A rare opportunity to purchase a detached bungalow, in need of modernisation, set in an extensive and established plot, with the additional benefit of a detached two story stone barn (ideal for further development), a large area of hard standing with a turning circle and a workshop, set Read more
A rare opportunity to purchase a detached bungalow, in need of modernisation, set in an extensive and established plot, with the additional benefit of a detached two story stone barn (ideal for further development), a large area of hard standing with a turning circle and a workshop, set in a quiet backwater of this desirable village.
38 The Porch is an individual detached bungalow with well proportioned rooms situated in a quiet position, in the heart of the village. There are three good sized bedrooms, a large living/dining room and a lean-to conservatory. The bungalow is now in need of modernisation and upgrade throughout.
The property is situated in a larger than average plot and has in and out driveway, a large area of hardstanding, a detached stone barn (which, subject to planning, would make an ideal ancillary dwelling), detached workshop and enclosed lawned gardens to the rear. The property offers potential purchasers scope to develop the plot further. Subject to the necessary permissions the property is ideal for extension on the ground floor or a loft conversion. It also has the benefit of gas fired central heating and is partially double glazed.
38 The Porch is approached via a driveway which opens into a large parking area with central turning circle. The main front door is to the side of the property which opens into a entrance lobby which has panelled walls, a tiled floor and a door through to the inner reception hall. The L shaped living/dining room has five windows to the front and the side. There is a stone fireplace with an open fire and a return door to the kitchen.
The breakfast kitchen has a range of wall and base units with a laminate worktop over with inset stainless steel sink and a half tiled splashback. There is space for white goods, a window to the side and door which leads into the utility room/conservatory.
The utility room/conservatory is glazed and has plumbing for a washing machine and a door which provides access to the front. There is a further door which leads to the boiler room and a store cupboard and an external door into the rear garden.
From the reception hallway there are three bedrooms. Bedroom one and two are both double bedrooms and are positioned at the rear of the property, one has a range of fitted wardrobes. The third bedroom is at the side and also has fitted wardrobes.
The bathroom is fitted with a coloured suite which comprises of a panelled bath with shower over, pedestal wash hand basin and WC. There is a fitted cupboard which houses the hot water cylinder.
Externally The entrance to the property widens and provides ample space for parking numerous vehicles. There are borders to both sides of the driveway and a central turning circle. A flagged pathway runs around both sides of the property and leads to the rear garden. The rear garden is enclosed by wooden fencing. It is predominately laid to lawn and there are established trees and borders. There is a brick potting shed which is partially glazed, also a small ornamental pond.
There is a single attached garage with an electric up and over door. There is a further personal door to the rear and two windows. Within the garage is a loft hatch which provides access into the boarded roof space which runs across the footprint of the building. The loft would easily convert into additional accommodation.
The Stone Barn At the entrance to the grounds of 38 The Porch is an two storey detached stone barn. Previously used as a joiners workshop this building would make an ideal conversion if buyers wanted to create Air B and B Accommodation or an ancillary dwelling for an elderly relative, subject to the necessary planning permissions. The barn also has a small enclosed lawned garden. In addition there is also a wooden workshop which has light and power.
Potential Asbestos We have been informed that there may be asbestos present in the bathroom cupboard 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.
Overage The land included in the sale is sold subject to a clawback of 20% of the uplift in value within 20 years of the date of completion. The clawback will be triggered in the event the purchaser acquires planning permission for an additional dwelling on the site. The clawback would not be triggered, however, if the existing barn is converted into additional residential accommodation.
The owners of 38 The Porch have a right of access to drive their car over the driveway which leads to the property. This driveway is in the ownership of a neighbour.
Tenure & Possession Freehold. Vacant possession upon completion.
EPC Rating This property has been certified with an EPC Rating of F.
Local Authority Richmondshire Council Tax and D.
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Barton is a pretty, ideally located village benefitting from a church, post office, public house, a village hall and a good primary school. There is a regular bus service which links the village to Richmond, Catterick and Darlington.
The market towns of Richmond and Darlington both offer a wider range of shopping, leisure facilities, schools and supermarkets, including independent shops, bars and restaurants and a weekly market. Darlington also offers a variety of clubs and a leisure centre, as well as a college and secondary schools.
Barton is approximately 2 miles East from Junction 58 which adjoins the A1/M1 and is only 2 miles away from Scotch Corner which in turn connects to the A66 and the A19. Trains from Darlington station provide excellent high speed links to London and Edinburgh.
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