4 bedroom barn conversion for sale

Lowick, Berwick Upon Tweed

Guide Price £475,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Barn conversion in a coastal setting
  • 4 Reception rooms
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Garage
  • Garden

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

Lowick 1.5 miles, Wooler 7.5 miles, Berwick-upon-Tweed 10.5 miles, Alnwick 24.5 miles, Newcastle-upon-Tyne 54 miles, Edinburgh 67.5 miles.

Entrance hall | Sitting room | Dining room | Living space/Breakfasting kitchen | Utility | Cloakroom |

Reading room/library | Studio/study | 4 Bedrooms | 2 Bathrooms

Enclosed garden | Garden store | Parking | Integrated garage | 3 Paddocks

About 0.8 acre. Further land (about 2 acres) is available by separate negotiation if required.


The Property
This charming property forms part of a Grade II listed farm steading dating back to the mid 1800s. Unlike conventional developments of this type, the steading consists of just two properties; The Dovecote and the original farmhouse next door.

Sympathetically restored and built from local Doddington stone, The Dovecote retains many of its original features including the tower with its pyramid roof, segmental arches to the frontage and the brick nesting recesses.

Once inside, a welcoming entrance hall gives access to the main reception rooms. The impressive breakfasting kitchen provides a superb living space that’s perfect for informal entertaining, dining or simply relaxing. It is fitted with a multi-fuel stove and has a full run of arched windows which, being south facing, flood the entire room with natural light. They also allow delightful views across the pretty enclosed garden.

The kitchen area has a good range of wooden-fronted units beneath tiled worktops, a built-in oven, hob and extractor and space is allocated for a dishwasher and freestanding fridge/freezer.

The kitchen opens into a handy utility room with a practical quarry-tiled floor, ample units and a hanging airer. There is also a cloakroom and access to the integrated single garage. This once provided living accommodation and could be converted back into another room if required.

A spacious and comfortable sitting room opens off the hall and provides a more formal space for entertaining or dining. Like the kitchen, it boasts a full run of arched windows and has a multi-fuel stove, which is set into an Adam-style feature surround.

The first-floor landing is fitted with plenty of storage and leads to the four double bedrooms which are arranged two to each side of the main landing. The bedrooms all have integral storage, as well as sloping ceilings which give a charming and characterful shape. The bedrooms are served by two well-appointed family bathrooms.

At the top of the stairs is the original brick dovecote with exposed brick nesting bays that once housed the squabs. These now serve as eye-catching and functional book shelves, making this a delightful and unique reading area.

From here a spiral staircase leads up into the dovecote tower which is currently used as a study. This haven of calm enjoys outstanding light quality thanks to skylights set into its pyramidal roof and would also make a perfect artist’s studio.

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

Services – Mains electricity is connected to the property. Water and drainage are via private systems. Central heating is oil fired.

The Dovecote is set in open countryside with impressive views to the sea (from the first floor) and The Cheviots. Due to its secluded location, there are plenty of good walks to be enjoyed from the door. It is within easy striking distance of the Northumberland Heritage Coast, The Cheviot Hills and for keen golfers, a choice of challenging courses.

Nearby, the village of Lowick provides for day-to-day needs, thanks to a local shop, a pub, a vibrant village hall, a garage and hardware store. There is also a First School in the village and there’s a Post Office van which visits for two hours each day.

A wider range of amenities, including shops, supermarkets, healthcare facilities and secondary schools are to be found in the market town of Wooler, or slightly further afield in Berwick-upon-tweed. Greatly admired by artist L.S. Lowry, the town is now the centre of a thriving arts and culture scene. There is also a mainline train station with regular and direct services to the north and south.

Airports in Edinburgh and Newcastle provide regular international and domestic flights.

Entry to the property is via a tarmac drive which provides ample parking for a number of vehicles and gives access to the single garage. An area of hardstanding adjacent to the drive houses a useful log store and provides entry into the garden via a pedestrian gate.

A flagged path leads to the front door and to a large sun terrace which can be accessed via the sitting room and breakfasting kitchen. The south-facing garden is a glorious space with its large swathe of lawn, mature planting and established trees. It is enclosed by a stone wall creating a very sheltered spot in which to enjoy summer days and balmy evenings. A 19th-century hen house, complete with the original built-in brick nesting boxes, stands at the far end of the garden. It is in an excellent state of upkeep and is currently used as a garden store.

The land surrounding the property also consists of three grass paddocks which are enclosed by post-and-rail fencing and have direct access from the road.


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25 September 2016

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  • Berwick-upon-Tweed (10.0 mi)
Distances are straight line measurements from centre of postcode

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01670 630043 Local call rate

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