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Mains Farm, Front Street, Ebchester, County Durham

A delightful Grade II Listed farmhouse with charm and character and a range of outbuildings

Accommodation in Brief
Entrance Hall | Dining Room | Kitchen/Breakfast Room | Sitting Room | Study | Utility Room | Cloakroom/WC | Master Bedroom with En-Suite | Bedroom with Dressing Room and En-Suite WC | Further Bedroom | Family Bathroom

Outbuildings | Garden | Double Garage | Workshop

The Property

Mains Farm is a Grade II Listed farmhouse, parts of which date back to 1670, which is situated in a central position in the village of Ebchester opposite St Ebba’s Church and a short walk from amenities. Of particular note is part of the remains of the Commandant’s apsidal bath house in the garden, and the range of outbuildings offering a variety of potential uses

Internally, this delightful farm house offers a wealth of charm and character with the addition of modern facilities. The front door opens into the entrance hall with doors to the main reception rooms. The sitting room, with a window overlooking the front garden, has multi-fuel stove in a tiled inglenook with wood mantle. The study, which is situated to the rear, has views over the side garden and beyond to the Norman church. To the other side of the hall is the formal dining room which has a gas fire, views over the front garden, steps down into the spacious kitchen/breakfast room and a door to the utility room. The kitchen is fitted with an extensive range of solid wood units, 1½ bowl sink and drainer, gas AGA, integrated dishwasher, fridge and breakfasting table and has attractive Indian stone flooring. A useful traditional shelved pantry is located off the kitchen. The utility room is fitted with a range of storage units,1½ bowl sink and drainer, plumbing and venting for machines, tiled floorand door out to the terrace and garden. Also off the utility room is a cloakroom with WC and wash hand basin. In addition there is a handy under stairs cupboard off the hall.

The first floor landing gives access to the bathroom and dressing room and three further steps give access to a further landing which leads to the bedrooms. All the bedrooms enjoy views over the front garden. The master bedroom is fitted with an extensive range of wardrobes and storage units and has views of the front garden and countryside beyond. This bedroom also benefits from a newly-fitted en-suite shower room with shower cubicle, WC and wash hand basin, heated towel rail and under floor heating. There are two further double bedrooms, one of which benefits from an en-suite with WC and wash hand basin together with dressing room with separate access off the landing. There is access via a loft ladder to a large, floored loft with pine cladding, providing clean and useful storage space. The spacious bathroom has reclaimed oak flooring and contemporary lighting and is fitted with a large, double-ended bath, double shower cubicle, wash hand basin in a vanity unit, WC and bidet.

Externally

Mains Farm has a pedestrian gated access off Shaw Lane with a path that leads to the front entrance door. The front garden has well-manicured borders, lawn with boundary wall and hedging all creating a cottage-style garden. To one side there is a flagged terrace which is peaceful and private and overlooks the bath house remains.

A gravelled driveway leads to the rear of the property where there is ample private parking in front of the office/double garage building. Further lawned areas lie to the opposite side and to the rear of the house with stone walled and hedge boundaries.

The property further benefits from a range of outbuildings formerly used for agricultural purposes, including a barn with hayloft, byre and large shed suitable for a variety of uses, subject to obtaining the relevant permissions.

Local Information

Ebchester is a well-located commuter village in the Derwent Valley. Most of the village is located on the site of the Roman fort of Vindomora which was sited between the forts of Corstopitum in Corbridge to the north and Longovicium in Lanchester to the south.

The village offers a variety of local services such as primary schooling, public house and shop. Several surrounding villages, including Rowlands Gill, provide facilities such as supermarkets, educational and more comprehensive local services. The nearby former railway line, which runs about 10.5 miles from Swalwell to Blackhill is now the popular Derwent Walk a footpath, bridle-way and cycle track. Newcastle upon Tyne is just over 12 miles away and provides excellent shopping, professional and entertainment facilities.

For the commuter Newcastle International Airport, Newcastle and Durham Rail Stations and the A1 are all extremely accessible, providing excellent transport links.

Approximate Mileages

A1 8.5 miles | Metro Centre 9.5 miles | Corbridge 11.5 miles | Newcastle City Centre 13.0 miles | Durham 14.5 miles | Newcastle International Airport 15.1 miles

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