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5 bedroom property with land for sale

Dents Villas, Witton Park, Bishop Auckland DL14

New build
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5 bedroom
4 bathroom

Property features

  • Tenure: Freehold

Property description

A rare opportunity to purchase a traditional agricultural building with detailed planning permission to convert into a large family home with a guest annex in approximately 1 acre of land.

The land and buildings north of Woodside Lodge offer a rare opportunity to a developer or lifestyle buyer to purchase a large traditional building to create a bespoke family home with approximately one acre of land.

The completed project will create a large family home with four bedrooms and an adjoining guest annex. Together with a pony paddock and extensive gardening, the development offers the ideal place to build a dream rural property.

Planning Reference: DM/19/01143/FPA – Durham County Council

Location & Access:

The development is located on Dents Villas between Escomb and Witton Park, 3 miles west of Bishop Auckland. The property is accessed via a private access track shared by other residential users.

The purchasers will be required to contribute to the re-surfacing of the area of access track coloured brown on the sale plan under an agreement with the neighbouring property. Further information can be provided by the Selling Agents. The remaining private access has unknown ownership with no obligation to repair/improve.

Local Amenities:

Bishop Auckland offers all local amenities including secondary school, high street shops, supermarkets, restaurants and sporting activities (including a golf course). Primary school education is located at Escomb or Witton Park. The property has good access to the A68 and A689 for access to major settlements and centres of commerce.

Mineral Rights & Sporting Rights:

The mineral rights and sporting rights are included in the sale insofar as they are owned.

Council Tax/Business Rates:

The building is not yet rated.

Energy Performance Certificate:

The property is currently exempt.


The property is not currently connected to water, mains electricity or mains drainage, although they are located in the nearby access track. Prospective purchasers are encouraged to satisfy themselves through their own enquiries as to the cost of services and connection to mains supplies. Witton Park has a Superfast Broadband connection giving 75mbps.

Agents Notes:

1.      The current area offered for sale is edged red on the attached plan.

2. The additional area edged blue is offered by separate negotiation by the same Vendors in addition to the guide price.

3.      The property benefits from an unrestricted right of access across the area of land coloured green on the plan.

4.      The Purchaser will be required to erect and maintain a 6ft panelled boundary fence between the point A and B in the event that the blue area is not purchased.

5.      Prospective Purchasers are encouraged to read the detailed planning permission to fully understand the pre-development conditions.

6.      The Vendor has not made any applications to Building Control to commence the development.

7.      The property is offered freehold with vacant possession by informal tender. The Vendor’s reserve the right to alter the boundaries or to Lot the property at any point of the sale and also reserve the right not to accept the highest offer.

8.      The Vendor and Selling Agents reserve the right to alter the method of sale at any point in order to conclude the sale.

9.      Floor Plans not to scale.

Health & Safety:

The Vendor’s and Selling Agents do not accept any liability for any loss in regard to injury whilst viewing the property. Prospective Purchasers are encouraged to bring suitable PPE if wishing to view the buildings internally.

Burdens and Covenants:

The property is sold subject to all existing burdens, covenants, rights of way, easements, quasi-easements, rights and wayleaves; whether mentioned in these Particulars or not. Prospective Purchasers are expected to satisfy themselves of such rights prior to purchase through their own enquiries, although the Vendor is not currently aware of any such restrictions.


These Sale Particulars have been prepared in accordance with The Business Protections from Misleading Marketing Regulations and the Consumer Protection from Unfair Trading Regulations to give a fair overall description of the property.

All measurements are approximate. Any services commented upon have not been tested by the Agents and Prospective Purchasers are expected to satisfy themselves of their condition prior to purchase.

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  • Sales Particulars
    1. Merit

      Merit Estates - Wolsingham

      47 High Street Boroughbridge YO51 9AW

      North Yorkshire based Land Agents and Chartered Surveyors operating across Yorkshire and County Durham providing a one-to-one professional service for private clients and institutions. Merit Estates is a private company that prides itself in delivering expert advice in a timely and accurate manner. The focus of the business is on results for clients, not professional time.

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