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The Castle offers an outstanding opportunity to acquire this commanding country house which lends itself perfectly to multi generational living. The generous property allows an extended family to live together under one roof with versitile accommodation offering ample space to live independantly. Multi generarational living proposes mutual family support with the sharing of costs.

The house is set in the village of Whittingham, occupying a superb position boasting panoramic views of the countryside and is also convenient for access to a Doctors Surgery, Hospital, schools, shops and transport links in the nearby town of Alnwick. Whittingham lies between Alnwick and Rothbury with links to Morpeth and Newcastle Upon Tyne, standing on the edge of the National Park and A697, the stunning scenery encapsulates the Cheviot Hills as a back drop.

The property is of Grade II listing with the original building believed to date back to 18th century, this home will capture the imagination of those seeking a sizeable multi generational family home and a landmark building of distinction.

The versatile accommodation comprises of an entrance portico, lobby and hallway, drawing room, lounge with a multi-fuel stove, formal dining room, breakfasting kitchen plus second kitchen, store room, guest cloakroom/wc and utility room. A staircase leads to the first floor landing opening to three bedrooms and a shower room, the staircase continues to the second floor accommodation with a further three bedrooms plus a pleasant outlook, whilst there is also a further bathroom.

As to be expected, a host of authentic and character features remain with timber frame sash style windows and functional, traditional open fire place.

Externally, there is an oversize garage attached to the property with gated driveway/hard standing for further off street parking, with an enclosed lawn garden to the rear, garden furniture shed, a small courtyard plus a large Cellar. A welcoming village, the location affords excellent transport links to Alnwick Town, the A1M, Alnmouth Station and the beauty of the Northumberland countryside and coastline.

The staircase continues from the first floor to the second floor landing, opening to four further bedrooms and a bathroom, with a built in storage cupboard and central heating radiator.

4.34m x 2.87m
With access from the second floor landing bedroom four rests to the front aspect of the property with a timber frame sash style window taking in superb countryside views. Features of the room include soft neutral decoration, painted panel style door, working shutters and internal door connecting to the adjacent bedroom.

3.1m x 1.96m
Bedroom Five is situated to the front elevation of the second floor with a connecting door to bedroom four and a further connecting door to bedroom six, benefits of which include a timber frame sash style window with working shutters and soft light toned decoration.

4.37m x 3.43m
The sixth bedroom occupies a position to the front aspect with an internal door which opens to bedroom five. The room features ceiling coving, painted panel style door and stunning rural views from a timber frame sash style window.

5.18m x 3.66m
The final bedroom is presented by the current owners as a drawing room/informal lounge. With access from the second floor landing the room provides an internal door to an additional room, plus ceiling coving, brick fireplace and panel style door, plus superb views over the village towards the Cheviot Hills.

2.46m x 1.9m
With direct access from bedroom seven this room proposes a number of uses, currently a small kitchenette with fitted base storage unit, stainless steel sink and drainer, socket for electric cooker and timber frame sash style window.

The bathroom to the second floor is presented with a white three piece suite comprising cast iron panel style bath, ceramic pedestal wash hand basin and low level wc, with tongue and groove panelled walls.

The basement cellar is accessed via a concealed hatch from the formal dining room with timber staircase and also from the rear entrance of the building. The cellar has power and lighting with mains water supply and natural spring well. At the rear of the cellar is a vaulted wine store. The main cellar is currently used as a workshop with a 6'6" standing height.

5.94m x 5.72m
The lead kitchen is set to the rear elevation with access from the dining room, exterior door and an internal door to the store. The kitchen has been fitted with a range of white wall and base storage cabinets finished with roll top laminated counters arranged around a central breakfast bar island. In addition to which the kitchen offers part tiled flooring, striking cast iron decorative traditional range oven set within a sandstone Inglenook, inset stainless steel sink and drainer with mixer tap, low level spotlighting, ceiling coving, built in stainless steel oven with four ring electric halogen hob, timber frame window to the courtyard and a further exterior door which also opens to the courtyard. Furthermore the kitchen is also shown to accommodate an informal dining area with a table and six chairs.

3.68m x 2.29m
With access from the lead kitchen the store benefits from a side elevation window and panel style door, proposing a host of uses to future owners.

