Newmoor Hall is an escape from the ordinary, the ultimate rural hideaway, an elegant, beautifully preserved Grade II* listed mansion with separate one bedroom annexe converted from the original outbuilding. This enchanting, country chic home, lovingly restored to an exquisite standard, is set in a truly magical location with a magnificent rural vista and peaceful energy. The current owners have worked hard to preserve the heritage and soul of the house but have added softness and comfort to this extraordinary rural retreat.
Newmoor Hall is an elegant Grade II* listed five bedroom detached house set in approximately 2 acres of grounds with a separate self-contained annexe converted from the original outbuilding. This handsome country home dates back to c.1720 and is of great historic and architectural interest. With thick stone walls and Welsh slate roof, this striking property oozes character and dignified beauty. The current owners have spent over a decade meticulously restoring and redeveloping this beautiful building to create a very comfortable country home. Reconfiguring the internal footprint and integrating contemporary elements into the building’s traditional architecture. They have preserved the historical integrity of the hall and created an impressive family home, seamlessly connecting old with new.
Newmoor Hall was formerly listed as Newmoor House in 1953 and is arranged over two floors, with 8 narrow bays, Chamfered plinth, rusticated quoins. The style of building is Baroque perhaps influenced by Vanburgh. The rear elevation of the main house shows earlier massive squared masonry in lower courses at the left end, perhaps medieval.
The current owners have worked hard to preserve the heritage of this building and have spared no expense in creating the perfect balance between character and luxury modern comfort. The setting is truly magical and completely rural yet very accessible to A1 and only 2 miles from the pretty village of Longframlington. The A697 is less than 2 miles away and the A1 only 3 miles, the larger market towns of Alnwick, 8 miles away and Morpeth 13 miles and Newcastle city centre 29 miles.
Big skies and open fields, rolling hills and fresh air, this is a house that inspires a slower-paced more fulfilling way of life. The landscape is wonderful to the point of being hypnotic, you don’t need to do anything here except enjoy the setting and the views. The ground floor rooms are perfect for throwing a party, the spacious living area offers plenty of room for dinner guests and get-togethers. Despite its traditional construction, Newmoor Hall is a chic and stylish home that is inviting and cosy. A peaceful and beautiful place where you are surrounded by nature.
What’s inside Newmoor Hall?
Please refer to the floor plans provided for the individual room sizes and layout of accommodation in both the Hall and the Annexe.
Newmoor Hall: (3,334 sq ft)
Newmoor Hall is approached via a country road, double timber gates lead to the front drive, gardens and parking area.
Impressive entrance doorway with a classical cornice, supported on fluted Doric pilasters, on one side of the door there are three 12 paned sash windows, on the side there are a further four 12 paned sash windows, with heavy projecting Gibbs surrounds and large lintels.
An impressive and grand 21 ft reception hall with limestone flooring, cast iron column style radiators, a bespoke Theresa Spinks solid oak staircase is the statement feature of this room, access off to principal ground floor accommodation, one 12 pane sash window on each side of the front door, there is also an exquisite set of original double doors that open to:
A very pleasant room to the front elevation with three 12 paned sash windows overlooking the front grounds and gardens, engineered oak wide plank flooring, three cast iron column style radiators, ceiling cornice, a stone fireplace and hearth cocoon an inset open fire, perfect for combating the cold in the winter months and creating a cosy ambience to this delightful room.
A very cosy room, also to the front elevation with two 12 paned sash windows also overlooking the front grounds and gardens. Engineered oak wide plank flooring, two cast iron column style radiators, stunning exposed stone fireplace with inset wood burning stove, two large stone alcoves, ceiling cornice.
An impressive room with limestone flagged floor and characterful exposed stone wall, a window overlooks the front elevation with views over the grounds and gardens, there is another wood burning stove in this room and two cast iron column style radiators.
A third reception room, to the front elevation, currently used as a billiard room but could be used as a further reception room or ground floor bedroom, engineered oak wide plank flooring, cast iron column style radiator.
This stunning individually designed, bespoke high end kitchen is located to the rear elevation of the hall and overlooks the courtyard and annexe. A fabulous range of in-frame timber painted wall and base units with solid granite worktops, there is a circular butchers block and curved end base unit, integrated Bosch double oven with warming drawer, Bosch induction hob with extractor fan over, Butlers sink unit with heritage style mixer tap, solid oak tall larder and pantry unit. Bosch integrated fridge, cast iron column style radiator, limestone flag flooring. Door with access to the rear of the property.
Fitted with quality units as in the kitchen, Butlers sink, limestone flag flooring, Miele washing machine and separate Miele dryer, cast iron column style radiator, two windows look out to the rear elevation onto the courtyard and countryside setting. Door to:
Accessed via a hatch, a circular staircase leads to a wine storage area.
Ground Floor Cloaks/WC:
With traditional style Fired Earth pedestal sink and quality taps, low level WC, CH radiator.
