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5 bedroom detached house for sale

Highlees, Longhirst, Morpeth, Northumberland

Sold STC £445,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Detached House
  • Flexible Accommodation
  • Bespoke Study
  • Generous Gardens

Full description

Accommodation in Brief
Hall | Kitchen/Breakfast Room | Drawing Room | Sitting Room | Study | Utility Room | Cloakroom/WC | Master Bedroom with En-Suite Shower Room | Four Further Bedrooms | Bathroom

Garage | Garden

The Property
Highlees is a well-proportioned detached house, the original part of which dates back to the mid-1800s when it may have been a colliery manager's house. The property is set amidst beautiful Northumberland countryside with open rural views to the front and over Longhirst Hall Golf Course to the rear. With bright, spacious and versatile accommodation, Highlees has been extended over the years and sits within generous private gardens and is within easy reach of local amenities.

The front door opens into a bright and welcoming entrance hall. To one side is a dual aspect kitchen/breakfast room with views to the front and rear of the property. The kitchen is fitted with a comprehensive range of units, 1 bowl sink, 4-oven electric AGA (white meter), separate ceramic hob and oven, integrated fridge and is plumbed for a dishwasher. Adjacent to the kitchen is a useful utility room which is fitted with a good range of units, deep sink, is plumbed for a washing machine, houses the boiler and has a half-glazed door out to the garden. To the other side of the hall there is a generous sitting room which is flooded with sunlight from sliding doors that lead out to the front garden. Off the sitting room there is a spacious study that is fitted with an extensive range of bespoke wood furniture including desk, bookcases, cupboards and window seat, ideal for someone who may work from home. The more formal drawing room provides an ideal area for entertaining, can be accessed from the study and from the kitchen via the rear hall, and has a multi-fuel stove set in a stone feature fireplace. A cloakroom/WC, accessed off the rear hall, completes the ground floor accommodation.

From the front hall stairs lead up to the bright and spacious landing that has a window offering garden views and gives access to the five bedrooms and bathroom. The dual aspect master bedroom is fitted with a comprehensive range of fitted furniture with wardrobes, dressing table, drawers and bedside tables. This bedroom benefits from an en-suite shower room with corner shower, wash hand basin, WC and attractive complementary tiling. There are two further double bedrooms that also have a combination of fitted wardrobes, cupboards, drawers, dressing tables, seats and bedside tables, both of which also benefit from stunning far-reaching open rural views. Of the two remaining bedrooms, one has similar open rural views while the other has views over the garden and golf course beyond and is currently used as a study. The bedrooms are served by a fully tiled bathroom fitted with a bath, separate corner shower, wash hand basin, WC and airing cupboard which houses the Megaflo hot water tank.

A gated entrance leads to a gravelled drive that provides a turning area, parking for several cars and continues to an attached double garage. The garage has two electric doors and offers power, light and water.
The private, mature gardens are a feature of the property. The principal west-facing garden has a paved terrace adjacent to the house which is ideal for outdoor entertaining. This area of garden has mature herbaceous borders, generous lawn and boundary hedging. For the keen gardener there is a vegetable garden and a potting shed/greenhouse that has a power supply. Adjacent to the golf course boundary there is a further extensive lawned garden and productive orchard with apple and plum trees. A gate provides access to this area from the driveway and garage.

To the front of the house there is a paved terrace beside the parking area which offers an additional area to sit and enjoy the tranquil surroundings. There is a lawn with additional established beds, mature trees and apple and cherry trees together with an abundance of spring flowering bulbs.

Local Information
The picturesque rural village of Longhirst just over a mile away has a Village Hall with activities for all ages and has a golf course and a cricket pitch which is surrounded by beautiful Northumberland farmland. The neighbouring village of Pegswood offers a small supermarket and a fish and chip shop. Longhirst Hall Golf Club, which has two challenging American-style lakeland courses, is just a short distance away and also offers a driving range and golf academy. The market town of Morpeth offers further shopping facilities including large supermarkets, a range of restaurants, bars, together with professional, health and leisure facilities. Newcastle, which is also very accessible, provides a comprehensive range of professional services and hospitals as well as cultural, recreational and shopping facilities.

For schooling there is a first school in Pegswood, while first, middle and secondary schools are available in Morpeth including The King Edward VI Academy which has received an outstanding OFSTED report. In addition there are a number of private schools in Newcastle.

For the commuter the A1 is extremely accessible and provides excellent transport links. Morpeth has a station which offers main line services to major UK cities north and south and Newcastle International Airport is within easy reach.

Approximate Mileages
Longhirst 1.2 miles | Morpeth 1.9 miles | Newcastle International Airport 13.6 miles | Newcastle City Centre 16.9 miles

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23 January 2017

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