6 bedroom cottage for saleShielhope Cottage AND Bungalow, Alnwick, Northumberland, NE66
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Beautiful DETACHED COTTAGE AND BUNGALOW with 10 ACRES in Idyllic country location. More land available. Garden with walled courtyard, lawns, orchard, productive vegetable garden, polytunnel , large shed/workshop, barn and garage. 10 acres of attractive woodland with stream and waterfall AVAILABLE BY SEPARATE NEGOTIATION. Full planning permission for detached annexe. Situated in stunning countryside between the Northumberland heritage coast and the Cheviot hills.
The Surrounding Area
Shielhope is located about one mile from Chatton, a charming conservation village with a shop and Post Office, pub, village hall with gym, community garden and local trout fishery. Wooler and Belford are both 5 miles away and each have a supermarket, primary school and doctor’s surgery as well as other shops and services.
The surrounding area is perfect for walking, cycling and just enjoying the beautiful unspoilt countryside. The Cheviot hills are about 5 miles to the west and the Northumberland heritage coast with its beaches and castles including Bamburgh, Lindisfarne and Dunstanburgh are easily accessible.
The historic towns of Alnwick and Berwick are both about half an hour’s drive away. They both have a good range of shops and services including swimming pools and secondary schools and main line rail links to Newcastle, London and Edinburgh. Private schooling is available at Longridge near Berwick.
The bungalow is constructed of stone under a slate roof. The spacious layout provides a kitchen/diner, living room, utility room, bathroom and three bedrooms. The newly fitted kitchen/dining room has a range of floor units with oak worktop, solid fuel Rayburn (for hot water, central heating radiators and cooking), electric hob and oven and large dining area.
Door to utility room with dishwasher, washing machine, coat hooks and worktop with inset sink and cupboard below. Calor gas boiler for hot water and central heating. Back door leading to additional greenhouse/storage area.
Living room adjoining kitchen with TV socket and south facing window.
Two large double bedrooms and one single bedroom. Built in storage cupboards.
Family bathroom with white bathroom suite and electric shower over bath.
Front door with enclosed porch. Hallway with storage cupboard and airing cupboard.
Outside there is a large car parking area, a double garage/workshop and an additional storage shed.
The garden (about half an acre) is laid mainly to lawn, but also has well stocked herbaceous beds, vegetable beds, an orchard and a large productive soft fruit area with strawberries, blackcurrants, gooseberries, raspberries and redcurrants.
The cottage is a recently renovated former shieling and converted barn. It is stone built with a slate roof, and fully insulated. It has new wooden double glazed windows and doors and has a solar hot water panel which provides all the hot water on sunny days.
The front door leads onto a hallway with original exposed stone wall, coat hanging space and storage cupboard. It has a solid oak floor which continues through to the kitchen/living area and the utility room. The kitchen is a light and airy room with a solid fuel Rayburn, (which does hot water, radiators and cooking) electric oven, gas hob dishwasher. The worktops are solid oak, and there is a door to the sunny south facing courtyard garden.
The utility room has a toilet, Belfast sink set in an oak worktop, washing machine, and a calor gas boiler (which can also provide hot water and central heating).
The living room which has a Jotul wood burning stove, features original exposed stone wall and an arched window/door giving access to the courtyard garden.
There are three good sized bedrooms. Bedroom one has an arched window and door giving access to the courtyard, bedroom two has dual aspect windows facing west and north and bedroom three has an east facing window and original cast iron fire place.
The bedrooms, living room and lower hallway are all carpeted.
The family bathroom has a solid pine floor, white bathroom suite, and a separate shower.
Outside there is a large garden of around 1 acre including a sunny south facing walled courtyard with sandstone paving, flower beds and fruit trees. Further garden areas surround the cottage, and there is also a good size barn / shed and a new 26ft by 12ft timber store/workshop. There are flower beds to one side of the garden as well as raised vegetable/fruit beds, fruit trees and lawned areas.
Both properties benefit from mains electricity, a private water supply from a spring, and drainage to separate septic tanks.
A short gravelled driveway leads from the council maintained road past a wildlife pond to the parking and turning areas beside the cottage and bungalow.
Directions to Property:
To reach the property from the A1 take the B6341 just north of Purdy Lodge services (signposted Wooler, Chatton) for approximately 4 ½ miles until Chatton Trout Fishery is seen on the left. At this point take the left turn up a single track tarmac road for just over a mile (there is a gate after about ¾ mile, usually closed) until the property is reached at the end of the lane.
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