Spiral staircase from Dining Room leads to the first floor, also can be accessed via the main oak staircase in the entrance hallway:
Access via the entrance hallway and up the stunning bespoke Theresa Spinks bespoke crafted solid oak staircase or from the spiral staircase in the Dining Room:
With two 12 paned sash windows to the front elevation overlooking the grounds and gardens.
Gorgeous room to the front, rear and side elevation, four 12 paned sash windows allow plenty of natural light to flood in, the views over the grounds and gardens are simply stunning, there is a long cast iron column style radiator, quality fitted carpet.
A boutique style bathroom to the front elevation, wet room with daisy head traditional style shower, Fired Earth crackle glaze subway tiles to walls, limestone tiled floor, Fired Earth pedestal wash basin and glass vanity shelf below, traditional style chrome towel warmer radiator, 12 paned sash window to the front elevation. Underfloor heating.
A boutique style family bathroom fitted with Fired Earth sanitary ware comprising a stunning roll top bath, large shower enclosure with daisy head shower head, bidet, low level wc, towel warmer/radiator. Underfloor heating.
Another beautiful bedroom to the front elevation with a 12 paned sash window overlooking the grounds and gardens. A window seat provides a lovely spot to sit and admire the views or relax with a good book. Cast iron column style radiator, quality fitted carpet.
Yet another delightful bedroom to the front elevation with a 12 paned sash window overlooking the gardens and grounds, cast iron column style radiator, quality fitted carpet.
A stunning thick stone exposed wall makes for a characterful feature to this bedroom, also to the front elevation with a window, cast iron column style radiator, quality fitted carpet.
Family Bathroom 2:
Another luxury bathroom fitted with Fired Earth sanitary ware comprising traditional style roll top bath, pedestal hand wash basin and low level WC, quality tiles to floor and walls, towel warmer/radiator. Underfloor heating.
A pleasant double bedroom with two windows and window seat, again to the front elevation overlooking the grounds and gardens.
Separate self-contained one bedroom Annexe: (477 sq ft)
To the rear of the hall there is a separate timber gate that leads to a courtyard area with private parking and access to the Annexe which was converted from the original outbuilding formally a wash house. This annexe could lend itself to a variety of uses, perhaps a separate space for a family member or even a bijoux luxury holiday let.
A stunning bijoux luxury self-contained single storey property with a 22ft open plan living room and breakfasting kitchen, there is underfloor heating to the luxury tiled floor, exposed timber beams add a wonderful sense of space and character to the this double height room. The kitchen is fitted with the same quality fittings as in the main house with a solid granite breakfasting bar, Bosch oven and hob.
An impressive room with double height as in the lounge, again with exposed timber beams giving a sense of space and atmosphere, underfloor heating.
A boutique style wet room with Fired Earth tiles and quality shower with daisy head shower head, double height room, towel warmer/radiator, low level wc.
With stable style doors giving access to a spacious dry store area.
What’s Outside Newmoor Hall?
The hall and annexe are located in a truly magical setting with 2 acres of landscaped grounds and gardens, there are steps down leading to two stunning patio areas for alfresco entertaining, to the rear elevation there are raised flower beds with a gorgeous selection of shrubs and flowers, to the side elevation the second patio provides complete privacy with fantastic views of the garden and woodland. To front elevation the gardens are more formal, laid to lawn with a charming pergola and mature trees including Redwood.
What Propology love about Newmoor Hall and Longframlington:
We absolutely love the character and elegant architecture of this country home, the separate Annexe is also charming and a fantastic bonus for anyone wishing to utilise the additional space to suit their needs. The setting is private and intimate and there is a softness to the surrounding landscape. This is a home to enjoy all of the seasons, whatever the weather. Hunker down in the kitchen and line the cupboards with preserves for the winter, or spend time outdoors and get out into the fresh air, this home offers endless opportunities to enjoy the good life. The interior is luxurious and chic but also cosy and welcoming. It is rare to find a country home that retains its sense of history yet provides a comfortable, modern sanctuary.
Longframlington is a pretty, unspoiled traditional country village and home to a family butcher, newsagent, hairdresser, great pubs and an award-winning general store which sells a great selection of everyday produce. The recent addition of the Running Fox artisan bakery and cafe ticks all of our country chic village requirements.
A wider range of facilities can be found in the thriving market towns of Alnwick and Morpeth to the north and south respectively. These bustling hubs boast a good choice of indie shops and supermarkets, eateries, healthcare and leisure facilities, as well as excellent schools. Mainline train stations can be found at Alnmouth and Morpeth and these provide regular, direct Intercity rail services to Newcastle upon Tyne, London and Edinburgh.
The property’s proximity to the A1 also puts Northumberland’s Heritage Coast within a short drive and provides a straightforward commute to the city of Newcastle.
For those wishing to take advantage of the equestrian potential that this location offers, Alnwick Ford Equestrian Centre is located just off the country road leading to Newmoor Hall. This state-of-the-art facility boasts a 60m x 30m all-weather arena, a solarium and a cross-country course, which has been designed and built by 2008 Olympic course builder, David Evans.