Accommodation in Brief
Lobby | Reception Hall | Kitchen/Breakfast Room | Drawing Room | Dining Room | Sitting Room | Orangery | Utility Room | Rear Hall | Cloakroom/WC | Master Bedroom with En-Suite and Walk-In Wardrobes | Five Further Double Bedrooms | Two Further En-Suites | Bathroom
Double Garage | Stores and Gardener's WC | Parking and Garden
The Dene is a substantial, detached Victorian house which sits back from the road in established private gardens on the popular Painshawfield Estate. The property is beautifully-presented and provides bright and spacious accommodation with the main reception rooms positioned to take full advantage of the fabulous surrounding gardens which extend to around 1.2 acres. The property has been maintained and extended to a very high standard and offers a host of period features including fireplaces, decorative cornicing, panelled doors, cast iron radiators and a traditional orangery complemented by high-quality contemporary bathrooms.
A covered porch leads to the front door which opens into a lobby. A half-glazed doors leads into the fabulous, welcoming reception hall which has solid oak flooring and an ornate fireplace housing a wood-burning stove. The hall offers a spacious entertaining area with bay window overlooking the garden and gives access to the formal reception rooms. The stunning dual-aspect drawing room, which has a feature fireplace with gas coal effect fire together with ornate cornicing and wall panelling, is substantial and offers a fabulous room for entertaining. The well-proportioned dining room, which has oak flooring, a gas fire set in a minster stone surround and a bay window offering garden views, complements the ideal formal entertaining space. Off the dining room there is a fabulous l-shaped orangery which offers flexible space for sitting and informal dining and an opportunity to enjoy the garden at all times of the year and has doors out onto the terrace. There is also an everyday sitting room which has an open fire and a window overlooking the front garden. The kitchen/breakfast room is located to the rear of the house and has French doors which give access to the terrace and garden. The kitchen is fitted with a comprehensive range of bespoke maple units with granite work surfaces, together with a hand painted island unit, 1½ bowl under mounted sink, a range-style cooker, integrated fridge and a dishwasher, and there is ample space for a table for informal dining. Off the kitchen there is a utility room which has further fitted units, deep Belfast sink, is plumbed for a washing machine, has space for tumble dryer and freezer, houses the boiler and has a door to the rear hall with door to outside. A cloakroom off the hall, with wash hand basin and separate WC completes the ground floor accommodation.
Stairs lead up to the first floor landing and the six double bedrooms and four bathrooms. The master bedroom suite provides a spacious bedroom with elevated views over the front and rear garden and a charming period cast iron open fireplace. There are two walk-in wardrobes, one of which has additional eaves storage, and an en-suite with bath with shower over, wash hand basin and WC. There are two further double bedrooms which benefit from en-suite facilities, one of which has additional walk-in storage and a contemporary wet-room shower that has Villeroy and Boch sanitary ware and attractive Porcelanosa tiles. Of the three additional double bedrooms, two have a good range of sliding door wardrobes. One of these bedrooms is currently used as a study. These bedrooms are served by a luxurious bathroom fitted with a contemporary bath, separate shower/steam room, Villeroy and Boch twin wash hand basins set on a vanity unit, WC, travertine wall tiles and marble flooring.
The Dene is approached through an entrance which leads to a gravelled driveway providing a generous parking and turning area to the front of the house. There is an area of lawn with mature shrubbery to the front of the house and paved steps lead from the parking area to the front door. There is a further rear drive that leads to a range of stores and a path leads to the back door and garden. The detached double garage has two sets of double timber doors and benefits from power and water. To the side of the house there is a range of stores including a detached building which provides a wood store, a wine store with heating, garden store and a gardener's WC. There are also two timber sheds which benefit from power and light.
The property stands in a generous plot which amounts to around 1.2 acres. The gardens surround the house and include expanses of lawn with steps to various terraces and seating areas, while mature planting, shrubs and trees provide privacy. A large, south-facing flagstone terrace, which can be accessed from the kitchen and orangery, overlooks the gardens and provides an ideal outdoor entertaining area or just to enjoy the beautifully-manicured and tranquil setting. A gentle stream runs along the garden boundary with three bridges offering access across.
Stocksfield is a popular, attractive Tyne Valley commuter village situated on the south bank of the River Tyne. The village offers local amenities including a range of shops, doctors'; surgery, garage, post office and sports facilities including a golf course and tennis club. The Painshawfield Estate has been reported to be one of the most attractive housing estates in the North East of England. The village provides an excellent alternative to city life, giving an opportunity to enjoy the rural situation with good accessibility to city and business centres. 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 including spa, gym, golf courses and driving range. The 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 is a primary school in the village, while senior schooling is 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 0.9 miles | Corbridge 6.3 miles | Hexham 8.7 miles | Newcastle City Centre 13.2 miles | Newcastle International Airport 16.0 miles