Howden Le Wear, Crook - County Durham
A Substantial Detached Former Farmhouse With Excellent Private Equestrian Facilities
6 ACRES (stms) - Situated in a semi rural location on the outskirts of this popular village which is within easy commuting distance to the neighbouring towns and cities, this large property provides flexible accommodation which would benefit from some updating and possible rearranging of the ground floor rooms to provide a larger kitchen. The property has two similar sized homes for neighbours and adjacent is a cul-de-sac with large modern, detached, executive houses.
The house is approached off its own private courtyard and the front entrance door opens to the hallway having doors off to the dining room which has a bay window to the front and a feature brick built inglenook style fireplace with large inset multi fuel burner currently providing the heating and hot water (main gas is also connected). A door from this room leads to the utility room and cloakroom. The kitchen also has a bay window to the front and is fitted with an extensive range of base and eye level units. Behind the kitchen is a snug with open fireplace and a door from the hall leads to the huge 31’living room with twin bay windows to the rear garden, open staircase rising to the first floor and a feature exposed ‘West Moorland’ stone archway with double doors opening to the wonderful garden room having further exposed stone walling and large windows to three sides plus a door to the store room/study. On the first floor are four double bedrooms and a family bathroom.
The property is accessed off a private driveway leading from Hargill Road and the neighbouring property has rights of access over this driveway which then splits right to the equestrian facilities and left to a large private concrete courtyard providing ample parking and turning space together with a substantial stone built 4 car garage 9.95m x 5.15m (32’8 x 16’11) with electric roller shutter doors and exposed beams under a pitched roof (potential for conversion STPP). To the rear there is a lawned garden surrounded by a high laurel hedge.
Adjacent to the property are the superb equestrian facilities. The ‘U’ shaped range of stables with water and electric connected comprise;
- Feed Room 1.8m (6’0) x 3.7m (12’0)
- Seven stables 3.7m (12’0) x 3.7m (12’0)
- Corner box 5.5m (18’0) x 3.7m (12’0)
The INDOOR SCHOOL (42m x 19m) is a steel portal framed building which is clad with Yorkshire boarding and is fully under drained together with mains electricity and water and three side openings with roll up wind breaks. There are mercury lights installed which provide superior natural lighting and internally the arena is fully lined with kick boards having a sand and rubber chip surface.
Paddocks & Land
From the stable yard/indoor school, a hardcore track with post and rail fencing and a recently planted hedge leads to the paddocks which extends to approximately 5 acres subject to a measured survey. There are 6 paddocks all of which have water and are divided by a mixture of fencing and having natural boundaries, plus there are two farm gates providing access from each end of the paddocks.
For more information or to arrange a viewing:
Terrington St. John
Tel: 01553 618834