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Moore House, Whalton, Morpeth, Northumberland NE61


Property Description

Key features

  • A impressive home within the heart of Northumberland
  • Occupying a site including gardens and grounds of just under 2.5 acres
  • Beautiful architecture with beautiful Georgian features

Full description

The Moore House is a very impressive home within the heart of Northumberland with great accessibility throughout all prime transport links including the International Airport at Ponteland and via the railway stations in Newcastle and Morpeth linking into Edinburgh and Kings Cross.

Whalton is undoubtedly one of Northumberland's finest villages supporting its own local pub and restaurant. It has excellent access into the market town of Morpeth as well as Ponteland and Newcastle. The local school in Whalton is also of a particularly high grade and provides an excellent primary education for children nearby.

The Moore House is believed to have been originally constructed in the mid 18th Century and was formally a farmhouse within the heart of Whalton. It has, over the last 150 years altered and changed with different additions at varying times. It undoubtedly provides one of Whalton's finest detached stone houses within the centre of the village.

The property occupies a site including gardens and grounds of just under 2.5 acres. There are beautifully landscaped gardens principally to the rear of the house including a large pond and feature with over 200 fish and beautiful shrubs surrounding. There are superb stone terraces and private sitting areas as well as an internal courtyard.

To the rear, the gardens extend as lawned areas with mature orchard, a croquet lawn and a grazing paddock. There is also a kitchen garden with soft fruits, vegetables and orchard. The kitchen garden has an aluminium framed greenhouse and a potting shed.

There is a stone and timber range of outbuildings including three garages, two loose boxes and a tack room as well as a fourth garage and store. There are a further range of outbuildings surrounding the courtyard.

Moore House has very impressive architecture with beautiful Georgian features, evident to many parts of the house. The windows are fabulous and are supported by secondary glazed panels in many areas. The internal ceilings are beautiful with magnificent fireplaces to the principal reception rooms as well as lovely plaster cornicing.

The accommodation in The Moore House is very tasteful and homely with an entrance hall and original fireplace leading off to the sitting room at the front with beautiful fireplace and a dining room at the rear with a stunning bay window overlooking the garden. The drawing room to the front of the house links onto a conservatory as well as a swimming pool and a gallery above. To the rear there is a kitchen with oak cabinets leading onto its own breakfast room. The rear wing of the house accommodates a working office and study as well as a second conservatory built by Amdega.

To the first floor, the master bedroom has an en-suite dressing room with bathroom and a second storeroom. There are four further double bedrooms and two further bathrooms as well as the gallery above the swimming pool which provides a gymnasium area with a shower room and wc.

The property has oil central heating, close circuit TV surveillance camera alarm system and fine grounds with beautiful stone boundary walls. The grounds are accessed via electronically operated entrance gates.

Access is to the front southern elevation of the house with a lovely entrance veranda and beautiful panelled door which is part glazed leading through to the reception hall.

15'1x14'10 (4.597m x 4.507m)
This is an old oak parquet floor, the entrance hall has a fabulous stone original fireplace with a recessed grate and tiled hearth.

The hall has an archway leading through to the rear hall and entrance which connects onto the rear gardens and terrace.

The front hall leads off firstly to a family sitting room.

FAMILY SITTING ROOM (front and side facing)
19'8x19'1 (5.992m x 5.803m)
This is a very impressive room which has a small window looking onto the side elevation of the house and a lovely window to the front southern elevation overlooking the gardens with secondary glazing panels. There is a beautiful stone fireplace surround with brick insert and stone hearth and open grate log burning fire with hood.

DRAWING ROOM (front facing)
28'6x19'0 (8.964m x 5.79m)
This is a very light and bright room which has four sash windows with secondary panels overlooking the south facing gardens.

There are architrave panels to the walls, cornice detailing and a, fabulous marble fireplace. A glass door leads from the drawing room into the conservatory.

