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Old Post Office, Little Bavington, Northumberland

Guide Price £425,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Period Former Post Office
  • Well-Presented Accommodation
  • Charm and Character
  • Rural yet Convenient Location

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Accommodation in Brief
Entrance Hall | Kitchen/Breakfast Room | Sitting Room | Dining Room | Utility Room | WC | Master Bedroom | Four Further Bedrooms | Bathroom

Parking | Double Garage | Garden

The Property
The Old Post Office is a delightful, period property situated in the hamlet of Little Bavington which lies amidst glorious Northumbrian countryside yet within easy reach of a number of villages, market towns and Ponteland. The property has been well maintained by the current owners and offers charming and flexible accommodation with an abundance of period features including panelled doors and exposed beams. The original property was the Post Office and Village Shop until the end of World War II when it was converted into a residential dwelling and has since been extended to provide additional living space.

The front door leads into a bright front hall with the main reception rooms located to either side. The sitting room is generously proportioned, has large windows to the front and side, exposed ceiling beams and a stone inglenook fireplace housing a multi-fuel stove. The dining room, which also has a window offering views of the front garden, provides an ideal formal entertaining area and has display alcoves, exposed beams and a charming serving hatch from the kitchen. The spacious kitchen/breakfast room, located to the rear of the property, enjoys splendid views over open countryside. The kitchen is fitted with a range of bespoke pine units with ash work surfaces, double under-mounted sinks with granite drainer, oil-fired two-oven AGA and separate gas hob, integrated dishwasher, fridge and freezer. There is ample space for a dining table and chairs and two windows offer views over the rear courtyard parking area and open countryside beyond. Off the rear hall, which has a door to the rear courtyard, there is a utility/store room which is plumbed for a washing machine and houses the boiler. A downstairs cloakroom with wash hand basin, WC and Amtico flooring completes the ground floor accommodation.

Stairs from the hall lead up to the spacious first floor landing which gives access to the bedroom and bathroom accommodation. The dual-aspect master bedroom, which enjoys elevated views of both the front garden and open countryside, has a shower cubicle and wash hand basin set in a vanity unit; this could easily be converted to provide a full en-suite. Two of the four additional bedrooms, one of which is currently used as a dressing room/study, are located to the front of the house with views over the garden. The two double bedrooms to the rear of the house enjoy glorious elevated views over open countryside; one of these bedrooms benefits from a wash hand basin. The bedrooms are served by a bathroom with bath, separate shower, wash hand basin, WC and airing cupboard.

Externally
The Old Post Office is approached from the road through an entrance that leads to a gravelled parking and turning area to the rear of the property. The rear parking area has a mature beech hedge, some boundary walling, attractive border planting and a log store.

To the front of the house there is a generous enclosed garden on two levels with a flagstone terrace adjacent to the house that offers a delightful seating area from which to enjoy the garden and its variety of border planting, established shrubs and trees. The substantial lawned area, has mature boundary hedging that provides both privacy and shelter. At the bottom of the garden there is a detached, timber double garage (5.42m x 4.83m), which benefits from power and light; the garage is accessed via the driveway to Bavington Hall.

Local Information
Little Bavington is a small hamlet in a rural location yet just a few miles north of Corbridge and within easy reach of other villages and market towns. The area offers an excellent alternative to city life, giving an opportunity to enjoy the rural situation with good accessibility to city and business centres. For the outdoor enthusiast the beautiful surrounding Northumberland countryside offers stunning views and excellent walks. Nearby Corbridge offers a wide variety of local amenities including a range of artisan shops, a renowned delicatessen, supermarket, restaurants, inns, doctors' and dentists' surgeries, community services and a garage, while Matfen Hall offers excellent leisure facilities including spa, gym, golf courses and driving range. The market town of Hexham provides further professional, retail and recreational services including a cinema, theatre, leisure centre and hospital while Newcastle city centre provides comprehensive cultural, educational, recreational and shopping facilities.

For schooling, there is a primary school in Belsay, while senior schooling is offered in Ponteland and Hexham. In addition, Mowden Hall Preparatory School just outside Corbridge provides private education from nursery up to 13 years, and there are several private day schools in Newcastle.

For the commuter, there are excellent road links east and west to Newcastle and Carlisle, with onward access to the A1 and M6 respectively. The rail station in Corbridge provides regular cross country services, which in turn link to other main line services to major UK cities. Newcastle International Airport is also very accessible.

Approximate Mileages
Belsay 8.4 miles | Corbridge 9.6 miles | Hexham 13.8 miles | Ponteland 15.3 miles | Newcastle International Airport 16.8 miles | Newcastle City Centre 23.8 miles

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01 June 2016

Nearest station

  • Hexham (9.4 mi)
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  • Hexham (9.4 mi)
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