For Sale Guide Price £1,500,000
- Around 3.6 Acres
- Generously-Proportioned Accommodation
- High-Quality Finish Throughout
- Landscaped Gardens and Paddock
- Stunning Barn Conversion
A traditional barn conversion finished to a high specification with landscaped gardens and paddock
Accommodation in Brief
Entrance Hall | Kitchen/Breakfast Room | Utility Room | Orangery | Bedroom/Study | Cloakroom/WC | Master Bedroom Suite | Bedroom with En-Suite Shower Room | Two Further Bedrooms | Jack-and-Jill Bathroom
Detached Garage | Parking | Outdoor Barbecue/Bar Room | Gardens | Paddock
Summerside House is a fabulous traditional stone barn which has been converted to an exceptionally high standard and offers flexible accommodation in a rural yet convenient location. The property offers generously-proportioned rooms, bespoke cabinetry in the kitchen and bedrooms, solid oak and limestone flooring, characterful details such as exposed stone walls, reclaimed brickwork and burr elm doors combined with contemporary bathrooms and modern technologies including under-floor heating, air conditioning and Control4 audio-visual-lighting system. Sitting close to the hamlet of Hindley amidst glorious Northumbrian countryside, Summerside House is within easy reach of local amenities yet offers the idyllic rural life with stunning landscaped gardens, including an outdoor barbecue/bar room and entertaining area, and paddock; in all amounting to around 3.6 acres.
The front door opens into a welcoming entrance hall which has a good range of storage cupboards and stairs up to the first floor. The spectacular kitchen/breakfast room has a vaulted ceiling with exposed beams and provides a working kitchen together with areas for both dining and sitting around the feature brick fireplace with gas stove. The kitchen is fitted with a comprehensive range of hand-painted, bespoke units from Alexander Carrick with granite work surfaces, 1½ bowl under-mounted sink, four oven oil-fired AGA with gas hob, separate induction hob and oven, integrated dishwasher, fridge, separate fridge/freezer and wine cooler. The kitchen area includes a feature curved breakfast bar for casual dining together with a preparation area with integral wooden butcher’s block. There are windows offering garden views together with a half-glazed door out to the side terrace and French doors leading out to the main terrace and garden. Off the kitchen there is a traditional orangery, semi-divided by a contemporary gas stove, which offers flexible reception areas where the garden and views can be enjoyed throughout the year. Adjacent to the kitchen there is a useful utility room which has a ceramic sink and drainer, good range of storage cupboards, is plumbed for a washing machine and has space for a tumble dryer and has a half-glazed door to outside. The ground floor master bedroom has a glazed overhead lantern and full-height windows and a glazed door offering glorious views over the landscaped courtyard area and open countryside beyond. The master bedroom benefits from a dressing room fitted with an extensive range of Alexander Carrick wardrobes which leads to a luxurious en-suite with freestanding, double-ended bath, double walk-through shower, wash hand basin set on a vanity unit and WC. There are two further ground floor bedrooms, one of which benefits from an en-suite shower room while the other could be used as a study if required. A cloakroom/WC completes the ground floor accommodation.
The oak stairs, which have a vaulted ceiling and feature LED lighting, lead up to a first floor landing which gives access to two further double bedrooms served by a Jack-and-Jill bathroom. One of the bedrooms is dual aspect and benefits from a charming platform which is flooded with light from two Velux windows, offering a reading/study area. The other bedroom has two windows offering elevated views over the garden, paddock and open countryside beyond. The contemporary bathroom is fitted with a double-ended bath, walk-in shower, twin wash hand basins and WC.
Summerside House is approached from the road along a shared gravelled drive that leads to the exclusive Hindley Farm development of four properties. A gated entrance for Summerside House opens to a private drive with boundary stone walls that leads to a detached double garage and the generous parking and turning area at the front of the house. The Heritage detached double garage has two sets of timber double doors, benefits from light and power and has a storage room inside.
The sensational landscaped gardens, designed by award-winning garden designer Jamie Dunstan, wrap around the house and offer various ‘rooms’ from which to enjoy the tranquil setting and glorious views. To the front of the house there are mature herbaceous borders with stone boundary walling around the parking area. Steps lead up to a lawned area with mature hedging and a professional putting green with AstroTurf for year-round use, which has established surrounding flower beds and trees.
A spacious flagstone terrace, accessed from the parking area and orangery, continues around the house and leads to the detached, oak-framed barbecue/bar and entertaining room which has a fully fitted kitchen and seating area. The room has attractive brick flooring and is fitted with an open fire, sink and drainer, Synergy grill, fridge/freezer and ice machine, beer tap, integral champagne bucket and has concertina windows to fully appreciate the views over the garden and beyond. There is also a decked area which provides an ideal seating area above the lawned garden, while to the side of the house there is a further formal par terre garden with symmetrical box hedge beds and water features; this garden is accessed from both the kitchen and master bedroom.
The paddock is located beyond the lawned garden, accessed via a five-bar gate, is well-fenced and amounts to around 3.0 acres.
Note: The first part of the drive is owned by a neighbouring property, is shared by three other houses within the development each of which contributes towards maintenance.
Hindley is a small hamlet situated south of the River Tyne amidst beautiful Northumberland countryside just a short distance south of Stocksfield, with Whittonstall nearby to the south-east. The area provides an excellent alternative to city life, giving an opportunity to enjoy the rural situation with good accessibility to city and business centres. Hindley is well positioned for access to all the local amenities of Stocksfield which include a range of shops, doctors’ surgery, garage, post office and sports facilities including a golf course and tennis club. Nearby Corbridge offers a wide variety of local amenities including a range of artisan shops, a renowned delicatessen, supermarket, restaurants, inns, doctors’ and dentists’ surgeries, community services and a garage, while Matfen Hall and Close House offer excellent leisure facilities. The market town of Hexham provides further professional, retail and recreational services including a cinema, theatre and hospital while Newcastle is very accessible and provides comprehensive cultural, educational, recreational and shopping facilities.
For schooling there are a number of primary schools in the area including Broomley First School in Stocksfield and Whittonstall First School, with senior schooling offered in Hexham and Prudhoe. In addition Mowden Hall Preparatory School just outside Corbridge provides private education from nursery up to 13 years, and there are several private day schools in Newcastle.
For the commuter there are excellent road links east and west to Newcastle and Carlisle, with onward access to the A1 and M6 respectively. The rail station in Stocksfield provides regular cross country services, which in turn link to other main line services to major UK cities. Newcastle International Airport is also easily accessible.
Stocksfield Station 1.6 miles | Corbridge 6.5 miles | Hexham 8.9 miles | Newcastle City Centre 15.6 miles | Newcastle International Airport 16.8 miles