St. Johns Chapel, Bishop Auckland, County Durham, DL13

£545,000 - SALE

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Beautiful residential farm complete with holiday cottage, barns and meadow land in Weardale, 35 acres in all.


Sunny Bank Farm, with its panoramic views, is situated in the North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and UNESCO GeoPark, The farmhouse needs some modernisation but has potential to extend into the adjoining large traditional stone building. Top Byre Cottage is well equipped and renovated to a high standard, currently utilised and consented as a holiday cottage. The sale also includes about 35 acres of hay meadows and a small woodland, with beautiful wild flowers extending down the River Wear. Shooting and fishing rights are included.

Sunny Bank Farmhouse
The farmhouse is a typical part rendered stone built property under a blue slate roof with single storey extension to the west elevation. Set at the heart of the farm there is a large traditional stone barn attached to the east. To the south and west is an attractive lawn garden overlooking the farm drive. Ground floor accommodation includes kitchen, dining room, living room and bathroom. The first floor comprises two bedrooms and a small store room. The property would benefit from some modernisation, which could further enhance many of the attractive period features. The property has oil fired central heating and uPVC double glazing.

Top Byre Cottage
Lying north of Sunny Bank Farm in an elevated position, this traditional field barn was converted into a well-appointed one bedroom holiday cottage in 2002. The property has provided useful additional income for the farm and makes the most of the spectacular views south across Weardale. The cottage is arranged over a split level floor with a living room and bedroom divided by a kitchen and ensuite bathroom. Outside there is private parking and a patio area to make the most of the wonderful views. The property has oil fired central heating and double glazed windows throughout.

The farmland lies predominantly in a ring fenced block surrounding the farm. The land gently rises from the lower lying meadows and river with a southerly aspect and interspersed with stone walls, mature trees and small woodlands.

Farm Buildings
Attached to the east of the farmhouse is a large traditional stone barn which provides useful storage and young stock housing. This could be utilised as part of an extension of the farmhouse or development / conversion to other uses (subject to the necessary consents). To the southern elevation of this barn is a large stone built lean to with box profile steel roof. Beyond the traditional buildings attached to the farmhouse there are two steel frame buildings under corrugated steel cladding and stone walls and concrete floors in part.

Sunny Bank Farm is offered for sale by private treaty.

The property forms part of a wider sale, please contact the selling agents for further information.

Acreage: 36.5 Acres

Date posted: 05/11/19