Guide Price £1,675,000
- 4 Bedrooms
- 30.6 Acres
Rectory Farm Portfolio, Easington Village
Peterlee, County Durham
- AVAILABLE AS A WHOLE - GUIDE PRICE £1,675,000
- Excellent accessible location
- Five bedroom modern built family property
- Four bedroom detached farmhouse subject to an agricultural occupancy
- Grazing and arable land extending to 12.38 Hectares (30.6 Acres)
- LAND AT RECTORY FARM AVAILABLE SEPARATELY
- Portfolio including residential properties and successful holiday cottage business three
- Range of farm buildings
- Three, two bedroom Grade II* Listed holiday cottages
A portfolio including residential properties and successful holiday cottage business three. Grazing and arable land extending to 12.38 Hectares (30.6 Acres) plus a range of farm buildings. Available as a whole. Additional Land at Rectory Farm also available.
Rectory Farmhouse is a four bedroom family home built in 1983 and is subject to an agricultural occupancy restriction with gardens to the front and rear of the property.
Entering the front door of the property into the reception hall, doors radiate to the ground floor accommodation with stairs rising to the first floor and a ground floor WC.
The living room spans the depth of the property having windows to three aspects which flood the room with natural light and provide views over both gardens at the front and rear of the property as well as to the side. There is a cast-iron, open fireplace with decorative tiled surround and black tiled hearth.
Returning to the hall, the dining room lies at the rear of the property having views over the rear garden.
The kitchen has been recently upgraded with mink-coloured, gloss wall and base units including pan drawers and an integrated fridge/freezer. A pastel, sage-coloured, Everhot range cooker has an extractor fan over and glass splashback. The kitchen has a dual aspect to the side of the property and to the rear from which the view of the garden and the countryside beyond can be enjoyed.
A utility room adjoins the kitchen and provides external access to the driveway and has slate effect tiled flooring and cream units with a granite worktop and Belfast sink. There is a void and plumbing for a washing machine.
Returning to the hall there is another room which lies to the front of the property which would work well as a home office or ground floor bedroom.
To the first floor there is a pleasant part-galleried landing. The master bedroom lies to the rear and is a large double room benefitting from a picture window with far reaching views across countryside to Seaham, on a fine day. The master bedroom includes a shower room with additional storage cupboard.
The second and third bedrooms also lie at the rear of the property, are spacious double bedrooms, enjoying similar views to that of the master.
The fourth bedroom lies to the front elevation and is a good sized single bedroom looking out over the front garden.
The family bathroom has a white suite comprising a bath, WC and wash hand basin. There is a stone effect tiled floor with partially tiled walls and a frosted window.
Externally the property enjoys a lawned garden to the front with mature shrub and flower borders and a collection of mature sycamore trees flank the driveway. To the rear, the garden is laid to lawn with mature shrubbery borders.
Agricultural Occupancy Restriction
Interested parties should note that the property is subject to the following Agricultural Occupancy Condition: occupation of the dwelling shall be limited to a person solely or mainly employed, or last employed in the locality in agriculture as defined in Section 290(1) of the Town and Country Planning Act 1971 or in forestry, (including any dependent of such a person residing with him), or a widow or widower of such a person.
Information on compliance with the occupancy condition will be requested from all interested. The ability to raise finance for a purchase of the property should be investigated with a bank/building society, and proof of finance should be submitted with any offer to purchase the property.
This property has been certified with an EPC Rating of F.
Garden House is a beautifully presented family property which was built in 2008 and boasts spacious and flexible living accommodation.
Entering the property through the front door with decorative stained glass insert there is an entrance vestibule with black and white marble tiled floor and wood panelling to the walls.
A door opens to the central inner hall which has oak effect flooring and doors radiating to the ground floor living accommodation and stairs rising to the first floor with useful under stair storage cupboard. Here there is a ground floor WC with wash hand basin.
Double doors open from the inner hall to the well-proportioned, sitting room which is filled with natural light having a sash effect window to the front elevation and French doors to the rear which open to the patio. A Stovax multifuel stove sits upon a black tiled hearth with a black surround and brick slip insert. The room benefits from underfloor heating and has all connectivity points installed.
Returning to the inner hallway a second reception room lies to the right of the property having a window to the front of the property. This room also benefits from underfloor heating and would lend itself to being used as an additional living room, study or play room.
The large, living-kitchen lies to the rear of the property with a step down from the inner hallway and has a stylish and practical flagstone floor and solid oak wall and base units including pantry style cupboards and an integrated dishwasher which are complemented by a granite worktop. There is a cream, electric Aga with additional electric module oven which warms the space in winter months but can be isolated for summer when you can rely on the separate module oven for cooking. A brick bond Travertine splashback is set behind the Aga and a traditional wooden mantle is a characterful finishing touch. There is a Belfast sink and space for a freestanding fridge/freezer. An island provides further work space with oak work top and incorporates useful shelving and wine rack. The kitchen has windows to 3 aspects with views to two sides of the property and to the rear through the large bay window. French doors open to the patio area at the side. Underfloor heating, recently serviced and upgraded also runs through this room.
