Working from Home and Living the Lifestyle - Barn Cottage, a four-bedroom property near Durham, with large external modern office space, 24-acres of land and renewable heat sources.
We are delighted to bring to market a four-bedroom cottage in County Durham, with approximately 24 acres of land and woodland, and a vast newly built, oak-framed home office adjacent to the house. Situated near West Rainton, 5 miles from Durham City, within commuting distance of Sunderland and Newcastle, Barn Cottage would be ideal for buyers seeking to relocate to an accessible rural location and enjoy their own great outdoors.
Barn Cottage, a former Victorian hospital building, was converted into a characterful home in 1994. The property offers high ceilings and large, light windows in all rooms, as well as further outdoor space through the accompanying land. A real asset of the sale is the magnificent home office space situated to the back of the house, with its own entrance and additional double garage. This solid oak frame, contemporary office space has room for several desks and a seating area, and benefits from lots of natural light from several roof windows.
The whole property is for sale through the Durham office of H&H Land & Estates with a recommended guide price of £750,000.
Commenting on the sale, Helen Forbes of H&H Land & Estates said: “With many people having re-evaluated their lifestyles and work-life balance over the past year, Barn Cottage offers the chance to work from home in a bright and open office space, with beautiful surrounding gardens and your own piece of countryside. The house itself is also light and spacious, further enhanced by its proximity to local services and transport links. We expect it will be keenly contested!”
All accommodation is on one level, however there are fully developed plans, with a recently lapsed planning approval, available to convert the loft space for further accommodation and a one-bedroom annexe. The living room has retained the original beamed ceiling and large brick feature fireplace, with patio doors leading to a large, decked seating area. Both the bright dual aspect garden room and the light dining room have full length windows overlooking the garden, and there is also a study which could be used as an additional single bedroom if required.
The house and office space are heated by a biomass boiler which uses wood pellets as fuel. The boiler is on a Government supported renewable heat incentive scheme, returning approximately £3,800 per annum in income. Four PV solar panels on the roof of the office building provide an additional electricity supply.
The 24 acres of land is split into two enclosures, featuring 19 acres of a mixture of broadleaf trees, ideal as an amenity space and 5 acres of grassland. The grassland could easily be used for those with equestrian interests, however, it could equally serve those looking to develop tourist accommodation close to historic Durham City and Ramside Hall Hotel and Spa. Log cabins or shepherd’s huts would sit very nicely amongst the amenity woodland, subject to any necessary consents.
For any further information or to arrange a viewing, please contact the Durham office of H&H Land & Estates on 0191 370 8530. Barn Cottage viewings are strictly by arrangement