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4 bedroom detached house for sale
Redeford, Belford, Northumberland
- Charming Former Manse
- Beautiful Rural Setting
- 4 reception Rooms
- 4 Bedrooms, 2 bathrooms
- 2 Garages
Redeford is situated just to the south of Belford, an attractive small Northumbrian village. Belford is an active, thriving community with excellent local facilities including a medical centre, dentist, 9 hole golf course, post office, newsagent, supermarket, hardware shop, art gallery an old coaching inn (Blue Bell Hotel) and two public houses. The town benefits from good communications to Berwick, Edinburgh and Newcastle via the A1. Berwick, an historic walled town (15 miles) and Alnwick, with its castle and gardens (15 miles) are the principal towns in the locality and have all the facilities expected of regional centres. The Border town of Kelso is in easy reach. There are railway stations on the main east coast line at both Berwick and Alnmouth, with fast links north to Edinburgh, south to Newcastle and on to London, which can be reached in 3Â½ hours. Edinburgh and Newcastle Airports both offer a range of domestic and international flights.
Recreational facilities in the area are superb. There is a golf course in Belford (for sale) and other courses can be found nearby at Bamburgh, Goswick and Berwick. The East Lothian courses, including Muirfield, are an easy drive up the A1 to the north. The River Tweed boasts some of the best salmon and trout fishing in the country. Fishing can be easily arranged on the Tweed, Whiteadder, Blackadder,Teviot and newly established trout ponds at Chatton. Horse Riding is popular with endless tracks and bridleways with very active pony clubs and the ever popular Percy Hunt in the area. Walkers can enjoy wonderful coastal and inland walks, particularly in the Cheviot Hills. The Northumberland coastline is a short distance away, with its fine beaches, sites of historic interest, including Holy Island and Bamburgh Castle, and the wonderful wildlife of the Farne Islands.
The area has good local schools, with primary education available in Belford. There is also an excellent nursery school 3 miles away and a thriving playgroup in Belford. There are High Schools in Berwick and Alnwick, the well-respected Longridge Towers and Rock private schools about 16 miles to the north and 10 miles to south respectively. Privately arranged transport links to embrace Newcastle schools are also popular.
Redeford is a delightful former manse in a beautiful rural setting in northern Northumberland. The house is thought to date from about 1870 and has excellent, well balanced accommodation which is arranged over ground and first floors. Much of the accommodation has views over the surrounding countryside, the front of the house looking to the east, towards the coast, which can be seen from the first floor.
The house is entered through a porch which could be used as a sun room. The front door leads into the hall, with a staircase leading to the first floor. The principal reception rooms are accessed from here and include a study, a drawing room with an open fire with Italian marble surround and carved mantelpiece and a formal dining room. This has views out over open farmland and can accommodate a large dining table. There is storage space under the stairs and a bathroom. The kitchen has an excellent range of wall and floor units (Callerton Kitchens) incorporating a stainless steel 1Â½ bowl sink, a four burner gas hob with extractor hood over and integrated appliances including a microwave, two electric ovens, a Bosch dishwasher and a fridge. A breakfast bar seats four and the floor covering is by Karendine. Off the kitchen there is a sitting room, which has views out to the back of the house and over open farmland to the south. A sliding glazed door leads out to a patio. A rear hall and utility room complete the ground floor accommodation. The utility room has space and plumbing for a washing machine and tumble dryer, with large airing cupboard and a floor unit incorporating a stainless steel sink. There is also space for a large fridge freezer.
On the first floor there are four bedrooms. Three are double rooms, the master bedroom enjoying a wonderful aspect looking east and south over the surrounding countryside towards the coast. It has an excellent range of built in wardrobes. There is also a small single bedroom and the accommodation is completed by a family bathroom with a shower over the bath.
Redeford is approached from the minor road through wrought iron gates. These lead to the stables and a parking area to the back of the house.
The property has a beautiful garden. At the front of the house there are raised beds with a wonderful range of shrubs, bulbs and plants including daffodils, poppies and tulips. There is also a substantial heather bed. At the western end of the large lawn is a round rose bed, with a bird bath, flanked on the other side by herbaceous borders and shaded by a birch tree. At the eastern end of the lawn, a fence separates off the vegetable garden, where there is a greenhouse. The garden continues to the north and west. At the side of the house there is another lawn shaded by mature trees, with shrub beds and a further rose bed. A further area of lawn is bounded to the west and north by herbaceous borders. At the back of the house there is a paved patio, accessed from the back hall and the sitting room, and steps lead up from there to a parking and turning area adjacent to the double garage.
Redeford has an excellent range of outbuildings. These include a stable block with three loose boxes, a kennel, a stone built barn with access from the road and two single garages at the back of the house.
On the far side of the minor road there is a paddock of about 5 acres. This has its own water supply and a field shelter and is ideal for horses or other livestock.
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From Berwick-Upon-Tweed take the A1 for approximately 15 miles. Ignore the first two signs on the right for Belford. Shortly afterwards, there is another sign to Belford (large grain silos on left). Turn right here, go up the long straight and at the end of the straight turn left, signposted for Newlands. The property will be seen on the right hand side after a short distance. From the South, having past Adderstone Services on right of A1, approx 1.5 miles from Belford, at first sign for Belford, with Grain Silos on right, turn left. Go up the long straight and at the end of the straight turn left, signposted for Newlands. The property will be seen on the right hand side after a short distance.