5 bedroom detached house for sale

West Thirston, Felton, Northumberland, NE65

£1,500,000

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SALMON FISHING, GREAT GARDENS & A TWO BEDROOM HOUSE FOR GRANNY TOO!

Pethfoot House is an amazing early 17th Century Grade II listed detached Northumberland “long house” developed from a 12th Century tower guarding Felton Bridge according to Pevsners Northumberland. It enjoys a secluded location in a pretty village centre with a frontage to the river Coquet and is located midway between Alnwick and Morpeth. The property has a fascinating history and we are pleased to confirm that this is the first time that it has been offered for sale on the open market for 50 years. This fine period residence is not only a great family home where children can explore and play in the natural and formal grounds but it also offers a wonderful opportunity for a keen gardener to put their own stamp on the already stunning gardens. There are many fine native trees in the grounds as well as fruit trees. In total the grounds extend to 2.403 acres.

If you are a keen angler then Pethfoot House comes with single bank fishing rights along a stretch of the river Coquet included in the sale. There are areas along the river that allow you to sit and enjoy the tranquillity and all the wildlife that the river has to offer. For the angler you will have the opportunity to catch salmon and sea trout which run up the river.

The proportions of this stunning stone built home are sure to appeal to those seeking a substantial family home. In the original part of the property you have a formal dining room featuring an inglenook fireplace that had been hidden for many years. It was uncovered by the current owner and is now the focal point of the room. Walking across the inner hall you come to the drawing room which is a well proportioned room ideal when entertaining guests and which also has an open fire. Also leading off the inner hall is a study and a ground floor shower room.

Linking the original 17th Century property to later additions is a rear hall leading to a well fitted kitchen with Aga. The kitchen has steps up to a long garden room which is glazed along its length offering great views of the grounds. From this relaxing room you enter a delightful sitting room with double French windows also taking in views of the grounds. Off this room is a conservatory providing the perfect place to observe the wildlife of the river and take in the change in seasons in the surrounding woodland.

Rising from the ground floor, an elegant staircase leads to a spacious landing. All the doors leading off both the hall and landing are ‘cross and bible’ doors believed to date back to the period following the conversion of the property from tower to long house. The landing leads to all the bedroom accommodation including a generous master bedroom with two windows overlooking the gardens and river. There are four further bedrooms and a family bathroom, the bathroom featuring an open fireplace with stone surround believed to date back to the 13th Century.

The sale also includes a second home, a detached self contained cottage known as The Coach House which was converted from a former garage/stable block and offers accommodation that will suit a dependent relative, visiting guests or would generate income from short or long term letting, subject to obtaining the relevant consents. As you enter the hallway, a cloakroom/wc leads off and you then get a real sense of space as you enter the sitting room with dining area. From there a glass panelled door opens onto a small balcony. Leading from the sitting room you enter a breakfasting kitchen which is well fitted with units and appliances and has a doorway leading to a lean-to sunroom. The first floor accommodates two bedrooms and a bathroom.

A pre-application enquiry was submitted to Northumberland County Council Building Conservation Department for a 2 bay hipped roof oak framed garage and this department’s stance on a future application is “Building Conservation is supportive and would welcome an application for planning permission to include the submission of a brief Heritage Statement as required.

West Thirston is a small hamlet sitting on the south side of the river Coquet just one mile from the A1 linking to Morpeth and Newcastle to the south and Alnwick and Berwick Upon Tweed to the north. The A1 offers connections to the A69 linking to the west of the Country and the A19 providing an alternative route south. Newcastle International Airport is a 26 mile drive. Alnmouth (10 miles) or Morpeth (12 miles) train stations provide main line services to Edinburgh, Newcastle and London Kings Cross.

The stunning coastline of Northumberland is easily accessible. You are not far from the Marina at Amble and the famous castles running north from Warkworth to take in Dunstanburgh, Bamburgh and Holy Island. Links golf courses abound.

Within the adjoining villages of West Thirston and Felton are the Northumberland Arms boasting a Masterchef finalist chef, and the Running Fox which is a country style café and celebrated purveyor of artisan breads and more besides.

Pethfoot is a Northumberland gem and its new owner will delight in all of the treasures this 17th Century house still offers today. In order to appreciate all that this property has to offer you really must come and view – we are sure that you will not be disappointed.


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