From the moment you turn into the driveway you know you're somewhere incredibly special. Togston Hall is an enchanting house in the country with a story of family and friends. Happy memories, a rural lifestyle and the opportunity to breathe the sustaining elixir of the Great Outdoors. Journeys of discovery joy and contentment, a cosy retreat. Logs in the lounge, toys in the nursery, horses, stables and hot chocolate by the Aga. Once through the grand entrance you'll be wowed by elegantly modern interiors. It’s essential that we dream but there comes a point when dreaming is not enough. Explore the hills, valleys, coastline and ride through the rolling countryside. Blend Togston Hall with 100% organic locally sourced fresh air and recharge and rejuvenate.
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Located five minutes from the stunning Northumberland Coast and tucked away in a small rural Hamlet is the magnificent eight bedroom Grade II listed Togston Hall. Thought to date back to the 16th Century and originally constructed as a defensive Farmhouse Togston Hall was remodelled and extended to its current plan during the Georgian period.
Also available, by separate negotiation, are a gatehouse cottage, Togston Hall Lodge and a contemporary detached stone built two bedroom property, North Lodge.
The current owners have lovingly restored this magnificent eight bedroom Grade II listed Hall with extensive outbuildings which prior to their ownership was a family home several times over. Togston Hall has been a happy family home to the current owners for over twenty years and has provided an idyllic setting for the family’s three children to grow up and embrace all that country life has to offer.
With its enchanting Georgian frontage and beautiful setting its not hard to see why the current owners fell in love with Togston Hall and set about restoring and breathing new life into this wonderful property. Over the years they have painstakingly restored the original character internally to match the imposing façade. The restoration was a real labour of love which they delighted in alongside bringing up their children in rural bliss.
The hard work is all done, the children have flown the nest and The Hall needs to be filled with people again. It is a rare opportunity indeed to acquire this wonderful property which is currently a family home but also offers a wonderful business opportunity, the ultimate working from home with part of the property currently used as luxury self catering accommodation. Togston Hall is a unique property and setting that could easily lend itself to a variety of business opportunities (with the relevant planning and permissions needing to be applied for) such as a boutique B & B or a country well- being retreat.
Located five minutes from the stunning Northumberland Coast just outside the historical picturesque village of Warkworth and five minutes from England’s friendliest little fishing port Amble, Togston Hall is superbly located for commuters travelling North or South with Alnmouth main line train station a fifteen minute drive away as well as excellent access to major road links and thirty minutes away from Newcastle international airport.
What’s inside Togston Hall?
Togston Hall Lodge Just off the B6345 there is a pretty woodland with a Gatehouse Cottage situated at the entrance to the drive. This is Togston Hall Lodge which dates back to the 18th Century. Charming and cosy the Lodge has a reception room with Inglenook fireplace, kitchen, inner lobby, two bedrooms and bathroom. There are pretty rose beds to the front and a lawn to the rear with gravel parking for two cars. Togston Hall Lodge is available by separate negotiation at £180,000.
North Lodge Is a stylish detached two bedroom stone built cottage with double garage. The modern and well equipped kitchen is on the ground floor with a feature staircase to the main living room which has a fabulous wood burning stove. There are two bedrooms and a contemporary bathroom on the first floor. The property has stunning views of the open countryside and the coast towards Coquet Island. North Lodge is available by separate negotiation at £265,000.
The Main House, Togston Hall Elegant double fronted Georgian façade, through the front door leading to the Reception Hall is a beautiful light entrance with a columned supported arch to a wide staircase, there is a stunning Italian style window which allows natural light to illuminate the main hall and stairwell. The drawing room which overlooks the grounds features a striking fireplace with marble surround there is a handy storage cupboard and four Georgian sash style windows. The sitting room is elegant and light with a further four Georgian sash style windows overlooking the grounds and also features a large fireplace with beautiful marble surround and a wood burning stove bringing a cosy feel to this room there is also a wonderful fitted bookcase.
Dining Kitchen A lovely light room with quality bespoke hand painted cabinets and black granite counters with a range of branded integrated cooking appliances. There are two beautifully crafted sandstone arched alcoves with additional storage cabinets and an oil fired Aga where you will find the charismatic family dog Hugo enjoying food, warmth and comfort. Pretty much a permanent feature of the kitchen, sadly Hugo is not included in the sale! A sash window overlooks the courtyard and doors connect to the drawing room east and rear lobby.
East Lobby has storage cupboards and doors to the reception hall and access to the utility room, stairs lead off down to the cellar.
