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6 bedroom terraced house for sale

Front Street, Tynemouth, Tyne and Wear

Offers in Region of £899,950

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Occupying an enviable plot in the heart of Tynemouth is the elegant Sonwil House. This impressive double fronted, six bedroom property provides 4,884 square footage of luxurious accommodation over four floors. Exuding grandeur with intricately carved sandstone exterior, turreted fascias, period fireplaces and stately high ceilings displaying wonderful elaborate plasterwork. The house has been beautifully restored by the current owner with truly inspiring attention to detail paid to the opulent aesthetics of Baroque styling. The palatial accommodation includes a reception hall with lavish crown mouldings and ceiling roses, Victorian tiled flooring and elegant split level staircase with decoratively carved balustrade giving it a magnificent regal air. Connecting from the hallway is three impressive reception rooms with leaded stained glass windows and beautifully ornate fireplaces, family breakfasting kitchen fitted with Eden oak cabinets, central island and quality built in appliances. there is a stunning period, full height cast iron cooking range fireplace which, along with the exposed beams creates a unique focal point and adds wonderful character to this homely dining area. The rear of the hall leads off to a cloakroom/WC and a cellar/games room. To the first floor landing the graceful staircase is a wonderful feature as it is encased by a vaulted glass atrium. There are four double bedrooms, two of which displaying decorative fireplaces. The master bedroom benefits from an en-suite bathroom with separate walk in shower and the large family bathroom has newly laid travertine stone tiling. An enclosed staircase connects to the second floor where there are two further double bedrooms within the roof space and another refurbished family bathroom. The property has gas central heating, lovely gardens and grand entrance with carved sandstone columns, window framing and mouldings to the front of the property. whilst to the rear there is an enclosed courtyard and seating area as well as a double garage. Sonwil House was built circa 1863 and the house retains an immense level of its historical integrity and this is only intensified by the quality of its surroundings. Tynemouth is a highly desirable village located at the mouth of the River Tyne on the North East Coast of England, with excellent road and rail links to the city of Newcastle. Prominent on the headland overlooking the river are the picturesque ruins of the Tynemouth Priory and Castle, dating back to the 11th Century. The village itself is now a conservation area mostly comprised of buildings from the 18th and 19th century. For Sport it has King Edwards Bay and Tynemouth Long Sands permitting a wide range of water sports, including surfing, sailing, jet ski and swimming, also bowling and golf at Tynemouth Golf Club. It has excellent schooling, the property itself sits adjacent to Kings School and offers a good selection of shops and restaurants.

Entrance Vestibule

With Victorian quarry tiled flooring, decorative crown mouldings and an internal panelled door with leaded stained glass top and side lights opening into the entrance hall.

Entrance Hall

A wonderful opulent welcome to the property with Victorian hand decorated floor tiles, elaborate plasterwork including ceiling rose and cornicing with intricate swallow detailing, stylish period panelling and beading, two radiators, elegant carved mahogany balustrade staircase with oak handrail to first floor landing and doors off to main rooms.

Drawing Room

20'10 x 15'10 into bay (6.35m x 4.83m into bay)

Enjoying a luminous southerly aspect from the bay window, stained glass top lights with a charming apple tree design. Beautiful Adam style marble fireplace, slate hearth and wrought iron surround to log burning effect Valour gas fire, picture rail, hollow carved cornicing and ceiling mouldings with intricate floral detailing, decorative ceiling rose, double radiator and wall lights.

Morning Room

17'8 x 14'6 into chimney recess (5.38m x 4.42m int

Feature cathedral window and leaded stained glass top lights with lovely maple leaf design, under sill panelling, picture rail, hollow carved cornicing and ceiling mouldings with intricate floral detailing, decorative ceiling rose, double radiator, deep skirting boards, wall lights, stripped pine floorboards, TV point, lavish marble Adam fireplace with carved balusters, bevelled chrome insert, open grate and slate hearth incorporating the coal burning effect gas fire.

Dining Room

18'3 x 15'8 (5.56m x 4.78m)

Showcasing three beautiful sash windows with shutters, offering views out to the rear courtyard and garden, high ceiling with lavish cornicing, decorative ceiling rose, double radiator, oak fireplace with decorative serpentine mantel, embellished with lattice and plaque carvings with marble inset and electric coal effect gas fire and stone hearth. A pannelled door connects to the rear lobby and on to the cloakroom/WC


Comprising low level WC, pedestal wash hand basin and leaded stained glass windows.

