For Sale Guide Price £465,000
- Beautifully Renovated with Character Features
- Bright Open Plan Kitchen/Dining Area
- Detached Office
- Grade II Listed
- Landscaped Garden
- Over 3.5 Acres of Land Included
A handsome Grade II Listed double fronted house within easy walking distance of village centre
Accommodation in Brief
Entrance Hall | Drawing Room | Sitting Room | Breakfast Kitchen | Utility Room/Downstairs Shower Room | Four Bedroom | Family Bathroom
Separate Office | Store | Gardens | Allotment | Parking | Grazing Land/Woodland
In All Approximately 3.79 Acres
Bridge End House, thought to date back to around 1830, is a stunning Grade II listed property which has undergone extensive renovation by the current owners. The property lends itself to modern day living with a much improved internal layout and the addition of practical features such as double glazed sash timber windows in harmony with the original style and charm. Further character is provided by what is thought to be the original staircase and original fireplace in the drawing room, along with some original flooring and working window shutters to the ground floor.
The solid wood front door leads into the main entrance hall with wooden flooring, stairs to the first floor and access to the ground floor accommodation. A formal drawing room sits to the front of the property with original open fireplace, wooden shutters to the double glazed timber sash windows and views over the garden to the front. To the opposite side is a more relaxed sitting room with open fireplace, which leads through to the fantastic bright kitchen/dining area. Both the sitting room and kitchen/dining area benefit from solid oak flooring. The kitchen is fitted with a range of painted, solid oak wood units with complementary Silestone worktops, Belfast sink, integral dishwasher and microwave, as well as offering space for a range style cooker and fridge/freezer. A breakfast bar with contrasting oak worktop sits between the kitchen and the recently constructed breakfast room, a naturally bright area, being lit by skylights, with space for table and chairs and sliding doors onto the garden.
A useful utility room/shower room completes the downstairs accommodation and comprises a shower, wash hand basin and WC as well as offering space for a washing machine and tumble dryer.
The staircase leads to the bright landing with loft hatch, and access to the bedroom accommodation. Two double bedrooms, one with fitted wardrobes, sit to the front of the property with a smaller bedroom in between. One double bedroom sits to the rear with a dual aspect and views to the side. The family bathroom is of generous proportions and fitted with a walk in shower cubicle, bath, wash hand basin and WC.
To the front of the property is an attractive garden with path and well stocked flower bed. A gravelled parking area is ideally situated for easy access to the house and wrought iron fencing provides a more secure garden to the side. The garden has been recently landscaped with areas laid to lawn and a central play area with bark covering. A spacious patio sits adjacent to the house, providing a space to enjoy the garden and surrounds.
To the side of the garden is a useful outbuilding which has been converted to create a home office with separate WC. This fabulous space features exposed timber beams and conservation skylights, along with a wood burning stove, sink and storage cupboard. A further cupboard which can be accessed externally provides useful additional storage space.
To the rear of the property, steps lead up the bank to a paved terrace which offers stunning views over the surrounding countryside. From here there is access to the allotment and onward to the further land at the rear of the property. The land is currently let to a local farmer for grazing, and can be accessed directly from the main property, as well as from two additional points on the side lane. There is an option to buy the property without the benefit of this land.
The thriving village of Allendale Town offers a good range of everyday amenities including a post office/newsagent, small supermarket, doctors surgery and chemist, a number of traditional public houses and a golf course. The surrounding area is popular for tourism, close to Hadrian’s Wall and an ideal location to escape the hustle and bustle of modern day life. Allendale is renowned for its ‘Tar Barl’ New Year celebrations when men march around the town carrying barrels of blazing tar above their heads; this is followed by the traditional first-footing. The historic market town of Hexham provides a wider selection of amenities with larger supermarkets, a good range of shops and restaurants, professional and recreational services and a hospital. The beautiful surrounding area provides walks and other country pursuits, with golf courses, sports clubs and Hexham racecourse all within easy reach. Newcastle city centre providing comprehensive cultural, educational, recreational and shopping facilities is also easily accessible.
For schooling there is a primary school in Allendale, while senior schooling is offered in Haydon Bridge and Hexham. In addition, Mowden Hall Preparatory School is located just outside Corbridge and there are several private day schools in Newcastle.
For the commuter the A69, which can be joined at Hexham or Haydon Bridge, gives excellent access to Newcastle to the east and Carlisle to the west, and to the A1 and M6. Railway stations, also located in Hexham and Haydon Bridge, provide cross country services to Newcastle and Carlisle where connecting main line rail services are available to major UK cities. Newcastle International Airport is also easily accessible.
Haydon Bridge 7.1 miles | Hexham 10.5 miles | Newcastle International Airport 31.3 miles | Newcastle City Centre 33.8 miles