8 bedroom character property for sale

Fenkle Street, TD15

Sold STC £875,000

Property Description

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The sale of Farne View House and Cottages offers an extremely rare opportunity to purchase a fine and historic house with two cottages on Lindisfarne. This Grade II listed house with origins in the seventeenth century has period features, wonderful views, private gardens and parking, and two spacious and well-appointed two bedroomed holiday cottages located on Fenkle Street in the centre of Lindisfarne on the picturesque 'Holy Island' just off the Northumbrian coast. The house and cottages are currently successfully let out as holiday properties with good repeat custom. The properties are in good condition throughout and have mature gardens. Farne View House could serve as either a wonderful family home with income producing cottages or as an investment in one of the north east's most popular tourist attractions.
Internally Farne View House has, on the ground floor, a well-proportioned kitchen diner, a large reception room and a lavatory, upstairs the house is currently arranged with a reception room and a master bedroom with ensuite shower room on the first floor and two further large bedrooms with outstanding views of the castle and Farne Islands and a family bathroom on the second floor. Both cottages have generous reception rooms with fireplaces, bright kitchens and upstairs, two double bedrooms and a bathroom. Farne Court Cottage has a courtyard garden while Farne View Cottage has its own private garden and wonderful views to the castle and Farne Islands beyond.

The Holy Island of Lindisfarne is an historic and picturesque island with a charming village with pubs and shops as well as the visitor attractions such as the ruined medieval Priory, founded by St Aidan and home of the world renowned Lindisfarne Gospels and the 16th century Castle. The island has a population of 180 permanent residents and the island's attractions are within an easy walk of the house and cottages. The island is accessed via a causeway with safe crossing dependent on the tides. The Holy Island road runs off the A1 which provides excellent access to the local, regional and national road network. The closest town is Berwick upon Tweed which has a comprehensive range of services, national and local retailers and supermarkets. The town has a mainline station offering regular services to Edinburgh and Newcastle as well as London and intervening stops. The area has much to offer with miles of coastline, sandy beaches and bays as well as vertiginous cliffs and lots of open country with both the Cheviot and Lammermuir Hills. The border region is rich in history with a good number of castles and historic buildings. Lindisfarne is a hugely popular base from which to explore the surrounding countryside.

Farne View House
Farne View House, which is believed to be one of the oldest houses on the island is a fine Georgian house fronting onto Fenkle Street. There is allocated parking over the road and a private garden with lawn and terraced seating area.
Solid wood front door
Entrance Hall
The front door opens into a hallway from which the reception rooms are accessed. The doors to the kitchen, reception and downstairs lavatory have an interesting ogee gothic top which adds huge charm and character to the hallway.
Lavatory
With lavatory and wash hand basin.

Reception Room 5.01m (16'5) x 4.78m (15'8)
This well proportioned reception room has sash windows to the front and a wonderful open fireplace at its heart. Other features include panelling below the dado rail and cornicing.

Kitchen Diner 5.09m (16'8) x 4.82m (15'9)
A further well proportioned room with ample space for large dining table and chairs. There is an open fire with wooden surround and mantelpiece over housing a log burner, a fitted kitchen with a range of storage units, a sink, an electric hob and oven with extractor over, plumbing for a dishwasher and washing machine and space for a fridge. Sash windows open to the front of the house and out to the rear over the courtyard garden. A door accesses a vestibule from which a further door leads out to the rear courtyard.
Stairs
Reception Room 5.74m (18'9) x 4.74m (15'7)
This bright reception room has windows front and back with outstanding views. There is a fireplace at one end and ample space for furniture. While currently a sitting room it could just as easily be used as a further double bedroom.

Master Bedroom 4.77m (15'7) x 4.19m (13'1)
With a fireplace and windows to the front this is a good sized room with space for a kingsize double bed and free standing furniture. A door leads to the en suite.
En suite
With a shower cubicle, a pedestal wash basin and a chromed heated towel rail.

Stairs lead to the top floor
Bathroom
With lavatory, wash basin and panel enclosed bath with shower over.

Double Bedroom 4.80m (15'1) x 5.80m (19'1)
This is a large eaved double bedroom with a dormer window to the rear which has stunning views out over the island, the castle and distant Farne Islands. There is a fireplace at one end and characterful exposed beams.

Double Bedroom 4.83m (15'10) x 4.63m (15'2)
This further bedroom is similar in size and character with equally far reaching views.

Outside
To the rear of the property is a terraced area from which steps lead down to a cellar which has three vaulted cellar rooms, ideal for storage.
To the front over Fenkle Street is a parking space and a delightful private garden.


Farne Court Cottage is a two double bedroom cottage quietly located in the courtyard to the rear of Farne View House. This well-appointed cottage has a good sized and comfortable reception room and a kitchen on the ground floor and upstairs, two double bedrooms and a bathroom.
Front Door
Reception Room 5.72m (18'1) x 5.17m (16'11)
This bright and spacious reception room has a fireplace which houses a Jotul log burner, and windows overlooking the courtyard garden. There is a storage cupboard under the stair.
Kitchen 3.11m (10') x 2.10m (7')
The kitchen has a range of fitted units, an electric cooker with extractor over, space for a washing machine and a stainless steel sink.
Stairs
Double Bedroom 3.19m (10') x 3.19m (10')
An eaved room with views into the courtyard.
Double Bedroom 4.26m (13'11) x 3.18m (10')
A further eaved double bedroom.
Bathroom
The bathroom has a panel enclosed bath, a shower cubicle, wash basin and lavatory. There is laminate flooring, fan heater and a velux window.

Courtyard Garden


Farne View Cottage is a further two double bedroom cottage, similarly well-appointed throughout. This cottage has a private garden to the rear, accessed from the courtyard and directly from the reception room. The principal bedroom has wonderful views out over the island, to the castle and to the distant Farne Islands.
Front door
Reception Room 5.34m (17'1) x 4.58m (15')
A bright room with newly installed log burner and door leading to a private garden at rear.

Kitchen 3.26m (10'1) x 2.79m (9')
The kitchen has a range of fitted units, a stainless steel sink with side drainer, electric cooker, plumbing for washing machine and space for a fridge freezer. There is a large under stair storage cupboard.

Stairs
Double Bedroom 3.67m (12') x 3.45m 11')
An eaved double bedroom.

Double Bedroom 3.82m (12'1) x 3.47m (11')
An eaved double bedroom with wonderful views of Lindisfarne Castle, the sea and the Farne Islands.

Bathroom
With free standing bath, shower cubicle, lavatory and wash basin.

Private Garden
The private garden at the rear is accessible from both the courtyard and the cottage. It is mainly laid to lawn with a decked seating area.

Services
The houses have mains water, electricity and drainage.
Heating and hot water is provided via night storage heaters and immersion tanks.

The house and cottages are rated for business purposes as 131 - Holiday Homes (self-catering) with a rateable value of 5700 per annum.
All viewings are to be accompanied and arranged through the agent, Edwin Thompson.




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