Accommodation in Brief
Sitting Room | Kitchen / Dining Room | Garden Room | Downstairs WC | Master Bedroom with En-Suite | Four Further Bedrooms | Study | Snug | Shower / Utility Room
Garden | Shed | Greenhouse
Formerly a village shop once used by local artist and sculptor Charles Sansbury; the property is nestled in a row of stone fronted terraced houses overlooking the Market Square in the popular village location of Allendale. This imaginatively refurbished property provides versatile family living with five/six-bedroom accommodation.
The partially glazed front door opens into the sitting room with double fronted feature windows overlooking the market place, oak wood floor, exposed stone walls, stone hearth and multi-fuel stove. This leads to the kitchen/dining room which has a range of wall and floor units, plumbing for a dishwasher or washing machine and a Flavel range with ceramic plates. The kitchen leads to the garden room which gives access to the patio and garden.
From the sitting room the staircase with barley twist spindles and exposed stonework leads to the first floor where the large landing area is currently used as a snug/TV viewing area. The master bedroom with views over the garden and hills is at the rear of the property and has built-in wardrobes, an en-suite which is tiled and has a bath, wash-hand basin and WC and window to the rear. A further bedroom and study are accessed from the landing area along with access to the second floor.
To the second floor there are three further bedrooms, all with beams; two to the front and one to the rear of the property, two of which have access points to the loft space. There is also a shower/utility room with skylight, corner shower, wash-hand basin and WC. There is a built-in storage cupboard and plumbing for a washing machine.
To the rear of the property there is a patio area with steps up to the pretty south facing garden. This is mainly laid to lawn with planted borders and is surrounded by dry stone walling. There is also a stone out-house for storage and a greenhouse. There is off road parking to the front of the property and access to rear via a shared passage.
The thriving village of Allendale Town offers a good range of everyday amenities including a post office/newsagent, small supermarket, doctors surgery and chemist, a number of traditional public houses and a golf course. The surrounding area is popular for tourism, close to Hadrian’s Wall and an ideal location to escape the hustle and bustle of modern day life. Allendale is renowned for its ‘Tar Barl’ New Year celebrations when men march around the town with their faces blackened carrying barrels of blazing tar above their heads; this is followed by the traditional first-footing. The historic market town of Hexham provides a wider selection of amenities with larger supermarkets, a good range of shops and restaurants, professional and recreational services and a hospital. The beautiful surrounding area provides walks and other country pursuits, with golf courses, sports clubs and Hexham racecourse all within easy reach. Newcastle city centre providing comprehensive cultural, educational, recreational and shopping facilities is also easily accessible.
For schooling there is a primary school in Allendale, while senior schooling is offered in Haydon Bridge and Hexham. In addition, Mowden Hall Prep School is located just outside Corbridge and there are several private day schools in Newcastle.
For the commuter the A69, which can be joined at Hexham or Haydon Bridge, gives excellent access to Newcastle to the east and Carlisle to the west, and to the A1 and M6. Railway stations, also located in Hexham and Haydon Bridge, provide cross country services to Newcastle and Carlisle where connecting main line rail services are available to major UK cities. Newcastle International Airport is also easily accessible.
Haydon Bridge 7.1 miles | Hexham 10.5 miles | Newcastle International Airport 31.3 miles | Newcastle City Centre 33.8 miles