P.O.A.9 Bedrooms 4 Garages 5 Reception Rooms
Low Stonechester and Stonechester Hall, Hamsterley
• Grade II Listed 3 bedroom farmhouse with character • Recently converted self contained 2 bedroom annexe • Thoughtfully converted 4 bedroom barn conversion • Sheltered gardens, orchard, garaging and ample parking • Land extending to 6 Acres, 4 stables and hard standing • Beautiful tree lined approach and unspoilt panoramic views
Low Stonechester Farm is situated just outside of the highly sought after village of Hamsterley which lies to the west of the A68. The village supports a traditional range of amenities with a broader range of shopping, educational and recreational facilities being found within the region’s towns and cities, all of which are within commuting distance. The A68, A69 and the A1(M) provide links with the major commercial centres of the North East. International airports at Newcastle and Durham Tees Valley along with the East coast main line railway provide further communications with the rest of the country. Many renowned beauty spots are close at hand, in particular Hamsterley Forest with the delights of North Yorkshire, The Lake District, Northumberland and the East Coast being within reach.
Low Stonechester Farm is a charming Grade II Listed farm steading dating back to the early 18th century which has been renovated and significantly improved over recent years to provide enormously flexible accommodation which will be ideally suited to an extended family or anyone considering letting or a home/work arrangement. There is a self contained annexe which interconnects with the main farmhouse enabling the accommodation to be combined as part of the main dwelling, if desired. To the rear of the courtyard forming part of the horseshoe arrangement of buildings there is a spacious and contemporary 4 bedroom barn conversion which has been finished to a high standard and presenting an exceptional business opportunity for holiday lets or multi generational family accommodation. The whole property enjoys panoramic views over the surrounding countryside and is approached over a long private driveway which is part tree lined creating an impressive approach and setting. There is a purpose built stable block comprising four loose boxes, tack room and store along with adjoining paddocks. In all the property extends to 2.61 Ha (6.45 Ac) With the stables and the paddocks being situated off the initial section of the driveway, there is also the potential to rent these out on a DIY livery basis.
A panelled doorway leads to the entrance porch with a terracotta and mosaic tiled flooring. The inner hallway has exposed beams and terracotta tiling. The principal sitting room has an open grate with cast iron insert, decorative wooden surround, shuttered windows and built in china/storage cabinets. Double opening doors connect through to the old butchers room off which are the stairs. The dining kitchen is a beautiful family room with a range of Shaker style units with solid wood working surfaces, fitted Stanley range (serving the central heating and domestic hot water systems) Belfast sink, quarry tiled flooring, exposed beams, shuttered window, integrated dishwasher and ample space for table and chairs. The quarry tiled flooring continues through the kitchen to the rear hallway where there are useful cloaks hanging facilities and access to a utility room with space for appliances and kitchen facilities along with electric oven and hob and a shower room/WC.
The old butcher’s room has an exposed corner chimney breast, wooden flooring along with a shuttered window. A door and steps connect through to the living room with double opening doors out to a decked seating area, wood burning stove onto flag stone hearth, wooden flooring throughout. Beyond is a useful study again with wooden flooring, fitted desking and windows to either hand. From the study a door leads into a secondary entrance vestibule which has doors leading into the courtyard and a further door leading into the annexe accommodation.
To the first floor there is a master bedroom with built in wardrobe and matching bedroom furniture along with a further excellent guest double bedroom and good size single bedroom with a T-fall roof. The bathroom is attractively appointed with a white suite comprising a double corner whirlpool bath with hand held shower attachment along with wash basin and WC.
Low Stonechester Farm Annexe
Double opening external doors lead to a small lobby with quarry tiled flooring and in turn through to a contemporary open plan living kitchen having wood flooring throughout, windows with shutters to either hand and a range of kitchen units including integrated washer/dryer, refrigerator and a built in oven with ceramic hob. Adjoining is a double bedroom with wood flooring and en suite bathroom/WC with white suite and a corner shower cubicle. The bathroom has a Jack and Jill arrangement allowing for its general use if desired. An inner lobby leads through to a further reception room with tiled flooring and interconnecting door to the garage. A staircase leads up to an additional bedroom.
Stonechester Hall, originally traditional farm buildings forming part of the courtyard arrangement, has been thoughtfully converted into a magnificent dwelling and boasts a spacious reception room with dual facing Hunter wood burner in a centralised stone chimney breast, slate floor with under floor heating to all the ground floor accommodation. The heart of this home is undoubtedly the impressive kitchen with built in pantry, which boasts an Aga, vaulted ceiling and exposed beams. The kitchen features French doors opening on to a private decked patio which provides breath taking views over the countryside, whilst further double stable doors lead to the private courtyard and gardens. Further accommodation can be found on the ground floor which includes a utility room, shower room/WC, office and access to its own garage. Four good size bedrooms are found to the first floor, one having en suite facilities together with a large family bathroom/shower, WC.
This property offers a significant business opportunity for those wishing to run a holiday let enterprise and being situated in a well connected Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty it has the potential to be very successful.
Low Stonechester Farm
4.42m x 4.27m (14' 6" x 14')
1.78m x 2.39m (5' 10" x 7' 10")
4.27m x 4.24m (14' x 13' 11")
Old Butchers Room
3.40m x 2.36m (11' 2" x 7' 9")
6.50m x 2.97m (21' 4" x 9' 9")
Downstairs Shower Room
4.29m x 3.94m (14' 1" x 12' 11")
4.27m x 4.24m (14' x 13' 11")
3.25m x 2.41m (10' 8" x 7' 11")
Low Stonechester Farm Annexe
Annexe Open Plan Living Kitchen
8.00m x 2.97m (26' 3" x 9' 9")
Annexe Living Room/Studio
3.96m x 3.99m (13' x 13' 1")
Annexe Bedroom 1
4.55m x 3.12m (14' 11" x 10' 3")
Annexe Bedroom 2
5.84m x 4.04m (19' 2" x 13' 3")
3.10m x 1.98m (10' 2" x 6' 6")
5.03m x 4.83m (16' 6" x 15' 10")
4.57m x 3.00m (15' x 9' 10")
12.40m x 4.30m (40' 8" x 14' 1")
6.00m x 4.90m (19' 8" x 16' 1")
10' 6" x 5' 11" (3.20m x 1.80m)
4.30m x 4.40m (14' 1" x 14' 5")
Master En Suite
4.70m x 3.40m (15' 5" x 11' 2")
3.60m x 3.50m (11' 10" x 11' 6")
2.90m x 2.60m (9' 6" x 8' 6")
Low Stonechester Farm is Grade II Listed.
The property is approached through a farm gateway leading over a long private driveway which sweeps up to the property. Half way along the drive is access to the paddocks and stable block which have been thoughtfully planned and arranged to enable them to be sub divided and let off if desired. There is a hay store, tack room and two loose boxes. There is also a hen house and a secure container store.
The driveway continues up towards the properties being flanked by mature trees creating an impressive approach. The principal gardens are lawned and extend around the front and side of the property, also incorporating a koi pond and enjoying a complete privacy with far reaching views. There is also an inner court yard which is bounded by the main farmhouse, annexe and neighbouring Stonechester Hall.