Netherwitton 2.5 miles, Longhorsley 3.5 miles, Morpeth 6 miles, Newcastle upon Tyne 19 miles, Newcastle airport 24 miles.
Entrance hall | Sitting room | Breakfasting kitchen | Office | Utility | Cloakroom
3 Bedrooms | Family bathroom | Gallery room
Garden with summerhouse | Terraced courtyard | Integral garage | Parking for two cars
Grade II listed
About 0.15 acres
As its name suggests, this beautifully presented property once served as the main residence to the neighbouring farm. According to its listing, the original part of the building which now houses the kitchen, dates back to the 17th century with a later addition made in the 19th century. The modernised house still retains many of its period features, including sliding sash windows, working shutters and cast-iron fireplaces.
Entrance into the welcoming hallway is via the original panelled front door which opens from the main garden.
The lovely light sitting room is elegant, well-proportioned and exudes a sense of grandeur. The sliding sash windows to the south and west still have shutters and give dual-aspect views of the garden. A carved stone fire surround housing a cast-iron inset creates a pleasing focal point, while fitted bookcases and cupboards provide plenty of storage.
The spacious breakfasting kitchen is south-facing with two large windows looking out to the garden. Both have charming window seats. The work area is fitted with a good range of painted units beneath timber worktops and has an island unit at its centre. An Everhot range-style stove with induction hob, warming plates and three ovens provides the primary cooking and plenty of ambient heat. There is also a gas hob and electric oven, as well as space for a freestanding fridge/freezer, a washing machine and a dishwasher.
A useful addition to the downstairs accommodation is the handy office area which has been created at the far end of the hall. An outside cloakroom and utility area with plumbing for a washing machine and access into the garage complete the downstairs accommodation.
Upstairs there are three bedrooms. Just like the sitting room, the master bedroom is spacious with dual-aspect views and still possesses its original cast-iron fireplace. The second bedroom is a double with stairs leading up to a gallery room. This versatile space could easily lend itself to use as a further bedroom, a den, or child’s playroom. The remaining bedroom is a large single.
The bedrooms are served by a spacious family bathroom which is fitted with a roll-top bath and heritage-style sanitary ware. The bathroom can be accessed directly from the master bedroom acting as an en suite, or from the landing via a second door.
Local Authorities – Northumberland County Council, County Hall, Morpeth NE61 2EF.
Services – Mains electricity and water are connected to the property. Central heating is oil fired. Drainage is via a shared private system located off the property.
Tel: Oldgate, Morpeth NE61 1PY
The Old Farmhouse is situated within the peaceful rural hamlet of Stanton which looks down from its elevated position on to Font Valley and towards Netherwitton. The property forms part of a traditional steading consisting of a small working farm and converted outbuildings which offer well-presented residences. Although beautifully quiet, this enviable location allows easy access to the region and to Newcastle city centre.
The nearby village of Longhorsley has day-to-day amenities including a village shop, The Shoulder of Mutton pub and St. Helen’s First School. For more choice, the historic market town of Morpeth which sits on the River Wansbeck, offers excellent shopping, leisure facilities, schools and a mainline train station.
Entrance to The Old Farmhouse is from a lane which runs through the hamlet of Stanton. An area for parking is located to the front of the property giving access to the garage and there is a grassed verge which borders the road.
The walled front garden is sheltered and benefits from a high degree of privacy. The lawn is edged by well-stocked herbaceous borders and provides plenty of places to enjoy the outside space. A flagged sun terrace stands adjacent to the house and the property also boasts a small vegetable garden, as well as a summerhouse and a log store.
To the rear is a paved courtyard which is terraced to provide a further seating area. A water feature incorporates the Stanton village pump.