Accommodation in Brief
Entrance Hall | Cloakroom | Kitchen/Breakfast Room | Utility Room | Sitting Room | Master Bedroom with En-suite Shower Room | Guest Bedroom | Bathroom
Parking | Gardens | Paddock | Stabling
Meadow Gate is a beautifully presented barn conversion. The property sympathetically blends characterful charm with modern day practicalities, including underfloor heating to the ground floor.
The front door leads into the entrance hall with access to the ground floor accommodation and a useful cloakroom off. The kitchen/breakfast room is well laid out with a fantastic outlook to the gardens beyond, accessed by French doors leading out. A range of units are fitted to two walls with an integral microwave, Leisure range-style cooker with gas hob and electric oven, dishwasher and stainless steel sink unit. A utility room provides plumbing for the washing machine, as well as housing the boiler. Steps lead up from the kitchen to the delightful sitting room, with a multi fuel burning stove as the focal point. French doors lead from the sitting room to the gardens at the side of the property.
The first floor landing is enhanced by a vaulted ceiling and exposed beams, leading into the bedroom accommodation. The master bedroom is of generous proportions with a stunning outlook over the gardens and beyond. An en-suite shower room comprises corner shower cubicle, wash hand basin and a WC. The guest bedroom is also of generous double proportions. The family bathroom is beautifully fitted with a corner shower cubicle, freestanding bath, wash hand basin and WC.
Meadow Gate is approached via a private driveway leading to an extensive gravelled area to the side of the property with parking for several vehicles. An attractive gravelled garden is situated adjacent to the property, offering an ideal space for al-fresco dining. The garden leads onto a further area which is laid mainly to lawn, interspersed with a variety of fruit trees, leading down to a burn. The garden extends beyond the stream to more land on the opposite side.
A paddock is available with vehicle access leading off the parking area. A stable block with two stables sits in one corner.
Planning permission has been granted within the paddock for the construction of a two storey, four bedroom house with an attached double garage (Planning Ref: 18/01156/ful). The new property will benefit from the same rural outlook currently enjoyed by Meadow Gate.
Catton is a small village set in the peaceful Allendale valley and within the North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (aonb). The beautiful surrounding area is ideal for the outdoor enthusiast with walking, cycling and nature on the doorstep and the C2C cycle route and the Pennine Way are both nearby. Slightly further afield, yet still within easy reach, are Hadrian's Wall, Northumberland National Park, Cheviots, Scottish Borders, Lake District and the stunning North East Coast. Catton has a popular village pub and nearby Allendale Town offers everyday amenities including health centre, post office, supermarket, tea rooms, butcher and pubs. The market town of Hexham provides several supermarkets, a good range of shops and eateries, leisure facilities, cinema, professional services and a hospital. Both Newcastle and Carlisle provide comprehensive cultural, educational, recreational and shopping facilities.
For schooling there is a primary school in Allendale while senior schooling is offered at Haydon Bridge Community High School and Sports College (hbchs) and Queen Elizabeth High School in Hexham. In addition Mowden Hall Prep School is just outside Corbridge, together with several private day schools in Newcastle.
For the commuter, the A69 provides excellent access to Newcastle in the east and Carlisle in the west, while the A1 and M6 are also within easy reach for access north and south to other regional centres. There is a rail station at Hexham which provides regular cross country services and in turn links to other main line services to major UK cities north and south. Newcastle International Airport is also very accessible.
Allendale 1.7 miles | Haydon Bridge 5.6 miles | Hexham 8.8 miles | Newcastle International Airport 30.0 miles | Newcastle City Centre 32.7 miles