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Halton Grange, Wall, Hexham

Withdrawn from Market £3,250,000

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Halton Grange was constructed in 1913 and was purchased by the current owners in 2008. It provides one of the most stunning country homes we have had the pleasure of marketing in the Tyne Valley.  In recent times the house has been extensively renovated with considerable time spent working with national and regional suppliers to create one of the most impressive homes within the region.  The property has been extensively remodelled, refurbished and improved to create this magnificent large family house.

Wall is a beautiful village in the county of Northumberland which enjoys good accessibility to the nearby market town of Hexham, as well as the very popular village of Corbridge.  The Military Road and the A69 link Wall into Newcastle, with its International Airport and its large city support functions.  There is also a rail connection close by, giving good access into Newcastle.

The house itself is situated in impressive gardens and grounds, which extend to 12.5 acres, including two grazing paddocks.  The views to the west overlooking surrounding countryside are stunning and the open grounds will easily accommodate a helicopter, as well as having the magnificent gardens and private sitting areas, its water feature and pond, its all weather tennis court, its orchard and its formal gardens.

There are an extensive arrangement of stables, a professional workshop and outbuildings.

The house itself has dramatically altered since 2004, when a very substantial leisure suite was added to the main home, connecting via a games room and involving the restoration and refurbishment of the old garage house and Halton Grange Cottage.  The cottage includes a one bedroomed annexe apartment with a fully integrated and well fitted kitchen, a shower room and a lounge.  It is ideal for independent relatives and live in staff.

The main house has a very high standard of interior design, supported by New England Interiors of Gosforth, using simple colours and shades to complement the beautiful lighting within the rooms.  

The double glazed windows have lovely views over the surrounding gardens.

The entrance hall has a super fireplace and snug area; it leads to a garden room and conservatory.  The three formal reception rooms include a drawing room, sitting room and dining room, all impeccably presented, the latter having handmade craftsman furniture by Edwin Loxley of Nottingham.

The kitchen/breakfasting room is magnificent.  Influenced by a Perthshire designer and supplied by Mark Wilkinson, of national reputation, this hand painted cream kitchen is stunning.  It has black granite worktops and fabulous built-in appliances supplied by Miele and Gaggenau, as well as a four oven aga.  The kitchen is divided between a breakfasting area and the family living area, which are all fully integrated and fitted with dresser, cabinets and furniture, as well as glazed doors leading out onto the western facing courtyard and gardens.

The laundry room has six built-in freezers and two walk-in cold rooms; one being a pantry, the other a wine store, and both being thermostatically controlled.

The games room links the main house to the leisure suite and also has a travertine stone floor with storage space and access to the east and west of the house.

At first floor level a large landing and professionally fitted study by Newcastle Furniture Company connect to five bedrooms, all of which have handmade furniture and fabulous views over the private grounds.  The master bedroom has a stunning bathroom/wc with roll top bath and double shower.  The four remaining bedrooms have access to two bathrooms, both of an extremely high standard; the second bathroom having a magnificent oval bath, as well as a double shower.

The leisure suite provides one of the finest that we have viewed in the north of England.  It is a very large room, constructed by a specialist architect.  The pool itself extends to 39’6 x 17’3 with an infinity style look, Greek stone floors, electrically operated cover and a semi circular Jacuzzi set to the side.  This very large entertainment room, with recreation and gymnasium area leads to professional changing rooms, which in turn lead to a Jacuzzi steam room, shower, solarium and separate cloakroom/wc.

Above the leisure suite is a first floor mezzanine and cocktail bar with professionally fitted kitchen and lounge area.  The whole of this room is quite magnificent, with electrically operated Velux windows, state of the art air circulation and heating controls and outstanding lighting.

The outbuildings include a professional workshop, as well as the stable block and water recycling plant for the garden use.  The gardens have extensive water supply, power and lighting.

Halton Grange is a very special property and surely one of the finest homes in the north of England.  It is a rare find within a beautiful part of Northumberland, quite discreet and private, yet with a luxury rarely seen outside of the city of London.

The property comprises:
Access into Halton Grange is very impressive, with beautiful wrought iron electric gates, leading through to the open courtyard.  The principal entrance to the house is to the eastern elevation, with a sheltered portico and panelled door leading through to the entrance vestibule with burglar alarm control panel, Lutron lighting switch and external lighting control panel.  An internal glazed door leads through to the:

16’0 x 14’0 (4.878m x 4.26m) which opens to provide a family snug area.  
This is the central focal point of the house and has a very pleasant aspect to the south overlooking its gardens.  The main feature is a Minster stone fireplace, surround hearth and mantle with an open flue and grate for solid fuel fires.  The hall and passageway have two period style cast iron radiators with ornate carving details.  There is good natural lighting, picture rail, cornicing and infra red alarm sensor.  A door beneath the stairs connects to a:

With white two piece suite comprising close coupled wc with concealed cistern, contemporary wash basin with granite surrounds, chrome heated towel rail, shelving and Expelair unit.

