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Low Rough Lea Farm House, Hunwick, Crook

Offers Over £530,000

Property Features

  • 5 Bedroom Detached House
  • Large Detached Garage & Parking
  • Under Floor Heating & Solar Panels
  • Grazing/Meadow & Woodland Approximately 19.86 Acres (8.04 HA) by Separate Negotiation
  • Range of Agricultural Buildings by Separate Negotiation
A rare opportunity to purchase this beautifully presented 5-bedroom detached stonebuilt barn conversion with attached garden. Fully restored in 2010 this super insulated barn conversion was entered as a finalist in the LABC Building Excellence awards in 2012. The property is full of traditional features and character with extensive use of mixed reclaimed, original and new wood. The property also benefits from underfloor heating, sash and double-glazed windows throughout. NO ONWARD CHAIN. MUST BE VIEWED. *****LAND, WOODLAND AVAILABLE BY SEPARATE NEGOTIATION TO BUY OR TO RENT and AGRICULTURAL BUILDINGS, YARD, WORKSHOP and HARD STANDING AVAILABLE BY SEPARATE NEGOTIATION TO BUY AS AN ADDITION TO THE HOUSE*****

Hunwick is a semi-rural village located centrally between the towns of Crook, Willington and Bishop Auckland. The surrounding market towns of Crook and Bishop Auckland are a short drive offering a wider range of shopping, recreational and schooling facilities. The Historic City of Durham is located approximately 10 miles north east via Hunwick Lane and the A690. Darlington approximately 16 miles south east on the A68, with main line rail connections north and south and easy access to the A1M from both locations. The metropolitan city of Newcastle upon Tyne and Gateshead are also located approximately 26 miles North East less than 1 hours drive also within good commuting distance and offers a regional centre of culture with venues such as Sage Gateshead, Baltic and the Theatre Royal. Large shopping complexes such as The Metro Centre and Eldon Square are also located in the Newcastle and Gateshead area.


Entrance Hallway
Original solid wood door and bespoke hand-built staircase made from sycamore, ash and tree branches taken from the adjoining wood.

Dining Room/Office
5.23m x 4.32m
Spacious dining room currently utilized as a home office with dual aspect windows and exposed timber beam. This room could also be used for a range of other purposes.

3.5m x 2.36m
From the kitchen dining area with exposed beam and window to the side elevation.

Open Plan Kitchen/Diner
8.40m x 6.32m
Spacious open plan kitchen diner fitted with a wide range of ash fronted wall and base storage/display units with contrasting worksurfaces over, composite double sink drainer unit, integrated double Neff electric ovens and hob, large central island with Baltic brown granite worksurface, exposed beams, spotlights to ceiling, duels aspect windows with large floor to ceiling windows in the dining area drawing attention to the beautiful open countryside. The kitchen and internal hallway flooring is fully tiled with under floor heating.

Internal Hallway
Leading from the kitchen is an internal hallway with store/pantry, side window.

2nd Entrance Hall/Boot Room
1.85m x 1.84m
Traditional solid wood entrance door leading into an original Quarrel tiled floor entrance hall/boot room.

Plumbing for washing machine, space for fridge freezer, wall mounted gas combination boiler and flow return system for the borehole water pump.

Shower Room
2.9m x 0.9m
Fitted with a modern white suite comprising wash and basin, low level w.c., shower tray with main fed shower over, fully tiled throughout and sky light to ceiling providing natural light.

Lounge/Sitting Room
6.95m x 9.93m
Large stone and brick inglenook fireplace with wood burning stove inset, windows to 3 aspects with full length UPVC double glazed windows over looking the garden and countryside beyond. External stable door leading to the sun trace and garden.


Spacious galleried landing overlooking dining area below and staircase to second floor.

Bedroom 1
5.7m x 4.25m
Spacious master bedroom with ample space for free standing furniture and window overlooking the garden.

En-suite Bathroom
4.40m x 2.72m
Steps down from bedroom to a fully tiled high specification bathroom fitted with a modern white suite comprising a tile enclosed jacuzzi bath, double wash and basins, low level w.c., walk-in shower cubical with mains fed shower and glass screen, Velux window with floods of natural light.

