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Accommodation in Brief
Porch | Reception Hall | Kitchen/Breakfast Room | Study | Drawing Room | Sitting Room | Dining Room | Laundry Room | Boot Room | Cloakroom/WC | Master Bedroom with Dressing Room | Five Further Bedrooms | Two Bathrooms
Garage/Workshop with WC | Store | Stable Block | Further Stables/Stores | Floodlit Manège | Horse Walker | Open Pole Barn | Garden | Paddocks | In All Around 8.9 Acres
Grey Gables is a beautifully-presented former vicarage which offers a substantial home combined with excellent equestrian facilities.
From the main entrance you enter into an inner hallway which in turns leads through to the main hallway, with ground floor accommodation off and stairs to the first floor. The ground floor offers a drawing room, dining room, sitting room, downstairs WC and kitchen/breakfast room. The kitchen is fitted with a range of cream painted units with wood work surfaces, Belfast sink, four-oven AIMS AGA, integrated dishwasher and two drawer fridge. Off the kitchen, a rear hall gives access to various ancillary rooms including a laundry room and a boot/utility room with boiler room off and a door to the rear.
To the first floor there is a master bedroom with dressing room, 2 further double bedrooms and family bathroom. There are 3 further bedrooms and a bathroom to the second floor.
There is a gravelled driveway offering ample parking to the front and side of the property,and a double garage/workshop which includes a WC. The main garden is south facing with further lawned areas either side of the property. Gates lead from the garden to the rear of the property and the equestrian facilities.
The equestrian facilities include a substantial modern stable block, with power, light and water, providing eight loose boxes set around a central covered yard. A further Hodgson stable block is now used as general stores and a tack room, and houses the biomass boiler, automatic feed hopper and hot water tank. An open pole barn with hardcore base provides a covered area for parking a horse box. A fenced floodlit manège (48m x 28m) with fibre, sand and rubber surface, and Monarch four-horse walker, offer facilities for exercising horses at all times of the year. The well-fenced paddock land, in two main parcels connected by an excellent access track, is currently divided into nine enclosures some of which have a water supply and amounts to around 6.6 acres. In all the gardens and grounds amount to around 8.9 acres.
Old Quarrington is a small hamlet situated between Bowburn and Quarrington Hill, known locally as Heugh Hall, which offers an ideal location for those wishing to enjoy the countryside yet be conveniently positioned for schools and all the amenities in Durham City Centre. Bowburn offers everyday facilities including convenience stores and medical centre while Durham is within easy reach and provides comprehensive cultural, recreational and shopping facilities.
For schooling, there is an infant school and primary school in Bowburn together with a number of other primary schools in nearby villages. Durham offers a wide choice of primary and secondary schools together with a choice of private day and boarding schools.
For the commuter, there are good road connections to Durham City Centre and also to the A1(M) which provides access north and south to Newcastle and Darlington. The rail station in Durham offers main line services to major UK cities north and south and Newcastle International Airport is also within easy reach.
Leave the A1 at Junction 61 and take the turning off the roundabout onto the A177 signposted to Bowburn. Take the first right turn (Crow Trees Lane) signposted to Old Quarrington and after 0.2 miles turn right again signposted to Old Quarrington. Follow this road for 0.5 miles and the entrance to Grey Gables is on the left hand side.
Pets: By negotiation
Postcode: DH6 5NL
Services: Mains electricity, private water and drainage and biomass wood pellet boiler for central heating and hot water.
EPC Rating: Rating G
Council Tax: Band G
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Fees (plus VAT)
Application: £50.00 + VAT (£60 inc. VAT) for first application, £25.00 + VAT (£30.00 inc. VAT) for all additional applications including Guarantor.
Administration (to include preparation of tenancy paperwork and inventory report): £280.00 + VAT (£342.00 inc. VAT)
Rent and Deposit: A damage deposit equivalent to one months’ rent along with the first months’ rent will be payable by the tenant on the commencement of the tenancy.
Pets: If pets permitted, then an higher deposit will be payable although this price is to be agreed.
Resigning Fee: A resigning fee of £60.00 + VAT (£72.00 inc. VAT) will be payable if a new fixed term tenancy is agreed between both the landlord and tenant.
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