Coal Road, Marwood, Barnard Castle


Guide price

A well equipped equestrian opportunity comprising of stabling for 23 horses, 8 horse walker, lunging ring, 3 furlong gallop, and 7 paddocks. In all, approximately 7.2 acres. There is a well finished, high quality, three/four bedroom executive family house, complemented by mature gardens, quadruple garage and a tarmac driveway. EPC (EER) C 69.

Situation & Amenities

Mount Pleasant sits slightly elevated above Barnard Castle and enjoys a private setting with views over adjoining countryside. The property is well placed to serve the local area and it provides a gateway to explore the immediate and wider areas of the Pennine Dales. The historic town of Barnard Castle offers a wide range of amenities including national and local retailers, sports centre, state and private educational opportunities at both primary, secondary and sixth form level, a traditional weekly market and monthly farmers market. Darlington and Bishop Auckland are both within close proximity, while the cities of Newcastle, Durham, York and Leeds are also accessible. Educational opportunities (both comprehensive and private), can be found in Barnard Castle, Richmond and Darlington. Numerous golf courses can be found in the area, with courses near Barnard Castle, Bishop Auckland, Darlington and Durham. For horse racing enthusiasts, there are racecourses at Newcastle, Sedgefield, York and Hexham. For the commuter, the A67, A66 and A1 (M) provide links with the major commercial areas of the North East. Many of the regions beauty spots are within driving distance including North Yorkshire, the Lake District, Northumberland and the East Coast. There are main line train stations at Darlington and Durham, with International Airports to be found at Newcastle and Leeds/Bradford.

Ground Floor Accomodation

A solid wood door opens into the dining kitchen which is an impressive entertaining room with bespoke made oak fitted wall and base units, granite work surfaces, tiled splashbacks, sink with mixer tap and draining board, Aga, integrated dishwasher and fridge. There is a central island incorporating an electric oven and hob, sink with mixer tap and carved draining area along with fitted units and granite work surfaces. The room is flooded with natural light from a variety of windows and doors to dual aspects. An opening leads off to the dining room which has oak flooring and bifold doors flowing into the spacious conservatory which overlooks the garden. A further door leads on from the dining kitchen into the rear entrance hall; giving access to the exterior, utility room, ground floor cloak room, dining room and sitting room. The sitting room is a stunning reception room with oak wall panelling, numerous windows, multi fuel stove set in a marble and granite hearth and surround and a bespoke made staircase rising up to the first floor landing.

First Floor Accomodation

The master bedroom suite is located at the far end of the landing and is a truly beautiful space comprising of the bedroom itself with three windows to dual aspects, two velux windows and an opening leading into the hand made and fitted dressing room with the en-suite shower room leading off. The second bedroom is also en-suite and enjoys two windows, a variety of fitted furniture and an en-suite shower room. Bedroom three is a pleasantly sized double room. The house bathroom offers a tile sided bath with wall mounted television, vanity hand wash basin, WC, heated towel rail, tiled walls and flooring, LED light up mirror and an obscure glazed window. Should a prospective purchaser require a four bedroom house; the master bedroom provides ample space allowing it to be split into two bedrooms. The vendor is willing to consider doing this work, subject to agreement and negotiation.


Mount Pleasant is accessed via a private tarmac lane which opens into a large driveway creating ample parking. Leading on from the driveway is a quadruple garage which has four electric up and over doors, power supply and lighting. The garaging is split into two areas, both measuring approximately 5.95m x 9.50m and having two electric vehicular doors. An external staircase rises up to a first floor open plan room creating the perfect space for an at home office (4.57m x 12.04m) with power supply, ample power points and electric wall mounted radiators. Beyond the garage, is a stone built detached building which forms the boiler room and dog kennels. A gate leads into the stable yard with a large hardstanding concrete yard surrounded by timber stabling. In all, Mount Pleasant enjoys stabling for 23 horses. There is an 8 horse walker, 45M x 20M lunging ring/arena with carpet fibre surface, concrete panel muck store and a 3 furlong gallop with carpet fibre surface. There are 7 paddocks and 4 open fronted field shelters. The garden is to the South aspect of the house and includes areas of mature shrubs, gravelled patios and pathways nestling around the shrubs, plants and trees. A conifer tree shield protects the property and garden from prevailing weather along with creating a high level of privacy. A sweeping lawn leads onto the walled patio making a perfect spacious for alfresco dining and entertaining.


Mains electricity and water are connected. Oil fired underfloor central heating. Private septic tank.

Tenure, Local Authority & Council Tax

The property is believed to be offered freehold with vacant possession upon completion. Durham County Council. For Council Tax purposes, the property is banded E.

Wayleaves, Easements & Rights of Way

Mount Pleasant 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.

Areas & Measurements

All areas, measurements 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 promap boundary plan is for illustrative purposes only and cannot be relied upon for any other purpose.

Other Information

The wind turbine at Mount Pleasant is not operational.

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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