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For sale: 1 Cocken Road, Leamside, Houghton Le Spring, Durham, DH4 6QN

Guide Price £525,000

Summary: An extremely well presented equestrian property encompassing a four bedroom house, eight acres of grassland, eight stables and an outdoor manège, approximately five miles from the historic City of Durham.

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Address1 Cocken Road
Houghton Le Spring
Property TypeHouse
Sold StatusAvailable
Bedrooms4 Beds
Bathrooms1 Bathrooms
Reception Rooms2 Receptions
ParkingDouble Garage
EER/EI Ratings

An extremely well presented equestrian property encompassing a four bedroom house, eight acres of grassland, eight stables and an outdoor manège, approximately five miles from the historic City of Durham.

The whole site extends to 9.029 ac (3.654 Ha). This includes 8.043 acres of paddocks; the remaining 0.986 acres includes the house, garden, arena, stables and tracks.

From Durham take the A690 east towards Houghton le Spring and turn onto Station Lane towards West Rainton. Take the first left in West Rainton towards Leamside. After you have passed through Leamside take the first left hand turn onto Cocken Road. Carry on for about 1 mile the property is the first in a group of houses on the right hand side.

Situated on the end of an attractive row of houses the property is approximately 5 miles from the historic City of Durham with all the facilities expected of a City. There are local shops and facilities in Leamside and West Rainton including a primary school, restaurants, convenience stores, hairdressers and a pharmacy.

Ground Floor

Utility Room:8'6" x 5'4" (2.6m x 1.63m). Accessed via the back door there is a utility room with wall and floor units, sink and plumbing for washing machine and tumble dryer.

Kitchen:18'6" x 9'11" (5.64m x 3.02m). Leading from the utility room there is bright and airy kitchen with wooden floor and wall units, sink, ceramic hob, electric oven, stainless steel extractor fan, dishwasher and a large breakfast bar. A large window gives views of the patio area, garden and land.

Dining Room:12'6" x 16'6" (3.8m x 5.03m). A door from the kitchen leads to a large, bright, dual aspect dining room.

Living Room:22'10" x 11'9" (6.96m x 3.58m). Accessed from the front hallway the large dual aspect living room has a log burner with stone hearth, and patio doors leading to the paved patio area.

Bathroom:6'3" x 13'7" (1.9m x 4.14m). The bathroom is large and fully tiled in neutral colours with white bath, separate power shower unit, sink, WC and heated towel radiator.

First Floor

Hallway: Bright hallway with two roof windows and storage cupboards under the eaves.

Bedroom No.1:13'10" x 9'11" (4.22m x 3.02m). A large double room with fully fitted wardrobes and south facing window plus a roof window.

Bedroom No.2:13'7" x 9'11" (4.14m x 3.02m). A double room with north facing window and fully fitted wardrobes and drawers.

Bedroom No.3:9'7" x 10'3" (2.92m x 3.12m). A double room with south facing window and fully fitted wardrobes and drawers.

Bedroom No.4:7'11" x 10' (2.41m x 3.05m). A double room with east facing window and fully fitted wardrobes and drawers

WC:5'4" x 5'8" (1.63m x 1.73m). With sink, WC and east facing window.

Garage: Double garage/ storage with tack room to the rear. The tack room has fixed saddle racks on the walls and a large wooden tack locker at either end.

Stables/ Manège
A gate from the garden leads to a pathway down to the 1st block of stables. There are 3 block work stables with indoor and outdoor lighting, an outdoor tap/ hose and a drained concrete yard. There is gated access to the paddocks at the west side of the property and also the paddocks to the east and south sides of the property. There is a track which leads to a further 5 stables and the outdoor manège.

The additional 5 stables are of wooden construction and have internal and external lighting and there is a general storage area to the side of the wooden stables.

To the rear of the wooden stables there is a 20m x 40m outdoor manège with a sand fibre surface. The arena is well lit there are currently training mirrors installed, which may be included with the sale pending discussion with the seller.

A track runs down the east side of the arena, leading to a concrete muck storage area and further access to the paddocks at the southern end of the property. There arena and stables are surrounded by a high fence ensuring privacy and are not visible from the road.

There is 8.043 acres of grazing which includes two starvation paddocks, suitable for horses requiring restricted turn out, as well as 6 large paddocks. The paddocks are all of good quality grazing and the fencing is very well maintained. The land is well drained allowing for year round turn out, there are hard standing tracks leading to all paddocks ensuring easy access to the paddocks in the winter months.

