Leisure/hospitality for sale in Shibdon Road, Blaydon On Tyne NE21
£1,000,000 (£9.57/sq. ft)
Leisure/hospitality for sale
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The Dower House is a prestigious and historical property perfectly located on the edge of Axwell Park in Blaydon. This property offers an exciting and rare opportunity to create a truly stunning family home or to further develop the residence for a number of other uses subject to planning consent.
This spacious home has been in the current owner?s family since 1922 and is set within its own estate spanning circa 2.4 acres. This gothic mansion was originally constructed in the 1770?s by the renowned architect James Paine on commission of Sir Thomas Clavering to be used as the Dowager House for the Axwell House estate. The property is a Grade II* Listed residence with stunning original features such as the gothic style Venetian windows with central sash and lattice glazing bars as well as crenelated parapets along the roofline. The property offers flexible accommodation and is currently used as 3 individual dwellings or could be restored to one large residential property.
The secluded and semi-rural surroundings of Axwell Park make this property a haven for British wildlife including a number of swans, kingfishers, herons, foxes and even roe deer. Axwell Park also offers a range of communal facilities including a children?s play area, tennis court, ornamental lake, woodlands and meadows.
This stunning home is perfectly positioned just 4 miles from Newcastle city centre and just 2 miles from The Metrocentre, one of the largest shopping malls in Europe, offering national retailers, restaurants and further amenities. This sizeable property is also within the catchment areas for a number of outstanding schools. Blaydon is ideally situated for a host of local transport links including the nearby A1, A695 and A694 as well as a wealth of public transport links into Newcastle and the surrounding areas.
Set within a circa 2.4 acre private walled estate the grounds of the property are accessed by a stone gateway from Shibdon Road. The ornate gates lead to a gravelled courtyard providing secure off road parking for a number of vehicles. The front entrance also provides open access to the landscaped gardens with views over Axwell Park lake, the private boat house and the surrounding grounds. The rear of the property can be accessed directly from the front courtyard which also provides access to the triple garage. The garage offers a wealth of additional parking or storage in addition to the large detached store house located behind the garage which is ideal for garden supplies or as an additional workspace.
The Dower House
The central residence of the property is a substantial four-bedroom family home comprising of;
A grand entrance hall is accessed via an external arched wooden door and offers a reception vestibule leading to a grand original wooden staircase which provides access to the first floor with stunning arched window on the half floor landing. This portion of the property offers a drawing room with large arched bay windows overlooking the front aspect complete with a built-in window seat and coal effect gas fire. The living room is a mirror image of the drawing room and also offers a large arched bay windows overlooking the front gardens as well as a feature gas fireplace. The grand and spacious dining room overlooks the rear garden via two substantial windows complete with window seats and original wooden window shutters. The dining room is completed with an electric feature fireplace and a wealth of built in storage cupboards. The sizable breakfasting kitchen overlooks the rear garden and offers a range of base and wall units with contrasting worktops as well as a stainless steel sink with mixer tap. This most prominent feature of this room is the tiled inglenook complete with gas fired aga and the quarry tiled flooring throughout. The ground floor also offers a convenient cloakroom with a low level W.C. And a hand basin as well as a deceptively spacious store room.
The first floor offers an exceptional master bedroom as well as the mirror image second bedroom which is equally breath taking. Both of these generous double bedrooms offer large arched and latticed windows overlooking the front gardens with built in window seats and storage cupboards. The third double bedroom overlooks the rear gardens and benefits from fitted wardrobes, currently this bedroom also provides access into the neighbouring Dower House West by a ?jack and jill? Style door. The fourth bedroom is currently used as a home office but could suit a number of other uses such as nursery or hobby room and also features stunning views over the rear gardens. This family bathroom which comprises of a low level W.C, pedestal hand basin, bidet and panelled bath with shower over. The final aspect of this floor is the original staircase leading to the second floor which would have originally been used for servant?s quarters.
The first and second attic rooms are currently used as a family games room but could make an exceptional fifth bedroom with stunning views over the parapets and wrap around gardens. The third attic room is currently used as a storage room and there is an additional washroom complete with a Belfast style sink. From the landing there is also access to the roof of the property which offers truly stunning views over Axwell Park.
The Dower House West
The Western wing of the property is a substantial four-bedroom home comprising of;
A welcoming entrance hall with a solid wood front door as well as doors to the dining room, cloak room and living room in addition to the staircase leading to the first floor. This section of the property offers a dual aspect dining room with a large arched and leaded window overlooking the front of the property and a secondary window overlooking wrap around side gardens. The family friendly dual aspect lounge features a window offering unspoilt views of the surrounding estate as well as an external door leading to the side of the property. The spacious lounge also provides access to the sunroom as well as the breakfasting kitchen.
The breakfasting kitchen offers a range of base and wall units with contrasting worktops, a free-standing island as well as a stainless-steel sink with mixer tap and integrated appliances such as five burner gas hob with extractor hood overhead, a raised oven and built in grill. The kitchen also benefits from dual aspect windows overlooking the surrounding gardens, a breakfast bar, walk in pantry and utility room offering space for additional storage and appliances. To the rear of the property is a sunroom providing idyllic views over Axwell Park Lake as well as a greenhouse and a large garage which is currently used as a workshop all providing additional space which could be converted to suit a number of uses or to provide more living space. The ground floor is completed with a useful cloakroom with a low-level W.C. And a hand basin.
The first floor offers a stunning dual aspect master bedroom with large arched windows overlooking the front and side gardens with a variety of built in wardrobes and storage cupboards. The second double bedroom is also dual aspect with windows overlooking both the side and back gardens as well as laminate wood effect flooring and built in wardrobes. The third double bedroom offers a deep bay window providing panoramic 180 degree views over the surrounding gardens as well as Axwell Park Lake. The fourth bedroom is currently used as a home office but could suit a number of other uses such as nursery and also features stunning views over the side gardens. This family bathroom which comprises of a low-level W.C, pedestal hand basin, bidet and panelled bath with shower over as well as a useful built in storage cupboard.
The Eastern wing of the property has undergone some works and is intended to be converted into a two bedroom cottage style annex. These works have not been completed and further remedial works will be required to make this part of the property habitable.
The Cottage briefly comprises;
A private entrance door leading directly into the living room which benefits from a large arched and leaded window overlooking the front gardens as well as a second window overlooking the side gardens. The living room also provides access to the dual aspect kitchen located at the rear of the property with windows overlooking the back and side gardens as well as the stairs to the first floor.
The first floor offers two spacious double bedrooms which were intended to be converted to two luxurious en-suite bedrooms, these rooms will also offer views over the extensive property grounds.
- The Dower House and Dower House West pay two separate council tax payments.
- The property contributes £80 per annum towards the maintenance of Axwell Park communal grounds.
- The property benefits from solar panels which contribute to the hot water supply.
- EPC rating ? As the property is Grade II* Listed it is EPC exempt
* Sizes listed are approximate. Please contact the agent to confirm actual size.
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