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Accommodation in Brief
Hall | Sitting Room | Galley Style Breakfasting Kitchen | Two Bedrooms | Bathroom
Off Street Parking | Gardens
2 Riding Cottages is charming period cottage with an abundance of character, centrally located in a highly sought after village.
The wood front door opens into the hallway with wood flooring and stairs leading up to the first floor. A panelled door and matching wood flooring, leads into the pretty south facing sitting room; with inglenook style fireplace housing a gas coal effect stove on a tiled hearth. There are fitted shelves and cupboard to one alcove and a useful study area with a built-in desk and shelving secreted in the understairs cupboard. A further cupboard houses the gas combination boiler. Steps lead down to the galley style kitchen which offers space for a small breakfasting table; is fitted with wall and floor bespoke tongue and groove painted cabinets with complimentary granite work surfaces. The kitchen includes a gas hob with double oven under, inset one and a half stainless steel sink, integrated fridge and freezer. There is also plumbing for a washing machine, and a slate tiled floor.
The staircase leads to a landing area with doors off to the master bedroom which is south facing, and has an attractive period fireplace with cast insert and grate. There is a second L shaped bedroom which is also south facing, and has access to a boarded out loft for storage purposes accessed by a pull down ladder.
The bathroom serves both these rooms and has a contemporary white suite comprising panelled bath with shower over, pedestal wash-hand basin and WC. There is a chrome heated towel rail and electric shaver socket. A large window overlooks the rear gardens and floods the room with natural light.
To the front of the property is off street parking for one vehicle, and to the rear are pretty terraced gardens with stone steps leading down through several different areas with a variety of plantings including mature shrubs and flower borders. This area is protected by high hedging which offers a good degree of privacy.
Riding Mill is a popular commuter village in the Tyne Valley. The village offers a good range of local amenities including a public house, two active village halls, churches for various denominations, an extensive selection of clubs and societies, a tennis club and a twice-weekly village café. The nearby historic village of Corbridge offers day-to-day amenities with a wide variety of shops, restaurants, inns, doctor and dentist surgeries, community services and a garage, while nearby Matfen Hall, Close House and Slaley Hall offer excellent leisure facilities.
The attractive, bustling market town of Hexham offers a full range of amenities with larger 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. Newcastle city centre is also within easy reach and provides comprehensive cultural, educational, recreational and shopping facilities.
For schooling there is a First School in the village, an excellent Middle School in Corbridge and senior schooling is offered in Hexham. There are also excellent private schools in the vicinity with Mowden Hall Preparatory School just outside Corbridge that provides education from nursery up to 13 years together with a selection of day schools in Newcastle.
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 in Riding Mill 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
Corbridge 3.3 miles | Hexham 5.7 miles | Newcastle International Airport 15.0 miles | Newcastle City Centre 16.7 miles
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