6 bedroom detached house for sale

Birtley, Hexham, Northumberland

Guide Price £995,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Reception hall
  • Living room opening to breakfasting kitchen
  • 2 Further reception rooms
  • Garden room, Conservatory
  • 6 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms (one en suite)
  • Outbuildings,
  • Garden, Kitchen garden, orchard, woodland
  • Stables for 3 horses, paddocks
  • Long private drive, 2 ponds

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

Reception hall | Living room opening to breakfasting kitchen | Dining room | Drawing room/Sitting room | Cloakroom | Utility | Boot room | Garden room | Conservatory | 2 delightful staircases

6 Bedrooms | 3 Bathrooms (1 en-suite)

Outbuildings | Garden | Kitchen garden with greenhouses and fruit cage | Orchard | Woodland
Stables for three horses | Paddocks | Long private drive| 2 Ponds | Solar PV panels | Wind turbine

EPC Band D

About 41 acres (16 ha)

Given the accommodation and quantity of land and gardens, this property is ideally suited to a family. The commute to Barrasford (with its excellent primary school, pub and village shop) is short and the journey to Hexham or Corbridge is easy. For those wanting to school their children privately, Mowden Hall (a co-ed prep school for day and boarding children) is the obvious choice although there are good transport options to the Newcastle schools out of the Tyne Valley.

Built in the mid-1800s and sympathetically extended by the current owners in 2002, this traditional Northumbrian stone property provides a generous and comfortable home that’s perfectly suited to modern family life.

As is typical with most Northumbrian farmhouse properties, entry is via the rear hall. In this instance the reception hall now serves as a games room. However, this sizeable space with its solid-fuel fire set into a black marble hearth could easily be reinstated as a more formal entrance.

The charming drawing room and the formal dining room with feature cornicing and built-in china cupboard are located in the older part of the house, as is the welcoming and sociable breakfasting kitchen. This spacious room is fitted with a tiled floor and has painted cream units beneath solid beech worktops. It has an electric Aga with a secondary electric cooker and hob. There is space for a dishwasher, an American-style fridge/freezer and a large kitchen table.

A back door gives access to the garden. However, in the past planning permission has existed for the removal of a portion of the kitchen wall and the replacement of the existing conservatory with a sizeable glazed orangery. This would maximise enjoyment of the area and of the stunning views. The consent has since expired but provisional plans still exist for re-submission by the new owners.

From the kitchen, a large serving hatch/breakfast bar opens into the adjoining sitting room creating a free-flowing open-plan feel. The L-shaped sitting room is generous, light and airy with three windows looking out to the garden and double doors leading into a garden room. The space offers a range of options in terms of furniture arrangement and use.

In addition to the garden room, there is also a south-south-east-facing conservatory which makes for a pleasant place to sit and enjoy the stunning outlook towards The Pennines.

A cloakroom and further domestic offices including a boot room and utility room complete the downstairs accommodation.

Upstairs there are six large bedrooms including the master with its deep fitted wardrobes, walk-in closet and steps leading down to an en-suite bathroom.

Of the remaining five bedrooms, two have basins and most have built-in storage. All are served by a family bathroom which has a cast-iron, roll-top bath and shower cubicle. There is also a large storeroom housing an airing cupboard leading to further eaves storage.

Hillhead is situated in a peaceful rural location with stunning views to the south. This idyllic location is the perfect springboard for everything the area has to offer in terms of attractions, such as Northumberland’s National Park as well as Kielder Water and Forest Park.

Village stores can be found locally in both Barrasford and Wark, which also has a post office and The Barrasford Arms with its regionally renowned kitchen. A Co-op supermarket is located in nearby Bellingham, while a wider range of day-to-day shopping is available in Hexham.


This busy market town enjoys the title of ‘England’s favourite market town’ (as voted by Country Life Magazine). And it’s easy to see why, with its winding streets, eclectic independent shops, market stalls and vibrant arts and culture scene. The town also has a first, a middle and secondary schools.

Hexham railway station is on the Tyne Valley line between Carlisle and Newcastle upon Tyne making the city an easy commute. From Newcastle a mainline railway station provides regular services to Edinburgh and London King’s Cross. Or for travel further afield, Newcastle International Airport offers both domestic and international flights.

The long private drive culminates at a tarmac parking area; Hillhead has a superb sense of arrival.

The surrounding land is well maintained and due to the L-shaped footprint of the house, the gardens offer a variety of areas from which to enjoy the most magnificent views. The south-south-west facing lawned garden in particular provides the perfect spot to sit and enjoy time outside during the summer months from its stone terrace.

To the front of the property a laurel hedge forms an archway into a more formal area of planting where an elegant avenue of trees leads to a sheltered seating area.

The property also boasts a large kitchen garden enclosed by beech hedging, an orchard of apple, cherry and plum trees, two greenhouses, a timber garden store and a caged area with raised beds.

To one side of the drive stand two stone outbuildings, one of which is large enough to be converted into a self-contained annex (subject to obtaining the appropriate planning consents). The second makes an ideal fuel or garden store.

On the approach, a secondary drive forks left to the stable yard. This consists of a well-thought-out and robust timber stable block with three boxes and a secure tack room all with power and water. There is also a storage area for haylage and an area of hard standing suitable for parking a horse box or trailer. The land comprises of two paddocks and a large field. There is an appealing quantity of woodland and two large ponds, one of which has been stocked in the past


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  • Haydon Bridge (8.2 mi)
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