5 bedroom detached house for sale
Wylam Wood Road, Wylam, Northumberland
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The sense of arrival is striking with a most impressive centrally located entrance hall off which is the drawing room, sun room and dining room. The principal reception rooms have notably high ceilings and generous proportions. The house was designed and built facing south maximizing the quantity of light flowing into the rooms. The bow window in the drawing room and dining room are compelling features. The elegant ceiling cornice and a strong fireplace design set off the drawing room which has a beautiful wood strip floor and window seat in the bow window. The dining room is conveniently located adjacent to the kitchen, has a bow window overlooking the garden and a hand built stone fireplace set within a wood panelled inglenook. The sun room allows direct access into the garden with views past the venerable Wisteria. The kitchen is fitted with modern hand-made kitchen units, beneath a polished granite work surface and a range style gas and electric double oven cooker. A window overlooks the courtyard with a built in seat below. In true country house style there is a back kitchen or laundry off the main kitchen with a stainless steel fitted pantry beyond.
A self-contained wing, formerly staff quarters, now forms a most comfortable living room, with double bedroom and its own modern bathroom facility. This space is used by the family but may appeal to those who require accommodation for a relative or live-in staff. Access into this part of the house and kitchen can be via the gated courtyard. Above the integral double garage is a pair of rooms which are currently used as a home cinema and gym.
On the first floor there are four fantastic bedrooms and two bathroom facilities. Each of the bedrooms has a lovely view. All bar one overlook the garden to the south. The principal bedroom suite is extremely comfortable with generous proportions and luxuriously appointed en-suite bathroom with walk-in dressing room. The family bathroom is conveniently positioned close to the remaining bedrooms. The study is close to the family bathroom and could be turned into an en-suite bathroom for bedroom four which is currently used as another study. Each of the bedrooms has a working fireplace.
There is a hatch ladder which provides access to the roof void and loft area, which is floored and shelved for storage.
Beneath the house is a sequence of rooms used principally for storage of garden equipment and also houses the Centravac vacuum system which runs throughout the house.
Southlands is situated in one of the prime residential areas in the Tyne Valley. The location of the property enables a combination of comfortable country house living with a convenient and easy commuting distance of Newcastle and other financial centres of the North East.
The house is within what many would describe as walking distance of the village and it’s amenities. Wylam railway station (about 500m) provides regular and fast access to Newcastle - a service used by commuters and school pupils alike. There are four thriving public houses, various shops and restaurants, a Post Office and popular Primary and Middle schools.
Wylam is conveniently located to the A69 dual carriageway trunk road which connects into the motorway network as well as to the popular village of Corbridge and market town of Hexham, both of which have fine shopping and restaurant facilities. Newcastle International Airport is 12 miles and intercity rail links are also available from Newcastle (10 miles).
The private driveway provides direct access to an integral double garage and ample parking and turning area. To the side of the
property is the tennis court and arranged to the south are the rolling gardens and extensive grounds to the property.
There is a wonderful amount of garden space, bits of woodland, rolling lawns, a small lake and separate rockery pond, paddock land, kitchen garden, indoor swimming pool and gazebo changing room; even the little known but much enjoyed Bang and Quack “pub” overlooking a beautiful and unpopulated little valley just south of the property. In terms of quality retreats, this has to rate highly.
The grounds extend to about 3 acres in total. There is grazing in the top paddock. Close to the kitchen garden is the timber stable block comprising of four stables and a tack room.