5 bedroom detached house for saleDye House, Steel, Hexham, Northumberland
Sold STC £575,000
- Detached Country House
- Five Bedrooms
- Enclosed Garden
- Rural yet Convenient Location
- Planning Permission to Extend
Accommodation in Brief
Hall | Sitting Room | Kitchen/Dining Room | Study | Utility Room | Cloakroom/WC | Master Bedroom with En-Suite Shower | Four Further Bedrooms | Bathroom
Garage | Parking | Gardens
Dye House, with a 1774 date stone above the front door, is a charming detached country house which sits in a picturesque setting in rural Hexhamshire. The name of the property refers to the cloth industry that was based here but more prominent in the property's history is that Alexander Angus settled here in 1584 and the house was used as a non-conformist chapel for the first Baptist sect established in Northumberland and Durham. In York there is a record dated 1749 of a dwelling called Juniper Dye House being used as a place of worship for Anabaptists. Dye House has been renovated by the current owners and offers charming accommodation with a host of period features, such as panelled doors and beams, now harmoniously combined with the comforts of modern-day living including high-quality, contemporary bathroom fittings with underfloor heating. The property further benefits from planning permission to extend (Planning reference: 16/00363/FUL).
The front door opens to a welcoming hall, with the main reception rooms to either side. The well-proportioned, dual-aspect sitting room has an inglenook fireplace with cast iron multi-fuel stove. This fabulous room, which has a window seat, painted ceiling beams and a useful under-stairs storage cupboard, offers glorious views over the garden and beyond. To the other side of the hall there is a well-fitted kitchen/breakfast room which benefits from a range of bespoke painted units, oil-fired two-oven AGA, Belfast sink, integrated fridge, larder cupboard, is plumbed for a dishwasher and has a window seat providing views of the front garden and the woodland beyond. To the rear, there is a good-sized utility room which is fitted with a range of units, 1½ bowl ceramic sink and drainer and offers plumbing for a washing and has a door out to the rear. From the utility room there is a door giving access to a study which enjoys views over the side garden and also to the rear over open countryside. A useful downstairs WC, also accessed from the utility room, completes the ground floor accommodation.
Stairs from the hall lead up to the bedroom and bathroom accommodation. At the half-landing the stairs divide giving access to the bedroom and bathroom located to the rear and the further bedrooms at the front and in the attic space. Off the rear landing there is a charming single bedroom with Velux window and further low window offering rural views. The bathroom is fitted with a walk-in shower, contemporary round wash hand basin set on a vanity unit, WC, two ladder radiators and benefits from underfloor heating and heated mirror with Bluetooth. Off the main first floor landing there are two generous double bedrooms both of which enjoy elevated views over the front garden and Rowley Burn. The master bedroom has a window seat from which to enjoy the views, a decorative original fireplace and shelved cupboard to one alcove. This bedroom benefits from a luxurious en-suite wet room with shower, wash hand basin set on a vanity unit, WC, heated mirror, ladder radiator and underfloor heating. The other double bedroom on this floor also has a window seat with views over the front garden, decorative fireplace and shelved cupboards to both alcoves together with a range of fitted wardrobes.
The stairs continue from the first floor landing and a door leads to the second floor where there is a generous attic space that offers flexible accommodation currently providing two further bedrooms. These two attic rooms have exposed beams, Velux windows and excellent eaves storage.
Planning Permission: The property benefits from planning permission for a two-storey extension which would provide an open-plan kitchen/dining/sitting room on the ground floor and a master bedroom with en-suite bathroom above (Planning Reference: 16/00363/FUL).
To the side of Dye House there is a gravelled parking and turning area with space for several cars that has attractive holly hedging and stone walled boundaries. The attached single garage has an up-and-over door, benefits from light and power and has a window to the side. There is a gate that leads to a gravelled path that runs along the rear of the house and a further gate that gives access to the south-facing garden. There is also an outdoor electric power point and water tap.
A large flagstone terrace to the front of the house offers an area for outdoor entertaining or just to sit and enjoy the tranquil setting. The enclosed garden with attractive boundary planting and mature trees is mainly laid to lawn which gently slopes down to the boundary beyond which is Rowley Burn and woodland. A summerhouse located to the southern boundary provides an additional seating area. To the side of the property there is a low-maintenance gravelled garden with pergola and further area from which to enjoy the open views over the open fields to the rear.
Hexhamshire is a peaceful, rural area situated south of Hexham and west of Slaley; it combines seclusion and privacy and all the attractions of rural life with the benefit of being just a few miles from the attractive market town of Hexham. The area is a haven for wildlife with owls, hares, deer, hedgehogs and abundant bird life to enjoy. The beautiful surroundings include a network of local walks and other country pursuits, including golf courses and a racecourse. The nearby hamlet of Whitley Chapel has an active Village Hall and St Helen's Church serving the community. The Dipton Mill Inn is a traditional country pub offering local beers and homemade food, while Hexham offers a good range of local services including excellent comprehensive schooling, several supermarkets and a good range of shopping facilities including a regular Farmer's market, professional services and a leisure/sports centre, independent cinema, theatre and hospital. The charming village of Corbridge also offers a wide variety of local amenities including a range of artisan shops, a renowned delicatessen, supermarket, restaurants, inns, doctors' and dentist surgeries, community services and a garage. Nearby Matfen Hall, Slaley Hall and Close House offer excellent leisure facilities. Newcastle city centre is within easy reach and provides further comprehensive cultural, educational, recreational and shopping facilities.
For schooling there is a First School in Whitley Chapel, while senior schooling is available in Hexham. In addition, Mowden Hall Preparatory School is just a few miles away and provides private education from nursery up to 13 years. There are several private day schools in Newcastle with transport available from Brocksbushes Farm Shop.
For the commuter the A69 is a short drive away and provides easy access to Newcastle International Airport and City Centre, Carlisle and onward access to the A1 and M6. The rail station at Hexham provides regular cross country services to both Newcastle and Carlisle, which in turn link to main line services to major UK cities north and south.
Hexham 4.6 miles | Corbridge 6.5 miles | Newcastle International Airport 23.4 miles | Newcastle City Centre 25.9 miles
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