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High Brooms Farm, Leadgate, Consett

Offers In Region Of £725,000

Property Features

  • 5 Bed Farmhouse
  • Landscape Gardens
  • Large Modern Barn
  • 6 Bed B and B
  • Land Extending to Approx. 7.97 acres (3.22 ha)
  • Wooded Dene
High Brooms is a small country estate extending in total to 4.685 ha (11.57 acres) with 5 bedroom farmhouse dating from the 16th century with attached granary which has been converted into a 6 room bed and breakfast business. There are attractive landscaped gardens to both side and the rear of the property. There is a traditional stone built former meal house with adjacent modern portal frame building containing workshop, 7 lock up secure storage units, further workshop with mezzanine floor and livestock barn with 4 loose boxes and indoor exercise area for horses. There is a total of 5 grass paddocks of varying sizes totalling 3.22 hectares (7.97 acres) and to complete the estate for the benefit of lovers of nature a wooded Dene. The full extent of the property is shown more accurately delineated in red on the attached plan.

The property is situated close to the A.691 and the A.692 roads giving good access to Consett, Newcastle/Gateshead, Durham and the main trunk road system in the North East. There is a full range of shops, educational and commercial facilities in nearby Consett. Mainline rail stations are at Durham and Newcastle and there is easy access to Newcastle and Durham/Tees Valley airports.

High Brooms Estate provides the purchaser with a country based lifestyle and at the same time is close to the main commercial centres of the North East. There is an ongoing bed and breakfast business capable of further development and the exterior buildings provide accommodation for horses and other rural business activities. High Brooms is situated close to a network of public footpaths and bridleways providing cross-country trails for horse riders.

High Brooms House
The house is set off the block paved entrance road with extensive block paved parking area to the front, attached double garage to the side and surrounded on 3 sides by attractive landscaped gardens. The house dates from the mid-16th century with various alterations and additions at more recent dates and is of random stone construction under pitched slate roofs. The spacious property has been modernised sympathetically to a high standard retaining many of the original features and is fully double glazed.


3.10m x 1.23m (10'2" x 4'0")
Fully double glazed entrance door, tiled floor, ceiling spotlights, burglar alarm and access door to garage, double central heating radiator.

Shower Room
2.13m x 1.98m (6'11" x 6'6")
Fully tiled floor and walls, pedestal wash hand basin and WC. Quadrant corner shower cubicle with Redring Zeta digital electric shower, extract fan and double central heating radiator.

Utility Room
2.98m x 2.48m (9'9" x 8'2")
Cherry fitted floor and wall units with 1½ bowl and single drainer ceramic sink inset in black granite effect worktop, plumbed for washing machine and vented for clothes drier, tiled floor and splashbacks, extractor fan, brass ceiling light and double central heating radiator.

Kitchen/Breakfast Room
6.22m x 3.33m (20'5" x 10'11")
Cherry floor, wall and tall kitchen units with cherry block worktop with inset 1½ bowl ceramic sink and single drainer. AEG induction hob and Competence double oven, integrated Whirlpool dishwasher and refrigerator. Extract hood. Island unit with breakfast bar. Roller blind, ceramic tiled floor and double central heating radiator.

Inner Hallway
3.23m x 1.88m (10'7" x 6'2")
Fitted carpet and with Worcester Heatslave 20/25 floor standing oil fired central heating boiler and cupboard with electric consumer unit.

Breakfast Room/Study
3.57m x 3.26m (11'9" x 10'8")
Fitted carpet, fitted shelving, exposed and sealed original 16th century stonewall (1540) and lantern light.

Dining Room
7.05m x 3.45m (23'2" x 11'4")
Fitted carpet, UPVC French doors to patio and garden, exposed beam ceilings, deep skirting's and wall lights and 2 double central heating radiators. (Dining room table etc available separately by

Living Room
5.55m x 4.54m (18'3" x 14'11")
Fitted carpet with exposed beam ceiling, inglenook fireplace with flecked sandstone surround with inset multifuel room heater, wall lights, alcove and single central heating radiator. Sliding patio doors to sun room.

Sun Room
7.64m x 2.21m (25'1" x 7'3")
Ceramic tiled floor and with monopitch ceiling with 3 double glazed roof windows, inset spotlights and 2 double central heating radiators. Direct access from hallway.

Family Room
5.18m x 4.77m (16'11" x 15'8")
Fitted carpet, stone inglenook fireplace with multifuel room heater with brass rail above, exposed beam ceiling, understairs seating/storage area with part blocked off original 1540 window.
Wall lights, double central heating radiator and sliding patio doors.

Fully carpeted and with wall light. Carpeted stairs to:


Carpeted stairs to carpeted half and full landings.


Bedroom 1
3.49m x 3.29m (11'5" x 10'10")
Double room with fitted carpet and single central heating radiator.

3.34m x 2.40m (10'11" x 7'10")
Fitted carpet, white 3-piece suite with large panelled bath set in dais, pedestal wash hand basin, WC, brass framed quadrant shower with brass mains shower mixer, towel radiator, tiled walls and extractor fan.

Bedroom 2
3.72m x 3.44m (12'2" x 11'3")
Double room with fitted carpet, double central heating radiator.

Bedroom 3
5.27m x 4.86m (17'3" x 15'11")
Double room with varnished pine floor and single central heating radiator.

