Stanley Crook, County Durham


Guide price

  • Bedrooms: 5
Guide Price £600,000 - £630,000. **SEPARATE ONE BED COTTAGE**3.6 ACRES OF PADDOCK LAND**SUN TRAP COURTYARD**STABLES**LARGE GARDENS**NEW WINDOWS IN MARCH 2020**NEW KITCHEN JULY 2020**NEW CARPETS SEPTEMBER 2020**A versatile, deceptively spacious and immaculately presented barn conversion with the oldest part being the granary, dating back to 1633. Black Thatch Barn is nestled is a quiet, rural yet accessible location with views over adjoining countryside and is set on a total plot size of approximately 4.4 acres, including stabling and three paddocks (3.6 acres of grazing land).


**SEPARATE ONE BED COTTAGE**3.6 ACRES OF PADDOCK LAND**SUN TRAP COURTYARD**STABLES**LARGE GARDENS**Beside the cottage are a range of Hodgson s timber built stables, comprising of two loose boxes, an open fronted hay store and a tack room/store. The garden is rather large and includes a sweeping lawn, mature trees and shrubs along with an orchard and separate allotment with water and greenhouse. Beyond the garden, there are three paddocks in total, all of which are enclosed by fenced boundaries and enjoy the benefit of a water supply to each paddock. One paddock benefits from a timber field shelter. The three paddocks total approximately 3.6 acres. To conclude the external space on offer, there is a central courtyard garden accessed from the kitchen and dining room.

Ground Floor Accommodation

**NEW WINDOWS IN MARCH 2020**NEW KITCHEN JULY 2020**NEW CARPETS SEPTEMBER 2020**The property is entered into the entrance hall with doors leading off to the principal rooms. The dining kitchen is a good-sized entertaining space with a vaulted, exposed beam ceiling. The current owners have added a new fitted kitchen which is in immaculate condition and offers a variety of gloss wall and base units, composite work surface, double Belfast style sink with 2 in 1 boiler tap and the following integrated appliances: dishwasher and Hotpoint microwave oven. There is space for an Aga style cooker (the Aga at the property is for sale by separate negotiation) and space for an American fridge/freezer. There is also a large larder cupboard, two double glazed windows overlooking the driveway and double patio doors opening onto the central courtyard. Beyond the dining kitchen is the utility room comprising of fitted wall and base units, sink with mixer tap and draining board and plumbing for two washing machines. Also projecting off the entrance hall is a study, WC/washroom and dining room. The dining room is a characterful reception room with an exposed, vaulted beam ceiling, exposed stone wall with three barn style slit windows, a double glazed window looking onto the garden and fields beyond and double patio doors opening onto the central courtyard. Beyond the dining room is the stunning living room which has an impressive high beamed vaulted ceiling, four double glazed windows to dual aspects, double patio doors opening onto the garden and a wood burning stove, set in a large stoned surround and hearth. A hall leads off from the dining kitchen to access the bedrooms and bathrooms, which are divided between the ground floor and first floor. The first room reached is a house bathroom, which serves the ground floor bedrooms and comprises of a free-standing bath, walk-in wet room style shower area, concealed cistern WC, hand washbasin, heated towel rail, obscure double glazed window, tiled walls and tiled flooring. Also, at ground floor level are two bedrooms, one of which is a double room which is dual aspect with two windows. The second bedroom, utilised by the current owners as a laundry room, enjoys two double glazed windows overlooking the central courtyard and fitted base units, providing space for a condensing dryer. Should a purchaser wish to return this room to a bedroom, the only alteration required would be the removal of the fitted units.

First Floor Accommodation

At first floor level there are a further two bedrooms and bathroom. The master bedroom is a good-sized double bedroom with a vaulted, exposed beam ceiling, a hatch opening to a storage void and double glazed windows to dual aspects. The fourth and final bedroom is being utilised as a dressing room and includes a variety of fitted wardrobes and drawers along with a beamed ceiling, two storage void cupboards and double glazed windows to dual aspects. The bathroom comprises of a bath with shower over, pedestal wash handbasin, WC, obscure double glazed window and tiled walls and tiled flooring.


A detached, one bedroom cottage, located on the opposite side of the drive to the main barn conversion. The cottage is entered into the open plan living/kitchen which is compact yet offers everything required for extended family/friends. Leading off from here is a shower room and dressing room/dining room. Stairs rise up to the first floor where a double bedroom is found.


Located in an idyllic setting with uninterrupted views to the South and in a secure community of just five other properties, is Black Thatch Barn. Durham is 8 miles, Bishop Auckland is 8 miles, Chester le Street is 14 miles and Newcastle Upon Tyne is 20 miles (please note all distances are approximate).


Mains electricity and water are connected. Oil fired central heating (both the barn and the cottage have a separate boiler, fuelled by the same oil tank). Private septic tank. All carpets new late September 2020.

Tenure, Local Authority & Council Tax

The property is believed to be offered freehold with vacant possession upon completion. Durham County Council. For Council Tax purposes, the property is banded F.

Wayleaves, Easements & Rights of Way

Black Thatch Barn is sold subject to and with the benefit of all existing rights including rights of way whether public or private, light, drainage, water and electricity supplies and all other rights, obligations, easements, quasi easements and all wayleaves or covenants whether disclosed or not. There is a footpath which runs North to South, beyond the Eastern boundary of the property. The footpath is not within the curtilage of the property that GSC Grays are selling.

Areas, Measurements & Other Information

All areas, measurements and other information have been taken from various records and are believed to be correct but any intending purchaser(s) should not rely on them as statements of fact and should satisfy themselves as to their accuracy.


Strictly by appointment via GSC Grays.

Disclaimer Notice

GSC Grays gives notice that:

1. These particulars are a general guide only and do not form any part of any offer or contract.

2. All descriptions, including photographs, dimensions and other details are given in good faith but no warranty is provided. Statements made should not be relied upon as facts and anyone interested must satisfy themselves as to their accuracy by inspection or otherwise.

3. Neither GSC Grays nor the vendors accept responsibility for any error that these particulars may contain however caused.

4. Any plan is for guidance only and is not drawn to scale. All dimensions, shapes, and compass bearings are approximate and should not be relied upon without checking them first.

5. Nothing in these particulars shall be deemed to be a statement that the property is in good condition, repair or otherwise nor that any services or facilities are in good working order.

6. Please discuss with us any aspects that are important to you prior to travelling to the property.

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