Lynesack, Butterknowle, Bishop Auckland


Guide price

  • Bedrooms: 2
East Gate Cote Farm offers a superb opportunity to acquire a recently refurbished farmhouse with adjoining byre and barn, further traditional and general purpose buildings along with grazing land. The barn and byre adjoining the house offer potential to extend the living accommodation, subject to obtaining the necessary consents. The total plot size extends to approximately 21.45 acres. EPC (EER) E 51.

Situation and Amenities

The property lies within a picturesque rural hamlet known as Lynesack, Butterknowle. The village of Butterknowle is located in the Gaunless Valley in scenic lower Teesdale and Barnard Castle and Bishop Auckland are easily reached and provide plentiful amenities. There are many beautiful places to visit including nearby Hamsterley Forest, the Wear Valley Railway and picturesque walking countryside are all easily accessed from the property. The village of Butterknowle itself has a primary school, village hall, doctors surgery and two public houses.


Door to:


With radiator, stairs to first floor, under stairs storage cupboard and doors to:

Living Room

4.16m x 5.15m

To the front elevation with double glazed window, multi fuel stove and radiator.


2.60m x 4.94m

Newly fitted kitchen with wall and base units, contrasting work surface, sink with mixer tap and drainer, space for cooker, integral extractor hood, integral slimline dishwasher, space for upright fridge/freezer, two double glazed windows to the rear elevation, radiator, laminate flooring and doors to the exterior and utility.

Utility Room

2.60m x 2.61m

With fitted wall and base units matching the kitchen, contrasting work surface, sink with mixer tap and drainer, WC, space for washing machine and dryer, radiator, two double glazed windows to rear and laminate flooring.

Dining Room

4.13m x 4.52m

To the front elevation with double glazed window, radiator and electric wall mounted fire.

First Floor Landing

With doors leading off to the first floor accommodation.

Bedroom One

4.13m x 4.55m

With double glazed window to the front elevation and radiator.

Bedroom Two

4.17m x 3.56m

With double glazed window to the front elevation and radiator.


Newly fitted including a bath, pedestal wash hand basin, WC, heated towel rail, radiator, obscure double glazed window to the front elevation and over stairs storage cupboard.

Barn and Byre

A range of traditional stone buildings attached to the west side of the house comprising barn (approximately 5.3m x 4.3m) with adjoining byre with stalls (approximately 4.3m x 3.75m). There are external steps leading to the loft. There is a lean to (former parlour) adjoining the barn.

Farm Buildings

Variety of sheds suitable for livestock housing and hay storage.


There is a walled enclosed front garden with paths to the access road and hard standing to the side. To the rear, there is an enclosed walled garden area overlooking fields to the north side.

The Land

The total plot size extends to approximately 21.45 acres to include five main grazing fields to the North, South and West of the main farm steading. There are mains supplied water troughs.

Rights of Way, Wayleaves and Easements

East Gate Cote 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. There is a footpath with runs along the access track and also along the edge of the field at the South West. The access track is used by neighbours to access their properties.

Areas, Measurements & Other Information

All areas, measurements, promap plans 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.


The Vendors will only sell such interests as they have in the boundary features.

Environmental Schemes, BPS

The land is not registered for the Basic Payment Scheme, any Environment Stewardship Scheme or Woodland Grant Scheme.


Mains services of electricity and water are connected. Foul drainage is to a septic tank. The central heating system is oil fired.


The property is offered freehold with vacant possession on completion.

Local Authority

Durham County Council Tel: 03000 26 00 00.

Council Tax

For Council Tax purposes the property is banded C.


Strictly by appointment via GSC Grays.


Particulars written and photographs taken August 2018.

Disclaimer Notice

GSC Grays gives notice that:

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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