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5 bedroom detached house for sale

Ovingham House, Main Road, Ovingham, Northumberland

Sold STC £585,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Detached Village House
  • Period Features
  • Workshop
  • Garden and Woodland
  • Popular Commuter Location

Full description

Accommodation in Brief
Glazed Entrance Porch | Reception Hall | Drawing Room | Dining Room | Sitting Room | Kitchen/Breakfast Room | Cloakroom/WC | Porch | Former Vinery | Master Bedroom with Dressing Room | Four Further Double Bedrooms | Two Bathrooms | Games Room and Further Attic

Workshop | Gardener's WC | Coal Store | Potting Shed | Garden and Woodland

The Property
Ovingham House dates back to the mid-1700s and was in the past the Bedlington's family home, a farmhouse with a brewery next door, and is today an attractive home with part-walled formal garden and further woodland that runs down to the banks of the River Tyne. The property is located in a central position in the popular village of Ovingham within easy reach of the local amenities. The house offers generous and flexible accommodation with a host of period features including original fireplaces, panelled doors with attractive bullseye architrave, sash windows, some of which have working shutters and an oriel window in the master bedroom.

The front door opens into a glazed porch with practical tiled floor and leads into a welcoming reception hall which gives access to the ground floor reception rooms. To either side of the hall there are two fabulous reception rooms both with large bay windows overlooking the main formal garden and matching decorative stone fireplaces. The drawing room, which has decorative cornicing, offers a fabulous formal room for entertaining and has glazed double doors to an old vinery which is in need of repair/glazing. The dining room has original half-glazed, shelved alcove cupboards on either side of the fireplace, stripped wood flooring and a door through to the kitchen. The spacious kitchen/breakfast room has a window overlooking the drive and is fitted with a range of fitted units, double sink and drainer, two oven oil-fired AGA, space for an additional freestanding cooker, plumbing for a dishwasher and washing machine together with a cupboard housing the boiler and a further under stairs cupboard. There is also a more informal everyday sitting room which has a window, with potential window seat, offering views of the rear garden. Also off the hall is a useful downstairs cloakroom with wash hand basin and WC. Returning to the kitchen there is a door that leads out to a glazed rear porch which leads to a covered passageway with doors to the driveway, rear garden and to the workshop. There is enormous potential to further develop the integral workshop, which was the old tack room and retains the original fireplace, to create an annex or home office subject to the necessary approvals.

An attractive wide period staircase with wood bannister with painted spindles leads up to a half landing where the stairs divide, with an attractive curved stair with two sash windows leading to two bedrooms over the workshop/passageway area. One of these bedrooms is dual aspect with views over the drive and side garden together with a built in cupboard while the second bedroom has garden and woodland views. The main stair continues to the first floor landing where there are three further bedrooms and two bathrooms. The master bedroom has a square bay window offering views of the formal garden and a feature oriel window giving views over the woodland garden towards the river. This bedroom has fitted cupboards to one side of a fireplace (blocked) with painted mantle and a door to a large dressing room which has a sash window with working shutters to the front. A further double bedroom with large bay window, decorative painted mantle with cast iron insert with tiled panels and alcove cupboards on either side, was most probably the lady's sitting room. The final double bedroom on the floor has a sash window with working shutters offering garden and woodland views, a fireplace (blocked) and glazed cupboard to one side. The bedrooms are served by two bathrooms: one has a bath with electric shower over, wash hand basin, WC and shallow cupboard; the other has a bath, separate shower cubicle, wash hand basin, WC and large airing cupboard. From the landing the stairs continue to the attic where there are two generous rooms both with eaves storage and Velux window, one with an additional gable window; the attic offers scope for a number of uses such as further bedrooms, games room or study/office space to work from home.

Ovingham House has a driveway that provides parking for several cars and leads to the back door, while a path from the parking area leads to the front. A separate pedestrian gate opens into the garden and a path leads to the front door. Together with the integral workshop there is a range of traditional outbuildings with an old Gardener's WC, coal store and potting shed.

The property is set within mature garden and grounds that offer privacy and seclusion, with generous lawned area and established beds and pathways. There is a substantial area of mature woodland that runs down the bank to the River Tyne which provides a haven for wildlife.

Local Information
Ovingham lies on the north bank of the River Tyne with the Whittle Dene burn to the western boundary. The popular commuter village offers a range of everyday amenities with a village shop, reading room and two pubs, one of which is the neighbouring White Swan which offers a good selection of real ales and home cooked food. Nearby Horsley and Wylam offer a selection of shops, eateries and an antiques centre, while the charming village of Corbridge has a wider variety of local amenities including a range of artisan shops, a renowned delicatessen, supermarket, restaurants, inns, doctors' and dentist surgeries, community services and a garage. Nearby Matfen Hall, Slaley Hall and Close House offer excellent leisure facilities. Newcastle city centre is within easy reach and provides further comprehensive cultural, educational, recreational and shopping facilities.

For schooling there are First and Middle schools in Ovingham while secondary schooling is available at Prudhoe Community High School. In addition Mowden Hall Preparatory School, just outside Corbridge, provides private education from nursery up to 13 years and there are several private day schools in Newcastle.

For the commuter the A69 provides easy access to Newcastle International Airport and City Centre, Carlisle and onward access to the A1 and M6. The rail stations at Prudhoe and Wylam provide regular cross country services to both Newcastle and Carlisle, which in turn link to main line services to major UK cities north and south.

Approximate Mileages
Corbridge 8.1 miles | Newcastle International Airport 10.4 miles | Hexham 11.5 miles | Newcastle City Centre 11.7 miles

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17 July 2015

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