• Bushblades Farm
  • Bushblades Farm
  • Bushblades Farm
  • Bushblades Farm
  • Bushblades Farm
  • Bushblades Farm
  • Bushblades Farm
  • Bushblades Farm
  • Bushblades Farm
  • Bushblades Farm
  • Bushblades Farm
  • Bushblades Farm
  • Bushblades Farm
  • Bushblades Farm
  • Bushblades Farm
  • Bushblades Farm
Guide Price

Key Features

  • Period Farmhouse
  • Adjoining Cottage
  • Large Outbuilding
  • Stunning Views
  • Approximately 18.5 Acres

Bushblades Farm

Harperley, County Durham

An imposing Georgian farmhouse with attached cottage in approximately 18.5 acres

Accommodation in Brief

Entrance Porch/Conservatory | Reception Hall | Drawing Room | Dining Room | Sitting Room/Ground Floor Bedroom with En-Suite | Cloakroom | Kitchen | Boiler Room | Utility Room | Cellar | Four Double Bedrooms | Single Bedroom | Family Bathroom | Annex with Kitchen | Sitting/Dining Room | Bedroom with En-Suite

Gardens | Double Garage | Agricultural Building | Approximately 18.5 Acres

The Property

Bushblades Farm comprises an imposing Georgian farmhouse which sits in an enviable location in rural County Durham with approximately 18.5 acres of garden, grounds and land. The house has been in the same family ownership for three generations and offers flexible use as either a large family home, a home with annex or as a home with holiday accommodation. The property retains original features including period panelling, fireplaces, staircase, working shutters, cornicing and deep skirtings and offers extremely flexible accommodation. Furthermore, the property benefits from planning approval for an extension to create a kitchen and two additional bedrooms.

The property is approached along a private drive to a gravelled turning area with parking for several cars. A gate to the front garden leads to the front of the house and the property is entered through the bright conservatory/entrance porch which provides a delightful reception area enjoying a south facing aspect. An attractive stained glass door gives access to the spacious reception hall with period panelling and original staircase to the upper floor. The sitting room and dining room are both dual aspect with southerly views over the garden. The kitchen is fitted with a range of oak units, electric hob and double oven and has a window to the rear and door to the rear hall and back door. Also on this floor is another reception room, currently used as a guest bedroom, with en-suite bathroom. The hall also gives access to the boiler room, utility room, cellar and annex.

The staircase rises to a half-landing where there is a cloakroom, and onwards to the spacious landing which is flooded with light from the large window on the stairway. The landing gives access to the four double bedrooms, one with en-suite shower room, single bedroom and family bathroom. There is access to the loft from the landing. Most of the bedrooms enjoy views of the gardens and countryside beyond.

The annex, which could easily be reincorporated into the main house, is accessed through a cast iron gate from the parking area into a courtyard area. The door opens to a hall with doors to the kitchen and large sitting/dining room which has lovely views over the rear garden. From the sitting room there is an enclosed staircase up to a large bedroom and en-suite shower room.


Planning consent has been granted for an extension comprising a kitchen, two further bedrooms and bathroom (ref ST/1/2012/0362/DNFP); a copy of the consent is available from the Agent.


The property is surrounded by mature gardens with trees, hedging and well stocked borders. The garden lends itself to permit privacy should the annex be used for holiday accommodation giving guests a separate area to enjoy. There is a double, open garage by the parking area as well as three small outhouses accessed from the courtyard.

Additionally there is a large 90’x30′ agricultural building which could easily be adapted for various uses. The land provides good pasture land and is ideal for equestrian use.

Overage Provision 

The LAND will be sold subject to a clawback of 50% for a term of 40 years from the date of completion to the benefit of the Vendor and their successors in title. The clawback is triggered by the sale with or implementation of planning permission for any use other than agriculture, equestrian or forestry.

Local Information

Harperley is a small and popular village in County Durham, conveniently situated within the county for easy commuting to any of the regional centres. Harperley is just a short drive to the west of Stanley and onward access to the A1(M), while further to the west is the beautiful Derwent Valley and Durham Dales.

There is a full range of shops, educational and commercial facilities in nearby Consett, while Newcastle and historic Durham City offer comprehensive selection of cultural, educational, professional, recreational and shopping facilities. For the commuter the A1 provides good access to Newcastle City Centre and Airport, mainline rail stations are at Durham and Newcastle with regular services to London and Edinburgh.

The property has been run as a successful bed & breakfast and is ideally situated close to numerous places of interest including The Beamish Museum, Gibside, Durham Castle and Cathedral and Hadrian’s Wall.

Approximate Mileages

Harperley 0.5 mile | Consett 5.7 miles | Durham 9.8 miles | Newcastle upon Tyne 10 miles | Newcastle International Airport 14.3 miles


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