Only by stepping over the threshold does one fully appreciate how very special and unique this wonderful property is. Situated within the Northumbrian village of Belsay, very rarely do such properties come onto the market with excellently proportioned accommodation alongside wonderful outside space, this Grade II listed house will appeal to all manner of buyers. Built circa 1830 out of local Belsay stone which was quarried just a few hundred yards away and originally The Temperance Hotel and then Arcade House Hotel, the dining room was the cafe, attracting cyclists and travellers until becoming a private residence in the later 1970's. The current owners have lived very happily in the property for 23 years and have enjoyed the friendly community spirit of Belsay, which remains a very sought after village offering semi rural living yet still very accessible to Newcastle City Centre and surrounding villages and towns. Arcade House combines effortlessly period features alongside modern living and offers fantastic outside space with private and secluded gardens to the front and side and detached lawned garden to the rear so there is something for everyone and we would urge viewing as essential to fully appreciate all that is on offer. With oil fired central heating the accommodation briefly comprises: Entrance lobby which leads into reception hallway, 22ft dining room to the front with access into the sitting room of similar size to the rear with magnificent marble fireplace, from the hallway there is a ground floor shower room/wc, kitchen with oil fired Aga, fabulous breakfast room which is bathed in lots of natural light and overlooks the side cottage garden and last but certainly not least is the beautiful conservatory which opens out to a walled courtyard garden, the ideal spot to sit and enjoy the private and peaceful surroundings. The first floor has four good sized bedrooms, the master of which is a very generous 23ft with an extensive range of fitted wardrobes, there is a family bathroom and full planning permission for the addition of two en-suite bathrooms. Externally to the front is an attractive arcaded entrance with historic iron railings, to the rear a double garage with electronically operated door, and there is also planning permission to create an extra garage. Garden wise there is a walled courtyard garden to the front, cottage garden to the side and across the lane to the rear is a generous lawned garden with an abundance of pretty flowers, bushes, shrubs and trees. Belsay Village has an award winning village shop, mobile fish and chip van once a week, Blacksmiths Coffee Shop and of course Belsay Hall and Castle and Bolam Lake are right on the doorstep. With an Ofsted rating of outstanding Belsay First School is very sought after and feeds into the highly acclaimed Ponteland schools system. With excellent transport links both North and South, Belsay sits in an idyllic location surrounded by glorious Northumbrian countryside, ideal for outdoor pursuits, and is also well placed for nearby Ponteland with a fantastic variety of amenities, leisure centre and Golf Club and Newcastle International Airport is also close by which also provides the Metro service to Newcastle City Centre, the coast and South of the River.
Door to front and window to side, understair cupboard, parquet flooring, central heated radiator, door into dining room and door into:
Parquet flooring, central heated radiator, doors into sitting room, conservatory and kitchen and stairs to the first floor.
14’8 x 22’ (4.51m x 6.71m) With windows to the front, central heated radiator, picture rail, coving to ceiling, door into:
21’11 x 13’11 (6.43m x 4’0m) With two windows to the rear, fabulous marble fireplace with open fire, two storage cupboards, two central heated radiators and arched recess to:
With window and door to side garden, tiled flooring, central heated radiator and loft access.
With window to side, plumbing for washing machine and shelving.
With white suite comprising wash hand basin set into vanity unit with cupboards under, w/c, step in shower cubicle, central heated radiator, part tiled walls and window to the front.
12’10 x 9’0 (3.69m x 2.74m) With farmhouse style units and granite work tops, display units, shelving to one wall, four-oven oil-fired Aga, oil fired central heating boiler, Belfast sink with mixer tap, electric combination oven/microwave, space for dishwasher, tiled flooring, part tiled walls, inset spotlights, window and door to conservatory.
18’1 x 11’8 (5.52m x 3.60m) With a continuation of the farmhouse style wall, base, drawer and display units with contrasting work tops, tiled flooring, inset spotlights, two central heated radiators, space for fridge/freezer, a lovely light room with four windows and stable door to the rear.
20’8 x 15’1 (6.34m x 4.60m) A stunning addition to the house with feature stone walls to two sides and windows overlooking the walled courtyard garden and underfloor heating.
With two windows to the side, storage cupboard and loft access.
23’2 x 19’2 (7.10m x 5.85m) Window to the front with window seat, three large antique-effect fitted pine wardrobes with matching dressing table and bedside cabinets, two central heated radiators.
14’9 x 12’7 (4.54m x 3.87m) Window to the front with window seat, coving to ceiling and central heated radiator.
Access to loft with pull down ladder and Velux window in loft/roof.
14’ x 12’10 (4.27m x 3.69m)
Window to the rear with window seat and central heated radiator.
10’1 x 10’2 (3.08m x 3.11m)
With exposed polished floorboards, central heated radiator, wash basin unit with tiled surrounds and cupboard under and window to the rear.
With white suite comprising panelled bath with telephone style hand held shower attachment, low level w/c, pedestal wash hand basin, central heated radiator and part tiled walls.
25’4 x 16’1 (7.74m x 4.91m) With electronically operated up and over door, window to the rear, power and lighting. From the garage there is a door to the conservatory giving potential for annexe conversion subject to necessary planning permission. Ample rear driveway and hard-standing private parking.
To the front of the property there is an attractive arcaded entrance with historic iron railings with gate leading to the front entrance door. There are three separate gardens with the property: To the front from the conservatory is a delightful walled garden which is a real suntrap, packed full of mature trees, bushes, shrubs and colourful plants, very secluded and peaceful, ideal from which to sit and enjoy the al fresco lifestyle! To the side, accessible from the rear lobby is another lovely garden, with lawn and gravelled pathway meandering through the mature and colourful display of plants, shrubs and trees. The third garden is to the rear across the lane and this has a sizeable lawned area, with hedged surround, paved patio and borders absolutely bursting with a huge variety of plants, bushes, shrubs and trees, vegetable and fruit plots. There is planning permission for the erection of a second garage to the rear of the property.
Belsay Village has an award winning village shop, mobile fish and chip van once a week, Blacksmiths Coffee Shop and of course Belsay Hall and Castle and Bolam Lake are right on the doorstep. With an Ofsted rating of outstanding Belsay First School is very sought after and feeds into the highly acclaimed Ponteland schools system. With excellent transport links both North and South, Belsay sits in an idyllic location surrounded by glorious Northumbrian countryside, ideal for outdoor pursuits, and is also well placed for nearby Ponteland with a fantastic variety of amenities, leisure centre and Golf Club and Newcastle International Airport is also close by which also provides the Metro service to Newcastle City Centre, the coast and South of the River.