Guide price £650,0004 Bedrooms 5 Reception Rooms
Ivy Hall Farm
Immaculately presented detached farmhouse • Spacious accommodation with a wealth of character features • 3 En-suite double bedrooms • Modern open plan living kitchen, living room, snug & garden room • Self contained 1 bedroom annexe/holiday cottage • 4.78 Ha (11.82 Ac) of sound grazing land • Large outbuilding/workshop & additional barn with stables and tack room • Excellent business potential
Ivy Hall Farm lies on the outskirts of the village of Bowes, a historic village having an active primary school/nursery which is currently rated outstanding by Ofsted. There is also public house and church along with a village hall actively used by the community. A ruined castle provides historic interest. The historic market town of Barnard Castle lies but 5 miles distance and provides a range of shopping, educational and recreational facilities. It is often referred to as ‘the gateway to Teesdale’ with many renowned beauty spots being close at hand. Within an hour or two’s drive the delights of North Yorkshire, the Lake District, Northumberland and the East Coast can be found.
Bowes lies just to the south of the A66 which is a prime commuting location both East and West and therefore having links with the whole of the northern region via the A1 (M) and M6.
Ivy Hall Farm is an immaculately presented property set in 5.05 Ha (12.48 Ac) and comprises a deceptively spacious 3 bedroom family home, self contained 1 bedroom annexe/holiday cottage, sound grazing land, hard standing area, outbuildings and stables. The property benefits from oil fired central heating and double glazing throughout has excellent commuting links and excellent business potential.
The property dates back to 1693 and has been lovingly restored maintaining a wealth of character features throughout. A wooden door leads in to the entrance porch which in turn leads through to the entrance hall which is currently used as a snug. The snug benefits from solid wooden flooring and fireplace which houses a wood burning stove with large mantle beam above. There is a window overlooking the front garden, access to a useful large walk in storage cupboard and double doors which lead into the garden room. The entrance hall/snug also provides access to further reception rooms and the downstairs bedroom.
The remaining living accommodation lies to the east elevation of the property. The first reception room accessed from the entrance hall is the living room which is a light room with three windows overlooking the rear garden and two looking to the front of the property. There are exposed beams to the ceiling and an impressive feature inglenook fireplace with large stone hearth and inset multi fuel stove. The solid wood flooring continues throughout the ground floor and into the open plan living kitchen which is accessed from the living room.
The living/dining kitchen has been opened up by the current owners to form one large light and airy room with windows to three elevations. The living area of the open plan room has a multi fuel stove with wooden mantle beam and there is ample space for a family dining suite along with lounge furniture.
The kitchen lies to the far end of the room and has slate tiled floor and is fitted with a comprehensive range of base and wall mounted units with wooden style work surfaces, double bowl stainless steel sink and tiled splash backs. There is also a central island unit with granite worktop and additional storage. The main feature of the kitchen is the oil fired Aga which has a restored wooden beam above. In addition to the Aga there is also an eye level double oven and grill, gas fired hob with hotplate and extractor fan as well as an integrated dishwasher.
From the kitchen a step and wooden door leads up to the rear entrance hall which has a door leading to the front of the property and a utility area with plumbing for washing machine and tumble dryer, space for fridge and freezer and additional storage units with work surfaces. Further doors from the utility area lead in to the walk in pantry cupboard and useful downstairs WC.
The garden room is accessed from the entrance hall/snug and has been a recent addition to the property and creates an excellent additional reception room with stunning uninterrupted views over the garden, land and hills beyond. There is a multi fuel stove and double doors which lead out to a flagged patio and the garden beyond.
The third bedroom is located on the ground floor off the entrance hall/snug, and is a good sized double bedroom with two windows overlooking the rear garden and a useful storage cupboard. Adjoining is an en suite wet room style shower room which is fully tiled and fitted with a white suite comprising of WC, wash hand basin and large walk in shower.
From the entrance hall the stairs lead to the first floor where a split landing provides access to the two en suite double bedrooms.