Kitchen And Breakfast Room

40'5 x 13'11 (12.32m x 4.24m)

Impressive family dining and entertaining area, with raised dais kitchen fitted with a range of Eden Oak wall and base units by Second Nature with a mixture of spear point and cup pull steel handles, subtle distressing of the woods finish along with a blend of exposed brickwork, elaborate carved mahogany corbels, beautiful painted wall mural of Historic Newcastle and wooden beamed sloping ceiling give a well loved and homely air to this fantastic family space. The cabinets have black granite worktops incorporating a French porcelain Belfast sink unit with drainer and mono bloc tap. There is a coordinating central island/breakfast bar with stylish rounded terminals, Quality built in appliances including a Hotpoint dishwasher, Indesit fridge and freezer, Stoves cooking range with double oven, grill, seven gas burning hobs and extractor hood above. There is concealed space for a washing machine. There are two double radiators, spotlights, under unit downlighters, large window overlooking the rear courtyard and garden. In the dining area there is a stunning black lead Emley & Sons Victorian cooking range with open fire, bread oven and warming plates, a unique focal point to the room. There is a TV point and patio doors opening onto the westerly facing courtyard and terrace. From the entrance to the breakfasting area a door leads to the cloaks cupboard.

Cellar/Games Room

16'11 x 12'11 (5.16m x 3.94m)

Fantastic additional living and recreational space with lighting, painted brickwork and door leading to a general store with wine racks.

First Floor Landing

With a spectacular vaulted glass atrium, decorative ceiling cornicing, door to storage cupboard and doors off to main rooms.

Master Bedroom

20'11 x 15'6 into bay (6.38m x 4.72m into bay)

With picture rail, hollow carved cornicing and ceiling mouldings with elaborate floral detailing, decorative ceiling rose, double radiator, telephone point, fireplace surrounding marble insert and hearth and large bay window providing a magnificent vantage point over the adjacent park.

Master En-Suite

Comprising large white bath with bath mounted pillar tap, shower attachment and porcelain handles, low level WC, Old England style pedestal wash basin with mirror above, double shower cubicle with Showerlux unit, radiator, complimenting tiling, coving to ceiling and wonderful sash window

Bedroom Two

17'7 x 12'0 (5.36m x 3.66m)

Two period sash windows overlooking the scenic park to the front elevation, picture rail, ceiling cornice detailing, double radiator, feature oak fireplace with under mantel carved detail, bevelled corbels and marble effect insert.

Bedroom Three

15'6 x 11'5 (4.72m x 3.48m)

With lovely sash window overlooking the rear courtyard and garden area, regal high ceiling with decorative cornicing , picture rail and double radiator. There are double doors to a large walk-in wardrobe offering great scope for conversion into an en-suite.

Bedroom Four

13'6 x 13'3 (4.11m x 4.04m)

Fitted wall display shelving, radiator and original sash window overlooking the rear courtyard and garden.

Family Bathroom

Travertine stone tiled flooring and walls to half height, two Old England style pedestal wash basins, large heritage bath with brass bath mounted pillar tap, shower attachment and porcelain handles, separate showerlux shower cubicle with Gainsborough shower unit, two radiators and shaver point.

Second Floor

An enclosed staircase leads to the second floor, giving access to the roof space above the skylight and providing ample storage.

Bedroom Five

19'0 x 14'8 into bay (5.79m x 4.47m into bay)

Unique dimensions with a T fall pitched roof, lovely original oriel bay window with coloured glass insertions and built in original cupboard.

Bedroom Six

19'8 x 11'5 (5.99m x 3.48m)

Currently used as an office but providing the property with a sixth bedroom, with original stripped pine floorboards and giving access to ample eaves storage space.


With sloping roof incorporating a Velux window, travertine tiled floors and one wall, heated towel rail, fitted heritage bath with brass bath mounted pillar tap, shower attachment and porcelain handles, Old England style pedestal wash basin and low level WC.


The property has resident and guest parking permit facilities, as well as a small town garden with flower and shrub borders to the front. Radial paving surround attractive palms and decorative wrought iron railings and hand rails lead you up to the feature entrance to the property with carved sandstone columns and pediment over the portico entrance. To the rear of the property there is a large enclosed courtyard and sitting area with herringbone bloc paving and stone slabs. There is a tall cherry blossom tree, climbing ivies and a variety of shrub and flower borders. The outside areas are wonderful sun traps in the summer months. There is also access to the rear detached double garage.

Detached Double Garage

19'9 x 15'7 (6.02m x 4.75m)

With up and over access door, florescent tube lighting, storage, fitted work bench, power points and cold water supply.

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02 December 2010

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