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Lintzgarth, Rookhope, Bishop Auckland

For Sale

Property Summary

A rare opportunity to purchase a smallholding which includes a two bedroom farmhouse in need of renovation, a stone barn and permanent grassland which extends to 6.78 hectares (16.73 acres) in total including an orchard. The property is situated to the west of Rookhope in the North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
Property Type Farms & Land
Bedrooms X2
Bathrooms X1

Property Features

  • Stone built house in need of renovation
  • 6.78 hectares (16.73 acres) of permanent grassland
  • Extensive orchard with over 60 varieties of apple trees
  • A stone barn
  • Energy Performance Rating G
  • Early viewing recommended

Full Details

The property is situated to the west of Rookhope in an elevated, rural location within the North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB). It is 6 miles to the west of Stanhope and 17 miles south of Hexham.

A range of amenities are available in Stanhope and there are several village shops and pubs nearby.

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From the A689 at Eastgate head north on the unnamed road towards Rookhope, continue on this road through the village and head west towards Allenheads. After approximately 1 mile from Rookhope, turn left, signposted towards Westgate and Ireshopeburn. Where the road forks, keep left, turning on to the gravel road. At the next fork keep left and continue along the track to Guard House.

Guard House has a right of access across the track from the adopted highway. There is a shared maintenance responsibility for this track.

Guard House is a two bedroom stone built detached house which is in need of renovation and modernisation. Comprising a kitchen and two reception rooms, one has a woodburning stove and one with a restored black range. There is a Rayburn in the kitchen. To the first floor there are two double bedrooms and a bathroom.

Externally there is a garden to the front of the property and parking area to the rear. There is an extensive orchard to the east of the house which is stocked with over 60 varieties of productive apple trees, some of which are very rare.

There is a useful stone and timber clad barn with hayloft.

The land comprises of six parcels of permanent grassland and an orchard, situated mostly to the front of the house, with stone wall and fenced stock proof boundaries. It is north facing and gently slopes towards Rookhope Burn. The land is classified as Grade 4.

The neighbouring property to the west, has a right of access to their property and to their water tank and sewage treatment plant which are both located in parcel 0564.

The land is subject to several public footpaths, which are identified in green on the Sale Plan.

Field number Hectares Acres Description
NY9342 2787 0.85 2.11 Grassland
NY9342 0773 0.97 2.39 Grassland
NY9342 0986 0.90 2.23 Grassland
NY9342 1784 1.81 4.48 Grassland
NY9432 0564 0.57 1.40 Grassland/Track
NY9342 1258 0.43 1.06 Grassland/Orchard
NY9342 1468 1.21 3.00 Grassland
Total 6.74 16.67

The property is served by mains electricity, spring water supply, solid fuel heating and septic tank drainage.

Durham County Council Tax Band C.

Guard House has an EPC rating of G.

The land is sold subject to and with the benefit of all rights of way, water, drainage, water courses, light and other easements, quasi or reputed easements and rights of adjoining owners (if any) affecting the same and all matters registerable by any competent authority pursuant to statute.

The property is subject to HLS/ELS scheme which expires 30/11/2028, details of the scheme can be obtained from the selling agent if required.

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 extent of the required documentation will be confirmed to the purchaser(s) after acceptance of an offer.

We are informed by the current vendors that the property is held freehold.

It is understood that there is superfast broadband available and limited mobile telephone signal.

The property is offered for sale as a whole by private treaty.

The gross acreages have been assessed in accordance with Ordnance Survey data, interested parties should satisfy themselves in this regard.

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 – November 2023
Photographs taken – November 2023/May 2024

The particulars are set out as a general outline for the guidance of intending purchasers or lessees and do not constitute, all or part of an offer or contract; all descriptions, dimensions, areas, references to condition and necessary consents for use and occupation and other details are given as a guide only and without responsibility. Any intending purchasers or lessees should not rely on them as statements or representations of fact but must satisfy themselves, by inspection or otherwise, as to their accuracy.

No employee of Vickers & Barrass, Chartered Surveyors has the authority to make or give any representation or warranty whatever in relation to this property nor is any such representation or warranty given by the Vendors or the Lessors of this property.

Any offer for this property will be taken as an admission by the intending purchaser that they have relied solely upon their own personally verified information, inspection, and enquiries.

The photographs show only certain parts of the property. It should not be assumed that the property remains as displayed in the photographs.

Where any reference is made to planning permissions or potential uses, such information is given by Vickers & Barrass, Chartered Surveyors in good faith. Prospective purchasers should make their own enquiries with the Local Planning authority into such matters.

The Vendors reserve the right to amalgamate, withdraw or exclude either of the lots shown at any time and to generally amend the particulars or method of sale.

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. The particulars have been prepared in accordance with the Business Protection from Misleading Marketing Regulations to give a fair overall view of the property.

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