3 bedroom house for sale

Garden Wing, Callaly Castle, Callaly, Alnwick

Guide Price £250,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Entrance hall,
  • Sitting room
  • Dining kitchen
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • House bathroom
  • Garage and parking
  • Shared access to about 35 acres of parkland

Full description

Tenure: Leasehold

Built on what is locally known as Shepherd's Shaw,
Callaly Castle incorporates stunning internal and
external architecture which has evolved over more than 900 years. The original 12th-century medieval pele tower forms the west wing of the building and this has, over generations, been continually enhanced by the Clavering family, with substantial development being undertaken in the 1670s and again in the 1820s and 1890s. Then, in the latter part of the 20th century, renowned architect, Kit Martin was commissioned to divide the castle into four principal wings.

According to Pevsner’s Architectural Guides the castle is ‘one of the most interesting and varied houses in Northumberland’, achieving it a Grade I listing. The Garden Wing is split into three houses, each with a stunning outlook over the expansive lawns and grounds. Access is through a grand archway into an enclosed courtyard which the properties share with Museum Wing.

The property boasts high ceilings and well-proportioned rooms and offers any buyer plenty of potential.

Inside, a central entrance hall leads through to the half-glazed back door and access into the grounds beyond. There is a WC conveniently situated under the stairs and a meter cupboard can be found by the front door.

Adjoining the hall is a light and airy drawing room.
Two traditional timber sash windows take in views of the garden with its flowing stream, while a third window looks out on to the courtyard. A stone fireplace with wooden mantle shelf sits at the far end of the room and there are three
wall-mounted storage heaters.

The dining kitchen also opens on to the hall. With space for a table, it offers a compelling garden outlook and a delightful space for informal dining. The kitchen area is currently fitted with painted, Shaker-style wall and base units with contrasting wooden worktops and has space for a 4-burner, freestanding cooker, an under-counter fridge and a washing machine.

Upstairs the galleried landing offers a terrific elevated view of the gardens. There are three bedrooms - the two doubles offering excellent views of the garden while the single room overlooks the court yard. There is also a family bathroom and a handy airing cupboard housing the hot-water cylinder.

Callaly Castle stands within its own substantial grounds and is located approximately one quarter mile from the hamlet of Callaly. The pretty village of Whittingham lies 2 miles away with the historic market town of Alnwick approximately 10 miles to the east. Morpeth, 22 miles to the south, and Newcastle upon Tyne 35 miles away are easily accessed via A697 trunk road.

Well-manicured, gently sloping lawns surround the castle on all sides, beyond which the private parkland grounds extend to approximately 35 acres. The grounds, including the croquet green, can be enjoyed by all residents of the castle.

The mature woodland backdrop to the east offers the opportunity to enjoy tranquil woodland walks taking in the 3 small lakes en route.

While the formal kitchen and herb gardens lie to the north where allotment-type garden plots are available from the management company.


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12 March 2014

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  • Alnwick Station (9.0 mi)
Distances are straight line measurements from centre of postcode

To view this property or request more details, contact:

Strutt & Parker, Morpeth

1-3 Oldgate Morpeth NE61 1PY

01670 630043 Local call rate

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