Property Summary

Guide Price £400,000

  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Reception Room
  • 20.15 Acres

Branch Details

Barnard Castle

01833 690390

14c, Harmire Enterprise Park, DL12 8BN

Whitehouse Farm, Leamside

Houghton Le Spring, Durham

    Key Features

  • Accessible location
  • Four bedroomed detached bungalow with a range of useful buildings and substantial equestrian facilities
  • In need of some remedial works
  • Indoor and outdoor arenas plus stabling
  • Land extending to 8.15 Ha (20.15 Ac)

For Sale by Public Auction. A four bedroomed detached bungalow with a range of useful buildings and substantial equestrian facilities and land extending to 8.15 Ha (20.15 Ac).

The property is accessed via double gates over a single lane track which leads to an area providing off road parking for several vehicles for residents and visitors.

The Property
Whitehouse Farm presents an exciting opportunity to acquire a four bedroomed detached dormer bungalow, which is offered for sale with a substantial range of useful outbuildings, stabling, indoor and outdoor arenas, with land extending to approximately 8.15 Ha (20.15 Ac). The property would benefit from some remedial works including new indoor and outdoor arena surfaces and paddock fencing. The property would be ideally suited to those looking for a commercial venture.

The main entrance to the property leads into the reception hallway, which features tiled flooring. To the left hand side, lies a WC with wash hand basin set upon a vanity unit and chrome heated towel rail with the addition of useful storage space situated under the stairs.

To the right hand side, double fully glazed doors allow access to the open plan kitchen/living room which features walnut effect laminate flooring throughout. The kitchen is fitted with a range of base units topped with granite effect worktops which include a one and a half bowl stainless steel sink with mixer tap and drainer unit, whilst the living room benefits from natural light courtesy of the UPVC bi-fold doors leading to the rear garden.

Returning to the reception hallway, a door leads through to the inner hallway where to the left hand side the utility room is located. Housing the oil fired boiler, the utility room benefits from under counter space for freestanding appliances.

Adjacent to the utility room is the family bathroom which is fitted with a modern white suite comprising of a low level WC, wall hung wash hand basin, walk in shower cubicle with mains fed shower and sunken bath. The family bathroom features wooden effect laminate flooring and partially tiled walls.

The second bedroom is a good sized double and enjoys a front aspect view, whilst the third bedroom is a further double benefitting from French doors leading to the rear garden. The fourth bedroom is a further double bedroom which overlooks the rear of the property.

Returning to the reception hallway, stairs rise to the first floor landing which features a pleasant seating/study area. The master bedroom is a well proportioned double which is light and airy courtesy of the Velux skylights, full length windows and French doors overlooking the property’s land. Benefitting from useful storage within the eaves, the master bedroom is lit via recessed ceiling spotlights.

Located adjacent to the master bedroom is a further room which could be utilised as a single bedroom or dressing room, which in turn leads into the Jack and Jill bathroom which can also be accessed from the first floor landing. Fitted with a white bathroom suite comprising of a low level WC, wash hand basin set upon a pedestal and an enclosed panel bath with overhead shower serviced by mains water. The bathroom benefits from tiled flooring and splashback tiles surrounding the bath and wash hand basin.

Kitchen - 10.19m x 4.6m (33’5” x 15’1”)
Living Area - 6.90m x 3.69m (22’8” x 12’1”)
Utility Room - 2.77m x 1.66m (9’1” x 5’5”)
Bedroom Two - 4.01m x 3.18m (13’2” x 10’5”)
Bedroom Three - 3.60m x 5.21m (11’10” x 17’1”)
Bedroom Four - 3.81m x 3.72m (12’6” x 12’2”)
Bathroom - 3.57m x 2.76m (11’9” x 9’1”)
Master Bedroom - 5.57m x 4.34m (18’3” x 14’3”)
Dressing Room - 2.39m x 3.90m (7’10” x 12’10”)
Jack and Jill En-Suite - 2.97m x 1.80m (9’9” x 5’11”)

Whitehouse Farm bungalow offers a large garden area which is laid to lawn and overlooks the property’s land and equestrian facilities.

Equestrian Facilities
Whitehouse Farm offers an impressive range of equestrian facilities which could be used for personal use or as a commercial venture whether it be as a livery yard, competition yard or riding school.

The superb equestrian facilities have been constructed to a high standard including a Waddington general purpose building currently used as an indoor arena. The property benefits from all of the buildings being situated within close proximity to each other for ease and efficiency for paddock use and exercising.

The main stable block comprises of five external stables of breezeblock construction under a tiled roof, alongside three additional stores which could be used for tack rooms/ solariums or wash rooms. There is a further ‘L’ shaped stable block to the rear which offers seven boxes of timber construction and a useful general purpose building housing a WC.

