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Cowshill, County Durham
A unique and exciting opportunity to purchase a three bedroom stone built property set within 4.19 hectares (10.34 acres) grassland in the North Pennies Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Situated in an elevated position to take advantage of the views across the dale, the property offers huge potential to create an idyllic family home.
Property Type Farms & Land
- Detached stone built house and outbuildings
- 4.19 hectares (10.34 acres) grassland
- Panoramic views
- Separate stone barn
- An abundance of wildlife
- Energy Performance Rating F
- Viewing encouraged
Allers Lea is located to the west of Cowshill in an elevated position amongst the upper Weardale rural landscape. The property is very private but there are houses in close proximity, ensuring it does not feel isolated.
There are local amenities in St John’s Chapel, located three miles to the east and the larger town of Stanhope is 10 miles to the east. Alston lies 10 miles to the west.
Allers Lea is accessed via a 400m track which leads off the A689 to the west. The track is steep in places and a narrow bridge, Allers Bridge over Killhope Burn must be crossed. The track then continues to Allers Lea. This is shown in purple on the sale plan.
A fantastic opportunity to purchase a property situated in the heart of the North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty with far reaching views across Weardale. The property extends to 4.19 hectares (10.34 acres) in total comprising three bedroom stone built house, outbuildings and 4.01 hectares (9.93 acres) ring fenced permanent grassland which boasts a plethora of wildlife.
Allers Lea requires modernisation but offers huge potential to create a wonderful home allowing any purchaser to live in a peaceful location, off the beaten track. The house dates back to approximately 1900 and retains many original features.
The entrance porch leads to two spacious reception rooms which are to the front of the property, one has an open fire and original flag flooring and the second has a multi fuel stove, this room also has direct access to the adjoining two storey barn. The kitchen and adjoining pantry are situated to the rear of the house. There is a third reception room to the rear and access can be gained to the adjoining garage/outbuilding.
To the first floor there are three double bedrooms, two to the front and one to the rear. There is a shower room which does require completion and a bathroom, fitted with a bath, wash basin and WC.
The property has single glazed, timber frame windows throughout.
There is an adjoining two storey stone built barn, which can be accessed directly from the house, this offers potential for conversion, subject to obtaining the necessary planning consents. There are further stone built barns near the property and a standalone barn in the field to the west.
The land surrounds the property and gently slopes north towards Killhope Burn. The land is classified as Grade 5 agricultural land which is predominantly permanent grassland with areas of rushes, parcel 3, as shown on the Sale Plan, has an area of woodland. The land is described as slowly permeable seasonally wet acid loamy and clayey soils. The boundaries are in reasonable condition and comprise stone walls.
The house has mains electricity, a spring water connection, oil fired central heating and septic tank drainage. There is a mains water connection in the field to the east which isn’t connected at present but is available to connect to.
BASIC PAYMENT SCHEME & STEWARDSHIP
The land is not registered with the Rural Payments Agency and is not subject to any Countryside stewardship, Environmental stewardship or similar schemes.
PUBLIC RIGHTS OF WAY
The property is subject to several public rights of way; the first is along the access track continuing through parcel 3 east to west, and the second runs along the southern boundary of parcels 2 and 4. They are identified on the Sale Plan with a green dashed line.
COUNCIL TAX BAND
Durham County Council Tax Band C.
SPORTING & MINERAL RIGHTS
The sporting and mineral rights are assumed to be owned and in hand.
The gross acreages have been assessed in accordance with Ordnance Survey data, interested parties should satisfy themselves in this regard.
Each party is to bear their own costs.
Prospective buyers should be aware that in the event that they are successful they will be required to provide documents in relation to the current Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing Regulations.
The property is held freehold and vacant possession is available on completion.
METHOD OF SALE
The property is offered for sale as a whole by private treaty.
Please contact Vickers & Barrass Darlington office on 01325 728084 to arrange a viewing, which are strictly by appointment only.
Durham County Council
03000 26 0000
Particulars prepared – May 2023
Photographs taken – May 2023
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The property is sold subject to reserve(s).Vickers & Barrass, Chartered Surveyors reserve the right to sell privately without imposing a closing date and do not bind themselves to accept the highest or any offer.
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