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3 bedroom cottage for sale

Longhirst, Morpeth

Sold STC £325,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Grade Two Listed Home And Barn
  • Spacious and Light
  • The best of modern alongside character features
  • Five minutes from Morpeth
  • Refurbished
  • Private Gardens
  • Stone built barn to convert
  • Stone Built Period Property
  • Off street parking

Full description

A truly fabulous double fronted, stone built, grade II listed property in the stunning village of Longhirst. The property has a beautiful low stone wall to the front with a small low maintenance garden flanked by mature freesias bushes. 

Longhirst is a picturesque English village situated just 3 miles northeast of the historic market town of Morpeth. The popular three course golf club is minutes away and you are only a short drive to the beautiful Northumbrian coast.
The property has original wooden sash windows and is a stunning double fronted stone built country cottage style home with the modern touches we all crave. We enter via the original wooden front door and are welcomed into an internal porch area. This space is filled with natural light and has a wonderful Travertine tiled floor and a flight of stairs leading to the first floor. There are two stripped original wooden doors leading off here.
The first door brings you into the lounge, which is a splendid fusion of period features with modern accents. The room has lovely high ceilings with spotlights and a large sash window with a broad window sill perfect for display purposes. There is also a feature gas fireplace. There are two doors leading off this reception room, one takes you into a large storage cupboard and the other door leads you to the rear hallway.
If you go back through the lounge and into the porch and take the second door you find yourself in another reception room which makes a perfect dining room. Due to the symmetrical nature of the property it is laid out in a similar way to the lounge. There is the same wonderful high ceiling with spotlights and a feature fire surround and hearth. There is another large sash window and beautiful stripped wooden floors. At one end of the room are French doors that lead you into the kitchen and breakfast area.
The kitchen has two large windows that overlook the stunning rear gardens and the listed stone built barn, which has huge potential and could easily be converted with the relevant planning permission.
There are plenty of built in cupboards with a built in slimline dishwasher and an under bench SMEG electric oven, four burner hob and built in chimney style extractor fan, and there are various pull-outs as well as additional space for a fridge freezer.
A cottage style wooden door leads you to the rear porch, which is fully tiled with the same tiles as the kitchen and has a pretty wooden stable door that looks out over the rear gardens and another door leading to a really well presented downstairs WC with a wall hung hand basin and close coupled WC with push button top. 
The modern utility is just off from here with space and plumbing for a washing machine, additional work surfaces and base units. The boiler is housed here and there is another original window with views over the gardens.
If we go back through to the front of the property and take the stairs to the first floor you will find yourself on an open spacious landing. There is a conservation Velux at the top of the stairwell which floods this area with natural light.
The master bedroom is a really good sized double with a shaped ceiling with a slightly exposed truss. There is a large sash window overlooking the front of the property making this room very light and bright. It is a beautifully decorated room with a cast iron fire surround and an original built in cupboard which is currently used as a wardrobe.
Bedroom two is on the other side of this double fronted home and is very similar to the master bedroom, with the same lovely shaped ceiling, spotlights, and the original sash window. There is another beautiful cast iron fire surround. The bedrooms and hallway all benefit from dimmer switches, which is just one of the many stunning details this tasteful property benefits from.
The third bedroom is a very large single. This room has a conservation Velux which provides you with plenty of natural light.
The family bathroom has recently been completely refitted. It has a Travertine tiling floor and a lovely white mosaic tiling back behind the bath and sink. The bath is a double ended Whirlpool bath with shower head taps,  and there is also a close coupled WC with push button and a separate quadrant shower cubicle with the same grey mosaic tiling. There are spotlights to the shaped ceiling and there is a chrome heated towel rail.
This wonderful period cottage has been completely renovated by the current owners and has been developed into a stunning, modern yet homely period family property.
Externally there is shared access where the current owners have always parked to the side of the house. There are a pair of wooden gates that take you through to the splendid rear garden with an original stone wall to one side, a large lawned area with cottage style borders and the stunning stone built barn with a slate roof. Behind here there is further garden space with a vegetable patch and a paved seating area. The barn does have plans drawn for a conversion and there is lapsed planning permission also to convert the barn.
The current owner has carried out a thorough renovation on the building including a damp proof course, adding mains gas and gas central heating, a full re-wire, and full plastering work throughout. A new timber floor was laid in the dining room with specially made floorboards to match the original. Where skirting and door frames have been replaced the profiles were all specially made to match the originals. The lighting system was created by award winning lighting designer Neil Wilson. Upstairs was reconfigured from two bedrooms to three plus a bathroom, whilst downstairs was reconfigured from two reception rooms, bathroom and kitchen/pantry to two reception rooms (dining room double doors into the kitchen), kitchen, utility and downstairs toilet. The downstairs original doors have been stripped. Limestone fireplaces have been fitted to both reception rooms. A Butlers doorbell was added, as well as a pull down loft ladder access to loft with light. A backdoor “stable” style has been added, whilst the front garden has been beautifully landscaped along with the rear garden behind the barn. here is wiring in place for electric gates and to be taken across to outbuildings. All this work received listed building consent, planning permission and passed building regs etc.

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 gas 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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Added on Rightmove:
13 July 2018

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