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Tenure: FreeholdHeighley Rigg is believed to have been built in the 1920s for the Fenwick family. The Vendors have been resident for the last 27 years and have maintained a comprehensive programme of rolling repairs and maintenance. The consequence is an extremely well presented and preserved country house located in a particularly convenient position with spellbinding views.
Vendor has just received planning permission for a swimming pool and sports complex to be added onto the main house.
Planning permission has been received to extend the Bungalow giving another floor and basement.
Heighley Rigg is ideally suited for comfortable and low profile family living. Equally, it is a house with extensive and spacious accommodation that will suit those used to entertaining in a grand and lavish fashion. It is a substantial and high quality house with period charm and character. Heighley Rigg has been sensitively modernised in recent times, particularly in the breakfast kitchen with the addition of the orangery which was constructed within the last three years. Appropriate period features have been maintained and highlighted and it has been decorated in an elegant style.
The relatively recent installation of timber double glazed windows and the construction of the orangery are recent projects which have been undertaken by the vendors and are fine illustrations of the comprehensive and sympathetic works which have been conducted at the property over the years.
A grand staircase hall is at the centre of the house, off which are the three principal reception rooms; a drawing room, dining room and sitting room. The drawing room and sitting room face south and each has a magnificent bow window. The principal reception rooms all have grand proportions and feature fireplaces. The orangery affords the house a further reception room and allows the kitchen to be the heart of the house as is required by modern day living. The orangery provides space for family and informal dining in addition to an area for comfortable seating. Double doors in the south wall lead out onto a paved terrace which provides ideal space for outdoor entertaining and alfresco dining. A study is conveniently located off the reception hall, so too is the cloakroom and WC. The breakfast kitchen is a strong attribute with oil fired four oven Aga and attractive range of fitted kitchen units beneath a Corian work surface. Various integrated appliances include a Miele dishwasher, electric oven and microwave and a fridge and freezer set within the units. There is a Neff five ring gas oven in the island unit beneath a purifier. The utility/drying room is in the rear hall which links to the integrated four car garage.
On the first floor there are four good bedrooms off a spacious landing including a magnificent principal bedroom suite with an en suite bathroom and a good range of fitted wardrobe.
Heighley Rigg Cottage: Heighley Rigg Cottage is a stone built two bedroom bungalow with a living room, breakfast kitchen, bathroom and separate WC. Heighley Rigg Cottage is included in the sale and provides the potential for a wealth of opportunities stretching from accommodation for a housekeeper and handyman couple to separate accommodation for family dependants, a home office or simply a useful income stream.
Outside: The location and elevated setting of Heighley Rigg is a massive attribute. The house is accessed through impressive gate piers along a private tarmacadam driveway to the north front, with extensive parking and turning area. The driveway gives direct access to the integral four car garage and sweeps past to Heighley Rigg Cottage.
The landscaped gardens are predominantly arranged to the south and west of the house. There is an attractive terrace immediately abutting the southern elevation which has direct access out of the drawing room through double doors. The terrace has spectacular views over the garden and surrounding countryside for miles beyond. The attractive garden has been well maintained, is planted with various well stocked beds and borders and includes various fruit trees, and a greenhouse. A wicket gate gives access to the paddock and a tennis court.
Services: Mains electricity and water are connected to both dwellings. Private shared drainage system.
A comprehensive security system exists.
Tenure: Freehold with vacant possession upon completion.
Fixtures and fittings: Only fixtures and fittings specifically mentioned in the particulars are included in the sale, otherwise any garden ornaments, curtains, carpets and other fixtures and fittings may be available subject to separate negotiation.
Wayleaves, easements and rights of way: The sale is subject to all rights of support, public and private rights of way, water, light, drainage and other easements, quasi-easements and wayleaves, all or any other like rights, whether mentioned in these particulars or not.
Directions: From Morpeth drive north up the A1 and fork immediately left onto the A697. As the road begins to straighten and before Heighley Rigg Garden Centre, turn left off the main road. A sign for a cattery is visible almost immediately. Follow this road for a little while and the gates and driveway to Heighley Rigg are obvious on the left hand side after a short while.