The hall has five doors leading off to principal accommodation:

18’8 x 19’8 (5.468m x 5.997m)
This is a very pleasant room which has replacement double glazed windows, double doors onto the terrace and gardens and a lovely open panoramic aspect.  The travertine floor tiles complement the room well and there are two central heating radiators, exposed roofing timbers, internal telephone system and telephone point, infra red alarm system and power points.

DRAWING ROOM (south facing)
20’1 into the bay window x 16’0 (6.127m x 4.875m)
A very elegant room with good natural light from the south facing rectangular bay window with replacement double glazed windows overlooking the terrace and gardens.  The room is tastefully decorated with lovely painted panelling beneath the windows, two period style cast iron radiators, beautiful large Minster stone fireplace with surround hearth, mantle and open fire grate for sold fuel fires, TV aerial point, picture rail, cornicing, ceiling rose, dimmer switch lighting and infra red alarm sensor.

SITTING ROOM (south & west facing)
20’2 into the bay window x 16’0 (6.144m x 4.878m)
This is a very light and bright room which has a superb aspect over the gardens to the south and west, with large windows and a glazed door leading out onto the courtyard and terrace.  The room has attractive decoration with simple light colours, cornicing, picture rail detailing and ceiling rose. The focal point of the room is the Adam style fireplace with granite hearth and open insert and grate for solid fuel fires.  Further features include deep skirting boards, two period style cast iron radiators, telephone point, TV aerial point, dimmer switch lighting and infra red alarm sensor.

DINING ROOM (east facing)
21’10 x 11’3 (6.66m x 3.42m) plus 13’9 x 8’1 (4.196m x 2.475m)
This is a very elegant room which has been extensively equipped and fitted by nationally renowned suppliers Edwin Loxley of Notthingham.  It has a beautiful arrangement of handmade cabinets, including panelling work that surrounds the walls.  The cream finish is very tasteful and the room includes a number of bookshelves, as well as glazed fronted display cabinets with concealed illumination.  The fireplace to the chimney breast is impressive, with a large open grate, flue and granite hearth.  There is a central heating radiator with a lattice fronted cover and lovely windows to the east overlooking the courtyard and approach to the house.  Further features include Lutron lighting, telephone point, a number of power points, infra red alarm sensor and three stunning chandeliers that may be available subject to separate negotiation.  A glazed door leads from the dining room to the kitchen.

46’7 x 12’10 (14.183m x 3.912m)
This is a magnificent addition to the house, which was constructed in 2004 and is equipped with an outstanding arrangement of handmade cabinets and furniture supplied by Mark Wilkinson.  The kitchen divides into three separate areas including a preparation kitchen, a breakfast dining area and a family lounge.  It has outstanding natural light from the windows overlooking the western courtyard, as well as the eight electrically operated Velux windows set into the roof pitch.  There is under-floor heating to the travertine floor.  The cream fronts to the cabinets contrast very well with the black granite worktops and the wood furniture.  The kitchen is extensively supplied with beautiful appliances, including a Franke stainless steel double sink with separate vegetable drainer and a Zip hot and cold water tap and drainer, as well as a circular refuse bin.   The built-in appliances include two Fisher & Paykel pull-out dishwasher drawers, a sub zero high capacity ice maker, a corner walk-in refrigerator, a Miele cafeteria, a Miele refrigerator, a Miele warming plate and a Miele ceramic four ring hob.  The remaining appliances are supplied by Gaggenau and include a large fan assisted electric oven, steam oven and a microwave oven, as well as a deep fat fryer, griddle and electric induction hob.  The oil fired four oven aga, has two plates, separate side griddle, extractor hood and lighting.  It is set into a beautiful chimney breast with granite worktop surrounds.  

The lighting throughout the whole of the room is magnificent, with a tremendous number of spotlights to the ceiling, as well as individual suspended spots above the griddle and hob.  The room has concealed lighting above the wall cabinets, telephone and TV points and infra red alarm sensor.  It is professionally fitted with a sound system and has concealed speakers above the wall cabinets.

To the centre of the room there is a breakfasting area with an oval shaped table and matching seats, which may be available subject to separate negotiation.  There is a dresser unit finished in ivory with glazed display and open shelving.

