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3 bedroom barn conversion for sale

West Meadow House, Heddon Birks, Heddon-on-the-Wall, Newcastle upon Tyne

Sold STC £645,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Spacious Barn Conversion
  • Well-Presented and Flexible Accommodation
  • Extensive Stable Yard and Manège
  • Around 4.35 Acres Grazing Land
  • Further Land Available

Full description

Accommodation in Brief
Porch | Hall | Drawing Room | Kitchen | Dining Room | Study | Rear Hall | Utility Room | Boot Room | Downstairs Bedroom | Shower Room | Master Bedroom with En-Suite Bathroom | Bedroom | Bathroom

Garage | Stables, Wash Box and Tack Room | Hay Barn | Workshop | Manège | Garden | Gravelled Parking Area | Paddocks

The Property
West Meadow House is a charming barn conversion that offers spacious and flexible accommodation, combined gardens and superb equestrian facilities including an excellent stable yard, manège and paddock land extending to around 6.35 acres in all. The property sits in well-maintained gardens and grounds a short distance from Heddon-on-the-Wall and within easy access of central Newcastle. West Meadow House is a fantastic equestrian property in a sought-after location for those wishing to escape from city life to have a taste of the countryside yet conveniently positioned for schools and Ponteland. The house itself has been well-maintained and updated by the current owners and the upstairs bedrooms have vaulted ceilings and retained exposed original beams and trusses.

At the front of the house double doors open into a front porch and leads into the welcoming hall which has a beamed ceiling and oak parquet flooring. A glazed door from the hall opens into a fabulous drawing room which has an exposed stone chimney breast housing a multi-fuel stove and glazed French door with glazed side panels that opens onto the west-facing terrace and offers views of the manège and beyond. There is also a study, accessed from the hall and through double doors from the drawing room, with a range of fitted bookshelves and a window overlooking the garden. A few steps from the hall lead down to the dining room which is open to the kitchen. The triple-aspect kitchen with vaulted ceiling with trusses and beams, is fitted with bespoke units from Newcastle Furniture Company with granite work surfaces, an island unit with beech worktop, substantial larder cupboard, double Belfast sink, AIMS electric three-oven AGA set in a feature brick arch, separate two-ring ceramic hob and combination microwave oven, integrated dishwasher, fridge and freezer. The kitchen has views over the front garden, rear courtyard and also has a stable door out to the garden. The everyday dining room, which has views to the front and rear, has a multi-fuel stove set in a stone chimney breast and practical Fired Earth tiled flooring. Off the dining room there is a rear hall which has flagstone flooring and glazed door to outside, double doors into a large utility room and a door into a shower room. The utility room, which can also be accessed from the rear courtyard, is fitted with a range of units, deep Butler sink, plumbed for washing machines, houses the central heating boiler and has a flagstone floor; an additional boot room is located off the utility room which provides excellent storage. The fully-tiled shower room, which is fitted with a large shower cubicle, wash hand basin and WC, can also be accessed from the front hall. The ground floor accommodation is completed by a downstairs bedroom which enjoys wonderful garden views and is well-located opposite the shower room; this bedroom could equally be used as an everyday sitting room or as a formal dining room as required.

Stairs from the hall lead up to a bright first floor landing which has exposed ceiling beams and a useful storage cupboard. The master bedroom has a vaulted ceiling with exposed beams and trusses, two windows offering elevated views over the garden, manège, paddock land and far beyond. The bedroom is fitted with a comprehensive range of wardrobes to one wall and has a further cupboard housing the hot water cylinder with megaflow system. The en-suite bathroom is very contemporary with Villeroy & Boch bath, wash hand basin set on a vanity unit, and WC yet retains character from the vaulted ceiling, exposed beams and arrow-slit window and has the comfort of underfloor heating. There is a further charming double bedroom on this floor which also has a vaulted ceiling with original exposed beams and trusses. The well-fitted shower room with walk-in shower, wash hand basin set on a vanity unit and WC also benefits from underfloor heating, attractive complementary tiling and a skylight in the vaulted ceiling.

