Beautifully presented detached farmhouse
• Double fronted period home • Rural location with open views • 3 Reception rooms • Hand crafted dining kitchen • 4 Bedrooms (2 en suite) • Formal gardens and garth • Coach house and ample parking facilities • Large adjoining barn, workshop and small paddock
Sleightholme is a rural community situated up above Gilmonby/Bowes and overlooking Bowes Moor. The village of Bowes lies 4 miles distant and supports a primary school, church and public house.
A broader range of shopping, educational and recreational facilities can be found within the historic market town of Barnard Castle which lies but 8 miles distant.
The Pennine Way passes by the property and many of the regions renowned beauty spots are close at hand beyond which can be found the delights of North Yorkshire, the Lake District, Northumberland, the Scottish Borders and the East Coast.
For the commuter the A66, A1 (M) and M6 provide links with the major commercial centres of the North. International airports at Durham Tees Valley and Newcastle along with the East and West Coast Mainline Railways offer further communications with the rest of the country.
Sleightholme Farm is an imposing double fronted detached farmhouse with an adjoining barn which could offer additional annexed accommodation subject to consent. The accommodation has been sensitively renovated in recent years and provides generous accommodation with oil fired central heating and part double glazing. There are three good sized reception rooms along with a hand crafted dining kitchen, four good sized bedrooms, two of which have en suite facilities. There are manageable formal gardens beyond which is an L shaped garth and there are further outbuildings along with ample parking facilities.
An entrance doorway leads through to a useful scullery with sink and storage units, laminate flooring and doorway out to the courtyard garden. At the far end it opens out to a useful study area which in turn leads through to a sizeable utility room and W/C with space and plumbing for appliances, part quarry tiled floor and secondary entrance doorway.
An enchanting boarded doorway with handmade hinges leads through to a dining kitchen with a range of hand crafted base and wall mounted storage units including dresser unit, solid wood working surface with large insert stainless steel sink, Range Master stove with six burner hob and concealed extractor hood and light over, oak flooring, panelling below the dado rail and a wide opening with panelled reveals.
The living room is another delightful room which links wonderfully with the kitchen. Oak flooring continues throughout along with panelling below dado rail and matching panelled chimney piece with reveal housing the wood burning stove. The window looks out over the front gardens and to the countryside beyond and there are again panelled reveals and a decorative radiator cabinet.
An inner hallway has stairs off to the first floor along with a useful under stair cellar, panelling as before, radiator cabinet and the original front entrance doorway leading to the front gardens. From the inner hall there is access to the sitting room, again with wood burning stove, painted wooden panelling and display shelving, decorative cornicing, radiator cabinet and windows to two sides. The dining room, again access from the inner hallway has broad double opening glazed doors leading out to the court yard, coving, ceiling rose and radiator cabinet.
The first floor is approached by a return staircase and leads up to a generous landing with panelling below the dado rail. The master bedroom has a vaulted ceiling with exposed roof trusses, hand crafted built in bedroom furniture including bed stead, side cabinets, panelling below the dado rail, radiator cabinet and fine views. A door way with stained glass leads through to the en suite shower room/WC with a white four piece suite including large tiled shower cubicle, painted tongue and groove floor boarding to dado height, radiator cabinet, exposed purlins.
There is a guest bedroom with further built in bedroom furniture along with shower room/WC. The third and fourth bedrooms are again double rooms and both with built in hand crafted furniture.
The family bathroom has a period style white suite with bath and separate shower cubicle, exposed floor boarding and painted and distressed panelling plus a large airing cupboard.
13' 3" x 11' 11" (4.04m x 3.63m)
14' 3" x 14' 6" (4.34m x 4.42m)
14' 6" x 14' 8" (4.42m x 4.47m)
12' 9" x 12'0" (3.89m x 3.66m)
8' 1" x 9' 10" (2.46m x 3.00m)
6' 2" x 22' 4" (1.88m x 6.81m)
17'0" x 8' 4" (5.18m x 2.54m)
13'0" x 14' 6" (3.96m x 4.42m)
Master En Suite
5'0" x 15' 6" (1.52m x 4.72m)
11' 8" x 14' 8" (3.56m x 4.47m)
Guest En Suite
6' 8" x 7' 11" (2.03m x 2.41m)
13' 6" x 12' 1" (4.11m x 3.68m)
8' 5" x 10' 11" (2.57m x 3.33m)
10' 8" x 12'0" (3.25m x 3.66m)
Externally the property is approached through double opening gates adjoining which is a coach house/garage and further stores. There is a large gravelled driveway/parking bay providing ample space for a number of vehicles. Beyond is a walled Garth which extends around the property in an L shape. There are formal gardens with lawned sections in dispersed by gravel walkways, enclosed by walling and wrought iron railings all of which enjoy delightful views. Attached to the property is a large stone built barn divided into two sections measuring 16’4” x 28’8” and 16’10” x 16’3”. To the rear of the barn is a courtyard with flag stone patio area with raised beds and pergola.
A walled Garth extends around the property in an L shape. There are formal gardens with lawned sections in dispersed by gravel walkways, enclosed by walling and wrought iron railings all of which enjoy delightful views
Out Buildings, Workshop, Paddock
Attached to the property is a large stone built barn divided into two sections measuring 16' 4" x 28' 8" (4.98m x 8.74m) and 16' 10" x 16' 3" (5.13m x 4.95m) To the rear of the barn is a courtyard with flag stone patio area with raised beds and pergola.
An addition to the out buildings a workshop with small adjoining paddock (0.29 Ac) are situated to the rear of the property.
Mains electricity is connected, drainage is to a septic tank and water is on a private, shared water supply.
A public footpath exists with right of way through the main gates, across the gravel driveway and through the garth.
Planning permission exists to add an Orangery to the property extending from the double French doors in the dining room. Ref: 6/2006/0426/DM