Snookacres Farm

Witton Gilbert, County Durham

DH7 6TQ

For Sale

Guide price £ 850,000

A delightful smallholding with a stone built farmhouse, approximately 2 acres of grassland, a range of farm buildings and three terraced cottages.

Call our DURHAM office to arrange a viewing

0191 370 8530

Summary

A pleasant smallholding located approximately 4 miles outside of Durham City comprising an attractive, 4 bedroom detached stone built farmhouse, a range of buildings and three stone built, terraced cottages. The property is offered for sale as a whole or in four lots.

 Location

The property is situated in the village of Witton Gilbert  approximately 4 miles north west of Durham and approximately 5 miles south east of the village of Lanchester.

 Directions

From Durham, take the A691 north west of the City passing the Fire Station on your right. Carry on until you reach a roundabout at the western end of Witton Gilbert and turn right into the village. Snookacres Farm is the first building on the right hand side of the road.

Snookacres Farm

A detached, double fronted, stone built farmhouse which offers gardens to the side and rear. The farmhouse is double glazed throughout.

Ground Floor

Porch

Open porch with tiled roof.

Kitchen (3.79m x 4.07m)

Spacious and light kitchen, with oak effect wall and floor units, electric cooker, gas hob, vinyl flooring and views over the garden to the rear of the property.  Two south facing windows.

Pantry (4.65m x 2.07m)

Large useful pantry with shelving, accessed

directly from the kitchen.

 

Bathroom (2.00m x 3.05m)

Accessed from the kitchen, with a WC, hand basin, bath and separate shower. South facing window.

 

Dining Room (3.78m x 3.48m)

A large room with gas fire, wooden fireplace and views overlooking the garden to the rear of the property.

 

Living Room (4.47m x 5.00m)

A large room with a gas fire, north facing window and access to the front hall.

 

Reception Room/ Bedroom (3.89m x 4.23m)

A large room, currently being used as a bedroom, with fitted wardrobes and a north facing window.

 

First Floor

Bedroom 1(4.52m x 4.33m)

Spacious, north facing, double bedroom, with fitted wardrobes and shelving units.

 

Dressing Room (3.75m x 4.06m max)

Large dressing room with velux window, leading to bedrooms 2 and 3.

 

Bedroom 2 (3.75m x 2.98m max)

Double room with east facing window.

 

Bedroom 3 (3.81m x 3.37m max)

Double room, with west facing window.

 

Shower room (1.47m x 3.00m)

Partially tiled with WC, pedestal hand basin and shower unit.

Bedroom 4 (2.92m x 4.30m)

Spacious double room, with north facing window and large cupboard with shelves.

 

Garden

There is large sloping garden to the rear of the Farmhouse  partially fenced, with some dry stone walling. There is also a large vegetable garden behind the farm buildings.

 

Outbuildings

There are a range of modern and traditional outbuildings located behind the farmhouse. Some of the buildings may be suitable for conversion subject to the necessary consents.

 

1) Stone built boiler house adjoining the farmhouse.

 

2) A stone built stable block with three stone built stables with traditional split stable doors. Two have both a water and electricity supply and the third has an electricity supply. Water would be easily connected to the third stable.

 

3) Stone built double garage with electric doors, internal lighting and electric socket points.

 

4) Traditional brick built byre and dairy with fibre cement roof. The building has benefitted from a water and electrical supply in the past and would require minor works to reinstate the supply.

5) Grade II listed, stone built Blacksmith’s Workshop with electricity supply.

6) Open fronted 4 bay timber framed, general purpose shed with brick walls to the sides and stone walls to the rear, with tin roof and side cladding.

7) Traditional brick built, timber framed barn. Currently used as a general purpose storage area.

8) Redundant brick built byre currently without a roof.

Land

Also included in Lot 1 is a 1.92 acre (0.78 hectare) grass paddock. The paddock has been recently fenced and has a water supply. The land is accessed from the farm steading.

Local Authority

Durham County Council, County Hall, Durham DH1 5UZ.

 

EPC and Council Tax

Snookacres Farmhouse has an EPC rating of D57 with a potential rating of  C77, and is scheduled in Band C for Council Tax.

 

Services

The property benefits from mains electricity, mains water, mains sewerage and gas central heating. The majority of the outbuildings have an electricity and water supply.

 

 

 

29 Front Street, Witton Gilbert, Co Durham

Description

A very well presented three bedroom stone built cottage. The property comprises a kitchen, dining room, living room and storage room on the ground floor plus a front entrance hall. Upstairs there are three bedrooms, plus a large family bathroom. The property is fully double glazed throughout with a patio and garden to the rear.

 

Ground Floor

Kitchen   (3.64m x 2.53m)

The kitchen comprises wooden wall and floor units, sink, electric oven and hob with extractor fan. There is also vinyl flooring and a west facing window.

 

Dining room (3.00m x 5.38m)

A large dining room with a south facing window, laminate flooring and gas fire set in a wooden fireplace.

 

Storage room (3.13 x 2.15m)

Storage room with Grade II listed feature wall.

 

Living room (4.21m x 4.30m)

With a north facing window, electric fire with wooden fireplace and door leading to front door and hall.