To the lounge area there are further built-in store cupboards with drawer units and bookshelves, as well as wiring for audio and TV appliances.  The beautiful spotlighting continues to be a feature and there is Lutron lighting for mood setting.  Glazed doors lead out onto the courtyard and western terrace and there is also an access through to the dining area.  It is a stunning area, ideal for day to day use.

Leading from the kitchen a glazed door connects to the:

16’1 x 11’5 (4.903m x 3.478m)
Continuing with same arrangement of high quality Mark Wilkinson furniture, providing extensive storage to this area.  They include a Belfast sink with granite worktops and spacing for a washing machine and tumble dryer.   The room has six AEG freezers, as well as hand designed cabinets for utility use, spotlighting set into the ceiling, laundry airer, two central heating radiators, travertine flooring and two doors leading to cooler rooms.  One of these rooms is a very large walk-in pantry and general store, fully lined and professionally cooled; the second is a wine storage.  Both are thermostatically controlled.

GAMES ROOM (east & west facing)
32’4 x 21’11 (9.827m x 6.68m)
This room effectively forms the link between the main house and the leisure wing, as well as its self contained apartment and garaging.  To the east there are double doors which lead onto the courtyard and main entrance to the house.  To the west there are glazed double doors leading out onto the western terrace and courtyard, with Velux windows above.  The room is finished with travertine floor tiles and has spotlighting to the ceiling, alarm control panel, telephone point and Lutron lighting.  There is under-floor heating to the travertine floor.

A room leads from the games room to a useful walk-in store cupboard and a second door to a large plant and boiler room accommodating the Worcester oil fired boiler for the annexe and self contained apartment.  It also accommodates the Boulter Buderus oil fired boiler for the main pool.  The remaining high capacity equipment is for the swimming pool.

Attached to the games room and accessed via a glazed door.

46’10 x 49’2 (14.252m x 14.984m)
This includes a very substantial recreation area and general lounge, with its own large windows and double doors leading out onto the south facing courtyard and terrace.   The room has been extensively designed and provides one of the most impressive leisure suites that we have seen in the north east of England.  Its architectural design was carried out by Jeremy Nebarro of Pool Design and includes Greek stone floors and skirting boards; simple cream painted walls and exposed ceilings, with tremendous natural light from the Velux windows.

The pool itself is magnificent; extending 39’6 x 17’3 (12m x 5.25m).  It was supplied by The Pool and Spa Company Ltd and has an infinity appearance with Greek stonework.  The cover is electrically operated and recedes into its own stone flooring.  The mosaic tiled insert has beautiful lighting, with steps leading down from the southern aspect of the pool.  The semi circular Jacuzzi is set to the side of the pool.

The whole room has beautiful wall lighting with up and down lighters, has electrically controlled Velux windows, under-floor heating and is climatically controlled with an air ventilation system, keeping a constant temperature.  Attractive coving conceals the Bose sound system.  The window views to the south and west give tremendous aspects over the courtyards and gardens.

With under-floor heating, wall mounted heated towel rails, spotlighting, cloak pegs, Suitmate, wall mounted mirrors and two separate changing cubicles.

With side jets, digital control temperature gauges, two separate seating areas and two separate massaging showers.

With a Tansun Symphony stand up tanning salon.

With wash hand basin, wc, store cupboards and drawer units with mirror above.

With professionally engineered equipment and fluorescent tube lighting.

An impressive staircase, finished in brushed steel with glass side panels, lead to the first floor gallery.

With professionally fitted kitchen finished with beautiful cabinets and drawer units, glazed display areas, granite worktop surfaces, stainless steel single drainer sink unit, built-in Miele freezer and Miele refrigerator and a Miele dishwasher.  Velux windows give tremendous views over the surrounding countryside and farmland.  It also has a bird’s eye view of the swimming pool and leisure area below.

Returning to the main house, the principal staircase leads up to the first floor.

Professionally equipped as a study and office  supplied by Newcastle Furniture Company, with beautiful solid oak cabinets, including base, wall and drawer units, as well as a large study desk with telephone point and wiring for computers.

The main landing has two single panelled radiators, cornicing, wallpaper decoration, period fireplace, infra red alarm sensor and windows overlooking the eastern elevation.

MASTER BEDROOM (south & west facing)
19’7 x 16’0 (5.986m x 4.886m)
A beautifully presented room with fabulous views overlooking the gardens to the south and west.  It is extensively equipped with beautiful handmade furniture from the Kitchen & Bathroom Studio.  The illuminated wardrobes conceal extensive storage and hanging rail space and there are further drawer units set into the window bay, as well as a lovely dresser unit with marble effect tops and wash basin.  Further features include two double panelled radiators, telephone point, spotlighting to the ceiling and Lutron lighting.

