Barn Cottage, West Rainton, Houghton Le Spring
Barn Cottage, West Rainton, Houghton Le Spring, DH5 9RQ
A spacious four bedroom country cottage only 5 miles from Durham City with approximately 24 acres of woodland/grassland and a spectacular modern oak-framed home office space.
A former hospital building, this four bedroom home has a sense of space and light created by high ceilings and large windows. It offers the opportunity to live and work in a peaceful area surrounded by countryside, only a few minutes drive from Durham City and would be suitable for those with equestrian interests. Access to the land is directly opposite the house and the spectacular, newly built, home office is directly behind the house, with its own entrance. This modern building also encompasses a double garage and boiler room for the biomass boiler.
With all accommodation on one level, Barn Cottage is a lovely home in a tranquil, countryside setting within a private development of three homes. Converted to a home in 1994, it retains large, full height windows and high ceilings in all of the rooms. The front door opens into a large porch and then into a large entrance hall, from which all of the accommodation can be accessed.To the left is the kitchen, comprising wooden wall and floor units with a mix of granite and cream coloured worksurfaces and a feature brick wall with an induction hob. There is a separate double oven, sink, dishwasher and plenty of space for a large kitchen table. Off the kitchen is a utility room with fitted oak wall and floor units, sink and space for a fridge and other appliances. This in turn leads to a bright, dual aspect garden room with full height windows overlooking mature gardens and the surrounding countryside. There is also a separate laundry room with plumbing for a washing machine.Off the main hallway, the dining room is a light and airy room overlooking the garden, with two large full length windows. Next to the dining room is a study, which could be used as another single bedroom, if required.The spacious living room has the original beamed ceiling and a large brick feature fireplace with log burner, making it a great entertaining space. This room has roof windows, a full height window and double patio doors leading to a large decked area, with room for plenty of outside seating.Towards the rear of the property are four bedrooms and the family bathroom. The bathroom has a separate mains-fed shower, and white suite comprising bath, WC, handbasin and a tiled floor.There are four good sized bedrooms, three doubles and one single. The master bedroom has fitted wardrobes and an en-suite bathroom comprising a white WC and hand basin and fitted storage units.
Adjacent to the house is a modern two storey, oak framed home office, comprising a double garage on the ground floor plus a boiler room housing the bio mass boiler. Accessed via external stairs, the second floor comprises a spectacular office space large enough for several desks and a seating area. This space has a lot of natural light from several roof windows over looking the surrounding countryside. The timber frame is exposed internally and with some glass fixtures inside, this gives it a very contemporary feel.
The land is approximately 24.74 acres (10.01 ha) of woodland and grassland held as two enclosures. Planted in the middle of each field the woodland area consists of broadleaf varieties surrounded by a grassland border. The approximate grassland area is 5 acres. There is an existing English Woodland Management Grant Scheme in place, full details of which are available upon request. There is also a carbon credit scheme on the land for which full details are available upon request. The mineral rights are not included and the sporting rights are included in so far as they are owned.
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