Offers over £300,0003 Bedrooms 1 Reception Room
Rowan Cottage, Elm Grange Farm
Wealth of character and features
4 bedrooms, one with en suite
Private driveway parking with stone outbuilding
Ideally situated for commuting
Houghton Bank lies alongside the A68 between Darlington and West Auckland. In the nearby attractive village of Heighton there are a range of amenities including shops, public houses, churches and renowned schooling to which rural footpaths provide 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 sympathetically converted from a range of traditional stone built barns and byers by the current owners. Spacious, well planned accommodation with majority single storey living space ideal for families or those wishing for a unique characterful yet accessible property.
The property benefits from oil fired central heating and comprises, spacious living accommodation, with 4 bedrooms one of which is en suite, 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 boasts an impressive exposed brick chimney breast with large inglenook having a multifuel stove. It has a slate tiled hearth with characterful timber lintel over, which is a stunning feature. Floor to celling windows allow natural light to flood the room and enjoy the countryside views beyond with another glazed door providing access to the enclosed and private courtyard garden which makes it an ideal space for entertaining.
The dining hall similarly to the living room has exposed beams and solid wood flooring which continues throughout. There is space for a large family dining table and chairs, a sash window overlooking the front of the property and a brick archway that leads into the inner hall. Further accommodation is accessed from the hall way and stairs lead up to the large first floor bedroom.
The kitchen is fitted with a range of bespoke brick built and solid wood base units, with solid oak lintels over cupboard doors which are inkeeping with the character of the rest of the property. There is a Belfast sink, tiled splash backs and a sash window looking onto the front of the property, the flooring is laid in a Spanish stone tile. There is space for a Range style oven set into an inglenook with solid oak lintel and ambient lighting, together with space for additional under counter white goods and a free standing refrigerator and freezer.
The master bedroom is a good size double room having exposed beams, solid wood flooring and a sash window overlooking the rear courtyard. 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 another spacious double room with a window overlooking the driveway and exposed beams to the ceiling, while the third ground floor bedroom is an generous 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 with a white suite including an electric shower, corner bath, hand wash basin and WC. A sash window overlooks the front of the property and tiled flooring.
Stairs from the hallway lead up to the fourth bedroom which has wood flooring, access to extensive eaves storage and a sash window overlooking the rear of the property. This room is currently utilised as a home office/ bedroom however applicants would need 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 gravelled driveway providing secure and private 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. There is potential for a purchaser to convert this in to annexed accommodation, a studio or office (subject to the necessary consents). The south facing courtyard is enclosed with stone walling and planted with shrubs and gravelled for ease of maintenance, creating a lovely seating area to enjoy.
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.
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