A beautifully presented barn conversion which has been tastefully renovated and extended to an extremely high standard, set in a desirable location within walking distance to Durham City Centre. Read more
A beautifully presented barn conversion which has been tastefully renovated and extended to an extremely high standard, set in a desirable location within walking distance to Durham City Centre. Situated in an area of outstanding natural beauty amongst picturesque open countryside, backing onto Low Burnhall Woods which provide superb walking routes and set close to the River Wear, the property is conveniently placed for the commuter having easy access onto the A1 and A19. The site extends to approximately 1 Acre (0.4 HA) of stunning, enclosed lawned gardens also benefitting from a phenomenal adjoining two bedroom annexe, ample off road parking and triple garage.
The Property Renovated and extended to an extremely high standard throughout and situated in an area of outstanding natural beauty within walking distance to Durham City Centre, Woodland Barn is a breath-taking barn conversion benefitting from an impressive adjoining annexe which boasts six bedrooms in total and is generously positioned amongst outstanding countryside and backing onto Low Burnhall Woods which is a haven for Wildlife, home to the Willow Minor and wildflower meadows, making it a perfect tranquil spot. The whole site approximately extending to 1 acre (0.4 HA) of mature lawned gardens which have been well kept, this impressive property also offers a large garage and ample off road parking. Woodland Barn would ideally be suited to multi-generational living or those seeking income potential.
The main entrance is situated to the front of the property and leads into the reception hall which is laid with oak flooring, along with exposed brick and stone work to the walls. To the left hand side lies the generous living room, which is well proportioned and flooded with natural light courtesy of the full length windows and triple aspect. Featuring a multi-fuel stove set within an exposed brick inglenook with mantel over, stairs rise from the living room to a landing providing access to the master bedroom. A well proportioned double featuring a range of oak fitted wardrobes and Velux window which enjoy views over the rear woodland and beyond, there is an adjoining modern bathroom which comprises a low level WC, a wash hand basin set upon a vanity unit, a freestanding bath and a separate shower cubicle.
Returning to the reception hall, there is also a useful utility/boot room which is fitted with a range of base and wall mounted storage units.
The impressive kitchen/family room is located within the central section of the barn and features full height vaulted ceilings contributing to the feeling of space and grandeur. The kitchen is fitted with a range of oak base mounted storage units with contrasting central island and quartz worktop which incorporates an induction hob. Integral appliances include microwave oven and eye level double oven, dishwasher, fridge and freezer, while double doors to the rear lead out to the patio area.
A further oak staircase rises from the kitchen and leads to a landing providing access to two further double bedrooms, both of which benefit from a range of fitted wardrobes and en-suite facilities which comprise of a low level WC, a wash hand basin and a shower cubicle.
Returning to the kitchen, the sitting room can be accessed which is a versatile reception room and could be utilised for a number of purposes. Featuring double doors leading out to the rear patio, there is also an internal connecting door to the adjoining annexe.
The accommodation is completed by a fourth double bedroom, which benefits from an adjoining bathroom fitted with a WC, wash hand basin and freestanding bath, this bathroom can be accessed from both the bedroom and the inner hallway providing flexibility.
The entrance into the adjoining annexe leads into the reception hall, where to the ground floor there are two spacious double bedrooms with doors leading out to the East facing patio area at the front. Both bedrooms benefit from en-suite facilities which are fitted with high quality suites comprising wall hung WC with concealed cistern, wall hung wash hand basins featuring vanity units and freestanding copper baths.
The utility room is also at ground floor level and is fitted with a range of base mounted storage units, along with void and plumbing for freestanding appliances.
Stairs rise to the first floor living accommodation, the kitchen is fitted with a range of base mounted storage units which are topped with contrasting worktops and incorporate a composite sink. Integral appliances include induction hob, eye level oven and microwave, fridge, freezer and dishwasher. Featuring full height vaulted ceilings which contribute to the feeling of space, full height windows to three elevations absorb the superb panoramic views. The living area features a multi-fuel stove as well as bi-fold doors leading out to a private raised decked area.
The driveway is gravelled and leads to a useful timber three car garage with electric vehicle charging point. To the front, rear and side elevations the gardens extend to approximately 1 Acre (0.4 HA) and are predominantly laid to lawn, bordered by mature hedgerow. There is also an extensive South West facing patio area to the rear, creating the perfect space for entertaining and alfresco dining into the evening.
Services The property benefits from mains water and electricity. Drainage is to a shared septic tank. The main dwellinghouse is heated by a ground source heat pump, while the adjoining annexe is heated by an air source heat pump.
Notes 1. Please note that the adjoining annexe is restricted to holiday use only. This could be lifted subject to the necessary planning consent, any purchasers must perform their own due diligence.
2. A public footpath exists over the front garden which the current owner is in the process of relocating to the perimeter of the land.
3. The property currently benefits from a Shepherds Hut which is being used for a separate business opportunity. The Shepherds Hut is available by separate negotiation, however there is a water and electricity supply already installed at the site.
Tenure & Possession Freehold, available with vacant possession upon completion.
EPC Rating This property has been certified with an EPC Rating of *error*
Local Authority Durham County Council. The property is Council Tax Band G.
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The Area Woodland Barn is located just a few minutes drive from the centre of the historic City of Durham. Close to Durham University, excellent schooling such as Saint Margarets Church of England Primary School and Durham Johnson School, along with an excellent range of bars, restaurants, and leisure facilities.
For the commuter, the property is conveniently located for the regional road network including the A1 (M) and the A177 for travel throughout the region. Durham Mainline Railway Station offers a regular service to London King Cross and Edinburgh. Durham Tees Valley International Airport and Newcastle International Airport offer further communications with the rest of the country and overseas.
Many renowned beauty spots are within a short drive, beyond which can be found the delights of the Lake District, North Yorkshire Moors, Northumberland, and the East Coast.
This is a Freehold property.
Property at a glance
Renovated and extended barn conversion
Six bedrooms and five reception rooms
Attached Annexe with business opportunity
Completed to an extremely high standard
Set within approximately 1 acre (0.4 HA)
Ample off road parking and triple garage
Located within walking distance to Durham City Centre
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