4.04m x 2.92m
The secondary kitchen takes a position to the rear aspect of the property with access from the central hallway and an internal glazed panel style door to the sitting room. The room is fitted with a range of white storage cabinets with laminated counters and brushed stainless steel style handles. In addition to which the kitchen offers non slip flooring, Inglenook recess with space to accommodate a range style oven, fitted storage shelves, inset stainless steel sink with mixer tap, timber frame window and a central heating radiator.

3.23m x 2.26m
Leading from the main hallway an internal door provides access to an inner lobby and cloaks storage area which continues to the utility room. The utility room benefits from plumbing for an automatic washing machine, space for a tumble dryer and fridge/freezer, external door to the rear garden, central heating radiator and housing for the oil fuelled combination boiler system, plus internal doors to twin guest cloakrooms.

The property benefits from two enclosed cloakrooms to the rear aspect with access from the utility room, both of which benefit from a low level wc and hand washing facilities.

The spindle style staircase from the hallway rises to a half landing with striking timber frame window to the rear leading to the first floor landing providing access to three bedrooms and a shower room with a built in linen storage cupboard.

5.82m x 4.04m
The first bedroom offers ample space within which to accommodate a double size bed plus a selection of bedroom furniture. Located to the front aspect with striking rural views from two timber frame sash style windows complete with working shutters, the room benefits from ceiling coving, panel style door and two central heating radiators.

5.44m x 3.94m
The second bedroom is used by the present owner as the master bedroom, shown to accommodate a double size bed plus a range of furniture. The room is decorated in soft neutral tones and features ceiling coving, wall lighting, painted panel style door, central heating radiator, timber frame sash style window and ceramic wall mounted wash hand basin with tiled splash backs and polished chrome effect heated towel rail.

3.63m x 2.39m
The third bedroom to the first floor is presented by the current owners as a home office/study, however purchasers may choose to create a single bedroom, dressing room or nursery. The room benefits from a front elevation timber frame sash style window, central heating radiator, built in storage cupboard/wardrobe and ceiling coving.

Situated to the first floor, the shower room is presented with a four piece suite comprising of twin wash hand basins set upon a vanity storage cabinet, low level wc and a glass door shower enclosure with electric powered shower. In addition to which the shower room offers a tall heated towel rail, low voltage ceiling recessed spotlighting, tiled flooring and a timber frame sash style window.

7.09m x 5.74m
The primary reception room is located to the front facing view of the property with access from the hallway and an internal door to the secondary kitchen. This imposing room boasts a traditionally high ceiling with plaster ceiling cornice and delft rack. Further to which the room features two timber frame sash style windows with working shutters, wall lighting, three central heating radiators and a centre piece focal point fireplace.

5.84m x 5.1m
The family lounge is also placed to the front facing aspect of the home with access from the hallway and an open style archway to the formal dining room. Ideal as an informal family lounge, the room benefits from soft neutral toned decoration, exposed sandstone Inglenook fireplace with tiled hearth displaying a cast iron solid fuel burning stove, ceiling recessed spotlighting, two timber frame sash style windows, two central heating radiators and an ornate stained glass window.

4.83m x 4.24m
Shown to accommodate a table with six chairs, the formal dining room is situated to the rear aspect of the property with an open style archway to the family lounge and an interior door to the kitchen. Features of this third reception room include a timber frame sash style window overlooking the enclosed courtyard, two central heating radiators, wall lighting and a concealed entrance to the basement cellar.

Externally there is an oversize garage attached to the property with gated driveway/hard standing for further off street parking, with an enclosed lawn garden to the rear, workshop and an internal courtyard, plus a significant cellar beneath the home.

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The formal entrance to the property forms a welcoming arched stone portico, with tall painted timber twin doors opening to the internal lobby.

A six pane arched window bringing light into the lobby with exposed stone walls to delft rack, ceiling coving and a glazed painted timber door to the central hallway.

8.03m x 2.31m
The central hallway provides interior panel style doors to the reception rooms and secondary kitchen with a spindle style staircase to the first floor landing, built in storage cupboard, central heating radiator, ceiling coving, picture rail and natural light flooding the room from a beautiful window which rests to the half landing.


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12 May 2016

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