4 bedroom detached house for saleChurchwood House, Berwick-Upon-Tweed, Northumberland, TD15
Sold STC £650,000
- Magnificent country house with period features
- Private mature gardens overlooking open fields
- Four generous reception room and bedrooms
Full descriptionChurchwood House is a most impressive and unique detached family home, occupying a wonderful, mature and private garden site of over half an acre within Scremerston village and positioned with good road links to Berwick-upon-Tweed where there is a Main Line railway station connecting to Edinburgh, London's King Cross and Newcastle-upon-Tyne. The superb family home, built and designed by the current owners twelve years ago, occupies a beautiful mature plot next to St. Peters Church and the Old Vicarage in Scremerston.
Churchwood House has been developed over a number of years by the present owners with great attention to detail in the materials used, resulting in the home incorporating many different period features including reclaimed fireplaces, stained glass windows and doors, and French and marble floor tiles. The property has versatile accommodation over two floors and benefits from oil central heating, feature arched and sash windows, panel doors, and stripped wood floorboards.
Access to the house is through an arched front door, opening to an entrance hallway, with a tiled floor and panelled walls. There is an archway leads through in turn to the main reception hallway.
The reception hallway has a reclaimed Victorian staircase to the first floor accommodation, with stripped wood floorboards, and doors to the ground floor reception rooms and kitchen/breakfast room.
The drawing room is the principal reception room with dual aspect to the front and rear elevations, with an open fire with cast iron inset, marble hearth and timber mantelpiece surround, ceiling coving and rose, stripped wood flooring, and a door to the library.
The library has a fabulous vaulted ceiling with double height and is an impressive space which would make an ideal sitting room or home office, with shelving to one wall and stained glass double doors opening out to a large terrace with pergola.
The magnificent kitchen/breakfast room forms the heart of this family home, with the focal point being the four oven Aga. The kitchen has a number of attractive free standing units, French tiled flooring and double doors opening through to the garden room and an archway through to the family room.
The family room is a lovely snug space located off the kitchen, with a continuation of the French tiled flooring and a window overlooking the garden room. The impressive garden room, with stone flagged flooring, has doors to the loggia and kitchen garden.
The final door leads from the kitchen to a butler's pantry, which has a continuation of the French tiled flooring and a door that opens through to the generous pantry, a secret door back to the hallway, and another that links through to the dining room.
The dining room is a most impressive space with arched windows to both front and side elevations, with a double height beamed vaulted ceiling, stripped floorboards and leads through to the utility room which in turn leads to the cloakroom/wc.
On the first floor the galleried landing has a lovely light and airy feel and has a window towards the front elevation and access to the large loft with a drop down ladder.
The master bedroom is a generous suite with a window overlooking the garden and fields, stripped floorboards, a beautiful stained glass partition to the en-suite bathroom. The en-suite bathroom has a free standing roll top claw foot cast iron bath, bidet, wash hand basin, wc and part timber panelled walls and part tiled walls.
Bedrooms two and three are both double rooms with windows overlooking the gardens and fields, while bedroom four, also a double bedroom, has a dual aspect to both front and side elevations.
Finally, on the first floor there is a family bathroom with a three piece suite, comprising a free standing cast iron bath, wash hand basin, wc, a separate double shower cubicle with drench shower over and window towards the side elevation.
Externally, Churchwood House is approached via a gateway leading to a long gravelled driveway, leading through the mature trees adjacent to the Church and opening out to the front of the property to allow for ample parking and turning. The majority of the garden to the south and east elevations are laid to lawn, with a large patio with pergola, ideal for the summer months leading from the library, whilst at the front of the property paved patios with box hedging lead to the front door, framed by climbing wisteria. To the other side of the house is a kitchen garden with raised beds, an orchard and further lawns, while there is a range of outbuildings including boiler house, greenhouse, potting shed and two stores.
Scremerston has its own primary school and is within a mile of Northumberland's stunning coastline and is south of England's most northerly market town of Berwick-upon-Tweed. The beautiful market town with its stunning architecture and Elizabethan walls offers a wide range of local and national shopping facilities, three supermarkets, schooling for all ages and the private school of Longridge Towers. There are a number of sports clubs and leisure facilities, as well as theatre, public houses and restaurants.
Berwick is well serviced for commuting throughout the county, with a Main Line railway station that connects to both Edinburgh and Newcastle-upon-Tyne circa 45 mins and London 3 ½ hours. The A1 trunk road also provides good access both to the north and south.
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