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5 bedroom detached house for sale

Dunstan, Craster

Offers in Excess of £600,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Beautiful Gardens
  • 3 minutes from Craster
  • Development Potential
  • B&B potential
  • Private situation
  • Garden Room
  • Large farm house style kitchen living area
  • Aga
  • Sea Views
  • Guest Suite

Full description

Dunstan House and its Amenities

This unique 1920s five bedroom house, set in 0.6 acres in the beautiful Northumbrian village of Dunstan, boasts glorious views of the breathtaking countryside and coastline. The property is a stone’s throw away from the historic fishing village of Craster, home of the kipper, a smoked fish delicacy exported to food lovers across the country, still prepared in the village in the traditional way in oak-smoked barrels. A short walk along the coast lie the dramatic ruins of Dunstanburgh castle. There’s birdwatching in the Arnold Memorial Nature Reserve, a green haven that attracts a variety of birdlife and where rarities including wryneck, icterine and red-breasted flycatchers have been recorded. Or one can browse seaside inspired artwork and crafts at The Mick Oxley Gallery, or just sit and watch boating life go by; in stormy times, fishermen still haul their boats high out of the sea’s reach at Craster.

Dunstan boasts The Cottage Inn hotel and Craster offers the Jolly Fisherman pub and Shoreline café as local amenities. The Stable Yard Garden Centre and Café is very close by. Alnwick, with its historic Castle and famous Gardens, is a short drive away, and provides a good variety of schools, as well as supermarkets, shops, doctors, dentists and a cottage hospital. Embleton First School is under 2½ miles away.

Alnmouth station, on the East Coast mainline, is also within easy reach, convenient for commuting and long-distance travel. The house lies on a bus route.

Nearby Embleton Beach is one of the finest in the country and a just little further away lie Newton-by-the-Sea, picturesque Alnmouth, mighty Bamburgh Castle, and inland the spectacular scenery of the Cheviots.

Dunstan House

The house is surrounded by its own expansive gardens with mature rhododendrons, azaleas and other plants at the front. The property is accessed by a sweeping private drive with plenty of parking at the front of the house.

For your convenience, the following description is set out in the suggested order of your personal viewing.

Lobby

Entering through the traditional style wooden front door you are welcomed into the glass-panelled lobby with doors off to the main hall and the study.

Study/Office

The study (which would also make a comfortable Home Office) leads off the lobby and is a good size, with ornate coving and handsome built-in bookshelves, and there are views down the drive and over the front gardens.

Hall

The main hall contains the staircase and provides access to the other reception rooms on the ground floor, as well as a small rear hallway.

WC, Utility, Pantry

From the rear hallway you have access to a useful tiled downstairs W/C with a wall-hung hand basin. A large utility room also leads off this hallway and provides a stainless steel sink, tiled floor and plumbing for washing machine, plus electric cooker point, and there are also a good number of kitchen units providing storage. There is a large walk-in pantry benefiting from natural light, with power and electric and room for an extra fridge.

Kitchen/Dining Room

The country cottage style kitchen is also at the rear of the property with floor to ceiling windows and French doors that lead out into the gardens from the dining end of this spectacular family room. A key feature of this large L shaped kitchen/dining room is its cream Aga, making a wonderful focal point to this family home. The kitchen also has a Belfast sink and plenty of workspace and storage in high quality kitchen units.

Garden Room

From the kitchen/dining room you have access to the large family lounge and also to a light and airy garden room, with a door out to the rear of the property. This practical room could be used as a playroom or a teenagers’ ‘den’.

Main lounge

The kitchen/dining room leads to a very grand and spacious living room currently used as a formal reception room. Natural light fills the room from large windows on three sides, including a bay. The room faces South and West, so it gains from the Sun from morning until evening. It looks out over the lovely gardens and a paved sitting area, which can be accessed through French doors.

Second lounge

From the main lounge you go through to a homely ‘snug’ currently used as a second sitting room. This cosy and warm room benefits from a Danish wood-burning stove, with a stone surround and hearth. The bay window overlooking the garden matches the bay in the main lounge.

This room leads you back to the hall and stairs.

Stairs and Landing

The light, airy stairwell leads to a half landing.

Guest Suite/Ensuite/Dressing Room

On the right side of the half landing there is a beautiful guest suite, a large, bright double bedroom with its own private dressing area (accessed via a feature arch) with further wardrobes. There is a spacious ensuite, with underfloor heating, a large quadrant shower cubicle, toilet and pedestal hand basin as well as a built-in unit.

On the other side of the landing there are four further double bedrooms and a family bathroom.

Family Bathroom

The spot-lit family bathroom also has underfloor heating. With two windows providing plenty of natural light as well, this bathroom has both a bath and separate shower unit.

Bedroom 4

Then you come to bedroom 4, which is split-level, with steps up to two practical built-in wardrobes and views over the gardens.

Bedroom 5

Bedroom five has built-in wardrobes and dressing table, and stunning views of the sea. Like all the other bedrooms, it is a good size double.

Bedroom 3

Next bedroom 3, which is roomy, with sea views, as well as overlooking the village of Dunstan itself. There is a lovely large bay window and built-in wardrobes.

Master Bedroom/Ensuite/Dressing Room

Last but by no means least, the spacious master bedroom, situated on the South and West sides of the house, has a large bay window and beautiful sea views. This room is dual aspect, with a second window providing views over the extensive gardens. The ensuite has a double ended bath and a separate shower cubicle, underfloor heating, and it looks out over the gardens. The master bedroom also has a private dressing room.

OUTSIDE

Detached Storeroom

There is a substantial detached brick-built storeroom, with electrics and power, which could be adapted for example as a home office, games room or home gym.

Gardens

The property is surrounded by mature and secluded gardens, affording complete peace and privacy. There is a greenhouse and multiple sheds as well as a vegetable patch. Tucked away behind a stand of lovely birch trees is a tranquil summer house. The garden is gated and so is perfect for children and dogs. The front garden contains azaleas, camellias, pieris, hydrangeas and other spectacular plants. There are many other specimen trees and plants in the gardens, providing colour and interest all year round.

Services etc.

Mains electricity, water and drainage, oil fired central heating. Council tax band F. 

Tenure: freehold.

Important Note: 
These particulars, whilst believed to be accurate, are set out as a general guideline and do not constitute any part of an offer or contract. Intending purchasers should not rely on them as statements of representation of fact but must satisfy themselves by inspection or otherwise as to their accuracy. Please note that we have not tested any apparatus, equipment, fixtures, fittings or services including central heating and so cannot verify they are in working order or fit for their purpose. All measurements are approximate and for guidance only. If there is any point which is of particular importance to you, please contact us and we will try and clarify the position for you. 



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03 May 2018

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  • Alnwick Station (5.5 mi)
  • Chathill (5.9 mi)
Distances are straight line measurements from centre of postcode

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