Guide price £250,0002 Bedrooms 2 Reception Rooms
Characterful Grade II Listed property 2 Reception rooms, kitchen and pantry 2 Double bedrooms Enclosed rear gardens and workshop/garage Sought-after and convenient village location
Barningham is a sought after village comprising a variety of period houses and cottages and having a broad central green. There is a local public house with further amenities being found within the surrounding market towns of Barnard Castle, Richmond and Darlington. For the commuter the A66 and A1(M) provide links with the major commercial centres of the North-East. Darlington Main Line Railway Station and Durham Tees Valley Airport offer further communications with the rest of the country.
Virginia House is a beautiful double fronted Grade II Listed property situated on the fringe of a much sought after village. The property offers flexible, characterful accommodation having the benefit oil fired central heating, enclosed rear garden and useful stone workshop/garage.
A wooden entrance door leads into the entrance hall with doors leading off to the living accommodation and stair hall, original cheese boarded ceiling and handmade Terracotta pamments which run through the ground floor.
The living room lies to the front of the property and is a good sized room having windows to the east and south, large stone inglenook fireplace with freestanding Clearview Pioneer multi fuel stove, picture rail and bespoke solid wood fitted bookcases with adjustable shelves to one wall.
The dining room also lies to the front of the property with an east facing window with window seat, and is a further good sized room again with a large stone fireplace with a Clearview Pioneer Oven multi fuel stove with warming oven and hot plate. There is ample space for a family dining table and chairs and a step up to the kitchen.
The kitchen lies to the rear of the property and has natural blue slate floor, bespoke solid wood base units with solid wooden working surfaces, ceramic sink, refrigerator and a double oven with gas hob over. There is a window which looks out to the rear of the property and doors leading to the stair hall, dining room and rear garden.
From the stair hall a door and steps lead down to the half cellar which comprises a pantry and utility/boot room both of which have quarry tiles. The pantry has stone shelves and space for additional storage racks and a window looking to the rear of the property. The utility room has the central heating boiler, space and plumbing for a washing machine and tumble dryer additional space for an additional refrigerator/freezer and worktops.
From the stairs hall an imposing return staircase with window gives access to two first floor bedrooms. The bathroom is accessed from the half landing and a further galleried landing gives access to the dressing room/study. The stair hall has views to the rear and exposed structural beams.
The bathroom is fitted with a white suite including a roll-top cast iron bath, WC with high level cistern and hand wash basin.
Both bedrooms are generous double rooms with windows which have open rural views to the east. The master bedroom has an original hob grate with stone surround and a door leading to a galleried landing which in turn provides access to the dressing room. The dressing room/study lies to the rear of the property with T-fall roof and a window looking north over the rear garden. If desired this room could also be utilised as a nursery, study or partitioned off with relative ease to create a third bedroom, subject to obtaining the necessary consents.
4.26m x 3.32m (14' x 10' 11")
4.26m x 3.53m (14' x 11' 7")
2.42m x 2.60m (7' 11" x 8' 6")
4.25m x 4.44m (13' 11" x 14' 7")
4.28m x 3.59m (14' 1" x 11' 9")
2.30m x 2.56m (7' 7" x 8' 5")
2.31m x 2.50m (7' 7" x 8' 2")
The property is set back behind a small enclosed forecourt garden which has a path leading up to the front door.
Adjacent to the property is a stone built former stable with boarded storage loft, lighting and 30amp power supply. There is a personnel door and double opening garage doors to the front and personnel door to the rear which leads into the garden.
To the rear of the property is a pleasant garden enclosed by dry stone walls and espalier-trained fruit trees, with stone flagged seating area adjacent to the kitchen door. Stone steps lead to a lawn with shrub beds and a sheltered south facing seating area.
A path leads runs along the rear of the property to provide access to an additional stone built outbuilding with WC, hand basin and plumbing for a washing machine. Beyond the outbuilding is a storage area with oil tank and outside tap.
The property is Grade II Listed.
From Scotch Corner head westwards along the A66 for 8 miles turning left at the Rokeby Inn, signposted to Barningham. Follow the road for two miles passing through Newsham. On entering Barningham, Virginia House is the third house on the right hand side.
Energy Performance Rating
Not applicable due to the property being listed.