Approached via long sweeping driveway, the farmhouse and two cottages occupy an idyllic farmland setting and are surrounded by fabulous far reaching views down the Allen Valley into the Pennines and north to the Cheviot Hills. Both cottages have been beautifully refurbished and present an excellent investment/income opportunity.
A picturesque stone-built farmhouse that retains a wealth of period features, all perfectly complemented by the luxuries of modern day living.
The sitting room and dining room both feature ceiling beams, stone fireplaces housing log burners and oak flooring that extends through to the kitchen, with its range of units with marble worktops and boasting a range cooker and walk in pantry, plus a utility room. Located off the sitting room is a sizeable conservatory providing an ideal spot for relaxing and taking in the views. Through the arched doorway is a hallway giving access to the useful ground floor en suite bedroom with its own French doors onto a patio area, an office and drying room, each with their own external entrance.
A wooden staircase rises between the sitting and dining rooms leading to a large bedroom with en suite dressing room and bathroom with jacuzzi bath and a second large bedroom with en suite bathroom with shower and double sinks. A second staircase by the arched doorway leads you onto the mezzanine offering panoramic views down the Allen valleys, the 4th en suite bedroom, a further office and plenty of under-eaves roof storage space.
Swallows Rest Cottage
A beautifully presented barn conversion providing excellent accommodation for extended family and guests but also represents an excellent income stream from holiday lets.
The accommodation, arranged over one level, features oak flooring in the principal rooms. There are two en suite bedrooms, one of which has direct access to the gardens via double doors. The kitchen is fitted with a range of units and appliances including an oven, hob, microwave, dishwasher, refrigerator, freezer and a washer/dryer. There is ample space for both dining and relaxation, and double doors lead to an outdoor seating area, a small wild flower meadow and the views beyond.
A charming restored cottage arranged over two floors that could provide further accommodation for extended family and guests or an income stream from holiday lets. The kitchen/living room occupies the first floor and boasts an impressive beamed vaulted ceiling, wooden floors and a fireplace with an insert wood burning stove. The kitchen area is fitted with a range of units and appliances including an oven, ceramic hob, microwave, dishwasher, refrigerator and washer/dryer. A double bedroom is located on the ground floor along with an en suite bathroom. The cottage has its own enclosed outdoor seating area with superb views, perfect for relaxation and ‘al fresco’ dining.
There is also a glass topped barn, Dutch barn, detached store room, kennels, wind turbine, solar and pv panels, air source heating, about 115 acres including fields, woodland, wild flower meadows and private water supply.
Services: Mains electricity is connected to the property. Drainage is to a modern sewage
treatment plant with capacity for up to 18 permanent residents. Air-source heating system.
Income: High Broadwood Hall benefits from solar panels for water heating, photovoltaic
panels and a wind-turbine for electricity. These renewable energy installations generate between £6,000 and £7,000 p.a. The land is let on an annual grazing licence (c. £8,000). A stewardship scheme has been delivering about £8,000 and the single farm payment about £9,500. The vendor will claim and retain the 2018 payments. The holiday let business has been turning over about £15,000 p.a. And there are bookings in the diary, well into 2019.
Basic Payment Scheme: The land is registered for the Basic Payment Scheme (bps). The vendor will claim and retain the 2018 payment. The land is to be sold with the bps Entitlements.
High Broadwood Hall is situated in an idyllic rural location in the North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (aonb), an area much admired for its rugged beauty and fabulous views. The thriving village of Allendale offers facilities catering for day-today needs including shops, restaurants, a tea rooms, a number of public houses, a library, bowls, childrens play ground, a golf course, football club and cricket club etc. Further shopping, leisure and educational facilities are available in Haydon Bridge and Hexham whilst the cities of Newcastle upon Tyne and/or Carlisle, both just over 34 miles away, provide an additional range of amenities.
Local educational opportunities are good, with Allendale primary school feeding into Hexham and Haydon Bridge with Newcastle Grammar and Mowden Hall within easy reach.
With a wealth of outdoor pursuits on its doorstep such as walking, cycling, bird watching, horse riding, fishing and shooting, the property is supremely positioned.
Attractions for all the family include the recently restored Hexham Abbey, Queens Hall Arts Centre and the Wentworth Leisure Centre with sports facilities in Hexham, Roman Forts at Chesters and Housteads, and Hadrian’s Wall. Prudhoe Castle is (23.5 miles), the Lake District National Park (34.5 miles), Durham Cathedral (45.5), Alnwick Castle (53.8 miles) and the beautiful Northumberland coastline.
High Broadwood Hall Farm is approached over a long driveway and is set within about 115 acres comprising grazing, fields, traditional hay meadows, a wild flower meadow and light woodland. Stunning views, peace and quiet are the maxims here. The house and cottages enjoy a mix of formal and informal areas, ideal for outdoor relaxation and dining and in addition to the garage, there is ample parking. The next custodian may choose to further develop the income producing potential of the property.