5 bedroom semi-detached house for saleSwarland, Morpeth, Northumberland
- 2 Reception rooms
- Large breakfasting kitchen room
- 5 Double bedrooms
- 3 Bathrooms (1 en suite)
- Spacious 2 bedroom adjoining cottage
- Large garden with pond
- Tennis court
- Two storey barn and kennel
- Paddock and woodland
Felton 2.5 miles, Longframlington 2.5 miles, Alnwick 9 miles, Morpeth 12.5 miles, Newcastle upon Tyne 27.5 miles
Reception hall | Sitting room | Office/games room Large breakfasting kitchen | Back kitchen and utility Store room | Cloakroom
5 Double bedrooms | 3 Bathrooms (1 en-suite)
Spacious 2 bedroom adjoining cottage
Parking | Large garden with pond | Tennis court Two-storey stone barn | Kennel | Paddock Woodland
EPC Band E
This sale includes a traditional stone farmhouse, an adjoining cottage, a large stone barn and about four acres. It is set at the end of a long drive and has a fabulous view.
The main residence is well presented and has been sympathetically extended in recent years by the current owners to provide a generous family home. It is a practical and comfortable rural house.
The cosy sitting room which opens off the hall has stone fireplace fitted with a solid-fuel fire. A large window affords pleasing views to the south and there is a door giving access to the garden.
A sizeable second reception room is currently used as a games room and office. However, this versatile space with its dual-aspect views and double doors leading outside could equally serve as a family or TV room.
The generous breakfasting kitchen has ample space for dining, socialising and relaxing. The kitchen is fitted with painted units beneath granite worktops with a large island unit which incorporates a breakfast bar. Appliances include the all-important Aga, an integrated Zanussi dishwasher and a fridge.
Opening off the kitchen is a large utility room with a tiled floor and space for a number of further appliances, as well as a second kitchen area fitted with pine units, an electric double oven and a hob.
There is a handy store room for outdoor clothing and a cloakroom with heritage-style sanitary ware as well as a chrome towel warmer with integral radiator.
At the far end of the hall a tiled porch opens into the yard, while a second door leads into a self-contained two-bedroom ground floor cottage. Although in need of modernisation it is ideal for a multitude of uses including extra living space, accommodation for dependents, or as the source of a useful income.
The first floor is a arranged in an L-shape with five double bedrooms. The master bedroom has an
en-suite bathroom, while the remaining rooms are served by two large family bathrooms, both with white sanitary ware and each with an airing cupboard.
A half-landing gives access to a large store room in the eaves with electric light.
East House is situated at the end of a private drive in an unspoilt rural location with views across open fields and the lower Coquet Valley.
The property is close to the charming village of Felton with its thriving community and calendar of events. The village straddles the River Coquet via two bridges, the oldest of which dates to around the 15th century. This striking piece of architecture is scheduled as both an ancient monument and as a building of architectural and historic interest. As an important focal point of the village it is often used for community events throughout the year including carol singing at Christmas, bring-and-buy sales, and the annual duck race.
Felton has two shops - a post office and general store - as well as The Running Fox which serves as a newsagent, an artisan bakery and restaurant. The village also has a fine gastro pub, a hairdressers, a doctor's surgery and a first school.
A wide range of stylish shops and high street names can be found close by in the historic market towns of Alnwick and Morpeth. Both boast a good choice of places to eat and drink, public amenities, as well as excellent schools for children of all ages. There are also mainline stations which provides regular services to the north and south.
East House offers a good base to discover everything that Northumberland has to offer in terms of country and leisure pursuits as well as places of interest.
Access is via a private drive. A gravel drive and an ample parking area stands to the front of the property and adjoins the tennis court area.
The extensive and partially walled south-facing garden opens to a sweeping and well-maintained lawn with unobstructed and pleasing rural views. An established hedge bisects the area providing protection for the kitchen garden which has raised beds, fruit trees and is bordered by woodland also belonging to the property.
A grass paddock, two woods and a two-storey stone barn are included in the sale. The barn is a substantial building with multitude of uses, for example as garaging, stabling, or it could be converted into accommodation with the appropriate consents.
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