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4 bedroom detached house for sale

Houghton School House, Heddon-on-the-Wall, Northumberland

Guide Price £650,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Substantial Detached House
  • Well-Proportioned Accommodation
  • Enclosed Landscaped Garden
  • Popular Commuter Location

Full description

Accommodation in Brief
Front Hall | Drawing Room | Dining Room | Study | Kitchen/Breakfast Room | Reception Hall | Rear Hall | Cloakroom/WC | Utility Room | Porch | Master Bedroom with En-Suite | Further Bedroom with En-Suite | Two Further Bedrooms | Bathroom

Double Garage | Garden

The Property
Houghton School House is a stunning Grade II Listed detached house which dates back to the early 1800s when it was the school for the Close House Estate. The house sits on the edge of the village, is set back from the road behind a pretty lawned front garden and enjoys far-reaching views over open farmland to the rear. With interior-designed reception rooms and original features including high ceilings, cornicing, panelled doors and sash windows, that are now combined with contemporary bathrooms to offer flexible accommodation in a popular Tyne Valley village with easy access to Newcastle.

The front door, with glazing above, opens into an entrance hall and double doors lead into the magnificent drawing room. This generously-proportioned reception room has two tall windows to the front, both with fitted window seats, and an attractive marble fireplace with cast iron insert. Adjacent to the drawing room is a fabulous dining room, which also has two tall windows to the front with fitted window seats together with a further glazed French door to the side garden. The dining room has a fossilised marble fireplace with ornate cast iron insert and has double doors through to the kitchen and offers a stunning formal entertaining area. The kitchen/breakfast room is fitted with an extensive range of wood-fronted units with complementary work surfaces. The kitchen has a single sink and drainer, ceramic hob and double oven, is plumbed for a dishwasher and offers space for an American-style fridge/freezer. There is an island unit with breakfast bar for everyday dining but there is also ample space for a table if preferred. Glazed French doors lead out to the paved terrace and garden, and there are also double doors to the reception hall and a further door to the garage. Off the drawing room there is a useful study which has two windows overlooking the rear courtyard and open countryside beyond. A rear hall that has a door to the parking area and also gives access to a downstairs cloakroom with contemporary suite, completes the ground floor accommodation.

Stairs from the reception hall lead up to the first floor landing which is flooded with light from a window on the half landing. The landing gives access to the three main bedrooms which are south-facing and located to the front of the house. The master bedroom has two windows with window seats and benefits from a fully-tiled en-suite shower room with walk-in shower, wash hand basin and WC. To the other end of the house there is another double bedroom which also has two windows to the front, benefits from a range of fitted wardrobes and an en-suite shower room. There are two additional bedrooms, one to the front and one located to the rear which is fitted with a good range of wardrobes and is currently used as a dressing room. These bedrooms are served by a spacious bathroom which has a bath with shower over, wash hand basin and WC and enjoys fabulous elevated views.

Externally
A pillared entrance gives access to the driveway to one side of the property which leads to a rear courtyard which provides parking and access to the attached double garage. The garage has an up-and-over door, benefits from light and power, has a workshop/utility area with plumbing for a washing machine and has a door to the rear that gives access to the garden. To the front of the house there is an attractive south-facing garden with boundary walling and period-style railings and a pedestrian gate. This garden is mainly laid to lawn with flower and shrubs in the surrounding borders.

The main walled garden is west-facing and offers privacy and seclusion. There are a number of areas to sit and enjoy the setting, with lawned areas, attractive stones steps giving access to the different levels and border planting complemented by mature conifers. There is a dovecote on the wall, a useful log store, enclosed dog kennel/run and a gate leading to the front garden.

Local Information
Heddon-on-the-Wall is a village which lies to the west of Newcastle and is situated on Hadrian's Wall; the name 'Heddon' means 'hill where heather grew'. The beautiful surrounding area provides walks and other country pursuits, with golf courses, sports clubs and both Newcastle and Hexham Racecourses within easy reach. The nearby Vallum Farm with its Restaurant, Tea Room and Ice Cream Parlour provides both daytime and evening dining. Heddon-on-the-Wall offers a petrol station which also has a mini supermarket and animal feed store, and a veterinary surgery while Wylam provides further local amenities and Matfen Hall and Close House offer excellent leisure facilities. The popular Tyne Valley village of Corbridge is also close by and offers a variety of shops and services, a renowned delicatessen and further restaurants together with a petrol station. The market town of Hexham offers a full range of day-to-day amenities with several supermarkets, a good range of shops and restaurants, theatre, leisure centre, doctors' and dentist surgeries, a petrol station, professional services and a hospital. Newcastle City Centre is within easy reach and provides comprehensive cultural, educational, recreational and shopping facilities.

For schooling, Ponteland offers a choice of First, Middle and Senior Schools and transport passes the driveway entrance. In addition Mowden Hall Preparatory School is close by providing private education from nursery up to 13 years and there is a wide choice of private day schools in Newcastle.

For the commuter, the Military Road and the A69 provide excellent access to Newcastle to the east and Carlisle to the west, with onward access to the A1 and M6 respectively. Newcastle International Airport is also easily accessible. The rail station in Wylam provides regular cross country services, which in turn link to other main line services to major UK cities north and south.

Approximate Mileages
Wylam 2.4 miles | Newcastle International Airport 6.2 miles | Newcastle City Centre 8.6 miles | Corbridge 9.2 miles | Hexham 12.8 miles


Listing History

Added on Rightmove:
31 May 2016

Nearest stations

  • Wylam (1.5 mi)
  • Prudhoe (3.1 mi)
  • Blaydon (4.2 mi)
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Nearest stations

  • Wylam (1.5 mi)
  • Prudhoe (3.1 mi)
  • Blaydon (4.2 mi)
Distances are straight line measurements from centre of postcode

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