rest of the country.
Many renowned beauty spots are within a short drive, beyond which can be found the delights of North Yorkshire, Teesdale, Weardale, the Lake District, Northumberland and the East Coast.
Hillside Farm is a deceptively spacious, modern farmhouse which has been altered, extended and fully renovated over recent years to create a beautiful family property which offers flexible accommodation with the benefit of gas fired central heating and double glazing throughout. Located behind the farmhouse there is a range of agricultural/equestrian buildings, stables, manege and land extending to 8.74 Ha (21.58 Ac) which together creates an excellent small holding/equestrian property.
A solid wooden entrance door leads into the entrance hall with solid wood flooring and staircase to the first floor. There are doors to either hand which provide access to the living room and snug.
The living room lies to the front of the property and is a spacious room with three windows which look out over the front garden. There is a feature fireplace with brick and timber surround and a stone hearth with an inset multi-fuel stove. From the living room an additional door provides access into the kitchen.
The snug is a further reception room which lies to the front of the property having views over the front garden and village, solid wooden flooring and fitted storage cupboards as well as a further door which leads into the kitchen.
The open plan family living/dining kitchen lies to the rear of the property and is the family hub. The kitchen is fitted with a comprehensive range of quality bespoke solid wood units with contrasting granite worktops. There is a double ceramic sink, integrated dishwasher and space for a large American style refrigerator/freezer along with a Falcon range style cooker with double ovens and five gas burner rings. The central island unit has sink and breakfast bar together with further cupboard space. Ceramic tiled flooring with under floor heating runs throughout the kitchen dining area.
The dining area provides ample space for a family dining table and chairs with an opening which leads into the large living area. The living area is a flexible space which is bright and airy having windows to two elevations, French doors leading out to the rear courtyard and four roof lights. This area is currently utilised as an additional sitting area and makes a fantastic entertaining space but could also be used as an additional dining area or playroom.
Located off the kitchen is a useful utility room with multi fuel stove, which services the heating for the first and second floors. There are fitted cupboards with solid wooden working surfaces, Belfast sink and space for a washing machine. There is access to the downstairs WC and a further door which leads out to the rear courtyard.
A staircase from the entrance hall leads to the spacious and light first floor landing where doors radiate off to three of the bedrooms and the house bathroom/WC. The stairs continue up to the second floor and the master suite.
To the first floor there are three good sized double bedrooms, two of which have en suites. One with a roll top bath and one with a large walk in shower. The family bathroom is also located on the first floor and is a generous room which is partially tiled and fitted with a freestanding bath, large walk-in shower cubicle, WC and feature hand wash basin.
The master suite comprises a large bedroom, bathroom and walk in wardrobe. The bedroom is a bright room having a dual aspect and views to the front and rear of the property, space for bedroom furniture and a sitting area. Across the landing is the spacious en suite bathroom which is partially tiled and fitted with a freestanding roll top bath, large walk in shower, hand wash basin and WC. A door from the bathroom leads into the walk-in wardrobe which is fitted with a range of shelves and hanging rails.
4.94m x 7.02m (16' 2" x 23')
4.55m x 11.80m (14' 11" x 38' 9")
5.91m x 5.33m (19' 5" x 17' 6")
7.24m x 2.93m (23' 9" x 9' 7")
4.79m x 3.67m (15' 9" x 12')
En Suite Shower Room
3.45m x 4.90m (11' 4" x 16' 1")
En Suite Bathroom
4.53m x 2.42m (14' 10" x 7' 11")
3.90m x 2.67m (12' 10" x 8' 9")
4.39m x 6.35m (14' 5" x 20' 10")
En Suite Bathroom
To the front of the property is an enclosed lawned garden with stone steps and path leading from the public footpath to the front door. There is pedestrian access around to the rear of the property where there is an enclosed courtyard. The private courtyard is a wonderful outdoor entertaining area having access to the property and a gate which leads out to the rear yard and parking area.
Vehicular access to the rear of the property is through the neighbouring cul de sac and leads in to a large hard standing area with ample space for parking and easy access to the buildings and land.
Land and Outbuildings
Located to the rear of the property is a range of buildings which are currently set up for equestrian use. The first of the outbuildings is ideal for storage with large access to both the front and side for vehicles and animals. This leads on to two secure outbuildings with double doors to the front and concrete floor, these buildings are currently utilised as a workshop and home gym.
A further outbuilding houses 8 loose boxes and has sliding doors to both sides. There is a further tack/store room and an additional portal frame building which could be utilised as animal housing, an indoor school or machinery store/workshop.
There is a fenced 55m x 30m rubber and sand area which is located close to the buildings for easy access.
The land extends to 8.74 Ha (21.58 Ac). The land is split into 6 fields and is well fenced with mains water connected in each field.
A public footpath crosses the land.
A right of way exists in favour of Hillside Farm over neighbouring land for the purpose of accessing the property from the Hilton Road.
There is a wayleave agreement in place for cables over the land. Purchasers should satisfy themselves as to the benefits and liabilities associated with this agreement.
Planning permission exists to create a detached garage to the rear of the property. Further details can be found on the Durham County Council Planning website.
Energy Performance Certificate
The property is currently rated ‘C’.
From the centre of Barnard Castle proceed up Galgate onto Bede Road turning left on to the A688 towards Staindrop/Bishop Auckland. Proceed through Staindrop following the road past the church and around to the left, taking the subsequent turning on the right hand side towards Darlington.
Follow the road and on entering Ingleton follow the sweep of the road around to the right and continue through to the centre of the village where the subject property will be seen set back, in an elevated position on the left hand side.