5 bedroom detached house for saleWidehaugh House, Corbridge Road, Hexham, Northumberland, NE46
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Full descriptionWidehaugh House is situated on the northern boundary of the A695, which is known locally as the Corbridge Road running from Hexham into Corbridge.
The property was purchased by the current owner in 2001 and since that time has been extensively refurbished, renovated and improved. The old farmhouse included external steadings and barns which have now been successfully converted into beautiful living accommodation. The property dates back many hundreds of years and has a variety of styles, ceiling heights and features. The contemporary wings of the house contrast very well with period styling.
The property is surrounded by a very significant garden and total grounds that extend to around two acres, including a grass meadow, a maturing orchard, a kitchen garden and a children's garden area.
Widehaugh House has great style and character and the owners have very successfully used heritage paints to complement the old stonework and pitched slate roof.
The large courtyard and block paved terrace lies adjacent to a stone built triple garage and a productive greenhouse at the rear.
The reception hall leads on to the dining room and from the rear connects to the gardens, a utility & laundry room and a cloakroom/wc. The dining room is a great feature of the house and is part of the original old farmhouse. It has an inglenook fireplace and leads on to a sitting room, which also has a fireplace and enjoys window views over the gardens.
The study connects from the hall and links through to the old barn, which has been converted into a large drawing room and has three sets of folding doors leading out onto the terrace.
The kitchen is to the south and east of the property and is a light and airy room with glazed roof and doors onto the gardens. It is well equipped with wood cabinets, built-in appliances and a gas fired Aga. It leads on to its own walk-in pantry.
To the first floor of the house there are five bedrooms. The master bedroom suite is substantial, with a dressing room and luxury en-suite bathroom. Two of the remaining bedrooms are set into the old barn and have exposed roofing timbers. The guest bedroom has an en-suite shower room. There is also a fifth double bedroom and a family bathroom/wc.
The property has gas radiator central heating, double glazing to the majority of the windows, private water supply and private drainage.
Widehaugh House is a charming property, close by to the market town of Hexham with its Abbey, well respected schools and excellent shopping. Corbridge is near by and has the best reputation within the Tyne Valley for outstanding public inns, restaurants and shopping facilities. The train service that links Corbridge and Hexham provides easy accessibility into Tyneside, as does the A69.
This is a lovely home with great style and character and enjoying fabulous views of the countryside.
Viewing is strongly recommended.
The property comprises:
Access is to the front of the property where there is a panelled and partially glazed door leading into the:
With two single panelled radiators.
The hall opens up and leads into the:
DINING ROOM (front facing)
15'1 x 15'8 (4.61m x 4.78m)
With fabulous old wood floor, sash window to the front overlooking the gardens, stone inglenook fireplace with recess stone hearth and open grate and double panelled radiator.
A door beneath the stairs gives access to:
Comprising close coupled wc, wash hand basin with storage cupboard and cloak pegs.
Panelled and glazed double doors lead from the dining room to the:
SITTING ROOM (east & south facing)
15'2 x 18'2 (4.62m x 5.53m)
Enjoying lovely views over the surrounding countryside from its sash style double glazed windows and the glazed door onto the gardens. The room has two double panelled radiators, wall lighting, fireplace recess with brick surround, stone hearth and coal burning stove, TV aerial point, telephone point, access into the roof void, infra red alarm sensor and general store cupboard.
Returning to the dining room, a panelled and glazed door leads onto the original hall of the farmhouse with a panelled door to the northern elevation, two single panelled radiators and stairs leading to the first floor above.
A glazed and panelled door links to the:
STUDY (south & north facing)
15'10 x 15'2 (4.82m x 4.62m)
With stripped wood flooring, stone fireplace surround and hearth to open fire, arched display to one side of the chimney breast with shelving and storage space, two double panelled radiators, wall lighting and infra red alarm sensor.
A panelled door leads from the study to the:
DRAWING ROOM (south facing)
30'8 x 14'3 (9.36m x 4.34m)
A stunning contemporary room converted from the old barn, with three sets of glazed folding doors giving an uninterrupted view of the terrace and surrounding countryside. The room has limestone flooring, spotlighting to the ceiling, contrasting emulsion decoration, contemporary wall hung radiators, wall lighting, store cupboard housing the gas meter, dimmer switch light controls and underfloor heating.
Returning to the original reception hall, a passageway with storage cupboards, burglar alarm control panel and spotlighting leads on to the:
KITCHEN (south & east facing)
28'0 x 18'11 (8.55m x 5.76m)
A large open entertainment area which divides into kitchen, family room and breakfasting area. It enjoys tremendous natural light from its glazed apex roof and tall windows and doors which lead out onto the eastern and southerly facing gardens. The room has fabulous slate flooring, contrasting emulsion decoration to the walls, two double panelled radiators, spotlighting, telephone point and a window aspect to the west.