The master bedroom is a spacious double bedroom with two windows overlooking the rear garden and a window overlooking the front of the property and two large built in wardrobes and additional storage/airing cupboard which also houses the hot water cylinder. A door leads to a large en suite bathroom which has wooden panelling to dado level and is fitted with a white suite including a freestanding, claw foot roll top bath, a large fully tiled walk in shower, WC and wash hand basin. The second bedroom is also a good sized double room with built in wardrobe and windows looking over the front and rear of the property and a door leading into the en suite shower room which is partially panelled with fully tiled walk in shower, WC and basin.
Annexe / Holiday Cottage
The one bedroom self contained annexe can be used as additional living accommodation for the main house or as a separate commercial holiday let. The property has an independent oil fired central heating system and double glazing throughout.
The entrance leads in to the kitchen which is fitted with wooden base storage units and worktops with a single drainer sink, space for a cooker and under counter refrigerator. A door from the kitchen leads through to the living dining room which has high ceilings with exposed woodwork and windows to the front and back. There is a good sized double bedroom with windows to both front and rear and high ceilings and an en suite bathroom/WC.
4.03m x 4.86m (13' 3" x 15' 11")
4.38m x 7.46m (14' 4" x 24' 6")
Living Dining Room
5.73m x 6.68m (18' 10" x 21' 11")
4.59m x 4.42m (15' 1" x 14' 6")
1.87m x 3.00m (6' 2" x 9' 10")
1.08m x 1.76m (3' 7" x 5' 9")
4.23m x 3.20m (13' 11" x 10' 6")
En Suite Bathroom
3.02m x 3.18m (9' 11" x 10' 5")
4.59m x 3.12m (15' 1" x 10' 3")
En Suite Shower Room
3.10m x 2.25m (10' 2" x 7' 5")
3.10m x 2.66m (10' 2" x 8' 9")
Annexe Living Room
4.81m x 4.28m max (15' 9" x 14' 1")
4.82m x 4.11m max (15' 10" x 13' 6")
1.93m x 2.67m (6' 4" x 8' 9")
3.76m x 7.94m (12' 4" x 26' 1")
2.76m x 3.82m (9' 1" x 12' 6")
En Suite Wet Room
1.99m x 3.86m (6' 6" x 12' 8")
From the main road a private tarmac driveway leads to the front of the property where there is ample parking for several vehicles and access to both entrances of the farmhouse, the annexe/holiday cottage and a gate which leads to the hard standing area, outbuildings and land.
The front garden is mainly laid to lawn with flower borders, established shrubs and mature trees and a stone flag path leading to the front door.
The garden continues around the property to the rear with a patio area accessed from the conservatory, a further lawned area has flower beds and gated access to the side of the property.
The land is sound grazing land with adjoining woodland which slopes down to the river Greta. The land is fully enclosed with a mixture of fencing and dry stone walls and extends in total to 4.78 Ha (11.82 Ac).
The outbuilding is split in to two sections. The first being used as a workshop, garage and storage area which measures 9.29m x 7.73m (30’ 5” x 25’ 4”). The second section of the building has 4 loose boxes and tack room and measures 13.8m x 7.73m (45’ 3” x 25’ 4”). At the far end of the second section is a toilet block which is accessed externally and has hot and cold running water.
The current owners would be willing to sell, via separate negotiation, the annexe/holiday cottage fully furnished if required to allow a purchaser to continue the holiday let business.
The land is currently let out to a third party but will be sold with vacant possession.
The property has formerly been an approved Caravan Club site and allows for 5 pitches.
The Pennine Way footpath crosses the land.
Energy Performance Certificate
The property is currently rated ‘D’.
From Barnard Castle proceed down The Bank and over County Bridge bearing to the right. Take the first main turning on the left hand side towards Bowes/Brough. On passing under the A66 turn immediately left towards Bowes and at the subsequent roundabout turn to the right. Proceed through the village towards to the west where the subject property is located on the left hand side.