For Sale Guide Price £695,000
- Around 4.5 Acres in All
- Character and Charm
- Easily Maintained Gardens
- Paddock and Stables
- Rural Location
- Spacious Barn Conversion
A substantial barn conversion with paddock and stabling situated in a desirable and accessible location
Accommodation in Brief
Entrance Porch | Hallway | Sitting Room | Dining Room | Study | Kitchen | Two Ground Floor Bedrooms with En-suites | Two First Floor Bedrooms (One with En-suite Bathroom) | Dressing Room | Storeroom
Gardens | Double Garage | Paddock | Stable Block | Barn
Fairwood forms the larger part of the popular Laker Hall development of barn conversions, set in a stunning rural location close to the village of Newton. The property sits within attractive, easily maintained gardens and offers versatile living space with open countryside views. Fairwood blends a combination of period and contemporary features with exposed beams and stonework, combined with the added benefit of underfloor heating to the sitting room, dining room study and hallway.
The front door opens into the entrance porch which in turn leads through to the spacious hallway with ground floor cloakroom with wash-hand basin and WC. Attractive wooden doors lead to the main reception rooms including a dining room with a feature arched window overlooking the rear courtyard, with double doors giving access to the characterful sitting room. The sitting room has a part vaulted ceiling and feature brick fireplace with an open fire. There are two feature arched windows with doors leading to the front patio area, with windows to two further aspects, flooding this area with natural light. The study leads off the dining room and has a part vaulted ceiling which links with the landing to provide a mezzanine level.
The breakfasting kitchen is fitted with a good range of wood fronted cabinetry with granite work surfaces housing twin stainless steel sinks, Quooker boiling water tap, integrated appliances to include dishwasher, LPG and induction hob, microwave, steam oven and conventional oven. There is a utility cupboard which has a small sink, useful shelving and plumbing for a washing machine.
Two double bedrooms, both with fitted furniture and en-suite shower rooms, the larger bedroom having a spacious built in wardrobe with French doors leading to the front patio area, completes the ground floor accommodation.
The master bedroom is situated on the first floor and has three walk in wardrobes, Velux windows and an en-suite bathroom. The bathroom comprises a white suite with bath, walk in multi-jet shower, twin vanity basins and WC. There is a further double bedroom on this level with Velux windows that leads into another room; with restricted headroom, ideal as a nursery or dressing room, with an adjacent WC and wash-hand basin. Further access leads into a large floored and boarded loft storage area.
There are two entrances to Fairwood, both gated with graveled driveways. One leads to the property, where there is ample parking and double garaging. The oil tank is submerged and there is provision for LPG bottle storage along with a useful garden shed which has power and light installed. The south and west flagged patio areas have uninterrupted views over the Northumbrian countryside, with planted borders and mature shrubs. There is a large pond and small paddock to the south, and an enclosed courtyard with raised beds to the east of the property.
The second entrance leads directly to the stable yard, which has a wooden stable block with four boxes, all with power and lighting, concrete floors and automatic water troughs, along with a feed and tack room. There is also a large wooden storage barn with power and light. There is an enclosed paddock to the west which is adjacent to the stables.
Fairwood at Laker Hall is just a short distance from the attractive conservation village of Newton in the popular Tyne Valley, situated within easy commuting distance of Newcastle. The village is surrounded by beautiful rolling Northumberland countryside and has the benefit of a village pub and community hall which includes a library. The nearby charming and historic village of Corbridge offers a wide variety of local amenities including a range of artisan shops, a renowned delicatessen, supermarket, restaurants, inns, doctors’ and dentist surgeries, community services and a garage, while nearby Matfen Hall and Close House offer excellent leisure facilities including spa, gym, golf courses and driving range. The historic market town of Hexham provides further professional, retail and recreational services including a hospital while Newcastle city centre provides comprehensive cultural, educational, recreational and shopping facilities.
For schooling there are First and Middle Schools in Corbridge, while senior schooling is offered in Hexham. In addition Mowden Hall Preparatory School just outside Newton, which provides private education from nursery up to 13 years, and there are several private day schools in Newcastle.
For the commuter both the A69 and B6318 Military Road provide good access to Newcastle Airport and City Centre, Carlisle and onward access to the A1 and M6.Railway stations in Corbridge and Stocksfield provide cross country services to Newcastle and Carlisle where connecting main line rail services are available to major UK cities.
Corbridge 5.4 miles | Hexham 8.6 miles | Newcastle International Airport 12.4 miles | Newcastle City Centre 14.8 miles