Forest In Teesdale, Barnard Castle
£175,000

Guide price

Bedrooms: 4
BEST AND FINAL OFFERS REQUESTED BY TUESDAY 5th APRIL AT 12 NOON. A rare opportunity to purchase a freehold, previous Methodist Chapel situated within the rural village of Forest-in Teesdale with full planning permission granted. Situated within an idyllic setting, with superb far reaching countryside views and generously sized grounds with dry stone walled boundaries, making this an ideal project for those looking for either a permanent or holiday home. The current proposed plans offer a new purchaser spacious living accommodation including; an entrance hall, open pan living/ dining room, breakfast kitchen, utility and ground floor WC with four double bedrooms, including two en-suites and a house bathroom to the first floor. The property offers an abundance of character features throughout and ample space for off road parking and lawned gardens.

Situation & Amenities

Forest in Teesdale Primary School 0.5 miles, St Johns Chapel 7.5 miles, Middleton-in-Teesdale 6 miles, Stanhope 14.5 miles, Barnard Castle 16 miles, Wolsingham 20 miles, Penrith 36 miles. Please note all distances are approximate. Forest in Teesdale is a rural village situated within the North Pennines, a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. There is a village primary school, as well as an abundance of footpaths and bridleways on the doorstep. The village is also located close by to the tourist attraction, High Force Waterfall on the River Tees, as well as a public house and hotel. Middleton-in-Teesdale is the main centre for Upper Teesdale and offers a variety of independent retailers, Co-Op supermarket, post office and doctors surgery. There is also a primary school based in Middleton in Teesdale with additional educational facilities found in Barnard Castle and Wolsingham, as well as a larger variety of amenities.

Description

A rare opportunity to purchase a freehold, previous Methodist Chapel situated within the rural village of Forest-in Teesdale with full planning permission granted. Situated within an idyllic setting, with superb far reaching countryside views and generously sized grounds with dry stone walled boundaries, making this an ideal project for those looking for either a permanent or holiday home. The current proposed plans offer a new purchaser spacious living accommodation including; an entrance hall, open pan living/ dining room, breakfast kitchen, utility and ground floor WC with four double bedrooms, including two en-suites and a house bathroom to the first floor. The property offers an abundance of character features throughout and ample space for off road parking and lawned gardens.

Accommodation

2.43 x 2.79 (7'11 x 9'1 )

An arched sold timber door leads into entrance foyer with double timber doors to either side and a stained glass feature window.

Main Chapel

9.78 x 7.88 (32'1 x 25'10 )

With five frosted glazed arch windows to the front and side of the room. Currently set on a slight incline with timber flooring and panelled walls, electricity connected with lighting and power sockets. Door leading into kitchen area.

Kitchen

4.65 x 4.90 (15'3 x 16'0 )

With a door to the side and a large arched window. A range of wall and base units with a stainless steel sink with taps and drainer. A boarded fireplace and a door leading into a storage room.

Storage Room

2.41 x 2.06 (7'10 x 6'9 )

With window to the rear and a pedestal wash hand basin, electric connected. A door leading into a WC.

WC

2.10 x 0.99 (6'10 x 3'2 )

Steps down lead into a cloakroom with a low level WC and a door leading to the external gardens.

Externally

The property benefits from dry stone wall boundaries with wrought iron double gates leading into a substantial gravelled parking area. There are further double wrought iron gates providing pedestrian access leading up to the main door of the Chapel. The plot is mostly grassed with some hardstanding and is ringed by mature deciduous trees. The area will lend itself to the creation of a substantial private garden whilst still providing ample off-road parking. There are superb and far reaching open countryside views of Teesdale.

Tenure

The property is believed to be offered freehold with vacant possession on completion.

Local Authority and Council Tax

Durham County Council Tel: 03000 26 00 00.

Particulars

Particulars written in December 2021.

Photographs taken in December 2021.

Services and Other Information

Mains water and electric connected. The property has septic tank drainage and we understand that the current septic tank is likely to be non-compliant.

Planning Permission

Full planning permission has been granted for the conversion of Forest Methodist Chapel into a four bedroom residential dwelling. Further details can be found on Durham County Council s Planning Portal, reference DM/21/03090/FPA. Permission was granted on 1st December 2021 with the planning expiring three years from this date. There are eight conditions outlined by Durham County Council, further details are available upon request.

Agents Note

Restrictions

Residential and/or holiday use is permitted only, without needing consent from the Estate. Raby Estates standard covenant applies regarding consent to any alterations/extensions to the property (which would not unreasonably be withheld).

N.B

Please note the floorplans are the proposed plans for the residential property.

Wayleaves and Easements

Forest Methodist Chapel 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.

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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