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Farms and Land for sale Briar Dykes, Baldersdale, Barnard Castle

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Briar Dykes, Baldersdale, Barnard Castle
County Durham
12 February 2014

Property Address:
Briar Dykes, Baldersdale, Barnard Castle
DL12 9UU
Tel:01833 690390

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Full Details
Substantial farmhouse, outbuildings and land totalling approximately 5.84 Ha (14.44 Ac)
• Traditional Dales farmhouse • Stunning views over Hury reservoir • 4 Reception rooms • 5 Bedrooms (2 en suite) • Tandem double garage with electric door • Walled gardens • Outbuilding with planning permission to create a 5 bed house • Land extending to 5.84 Ha (14.44 Ac)

The Area

Briar Dykes is situated in Baldersdale which is dominated by Hury, Blackton and Balderhead reservoirs. The tranquil and rural setting belies the relative convenience of the location being but only a few miles from the villages of Cotherstone and Romladkirk beyond which lies the historic market town of Barnard Castle. Many of the renowned beauty spots of Teesdale are within a short drive beyond which are the attractions of North Yorkshire, the Lake District, Weardale and Northumberland. For the commuter the
A66, A67 and A1(M) provides links to the major commercial centres of the North East, Darlington Mainline Railway Station and Durham Tees Valley International Airport offer further communications with
the rest of the country.

The Property

Briar Dykes is a generously proportioned stone built detached farmhouse commanding spectacular views over Hury Reservoir. It provides exceptional family accommodation with the benefit of oil fired central heating, double glazing and walled gardens with stunning views. There is a tandem double garage with workshop and adjoining stores having an electric roller door. In addition there is a barn, outbuilding and adjoining land, in all totalling approximately 5.84 Ha (14.44 Ac.) The property is approached through electric gates which lead to a large block paved parking bay.

A Upvc double glazed doorway leading into an entrance hallway with exposed floor boarding and stonework to one wall off which is a useful utility room. An inner hallway with cloakroom/WC lies beyond and in turn provides access to the study (or further bedroom) with a timber fire surround and views over the reservoir. A deep archway from the inner hallway leads through to the dining hall having Georgian hob grate with pine surround along with double opening wooden doors leading through to the conservatory which has a terracotta tiled floor and direct access to the gardens and panoramic views. To the rear is a generously proportioned living room with deep recessed stone chimney breast housing a multi fuelled stove along with two further windows to the rear and beamed ceiling. The principal sitting room has a boarded ceiling alongwith a substantial inglenook fireplace with multi fuel stove and windows to two sides. There is also an attractively appointed kitchen with granite working surfaces and integrated appliances comprising Hoover double oven/grill, Neff four plate hob with recirculating hood and light over, dishwasher and 1 ½ bowl stainless steel sink. The staircase lies between the sitting room and dining hall and leads up to the first floor accommodation which comprises five good sized bedrooms, two of which have en suite facilities along with a family bathroom/WC.


Sitting Room

16' 4" x 16' 1" (4.98m x 4.90m)
Living Room

21' 5" x 11' 10" (6.53m x 3.61m)

10' 6" x 12' 1" (3.20m x 3.68m)
Dining Hall

11' 11" x 16' (3.63m x 4.88m)

12' 9" x 7' 1" (3.89m x 2.16m)

13' 11" x 11' 3" (4.24m x 3.43m)
Utility Room

7' 10" x 6' 6" (2.39m x 1.98m)
Bedroom One (rear)

15' 1" x 16' 1" (4.60m x 4.90m)
Bedroom Two (rear)

14' 5" x 10' 5" (4.39m x 3.18m)
En Suite Bedroom Two

10' 7" x 6' 1" (3.23m x 1.85m)
Bedroom Three (rear)

12' x 12' 2" (3.66m x 3.71m)
Bedroom Four (front)

13' 3" x 12' (4.04m x 3.66m)
Family Bathroom

6' 7" x 8' 2" (2.01m x 2.49m)
Bedroom Five (front)

8' 2" x 12' (2.49m x 3.66m)
En Suite Bedroom Five

4' 7" x 8' 2" (1.40m x 2.49m)

16' 3" x 10' (4.95m x 3.05m)

10' 3" x 27' (3.12m x 8.23m) plus 11' 1" x 14' 2" (3.38m x 4.32m)



The property is approached through electric gates over a block paved driveway/turning area leading up to the garage and front entrance. To the front is a principally lawned and walled garden with stunning views over the reservoir. Adjoining is land extending to approximately 2 acres along with a large garage with workshop beyond (which could easily be a tandem double garage) having an electric roller door and further useful store adjoining. Along with the adjacent barn and outbuilding (which has planning permission to create a 5 bedroom house) Briar Dykes has the benefit of adjoining land, in all totalling 5.84 Ha (14.44 Ac).


From the centre of Barnard Castle proceed down The Bank and over County Bridge bearing round to the right. Proceed through the villages of Lartington and Cotherstone and just before Romaldkirk turn to the left sign posted Hunderthwaite. Follow this road for approximately 3 miles where the subject property will be seen set back on the left handside.

Note One

The property has mains electricity, drainage is to a private septic tank and there is a shared private water supply.
Note Two

The outbuildings may be subject to a clawback, dependent on the level of sale price agreed.

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