There is an area of hard standing adjacent to the farm entrance which has ample space for trailer/ lorry parking.

Planning Consent
The site benefits from planning consent for the erection of 20m x 10m barn incorporating four stables and ancillary storage areas. Prospective buyers are advised to make their own planning enquiries with Durham County Council. The relevant planning consents can be found on the Durham County Council website under the following reference number: DM/16/01870/FPA.

Access to the property is directly from Cocken Road.

The buildings have mains water supply and an electric supply and the house benefits from calor gas central heating, mains electric and mains sewerage.

The property is offered freehold, with vacant possession, which would be granted on completion.

Sporting & Mineral Rights
The sporting rights are included with the sale, in so far as they are owned. The mineral rights are believed to be owned by a third party.

The property is sold subject to all rights including rights of way, whether public or private, rights of light, support, drainage, water and electricity supplies and other rights, obligations and easements, quasi easements and restrictive covenants and all existing and proposed wayleaves for masts, pylons, stays, cables, drains and water, gas and other pipes, whether or not constituted in the title deeds or referred to in these particulars. The Buyers will be held to have satisfied themselves as to the nature of such burdens.

Viewing is strictly by appointment via the sole selling agents H&H Land and Property.

Method of Sale
The property is offered for sale as a whole, by Private Treaty. The Sellers reserve the right to amalgamate, withdraw or exclude any of the property shown at any time or to generally amend the particulars. Please register your interest with H&H Land and Property to be kept informed of how we intend to conclude the sale.

Money Laundering Regulations
Prospective Buyers should be aware that in the event that they are successful, they will be required to provide us with documents in relation to Money Laundering Regulations. The extent of the required documentation will be confirmed to the Buyer after acceptance of an offer.

Health and Safety
Prospective Buyers are reminded that the property makes up part of a working holding and that they should be aware of livestock on the property. The Sellers and Selling agents accept no responsibility for any loss as a result of an accident whilst on the property.

Exchange of Contracts and Completion
It is expected that Exchange of Contracts will take place within four weeks of an offer being accepted. Completion will take place within four weeks of the Exchange of Contracts or earlier by arrangement.

Selling Agent
For further details or a confidential discussion please contact the Selling Agents: Tim Sedgewick or Helen Forbes, H&H Land and Property, Blackmoor Court, Durham Moor, Durham DH1 5ER. T: 0191 370 8530.

H&H LAND AND PROPERTY Ltd for themselves and for the Vendor or Lessors of this property, whose Agents they are, give notice that:
(i) the particulars are set out as a general outline only for the guidance of intending Purchasers or Lessees and do not constitute, nor constitute part of, an offer or contract;
(ii) all descriptions, dimensions, areas references to condition and necessary permissions for use and occupation and other detail are given as a guide only and without responsibility and any intending Purchasers or Tenants should not rely on them as statements or representations of fact but must satisfy themselves, by inspection or otherwise, as to the correctness of each of them;
no employee of H&H LAND AND PROPERTY Ltd has the authority to make or give any representation or warranty whatever in relation to this property nor is any such representation or warranty given whether by H&H LAND AND PROPERTY Ltd. or the Vendors or the Lessors of this property.
(iii) The making of any offer (bid) for this property will be taken as an admission by the intending Purchaser that s/he has relied solely upon his own personally verified information, inspection and enquiries.
(iv) The photographs depict only certain parts of the property. It should not be assumed that the property remains as displayed in the photographs.
(v) Where any reference is made to planning permissions or potential uses, such information is given by H&H LAND AND PROPERTY Ltd in good faith. Prospective Purchasers should make their own enquiries with the Local Planning Authority into such matters.
(vi) The Vendors reserve the right to amalgamate, withdraw or exclude either of the Lots shown at any time and to generally amend the particulars or method of sale.
(vii) The property is sold subject to reserve(s).
(viii) H&H LAND AND PROPERTY Ltd reserve the right to sell privately without imposing a closing date and do not bind themselves to accept the highest or any offer.

These particulars have been prepared in accordance with The Business Protection from Misleading Marketing Regulations to give a fair overall view of the property.

Particulars prepared: July 2018

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Register your Interest: 1 Cocken Road, Leamside, Houghton Le Spring, Durham, DH4 6QN