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Glororum, Bamburgh, NE69
- LONGSTONE MEWS £295,000
LONGSTONE MEWS £295,000
Glororum, Bamburgh, Northumberland - North Northumberland is a very special place. Its beaches form one of the longest stretches of unspoiled coastline in the country whilst the dramatic upland scenery has been described as England’s last wilderness.
Any new development must reflect this extraordinary area’s outstanding natural beauty and the twelve individually styled homes at Glororum have been designed with this philosophy very much in mind. These beautiful stone conversions blend seamlessly with the surrounding countryside and the site’s elevated position offers breathtaking views of Bamburgh Castle on the coast and the Cheviot Hills on the Scottish Border.
The range of property sizes has also been carefully planned to suit a variety of lifestyles. The spacious three and four bedroom homes are perfect for families who need a main residence with plenty of room for children to grow. Alternatively, the one and two bedroom cottages would suit couples downsizing from larger properties or second home owners seeking an escape from the stresses and strains of modern life.
But whatever your preferred choice of home at Glororum, each property boasts its own unique blend of period features and modern technology.
The natural slate roofs are fitted with solar powered remote operated Velux windows that bathe the internal rooms with natural light whilst the high specification timber framed windows and hardwood external doors are all double glazed. The walls of local Whinstone are lined internally with high performance insulation and each ground floor room is warmed by gas powered under floor heating.
Inside, there is an equally innovative mix of familiar room layouts and the best in contemporary design. The open plan kitchen-dining-living areas are complemented by thoughtfully planned bedrooms, some with large fitted wardrobes, and luxurious bathrooms featuring Travertine stone full height tiling and under floor heating.
This development’s unrivalled combination of superb location, period architecture, contemporary design and superior specifications means the homes at Glororum are certain to attract intense interest - especially as this is a rare opportunity to own a new home in an area where the supply of residential housing always falls far short of demand.
Skilled local craftsmen have carefully restored and rebuilt the original stone walls and openings with locally sourced stone tooled to the original designs. Boundary walls have been built using traditional methods with reclaimed local materials to create a natural blend of old and new construction. This high level of craftsmanship is evident throughout the development.
Location & Lifestyle
Glororum is a former farm steading in a lovely rural location but with good access to the main A1 four miles to the west.
This superb development is situated between the historic market towns of Berwick (20 miles) and Alnwick (17 miles), both of which boast superb shops, excellent schools, popular leisure facilities and world famous tourist attractions such as Berwick’s Elizabethan Walls and Alnwick’s Castle & Gardens. The cities of Edinburgh and Newcastle are, respectively, ninety minutes and sixty minutes’ journey by car.
The closest settlement to Glororum is the wonderfully picturesque coastal village of Bamburgh with its imposing medieval castle (which is open to the public but still home to the Armstrong family), village shop, cosy pubs and wide sandy beaches. Bamburgh is less than one mile to the east of the development and well within walking and cycling distance.
Glororum’s delightful rural setting means there are plenty of opportunities to play golf, ride, cycle, walk or simply relax in an area that’s full of fascinating history. The Saxon King Ida built the first castle at Bamburgh and his fortress became so famous was it was immortalised in Arthurian Legend as Joyous Garde, the home of Sir Lancelot.
Across the wide shallow bay from Lancelot’s legendary castle are the ruins of Lindisfarne Abbey. When Northumbria’s Saxon kings converted to Christianity they invited Irish monks to build an abbey on this spit of land that becomes an island at high tide. ‘Holy Island’ quickly became a place of pilgrimage but not even Saint Aidan or Saint Cuthbert could bring peace to Dark Age Northumbria.
For a thousand years Bamburgh and Lindisfarne were battlefields where Saxons, Scots, Vikings and Normans fought for control of Northern England. The memories of these troubled times are preserved in the numerous ruined castles and abbeys in the area but today North Northumberland is a haven of tranquillity.
Even in the height of summer the area offers miles of empty beaches, acres of open hill country and plenty of pretty towns and villages to explore. Whether you are moved by the splendour of the border castles, the serenity of Lindisfarne, the scenery of The Cheviots or the wildlife of the Farne Islands, at Glororum you will find plenty to inspire you right on your doorstep.
Sturton Grange Developments
Sturton Grange Developments is a small firm based in the Northumberland. The award winning company specialises in converting redundant historic farm buildings into superior residential housing and in just a few short years has built an enviable reputation for creating homes of great character. In 2008, the company won the prestigious LABC award for the Best Residential Project in the North of England.
The sites for development are always chosen with great care and the company takes great care to preserve the integrity of the surrounding landscape. The success of this strategy can be seen at a highly acclaimed project in nearby Warkworth where a disused Victorian threshing mill became the eight superlative homes of Sturton Grange Mill.
The same winning formula has now been applied to the derelict barns and byres at Glororum. The walls of the site’s 19th Century farm buildings are built of the area’s hard granite, called Whinstone, whilst the quoins, sills and other decorative stone features are made from softer local sandstone.
This contrasting mix of black granite and honey coloured sandstone is highly decorative and characteristic of many period properties in North Northumberland. This distinctive architecture has therefore been faithfully recreated in the new residential properties at Glororum. Wherever possible existing walls have been preserved and if a stone is missing or damaged, on-site craftsmen carve a replacement.
The company’s insistence on authenticity extends to reproducing the traditional mason’s tooling on each hand-dressed block of sandstone and it does not stop with using local materials and time-honoured techniques. Intrusive modern buildings have also been removed and even overhead power cables have been buried underground.
Whilst local mason’s repair each property’s exterior’s stonework, local carpenters have produced the exposed king post trusses and purlins that are the principle feature of each home’s stylish interior design. Ensuring these fixtures and fittings are tailor-made to fit a particular property are what gives each home at Glororum its own unique character.
Attention to detail, innovative design and a respect for the craftsman’s tradition are what make any home built by Sturton Grange Developments distinctly different.
For further information contact Gillian Greaves on 01665 600170 or firstname.lastname@example.org