Black Thatch Barn is a stunning property, nestled in heart of the County Durham countryside. A spacious, versatile, and immaculately done barn conversion with the oldest part being the granary, dating back to 1633. It is the perfect family home, and an ideal opportunity for a fulfilling lifestyle in the countryside.
Surrounded by rolling countryside from all angles, the property comes with 4.71 acres of land, including a vast mature garden, allotment, three paddocks, stabling and stores. The property would be ideal for a family with horses or other livestock.
Located in an idyllic setting with uninterrupted views, the main five-bedroom barn conversion has all the attributes of a rural home of charm and character, complete with external stone staircase and numerous beamed ceilings. The house is laid out in three distinct ‘wings’.
The largest part comprising - a spacious new kitchen/family room, a utility room, a separate attractive dining room, study/bedroom and WC. French doors from the kitchen and dining room open into the courtyard garden, which is a pleasant sun trap. The kitchen is fitted with bespoke gloss wall and base units, composite worktops, double Belfast style sink with 2 in 1 boiler tap and integrated appliances including a Hotpoint microwave oven and dishwasher. There is also a large larder cupboard. The Aga at the property is for sale by separate negotiation.
Beyond the dining room, in a second ‘wing’, is the stunning lounge which has a feature stone chimney breast with a log-burning stove. The vaulted, beamed ceiling would allow for a mezzanine level to be created above if desired.
The final section of the ground floor is dedicated to two double bedrooms and a stylish bathroom with wet room-style shower. This part of the property is two-storey with stairs leading up to the master bedroom, a further twin bedroom. And a further contemporary bathroom.
A quaint detached, two bedroom cottage situated on the property is also included in the sale. The cottage has an open plan living room/kitchen area, two bedrooms and a modern shower room. The cottage is classed as a separate abode, and is subject to it's own council tax. It offers a unique opportunity for multi-generational living, or even a business opportunity as it could be a fantastic Airbnb style letting.
The property boasts a range of Hodgson’s timber built stables, comprising of a tack room/store, two loose boxes and an open fronted hay store.
The garden is rather large and includes a sweeping lawn, mature trees and shrubs along with an orchard and separate allotment with water and greenhouse. Beyond the garden, there are three paddocks in total, all of which are enclosed by fenced boundaries and enjoy the benefit of a water supply to each paddock. One paddock benefits from a timber field shelter. The three paddocks total approximately 3.6 acres. To conclude the external space on offer, there is a central courtyard garden accessed from the kitchen and dining room.
Black Thatch Barn offers the best of both worlds, countryside living but plenty of local amenities close by.
Set in a secure in a community of just five other properties close to Brancepeth Village. The property is also just a short drive away from local cities and towns inclduing; Durham City (approx. 8 miles away), Bishop Auckland (approx. 8 miles away), Chester le Street (approx. 14 miles away) and Newcastle Upon Tyne (approx. 20 miles away).
The property has recently benefitted from new windows in March in 2020, new kitchen July in 2020 and new carpets in September 2020.
Oil fired central heating via radiators throughout (the barn and the cottage have a separate boiler, fuelled by the same oil tank)
Fully Double Glazed
Independent Private Septic Tank
Council Tax Band: F
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