From the kitchen a door opens to the utility room where the flagstone flooring continues from the kitchen and oak base units with Belfast sink and undercounter space and plumbing for a washing machine have been fitted. There is further storage in the cream wall mounted units and space for a tumble dryer. A door from the utility provides external access to the side and rear of the property.
To the first floor the spacious landing provides access to three bedrooms, the family bathroom and has stairs rising to the second floor.
The master suite lies at the rear of the property being a spacious double bedroom with a dual aspect enjoying views to the rear and side of the property. The bedroom boasts a walk-in dressing room with a window to the side elevation of the property and an en suite shower room comprising large wet room style double shower with mains-fed, fixed, rainfall shower with hand held attachment, WC, wash hand basin and heated towel rail. The room is fully tiled with Travertine-effect, porcelain tiles and a bespoke, built-in storage unit provides shelving for towels and cupboard space.
The second bedroom is another excellent sized double bedroom with a dual aspect to the front towards the tree canopy and to the rear over the gardens and on to the countryside beyond. The room has the required connectivity points.
The third bedroom is another double bedroom, positioned at the front of the property.
The family bathroom includes an impressive Sottini freestanding roll top bath, large Showerluxe mains fed shower, WC and wash hand basin. The room is fully tiled with porcelain tiles and a natural, Travertine border and has a frosted window to the side elevation of the property.
To the second floor a fourth double bedroom lies in the eaves at the rear of the property with a gable window and four Velux windows that flood the room with natural light. The room has TV and BT points. The bedroom has the benefit of a dressing room area with dormer window and an en suite shower room with shower, WC and wash hand basin together with extensive eaves storage.
Another double bedroom with views through a dormer window to the front garden and tree canopy is located across the landing.
Externally the garden includes a cedar framed summerhouse and wooden potting shed, a patio area to the side of the property and a lawned garden with mature shrubbery and trees. A well planted front garden separates the house from its parking area which comfortably accommodates two large cars.
This property has been certified with an EPC Rating of C.
Tithe Barn Cottages
The Grade II* Listed Tithe Barn Cottages are currently operating as a successful holiday cottage business. Each unit benefits from designated parking and shares an enclosed courtyard garden laid with gravel and having mature shrub and flower borders making it an excellent area to sit and relax. Furniture in the holiday cottages may be available by separate negotiation.
Holiday Use Restriction
Tithe Barn Cottages are subject to a number of conditions/restrictions outlined below:
1. Tithe Barn Cottages shall be occupied as holiday accommodation only, and shall not be occupied as a person's sole or main place of residence.
2. The owners/operators of the holiday cottages shall maintain an up-to-date register of the names of all occupiers of the individual holiday lets, and of their main home addresses, and shall make this information available on request to the local planning authority.
The main entrance lies to the front of the building and opens into a vestibule. In turn this leads into the spacious yet cosy living area which is complemented by a multi-fuel stove and has windows to two elevations each with stone sills and bespoke plantation shutters.
A kitchen/dining room spans the depth of the property, again enjoying a dual aspect and is well appointed with a bespoke shaker-style kitchen including a range of wall and base units with a brick-bond tiled splashback and integrated appliances including a Belling oven, induction hob and electric hooded extractor fan, Hotpoint fridge, freezer and dishwasher and Neff microwave. Here, a dining table provides for relaxed and informal dining.
To the first floor the historic and impressive oak beams are immediately apparent having been restored and exposed to create maximum visual impact which features throughout the entirety of the first floor of the cottages.
A landing provides access to the bedrooms. The master is exceptionally large having a high-level, arched window with innovative fitted blind while another window, again complemented by shutters and stone sill sits at low level looking out to the front of the property. This room comfortably accommodates a super king size bed and is serviced by a luxurious en suite bathroom having full-length, freestanding bath, separate shower cubicle, twin wash hand basins and WC. The second bedroom is also of excellent proportions and leads to a second en suite shower room also beautifully appointed.
This property has been certified with an EPC Rating of D.
The Hayloft sits above The Byre and provides two bedroom, holiday cottage accommodation. Entering the property into the entrance vestibule stairs rise to The Haylofts open plan kitchen and living room with fantastic vaulted ceilings and exposed Green Oak beams displaying traditional joint methods of construction. The room has a beautiful arched window to the front elevation from which visitors can sit and relax in this south-facing, sunny spot. There is also a Clarke log burner for extra warmth and ambience in the winter months.
