Accommodation in Brief
Entrance Vestibule | Reception Hall | Sitting Room | Dining Room | Kitchen | Garden Room | Study | Cloakroom | Utility Room | Master Bedroom with En-suite | Guest Bedroom with En-suite | Three Further Bedrooms | Family Bathroom
Gardens | Woodland | Outbuildings | Parking | Garaging
Dykehead is an attractive stone-built country house set in generous south-facing gardens with mature woodland and several outbuildings. The original building is believed to date back to the 1600s and was extended in 1972 to create a substantial country home. Renovated and redecorated by the current owners, Dykehead is beautifully presented and offers a wealth of period detail and charm throughout. Located in the parish of Corsenside on the edge of Northumberland National Park, the property enjoys seclusion and stunning countryside views whilst simultaneously offering convenient access to the market towns of Hexham and Corbridge, and Newcastle beyond.
The solid wood front door opens into a light and spacious entrance vestibule, which leads into a welcoming reception hallway offering access to the ground floor accommodation and leading to a staircase to the first floor. From the hallway, French doors lead into the inviting sitting room where a delightful open fireplace with period surround and attractive mantel provides a stunning focal point and a large bay window floods this generously-proportioned room with natural light. The bright and spacious dining room connects to the kitchen and features a large bay window with views over the gardens and a living-flame gas fireplace with cast iron surround and mantle. French doors from the dining room lead into an elegant garden room, where views of the woodland and surrounding countryside can be enjoyed in all seasons. There is ample space for everyday dining and entertaining in this versatile third reception room. The kitchen provides a charming heart of the home and is fitted with an extensive range of dark grey wooden units and stylish worktops. This welcoming space also benefits from an island unit and offers a range cooker, electric oven, integrated dishwasher, a double butler sink with drainer and space for an American-style fridge freezer. There is substantial utility/boot room with a butler sink, plumbing for a washing machine, space for a tumble dryer and an external door to the garden. Leading from the hallway, the study offers a peaceful space to the rear of the property and also provides direct access to the external greenhouse. A downstairs cloakroom features a wash hand basin and WC, completing the downstairs accommodation.
An attractive spindle staircase leads to the first floor, which is flooded with natural daylight and features a charming galleried landing. The bedrooms are beautifully presented with the impressive master bedroom offering fantastic views over the front garden and benefiting from a walk-in wardrobe. The en-suite bathroom to the master bedroom has been newly updated and refitted in an elegant modern style, with a fabulous double walk in shower, stylish tiling and a contemporary unit with wash hand basin and WC.
Open views of the surrounding countryside can also be enjoyed from the delightful guest bedroom which benefits from an en-suite shower room comprising a shower cubicle, wash hand basin and WC. There are three further generously-proportioned bedrooms, which are serviced by a family bathroom with suite comprising a roll-top bath, shower cubicle, bidet, wash hand basin and WC.
A sweeping driveway leads to the front of the house where there is a walled gravelled parking area with space for multiple vehicles. A stable block has been converted into a spacious double garage with electric roller shutter door, lighting and power points. There are seven further outbuildings, including one double and one single garage with up and over doors and a greenhouse. Mature woodland extends around the perimeter of the property with the south-facing gardens mainly laid to lawn. Attractive raised flower beds are positioned to the front of the property, whilst the outbuildings and a large vegetable planting area are located to the rear.
Dykehead is situated near to the villages of West Woodburn and Ridsdale which offer an active local community, a village shop/Post Office and a choice of traditional country pubs. The thriving village of Bellingham offers everyday amenities with a variety of shops, post office, cafés, heritage centre, several pubs together with a family-run hotel, banks, garage, library, health centre, chemist and emergency services, gym and an excellent 18-hole golf course. The Northumberland International Dark Sky Park and the Northumberland National Park are nearby and the surrounding countryside offers excellent walks and cycling. Kielder Water and Forest Park is also within easy reach and provides a multitude of water-based activities, a sculpture trail, mountain biking and a multi-purpose track for running and cycling. Hexham provides a wider range of local retail, educational and professional services together with a hospital; the eclectic range of boutiques, cafés and restaurants in Corbridge are also very accessible. Newcastle is within easy reach and provides further comprehensive cultural, educational, recreational and shopping facilities.
For schooling, there is a First School in West Woodburn, while Bellingham offers a Middle School and Sports College. Senior schools are available in Hexham and Haydon Bridge with several private day schools in Newcastle.
For the commuter the A68 and A69 provide excellent access to Newcastle in the east and Carlisle in the west, and onward access to the A1 and M6; the A68 also offers excellent links to the north. The railway stations at Hexham and Corbridge provide regular cross country services to both Newcastle and Carlisle, which in turn link to main line services to other major UK cities north and south. Newcastle International Airport is also within easy reach.
Corbridge 17.8 miles | Hexham 19.1 miles | Newcastle International Airport 25.1 miles | Newcastle City Centre 33.5 miles
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