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Stunning Barn Conversion For Blissful Home Working

Galbraith has launched to the market Moody Cottage, a beautiful barn conversion in an idyllic rural setting near Durham.

The property has 5.8 acres of grounds and private access to a further 35 acres of parkland, woodland and riverbank in the adjoining Burn Hall estate. Moody Cottage enjoys stunning views to the south over the gardens and wooded grounds.

Formerly a barn, the property has been entirely rebuilt in recent years by the owners, resulting in an impressive contemporary home with superb accommodation and reception space.

Sam Gibson, who is handling the sale of the property on behalf of Galbraith, said:

The property has been reconfigured to make the most of the outstanding woodland views which offer a real sense of peace and privacy. Every room is light-filled and contemporary in design, while the rooms at the rear open onto a huge verandah with glass walls, surrounded by trees.

There is also a separate triple garage offering flexible accommodation which could be used as a lovely home office, a den for teenagers, or as a family room. This is an ideal space, given that many of us are now working from home for an extended period.

It is rare to bring to the market a property of this quality which not only has over five acres of grounds but also enjoys exclusive access to 35 acres of beautiful woodland, policies and riverbank, without the responsibility of ownership. Notwithstanding the idyllic setting, Moody Cottage is also very accessible, being two miles from Durham and within easy reach of rail services and road links.

Moody Cottage offers: two reception rooms; orangery; kitchen; utility room; study / fourth bedroom; three en suite bedrooms including impressive master suite; separate triple garage with home office above; secured gated entrance and attractive gardens.

The stunning kitchen, undoubtedly the hub of the house, is fitted with a comprehensive range of units, incorporating top of the range appliances and a three-oven electric Total Control Aga. The kitchen opens onto a dining room which has glazed doors allowing a superb view to the south and access to the paved terrace. 

The current owners have ensured that the house is energy-efficient by installing a ground source heat pump, which provides under floor heating, solar panels to the triple garage, Category 5 wiring and high specification insulation. The property attracts a feed-in tariff, currently £4,000 per annum, paid under the Renewable Heating Incentive grant scheme.

Being a freehold owner of Burn Hall Estate entitles the owner to enjoy the communally owned parks, woodland and riverbank of the Burn Hall Estate. It stretches to some 35 acres of beautiful and unspoilt landscape. The Burn Hall Management Company maintains communal elements of the estate for an annual fee. The feed-in tariff from the renewable energy scheme more than covers the cost of this management charge.

Moody Cottage is two miles south of the historic city of Durham, famous for its Cathedral and University. Newcastle is within easy reach, so too are the airports of Newcastle and Durham Tees Valley.

Communications are excellent with easy access to the regional road network. Durham train station is on the main east coast main line from Edinburgh to London.


Guide Price £1,450,000. Please contact Galbraith for a video tour of the property, or further information.