4 bedroom detached house for sale

Whitfield, Hexham, Northumberland

Guide Price £630,000

Property Description

Key features

  • 3 Reception rooms
  • Kitchen/dining room with larder
  • Utility room
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • Family bathroom and separate shower room
  • Garden with spectacular views
  • Detached cottage
  • American Barn stables & menage
  • Cattles sheds
  • Grazing land and woodland, about 44.4 acres

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

East Steel House is a traditional stone-built farmhouse of immense charm and character, offering well laid out and practical living space, with south-facing views across the Kingswood Burn valley. The house has been sympathetically modernised over the years, including the addition of a large conservatory and creation of a utility room and covered storage area, yet retains much of its original historical features and charm. The house has recently been reroofed.

In addition to the farmhouse, there is a detached one-bedroom stone-built cottage, American barn stables, manège, cattle sheds and about 44.4 acres (17.97 ha) of land which includes some woodland.

The property presents an opportunity to acquire a family home with the flexibility for a variety of uses of the land and buildings, including sporting opportunities. The purchaser will have the freedom to generate significant income from the property. There is a wind turbine registered under the Feed in Tariff Scheme, located to the north of the farmhouse. The cottage is currently let out as an Airbnb, and the land and buildings are currently let out to a local farmer on a short term licence. Additionally, there is the option of a wood pellet boiler accredited for the Renewable Heat Incentive. It is located in the stables and provides heating for both the house and cottage. This boiler is available for purchase by separate negotiation.

The Farmhouse
The accommodation successfully combines period features with modern-day luxuries and benefits from two reception rooms, both with open fireplaces, with an adjacent conservatory featuring a stone floor, under-floor heating and sensor vents to control temperatures; wonderful views to the south are enjoyed from this room. The spacious kitchen/dining room provides ample space for dining and relaxation and features a painted beamed ceiling and a multi-fuel stove.

The kitchen area is fitted with a good range of units and appliances including a Schott Ceran ceramic hob and Hotpoint double oven; an integral breakfast bar provides the perfect space for informal dining. Located off the kitchen is a traditional larder with original stone shelving, and a utility room with an adjoining useful shower room.

On the first floor, there are four bedrooms, one with a period fireplace, along with a family bathroom.

The farmhouse benefits from its own south-facing garden comprising a lawned area, mature flower/shrub beds, a HaHa affording spectacular views over Kingswood Burn Dene. There is a lawned area to the north and east of the house with a concrete hardstanding that previously form a base for a kennel building. There is also a kitchen garden area including a greenhouse and vegetable beds.

The Cottage
A one-bedroom barn conversion that has previously been utilised as ancillary accommodation to the main house and is currently provides a useful income stream when let out as an ‘Airbnb’. The accommodation comprises a recently installed kitchen/living room with a wood burning stove and a fitted kitchen with built-in electric hob and oven.

Renewable Income
Renewables Income: Heating for both the farmhouse and the cottage is provided by a wood pellet boiler located in the stables and accredited for the Renewable Heat Incentive. Revenue last year was approximately £7,300. The boiler is available for purchase by separate negotiation. If the purchaser doesn’t wish to purchase the RHI boiler, the vendor will replace with a new oil fired boiler

The farm land is semi-improved grassland and is classified as Severely Disadvantaged within the Less Favoured Area. The land grows good grass with minimal input and provides a good acreage of mowable ground. The fields all benefit from natural or troughed water supplies. The woodland is made up of small woods varying from the ancient and semi-natural woodland along the Kingswood Burn to coverts, consisting of native trees and shrubs.

Renewables Income: Heating for both the farmhouse and the cottage is provided by a wood pellet boiler located in the stables and accredited for the Renewable Heat Incentive. Revenue last year was approximately £7,300. The boiler is available for purchase by separate negotiation. If the purchaser doesn’t wish to purchase the RHI boiler, the vendor will replace with a new oil fired boiler.

East Steel Farm enjoys an idyllic location in the South Tyne Valley and is within the Northern Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, an area renowned for its rugged beauty and views. The property is accessed via a private road from the Ridley to Whitfield Road.

The thriving village of Allendale offers facilities catering for day-to-day needs including shops, restaurants and tea rooms, in addition to a library, bowls, a golf course and a number of public houses. Further shopping, leisure and educational facilities are available in Haydon Bridge and the popular market town of Hexham, whilst a little further afield, the city of Newcastle upon Tyne provides a more extensive range of amenities. Whilst Allendale and Haydon Bridge are the closest, the pretty market town of Hexham is most likely to be the place for shopping and amenities.

There is a 10kw wind turbine registered under the Feed in Tariff scheme. Further details on the wind turbine, including a copy of the planning permission, are available from the vendor’s agents. Revenue for the last year was approximately £4,000.

American barn stables
The American Barn Stables are contained within a steel portal frame building, with 1.6m block walls with ventilated profiled sheeting above and a profiled sheet roof. There is height enough to create additional useable space (e.g. a home office) if required within this building.

Cattle sheds
These comprise a collection of steel portal and timber framed buildings extending to approximately 920 sq. m. (9,900 sq. ft.), clad with corrugated tin sheeting and concrete floors throughout, providing cattle housing and storage.

Land
The farm land is semi-improved grassland and is classified as Severely Disadvantaged within the Less Favoured Area. The land grows good grass with minimal input and provides a good acreage of mowable ground. The fields all benefit from natural or troughed water supplies. The woodland is made up of small woods varying from the ancient and semi-natural woodland along the Kingswood Burn to coverts, consisting of native trees and shrubs.


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Nearest stations

  • Bardon Mill (2.2 mi)
  • Haydon Bridge (4.4 mi)
  • Haltwhistle (5.1 mi)
Distances are straight line measurements from centre of postcode

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