Sold Guide Price £895,000
- House and Cottage
- Period Character and Charm
- Stable Yard
- Paddocks and Woodland
- Around 22 Acres
- Just off the A1
A period farmhouse with holiday cottage and extensive equestrian facilities on the edge of the city
Accommodation in Brief
Hall | Kitchen | Sitting Room | Dining Room | Conservatory | Tearoom | Bathroom | Two Bedrooms
Kitchen/Breakfast Room/Sitting Area | Bedroom with En-Suite
Garden | Tearoom WC | Workshop | Garage/Stores | Stables Complex | Manège | Land
An attractive small holding with period farmhouse, one bedroom cottage, equestrian facilities which sits in around 22 acres of garden, paddock and woodland. The property is situated in an elevated, semi-rural position surrounded by open fields and woodland and offers easy access to the Derwent Valley Nature Park yet within easy access to Newcastle and Gateshead. Currently run as a riding centre/livery yard business with additional holiday cottage and workshop/studio space.
The farmhouse, which dates back to 1720, is full of period features including open fireplaces, exposed stone walls and beams, sits in an elevated position with fabulous open rural views and is within easy reach of local amenities. The property offers a kitchen, three reception rooms currently used as a private sitting room, tearoom and dining room, together with a conservatory and bathroom on the ground floor. The staircase leads up to two double bedrooms.
A stone-built cottage adjacent to the farmhouse currently used as holiday accommodation could equally provide an annex to the house. The cottage is full of character with exposed beams and flagstone flooring. The open-plan ground floor includes a bespoke fitted kitchen/breakfast room and a sitting area with wood-burning stove and doors onto the garden. On the first floor there is a spacious bedroom with walk-in wardrobe, Juliet balcony and en-suite shower room.
The property enjoys spacious garden and grounds with paddock and woodland areas amounting to almost 22 acres. There is a gravelled parking area bedside the house and a further large parking area which serves the stable yard. A bridge crosses a pretty burn which runs through the garden and a pretty glade has been created in the woodland. A shepherd’s hut located in a wooded glade in the grounds, which has solar panels for power and light, may be available by separate negotiation.
The stable yard consists of 16 purpose-built stables, all of which have automatics water drinkers and rubber matting, a tack room, feed room and shower room with shower, wash hand basin and WC. The paddocks have electrified post and wire fencing and automatic water drinkers. There is an outdoor all-weather sand and fibre manège which is 40m x 20m and has flood lights.
This equestrian property is set in a stunning semi-rural location yet is only a few miles west of Gateshead and Newcastle.The nearby former railway line, which runs about 10.5 miles from Swalwell to Blackhill is now the popular Derwent Walk a footpath, bridle-way and cycle track. There is easy access to the Derwent Valley Park and Derwent walk with the opportunity to see the magnificent ‘red kite’ birds of prey and a host of other wildlife.
Several surrounding villages, including Rowlands Gill, Winlaton and Whickham, provide local services such as schooling, shops, post offices, pubs and restaurants. More comprehensive facilities are available nearby in Gateshead and Newcastle which both provide excellent shopping, professional and entertainment facilities.
For the commuter Newcastle International Airport, Newcastle Rail Stations and the A1 are all extremely accessible, providing excellent transport links.
Metro Centre2.1 miles | Gateshead 5.7 miles | Newcastle City Centre6.2 miles | Newcastle International Airport 7.7 miles