Offers over £495,0003 Bedrooms 1 Garage 1 Reception Room
• Impressive detached period residence • Spacious 3 bedroom 3 bathroom flexible living accommodation • Extensive gardens, grounds and paddock land extending to 1.72Ac (0.70Ha) • Rural yet accessible and private location • Far reaching countryside views
Brough Sowerby is a small village with a gastro pub just 5 minutes’ stroll from the property located less than two miles away from nearby Brough, a historic village flanking the old A66 located between Teesdale and Cumbria. It has now been bypassed by the new A66 which links Teesside and Penrith as well as the A1(M) and M6. Brough supports a mini supermarket, tea rooms, pubs. a hotel with fine dining and a chapel with a wider range of facilities being found at the attractive market town of Kirkby Stephen, lying just 3 miles to the south, and Barnard Castle (east) along with Penrith (west).
For the commuter the A66, A1(M) and M6 provide links with the major commercial centres of the North East and North West. Â The scenic Transpennine Rail connects Kirkby Stephen to Leeds and Carlisle. Mainline Railway Stations at Darlington, Kendal (Oxenholme) and Penrith provide east and west coast railway connections to the north and south. Â International Airports at Durham Tees Valley, Liverpool, Manchester and Edinburgh provide further connections with the rest of the country and abroad.
Long Acres is a superb 1950s detached property set in approximately 1.72Ac comprising a woodland walk winding through the arboretum, lawned gardens and paddock.
A glazed door leads into a bright entrance vestibule which has access to a large under stairs storage cupboard ideal for cloaks and boots. An inner door leads into a spacious, airy reception hallway with doors radiating off to the living accommodation, downstairs shower room/WC and stairs rising to the first floor.
The open plan living kitchen is a fantastic family room having a dual aspect with large bay window to the front of the property with views out to the lawned gardens. There is a multifuel wood burning stove set on a slate hearth creating a focal point to the room.
The kitchen is fitted with a range of modern high gloss base and wall mounted storage units with granite style worktops along with an island point with large breakfast bar which creates ample informal seating for dining. There is a two bowl sink unit with large square bay window looking over the drive and to the woodland, a range style cooker with a 5 burner hob and extractor fan over with ambient lighting. There is an integrated dishwasher and ample space for a freestanding refrigerator/freezer. A door provides access to a traditional pantry which is fully shelved and a further part glazed door leads into the rear entrance passage that accesses the utility room, garage and rear garden.
The utility room is fitted with the original base units with a stainless steel sink and drainer unit and space and plumbing for an under counter washing machine.
The living room again enjoys dual aspect having a large picture window to the rear and a large bay window to the front of the property allowing the room to enjoy views of the both the front and rear gardens and grounds. There is an open grate fire set into local fossil marble surround with a marble mantel.
The downstairs shower room/WC is partially tiled and fitted with a white suite including a shower, hand wash basin and WC., which would provide facilities if the living room was utilised as a bedroom.
To the first floor are three bedrooms one of which is en suite and a family shower room/WC. The master bedroom is an excellent sized double room having wardrobes to one wall, attractive bay window over looking the front garden and taking views across the valley. A door provides access to an en suite bathroom which is partially tiled and fitted with a white suite including a full sized bath with mixer shower tap attachment, hand wash basin and WC and enjoys open views over the rear garden.
The second bedroom, which is another good sized double room has a large bay window enjoying views of the front garden, woodland and beyond over the scenery.
The third bedroom is currently used as a home office but is still of excellent proportions and would easily work as a double bedroom.
The family shower room/WC has contemporary tiling and is fitted with a white suite including a large walk in shower cubicle with hand wash basin and WC.
8.04m x 3.93m (26' 4" x 12' 11")
2.42m x 2.42m (7' 11" x 7' 11")
7.01m x 3.96m (23' x 13')
Downstairs Shower Room/WC
4.85m x 3.91m (15' 11" x 12' 10")
2.77m x 5.76m (9' 1" x 18' 11")
4.53m x 3.94m (14' 10" x 12' 11")
3.36m x 3.10m (11' x 10' 2")
A gated private drive winds up to a large tarmacked parking area with attached single garage with original wooden roller shutter door. A detached free standing timber, car port/open sided barn provides further covered parking or hay storage.
The magnificent gardens wrap around the property and the gently sloping plot is framed and interspersed with an interesting variety of trees creating an arboretum.
A number of secluded patios, terraces and seating areas pepper the gardens enjoying the sunshine from different areas throughout the day. In addition to this a large timber shed/workshop is tucked away and has power and lighting behind which is a large log store and area for compost bins.
To the side of the house are two greenhouses enclosed wild flower garden and ornamental pond. There is also an enclosed/fenced vegetable plot.
At the foot of the garden is a wild garden planted with species daffodils and blue camassias and beyond a well fenced, gated paddock with road frontage and separate access.
Energy Performance Rating
The property is currently rated ‘D’.
From A66 at the Brough junction travel South on the A685 heading for Kirkby Stephen. Turn right off the main road at the Belah Bridge public house continuing on the service road running parallel with the main road. Pass over the bridge and the gates to the property will be found in front of you.