Bedroom 4
5.60m x 4.65m (18'4" x 15'3")
Double room with fitted carpet and single central heating radiator. Door to:

Bedroom 5
3.45m x 3.24m (11'4" x 10'8")
Fitted carpet and double central heating radiator.

(Bed and Breakfast Units)

Former granary on end of farmhouse recently converted into 6 high quality self-contained bed and breakfast units with self-contained kitchen and separate private entrance providing 4 double occupancy units and 2 single occupancy rooms.
The Granary is to be sold with all fixtures, furnishings, equipment, bedding etc as a fully operating business.

The accommodation is as follows:

Private fully glazed front entrance door, fitted carpet, spotlights and fire alarm master, stairs off to disabled unit, service kitchen and first floor.

Unit One Living Room
3.69m x 2.83m (12'1" x 9'3")
Oak floor, white floor and wall kitchen units with integrated refrigerator, sink and microwave. Furnished with double bed, wardrobe, chest of drawers, table and chairs. Spotlights and double central heating radiator.

Shower Room
2.04m x 1.59m (6'8" x 5'3")
Tiled floor and walls, white pedestal wash hand basin, WC, corner shower cubicle with thermostatic shower, vertical towel radiator, TV and extract fan.

Unit Two
Mirror image of Unit 1.

Unit Three
Disabled walk in unit with ramp from outside

Living Room
4.92m x 2.89m (16'2" x 9'6")
Fitted carpet, white floor and wall units, worktop with circular sink, integrated fridge, spotlights, microwave, table and chairs, TV, double bed, wardrobe and chest of drawers.

2.35m x 1.74m (7'9" x 5'9")
Tiled walls and floor, white pedestal wash hand basin, WC, corner shower cubicle with thermostatic shower, vertical towel radiator and extract fan.

Service Kitchen
3.77m x 2.14m (12'4" x 7'0")
Access from bed and breakfast unit and from farmhouse kitchen. Fitted white floor and wall units, worktop with single bowl sink, plumbed for Hotpoint washing machine, Whirlpool integrated fridge. CCTV security monitor and recording system.

Boiler Room
Worcester Greenstar Heatstore 25/32 oil fired combination boiler with separate fuel tank.

Stairs To Landing
Carpeted, 3 storage cupboards and spotlights.

Unit Four Living Room
3.53m x 2.92m (11'7" x 9'7")
Oak floor and white kitchen units with integrated refrigerator, circular sink and microwave, single bed, wardrobe and chest of drawers, table and chairs.

2.18m x 1.68m (7'2" x 5'6")
Tiled walls and floor, WC, wash hand basin and bath, towel radiator, coombed ceiling with roof light.

Unit Five
Mirror image of Unit 4.

Unit Six
Living room 4.48m x 3.75m (14'8" x 12'4")
Oak floor, double central heating radiator and fully equipped.

Shower Room
1.75m x 1.66m (5'9" x 5'5")
Quadrant shower with mains thermostatic shower, WC and pedestal wash hand basin.


Private gardens to front end and rear, fenced and walled with lawns, herbaceous borders, shrubs and trees and carp pond with pump and filtration equipment. Paved paths and patios and with stone built Priesthole.

Extensive block paved parking area to front and rear of house and to the end of the Granary and opposite as a parking bay.

6.10m x 5.16m (20'0" x 16'11")
Attached garage to rear of farmhouse with remote control roller shutter door and mains electric distribution system.


Meal House
5.32m x 5.26m (17'5" x 17'3")
Random stone construction under double pitched corrugated asbestos roof.

Portal Frame Building
32.0m x 0.14m (105' x 30') external
7 bay steel portal frame building with concrete block, space boarded and corrugated sheet walls under double pitched corrugated sheet roof. Access by roller shutter, steel and personnel doors. Sectionalised as follows:

Work Shop 1
With benches, power sockets, translucent roof lights and florescent lights (9.00m x 4.50m) Lock up Storage Units with 7 shelved secure lock up units 9.00m x 4.63m (29'6" x 15'2")

Workshop 2
9.00m x 4.63m (29'6" x 15'2")
With mezzanine floor, florescent lighting and power sockets. American Barn with 4
concrete block walled loose boxes and enclosed storage or exercise area measuring 18.00m x 9.00 (60' x 30')

Agricultural Land
The grass paddocks surrounding the farm buildings are all in permanent pasture. The land is not registered for Single Farm Payments. Details of the fields are as follows:

Amenity Land
Brooms Dene extending to 0.888 hectares (2.19 acres) and situated to the east of the entrance drive contains a wide range of trees and shrubs.

Rights Of Way/Access
The access road from Brooms Lane to High Brooms is owned by High Brooms with rights of access over the road to the owners of Broom Dene Cottage and Broom Lea Cottage. Broom Lea Cottage has right of access over the concreted area in front of
farm building and the grassed area beyond. Public footpaths run across the entrance drive and through Brooms Dene.

These are shown delineated in red on the appended plan.


By appointment through the Selling Agents.

Local Authority
Derwentside District Council.

Council Tax
High Brooms Farmhouse is in Council Tax Band E

Uniform Business Rates
The rateable value of the Bed and Breakfast holiday unit and premises is £4,500

We are verbally informed by the Vendor that the property is freehold with vacant possession.

Metered mains water supply, drainage to septic tank with separate septic tanks for house and B & B, mains electricity, separate central heating oil tanks for farmhouse and B & B and telephone.

Energy Performance

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