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Spylaw House & Spyglass Cottage, Bilton, Alnwick, NE66
The main property benefits from oil fired central heating to radiators, with electric heating to the annexe, security alarm system, UPVC double glazing, and many original features in keeping with a property of this style including byre style doors and windows, beamed ceilings and exposed stone walling.
The accommodation to the main house briefly comprises; entrance vestibule, traditional kitchen/breakfast room with Aga and utility room, cloakroom/wc, lounge/dining room with byre style windows and access doors to the front terrace with views to the coast, galleried hallway, conservatory to the front with open aspect views towards the railway viaduct, coastline and Cheviot Hills. Steps from the galleried landing give access to two double bedrooms one with en-suite and a shower room/wc. To the first floor a further double bedroom and access to a master bedroom suite which includes a study or fifth bedroom, bathroom/wc and master bedroom.
Access from the main house to cottage can be gained via doors from the utility room which comprises: fitted kitchen, entrance hall with private external access door, lounge with French doors to a conservatory and stairs to the first floor with two bedrooms and a bathroom/wc. Externally the property is approached to the rear via a generous gravelled driveway giving access to a double garage, rear courtyard area, lawned and landscaped gardens to both front and rear with stone outbuilding and two greenhouses.
The hamlet of Bilton is located just inland from the picturesque village of Alnmouth, and close to Lesbury, and is well positioned for the sandy beaches, Alnwick and the East Coast Main Line railway station. Approximately ½ a mile from the railway station, the property is excellent for buyers wishing to commute to Newcastle, Edinburgh or London with regular direct services. The market town of Alnwick lies to the north, famous for its Castle and Gardens, where there can be found a full range of leisure and shopping facilities as well as schooling for all ages. The property is located around 4 miles to the A1 trunk road giving excellent access to the region.
The property comprises:
With UPVC glass panelled door gives access to the entrance vestibule, with tiled flooring, and a hardwood door leading through to the kitchen/breakfast room.
19'7 x 15'5 (5.97m x 4.70m)
Fitted with a range of traditional style oak wall and base units with granite worktops extending to a central island, one and a half bowl sink unit and drainer with chrome mixer tap, integrated appliances including dishwasher, and fridge/freezer, electric Aga, Double glazed windows to two elevations, halogen spotlighting to a beamed ceiling, slate flooring, radiator, and TV point.
12’0 x 6’10 (3.66m x 2.08m)
Fitted with a range of wall and base units coordinating with those of the kitchen, roll top work surfaces, slate tiled floor, stainless steel sink unit and drainer with chrome mixer tap, tiled splashbacks, space and plumbing for washing machine and tumble dryer, radiator. The utility room has a UPVC stable style door leading through to the front patio garden area, loft access hatch and access door to the cottage.
Comprising close coupled wc and wash hand basin housed in a vanity unit, part tiled walls, radiator, frosted double glazed window to the side elevation, and slate flooring.
A door from the kitchen/breakfast room leads to the living/dining room.
29'10 x 15'6 max (9.09m x 4.72m max)
A characterful principal reception room enjoying two hardwood double glazed byre style windows with access doors to the front elevation leading out to the front terrace and gardens with stunning views to the coastline and Coquet Island. Some exposed stone walling and a stone Inglenook style fireplace with a wood burning stove, two double radiators, decorative ceiling coving, two double glazed windows overlooking the rear courtyard, TV and telephone points, wall light fitments, electric wall mounted heater and loft access hatch.
15'8 x 13'8 max inclusive of stairs
(4.78m x 4.17m max inclusive of stairs)
A spacious galleried hallway and landing area with double glazed windows to the front and rear elevations, double radiator, understairs storage cupboard, and exposed beams. Stairs lead to the half and first floor landing, and a door giving access to the conservatory.
14'9 x 10'2 (4.50m x 3.10m)
Plus 15'3 x 11’3 (4.65m x 3.43m)
An L shaped UPVC double glazed conservatory with exposed stone walling, polycarbonate roof, Karndean flooring, and panoramic views towards the sea, coastline and surrounding open countryside, two double radiators, wall lighting, double access doors to the gardens and a byre style door leading to the rear courtyard and parking area.
Steps from the hall lead down to a lower ground floor area, where there is an internal hallway giving access to bedroom accommodation, with electric wall heater, spotlights, radiator, and UPVC window to the side elevation.
15'6 x 10'7 (4.72m x 3.23m)
A spacious double guest bedroom which has a double glazed window to the side overlooking the landscaped patio area, radiator, TV and telephone points. Walk-in wardrobe providing hanging and shelving space.
9’2 x 4’10 (2.79m x 1.47m)
A tiled en-suite bathroom with close coupled wc, pedestal wash hand basin, and panelled bath with shower over, laminate flooring, shaver point and radiator.