Very well equipped with a luxurious five piece suite including a feature roll top bath set into a marble effect surround with chrome mono bloc tap and handheld massage shower unit, double shower cubicle with side jets, close coupled wc with concealed cistern, bidet and wash basin with marbled surrounds, Lutron mood lighting.  The wall cabinets are very well fitted and provide a gentleman’s dressing area with mirror and shaving socket. Illuminated wardrobes provide extensive further storage. 

BEDROOM TWO (south & east)
19’3 x 15’11 (5.875m x 4.851m)
This bedroom is also very well equipped by the Kitchen & Bathroom Studio, with high quality bespoke furniture including illuminated wardrobes with hanging rail and shelf storage space and a lady’s dressing table with central vanity unit.  There is a period fireplace, built-in store cupboard, cornicing, ceiling coving, spotlighting, Lutron lighting, two double panelled radiators, TV aerial point, telephone point and fabulous views.

From the principal landing a small passageway leads to a linen store cupboard with central controls for the close circuit TV surveillance, alarm system and Panasonic telephone system.  There is also access into the roof void for storage.

Luxuriously appointed by the Kitchen & Bathroom Studio and comprising an oval wash basin set into vanity store cabinet with marble effect surrounds and mirror above, close coupled wc with concealed cistern, shaver socket concealed in further built-in cupboard, oval bath set into a marble effect top with chrome fittings and mirrored panels, double shower cubicle with marble effect seat and separate side jets, Lutron mood lighting, spotlighting, heated chrome towel rail and window overlooking the gardens. 

BEDROOM THREE (east facing)
12’4 x 11’10 (3.77m x 3.612m)
With wardrobe furniture supplied by Newcastle Furniture Company including a double wardrobe with dressing table with mirror above, separate store and wall cupboards, free standing storage drawer units, telephone point, TV aerial point, period fireplace and single panelled radiator.

BEDROOM FOUR (front east facing)
11’0 x 9’10 (3.35m x 2.99m)
With window overlooking front entrance and approach to the house, double wardrobe, fitted dressing table with drawer units and mirror above, double panelled radiator, telephone point and TV aerial.

BEDROOM FIVE (rear west facing)
15’1 x 9’11 (4.601m x 3.024m)
With lovely views overlooking the gardens and bedroom furniture supplied by Mowlem & Company, including wardrobes, drawer units and dressing table, double panelled radiator, telephone point and infra red alarm sensor.  One of the store cupboards conceals TV and audio storage.

With white three piece suite comprising close coupled wc with concealed cistern, wash hand basin and bath with quality shower unit which is thermostatically controlled with alternating water spray and dividing glazed screen.  The bathroom has wall store cupboards, Lutron lighting, heated chrome towel rail and shaver socket.

The second bathroom, bedroom four and the kitchen were designed by Callum Walker of Perth, who is a well renowned designer who assisted Mark Wilkinson with the interior design of certain rooms within this house.

Returning to the games room, a glazed door leads onto the annexe, which connects above the garage to provide a self contained apartment.  The annexe can have its own independent access from the eastern elevation of the games room, leading through the games room into its own hall.

With single panelled radiator and staircase leading to the:

With single panelled radiator, fabulous views and three doors leading to accommodation.

KITCHEN (south & west facing)
11’0 x 8’10 (3.351m x 2.696m) maximum measurements for an L shaped room
Equipped with a range of maple base, wall and drawer cabinets with chrome door furniture and granite styled worktop surfaces, incorporating a circular stainless steel sink with separate drainer and mono bloc tap, a Miele four ring ceramic hob with extractor hood above, a Miele microwave oven and a separate Miele single oven, as well as a built-in Miele refrigerator.  The worktops have attractive tiled surrounds with power points, spotlighting to the ceiling, double panelled radiator and a southern aspect and view over the courtyard.

With corner shower cubicle with alternating spray head to the Mira shower, pedestal wash hand basin, close coupled wc, ceramic tiled walls, heated chrome towel rail and spotlighting.

LOUNGE (north & east facing)
11’1 x 18’8 (3.378m x 5.708m)
A very pleasant lounge which has a good aspect and view over the gardens and grounds.  It has two double panelled radiators, a fireplace with marble insert and hearth and electric coal effect fire, ceiling coving, picture rail detailing, TV aerial point, telephone point, dimmer switch lighting and infra red alarm sensor.

