Guide Price £550,0005 Bedrooms 4 Reception Rooms
Low Rough Lea Farm, Hunwick
Charming and characterful Barn conversion • 5 Bedrooms, 3 with en-suite • Under floor heating and solar panels • Flexible ground floor accommodation including open plan dining kitchen • Scope for further accommodation to the second floor (subject to all consents) • Original and reclaimed wood throughout • Private gardens and parking • Potential to purchase adjoining land by separate negotiation up to 3.9Ha (9.7Ac)
Situated to the west of the A1 (M) within striking distance of the neighbouring centres of Newcastle, Durham, Bishop Auckland and Darlington. The village itself supports two public houses, a primary school, Post Office and a church, with a wider range of shopping, educational and recreational facilities being found in the aforementioned centres. For the commuter the A1 (M), A68 and A19 provide links with the major commercial centres of the north east. The east coast mainline railway service along with International airports at Durham Tees Valley and Newcastle offer further communications with the rest of the country. Hunwick is situated centrally within the region and ideally placed for exploring the attractions of North Yorkshire, Teesdale, Weardale, The Lake District, Northumberland, the East Coast and Scottish Borders.
Low Rough Lea Farm is an excellent example of an energy efficient low carbon foot print barn conversation which was fully restored by its current owners in 2008. The property was a finalist in the building excellence awards in the best domestic alteration or extension category 2012 and is finished to a standard which reflects this. Filled with both reclaimed, recycled or original wood throughout the slide and sash double glazed windows throughout, Low Rough Lea Farm is filled with character and offers living accommodation and external space which would suit a range of buyers.
A large original solid wood door leads into the entrance hall with curved walls and a wooden hand made staircase ahead with sycamore treads, ash rises and strings cut from the owners woodland leading to the first floor accommodation. To the left hand side there is a useful study with dual aspect windows with reclaimed wood sills and lintels over, this room would suit a variety of purposes. From the hall is a spacious open plan dining kitchen. The floor is laid with slate and has under floor heating. The dining area is well lit by full length windows to the front aspect with views of the countryside beyond. There is a galleried landing above with traditional wooden banister, also enjoying views.
The kitchen area is lit by a window to the left hand side and the floor is laid to slate with under floor heating. The room is fitted with an excellent range of high quality wall, base, storage and display units, finished in a light ash frontage and are under lit with spotlights. The base units are topped with contrasting laminated work surfaces incorporating a resin stone double bowl sink with single drainer unit. There is also a useful centre island unit and breakfast bar, topped with Baltic brown granite surface. There is an integral double electric ‘Neff’ oven and hob. The splash backs are black slate complementing the floor, original beams are to the ceiling alongside recessed spotlights providing low energy lighting. There is also a useful store cupboard which is currently used as a pantry. Off the kitchen there is a snug which enjoys views to the front aspect.
Leading from the kitchen is a central hallway. To the left hand side lies the boot room which features quarrel flooring and leads to the utility room.
From here a modern shower room/WC is adjacent, fitted with ‘roca’ suite it comprises of a wash hand basin, low level WC and a shower tray with mains shower over, floor is laid with quarrel tiles and walls are lined with travertine tiles. To the ceiling there is also a sky tube which provides additional light to the room.
The hallway allows access to the living room which is to the rear of the property and has a large feature stone inglenook fire place with wood burning inset stove. Full length UPVC double glazed windows and enjoying open views of the garden and countryside beyond. To the ceiling there are traditional beams and the windows and external wooden stable door are flanked by wooden lintels filling the room with character. The stable door leads to a sun terrace and rear garden.
From the ground floor accommodation and hallway, stairs rise to the first floor . A spacious landing provides access to all remaining bedrooms and family bathroom.
The master suite is of excellent proportions with a side aspect view overlooking the garden. Leading from the master bedroom down two steps is an en-suite bathroom. Fitted with a high quality suite which comprises a tile enclosed spa bath, his and her double sinks, enclosed WC and a double shower unit with overhead rainfall shower. The walls are tiled with brown marble and there is travertine tiling to the floor. From the bathroom there is a separate dressing room, or nursery. A UPVC double glazed window to the rear allows the room to be flooded with natural light.
To the first floor there are a further four double bedrooms, two of which are serviced by en-suite shower rooms and WC’s with travertine tiled wall and floor. Bedroom two has a double shower cubicle, while bedroom three has a single shower cubicle both with mains fed showers. Both rooms enjoy a low window to the side elevation filling the room with natural light. The remaining bedrooms are also all good sized doubles.
The family bathroom has a traditional feel with reclaimed wood panelling to the lower half of the walls which is contrasted by a well-appointed modern white ‘Roca’ suite comprising a low level WC, wash hand basin, a panel enclosed bath and travertine tiles to floor.
From the landing stairs rise to the second floor which is currently a blank canvas and contains two further rooms which could be converted to further living or bedroom accommodation subject to all necessary consents.
6.91m x 4.04m (22' 8" x 13' 3")
4.29m x 3.96m (14' 1" x 13')
2.35m x 3.50m (7' 9" x 11' 6")
5.97m (into cupboard) x 4.19m (19' 7" x 13' 9")
4.36m x 5.24m (14' 4" x 17' 2")
4.24m x 5.54m (13' 11" x 18' 2")
2.74m x 4.61m (9' x 15' 1")
3.60m x 3.54m (11' 10" x 11' 7")
4.50m x 3.35m (14' 9" x 11')
3.77m x 3.25m (12' 4" x 10' 8")
2.79m x 4.36m (9' 2" x 14' 4")
4.67m x 2.49m (15' 4" x 8' 2")
The property is accessed over an unadopted road and leads into an area of gravelled driveway which provides parking and also extends around to the rear the property. The front of the property also benefits from a timber constructed double garage, as well as fence enclosed extensive and private gardens which are laid to lawn, also incorporating a pleasant patio area.
There is also the potential to purchase adjoining land by separate negotiation which extends to approximately 3.9Ha (9.7Ac).
(EPC) EEC next to EIR
This property is currently rated 'B'
1. The access lane to the property is under ownership of a neighbouring property, however Low Rough Lea Farm benefits from a right of access.
2. The property benefits from a solid fuel central heating system, as well as solar panels which provides the property with hot water.
3. Planning permission has been granted for a ground mounted 4Kw bank of solar panels in the garden.
4. A public footpath exists over a part of the adjoining land available by separate negotiation.
Travelling east on the A689 from Wolsingham, travel for approximately 4 miles before reaching Harperley roundabout and take the third exit signposted Darlington. Travel into the village of Fir Tree, in the centre of the village take the left hand turn at the right angle bend and travel for approximately 2 miles before reaching the village of Howden Le Wear. In Howden Le Wear travel straight over the mini roundabout and out of the village up the bank to North Bitchburn. Follow the road for approximately 1 mile before turning left at the cross roads signposted Hunwick. Follow the road into Hunwick and continue through the village following the B6286 turning right onto Rough Lea Lane. Follow the lane until the end and the property is straight ahead over an un-adopted road and is marked by a George F White for sale board.
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