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5 bedroom semi-detached house for sale
The Old School, Blanchland, County Durham
A tastefully converted school with sumptuous internal finish and spectacular views. Externally, beautiful gardens, gravel driveway and integral garage.
Accommodation in brief: Entrance Hall/Boot Room, Kitchen/Breakfast Room, Dining Room, Drawing Room, Reading Room, Family Room, Guest Bedroom, Shower Room, Master Bedroom, Three Further Double Bedrooms, Family Bathroom. Beautiful Gardens, Gravel Driveway, Integral Garage.
The Old School is a Victorian school conversion set in a picturesque position in the quaint hamlet of Townfield, close to Blanchland. The property has been finished to a high standard and provides tasteful accommodation of generous proportions. Sitting in an elevated position, the property has wonderful views over open countryside and towards the Derwent Reservoir.
Internally, The Old School is extremely impressive with original period features and the addition of high quality fixtures and fittings, and the use of tasteful classic colours. You are welcomed into the vestibule with limestone floor, which leads to the family room with multi-fuel stove and slate floor. Adjoining this room to the back of the house is a guest bedroom/study. The dining room is light and airy, and centrally positioned within the property with sitting area with large windows and glazed door providing views over the garden. A raised reading room with solid oak floor leads through to a charming semi-circular drawing room with multi-fuel stove and exposed beams and roof trusses. The kitchen/breakfast room comprises solid oak shaker style units with black granite surfaces and ceramic 1 Â½ sink, pewter four oven oil-fired Aga, additional two ring electric hob, integral dishwasher and washing machine. A rear hall leads to the integral garage and shower room with travertine tiling. There is a pantry and the room has stylish slate flooring. On the first floor is a galleried landing, four double bedrooms and a stunning family bathroom with feature fireplace, exposed beams, free-standing cast iron bath, his and hers wash basins and double shower cubicle, all complemented by stylish travertine tiling.
Externally, the property extends to just under an acre and is set well back down a gravel driveway, with generous lawn to either side, leading to a gravel courtyard area by the front door. There is an enclosed side garden leading around to the generous rear garden with raised terrace, well-stocked borders with a variety of attractive shrubs and plants, and rear lawn. At the bottom of the garden is a lovely seating area, perfect for outdoor entertaining and enjoying the stunning views.
Townfield is a small hamlet in picturesque countryside on the County Durham/Northumberland border. The area is popular for its natural beauty and nearby Blanchland is a quaint village which is frequently used as a period setting for films, due to its traditional and unspoilt environment. The village provides a shop, delicatessen and public house. Hexham is just over 12 miles away and provides excellent shopping, entertainment and leisure facilities. For commuters, Newcastle City Centre, Newcastle International Airport and Durham are all within easy reach.
Fixtures and Fittings: All items such as carpets, curtains, light fittings and other items not mentioned in these sales particulars are specifically excluded from the sale but may be available by separate negotiation.
For additional details, this property will be featured in the '25 Beautiful Homes' magazine in January 2012.
Strictly by appointment with Smiths Gore Corbridge office.
Whilst every care has been taken in the preparation of these particulars, all interested parties should note:
i) The description and photographs are for guidance only and are not a complete representation of the property.
ii) Plans are not to scale, are for guidance only and do not form part of the contract.
iii) Services and any appliances referred to have not been tested, and cannot be verified as being in working order.
iv) No survey of any part of the property has been carried out by the Vendor or Smiths Gore.
v) Measurements are approximate and must not be relied upon. Maximum appropriate room sizes are generally given, to the nearest 0.1 metres. Outbuildings are measured externally (unless otherwise stated) to the nearest 0.5 metres. For convenience, an approximate Imperial equivalent is also given.
vi) Only those items referred to in the text of these particulars are included.
vii) Nothing in these particulars or any related discussions forms part of any contract unless expressly incorporated within a subsequent written agreement.