The Lendings, Startforth, Barnard Castle


Guide price

  • Bedrooms: 3
Hillcrest is an immaculately presented and deceptively spacious bungalow offering versatile accommodation which is located within a highly regarded location, with a pretty outlook back towards Barnard Castle.

Situation & Amenities

Barnard Castle town centre 0.7 miles, Richmond 16 miles, Bishop Auckland 16 miles, Darlington 17 miles, Durham 26 miles (please note all distances are approximate).The property is located in the sought after village of Startforth, west of the historic and popular market town of Barnard Castle. The Lendings is a highly desirable location. There are a number of nurseries, primary and secondary schools in Barnard Castle including Barnard Castle School and Teesdale School. Darlington and Bishop Auckland are both within close proximity, while the cities of Newcastle, Durham, York and Leeds also easily accessible. The property lies within easy reach of the A66 and A1(M) bringing many areas within commuting distance.


Hillcrest is an immaculately presented and deceptively spacious bungalow offering versatile accommodation. The property is entered into a pleasant hall which gives access to all of the accommodation including a light and airy living/dining room, modern and well finished breakfast kitchen, conservatory boasting stunning views, master bedroom suite with an en-suite shower room and dressing room, guest bedroom, third bedroom/snug and a modern bathroom. Externally, the property benefits from ample parking which is quite unique for this area, along with a garage and pristine gardens to the front and rear aspects.


Double doors to:

Entrance Porch

With tiled flooring, double glazed windows to dual aspects, fitted cupboards for shoe storage and a door to the hall.


Laminate flooring, dado rail, two radiators and doors leading off to the accommodation. Attic access hatch to largely board attic.

Living/Dining Room

A spacious reception room, which is dual aspect with double glazed windows to both the front and rear elevations. Two radiators and a multifuel stove with granite hearth and wooden mantle.

Breakfast Kitchen

Modern fitted to include a variety of wall and base units with tiled splashbacks, granite work surface, sink with mixer tap and carved draining area. Breakfast bar, laminate flooring, radiator, double glazed window to the rear aspect, door to the conservatory and the following integrated Neff appliances: two ovens, induction hob, extractor hood, microwave and a fridge/freezer.


Boasting a beautiful outlook overlooking fields. Radiator, vinyl flooring and a door to the exterior.


Comprising of a concealed cistern WC, hand washbasin, radiator and an obscure double glazed window.

Utility Room

Fitted wall and base units, plumbing for washing machine, space for an upright fridge/freezer and space for a condensing dryer. Double glazed window, central heating boiler, radiator and vinyl flooring.

Master Bedroom Suite

A double bedroom, boasting a beautiful outlook to the rear aspect via its double glazed window. Radiator, opening through to the dressing room and a door to the en-suite.

Dressing Room

With a variety of fitted wardrobes, radiator, double glazed window.


Comprising of a shower cubicle, concealed cistern WC, hand washbasin, variety of storage cupboards, tiled walls, vinyl flooring and a heated towel rail.

Bedroom Two

With a double glazed window to the rear aspect, boasting the same views as bedroom 1. Radiator.

Bedroom Three/Snug

A third bedroom utilised by the current owners as a snug. This room has a double glazed window and a radiator.


Offering a P shaped bath with shower over, pedestal wash handbasin, WC, radiator, heated towel rail, obscure double glazed window, tiled walls and tiled floor.

Externally - Garage

Detached garage measuring approximately 4.62m x 3,39m with up and over door, power supply, lighting and a sliding door through to a workshop area at the rear. The workshop area measures approximately 3.39m x 1,86 m and is fitted with a workbench, power supply, lighting, double glazed window and a personnel door opening to the exterior.


The property benefits from two drives, creating off street parking for five cars.


To the front of the property there is a tiered garden area with raised lawns, hedged boundaries and block paved pathways leading to the front door and rear garden. The rear garden is breath taking and boasts sweeping pathways, a variety of patio areas to enjoy the sunshine at different times of the day along with a variety of well stocked beds. Accessed from the rear garden is a cellar which provides great storage and measures approximately 5.45m x 2.43m


Mains electricity, drainage, water and gas. Gas fired central heating. CCTV camera system installed.


The property is believed to be offered Freehold with Vacant Possession upon Completion.

Local Authority

Durham County Council.

Council Tax

For Council Tax purposes the property is banded D.

Wayleaves, Easements & Rights of Way

Hillcrest 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 on the field at the bottom of the garden, running outside of the boundary of Hillcrest, but adjoining it.


Particulars written and photographs taken August 2020.

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.

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