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4 bedroom detached house for sale

Heighley Wood, Morpeth, Northumberland, NE61

Sold STC £850,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Private, secluded and very exclusive location
  • Mature and ancient semi-natural woodland extending to circa 41 acres
  • Well modernised in more recent years

Full description

REDUCED BY 100,000.

Heighley Wood was originally constructed in the early 1920's to a very high standard, for the local Rutherford family from Morpeth. The current owners bought the property in 1985 and since that time it has been further updated, renovated and extended. The house has a great deal of character and style, its architectural features reflect the 1920's building era and have been modernised with modern day quality.

Heighley Wood is a private, secluded and very exclusive location. It has a private driveway leading to its own private woodland, which is understood to extend to circa 41 acres and only has one other access to a local neighbour. The mature and ancient semi-natural woodland is utilised as a local pen for pheasant rearing and provides a lovely rural setting for this exclusive and unique family home.

The principal entrance to the property is from its southern elevation where glazed double doors lead from the fabulous south-facing patio terrace, into the original hall. This hallway is the focal point of the house and is a lovely warm reception to the property, branching off to the night passageway with its storage cupboards and also leading to principal reception rooms.

The dining room is to the front of property, with south-facing secondary glazed windows and a beautiful brick inglenook fireplace, with open grate solid fuel fire. A door leads into the drawing room, which has its own independent access from the reception hall. The drawing room combines the old sitting room and garden room as one, with south and west-facing aspects providing an abundance of natural light, with a superb barrel vaulted ceiling and a lovely feature fireplace.

To the rear of the bungalow there is a family breakfasting/day room, which connects through to a recently constructed Oakminster conservatory/orangery, which has been built to a very high standard with a fabulous glass lantern ceiling, beautiful tiling, under floor heating and superb aspect to the west.

The breakfasting/day room gives access to a recently refitted ground floor shower room/wc as well as the kitchen. The kitchen is situated to the rear and side of the property and is comprehensively equipped with maple wood cabinets by Newcastle Furniture Company, with Lakeland slate worktops, lovely tiling and built-in appliances.

Returning to the principal entrance hall, the master bedroom is to the southern elevation with a great aspect overlooking the gardens, and is extensively equipped and fitted with fabulous wardrobes to one wall. Bedroom two is an excellent double bedroom to the rear of the house, with side facing aspect, vanity wash basin, fitted wardrobes and storage cupboard. Bedroom three is a further double bedroom to the side elevation, with a lovely west-facing aspect over the gardens, vanity wash basin and extensive wardrobes. Bedroom four is to the rear of the property and is a single bedroom.

The main family bathroom has been refurbished in more recent years to include quality cabinets, good shower and a separate wc.

The night passageway provides access into the roof void with a pull down ladder. The roof void shows obvious and great potential for conversion, to create further storage space and bedrooms if required.

The property has the benefit of solar panelled heating, which gives a back-up tariff and feed-in rate to the energy running costs (providing an income of no less than 1,500 per annum).

Externally the property has extensive outbuildings and storage areas. The driveway leads up to a lovely courtyard, which connects in turn to a double garage, at the side of which is a garden store and garage for garden equipment, as well as a work shop area and as further general outbuildings. There is a beautiful timber summerhouse, which enjoys fabulous views to the south and west over the gardens.

The woodland is understood to extend to circa 41 acres. This excludes the 6 acres of formal gardens and grounds that surround the house itself, including a paddock immediately to the southern elevation of the formal gardens.

The formal gardens include lovely lawned areas with croquet lawn, ideal for families, as well as beautiful walk ways covered with mature rhododendrons and azaleas, as well as lovely climbing plants. The lawned gardens lie immediately to the south of the principal bungalow and are separated from the adjacent paddock by a Ha-ha. The view to the south and west is magical.

The house has the enjoyment of a walled garden, which includes a potting shed as well as a greenhouse. In front of the walled garden there is a timber constructed stable with three loose boxes and a large hay store.

Heighley Wood is a very special property with 2454 sq.ft of accommodation set in a magical location to the north and west of Morpeth, just off the dual carriageway and A1, which provides excellent links into Newcastle to the south.

The house has been well modernised in more recent years and has the potential to be an even larger house, especially within the roof void, all from further extensions if required.
This is a stunning property in a great location, for which viewing is strongly recommended.

The property has electricity, oil fuelled heating, water and drainage.


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