Dressing Room/Nursery/Sitting Room
3.6m x 3.47m
With a window to the side elevation overlooking the adjoining woodland and Velux window flooding the room with natural light.

Bedroom 2
4.5m x 3.4m
Double bedroom with exposed timber beams, window and space for free standing furniture.

En-suite Shower Room
2.7m x 1.47m
Fully tiled shower room, fitted with a white suite comprising pedestal wash hand basin, low level w.c., double shower tray with mains fed shower over and window.

Bedroom 3
3.29m x 3.23m
Double bedroom with exposed timber beams, window and space for free standing furniture.

Fully tiled shower room, fitted with a white suite comprising wash hand basin, low level w.c., walk-in shower cubical with glass door with mains fed shower over and extractor fan.

Bedroom 4
4.53m x 2.79m
Double room with side window and ample space for free standing furniture.

Bedroom 5
4.60m x 2.50m
Double room with window and ample space for free standing furniture.

Family Bathroom
2.6m 2.39m
Fitted with a white suite comprising, enamel bath, pedestal wash hand basin and low level w.c., half-reclaimed timber paneled walls, side window and airing storage cupboard.


Stairs leading to attic storage space with scope to expand the accommodation further with the correct planning consent.

Room 1
6.02m x 4.40m
Velux window, power and lighting. Gledhill hot water storage cylinders and cold-water stage tank.

Room 2
5.10m x 4.40m
Fully insulated roof space with boarded floor.


Large Rear Garden
Gated access to a graveled driveway leading to the garage and parking area. The garden is laid mainly to lawn with a sun terrace.

Double garage of timber contraction with a corrugated roof. Power and lighting.

Front Garden
With gated access to graveled driveway and a surrounding lawn. This access also services Woodsmiths Cottage.

Agricultural Buildings (Available by Separate Negotiation to Buy as an addition to the house)
A wide range of traditional agricultural buildings including:

Triple Lockup Workshop/Storage Building (Available by Separate Negotiation to Buy as an addition to the house)
13.7m x 8.22m (45' x 27')

Agricultural Building (Available by Separate Negotiation to Buy as an addition to the house)
13.7m x 9.1m (45' x 30')
Fitted with a CCTV monitoring system.

Yard (Available by Separate Negotiation to Buy as an addition to the house)
Large hard standing area.

Solar Feed Tarif
Yard barn and lockup sheds come with a solar feed in tariff if bought with the house please contact the agent for more information..

LAND AND WOODLAND (Available by Separate Negotiation to Buy as an addition to the house or to Rent)
In total the property and the land extends to approximately 19.86 acres (8.042 ha) a mix of pasture meadow land and mixed hardwood mature woodland outlined in red on the attached plan.

The property is accessed via an un-adopted road leading to a private gated drive to the rear of the property and a second shared driveway to the front of the property which is owned but shared with the neighbouring Woodsmiths Cottage.

The mines and minerals are excepted and reserved.

The land has not been entered into any Environmental Stewardship Schemes.

The Western boundary borders the former railway line which is now a Bridleway. There is a public footpath which runs along the existing track north of the property footpath reference number 89. For further information please contact the agent or consult the Durham County Council Definitive Rights of Way Map

The vendor is not aware of any other third party rights of way over the land.

The land is sold subject to and with the benefit of all rights of way, water, drainage, watercourses and other easements and rights of adjoining landowners, affecting the same, and all wayleaves and other matters registered by any competent authority subject to statute.

The land (excluding the house) is subject to a development clawback further information is available from the vendors solicitors.

The property is freehold with vacant possession. The property is subject to rights granted by previous conveyances further information is available from the vendors solicitor.

Previous transfers of the land contained restrictive covenants further information is available from the vendors solicitor.

Main electricity, private borehole and mains water, main sewer, solid fuel and solar water heating with feed in tariff.

Council tax band D.

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

Telephone 03000 260 000 Website

By appointment only through the selling agent Vickers & Barrass, Crook office.


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