Accommodation in Brief
Reception Hall | Cloakroom | Dining Room | Sitting Room | Drawing Room | Garden Room | Kitchen/Breakfast Room | Utility Room | Master Bedroom with En-suite Shower Room and Dressing Room | Guest Bedroom with En-suite Shower Room | Two Further Double Bedrooms | Family Bathroom | Attic Room | Cellarage
Private South-facing Garden | Driveway | Car Port | Garden Store
Middlemarch is a stunning period house brimming with charm and character but with the recent addition of quality modern fixtures and fittings. The property sits in an elevated position close to the town centre and opposite Hexham Park which abuts the Abbey. Believed to have once been the vicarage to the neighbouring church, the current house dates to the 18th Century although there is evidence of an earlier dwelling.
Internally, the property is a quintessential Georgian house with high ceilings and large windows which flood the rooms with natural light. The house retains many attractive features such as original sash windows with shutters, ornate cornicing and ceiling roses. The reception hall with stone flagged floor is extremely inviting and provides access to the principal ground floor rooms, guest cloakroom and WC, as well as having the original elegant staircase to the first floor. To the front of the house is a well-proportioned dining room with panelled walls and open fireplace with stone surround, and a sitting room with Inglenook fireplace housing a multi-fuel stove and window seat for enjoyment of the views over the park.
To the rear of the house is a well-proportioned drawing room with Living Flame gas fire set in a period stone fireplace, French doors lead into the garden room with stone floor and access out to the terrace. A superb bespoke kitchen by Newcastle Furniture Company forms the hub of the house and consists of hand-painted cream units with black granite surfaces and large central island. This thoughtfully designed space has extremely high quality appliances including a pewter gas-fired Aga, Miele electric oven, Miele ceramic hob, Miele wine cooler, Miele microwave, Miele coffee machine, Quooker boiling water tap, Whirlpool American Fridge/Freezer and Fisher and Paykel Double DishDrawer dishwasher. The limestone flooring extends from the kitchen through the breakfast area into the Amdega conservatory bay with French doors to the sun terrace. Off the kitchen is a useful shelved pantry and a utility room.
To the first floor is a sumptuous master bedroom suite, comprising a light and airy bedroom, well-appointed en-suite shower room with Heritage suite, and in addition to a walk-in wardrobe, a dressing room with generous shelving and hanging space. A guest bedroom with en-suite shower room is also located to the rear of the house along with the family bathroom, with classic suite including cast iron roll top bath and tongue and groove panelling. There are two further double bedrooms both situated to the front of the house. A staircase leads to a spacious attic, currently used as a study and storage room but with the potential to easily create further bedroom accommodation, subject to the necessary planning consents.
The extensive cellarage with stone-flagged floor and vaulted ceiling provides excellent storage and houses the recently installed acv high capacity central heating boiler. There is also a games room with wine racks.
To the front of the house is a tarmacadam driveway leading up to a double car port and garden store. The enclosed south-facing rear garden is a suntrap and has private stone-flagged terrace which is directly accessed from all the ground floor rear rooms, a wonderful space for outdoor entertaining. Stone steps lead to a raised terrace and lawn with well stocked beds and water feature.
The property is ideally placed for all the amenities within the attractive, bustling market town of Hexham which offers a full range of day-to-day facilities with supermarkets, a good range of shops including independent delicatessen, butcher, baker, greengrocer and bimonthly farmers' market, professional services, leisure/sports centre, cinema, theatre and a hospital. The town has an historic abbey at its heart together with several other buildings of note. The beautiful surrounding area provides walks and other country pursuits, with golf courses, sports clubs and Hexham racecourse within easy reach. The charming and historic village of Corbridge offers additional amenities including further artisan shops while nearby Matfen Hall and Close House offer excellent leisure facilities. Newcastle city centre is within easy reach and provides further comprehensive cultural, educational, recreational and shopping facilities.
For schooling there is a wide selection of schools in Hexham including The Sele First School, which has achieved ‘outstanding’ Ofsted reports for many years and provides exceptional education from 3-9 years, and the well-regarded Queen Elizabeth High School. In addition Mowden Hall Preparatory School is nearby and provides private education from nursery up to 13 years. There are several private day schools in Newcastle with school transport offered from Hexham.
For the commuter the A69 provides excellent access to Newcastle to the east and Carlisle to the west and onward access to the A1 and M6. The rail station at Hexham provides regular cross country services to Newcastle and Carlisle, where connecting main line services are available to major UK cities north and south. Newcastle International Airport is also within easy reach.
Corbridge 3.9 miles | Newcastle International Airport 19.7 miles | Newcastle City Centre 22.1 miles