- Attractive half acre site with formal and informal gardens
- Peaceful rural setting in rolling countryside
- Charming accommodation full of character
- Immediate access to extensive footpath network
- Convenient for local and town centre amenities
- EPC Exempt
St Bede's RC Primary School (1.3mi.)
Whinfield Primary School (1.3mi.)
Harrowgate Hill Primary School (1.6mi.)
A charming single storey house on the outskirts of Darlington set in rolling, open countryside.
The Cottage sits in a lovely rural location yet conveniently located on the outskirts of Darlington and within easy reach of local amenities, the town centre and close to the A66 to Teesside and the A1M, north and south, providing links to the major commercial centres of the region. Darlington's train station provides an excellent link to London and Edinburgh along the East Coast mainline, complemented by Durham Tees Valley, Newcastle International and Leeds Bradford Airports, all within easy travelling distance.
There is immediate access to a large network of public and permissive footpaths surrounding Low Skerningham, running through extensive woodland and lovely rolling countryside, all remote from roads. Consequently the area is rich in wildlife much of which is seen on a regular basis both in the gardens and wider afield.
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 2 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 into 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 8 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.
Square Footage: 1765 sq ft
Acreage: 0.5 Acres
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