 

First Floor

Landing

Large landing with gas central heating boiler.

 

Bedroom 1(2.58m x 4.14m)

Double room with north facing window and built in storage cupboard.

 

Bedroom 2 (1.84m x 3.38m)

Single room with west facing window

 

Bedroom 3 (2.97m x 3.36m)

Double room with south facing window.

 

Bathroom (3.64m x 2.53m)

Large modern, dual aspect, bathroom with corner bath with electric shower, WC, sink, towel radiator and tiled floor.

Council Tax and EPC

The property has a Council Tax band of A and an EPC rating of E54 with a potential rating of C80.

Externally

Accessible from the back door there is a fenced garden area and patio area.

 

 

 

28 Front Street, Witton Gilbert, Co Durham

 Description

A two bedroom stone built cottage which  comprises a kitchen and a living room on the ground floor. Upstairs there are two bedrooms and a bathroom. The property is fully double glazed throughout. To the exterior of the property there is a garden and patio area.

 

Ground Floor

Living room (4.45m x 4.04m)

Accessed from front hall the living room has a dual aspect with a window seat in the south facing window.  There is also a fireplace with wooden surround and door leading to the kitchen.

 

Kitchen (1.46m x 3.13m)

The kitchen comprises white wall and floor units, sink, electric oven and electric hob. There is also vinyl flooring and a south facing window.

 

First Floor

Bedroom 1 (3.49m x 4.17m)

Double room with north facing window and storage cupboard.

 

Bedroom 2 (5.00m x 2.11m)

Double room with south facing window and central heating boiler.

 

Bathroom (1.38m x 2.77m)

Bathroom with corner bath WC, and sink.

Council Tax and EPC

The property is in Council Tax band A and has an EPC rating of D63 with a potential rating of B90.

 

Externally

Accessible from the back door there is a fenced garden area and patio area.

 

Tenancy details

The property is offered for sale subject to an assured shorthold tenancy with a notice period of two months. The current rent is £375 per month.

 

 

27 Front Street, Witton Gilbert, Co Durham

Description

A two bedroom stone built cottage which comprises a kitchen, living room and bathroom on the ground floor. Upstairs there are two bedrooms. To the exterior of the property there is a garden and patio area.

 

Ground Floor

Living room (4.48m x 4.24m)

The living room has a north facing window, laminate flooring, and an electric fire set in a wooden fireplace. A door leads to the kitchen.

 

Kitchen (3.99m x 3.80m)

The kitchen comprises wall and floor units, sink, electric oven and electric hob. There is also vinyl flooring and a south facing window overlooking the garden. There is a door leading to the bathroom and a further door leading to the back door and stairs.

 

Bathroom (1.62m x 1.40m)

Bathroom with bath and electric shower, WC, sink and south facing window

 

First Floor

Bedroom 1 (4.00m x 3.36m)

Double room with south facing window, laminate flooring, gas central heating boiler and handbasin.

 

Bedroom 2 (4.48m x 3.96m)

Double room with north facing window and laminate flooring.

Council Tax and EPC

The property is in Council Tax band A and has an EPC rating of E48 with a potential rating of B82.

 

Externally

Accessible from the back door there is a fenced garden area and patio area.

Tenancy details

The property is offered for sale subject to an assured shorthold tenancy, with a notice period of two months. The current rent is £350 per month.

Burdens

The property is sold subject to all rights including rights of way, whether public or private rights of light, support, drainage, water and electricity supplies and other rights, obligations and easements, quasi easements and restrictive covenants and all existing and proposed way leaves for masts, pylons, stays, cables, drains and water, gas and other pipes, whether or not constituted in the title deeds or referred to in these particulars. The Buyer will be held to have satisfied themselves as to the nature of such burdens.

 

Viewing

Viewing is strictly by arrangement with the sole selling agents H&H Land and Property. Tel: 0191 370 8530.

 

Sporting and Mineral Rights

As far as we are aware the sporting and mineral rights are in-hand and included in the sale, insofar as they are owned by the Seller.

 

Health and Safety

Prospective Buyers are reminded that the property is part of a working farm and that they should be aware of moving machinery and livestock. The Seller and selling agents accept no responsibility for any loss as a result of an accident whilst on the subject property.  

 

Money Laundering

Prospective Buyers should be aware that in the event that they are successful, they will be required to provide us with documents in relation to the Money Laundering Regulations. The extent of the required documentation will be confirmed to the Buyer after acceptance of an offer.

 

Tenure

The property is offered for sale Freehold.

 

Restrictive Covenant / User Clause

In the event that the Buyer or their successors in title obtain planning consent to carry out any form of development (other than for agricultural use) they will pay 50% of the net uplift in value to the seller, or their successors. This provision will run for 25 years from the date of purchase.

 

Selling Agent

For further details or a confidential discussion please contact the selling agent:

 

Helen Forbes, H&H Land and Property, Blackmoor Court, Durham Moor, Durham. DH1 5ER.

 

Telephone: 0191 3708530

Email: helen.forbes@hhland.co.uk

 

Particulars prepared: January 2018