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Anton Hill Farm, Wark, Hexham, Northumberland

A substantial double-fronted Northumbrian farmhouse set in an elevated semi-rural position with 15 acres of land and a variety of outbuildings

Accommodation in Brief
Entrance Lobby | Kitchen Breakfast/Living Room | Dining Room | Sitting Room | Garden Room | Master Bedroom with En-suite | Guest Bedroom with En-suite | Two Further Bedrooms | Family Bathroom | Office/Study | Boot Room | Walk-in Pantry | Utility Room | Downstairs WC

Double Garage | Parking | Courtyard | Gardens | Two Barns | Original Stable Block | Workshop | General Storage | Dog Kennel and Dog Run

Additional land, woodland and lake available by separate negotiation

The Property

Anton Hill Farm comprises an imposing Northumbrian farmhouse which sits in an enviable and elevated position located outside the village of Wark. The property is tastefully presented and retains many original features, including fireplaces, period paneling, picture rails, tiling and deep skirting’s, as well as high quality contemporary finishes and offers extremely flexible and spacious accommodation.

The property is approached along a curved private drive, leading to an enclosed central courtyard at the rear of the property, with parking for several cars, a double garage and an extensive array of outbuildings, built in traditional stone, with potential as a development opportunity.

The property is entered from the rear entrance hall offering access to the breakfasting kitchen,utility room/cloakroom and boot room. This leads to the home office/study, having independent access to the outside courtyard. A solid wood-paneled door leads to the kitchen, with a range of “Red Onion” designed wooden wall and base units in pale sage, granite work surfaces and solid oak flooring. There is a cream, four oven Aga, set within a recess, and a double Butler sink and plumbing for a dishwasher.Off this room is the walk-in pantry, complete with separate electric cooker, and an extensive range of fitted storage shelves.

The living room, situated to the other side of the kitchen, offers bright and spacious surroundings with views to the side garden. There is an impressive inglenook fireplace with stone surround and exposed stone to the recess featuring a multi-fuel burning stove set on a raised stone hearth, with attractive wooden beam over. There is also access to the upper floor via a second staircase to the master bedroom.

From the living room, a wooden paneled door leads to the front hallway with staircase and access to the dining room, separate sitting room and garden room. Both the dining room and sitting room offer dual aspect windows, with views to the front and side of the surrounding countryside; working fireplaces with stone mantles; one with a multi-fuel stove, picture rails and seagrass carpeting. Off the hallway is the Garden room, which faces the front of the property, and has windows to three sides, to take in the stunning, uninterrupted views, ceramic floor tiling and some original period floor tiling and access to the garden.

The balustrade staircase leads to the first floor landing and the guest bedroom to the front of the property; offering dual aspect windows to the front and side and period wrought iron fireplace with tiled hearth.

The en-suite shower room comprises a double sized shower, pedestal wash-hand basin, heated towel rail and WC. There are a further two bedrooms to this floor, one to the front and one to the rear, both with dual aspect windows and original fireplaces. The family bathroom offers half-height wooden panelling to the walls, with a wood floor, white free standing roll top bath with claw feet with centre shower over, separate shower cubicle, pedestal wash-hand basin, heated towel rail and WC.

Stairs to the second floor leads to the bright and spacious Master bedroom with en-suite. Offering lovely views of the surrounding area to the front, exposed stone walling, wooden beams, original fire surround and tiled hearth with wooden paneling to the walls and into the eaves, offering extensive storage. A half glazed wooden door leads to the en-suite, with half height wooden paneling to the walls, feature exposed stone, wooden beams and window to the front. Comprising a white suite with bath, scorner shower, pedestal wash hand-basin, heated towel rail and WC.

Externally

To the front of the property there is a paved sun terrace, perfect for entertaining and enjoying panoramic views of the hills and surrounding countryside. There is a step down to an area mainly laid to lawn with some raised beds, and vegetable plot; surrounded by dry stone walling, with attached decorative wrought iron fencing. The courtyard at the back of the property, leads to an extensive range of outbuildings, including a double garage, workshop, two barns, dog kennel and run, and separate access to the office and boot room. In addition there are a number of outbuildings with excellent development opportunities, subject to the necessary consents. To the west side of the property, there is an attractive pond with a pontoon style decking patio area.

Local Information

The nearby village of Bellingham, known as the gateway to Kielder Water & Forest Park, is nestled on the banks of the River North Tyne on the edge of the Northumberland National Park. There is a thriving community with a range of local amenities including a variety of shops, post office, cafes, Heritage Centre, public houses together with a family-run hotel, banks, garages and library. The village also has health centre, chemist and emergency services. Further facilities are available in Wark; with a traditional village green and a range of day-to-day amenities with a Post Office/village shop, farm shop, public houses, first school and sports facilities. More comprehensive services, such as 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 are available in Hexham. Newcastle is within easy reach and provides further comprehensive cultural, educational, recreational and shopping facilities.

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 railway station at Hexham provides 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.

Approximate mileages

Bellingham 2.9 miles | Wark 3.9 miles | Hexham 14.5 miles | Corbridge 17.6 miles | Newcastle International Airport 29.9 miles | Newcastle City Centre 31.2 miles

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