A substantial detached 4-bedroom farmhouse with a 2-bedroom annexe set in 17 acres
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Dating back to the 1750's and in parts to the 1300's, Clove Lodge offers a lifestyle opportunity to live in a fabulous Grade ll Listed family home with separate annexe, and offers further scope for development, subject to the necessary planning permissions. Clove Lodge is a handsome dressed sandstone family home offering almost 4,400 sq. ft. of flexible accommodation arranged over two floors. Sensitively modernised to a very high standard to combine the amenities of modern living with retained period features including sash windows, cast iron radiators, exposed beams, oak floors and doors.
Enjoying an elevated position and taking full advantage of the beautiful views over Blackton Reservoir, the ground floor accommodation flows from a welcoming reception hall into a generous snug with window seating and a feature stone inglenook fireplace with wood burning stove. Through to a large double height library with exposed stone walls, bespoke curved shelving and a galleried sitting room above with an exposed vaulted A frame ceiling, exposed stone walls and a feature stone fireplace with wood burning stove. There is also an office with window seating and a feature curved storage wall. The beautiful extensive kitchen/dining room is the heart of the home, with a fitted utility room and rear porch/boot room and access to the rear aspect. Offering feature flagstone flooring, exposed stone walls and a range of bespoke wall and floor units including a large central island with breakfast bar, an oil Aga for cooking, a Belfast sink and space for a fridge freezer and dishwasher. Also a freestanding pot-bellied wood burning stove and space for a large farmhouse table. The downstairs enjoys underfloor heating and is complete with a large family bathroom with walk-in shower. The reception hall gives access to a spacious principal bedroom with vaulted A frame ceiling, built-in storage and en-suite shower room, an additional bedroom with en-suite shower room and two further well-proportioned bedrooms.
The original cottage, recently renovated to a high standard, could be integrated into the main house or used as an annexe and provides a kitchen/breakfast room with a vaulted ceiling, exposed stone wall, modern wall and floor units and French doors to a front aspect paved terrace. Together with a large sitting room, a log burner, a bedroom with en-suite shower room and underfloor heating on the ground floor, and a further double bedroom with a window seat and built-in wardrobe on the first floor. A stunning bathroom with a freestanding slipper bath completes the annexe which is currently used as a luxury holiday cottage throughout the year.
Clove Lodge is approached over a gravelled driveway providing parking for multiple vehicles and giving access to a large detached double garage, a 59 ft. hay barn and a range of outbuildings, which subject to planning could form additional accommodation to the main house or to further expand the holiday cottage business. There is also a secure dog kennel and run, a useful field shelter and vegetable patch. The garden is laid mainly to level lawn and features a paved rear terrace, a separate decked terrace with hot tub, sauna and outdoor log burner, gravelled seating areas to enjoy the numerous rare birds and owls, a wooded copse, mature woodland, grazing paddocks, stream and waterfall, in total extending to 17 acres The Hayloft offers accommodation for Pennine Way walkers with an open plan sitting room/kitchen with fireplace, shower room and two first floor bedrooms with an additional mezzanine level, offering an overnight stay for those on a budget.
Clove Lodge occupies a stunning position overlooking Blackton Reservoir in the North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty which offers a wide range of outdoor pursuits. The property is ideally situated for easy access to the local towns of Barnard Castle and Darlington, both of which offer more extensive shopping, leisure and recreational facilities, while the cities of Newcastle, Durham, York and Leeds are within easy reach.
The property is within easy commuting distance of the national motorway network via the A1(M) while Bishop Auckland station offers regular services to Edinburgh, Leeds and York and a journey time to London Kings Cross of just over three hours.
The area offers a good range of state schooling including Cotherstone Primary School, Teesdale School and Sixth Form together with Barnard Castle independent school.
Exit the A1(M) at junction 53 signposted Richmond/Brough/Penrith. After 0.3 mile at the roundabout take the 3rd exit onto A66 and follow this road for 11.9 miles. Turn right onto B6277 and after 1.7 miles continue onto The Sills (A67). Continue onto Lartington Lane (B6277) and after 2.2 miles turn right to stay on B6277. After a further 1.6 miles turn left and continue straight for 2.6 miles. Keep left to continue on Gill-Lands Lane, then after 0.2 mile turn right. After 0.7-mile bear left and after 1.4 miles Clove Lodge can be found ahead at the end of the lane.Read all
- 3 Reception rooms
- 4 Double bedrooms
- Annexe with kitchen/breakfast room, 2 bedrooms (one en-suite), bathroom, Sauna, Hot Tub
- Outbuildings to include fuel store, workshop, garden store - 787 sq. ft.
- Hayloft annexe with open plan kitchen/sitting room, shower room, 2 bedrooms and a mezzanine level
- Hay Barn - 607 st. ft.
- Double garage - 480 sq. ft.
- Approximately 17 acres
- Field shelter
- Stream, Waterfall
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