Five bedroom modern built executive property with an excellent range of agricultural buildings, grazing and arable land extending to 12.38 Hectares (30.6 Acres) ideally suited to equestrian use, in an rural yet accessible location. Read more
Five bedroom modern built executive property with an excellent range of agricultural buildings, grazing and arable land extending to 12.38 Hectares (30.6 Acres) ideally suited to equestrian use, in an rural yet accessible location.
Garden House Garden House is a beautifully presented executive property which was built in 2008 and boasts spacious and flexible living accommodation. Having land and an extensive range of outbuildings which are easily convertable to equestrian use (subject to the necessary consents), the property is ideal for those with equestrian interests.
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 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.
EPC Rating This property has been certified with an EPC Rating of C 73.
Tenure & Possession It is understood that the property is sold freehold with vacant possession upon completion.
Services Garden House has mains water and electricity, draining to a digester, water treatment system which is shared with neighbouring properties, Rectory Farmhouse and Tithe Barn Cottages. The property has oil fired central heating which powers a wet underfloor system to the ground floor and radiators to first and second floors.
Local Authority Durham County Council. The property is currently rated Council Tax Band E.
Outbuildings 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.
Potential Asbestos 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.
The Land 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 12.38Ha (30.60Ac). Some of this land has previously been arable land which could return to arable land if desired. All individual field parcels are detailed within the field schedule which corresponds with the sale plan included within these particulars for ease of identification.
Overage Provision 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 12.38 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.
Boundaries Are indicated on the sale plan and the responsibility and maintenance for these will be included within the sale insofar as they are owned.
Rights of Way 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. Garden House has a right of access over a small section of the driveway to Rectory Farmhouse to two parking spaces. Tithe Barn Cottages have a pedestrian right of access from the gateway to the rear door of the cottage and the right to store two LPG bottle to fuel the cottages.
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.
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Date of Particulars The particulars were created in June 2022. Photography in the particulars dates from June 2021.
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The Area The Rectory Farm Portfolio lies in Easington Village which has agricultural origins and boasts a large village green. Along with adjoining Easington Colliery the villages have a range of primary and secondary schools and retail and recreational facilities.
Easington is well connected with the A19 close by and main line train stations at both Durham and Newcastle.
Property at a glance
Modern built detached family property
Two reception rooms
Grazing and arable land extending to 12.38 Hectares (30.6 Acres)
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