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Lauder Grange,Prospect Hill,Corbridge,NE45


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Lauder Grange lies less than a mile south of the popular, well located and increasingly salubrious village of Corbridge in the heart of the Tyne Valley. The Tyne Valley is ever popular for its blend of exceptional scenic beauty and accessibility.

Hexham, recently voted England’s favourite market town for its blend of heritage, amenities and welcoming charm, is a short drive (3.5 miles) to the west.

Whilst Lauder Grange is situated in a tranquil location, the A69 trunk road lies a short distance to the north which offers excellent dual carriageway access direct to the heart of Newcastle (about 20 miles) to the east. Newcastle International Airport is also similarly convenient being about 20 miles and rail transport from Corbridge Station is within walking distance and takes only 38 minutes to Newcastle Central Station.

Whilst the beauty of Northumberland is known to many, it remains a very special county in terms of scenery and leisure opportunities. There are first class race courses and golf courses. The rivers North and South Tyne have rarely provided better salmon returns than in recent years and the driven grouse, pheasant and partridge shooting in the county is world renowned.

First class schooling facilities exist with the nearby Mowden Hall Prep School. The Corbridge middle school has a good reputation and of course access to all the Newcastle schools is easy with the conveniently located Corbridge train station.

Walking, riding and mountain biking in the immediate vicinity are extremely pleasurable. There is a good network of footpaths and bridleway spreading south into the Dipton Woods.

A select number of ‘gentlemen’s’ residences were built on Prospect Hill overlooking the village of Corbridge and the Tyne Valley between 1850 and 1900. Lauder Grange was built in the 1870’s. It is because of the excellent outlook that in 1874 the hillside was given its name Prospect Hill. Since the area was ‘colonised’ by wealthy Newcastle businessmen, it has remained the domain of the captains of northeast industries because of the beauty of the area and the convenience of the location which allows people to live in the countryside, away from the hustle and bustle of city and office life.

Lauder Grange is a magnificent country house, built in a distinctive Victorian style with bay windows and the ground, first and second floor tower at the east end dominate the scene on approach. The house is constructed of locally hewn and hand tooled stone from the nearby ‘high level quarry’ which was owned in 1887 by Dickson and Co. Set in the hillside facing north across the Tyne Valley with spellbinding views across Corbridge towards the Roman wall, the property takes in uninterrupted views of some of the region’s best houses. The main façade of the house has three handsome bays with the two outer bays providing bays on the ground floor and gables. The inner bay has a distinctive triangular window on the ground floor.

Whilst the property consists principally of ground and first floor accommodation, there is an attractive reading room in the tower on the second floor.

The entrance to the estate is cleverly designed with the approach through impressive wrought iron gates, each flanked by an imposing stone pillar. From the gates the winding tarmacadam, tree lined drive rises up the hill to the parking area and front entrance. In front and to the north of the house is a beautiful landscaped garden which has been created by the vendor in recent years but has grown quickly to a stage of maturity through careful planting and design. These formal gardens and grounds are of very particular note and are considered to be one of the most significant attributes of the property. They have been likened to the Alnwick Gardens but on a smaller scale.

The interior has been renovated to a high standard of finish and provides extensive, modern, but traditional accommodation of superb quality. The unique charm and character of Lauder Grange is retained with features throughout the interior including heavy hardwood panelled doors, picture and dado rails and intricate cornicing and some very fine chimney pieces in the principal rooms.

Matching the quality of the accommodation are the modern services and facilities, including oil fired central heating and high speed broadband connection.

The property is ideally suited for those who enjoy the comforts of modern day living whilst living in large scale accommodation. The extensive internal accommodation is free flowing and centred on a tremendous inner hall.

Lauder Grange is connected to mains water, electricity, gas and drainage.

There are telephone lines and a high speed broadband connection is available.

Northumberland County Council

Freehold with vacant possession upon completion.

Vacant possession of the property is offered as a whole or in two separate lots by private treaty.

Viewings are strictly by appointment with Sanderson Young, rare! 0191 2233500

Prospective purchasers are advised to register their interest in writing with the joint sole selling agents following inspection so that they can be informed of when any closing date for best and final offers is fixed.

Any offer by a purchaser(s) who is resident outside the United Kingdom must be accompanied by the guarantee from the Bank that is acceptable to the seller.

Lauder Grange is Listed Grade II as a building of architectural or historical interest.

Only fixtures and fittings specifically mentioned in the particulars are included in the sale, otherwise any garden ornaments, curtains, carpets and other fixtures and fittings may be available subject to separate negotiation.

The sale is subject to all rights of support, public and private rights of way, water, light, drainage and other easements, quasi-easement and wayleaves, all or any other like rights, whether mentioned in these particulars or not.

Travelling from Newcastle, drive west on the A69 (in the Hexham direction). Leave the A69 and drive through the village of Corbridge, over the River Tyne and at the roundabout take the first exit. Drive past Corbridge Train Station and up the hill. Take the second right turn which is signposted Prospect Hill and Temperley Grange. The gates to Lauder Grange are shortly on the right hand side.

Corbridge 1.75 miles, Hexham 3.5 miles, Newcastle 20 miles, Newcastle Airport 20 miles

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