A charming single storey house on the outskirts of Darlington set in rolling, open countryside.
The Cottage is a well presented and interesting conversion from a small, former cottage and adjoining farm buildings and constructed in a mixture mellow brick, river cobble and clay pantiles, creating a very attractive single storey house on a spacious site with fine outlooks.
The property is accessed by a gravelled drive and hardstanding areas and via a flagged path along the front elevation of the house.
The accommodation is approached through a spacious central entrance hall, open to the eaves and with hardwood floor and wood burning stove. The well-proportioned sitting room and dining room has excellent natural light and includes a dressed stone fireplace with a wood burning stove, hardwood floor and exposed roof timbers and enjoys attractive outlooks over the gardens with an arched window with a French door onto a paved patio area. Steps lead down to an airy kitchen with exposed roof timbers and a good range of floor and wall units including a Belfast sink with mixer tap, granite worktops and an electric Aga cooker. Beyond the kitchen is a useful utility room with sink, cupboards and a side access door. There is an adjoining cloakroom with WC and hand basin.
The main bedroom lies immediately off the hall and is a bright, double bedroom with exposed roof timbers and a pair of arched windows, including a French door, overlooking a private courtyard area. There is an adjoining en suite bathroom with shower cubicle with mains shower, WC and hand basin.
A corridor leading from the hall, including a built in cupboard and over cupboards, gives access to a second bedroom with a built in wardrobe and over cupboards and with two windows overlooking the gardens. There is a further well-lit double bedroom and a pleasant house bathroom with a roll top bath, hand basin, WC and shower cubicle.
The property sits within an irregular, half acre site with a gravelled drive leading to ample hard standings and a brick built double garage. There is a formal garden and a flagged patio adjoining the main, south west facing, front elevation of the house, bounded by privet hedging and opening out in to an informal garden currently laid out as a wild flower meadow and an orchard area with apple, pear and plum trees. There is a gravelled area to the north west elevation with vegetable and rose beds and a grassed area to the rear elevation.
There is central heating via LPG gas with an underground tank. Mains electricity is connected. Water is via a borehole supply shared with other houses at High and Low Skerningham. Drainage is to an on-site private treatment plant.
The property has the benefit of a right of way over the access track from Barmpton Lane along with other users.
The eight properties at High and Low Skerningham are part of a Management Company which maintains the borehole and the roadway with each property currently making a contribution of £60 per month.
Estate Agency Act 1979 (Section 21)
AGENT'S NOTE: WE WISH TO INFORM PROSPECTIVE BUYERS OF THIS PROPERTY THAT THE SELLER IS AN EMPLOYEE OF SAVILLS.
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This property is a perfect combination of town and country living.Melissa Lines