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6 bedroom country house for sale

Lanehead, Allendale, Northumberland

Guide Price £895,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Renovated and Extended Former Bastle House
  • Paddocks and Woodland
  • Studio or Potential Annex
  • Outbuilding with Further Potential
  • Private Setting
  • Around 22.4 Acres

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Accommodation in Brief
Entrance Porch | Dining Hall | Kitchen/Breakfast Room | Garden Room | Drawing Room | Conservatory | Study/Office | Utility Room | Studio | Cloakroom/WC | Six Bedrooms | Two Bathrooms | Separate WC | Attic Room

Stone Two-Storey Outbuilding | Timber Two-Storey Outbuilding | Music Studio | Garden | Parking | Paddocks

The Property
Lanehead is situated in a peaceful rural setting in the West Allen Valley where the surrounding villages have a rich and varied history. Pele towers mingle with abandoned lead mine workings and the chapels of pioneering Methodists. The nearby woodland of Allen Banks and Staward Gorge, part of the largest area of ancient woodland in the North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, has a rich flora and fauna. On a high promontory within Staward Wood are the remains of a medieval pele tower and at Allen Banks there is a reconstructed Victorian summerhouse. Lanehead is, in part, a historic Bastle house which dates back to the 1600s which has been completely renovated and extended by the current owners to create a fabulous country house. The property now offers comfortable, spacious and flexible accommodation with an abundance of charm and character. The house is enhanced by the garden, two barns (one stone and one wooden) both of which are two-storey, together with surrounding paddock and woodland, in all amounting to 24.5 acres.

Internally, the accommodation is generously proportioned and extremely flexible with all the rooms having spectacular views over the gardens and open countryside beyond. The front door opens into a porch which leads to the characterful dining hall which provides an excellent formal entertaining space with flagstone floor, believed to have come from an old mill, and multi-fuel stove. The formal, triple aspect drawing room which has a stone fireplace with multi-fuel stove, oak flooring and bespoke fitted cupboards and bookshelves, has doors to the conservatory and kitchen. The bright kitchen/breakfast room is fitted with a range of units, sink and double drainer, electric AIMS AGA and oak floor. Folding doors from the kitchen open into the fabulous garden room which has a vaulted ceiling, oak flooring, gas stove, doors to the garden and offers stunning far-reaching views. Off the kitchen there is a utility room with fitted units, sink and drainer, plumbing for washing machine, large store cupboard and door to the garden. In addition there is a study/office, with independent access from the front of the house as well as the utility room, which offers ideal space for those who may need to work from home; there is potential to link this room to the adjoining studio to create a self-contained annex if required. A guest cloakroom/WC off the dining hall completes the ground floor accommodation.

Stairs from the dining hall lead up to the first floor landing which has exposed stone walls and beams together with what is thought to be the only remaining wooden Bastle house window in situ. To one end there is a dual aspect master bedroom with a range of fitted wardrobes, together with a further double bedroom, bathroom and separate WC. This area could easily be reconfigured to create a stunning master suite if desired. To the other side of the landing there are two further double bedrooms and a single bedroom with fitted single bed with built-under storage cupboards, all of which have fitted wardrobes. These bedrooms have use of a bathroom which is fitted with a bath, wash hand basin and WC. A further 'double riser' staircase leads up to an attic room which has exposed beams and offers further storage/bedroom accommodation. At the far end of the landing steps lead down through the original Bastle door to a further bedroom, currently used as a studio, which has deep eaves storage cupboards and a door to the gallery and music studio.

The music studio, which has a vaulted ceiling and is set up for recording with acoustic diffuser panels, offers huge potential for reconfiguration as an office space or annex. There is a separate entrance door, windows to the front and rear, together with a cloakroom with wash hand basin and WC and stairs up to the gallery which connects to the main house.

Externally
Lanehead is approached along a gravelled carriage drive with parking for several cars and attractive pond. To the sides and rear of the house there are mature gardens with a large expanse of lawn, ha ha wall, productive vegetable garden and paved terraces from which to enjoy the fabulous views.

The traditional, stone detached barn and linked timber barn is a spacious and very flexible space which could be converted to a separate dwelling, for a relative or holiday cottage, subject to the necessary consents. The barn is currently used as stores on the ground floor with a large workshop and further store on the upper level.

The paddock land includes a young copse, including beech and willow trees, which amounts to just over an acre. The beautiful grounds surround the property to create a fabulous country home; in all the property extends to around 24.5 acres.

Local Information
Lanehead is situated in a rural yet convenient location close to Allendale Town which offers everyday amenities including a post office/newsagent, small supermarket, a number of traditional public houses and a golf course. The surrounding area is popular for tourism, close to Hadrian's Wall and an ideal location to escape the hustle and bustle of modern day life. The historic market town of Hexham provides a wider selection of amenities with larger supermarkets, a good range of shops and restaurants, professional and recreational services and a hospital. The beautiful surrounding area provides walks and other country pursuits, with golf courses, sports clubs and Hexham racecourse within easy reach. Newcastle city centre which provides comprehensive cultural, educational, recreational and shopping facilities is also within easy reach.

For schooling there is a primary school in Allendale, while senior schooling is offered in Haydon Bridge and Hexham. In addition, Mowden Hall Prep School is located just outside Corbridge and there are several private day schools in Newcastle.

For the commuter the A69, which can be joined at Hexham or Haydon Bridge, gives excellent access to Newcastle to the east and Carlisle to the west, and to the A1 and M6. Railway stations, also located in Hexham and Haydon Bridge, provide cross country services to Newcastle and Carlisle where connecting main line rail services are available to major UK cities. Newcastle International Airport is also easily accessible.

Approximate Mileages
Allendale Town 3.5 miles | Hexham 10.8 miles | Haltwhistle 11.1 miles | Alston 11.4 miles | M6 J43 Carlisle 28.5 miles | M6 J40 Penrith 31.4 miles | Newcastle International Airport 32.1 miles | Newcastle City Centre 34.5 miles

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11 May 2015

Nearest stations

  • Bardon Mill (4.0 mi)
  • Haydon Bridge (4.8 mi)
  • Haltwhistle (6.7 mi)
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Nearest stations

  • Bardon Mill (4.0 mi)
  • Haydon Bridge (4.8 mi)
  • Haltwhistle (6.7 mi)
Distances are straight line measurements from centre of postcode

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