CONSERVATORY (front facing)
39'6x9'7 (12.042m x 2.929m)
With stone flooring and double glazed timber constructed, the conservatory is a beautiful addition to the house with views overlooking the garden. There are fitted blinds, three sets of double doors link onto the garden as well as there being two sets of double doors linking through to the swimming pool. The conservatory also has panelled and glazed doors connecting through to the garden room. It has stone flooring. There is a door linking through to the drawing room as well as access to a cloakroom/wc.

Northumberland NE61 3UX.
31'9x17'11 (9.676m x 5.454m)
The swimming pool has a de-humidifier unit as well as attractive wall lighting. There is a galleried recreation space above and a spiral staircase that links from the ground floor level.

10'5x12'2 (7.184m x 3.71m)
The pool itself is 4ft (1.21m) deep.
Returning to the entrance hall from the rear of the hall, access leads onto the dining room.

DINING ROOM (rear facing)
20'11x19'1 (6.382m into bay window x 5.826m)
This is a very tasteful Georgian dining room which has a beautiful bay window overlooking the landscaped gardens and the large pond. The room has deep skirting boards, picture rail, cornicing as well as a fabulous marble fireplace, marble hearth and open grate with elaborately detailed insert. The dining room also has a second door leading onto the service hatch and rear hall.

The last door connecting from the hall leads with two steps up to the kitchen. The kitchen has access into a large cloakroom.

There is good hanging rail space and separate wc with close coupled wc and pedestal wash hand basin.

KITCHEN (rear facing)
20'10x12'3 (6.34m x 3.727m)
The kitchen is fitted with a range of oak base, wall and drawer cabinets with oak trimmed worktop surfaces incorporating a double sink unit with monobloc tap, there is a built in Bosch split level double oven and Bosch electric four ring hob with an extractor hood above. There is also a Bosch dishwasher and a built-in refrigerator. The cabinets extend to provide good dresser space and storage with glazed display in parts. There is attractive tiled surrounds, lovely views overlooking the garden and an open archway leads from the kitchen through to the breakfasting room.

17'4x10'8 (5.29m x 3.261m)
The breakfasting room has a panelled and glazed door onto the internal courtyard with an aspect to the east of the house and from this room there is a glazed passageway which links and returns to the garden room and swimming pool area.

A panelled and glazed door links from the kitchen to the rear wing of the house which has its own separate entrance onto the gardens and there is door to a utility/laundry room.

11'0x6'5 (3.363m x 1.955m)
There is a stainless steel single drainer sink unit, fitted base, wall and drawer storage cupboards, spacing for washing machine and tumble-dryer with plumbing thereto.

STUDY/OFFICE (side and rear facing)
27'10x11'11 (8.497m x 3.639m)
Slightly narrowing to the rear where the room overlooks the internal courtyard as well as the beautiful gardens. There is a beautiful period fireplace with open grate and tiling. A glazed door links from the study to the rear conservatory.

CONSERVATORY (rear facing)
13'5x11'3 (4.084m x 3.415m)
The conservatory has superb views overlooking the gardens from its 270 degree angle and view including the large pond. There is quarry tiled flooring and double doors leading out onto the terrace.

Returning to the main hall, the elaborately detailed staircase with its painted wrought iron spindles and curved mahogany handrail leads up to the first floor landing where there is a stunning arched double height window having a beautiful view over the gardens and the water feature. The main landing has a single panelled radiator.

BEDROOM TWO (rear and side facing)
19'1x16'11 (5.828m x 5.158m)
There are a range of built in wardrobes and storage cupboards, the bedroom has lovely views over the gardens, attractive cornice, picture rail and dado rail.

BEDROOM THREE (front facing)
18'11x14'11 (5.765m x 4.556m)
The room has secondary glazing to the two sash windows overlooking the front gardens. There is a built in double wardrobe and cornicing as well as a second built in store cupboard.
The main wing of the landing then continues and connects onto the master bedroom.

MASTER BEDROOM (front facing)
19'8x19'1 (5.984m x 5.829m)
The master bedroom has a superb range of built in wardrobes and store cupboards, there are two secondary glazed sash windows overlooking the front south facing gardens. There is a door leading into the dressing room.

