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4 bedroom country house for sale

Charlton House, Charlton, Hexham, Northumberland

Sold STC £445,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Detached Country House
  • Picturesque Setting
  • Rural yet Accessible Location
  • Garden and Outbuilding

Full description

Accommodation in Brief
Entrance Hall | Reception Hall | Drawing Room | Dining Room | Kitchen/Breakfast Room | Sitting Room | Study | Rear Hall | Pantry | Utility Room | Cloakroom/WC | Four Bedrooms | Two Bathrooms

Detached Stone Outbuilding | Potting Shed and Greenhouse | Parking | Garden

The Property
Charlton House is a substantial detached country house that sits in an elevated position, incorporates a wall of the original keep and enjoys stunning open views over surrounding countryside. The property is situated in a fabulous rural setting yet just a short distance from Bellingham and which offers excellent local amenities. Charlton House retains a wealth of period features including original panelled doors, sash windows, some with working shutters, ornate cornicing, deep skirting boards, architraves and feature fireplaces.

The front door opens into a wide entrance hall with encaustic tiled floor that continues into the reception hall which has the original staircase that leads up to the first floor. The generously-proportioned main reception rooms are located to either side of the entrance hall, both of which are accessed through double panelled doors. The dual aspect drawing room, which has an open fire with painted surround and arched cast iron insert, has tall windows to the front and side that offer views over the front garden and beyond. The dining room, which enjoys similar views, has a fireplace with stone surround and cast iron insert (decorative only) and leads through to the adjoining kitchen/breakfast room. The kitchen is fitted with a range of units, four-oven oil-fired AGA, 1˝ bowl sink and drainer, is plumbed for a dishwasher, has windows to the front and side and offers ample space for a table for everyday dining. There are two further reception rooms located to the rear of the house which offer an informal sitting room and study, one of which has an open fireplace with painted surround and cast iron insert. Also on the ground floor is a useful utility room which is plumbed for a washing machine, a shelved walk-in pantry/larder and a downstairs cloakroom with WC and wash hand basin.

A stunning original feature staircase leads from the reception hall up to the first floor and the bedroom and bathroom accommodation. The hall, stairs and landing are flooded with natural light from an attractive arched window on the half landing. To the first floor there are three spacious double bedrooms, two to the front and one to the rear, all of which have wash hand basins and a range of fitted wardrobes. A further single bedroom, which also has a wash hand basin, has a window offering views to the rear. The bedrooms are served by two large bathrooms. There is a shelved airing cupboard off the landing and a large, accessible, floored loft provides good storage.

Charlton House has two gated entrances with in-out gravelled drive that leads to a parking area to one side of the house with ample space for several cars. A detached stone outbuilding, with power and light, provides a garage with up-and-over door, workshop with arched double timber doors and log store.

The generous terraced gardens, which were designed by Hilliers of Winchester in the 1970s, lie mainly to the front and side of the house and comprise a flagstone terrace, lawned areas, walled kitchen garden/orchard with greenhouse and potting shed. The garden offers a number of areas to sit and enjoy the peaceful rural setting and far-reaching views. The mature garden has established flower beds and a variety of good shrubs and trees which offer shelter and privacy. Beyond the main garden there is access to a vegetable garden and compost area.

Local Information
Charlton House is located in the small hamlet of Charlton situated in the North Tyne Valley a short distance north-west of Bellingham. The property lies within both the designated Northumberland International Dark Sky Park and the beautiful Northumberland National Park. The area is a haven for wildlife, much of which can be enjoyed from the garden, and the surrounding countryside also offers excellent walks and cycling. Kielder Water and Forest Park provide a multitude of water-based activities, the award-winning Kielder Observatory, Kielder Skyspace and sculpture trail, mountain biking and a multi-purpose track for running and cycling is very accessible. The thriving village of Bellingham provides everyday amenities with a variety of shops, post office, cafés, heritage centre, several pubs together with a family-run hotel, banks, garage, library, health centre, chemist and emergency services, gym and an excellent 18-hole golf course together with Church of England and Roman Catholic churches. More comprehensive services such as larger supermarkets, a wider range of shops, restaurants, cinema, theatre and a hospital are available in Hexham while the eclectic range of boutiques, cafés and restaurants in Corbridge are also very accessible. Newcastle is within easy reach and provides further comprehensive cultural, recreational, shopping and professional services.

For schooling, Bellingham offers Nursery, First and Middle schools while senior schools are available in Hexham and Haydon Bridge. In addition, Mowden Hall Preparatory School just outside Corbridge provides private education from nursery up to 13 years, and there are several private day schools in Newcastle.

For the commuter the A68 and A69 provide excellent access to Newcastle in the east and Carlisle in the west, and onward access to the A1 and M6. The railway station at Hexham provides regular cross country services to both Newcastle and Carlisle, which in turn link to main line services to other major UK cities north and south. Newcastle International Airport is also within easy reach.

Approximate Mileages
Bellingham 2.2 miles | Hexham 18.0 miles | Corbridge 19.8 miles | Newcastle International Airport 30.2 miles | Jedburgh 34.3 miles | Newcastle City Centre 34.6 miles

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23 March 2016

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