8 bedroom equestrian facility for saleWest Moor Farm and Cottage, Longhorsley, Morpeth, Northumberland
Sold STC £1,200,000
- House and Cottage
- Extensive Equestrian Facilities
- Convenient Rural Location
- Cross Country Course
- Business Opportunity
- Desirable Rural Location
- Excellent Access to A1
- May Sell without Cottage
Full descriptionAccommodation in Brief
Hall | Kitchen/Breakfast Room | Dining Room | Sitting Room | Study | Conservatory | Utility Room | Walk-in Pantry | Four Bedrooms | Bathroom | Shower Room | Cloakroom/WC
Hall | Kitchen/Dining Room | Sitting Room | Utility Room | Cloakroom/WC | Master Bedroom with En-Suite Bathroom | Three Further Bedrooms | Bathroom
Courtyard | Parking | Garden | Timber Stable Yard | Additional Stable Block | Dog Kennel
West Moor Farm sits in open countryside just a short distance from the village of Longhorsley, the delights of Coquetdale and Northumberland¿s renowned Heritage coast. The property comprises a fabulous home with attached holiday cottage, livery yard and around 40 acres of paddock land which includes a cross country course. The property offers a huge opportunity for those wishing to have their own business with ample possibility to expand the business.
West Moor Farm, which dates back to the 1800s when it was a modest cottage with a range of outbuildings, has been extensively renovated, modernised and extended by the current owners including a link building which houses a fabulous kitchen and extensive bespoke cabinetry from Newcastle Furniture Company. The property now offers spacious and flexible accommodation which is currently set up with a separate holiday cottage but this could be used for a relative, longer term rental or amalgamated into the main residence if required.
The front door opens from the courtyard into a bright hallway which leads into the spacious kitchen/breakfast room which has a vaulted ceiling and exposed beams. The kitchen, which is fitted with an extensive range of bespoke units from Newcastle Furniture Company, including a large island, with granite work surfaces, Belfast sink, four-oven AGA, integrated dishwasher, fridge and freezer, has attractive flagstone flooring and windows overlooking the garden together with Velux rooflights which flood the room with natural light. The breakfast area has a fitted bench seat, ample space for a table and a stable door leading out to the garden. Off the kitchen there is a formal dining room which has solid oak fitted dresser, corner cabinet and panelling, a window offering garden views. The spacious sitting room has a feature fireplace with stone mantle and brick pillars fitted with a log-burning stove above which a plasma screen television and audio system is concealed behind wood panelling with bookcases and cupboards to either side. A bright, hardwood conservatory, accessed from the sitting room, offers a further flexible reception area and enjoys views over the garden and surrounding countryside. Also off the sitting room there is a useful study, fitted with desk and bookshelves, which has windows overlooking the courtyard.
The bedroom accommodation for the house is located in two separate wings; one located from the sitting room and the other from the kitchen. The dual aspect master bedroom is fitted with an extensive range of fitted wardrobes and cupboards and has views over surrounding countryside and the courtyard. There is a further double bedroom in this wing and both bedrooms benefit from use of the spacious, contemporary bathroom which has attractive travertine tiling, wet room shower area, double-ended bath, wash hand basin on a vanity unit, WC and benefits from under floor heating. Off the sitting room there is a further wing with two further double bedrooms both of which are fitted with a combination of wardrobes, dressing table and desk furniture. These bedrooms have use of a shower room fitted with large shower cubicle and wash hand basin on a vanity unit, with separate adjoining WC. A large utility room which is fitted with a Belfast sink, storage cupboard and work surfaces, is plumbed for a washing machine, has a door to a fabulous walk-in shelved pantry and a further door to the outside thereby offering useful independent access to this wing.
A glazed door set in an original arch leads into a spacious and bright reception hall which is flooded with light from an arched window on the stair. The ground floor benefits from under floor heating throughout. On one side of the hall there is a spacious sitting room with a feature brick fireplace housing a log-burning stove, glazed door to the garden and window overlooking the paddock. The kitchen/dining room, which is fitted with a range of bespoke units and island from Newcastle Furniture Company with Silestone work surfaces, under mounted sink, range style LPG gas cooker, integrated dishwasher and fridge/freezer, has ample space for a dining table and two glazed arched windows over the courtyard. Off the kitchen there is a useful utility room which fitted with a range of cream units, under mounted sink, plumbing for a washing machine and has a door to outside and the downstairs cloakroom/WC.
Stairs lead up to a large landing area with useful storage cupboards and doors to the bedrooms, all with fabulous elevated views over the surrounding garden and fields, and bathrooms. The master bedroom has the benefit of an en-suite bathroom with a double-ended bath, separate shower cubicle, wash hand basin set on a vanity unit, WC and airing cupboard. There are three further double bedrooms which are served by a bathroom with a white suite comprising bath with shower over, wash hand basin and WC.
West Moor Farm and Cottage are surrounded by private garden and grounds and benefits from around 40 acres of paddock land. A private drive leads to a gravelled parking and turning area with space for a number of cars, a timber dog kennel and a large timber store/workshop. A paved path leads to the sheltered, paved courtyard with raised beds gives access to both the house and cottage, both of which also benefit from private garden areas. The house has a walled garden with decked terrace, lawned area with mature border planting, vegetable garden and gravelled paths while the cottage has an enclosed lawned garden with decked terrace offering views over the surrounding fields.
There is a pedestrian gate giving access from the house to the livery yard together with a separate driveway entrance which leads to a large gravelled parking area for cars and lorries. The principal timber stable block is entered through an attractive arched tower to the central yard which has a feed/foaling box (15¿x12¿), five loose boxes (12¿x12¿) and a tack room. The stables enjoy power, lighting and automatic water. A further stable block with four loose boxes (11¿x11¿) all with light, power and water, and grooms/storage area which opens onto a fenced yard is located to the western boundary.
The surrounding paddock land is well-fenced and is divided into six enclosures, all of which benefit from water supply, and includes a small, mature copse. There is a well-constructed cross country course on the land which attracts many visitors for events and training.
Note: The vendor may consider selling the equestrian smallholding with house, equestrian business and around 37 acres at a Guide Price of £825,000.
The village of Longhorsley lies just south of the River Coquet, a short distance north west of Morpeth, and is largely a residential community. One of Northumberland¿s most famous heroines, Emily Wilding Davison, lived in Longhorsley; she was the suffragette who was killed after throwing herself in front of the King¿s horse in the 1913 Derby. Longhorsley is a thriving village community with a traditional village green and offers a range of everyday amenities including a village shop and post office, public house and a Church of England First School. For golf enthusiasts Linden Hall Country House Hotel, which includes leisure facilities, and 18-hole golf course and a restaurant, and the Burgham Park Golf Course are both nearby. The market towns of Morpeth, Rothbury and Alnwick provide a wider range of local retail, educational, professional, health and leisure facilities. Newcastle is also within easy reach and provides further comprehensive cultural, educational, recreational and shopping facilities.
For the commuter the A1 provides excellent access to Newcastle in the south and north to Scotland. The rail station at Morpeth provides regular main line east coast services. Newcastle International Airport is also within easy reach.
Longhorsley 1.6 miles | Morpeth 8.1 miles | Rothbury 10.3 miles | Alnwick 15.2 miles | Newcastle International Airport 19.8 miles | Newcastle City Centre 25.3 miles
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