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5 bedroom detached house for sale

Great Whittington, Northumberland

Guide Price £820,000

Property Description

Key features

  • 3 Reception rooms
  • 5 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Double garage
  • Garden
  • Paddock

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

The Whiggs is a welcoming and comfortable family home featuring a series of gently proportioned and flexible rooms which can be used according to lifestyle needs. There is the option of additoinal land if required.

It is a secluded house in a peaceful, private, pretty and convenient situation which affords the occupant the ability to enjoy the surroundings to the full without any disadvantage.

Corbridge only 6.5 miles, Hexham only 12 Miles, Newcastle upon Tyne 19.5 miles, Newcastle Airport 16.5 miles.

3 reception rooms | Farmhouse kitchen with adjoining dining/garden room | Utility | Boot room & back door | Cloakroom with a shower | Drying room | Porch

5 Bedrooms | 2 Bathrooms (1 en suite)

Large lawned garden | Extensive parking and turning area | South-facing rear garden with uninterrupted views | Useful outbuildings including garage, 2 stables, tack room and log store | Enclosure with greenhouse and kennel

Financially viable potential development given existence of detailed consent to extend the house and construct a new outbuilding

About 1.5 acres with about 9.75 acres adjoining that may be bought seperately in addition.

EPC Band D

The Whiggs
The core of the home is focused around the sociable kitchen, linked to the dining room with stunning views and to the drawing room with distinctive multi-fuel stove.

Ideal for a family, there is plenty of storage in the boot room and utility room. Currently a studio, a further reception could revert to a teenagers' den. Alternatively these rooms could serve as an annexe for an au pair or dependent relative.

Five double bedrooms open off a landing which has a large airing cupboard and is illuminated by two tall windows that give views out to the north garden.

The master bedroom has a dressing area and a modern tiled en suite bathroom. The remaining bedrooms are all of a good size and south-facing. One is fitted with a basin and they are all served by the family bathroom which has a bath, a shower and a loo with an excellent view.

Planning permission
Consent (16/00285/FUL) exists for an extension on the northern elevation to construct an imposing oak-framed entrance. The new front door would add symmetry, offer a greater sense of arrival and serve to link both ends of the house with the creation of a hallway and a further entrance into the drawing room.

The same planning consent also allows for an exciting and substantial extension on the southern elevation to mirror the dining room, which would provide an additional reception room or garden room on the ground floor and a principal bedroom on the first floor with spectacular views to the south across the Tyne Valley.

A separate consent (15/02380/FUL) exists for the construction of a new steel-framed, general purpose outbuilding with timber cladding and various strategically placed apertures into the building, including a sub-divided workshop or studio area with storage space above.

Plans are available from Strutt & Parker. Costings have been given to the vendors by reputable builders.

Agents note
The Whiggs is owned and being sold by an employee of Strutt & Parker LLP.

Prospective purchasers are advised that they must make their own enquiries of the local planning authority.

Local Authorities - Northumberland County Council, County Hall, Morpeth NE61 2EF.
Telephone: 0845 600 6400.

Services - Mains electricity is connected to the property. Mains water supply via a private pipe. Drainage is to a private system within the boundaries of the property. Central heating is oil fired.

It is situated within an unspoilt rural landscape looking south towards Hadrian's Wall and over the Tyne Valley. This enviable location means that it does not suffer from light or noise pollution, there are no residential neighbours and yet nearby market towns and important amenities are within easy striking distance. Despite its tranquil rural situation, the property is ideally located.

The Whiggs is about 1 mile to the west of Great Whittington which is a pretty and popular village with a thriving community. There is a well-used and cared for village hall and The Queens Head, which is one of the oldest coaching inns in the region, is currently operating as a fabulous Chinese restaurant as well as maintaining all traditional local pub standards. Hexham with its winding streets, eclectic independent shops, thriving arts and culture scene - and the pretty Roman town of Corbridge are the closest for shopping. Both towns boast first-class schools. Corbridge is home to Tynedale Rugby Club.

Beaufront County First School above Corbridge is an unrivaled primary school though The Whiggs is in the catchment area for Corbridge if a school bus is needed. Mowden Hall is the closest prep school. The nearest village shop is in Matfen where there is also the Matfen Hall Hotel with its renowned golf course, spa and gym facilities.

The nearest railway station is Corbridge where parking is free. A bus service runs through Great Whittington.

The moment you leave the public highway and proceed along the lovely long private drive you can begin to appreciate the location. It was at this point that the current owners decided they had to live at The Whiggs. Until here it is difficult to see the property from the lane.

Various trees have been planted along the drive, it has been re graded recently and it gives access only to The Whiggs. The north garden comprises an expansive lawn, which gives gravitas to the approach. It is planted with crabapple and apple saplings and it is enclosed by a smart post-and-rail fence.

A stable block sits within a gravel yard. It has two stables and a tack room. There is a garage and plenty of storage space.

The south-facing garden to the rear of the property includes a nicely proportioned lawn with a pleasing outlook which changes with the seasons.

Listing History

Added on Rightmove:
03 August 2016

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