There is a further large steel portal frame building which has previously been used as a tea room/café and offers space for tables, chairs and also offers a servery area. To the right hand side there also lies a useful room which would support an over flow from the tea room or alternatively could be used for storage.

Leading to the rear via double doors there is a commercial kitchen which features a range of stainless steel appliances and working surfaces. This also provides access to a ladies/disabled WC with shower cubicle and a gentleman’s WC.

To the first floor there is a spacious landing which offers a viewing window over the attached modern steel portal framed building and could be used for a variety of purposes including its current use, storage or offices. The attached building has been used for stabling inclusive of a timber two storey tack room.

There is a large indoor arena which requires a surface which is constructed under a steel portal frame which is situated adjacent to the stables and tea room. The arena benefits from timber walls around its perimeter, as well as a two storey visitor / viewing area. This benefits from overhead floodlights however the vendor cannot take responsibility for the utility connection.

There is a post and railed outdoor arena which requires a surface, however it offers low level floodlighting, the vendor cannot take responsibility for the utility connection.

Canteen Seating Area - 9.72m x 6.12m (31’8” x 20’1”)
Canteen Serving Area - 9.18m x 6.12m (30’1” x 20’1”)
General Purpose Room/Canteen Overflow - 4.16m x 3.10m (13’6” x 10’1”)
Kitchen - 5.02m x 4.10m (16’4” x 13’4”)
Office Room One - 3.40m x 5.10m (11’1” x 16’7”)
Office Room Two - 5.07m x 6.19m (16’3” x 20’3”)
Office Room Three - 5.05m x 7.90m (16’5” x 25’9”)
Office Room Four - 4.47m x 4.46m (14’6” x 14’6”)
General Purpose Building - 6.98m x 9.56m (22’9” x 31’3”)
Indoor Arena - 48.06m x 32.94m (157’6” x 108’)
Outdoor Arena– 20m x 60m (65’6” x 196’8”)

Whitehouse Farm sits in approximately 8.15 Ha (20.15 Ac) of grassland. The land is divided into individual paddocks (approx. 2/3 horses ) and is fenced throughout with post and rail fencing.

Energy Performance Certificate
Whitehouse Farm is currently rated ‘D’.
The Non-Domestic Building is currently rated ‘C’.

From the A1(M) exit at junction 62 and follow the A690 towards Sunderland. Pass Ramside Hall on your right hand side and continue on the A690. Take the exit signposted West Rainton / Leamside and then turn left onto Station Road. Continue on this road for approximately one mile and the entrance to the property is on the left hand side as identified by a George F White for sale board.

1. Please note that there is Japanese Knotweed on a part of the land. We recommend that any interested parties make their own investigations into the extent and eradication of this.

2. There has historically been a pedestrian and vehicular right of access over the track, we recommend that any interested parties perform their own due diligence with reference to this matter.

3. The property is sold as seen and boundaries are as per land registry title number DU149641.

4. There is a telecom cell mast on the site. We recommend that any interested parties perform their own due diligence re this.

5. The property is sold by order of the mortgagees in possession.

Method of Sale
The property will be offered for sale by public auction at The Three Horseshoes, Leamside, Houghton le Spring, DH4 6QQ on Wednesday 18th December 2019 at 10am prompt. The successful purchaser will be required to sign a binding contract immediately after the auction and pay a deposit of 10% of the purchase price by cheque drawn on a UK clearing bank or building society.  Completion is to take place in accordance with the contract documentation.

Preparation for the Auction
Before bidding at an auction a prudent buyer will:

•         Read the Sale Contract.
•         Inspect the property.
•         Inspect the legal documents (including the contract, searches etc).
•         Check the accuracy of the sale particulars.
•         Arrange any necessary finance for the deposit and purchase price.
• Take professional advice.

Bidding at the Auction
Prospective purchasers are advised of the following:

•         We may refuse to accept a bid.
•         If there is a dispute over bidding, we are entitled to resolve it and our decision is final.
•         Where a guide price is given, it is not to be taken as an indication of the reserve price.
• Unfortunately we are unable to accept bids by telephone or bids by proxy.  If you are unable to attend the auction in person you and wish to bid, your solicitor can attend on your behalf having full undertaking and authority to exchange contracts on your behalf.

Money Laundering Regulations
At the fall of the hammer and before completion the memorandum of sale, the successful purchaser(s) will be required to provide proof of identity and current address to the vendor’s solicitor.

Every care has been taken with the preparation of these particulars, but they are for general guidance only and complete accuracy cannot be guaranteed.  f there is any point, which is of particular importance  professional verification should be sought. All dimensions/boundaries are approximate. The mention of fixtures, fittings &/or appliances does not imply they are in full efficient working order. Photographs are provided for general information and you may not republish, retransmit, redistribute or otherwise make the material available to any party or make the same available on any website. These particulars do not constitute a contract or part of a contract.