Accommodation in Brief
Entrance Hallway | Sitting Room | Drawing Room | Dining Room | Kitchen/Breakfast Room | Utility Room | Master Bedroom with En-suite | Guest Bedroom with En-suite | Two Further Bedrooms | Family Bathroom | Downstairs WC
Double Garage | Parking | Gardens
Willowbrook House, built around the year 2000, is an attractive detached property with a traditional stone façade under a slate tiled roof and is double glazed throughout. The house is beautifully presented and offers spacious four bedroomed accommodation with a large terraced west facing rear garden.
Double wooden doors open into the welcoming entrance hall leading to all the downstairs accommodation and central staircase to the upper floor.
A bright and elegant drawing room to the rear elevation is a welcoming room and offers dual aspect, a feature gas fire set on a granite hearth with marble fire surround, coving to the ceiling and access through French doors to the dining room. The dining room, to the front elevation, is another room of good size, providing a more formal entertaining space and benefits from dual aspect to the front and side with views over the garden.
The kitchen/breakfast room, with a range of wooden wall and floor units and additional glazed display cabinetry, also benefits from a central island and complementary work surfaces, 1½ bowl sink and drainer and attractive tiled floor. Integral appliances include a fridge, gas hob, extractor hood, double oven and dishwasher along with ample space for a table and chairs and French doors to the rear garden. Off the kitchen there is a useful utility room, fitted with a range of units and plumbed for a washing machine and tumble dryer and room for a fridge and freezer. Access to the garage is from the utility room.
Off the kitchen is the sitting room with feature gas fire with an attractive wooden fire surround and marble hearth, coving to the ceiling and patio doors leading to the rear garden and sun terrace, offering an ideal place for relaxing, al-fresco entertaining and taking in the tranquil setting.
A central, French polished, hardwood staircase leads from the hall to the upper floor with galleried landing and four good sized bedrooms.
The master bedroom to the rear elevation benefits from a dressing room and en-suite bathroom with attractive wall and floor tiling, bath, walk-in shower, wash hand basin, bidet, heated towel rail and WC. The guest bedroom to the front elevation also benefits from fitted storage, and complete en-suite bathroom. Two further bedrooms, one currently used as an office and the other offering dual aspect and further storage are served by the family bathroom.
The entrance to the property is through a pillared entrance onto a tarmacadam driveway which leads to a parking area for several cars at the front of the property. The attached garage has a remote sectional door, windows and door to the side and benefits from power and light.
The enclosed gardens surround the house and have a mixture of stone wall and fenced boundaries and are mainly laid to lawn. Mature shrubs, trees and flower beds offer low maintenance to the front garden with raised beds of stone walling. The rear garden is set over two levels and offers further lawned areas and a sun terrace which is ideally placed for outdoor entertaining and to enjoy the peaceful and secluded garden setting. Stone flagged steps lead down to the lower level which offers a substantial “secret garden” woodland style garden with mature trees for added privacy and a stream.
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 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.
Hexham Rail Station 1.6 miles | Corbridge 5 miles | Newcastle International Airport 20.4 miles | Newcastle City Centre 22.8 miles