Utility Room Tiled walls and floors, built in units sink and drainer, integrated washing machine and plumbing for free standing laundry appliances. Doors open to a cloakroom and lovely little side patio for taking your coffee breaks whilst tackling the laundry, door to games room.
Games Room Two lovely double windows with working shutters and views to the side of the wooded grounds, there are also a range of fitted cupboards and shelving.
Rear Entrance Lobby with access to storage shed with steel door and shelving.
Gym and Training Room With large storage cupboards and window with working shutters and connecting door to kitchen North Wing.
North Wing Breakfasting Kitchen Beautiful kitchen with light coloured quartz finish counters and breakfast bar a range of quality fitted cabinets and branded integrated appliances. There is also cloakroom/wc and a beautiful open limestone spiral staircase leading to the first floor. A sash style window overlooks the pretty woodland area and the door leads to the rear courtyard and parking area.
First floor landing Spacious landing with beautiful beamed vaulted ceiling and exposed brickwork giving access to the rooms at the rear of the property, the North Wing.
Family bathroom A modern high quality suite with walk-in Matki shower, bath, wc and wash basin sash style window and storage cupboard.
Bedroom Five Built in wardrobes and sash style window.
First Floor Drawing Room Two sash style windows with beautiful views of the grounds and woodland storage cupboards to the alcove.
Cupboard Large walk in cupboard with shelving.
Bedroom Eight Is a delightful single room with its own little staircase a children’s delight or grown up’s hideaway which has its own window and shelving.
Galleried Landing From the first floor landing a staircase leads to a galleried landing where you will find bedrooms six and seven.
Bedroom Six A double bedroom with beautiful exposed timber beams, built in wardrobes and storage cupboards with door to:
En-suite with a tiled shower cubicle, wash basin and WC.
Bedroom Seven with exposed timber beams, built in wardrobes and storage cupboards with door to:
En-suite with tiled shower enclosure wash basin and WC.
A curved archway with connecting door leading from the North wing first floor landing through to the front of the property.
Guest Cloakroom/WC With wash basin, WC and steps to the main family bathroom.
Main family bathroom A beautiful relaxing room with a lovely fireplace and double sash windows. In the centre of the room is a fabulous freestanding roll top bath with ball and claw feet and there also are twin wash basins, a bidet and WC and freestanding towel rail and large airing cupboard.
First Floor Landing Doors leading to four double bedrooms.
Master Bedroom A lovely room at the front of the property with two double sash windows, fitted robes and door to master en-suite.
En-Suite with window to the front of the property, a spa style bath, wash basin, bidet and WC.
Bedroom Two Two sash windows overlooking the front of the property, built in robes and dressing table and feature fireplace.
Bedroom Three With a feature fireplace and views of the side grounds and woodland. Fitted robes, dresser and corner shelves.
Bedroom Four With fireplace, sash style window, fitted robe, dresser and shelving.
Cellars Which accommodates the central heating boilers, hot water storage and renewable energy equipment.
What’s outside Togston Hall?
Numerous range of outbuildings the majority of which have been subject to extensive renovation and are currently used for garaging, storage and workshops. The outbuildings are a tinkering haven but also have tremendous potential for development subject to relevant permissions.
The location and setting of Togston Hall is simply stunning, the grounds that surround the house are generous and include a wood, fields, paddocks, courtyard, lawned areas and a beautiful private walled garden. The main elevation of the house is Southerly facing from the private drive passing through a mature wood that then opens onto a large parking area and provides courtyard access to the East courtyard.
There is a lawned area with planted borders and grazing paddocks for horses. A two horse stable block with tack room and a covered storage behind with agricultural storage close to the paddock. A charming little bridge over the stream leads to additional land and the South East of the Hall is a delightful walled garden with mature fruit trees and bushes. The rear of the Hall is accessed by a separate drive leading to a gated courtyard with access to a further courtyard.
What Propology love about Togston Hall and the location:
Togston Hall is well screened from the road by the mature copse of woods so has a good degree of privacy however it is not cut off from everyday life. Togston Hall is part of a thriving and eclectic little community with a Farmhouse B & B not far away and a pretty little hamlet of privately owned high quality stone barn conversions designed and built by the current owners over a decade ago creating a friendly small community.
With views to Coquet Island and the sea from the North Wing, endless country walks and with easy access to Newcastle and Alnmouth train station and the International airport only thirty minutes away being an added bonus for family holidays or business travel the location could not be any better. A five minute drive will get you to the pretty historical village of Warkworth and also to Amble which has a beautiful marina and yacht club. Morpeth and Alnwick are also within easy reach for a wider range of amenities. Should you need to commute to London or Edinburgh a fifteen minute drive to Alnmouth main line train station is all it takes.