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5 bedroom detached house for sale

Whittingham, Alnwick

Withdrawn from Market £385,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Substantial Accommodation
  • Superb Location
  • Low Maintenance Outdoor Spaces
  • Historical Former Post Office
  • Period Features Throughout
  • Versatile Living Spaces

Full description

Deceptively Spacious CHARACTER COTTAGE Offering SUBSTANTIAL, VERSATILE ACCOMMODATION & FABULOUS OUTDOOR SPACES. This Family Home Perfectly Fuses MODERN FINISHES with PERIOD FEATURES, Providing a Luxurious Yet Homely Atmosphere. Multipurpose Spaces and 4/5 Bedrooms Make the Property an IDEAL FAMILY HOME or SECOND HOME Set in a STUNNING LOCATION.


Whittingham village in rural Northumberland is situated on the banks of the River Aln about 7.3 miles (12 km) west of the historic market town of Alnwick.
Alnwick offers a range of amenities including supermarkets, shops, public houses, restaurants, first middle and high schools, library, theatre, hospital, doctors, dentists and leisure facilities. The town also hosts a regular weekly market, monthly farmers' market and a wide range of events such as the International Music Festival, Food Festivals and Christmas Markets.

The nearest shops to Whittingham are in Glanton (a post office) and at Powburn.

Accommodation in Brief:

Ground Floor | Hallway | Master Bedroom | Lounge | Dining Room | Kitchen | Utility/Boot Room | Garden Room | Shower Room | Sitting Area | Bedroom with En Suite | Conservatory

First Floor Accessed from Two Separate Staircases | Three Double Bedrooms | Family Bathroom

Property Details:

Situated in an amazing location, we welcome to the market this period cottage, formerly the old village Post Office. With versatile living areas and sectional, low maintenance gardens and courtyards, this property would be a fabulous family home or second home, also being suitable for multigenerational living.

The property is a true hidden gem, dating back to the 1800’s and set over 1.5 floors, the upper level being accessed from two staircases at either side of the home.

On the approach to the property is a low maintenance gravel driveway, providing off street parking for two vehicles, and a stone flagged path leading up to the cottage.

Entering into a bright hallway, you find the first multiuse room which the current owners use as a ground floor master bedroom. This fabulously presented room benefits from an open fire in a cast iron surround, and high ceilings adding a wonderful ambience. A window to the front looks out over Whittingham green and the attractive court house.

The next room you arrive at is the lounge, which offers a dual aspect making a bright and sunny space. This room is brimming with original features and houses one of the staircases to the first floor. A fabulous double sided fireplace is fitted with a wood burning stove, and provides a stunning focal point to both the lounge and the adjacent dining room. The dining room is a fabulous entertaining space with elegant styling.

The kitchen is fitted in a farmhouse style, and has a range of wall and base units as well as granite and solid wood work surfaces. A racing green AGA offers six burners and three ovens, making this a great cooks kitchen. Spaces have been fitted for a dishwasher and fridge, and a stable door leads through to a separate utility room/boot room. In this space, there is plumbing and space for additional white goods as well as a shelved pantry. From this area you can also access a private paved courtyard, ideal for al fresco dining.

In this area there is also a garden room, with a UPVC door and glass panels as well as a Velux window flooding the area with natural light. Exposed beams in the ceiling add to the charming features, and a built in cupboard houses the floor standing oil boiler and acts as an airing cupboard. Access to the courtyard can also be gained from here. This courtyard is split level and provides a stunning suntrap, enclosed by beech hedging.

A stylish shower room is located in this area and is fitted with a large cubicle with electric shower, as well as a W.C and vanity unit with sink.
A further sitting area offers another multiuse space, and is graced with a stone carriage arch leading out to the garden room, and adding to the masses of character on offer in this cottage. This area lends itself perfectly to multi generational living or for use as a guest suite.

A spacious double bedroom, to the rear, houses the second staircase and also benefits from en suite facilities and built in storage. The en suite comprises of a walk in shower cubicle, wash basin and W.C, as well as a bidet and has both floor and wall tiling. The two eaves rooms above this bedroom ensure there is no wasted space in this property, and are used by the current owners as artist studios.

Lying to the opposite side, is a further bright double bedroom with a stunning carriage arch.

With views over the rear garden, the conservatory has French doors to both sides, bringing the outside in and making an appealing seating area.

Taking the stairs situated in the lounge to the first floor, you arrive on a central seating area. A double bedroom with vaulted ceiling is located on this level, and original stripped floorboards run throughout.

Off the other side of the seating area is a luxurious bathroom with a freestanding bath and tap and a spectacular Velux window above, offering sky views. The stylish suite also consists of W.C, wash basin and a separate shower cubicle, making a fabulously opulent space. The room also benefits from built in storage.

Externally, to the rear is a lovely established garden, mostly laid to lawn with cottage style planting and vegetable patches.

This property must be viewed internally to be appreciated, and we would recommend that you do this at your earliest convenience.

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Important Note:These particulars, whilst believed to be accurate, are set out as a general guideline and do not constitute any part of an offer or contract. Intending purchasers should not rely on them as statements of representation of fact, but must satisfy themselves by inspection or otherwise as to their accuracy. Please note that we have not tested any apparatus, equipment, fixtures, fittings or services including central heating and so cannot verify they are in working order or fit for their purpose. All floorplan measurements are approximate, not guaranteed to be drawn to scale and are for guidance only. If there is any point which is of particular importance to you, please contact us and we will try and clarify the position for you.

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22 December 2016


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