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Shunting House, Acklington, Morpeth, Northumberland

Guide Price £435,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Charm and Character
  • Separate Holiday Cottage
  • Integral Garage
  • Gardens
  • Railway Station Location

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Accommodation in Brief

Shunting House
Reception Hall | Kitchen/Breakfast Room | Drawing Room | Cloakroom/WC | Master Bedroom with En-Suite | Bedroom with En-Suite | Three Further Bedrooms | Bathroom

Shunting Cottage
Hall | Kitchen | Sitting Room | Two Bedrooms with En-Suites

Garage | Garden

The Property
Shunting House is a unique property, ideal either as a fine family home, holiday accommodation or for a Bed & Breakfast business.

The property comprises a large five bedroom house, converted from a Victorian railway shunting shed, which provides flexible and spacious accommodation over three floors and a separate cottage, currently used as holiday accommodation. A particular feature of the house is the stunning drawing room with two full-height arched windows, wooden trusses and exposed stone feature walls.

Shunting House
Shunting House is approached via a brick pavior drive, with a large area of off-road parking to the south of the house. Entry is via a bright reception room with stairs leading up to the main accommodation. The house retains many features, including the arched windows in the former shunting shed, exposed stone walls and heavy wooden beams, combined with the modern comforts of a well-appointed kitchen and bathroom suites and oil-fired central heating.

The main living area is bright and spacious with high ceilings and is an impressive yet informal room with windows to three sides and a multi-fuel stove providing the focal point. The kitchen is accessed from the reception entrance and is fitted with a range of solid wood fronted wall and base units under granite effect tops, cream four-oven AGA, tiled splash backs and flooring.

At mezzanine level there are two generous bedrooms with exposed stone walls and wooden beams and a well-proportioned bathroom. The upper floor comprises three further bedrooms, two en-suites with part coombed ceilings, exposed stonework and wooden trusses. The smaller of the bedrooms is currently used as a home office.

Shunting Cottage
Shunting Cottage is a single-storey cottage with two en-suite bedrooms, the property is currently run as a successful holiday let but would equally lend itself to additional accommodation or workspace. There is an entrance hall with tongue and groove panelling to dado height, exposed stone walls, vaulted ceiling and glazed French doors giving access to the rear garden. The kitchen is fitted with a range of units, single sink and drainer, electric hob and integrated double oven, is plumbed for a washing machine and has views over the garden. The spacious sitting room offers excellent reception space with glazed French doors with glazed sidelights overlooking the parking area. There are two bedrooms, one double and one single, both of which benefit from en-suite shower rooms.

Externally
Mature, landscaped gardens extend to the north, west and south of the property with integral double garage and ample brick pavior driveway providing parking for a number of vehicles.
Shunting Cottage is accessed from the same drive but has a separate enclosed garden to the rear.
Shunting House is set within a beautiful mature garden, situated to three sides of the house. The garden is chiefly laid to lawn and enclosed with mature hedges with shrub and flowering borders.

Local Information
Shunting House is located by the Victorian Acklington Station, now a private dwelling, on the outskirts of Acklington, a charming village with a first school, an active village hall and an excellent pub with restaurant. It is situated close to the stunning Northumberland coastline, where the charming harbour village of Warkworth is 3 miles to the east. The regional centre of Newcastle upon Tyne (30 miles) is easily accessible by road, along the A1, or railway from Acklington's own commuter station.

The surrounding area has a wealth of opportunities for the recreational enthusiast, with excellent golf courses and horse riding facilities to be found locally. Easy access is available to the spectacular Northumberland Coast with its sandy beaches, secluded coves and dramatic castles. Wildlife abounds and there are well-marked coastal and country paths for the walking enthusiast and a wealth of little teashops providing good home baking when the walking is finished.

Approximate Mileages
Newcastle City Centre 30.6 miles | Newcastle Airport 27.4 miles | Morpeth 12.2 miles | Alnwick 10.5 miles | Alnmouth Railway Centre 7.5 miles

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Added on Rightmove:
12 October 2016

Nearest stations

  • Acklington (0.0 mi)
  • Widdrington (4.8 mi)
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  • Widdrington (4.8 mi)
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