The kitchen has a range of wall and base units with a brick-bond tiled splashback and integrated appliances including a Belling oven, induction hob and electric hooded extractor fan, Hotpoint fridge, freezer and dishwasher and Neff microwave.
One of the double bedrooms lies off the kitchen having high ceilings, exposed beams and an en suite shower room with shower, WC and wash hand basin. There is an external timber staircase leading out of this room which acts as an emergency exit if required.
The second bedroom lies off the landing having two windows to the rear elevation and an en suite bathroom with free-standing roll top bath, WC and wash hand basin and ambient up lighting lines the room.
This property has been certified with an EPC Rating of D.
The Byre has also been sympathetically renovated and is beautifully presented having an open plan kitchen and living room and two bedrooms.
Within the entrance vestibule there is space for cloak hanging facilities. A door opens in to the open plan kitchen and living room which has charming exposed stone detailing retaining the character of this historic building, deep windows with fossilised patterning within the stone sills and bespoke plantation shutters.
The kitchen has a range of cream wall and base units with a brick-bond tiled splashback and integrated appliances including a Belling oven, induction hob and electric hooded extractor fan, Hotpoint fridge, freezer and dishwasher and Neff microwave. In the living area there is a stone hearth with electric stove effect fire and a contemporary full height radiator.
Cottage style latch doors are fitted throughout the cottages and here, open to the inner hall which leads to the two double bedrooms and shower room. The larger of the two bedrooms comfortably accommodates a king sized bed and a window seat has useful storage beneath.
The shower room comprises a mains fed shower, WC and wash hand basin with the room having two-tone, brick-bond tiling to the walls and a glazed viewing point in the floor displays the original stone surround for the medieval door way.
This property has been certified with an EPC Rating of E.
Set around a largely concreted yard, a range of useful farm buildings complement the steading. The main building is a substantial, steel frame, general purpose building, with Yorkshire boarding, having sliding doors to each end for good access. This building is large enough to convert to equestrian uses including the potential for an indoor arena or with the addition of partitions to create a large number of loose boxes subject to obtaining the correct consents where necessary.
An additional portal frame building with concrete block footings and Yorkshire boarding composition lies to the rear of the yard, set along side a row of brick-built, open-sided cattle byres under profile sheet roofs. A description of each building together with Gross External Area measurements are set out within the building schedule which corresponds with the building plan.
We have been informed that there may be asbestos present in the farm buildings although George F White have not carried out any tests. Purchasers should carry out their own investigations as to the presence of this and take independent advice.
Accessed via a made-up, hard-core track from the stack yard, the land lies to the north of the steading and includes temporary grass extending to approximately 1.76Ha (4.35Ac) together with an additional 10.62Ha (26.25Ac) of arable land which is currently planted with a combination spring barley and winter wheat (as detailed within the field schedule), though would return to grazing for equestrian use if required. All individual field parcels are detailed within the field schedule which corresponds with the sale plan included within these particulars for ease of identification.
The land and buildings are sold subject to an overage clause, meaning that 50% of the uplift in value will be payable to the vendors over 50 years from the date of sale. This payment will be triggered by the implementation of, or sale with, planning consent for any use other than agricultural or equestrian.
Basic Payment Scheme
The Basic Payment Scheme entitlements equate to 13.23 Non SDA, which will be included with the sale price and the vendor will make reasonable endeavours to transfer the entitlements to the buyer. George F White reserve the right to charge a fee of £300 plus VAT for each transfer. The purchaser will be required to indemnify the vendor against any breach of cross compliance for the remainder of the claim year from completion and / or occupation.
Tenure & Possession
It is understood that the property is sold freehold with vacant possession upon completion.
All the properties in the Rectory Farm Portfolio have mains water and electricity with all properties draining to the same digester, water treatment system.
Rectory Farmhouse has oil fired central heating.
Garden House has oil fired central heating which powers a wet underfloor system to the ground floor and radiators to first and second floors.
The Farmhouse and the Hayloft within Tithe Barn Cottages have mains gas central heating with The Byre having bottled LPG fired central heating.
Are indicated on the sale plan and the responsibility and maintenance for these will be included within the sale insofar as they are owned.
Access is enjoyed from the B1432 onto a shared driveway to the south of the farm steading. Purchasers should perform their own due diligence in this respect.
Sporting and Mineral Rights
It is understood that sporting rights are included in the sale insofar as they are owned and that mineral rights are reserved to a third party.
Rights and Easements
The property is sold subject to and with the benefit of all rights of way, water, drainage, water courses and other easements quasi or reputed easements and rights of adjoining owner, if any, affecting the same and all existing and proposed wayleaves or other matters registered by any competent authority subject to statute.
Durham County Council.
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Date of Particulars
The particulars were created in July 2021.