West Meadow House is approached through electric gates which open to a private drive that winds between the garden and paddock land and leads to a spacious gravelled area which provides a turning area and ample parking for numerous vehicles. The yard gives access to a private rear courtyard which offers a delightful, secluded spot for outdoor entertaining.

The rear courtyard has a paved path which leads to the back door with gravelled and planted borders. The paved path continues round the house, with a sitting area to the southern end of the property which is accessed from the kitchen. The path continues to the front door and there is an additional paved terrace accessed from the drawing room which is well positioned for afternoon and evening sun and to enjoy the peaceful surroundings and stunning open views. The garden includes an expanse of well-maintained lawn with attractive border planting, mature trees and shrubs and attractive box hedging. There is also a productive floodlit vegetable garden and orchard with apple, pear and plum trees. The old Mill Pond is located close to the entrance gates and could form an attractive water and wildlife area if wished.

From the parking area there is a large stone built garage with double timber doors that benefits from light and power. The equestrian facilities include a stable yard with six loose boxes and tack room around a sheltered floodlit concrete yard. The tack room and two loose boxes are stone under a slate roof; the tack room has a sink, hot water, light and power and one of the loose boxes is set up as a wash box. The additional stables, from W S Hodgson & Co, provide four large boxes. The yard benefits from light and water supply. To the rear of the stable block there is a hay barn and separate workshop, also from W S Hodgson & Co, both of which have double timber doors and lighting which provide flexible use and could offer further stabling if required.

The paddock land, which is well fenced and amounts to around 4.35 acres and is divided into four enclosures of varying sizes all of which benefit from water troughs; all the paddocks are accessed from the drive. The paddocks have a combination of hedge and fenced boundaries offering good sheltered grazing and mixed hedging around the paddocks. The manège (approximately 55m x 28m) has a rubber and silica sand base for use at all times of the year. West Meadow House offers a rare opportunity to acquire a manageable equestrian property within easy reach of Newcastle City Centre. The property is ideally situated for hacking on quiet country roads and bridle paths and is located in the heart of Tynedale Hunt Country. Kirkley Hall Equestrian Centre is nearby and offers a British Eventing approved cross country course set within a 17th century estate, regular events and equestrian training at all levels.

Note: Further land is available by separate negotiation. Please note that the PDF brochure describes the property with this additional land.

Local Information
Heddon Birks is a small group of barn conversions situated in an elevated position amidst glorious open countryside within the Tyne Valley yet close to all the amenities of Newcastle. For outdoor enthusiasts there is fishing at nearby Hallington Reservoirs, a local wildlife site, and the property is well-located for walking, cycling and horse riding. Both Heddon-on-the-Wall and Throckley, which are located on Hadrian's Wall, offer everyday amenities including a supermarket, butcher, newsagents, chemist, GP surgery and a few pubs. Matfen Hall with its golf courses, swimming pool and spa and award winning restaurant and Close House Golf Club are also nearby. The popular, historic village of Ponteland is nearby and offers a further range of day-to-day facilities including newsagents, grocery stores, public houses, critically-acclaimed restaurants and bistros, boutiques and other local businesses together with a wide range of sports clubs and leisure centre. Newcastle is also within easy reach and provides comprehensive cultural, educational, recreational and shopping facilities.

For schooling, there is are First Schools in Heddon-on-the-Wall and Throckley, while Ponteland offers a choice of First, Middle and Senior Schools. Mowden Hall Preparatory School is close by providing private education from nursery up to 13 years and there is a wide choice of private day schools in Newcastle.

For the commuter both the A69 and B6318 Military Road provide good access to Newcastle Airport and City Centre, Carlisle and onward access to the A1 and M6. Newcastle Central station offers main line services to major UK cities north and south and Newcastle International Airport is also within easy reach.

Approximate Mileages
Heddon-on-the-Wall 1.9 miles | Ponteland 5.9 miles | Newcastle International Airport 6.1 miles | Newcastle City Centre 9.7 miles | Corbridge 12.1 miles

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03 January 2017

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