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Achomer, Sandy Bank, Riding Mill, Northumberland

A recently constructed detached house standing in beautiful gardens within a highly desirable village

Accommodation in Brief
Reception Hall | Dining Room | Drawing Room | Garden Room | Cloakroom/WC | Kitchen | Utility Room & Pantry | Master Bedroom Suite | Three Further Bedrooms (two with en-suite bathrooms) | Reading Room

Integral Double Garage | Garden | Parking

The Property
Achomer is a handsome recently constructed property ideally located in the much sought after village of Riding Mill. The house, which has been thoughtfully designed by a local architect, was commissioned by the current owners and built by local builders in 2008 to a high standard. The property not only meets modern building requirements but also incorporates more traditional building elements by using timber double glazed sash windows, a clay tiled roof, carefully sourced handmade bricks, solid oak floors and bespoke joinery, creating a charming interior within a well laid out bright and spacious family home.

The front door, set within an attractive porch, opens into an entrance hall vestibule that leads through a part glazed door into the welcoming reception hall.  The solid oak staircase, positioned in the centre of the hall, leads up to the first floor. There are three spacious and versatile reception rooms leading off the hall, access to the kitchen, a cloakroom and a useful hanging cupboard.

The garden room is the largest of the reception rooms.  A fireplace with an electric feature stove and wooden mantlepiece is centrally positioned.  It is a bright room with French doors looking out over the front of the property at one end and a double sash window at the opposite end. Double height ceilings fitted with roof lights fill the room with an abundance of natural light.  Another impressive feature of the room is the balcony that overlooks this area of the room from the upper floor, emphasising the sense of space, height and light.

The drawing room on the other side of the hall is also inviting and bright with a triple aspect sash window looking out towards the front garden, and further windows looking out to the sides of the property.  There is a gas coal effect fireplace framed by a smart marble mantlepiece and finished with a granite hearth. The dining room, currently used by the owners as a snug, is open to the reception hall, it has an open fireplace, double sash windows to one end and would be an ideal space for entertaining.

The kitchen, with tiled flooring, is fitted with a range of handmade oak shaker style units designed by Treske of Thirsk. These are complimented with dark granite worktops. Two large sash windows sitting in front of the double Belfast sink fill the room with natural light.  There is a cream 2 oven gas AGA, a matching cream Leisure Gourmet Classic electric double oven with 4 zoned hob, a free standing fridge freezer and dishwasher.

From the kitchen a door leads through into the utility room. This is fitted with a range of painted shaker style units finished with an attractive wooden worktop. There is a Belfast sink, plumbing for a washing machine and space for a tumble dryer. A door at the end leads into a useful shelved pantry. From the utility room there is access out to the rear of the property and also an integral door through to the garage.

The oak staircase leads up to a small landing, a part glazed door leads into a bright balconied room that overlooks the garden room (sitting room).  This is currently used as a reading room. The stairs lead onwards up to a bright landing area that gives access to four double bedrooms. The master bedroom suite has a tiled en-suite Jack and Jill style bathroom; fitted with two pedestal wash hand basins, heated towel rail, bath with shower attachment, double shower and WC. Two further double bedrooms with views over the front of the property have en-suite tiled bathrooms. The fourth bedroom, currently used as a study, has a large built in double wardrobe and a window looking out to the side of the property.

There is a partly boarded loft for storage, with 3 access points from the bedrooms, all fitted with ladders, and a large useful airing cupboard fitted with slatted shelves.

Externally
A double entrance gate opens onto a blocked paved drive way that leads up to the front of the house and follows round to the rear, where there is ample space for parking several cars and vehicular access to the integral garage. The double garage has two up and over doors, power, lighting and a separate WC.

The impressive garden to the front of the house has been thoughtfully landscaped and well maintained by the owners. There are paved areas perfect for entertaining, lawned areas, attractive planting including mature shrubs and cordon fruit trees. In the front garden there is a greenhouse, vintage tennis pavilion and a small water feature as well as two vintage lamp standards.  There are two large garden sheds to the rear of the house. Raised beds perfect for growing vegetables are situated along one side of the property. Attractive wood fencing and brick walling together with mature hedges mark the boundaries, and the garden further benefits from two outside water taps and electric points.

Local Information
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.

Approximate Mileages:
Corbridge 3.4 miles | Hexham 6.0 miles | Newcastle International Airport 15.1 miles | Newcastle City Centre 17.5 miles

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