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5 bedroom village house for sale

Black Horse Farmhouse, Gunnerton, Hexham, Northumberland

£399,950

Property Description

Key features

  • Village House
  • Spacious and Flexible Accommodation
  • Stable Block
  • Popular Tyne Valley Location

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

Accommodation in Brief
Hall | Reception Hall | Sitting Room | Dining Room | Kitchen/Breakfast Room | Pantry | Utility/Boot Room | Cloakroom/WC | Cellar | Five Bedrooms | Two Bathrooms

Front Garden | Rear Terrace | Garden | Timber Stable and Tack Room

The Property
Black Horse Farmhouse is a traditional village house with a host of period features, including original fireplaces and panelled doors, situated in a central position in the Northumberland hamlet of Gunnerton. The village is surrounded by beautiful rolling countryside yet is within easy reach of local amenities. The property dates back to around 1820 and has in its past been a village pub and was a working farmhouse until the mid to late 20th century. Today Black Horse Farmhouse offers a generously proportioned home for those wishing to get away from city life to live in a peaceful rural community with plenty to offer those that wish to participate in village activities.

Half-glazed double doors open into an entrance hall which leads into a welcoming reception hall that is bathed in natural light from a sash window that offers garden views. The two main reception rooms situated on either side of the hallways both have a delightful southerly aspect and offer flexible living space. The sitting room has an exposed stone chimney breast with multi-fuel stove and windows to the front and side, while the formal dining room has an original open cast iron fireplace with tiled side panels and a useful press cupboard to one alcove. The kitchen/breakfast room is fitted with an extensive range of painted units with wood work surfaces, 1 bowl sink and drainer, ceramic induction hob, double oven, has space for a fridge and plumbing for a dishwasher, and has a door to the rear parking area. With a picture window overlooking the rear terrace, the kitchen has a beamed ceiling, practical tiled flooring and retains the original range as a decorative feature. The generous pantry, which has a window offering borrowed light from the hall, has original pine shelving together with a range of fitted cupboards; this room could easily be adapted to form a study if required. The utility room/boot room is plumbed for a washing machine and has a half-glazed door to the rear. There is also a useful cloakroom/WC off the utility room and also a spacious cellar accessed from the hall, with under stairs cupboard, which benefits from light and heating.

A staircase leads from the hall up to the first floor landing which splits three ways to give access to the five bedrooms and bathroom. The master bedroom is located to the rear of the house and benefits from an en-suite shower room with shower cubicle, wash hand basin, WC and stripped wood flooring. The four further double bedrooms have windows to the south with views over the front garden. One of the bedrooms has an original cast iron fireplace with tiled panels and a press cupboard, while the smallest of the bedrooms benefits from a deep storage cupboard. These bedrooms are served by a bathroom fitted with a corner bath, wash hand basin, WC and an airing cupboard.

Externally
Externally, a pedestrian gate opens into a pretty enclosed south-facing terrace and gravelled garden to the front. The terrace, which spans the front of the house and continues to one side, offers a real sun trap for al fresco entertaining. Steps from the terrace lead down to a gravelled, low-maintenance garden with mature beds and boundary hedging to the front and side that provides privacy.

A drive leads to the rear of the house where there is parking beside the house together with a further west-facing terrace, ideal for enjoying the evening sun. There is a lean-to coal store at the end of the house. The drive continues to a separate enclosed garden with double timber gates that lead to additional parking, lawn, orchard and open aspect over the village playing field. There is also a detached timber stable block with stable (3.55m x 3.53m) and feed/tack room (1.73m x 3.53m) with hard standing to the front. In the past there has been planning permission for the erection of a garage (Planning reference: T/960701).

Local Information
Gunnerton is a peaceful little hamlet in the North Tyne Valley set amidst beautiful countryside. The village offers an active community and village playing field that is well-maintained by the parish council. The nearby village of Barrasford has a village shop for everyday amenities and the Barrasford Arms offers an excellent bar and restaurant. The wonderful surrounding countryside offers excellent walking and cycling on the doorstep together with Hadrian's Wall and the facilities of Kielder Water close by. The village of Wark has further day-to-day amenities with a Post Office/village shop, farm shop, public houses, GP surgery and sports facilities. The market towns of Bellingham and Hexham provide a wider range of local retail, educational and professional services together with a hospital; an eclectic range of boutiques, cafes and restaurants in Corbridge are also very accessible. In addition Newcastle is within easy reach and provides comprehensive cultural, educational, recreational and shopping facilities.

For schooling there are excellent First Schools in Barrasford and Beaufront, while senior schooling is offered in Hexham.

For the commuter the A68 and A69 provide excellent access to Newcastle in the east and Carlisle in the west, and onward access to the A1 and M6. The railway station at Hexham provides regular cross country services to both Newcastle and Carlisle, which in turn link to main line services to other major UK cities north and south. Newcastle International Airport is also within easy reach.

Approximate Mileages
Barrasford 1.6 miles | Hexham 9.0 miles | Corbridge 11.2 miles | Newcastle International Airport 20.7 miles | Newcastle City Centre 26.0 miles

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25 May 2017

Nearest station

  • Hexham (6.9 mi)
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