The kitchen is well equipped with a range of wood fronted base, wall and drawer cabinets, with granite style worktop surfaces incorporating a double Belfast sink unit, built-in plate racks, wine racks and display cabinets. The focal point of the kitchen is the gas fired Aga with two ovens and two hot plates. The central curved island unit has a fitted butcher's block, as well as a built-in Siemens refrigerator, dishwasher and stainless steel fronted oven with four ring gas hob above and a microwave oven.
Leading from the kitchen a door connects to a walk-in pantry with storage shelving and plumbing for an American refrigerator/freezer (the current refrigerator could be made available subject to separate negotiation).
The rear of the reception hall has a door leading out onto the east facing garden, as well as connecting to the:
UTILITY & LAUNDRY ROOM
7'6 x 9'8 (2.28m x 2.96m)
With double Belfast sink unit, fitted base, wall and drawer cupboards with wood worktop surfaces, space for a washing machine, spotlighting and single panelled radiator.
Returning to the original entrance hall of the farmhouse, the wide tread staircase leads up to the:
FIRST FLOOR LANDING
With two double panelled radiators and windows overlooking the south elevation.
MASTER BEDROOM (rear & east facing)
18'11 x 12'5 (5.77m x 3.79m)
Enjoying window views overlooking the gardens and countryside, attractive decoration, two double panelled radiators and access into the roof void.
With free standing furniture, double panelled radiator, window views to the west and access into the roof void.
Luxuriously appointed with roll top bath with side mounted tap, double shower cubicle with wet panelled walls and glass screen access door, bidet unit, close coupled wc, extra wide contemporary wall hung wash basin set into a half wall height plinth, fitted mirror and shaver socket, double panelled radiator, beautiful tiling to the floor, spotlighting and window views to the south.
BEDROOM TWO (front facing)
12'3 x 15'3 (3.74m x 4.64m)
With double panelled radiator, fitted pine storage shelves, brick recess with stone hearth and stone surrounds and built-in double wardrobe with store cupboard and hanging rail space.
EN-SUITE SHOWER ROOM
With white three piece Roca suite comprising close coupled wc, pedestal wash hand basin, shower cubicle with wet panelled walls and glazed screen access door, tiled flooring, half wall height tiling, double panelled radiator and spotlighting.
Adjacent to bedroom two a door leads to an airing cupboard housing the Santon Premier Plus high capacity, quick recovery hot water cylinder.
BEDROOM THREE (front facing)
13'8 x 11'7 (4.18m x 3.54m)
Currently used as a study, with stripped wood floor, stone fireplace surround with brick recess and stone hearth, built-in store cupboard, single panelled radiator, fitted storage shelving and access into the roof void.
BEDROOM FOUR (front facing)
13'1 x 11'6 (3.99m x 3.52m)
With exposed roofing timbers and trusses, spotlighting, sash window to the front elevation and single panelled radiator.
BEDROOM FIVE (front facing)
8'9 x 17'11 (2.67m x 5.47m)
With exposed roofing timbers and trusses, built in wardrobe and double panelled radiator.
With white three piece suite comprising tiled panelled bath with side mounted shower unit, pedestal wash hand basin, close coupled wc, half wall height tiling, single panelled radiator, spotlighting and Expelair unit.
Access into the property leads from the side of the house into the rear, where there is a block paved courtyard and parking area for many cars.
DETACHED TRIPLE GARAGE
30'0 x 17'10 (9.14m x 5.45m)
Under a pitched slate roof with three sets of double doors set into an archway leading into the garage space. The garage has excellent storage space into the eaves, fluorescent tube lighting, alarm system and Belfast sink unit with hot and cold water supply.
To the rear of the garage there is a timber constructed greenhouse under a pitched glazed roof, with Belfast sink, cold water supply and power supply.
An access path leads to an adjacent paddock and grazing meadow, as well as the maturing orchard, which has a variety of apple, cherry and damson trees. The raised up railway sleeper beds provide excellent kitchen garden use.
The total gardens and grounds that surround Widehaugh House extend to approximately two acres.
The large grazing meadow has a fence boundary and is set to grass, with a number of maturing trees.
Close by to the house is a timber constructed summerhouse which has its own private terrace and provides a beautiful area for summer evenings to enjoy the westerly facing sunshine.
The principal gardens are situated to the eastern elevation of the property, with a stone wall boundary in part. The foreground of the house has pebbled paths and walkways, as well as a stone terrace and patio surrounded by colourful borders and herbaceous shrubs. The garden features box hedging, an open lawned area and a variety of soft berries including raspberries, redcurrants and gooseberries.
The private water supply to the property is available to the grass meadow, which is also the location of the sceptic tank.
The northern boundary is delineated with hedge and maturing trees, giving good screening.
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