BEDROOM (east & west facing)
18’1 x 11’3 (5.529m x 3.427m)
With Callum Walker bedroom furniture including wardrobes, storage cupboards and dressing table, two double panelled radiators, pleasant aspect over the gardens from the double glazed windows, telephone point and infra red alarm sensor.

The gardens and grounds that surround Halton Grange are extensive and total circa 12.5 acres, including the grazing paddocks.

The approach to the property is impressive and discreet, with electrically operated entrance gates set back from the stone boundary wall that leads from the village.  The gates have closed circuit TV surveillance and monitoring, as well as sensors which notify when visitors approach.

The gates lead to the main courtyard and red pebbled drive, with parking for many vehicles to the eastern elevation of the house.

18’5 x 10’8 plus 19’7 x 10’9 (5.6m x 3.262m plus 5.963m x 3.286m)
This comprises two single garages which have electrically operated up and over doors.  Garage two accommodates the central controls and electric circuit breaker panels for the electricity supply to the house, which is individually provided from a nearby supply.  The garage also has a second Boulter oil fired boiler, providing a back up support to the leisure suite.  The second garage also has electrically operated doors and two windows to the side, with an aspect to the north over the surrounding paddocks.  

The formal gardens to the east have external lantern lights, as well as up-stand lighting surrounding the gravelled courtyard.

Outbuildings surrounding the property include a boiler house, which provides a Boulter oil fired central heating boiler for central heating and domestic hot water to the house itself, as well as a separate Heatrae Sadia high capacity hot water tank. There is also hot and cold water supply and lighting.  A separate door leads to a refuse store which also accommodates the high capacity commercial pressurised pump system.

To the northern elevation there is a large oil fuel tank concealed in stone housing, a coal fuel house and a gardener’s wc.

The formal grounds are delightful and provide a number of private areas for family and recreational use.  To the eastern elevation, a stone path leads through the mature trees to an orchard, which is supplied with maturing apple, plum and pear trees with beautiful box hedging and beautifully manicured lawns.  All of the grounds have lighting, power supply and cold water supply.

To the south of this area a stone path leads to the pedestrian gate, which connects into the local village.

The formal lawned garden at the front southern elevation of the property is delightfully presented with striped lawns and very well stocked flower and shrub borders.  There is a stone terrace and path surrounding the property, with external lantern lighting and a number of mature conifers providing good screening and privacy.  Stone rockery beds with mature borders lead down to the sunken garden, which has a number of very pleasant sitting areas, as well as beautiful external lantern lights and stone pathways.  The flower beds are very well stocked.

A stone boundary wall with maturing ivy leads through a pathway to the eastern elevation of the house, where there are further lawned areas and delightful terraces.  This leads up to the kitchen garden, with vegetables and soft fruits.  There is also a very substantial greenhouse which has its own professional lighting, thermostatically controlled heating system and water supply.

The eastern gardens continue with box hedging, flower and shrub borders and external water and power supply.  It leads on through the square garden, modelled on a French parterre, to the open lawns which provide an ideal area for a helicopter landing pad, as well as enjoying magnificent views to the west over the surrounding Northumbrian countryside.  This area also has an all weather tennis court which lies adjacent to the water garden, with its substantial pond and circulating water leading through rockery beds and beautiful flower borders.  There are a number of mature trees set around the copse, with beautiful illuminated coloured lighting.

The open lawned gardens lie adjacent to the two grazing paddocks.  One is very substantial and lies to the west and north of the house and the separate smaller paddock adjoins the main village road to the north of the property.  This has its own vehicular access leading down to the north of the house and connecting to the stable yard.  The stables were rebuilt in recent times and comprise four loose boxes and include one foaling box.  They have their own power supply, water supply, lighting and telephone.

In addition to this there is a separate garden store shed, ideal for garden equipment and machinery.

Connecting the leisure suite to the workshop is a recycling water area which collects the rain water and distributes it back to the garden.  At the rear of the workshop there is a tack room for access to the stable yard.

26’8 x 23’5 (8.146m x 7.154m)
The workshop has been professionally constructed in timber with fluorescent tube lighting, its own separate store room and access into the eaves for further storage.  It has base and drawer store cupboards, as well as a number of power points and telephone point.

most impressive features of the garden is the outstanding central courtyard and terrace, which is located to the west of the kitchen and to the south of the leisure suite.  It has been professionally designed with magnificent local stone slabs, which were laid at considerable cost, with disabled ramps, separate steps and raised up stone retaining walls with beautiful lantern lighting.  The lighting that surrounds this area is fabulous and lies adjacent to the manicured box hedging, giving privacy and screening throughout the year. 

The property has mains electric and water services.


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