Cotherstone, Barnard Castle


Guide price

  • Bedrooms: 4
A well presented, private country residence offering four bedroom accommodation with two reception rooms and a conservatory. The property boasts a stunning plot, totalling approximately 2.17 acres, incorporating gardens, orchard, paddock and a variety of outbuildings/garaging, making it the perfect lifestyle purchase.

Situation & Amenities

Nestled just outside of Cotherstone which benefits from a village shop and post office, two public houses and a popular Primary School. The nearby historic market town of Barnard Castle provides a number of nurseries, primary and secondary schools including the renowned Barnard Castle School and Prep School. Barnard Castle also has a castle, riverside walks, the Bowes Museum and offers a traditional weekly market, library and a range of restaurants. Main line train stations can be found at Darlington and Durham, with International Airports at Newcastle and Leeds Bradford. The A66 and A1(M) are easily accessible bringing many areas within commuting distance.

Ground Floor Accommodation

A solid wood door opens into the spacious hall with oak flooring and wooden wall panelling creating a rich feel of character. A staircase rises up to the first floor and doors lead off to the ground floor accommodation. The living room is very spacious and has a large multi-fuel stove with sandstone surround and hearth. There are three windows to dual aspects, oak flooring running the full length of the room and double doors opening into the conservatory which overlooks the garden, has tiled flooring and doors opening to the exterior. The country style breakfast kitchen includes a variety of painted shaker cupboards with granite work surfaces, sink with mixer tap and an integrated dishwasher, fridge and extractor hood. There is space for a range style cooker. A multi-fuel stove with stoned inlay and wooden mantle creates a focal point and there is a double glazed window, oak flooring running throughout and doors leading off to the utility room and dining/family room. The dining/family room is an addition to the property with three velux windows, a quirky vaulted beamed ceiling, oak flooring, two windows to the side aspect and patio doors opening to the front elevation making this a perfect room for summer time entertaining. To the rear of the kitchen is a utility room comprising of a Belfast sink with contrasting work surfaces, tiled flooring, window to the rear aspect and space for a washing machine, tumble dryer and an American style fridge freezer. The utility room also houses the central heating boiler and has doors opening to a pantry cupboard and boot room which has ample space for storage, along with a door to the exterior and WC/washroom. To finish the accommodation at ground floor level, there is a WC/washroom accessed off the main hall, comprising of a pedestal wash hand basin, WC and a variety of fitted book shelving.

First Floor Accommodation

The master bedroom overlooks the garden to the front elevation and has a double door storage cupboard and a recently fitted en-suite shower room comprising of a step-in shower cubicle and a vanity unit combining WC and hand wash basin. There are a further three double bedrooms, one of which has a variety of fitted wardrobes and another has a Juliet balcony opening to the side elevation. The house bathroom offers a bath with shower over, pedestal wash hand basin, WC, heated towel rail, tiled flooring and window to the rear aspect.


Single timber-built garage (6.17m x 3.38m) beside the house with an up and over door, power supply and lighting. Unique wine cellar built into the bank at the rear of the house. Close to the electric gated entrance there are a variety of outbuildings, including a further good sized garage (4.96m x4.91m) with an up and door. Beside the garage there is a single storey byre, comprising of two rooms. The first room has a multi-fuel stove and exposed beamed ceiling and measures approximately 3.77m x 3.66m, the second room measures approximately 3.67m x 5.46m. At the end of the single storey byre there is a greenhouse and log store. A gravelled driveway leads on from the main entrance and creates ample parking with a paved track leading up to the house where there is further parking for several vehicles. To the front of the property there is an enclosed lawned garden with planted borders and steps lowering down to a patio, which in turn leads to an area of raised beds ideal for vegetable planting. Mill Hill Farm sits on a plot including a grassed paddock to the Northern aspect along with a further grassed area to the Southern aspect. In all, the plot size is approximately 2.17 acres.

Tenure, Local Authority & Council Tax

The property is believed to be offered freehold with vacant possession upon completion. Durham County Council. For Council Tax purposes, the property is banded G.

Wayleaves, Easements & Rights of Way

Mill Hill Farm 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. The access track to the property is not owned by Mill Hill Farm but it is understood a right of way is granted, paying a fair proportion of the cost of maintaining it to a reasonable standard. There is a footpath which runs along part of the access lane.

Areas, Measurement & Other Information

All areas, measurements and other information have been taken from various records and are believed to be correct but any intending purchaser(s) should not rely on them as statements of fact and should satisfy themselves as to their accuracy.

Note - Overage Deed

There is an overage deed agreement relating to the single storey byre near the gated entrance. Further details available from the agent.


Mains electricity and water are connected. Private septic tank. Oil fired central heating. Solar panels with feed in tariff with N Power (further information available from GSC Grays office).


Strictly by appointment via GSC Grays.

Disclaimer Notice

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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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12 The Bank, Barnard Castle, County Durham

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