11'6 x 11'6 min excluding stairs (3.51m x 3.51m)
Two internal steps down lead to a second lower ground floor double bedroom, with double glazed arched window to the side elevation overlooking the garden and patio area, radiator, and TV point.
7'11 x 6'10 max (2.41m x 2.08m max)
A contemporary shower room with frosted double glazed window to the side, glass shower cubicle with electric shower, close coupled wc, and pedestal wash hand basin. Tiled flooring with wall tiling to the shower, and radiator.
Stairs from the hallway lead to the half landing with access to bedroom four.
13'6 x 8'3 (4.11m x 2.51m)
A lovely double bedroom with two UPVC windows to the side and rear elevations with open views over the garden and countryside beyond. Single wardrobe providing hanging and shelving, airing cupboard housing hot water tank, TV point, radiator, and loft access.
From the first floor landing, a door leads to a master suite.
Fitted with a range of built-in furniture including wardrobes, drawers and vanity area, exposed beams to ceiling, Velux window, radiator, double glazed low level window to the side elevation, and spotlights to ceiling.
11'11 x 9'8 (3.63m x 2.95m)
Currently utilised as a study/home office with the versatility for use as a fifth bedroom or conversion to a dressing room with exposed beams to the ceiling, Velux window to the side elevation, telephone point and loft access.
8'1 x 9'10 (2.46m x 3m)
Comprising panelled bath with shower head and mixer tap, low level wc and wash hand basin enclosed in a vanity unit, separate shower cubicle with electric shower, and bidet. Tiled floor with electric underfloor heating, exposed beams to the ceiling with spotlights and a white ladder radiator, double glazed low level window and Velux window to the side elevation,
15'5 x 14'4 (4.70m x 4.37m)
The master bedroom has two double glazed low level windows to the side elevations giving open aspect views over the surrounding countryside, and additional window to the front elevation with sea views to Coquet Island. Exposed beams to ceiling, a range of fitted furniture including wardrobes to one wall providing hanging and shelving, vanity dressing table and drawer units, TV and telephone point, and two double radiators.
An internal door from the utility room of the main house gives access to a deceptively spacious cottage.
15'5 x 8'10 max (4.70m x 2.69m max)
Fitted with a range of traditional oak wall and base units with granite worktops, extending to a breakfast bar area, one and a half bowl sink unit and drainer with chrome mixer tap, tiled splashbacks, ‘Everhot’ electric stove, integrated appliances include a fridge/freezer and washer/dryer. Halogen spotlights, and double glazed window to the side elevation.
A door leads through to the lobby with a stable style UPVC front access door, cloaks cupboard and a door leading through to the living room.
15'6 x 9'10 max (4.72m x 3m max)
The living room is accessed via the hallway and the kitchen/breakfast room, with French doors leading through to the conservatory, exposed beams to the ceiling, a stone decorative fire recess, two double radiators, TV point and stairs leading to the first floor accommodation.
10’7 x 8’7 (3.23m x 2.62m)
A double glazed UPVC conservatory with polycarbonate roof, double radiator, and French doors leading to the front garden and patio area.
FIRST FLOOR LANDING
Stairs lead to the first floor landing where there are two eaves storage cupboards, one housing the water tank.
13’1 x 9’11 min excluding robes
(3.99m x 3.02m)
This double bedroom has fitted furniture including wardrobes to one wall providing hanging and shelving, fitted dressing table and drawer unit. Double glazed low level window to the front elevation, exposed beams to ceiling, telephone point and double radiator.
9’6 x 8’2 max (2.90m x 2.49m max)
A single bedroom with built-in single bed, exposed beams to the ceiling, loft access, radiator and Velux window.
6’7 x 6’7 max (2.01m x 2.01m max)
Comprising panelled bath with shower over and screen, concealed cistern wc and wash hand basin housed in vanity unit, fitted storage unit, Velux window to the side elevation, exposed beams to ceiling, and heated towel rail.
The property is approached via a large gravelled courtyard and driveway to the rear, giving access to a double garage.
Stone built double garage with two electric up and over doors, power, lighting and external security lights.
There is a stone flagged courtyard area and a five bar gate leading to the rear garden, laid to lawn with fruit trees, timber store, vegetable plots and raised stone flagged patio. Cold water tap, and stone wall surround.
To the front of the property is a landscaped garden with large terraced patio, mature flower and shrub borders and insets. To the side is a stone outhouse housing the central heating boiler, with power, lighting and work bench, two greenhouses. All set within a fence and hedge boundary.
Spylaw House has a large loft area which has been boarded with lighting and power points suitable for storage.
The main house and cottage share services, although the main house is heated by an oil fired boiler, and the cottage has electric central heating.
Currently has a covenant prohibiting the use of Spyglass Cottage as a holiday let, however the current owners advise that correspondence has been received from Northumberland Estates who advise that they would not be adverse to removing the covenant for a fee of approximately £5,000.