For Sale Guide Price £949,000
- Character and Charm
- Outdoor Swimming Pool
- Over 11.5 Acres
- Spacious Accommodation
- Woodland Approach
A substantial country house set in over 11.5 acres with mature woodland, paddock and gardens
Accommodation in Brief
Entrance Lobby | Dining Room | Sitting Room | Drawing Room | Kitchen | Boot Room | Utility/WC | Master Bedroom with En-suite Bathroom | Double Bedroom with En-suite Shower Room | Two Further Double Bedrooms | Shower Room | Attic
Parking | Double Garage | Stable & Tack Room| Swimming Pool | Changing Room| Sauna | Log Stores | Gardens | Paddock | Woodland
Oakwood House is a substantial country house set amongst extensive mature woodlands and gardens. The house boasts spacious and flexible accommodation to suit a variety of requirements. The naturally bright interior retains a wealth of character and charm throughout and there are subtle reminders that the property was originally built in the 1860’s as a Coach House for Oakwood Hall.
The front door opens to an entrance lobby with access to the dining room, garage and also to the boot room. The quarry tiled boot room has aspects to the front and opens to a useful utility room. The dining room is spacious and bright and provides open access to a wonderful sitting room which has an Adams-style fireplace, recessed arched alcoves and a large bay with window seating and sash windows. This is a naturally light room benefitting from its southerly aspect.
The breakfasting kitchen has a range of units with granite worktops and a two oven, twin plate oil fired AGA which is complemented by an integrated four ring electric hob and oven. The quarry tiled flooring, sash windows and timber stable door to the rear give a rustic, rural feel to the room. Further into the property is the very impressive drawing room which, when first built, would have been the stables for the coach house and still retains a high vaulted ceiling with pine slats and pine beams. There is a cast iron wood burning stove to one side of the room along with sash windows and French doors to the other. A rear lobby provides access to two double bedrooms which are served by a modern shower room with tiled floor and walls.
A wide, shallow rising staircase leads to the first floor landing which incorporates two linen cupboards and a snug with window to the side of the property. The master bedroom is on this floor, an expansive room with fitted storage and a bright and airy en-suite bathroom with bath, WC, bidet and twin hand wash basins. The second double bedroom also features fitted storage and has a fully tiled en-suite shower room with walk-in shower, WC and wash hand basin. There is also access, from the rear bedroom to a very spacious loft area for useful storage. In all the accommodation extends to 2,809 ft².
From the main road a winding road leads through woodland to a parking area and planted turning circle to the front of the property, allowing parking for several vehicles. A large stable block and tack room offer great storage but could fulfil varying requirements for a workshop, offices or additional accommodation subject to obtaining the necessary planning consents.
A large block paved courtyard expands across the width of the property at the rear and would be an ideal space for entertaining and relaxing. There are several outside spaces including woodland, gardens and an allotment providing a variety of opportunities for outdoor activities and entertainment. An outdoor swimming pool with a maximum depth of 10ft has a roll out cover and access ladders. A changing room with sauna is adjacent to the pool and there are also covered coal and log bays, along with a substantial potting shed. Oakwood House also benefits from equestrian facilities, having a paddock of approximately six acres with hay barn and stables.
Oakwood House is situated approximately one mile north of the desirable village of Wylam in the beautiful Tyne Valley. Wylam is a popular commuter village with excellent links to Newcastle City Centre and is famous as the birthplace of George Stephenson, renowned as the “Father of Railways”. The village offers day-to-day shopping, pubs and restaurants. Close House Golf Club is nearby, and Matfen Hall is also close. Both offer excellent leisure and restaurant facilities.
For schooling, Wylam has a First School which has been ranked ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted, while Middle Schools are available in Ovingham, Prudhoe and Hexham. Mowden Hall Preparatory School is close by providing private education from nursery up to 13 years. Newcastle city centre provides further comprehensive cultural, educational, recreational and shopping facilities.
For the commuter, the A69 provides excellent access to Newcastle City Centre, Carlisle and onward access to the A1 and M6. The rail station at Wylam provides regular links to both Newcastle and Carlisle, which in turn link to other main line services to major UK cities north and south. Newcastle International Airport is also within easy reach.
Wylam Rail Station 1.5 miles | Corbridge 8.7 miles | Newcastle International Airport 8.0 miles | Newcastle City Centre 10.4 miles | Hexham 13.3 miles