4 bedroom character property for sale

Greenhead

Sold STC £300,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Castle
  • Medieval Roots
  • Four Bedrooms
  • Versatile Accommodation
  • Rare Opportunity to Acquire a Piece of History
  • Immediate Vacant Possession

Full description

BLENKINSOPP CASTLE DATES FROM THE 13th CENTURY WITH A PELE TOWER WHICH WAS LATER INCORPORATED INTO A 19th CENTURY MANSION. DURING THE 20th CENTURY THE MANOR HOUSE WAS USED AS A HOTEL BUT WHICH WAS USED AS A HOTEL BUT WHICH WAS SEVERELY DAMAGED BY FIRE IN 1954. THE CASTLE RUINS STILL STAND WITH A WING CURRENTLY BEING OCCUPIED AS AN IMPOSING FOUR BEDROOMED FAMILY HOME. THE HOUSE IS GRADE II LISTED WITH THE RUINS BEING NOTED AS A SCHEDULED MONUMENT. THE HOUSE ITSELF ENJOYS A HIGH DEGREE OF VERSATILITY. THE SALE REPRESENTS A RARE OPPORTUNITY TO ACQUIRE A UNIQUE PROPERTY AND A PIECE OF HISTORY AND FOLKLORE.

SITUATION 
Blenkinsopp Castle and ruins forms part of a residential park, lying just south west of the A69 Trans Pennine route and is ideally placed, therefore, for access to the M6 and A1 (M) as well as Carlisle, Hexham and Newcastle upon Tyne. The area is steeped in history with Northumberland National Park being but a short drive, along with Hadrian's Wall and the Roman Army Museum. Neighbourhood amenities can be found within the nearby village of Haltwhistle and there are further amenities at Greenhead including a golf course. For the commuter the A69, M6, A68 and A1 (M) provide links with the North of the country. The Trans Pennine railway along with East and West Coast mainline railway services provide further communications with the rest of the country. There are international airports at Newcastle, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Liverpool and Manchester to complement the existing road and rail network. Many of the regions attractions are close at hand, beyond which can be found the...

THE PROPERTY 
Blenkinsopp Castle dates from the 13 century with a Pele tower which was later incorporated into a 19th century mansion. During the 20th century the manor house was used as a hotel but which was severely damaged by fire in 1954. The castle ruins still stand with a wing currently being occupied as an imposing family home. The house is Grade II listed with the ruins being noted as a scheduled monument. The house itself enjoys a high degree of versatility with the current arrangements providing two reception rooms, dining kitchen, study and four bedrooms, one with en-suite facilities. The sale represents a rare opportunity to acquire a unique property and a piece of history and fokelore. The entrance hallway has stairs leading off to the first floor and a doorway through to a self-contained potential annexe which is currently utilised as a study, shelved store room, cupboard and W/C. There is an external doorway connecting through to the courtyard. The dining kitchen forms the...

SERVICES 
Mains electricity, water (metered) and drainage are connected to the property. Central heating is oil fired.

HISTORICAL NOTE 
The property is Grade II listed and the ruins are a scheduled monument.

RIGHTS OF ACCESS 
The owners of Blenkinsopp Castle have a right of access through the residential park and pay a proportion of any maintenance/repair.

TENURE 
The property is Freehold

DIRECTIONS 
From Hexham/Corbridge head westwards on the A69 past Haydon Bridge and Haltwhistle turning left to Blenkinsopp Castle shortly before the road rises on the third stretch of the dual carriage way. Turn immediately right into the caravan park and proceed straight head and the castle can be seen in the far right hand corner.

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Added on Rightmove:
26 June 2015

Nearest station

  • Haltwhistle (2.5 mi)
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39 Fore Street, Hexham, NE46 1LN

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Andrew Coulson Property Sales & Lettings, Hexham

39 Fore Street, Hexham, NE46 1LN

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Nearest station

  • Haltwhistle (2.5 mi)
Distances are straight line measurements from centre of postcode

To view this property or request more details, contact:

Andrew Coulson Property Sales & Lettings, Hexham

39 Fore Street, Hexham, NE46 1LN

01434 410020 Local call rate

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