For Sale Fixed Price £599,999
- Appealing Barn Conversion
- Flexible and Versatile Layout
- Stable Block with 7 Loose Boxes
- Floodlit Manège
- Large Gravelled Yard
- 5 Acres Grazing Land
- Additional Land Available by Separate Negotiation
A stunning barn conversion with large stable yard, arena and approximately 5 acres of grazing set amidst stunning Tyne Valley countryside
Accommodation in Brief
Porch | Kitchen/Breakfast Room | Dining Room | Sitting Room | Garden Room | Cloakroom/WC | Rear Hall | Two Ground Floor Bedrooms | Jack and Jill Bathroom | Two Further Bedrooms | Bathroom
Garden | Extensive Yard | Store/Office | Summerhouse | Stables and Tack Room | Garage/Hay Barn | Manège | Paddocks
South Fens Farm is a well-presented property converted from former traditional stone farm buildings which provides spacious and flexible accommodation with the benefit of excellent equestrian facilities including a range of stables, floodlit manège and grazing land extending to approximately 5 acres. The property sits in an elevated position amidst garden and grounds, above the hamlet of Fenwick with stunning, far-reaching rural views. South Fens Farm is located on a quiet country lane yet is within easy reach of surrounding villages and provides easy access to local bridleways. The house retains original beams and exposed stone walls that are combined with contemporary fixtures and fittings for modern-day living.
The front door opens into a porch with practical flagstone flooring and window to the front. The spacious kitchen/breakfast room is fitted with a comprehensive range of painted units with granite work surfaces, single under-mounted sink, integrated dishwasher, fridge, freezer and washing machine. The kitchen also has a large breakfast bar for everyday dining, has two under stairs cupboards one of which houses the boiler, has two windows overlooking the front garden and further window to the rear and a door to the rear porch. Glazed double doors lead from the kitchen into the formal dining room which has a window to the front and floor-to-ceiling window to the rear, vaulted ceiling and Karndean flooring that continues through to the sitting room. The charming sitting room, which also has a vaulted ceiling, exposed stone walls and exposed beams, has a feature stone fireplace with deep mantle fitted with a multi-fuel stove, window to the front and glazed door to the rear. To the southern end of the property there is a delightful contemporary garden room with beamed vaulted ceiling and extensive glazing to the gable end offering stunning far-reaching views of the Tyne Valley, there is also a glazed door leading out to the front garden. Also on the ground floor is a further hall that leads out to the rear where there is parking for two cars. Off this rear hall there is a downstairs cloakroom with wash hand basin and WC.
The bedroom accommodation is divided between the ground and first floors. Off the kitchen a hall leads to two generous ground floor bedrooms, both of which have exposed ceiling beams and benefit from a range of fitted wardrobes. These bedrooms are served by a luxurious and contemporary Jack and Jill bathroom fitted with double-ended, freestanding bath, corner shower cubicle, twin wash hand basins set on a vanity unit, WC and tiled floor and walls. Stairs from the kitchen lead up to the first floor landing which is flooded with natural light from a conservation roof light over the staircase. On this floor there are two further charming bedrooms both of which have two conservation roof lights and original exposed beams in the vaulted ceilings. On this floor there is a spacious bathroom with double-ended ball and claw foot bath, wash hand basin and WC.
South Fens Farm is approached through electric double gates which leads to a substantial gravelled yard which provides a turning area and ample parking for numerous vehicles. The yard provides access to the stable block and open garage/hay barn and the paddock land while a further gravelled access leads to the flood lit manège.
A metal gate leads into the garden from the parking area with a gravelled and flagstone path leading to the front door. The enclosed, formal front garden is well-maintained and mainly laid to lawn with stone boundary wall and mature border planting. Beside the gravelled yard there is a paved terrace and pergola with attractive climbing plants and a summerhouse which provide areas to enjoy the peaceful surroundings and are placed to appreciate the sunshine at various times of the day. There is also a large store/office (5.37m x 5.22m) which has power and light and offers an adaptable space suitable for a number of uses.
The equestrian facilities include a stable block with seven loose boxes (each 12’x12’) all of which are fitted with automatic drinkers and lighting with concrete hard standing. There is a large tack room, with electrics and plumbing, fitted with a kitchen area that is ideal for those using the equestrian facilities. The double garage/hay barn provides flexible usage and is fitted with a hot power shower for horses. There is a gated access to the paddock land beside the stables. The grazing land, which is well fenced and amounts to around 5 acres, is currently divided into two enclosures both of which benefit from water troughs; there is a double field shelter (24’ x 12’) in one of the paddocks. The manège (50m x 30m) has a sand and rubber base and benefits from flood lighting for use at all times of the year. South Fens Farm offers a manageable equestrian property that is located in an excellent position for quiet hacking on country roads and local bridle paths in the heart of Tynedale Hunt country.
Fenwick is an attractive hamlet in the Tyne Valley situated between the villages of Matfen and Stamfordham. For outdoor enthusiasts there is fishing at nearby Hallington Reservoirs, a local wildlife site, and Hadrian’s Wall, Wallington Hall and Kielder Water and Forest Park are also nearby so the property is well-located for walking, cycling and horse riding. Matfen and Stamfordham are within easy reach and offer a range of local amenities including village shop and tea room, public houses, doctors surgery, cricket clubs and village halls, together with Matfen Hall with its golf courses, swimming pool and spa and award winning restaurant. The nearby village of Corbridge and the market town of Hexham provide a wider range of retail, educational and professional services. Newcastle is also within easy reach and provides comprehensive cultural, educational, recreational and shopping facilities.
For schooling, there is a first school in Stamfordham, while Corbridge also offers popular first and middle schools and Hexham offers a wide choice of schooling for all ages. Mowden Hall Preparatory School is close by providing private education from nursery up to 13 years and there is a wide choice of 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. There is a regular bus to Newcastle while the rail station in Corbridge provides services to Newcastle and Carlisle, which in turn link to other main line services to major UK cities north and south.
Ponteland 8.8 miles | Corbridge 9.3 miles | Newcastle International Airport 10.3 miles | Hexham 13.6 miles | Newcastle City Centre 16.2 miles