A superb, newly built, prestigious home situated within a substantial plot of approximately 6.13 acres, in a semi rural location. This expansive property has been built by the current owner to the highest of standards with good quality fixtures and fittings throughout and open views to the rear. There are three reception rooms, four bedrooms, three with ensuite and a multi-functional room to the top floor which could be a games/cinema room or gym. Externally there are gardens, currently a blank canvas, grazing land, ample private parking a double garage and separately accessed basement.
Situation and AmenitiesSituated on the edge of Witton Park is is within easy reach of local amenities and with good public transport links to schools and shops. Bishop Auckland 3 miles, Newton Aycliffe 9 miles, Barnard Castle 14 miles, Darlington 27 miles, Durham 30 miles. Please note all distances are approximate.
Delightful four bedroom Georgian farmhouse and high spec three bedroom detached cottage, all with gardens, wildlife pond and paddock.
Principal house: entrance vestibule, central staircase hall, wc, 4 reception rooms, kitchen breakfast room, principal bedroom with en suite shower room, 3 further bedrooms, 2 further bathrooms (1 en suite)
Cottage: entrance and staircase hall, cloakroom wc, kitchen breakfast room, sitting room, 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms (1 en suite), private drive, courtyard garden
Laundry/utility, log store, potting shed/store, garage, dog kennel
Gardens and grounds, small orchard, paddock
In all some 1.7 acres
This handsome, double fronted Georgian house has been extended, restored and renovated under the guiding hand of the current owners who, during their eighteen year tenure, have also added a purpose-built holiday cottage to the freehold. The entire property has been painstakingly maintained over the years and decorated as recently as 2021 both inside and out. The gardens and grounds are impressive, sit largely on the south and west of the property, are mature and well wooded with a superb wildlife pond and paddock. This is a very appealing property that enjoys a private, rural setting and presents many options to the incoming buyer.
The house presents many period features including reclaimed/original doors and cupboards, renovated fireplaces from Old Flames in Easingwold, a fine staircase with polished handrail and a traditional newel post, and a refurbished antique cast iron kitchen range repurposed as an open fire. There are engineered oak floorboards, underfloor heating in the extension, a log burning stove in the dining room and an open fire in the sitting room.
The kitchen/breakfast/family room is a superb living space that spans the width of the house with access at one end to the useful courtyard/outbuildings and at the other to the south facing gardens enjoyed from the bay window. The kitchen was handmade by Scawton Joinery; there are granite worktops, a Butler sink and a Sandyford cooking range that runs the central heating and hotwater systems. The outbuildings include a large utility/laundry room with fitted oak units.
Additional living rooms include a formal dining room and large sitting room with a south facing bay. The garden room enjoys the perfect orientation with an outlook across the garden to the large wildlife pond fringed with foliage. It is designed with a high vaulted ceiling and French doors that open directly on to the sunny, west facing terrace. The first floor layout flows well and all double bedrooms enjoy ample natural light. The principal bedroom suite has fitted wardrobes and overlooks the gardens and pond, and there are three other bedrooms, two with fitted wardrobes.
Gardens, Grounds, CottageA five bar metal gates open to a private gravel drive that gives access to both the house and cottage. It sweeps through the iron gates of the principal house to the paved driveway and courtyard area in front of the garage. The mature gardens lie principally to the south and the west; they are sheltered and private, predominantly lawned with many mature trees and shrubs. Within the western corner is a large and well established pond, and on the southern boundary of the property is a beautifully maintained and fenced paddock bounded by trees and screened from the country road.
The Cottage is a detached house in its own right, with high specification fixtures and fittings. It has its own drive, private parking, courtyard garden and electric meter box. The kitchen was handmade by Scawton joinery, there is a Range cooker, granite work surfaces and a Butler sink. Oak flooring has been fitted throughout the sitting room, there is a wood burning stove and delightful views over the pond.
The equestrian unit is located in a private rural setting with views over adjoining countryside. Whilst its setting is rural, the property is in very easy reach of nearby towns and cities and has excellent transport links. The site is located on the outskirts of the village of Barlow where basic amenities can be found but is also within easy reach of Market Towns of Chesterfield (6 miles) and Bakewell (9.5 miles) together with the city of Sheffield (14 miles) away. The B6051 and B6050 are easily accessed leading to the A61 and A621.
A distinctive Victorian country house, occupying an idyllic setting in 23 acres of glorious gardens and grounds with far reaching views.
Cambridge 9 miles, M11 (Junction 12) 7 miles, Royston (King’s Cross 37 minutes) 11 miles, Stansted Airport 37 miles (distances and time are approximate).
Bourn Lodge provides an extremely rare opportunity to acquire a privately situated country house with over 23 acres of gently undulating land in this highly accessible west Cambridgeshire village. Formerly The Dower House to the Bourn Hall Estate and dating from 1866, the present owners purchased the property in 1966 and it is believed this is only the second time that it has been offered for sale in 100 years.
Constructed with brick elevations under a slate roof, the house has a distinctive castellated facade with stone dressed bay windows. The principal reception rooms and bedrooms have dual aspects and benefit from wonderful views over the gardens and grounds, Bourn village and rolling countryside beyond.
The well proportioned accommodation is arranged over two floors and is ideal for a good sized family. This secluded setting provides considerable potential for further alterations and additions, subject to any necessary planning permissions.
OutsideThe property is approached over an approximately 200 yard long private concrete driveway to an extensive parking area in front of the former Coach House/Stable Block. This triple gable fronted building is constructed with brick elevations under a slate roof and comprises 2 Garages and 2 Loose Boxes (currently used as storage) and an excellent first floor Office with a pitched ceiling incorporating 4 skylights and a useful Kitchenette. [Cold water only and no foul drainage]The main house is approached over a gated, gravelled driveway with extensive gravelled parking space to the west of the house.