DRESSING ROOM (front facing)
14'10x11'7 (4.517m x 3.522m)
There is secondary glazing to the sash windows, one wall length has a comprehensive arrangement of built in wardrobes and store cupboards one of which conceals a door linking back onto the main landing. The master bedroom suite also has access onto its own en-suite bathroom/wc.

There is a large oval shaped bath with tiled surrounds and side mounted taps, close coupled wc with concealed cistern, bidet unit and his and her wash hand basins, store cupboards beneath with mirror above and shaver sockets. There is wall lighting and secondary glazing to the sash window. There is a door giving access to the second dressing room/airing cupboard.

There are two high capacity hot water cylinders which are fully lagged with storage shelving above, good hanging space and both tanks have immersion heater fittings.
The main landing also links off to bedroom four.

BEDROOM FOUR (rear facing)
14'4x13'7 (4.385m x 4.131m)
There is secondary glazing to the sash window, lovely views over the gardens, pedestal wash hand basin with mirror above and strip light and there is a built in store cupboard.

BATHROOM TWO (rear facing)
With a white three piece suite with large cast iron bath with tiled surround, pedestal wash hand basin and close coupled wc. Above the basin is a fitted mirror and shaver strip light, there is a separate corner shower cubicle and a single panelled radiator.

18'10x15'6 (5.747m x 4.729m)
Bedroom five leads from its own private landing into part of the rear wing of the house. There are delightful views from this bedroom overlooking the gardens at the rear. There are three windows which are secondary glazed, central heating radiator and there is a door to walk in storage cupboard/dressing area which has hanging rail space.

The passageway linking to the bedroom leads off to bathroom three.

With a four piece suite comprising panelled bath with tiled surround, close coupled wc, bidet and pedestal wash hand basin. Additionally there is a shaver socket, strip light above the basin, heated towel rail.

The landing then extends to the eastern wing of the house and connects onto the gallery above the swimming pool with a spiral staircase linking to the ground floor beneath. The gallery provides a good area for keeping fit as a gymnasium with excellent natural light. It leads off to a separate wc as well as a shower room with walk-in shower and basin.

The entrance into The Moore House is impressive with an electronically operated wrought iron gate set into beautiful stone pillars. The gravelled driveway leads to the western elevation of the property and curves to provide a number of car parking spaces for vehicles. The front garden has a great deal of privacy and is well sheltered from adjacent properties with its tall dry stone wall and mature evergreen trees and shrubs. The front
lawned garden has stone rose bed surrounds and the gardens are a very impressive feature of the house. There are halogen lights with infra-red sensors protecting the property as well as close circuit TV surveillance cameras watching a number of angles throughout the house and the approach.

To the side of the property there is a timber and stone constructed range of outbuildings and garages with a slate roof.

There are electronically operated roller access doors. The triple garage has excellent storage areas.

30'7x17'2 (9.329m x 5.228m)
The garage has florescent tube lighting, power supply, infra-red alarm sensors, there is a doorway through to the loosebox and tack room storage. There are two loose boxes and a further tack room and general storeroom. Additionally there is a Belfast sink, lighting and cold water supply. The side garage has double timber doors linking out onto the front courtyard with florescent tube lighting.

The Moore House stands in gardens and grounds that extend to just under 2.5 acres. The front courtyard and parking areas are separated from the formal gardens at the rear by a beautiful curved stone boundary wall with timber gate. There is a large rose and herbaceous border surrounding one side of the dry stone wall. The kitchen garden incorporates fruit and vegetables and a greenhouse and potting shed at the rear.

A tall and deep beech tree divides the first half of the gardens from the second which opens to a further lawned area, believed to have been the previous lawned tennis court. On one side, a small grazing paddock and to the other an orchard. The grounds are undoubtedly a very important feature of The Moore House. To the eastern elevation of the property there is a private courtyard which is surrounded by a number of stone buildings, a plant room for the swimming pool and an oil-fired boiler for the house and swimming pool. The plant room accommodates the oil fired boiler for the house as a swimming pool.

The property has mains electricity, water and drainage as well as oil and solid fuel central heating.


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