Offers over £300,0003 Bedrooms 1 Reception Room
Rowan Cottage, Elm Grange Farm
• Sympathetically converted • Stone built barn • 3 bedrooms • Private driveway parking with stone outbuilding
• Good location for commuters
Houghton Bank lies alongside the A68 between Darlington
and West Auckland. There are a traditional range of
amenities including shops, public houses churches and
schooling within 3 miles within the traditional and attractive
village of Heighington with rural footpaths providing an even more direct route. A wider range of shopping, educational and recreational facilities can be found within the regional centres of Darlington & Bishop Auckland. For the commuter the A68 and A1 (M) provide links with the major commercial centres of the North East. Darlington Mainline Railway Station and Durham Tees Valley International Airport offer further communications with the rest of the country. Many of the regions renowned beauty spots within the North Yorkshire Moors/Dales, Teesdale, Weardale, Northumberland and the Lake District can all be accessed with ease.
Rowan Cottage was converted from a range of traditional
stone built barns and byers which was done sympathetically
by the current owners. The property benefits from oil fired
central heating and comprises, spacious living accommodation, 3 bedrooms, large attic room, rear garden, outdoor store and ample off street parking.
A part glazed wooden entrance door leads into the open plan living room and dining hall which has solid wood flooring throughout, exposed beams and sash windows. The living room has an exposed brick chimney breast with large inglenook having a multifuel stove and tiled hearth with impressive timber lintel over. Floor to celling windows enjoy the views beyond with a glazed door providing access to the enclosed and private courtyard garden.
The dining hall has space for a large family dining table and
chairs, further exposed beams, a sash window overlooking the front of the property and an arch way leads into the inner hall which provides access to further accommodation and has stairs leading up to the attic room.
The kitchen is fitted with a range of bespoke brick built and
solid wood base units with a Belfast sink, tiled splash backs
and a sash window looking onto the front of the property.
There is space for a Range style oven set into an inglenook
with ambient lighting, together with space for additional under counter white goods.
The master bedroom is a good sized double room having
exposed beams, solid wood flooring and a sash window
overlooking the rear courtyard. A door leads into the en suite which is fully tiled and fitted with a white suite including a shower, hand wash basin and WC along with a useful linen storage cupboard.
The second bedroom is a further good sized double room with a window overlooking the driveway and exposed beams to the ceiling. The third bedroom is a good size single room which has a window overlooking the front of the property and a cupboard which houses the boiler.
The family bathroom/WC is partially tiled with wood panelling and fitted is with a white suite including an electric shower, corner bath, hand wash basin and WC.
Stairs from the hallway lead up to the fourth bedroom/attic
space which has wood flooring, access to extensive eaves
storage and a sash widow overlooking the rear of the property. This room is currently utilised as a home office/ bedroom however potential applicants would have to confirm specification to clarify current compliance with building regulations.
Open Plan Living Dining Room
5.22m x 8.90m (17' 2" x 29' 2")
3.40m x 3.63m (11' 2" x 11' 11")
3.74m x 3.61m (12' 3" x 11' 10")
4.08m x 3.51m (13' 5" x 11' 6")
2.92m x 2.72m (9' 7" x 8' 11")
6.17m x 5.00m (20' 3" x 16' 5")
The property is approached through a five bar wooden gate which leads onto the enclosed driveway providing off road parking for several vehicles. There is a useful stone built store with sliding door which is fully shelved having electrical points and lighting. The courtyard is enclosed with stone walling and planted with shrubs and gravelled for ease of maintenance.
The property is currently rated ‘D’.
From the A1 at junction 58 head towards Corbridge on the A68 follow the dual carriageway and at the subsequent roundabout take the 1st left, remaining on the A68. Proceed up Houghton Bank and as the road levels off the subject property will be found a quarter mile later on the right hand side identified by a George F White for sale sign.