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4 bedroom equestrian facility for sale

Wallridge Farmhouse, Ingoe, Northumberland

Sold STC £599,950

Property Description

Key features

  • Detached Farmhouse
  • Garden
  • Stables and Paddocks
  • Southerly Views over Grass Gallops
  • Rural yet Convenient Location

Full description

Accommodation in Brief
Porch | Reception Hall | Rear Hall | Drawing Room | Sitting Room | Dining Room | Kitchen | Pantry | Boot Room | Shower Room | Four Bedrooms | Bathroom

Courtyard | Garden Store | Coal Store | Further Stores | Stable Block & Yard | Manège | Garden and Paddocks

The Property
Wallridge Farmhouse, dates back to 1906 when it formed part of the Belsay Estate, and sits amidst glorious rolling Northumberland countryside. The property provides bright and spacious accommodation and excellent equestrian facilities including a range of stables, manège and paddocks. The house retains an abundance of period features including open fireplaces, sash windows some of which have working shutters, panelled doors and ornate pediments.

The front door opens into a porch with exposed stone walls and windows to either side and leads into a welcoming reception hall. To either side of the hall are the two main reception rooms both of which offer views over the garden and open countryside beyond. The drawing room is dual aspect with working shutters and an open fireplace with wood mantle and tiled insert and hearth. A spacious rear hall gives access to the dining room on one side, a boot room and downstairs shower/cloakroom on the other and has a useful under stairs cupboard and a door out to the rear courtyard. The dining room has two windows overlooking the side garden, offers ample space for entertaining and has a door to a traditional shelved pantry. Off the dining room there is a sitting room, with southerly views over the front garden and beyond, which has an oil-fired Rayburn set within a recess with shelved cupboard to one side. With only a stud wall dividing the dining and sitting rooms there is potential to create a large kitchen/breakfast room in this area if desired. The existing kitchen, which is located to the rear of the house, is fitted with a range of units, 2½ bowl sink, hob and double oven, is plumbed for a dishwasher and has a door to the rear courtyard and views over the west-facing terrace. Off the kitchen there is a large utility room with plumbing for a washing machine, vented for a tumble drier and has a door to the side garden which offers access to the stable yard.

From the front hall stairs lead up to the bright and spacious galleried landing with a window to the rear offering views over the paddocks and a deep storage cupboard. To the front there are two generous double bedrooms with fabulous elevated and far-reaching southerly views over the garden and grass gallops beyond, both of which have pretty painted cast iron fireplaces. There are two further double bedrooms, both with painted cast iron fireplaces, one with views over the stables and paddock and the other which is currently used as a study/sitting room with views to the east. The bedrooms are served by a bathroom fitted with a bath, wash hand basin, WC and tank cupboard.

Wallridge Farmhouse is approached along a gravelled drive to a parking area at the rear; a neighbouring property has right of access over the first part of the drive. A rear courtyard with covered walkway leads to a back door into the rear hall and a door into the kitchen together with a useful range of attached outbuildings including a garden store, coal store and two further stores. From the parking area there is also a gate to the side of the house that leads round to the front door and a gate that leads into the paddock.

The principal south-facing garden is mainly laid to lawn with gravelled paths, mature border planting with shrubs and roses together with beds on both sides of the front door and established boundary hedging. A path leads from the house to a pedestrian gate onto the road and on the east side of the house there is a productive orchard that provides a private, peaceful area with a combination of hedge and stone wall boundaries. To the other side of the house there is a flagstone terrace adjacent to the house which offers an excellent sheltered area to sit and enjoy the tranquil surroundings and for outdoor entertaining. A path leads from the terrace to the stable yard.

The enclosed yard provides four 12' x 12' loose boxes, one 16' x 12' foaling box, rug/tool store and feed store together with a further open machinery/hay store. There are lights to all loose boxes, power supply to the stores and sensor lighting in the yard. A gate from the yard leads into one of the paddocks and there is a path that leads to the all-weather sand and rubber manège (20m x 40m) which is well protected from the elements for year-round use by a shelter belt of mature trees. The paddocks are watered and well-fenced with good natural shelter for the winter months. In all the garden and paddock land amounts to around 5 acres.

Wallridge Farmhouse is an ideal, manageable equestrian property that is located in an excellent position for quiet hacking on country roads and bridle paths and in the heart of Tynedale Hunt country with the Morpeth Hunt country also nearby. The property is situated opposite grass gallops and offers the opportunity to watch racehorses training; the gallops are also available to hire. In addition, Wallridge Farmhouse is just a few miles from the established Pastures New equestrian centre which runs regular dressage competitions.

Local Information
Wallridge Farmhouse is set in a rural yet convenient location to the north of Matfen and west of Belsay and within easy commuting distance of Newcastle. Nearby Belsay has an award-winning shop and Post Office and Belsay Hall, Castle and Gardens. The market towns of Morpeth and Hexham offer further shopping facilities, a range of restaurants, bars, professional, health and leisure facilities. The charming village of Corbridge offers a wide variety of local amenities including a range of artisan shops, renowned delicatessen, a supermarket, restaurants, inns, doctors' and dentists' surgeries, community services and a garage, while nearby Matfen Hall and Close House offer excellent leisure facilities. In addition Ponteland offers newsagents, grocery stores, pubs, restaurants and bistros, boutiques and other local businesses and Newcastle offers a comprehensive range of professional services, cultural, recreational and shopping facilities.

There is a First School in Belsay, with senior schooling available in Ponteland. 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 and A696 provide good access to local market towns and regional centres including Newcastle Airport and the City Centre, Carlisle and onward access to the A1 and M6. The railway station in Newcastle provides excellent national rail services.

Approximate Mileages
Belsay 3.8 miles | Ponteland 10.2 miles | Newcastle International Airport 10.5 miles | Corbridge 10.9 miles | Morpeth 13.1 miles | Hexham 15.1 miles | Newcastle City Centre 17.9 miles

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17 July 2015

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