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5 bedroom country house for sale

Houghton Moor, Heddon-on-the-Wall, Northumberland

Guide Price £785,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Substantial Detached House
  • Well-Proportioned Accommodation
  • Enclosed Garden
  • Stable and Paddocks
  • Popular Commuter Location
  • Around 4.6 Acres

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Accommodation in Brief
Open Porch | Entrance Hall | Sitting Room | Dining Room | Kitchen/Breakfast Room | Rear Hall | Cloakroom/WC | Utility Room | Ground Floor Bedroom with En-Suite | Master Bedroom with En-Suite | Further Bedroom with En-Suite | Two Further Bedrooms | Study/Bedroom | Bathroom

Triple Garage | Stable and Tack Room | Garden | Paddocks

The Property
Houghton Moor is a spacious, detached stone-built house set in a rural location between the villages of Horsley and Heddon-on-the-Wall and offers excellent access to Newcastle and other regional centres. The house, which is set back from the road behind established hedging, benefits from a generous mature garden, stable and paddock land which in all amounts to around 4.6 acres. The property offers flexible accommodation with generous reception rooms and has recently been extended to offer a fabulous ground floor bedroom with en-suite wet room. Houghton Moor enjoys glorious open rural views over its own paddock land and beyond yet is within easy reach of a number of villages and Newcastle city centre.

To the front of the house there is an open porch with windows to either side that leads to the front door. The welcoming entrance hall is bright and spacious and gives access to the principal reception rooms. To one side of the hall double doors open into a well-proportioned triple-aspect sitting room which has an open fire with timber surround and cast iron insert and has glazed sliding door out to the rear terrace. The dining room, located to the other side of the hall, offers a fabulous space for formal entertaining. A door from the dining room leads to the ground floor bedroom which benefits from fitted wardrobes, full height glazing with French doors leading out to a terrace and the front garden, together with a stunning contemporary wet room. The kitchen/breakfast room is located to the rear of the house and enjoys views over, and access to, the rear terrace and garden. The kitchen is fitted with an extensive range of units with a combination of wood and granite surfaces, including a large island, Belfast sink, ceramic hob, integrated oven, microwave, fridge and dishwasher, and offers ample space for both everyday dining and seating. Off the kitchen there is a rear porch which gives access to a cloakroom/WC, spacious utility/boot room and has a door to the rear. The utility room has a range of fitted units, Belfast sink and integrated oven, and is plumbed for a washing machine with space for a tumble dryer.

Stairs from the entrance hall lead up to the spacious first floor galleried landing which offers a generous additional reading/sitting area with stunning elevated views over the side garden towards the paddocks. The well-proportioned dual-aspect master bedroom has a range of fitted wardrobes and dressing table and benefits from an en-suite shower room with walk-in shower, wash hand basin and WC. There is a further bedroom with en-suite shower room that also benefits from a range of fitted wardrobes and enjoys views to the front side and rear. There are three further bedrooms, two of which are located to the rear of the house while the third is positioned to the front and is currently used as a study. These bedrooms are served by a bathroom which has a bath with shower over, wash hand basin, WC and airing cupboard.

Externally
An entrance with electric gate gives access to the driveway which leads to the triple garage at the rear of the house. The garage (8.80m x 7.12m) has electric doors on the side and at one end, benefits from light and power, and also has a pedestrian door. There is ample space for turning and parking for a number of cars on the drive.

To the rear of the house there is a spacious block-paved terrace which offers a fabulous area to sit and enjoy the garden, views and for outdoor entertaining. A gate leads from the terrace to the front garden where a path leads around the side of the house to the front door and continues to the terrace outside the ground floor bedroom. The south-facing front garden is mainly laid to lawn with boundary hedging but also includes established border planting and mature trees. To the side of the drive there is a further expanse of lawn that leads down to a wild garden and Rudchester Burn which runs through the garden.

This area of lawn is interspersed with flower beds and mature trees and sweeps beyond the house to the stable and tack room. The paddock land, which amounts to around 3.6 acres lies to the west of the house, can be accessed from the garden and the road and is well fenced and divided into two connecting enclosures. In all the houses sits in garden and grounds amounting to 4.6 acres.

Local Information
Houghton Moor is situated in a fabulous rural setting yet with all the convenience of being close to the local amenities offered by the villages of Horsley and Heddon-on-the-Wall. The beautiful surrounding area provides excellent walks and other country pursuits, with golf courses, sports clubs and both Newcastle and Hexham Racecourses within easy reach. Nearby Heddon-on-the-Wall offers a petrol station which has a mini supermarket and animal feed store, and a veterinary surgery while the conservation village of Horsley has a public house, The Hearth at Horsley which is a group of artist's studios, café and community hall, and an antiques centre while Close House and Matfen Hall offer excellent golf and leisure facilities. Nearby Wylam provides further local amenities while Corbridge offers a selection of shops and services, a renowned delicatessen and further restaurants and the market town of Hexham offers a choice of large supermarkets, a theatre, cinema, leisure centre and a hospital. Newcastle City Centre is very accessible and provides comprehensive cultural, recreational and shopping facilities.

For schooling, Ponteland offers a choice of First, Middle and Senior Schools. In addition, Mowden Hall Preparatory School just outside Corbridge provides private education from nursery up to 13 years and there is a wide choice of private day schools in Newcastle.

For the commuter, the A69 provide excellent access to Newcastle in the east and Carlisle in the west, with onward access to the A1 and M6 respectively. Newcastle International Airport is also very 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
Horsley 1.1 miles | Heddon-on-the-Wall 1.3 miles | Wylam 1.5 miles | Newcastle International Airport 7.7 miles | Corbridge 8.2 miles | Newcastle City Centre 10.1 miles | Hexham 11.9 miles

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Added on Rightmove:
30 August 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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