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Apple Tree Barn, Mosswood, Near Shotley Bridge, Northumberland

A stunning barn conversion with flexible accommodation and glorious far-reaching views

Accommodation in Brief
Reception Hall | Drawing Room | Sitting Room | Kitchen/Dining Room | Utility Room | Cloakroom/WC | Store Room | Study | Two Downstairs Bedrooms | Bathroom | Store | Master Bedroom Suite | Second Bedroom Suite | Bedroom | Bathroom

Summerhouse | Large Store | Garden and Grounds

The Property

Apple Tree Barn is a stunning, sympathetic conversion of farm buildings that is set in a delightful rural location yet within easy reach of local amenities. The property is beautifully presented and offers spacious and flexible accommodation with the potential to create a self-contained annex if required. Original features including exposed beams and vaulted ceilings have been retained and are now harmoniously combined with inglenook-style fireplaces, integrated sound system in the main reception rooms, contemporary bathrooms and under floor heating throughout. Apple Tree Barn further benefits from generous garden and grounds amounting to around 1.8 acres and enjoys far-reaching views over open unspoilt countryside.

The front door opens into a welcoming double-height reception hall which gives access to the main reception rooms, has attractive slate flooring, a bespoke oak staircase with galleried landing and is flooded with natural light from windows to the front and rear. The slate flooring continues through to the fabulous kitchen/dining room and utility area. The kitchen is fitted with an extensive range of units with complementary granite work surfaces, double stainless steel sink and drainer, electric AGA with ceramic hob, integrated oven, combination microwave and coffee machine, is plumbed for a dishwasher and has space for an American-style fridge/freezer. The spacious, triple-aspect kitchen has original ceiling beams, provides ample space for a large table and chairs and has doors to the front and rear gardens. Off the kitchen there is a large, dual-aspect utility/boot room with vaulted ceiling and exposed beams that is fitted with a large Belfast sink, is plumbed for a washing machine with space for a tumble dryer, offers excellent storage and has a door out to the parking area. There is a useful downstairs cloakroom fitted with a WC and wash hand basin accessed from the utility room. Adjacent to the kitchen there is an everyday sitting room which has a multi-fuel stove set in an inglenook-style fireplace, oak flooring and two windows offering views of the rear garden; given its location this room could provide an ideal dining room if required. The drawing room is positioned to the other side of the hall and provides a more formal entertaining space with multi-fuel stove set in an inglenook with illuminated alcoves to either side, windows to the front and rear aspect and a door leading out to the back garden.

A door from the drawing room leads through to a study, two bedrooms and a bathroom; all or part of this area could easily be adapted to form a self-contained annex if required. The study is fitted with a range of storage cupboards, bookshelves and a desk unit. The two charming double bedrooms on the ground floor both have vaulted ceilings with exposed beams and one benefits from two fitted cupboards with additional storage above while the other has a door out to the front garden. These bedrooms are served by a well-fitted bathroom with bath, separate shower cubicle, wash hand basin and WC.

The impressive oak staircase, with window on the half landing, leads up from the hall to the galleried first floor landing where there are two bedroom suites and a further bedroom and bathroom, all of which have characterful exposed A frame beams. The superb master bedroom suite enjoys elevated views of the garden, grounds and open countryside beyond, has a dressing area fitted with an extensive range of wardrobes and benefits from a well-presented en-suite with shower, wash hand basin and WC. The second bedroom suite has a bedroom with two roof lights, walk through dressing room with bespoke fitted cupboards and an en-suite bathroom with contemporary suite comprising a bath, separate shower, wash hand basin and WC. The third bedroom on this floor, which has charming low windows giving views of the rear garden, has two useful storage cupboards. This bedroom is served by a spacious, contemporary bathroom fitted with a double-ended bath, wash hand basin and WC and a useful linen cupboard.

Externally

Apple Tree Barn is approached along a driveway that leads to a gated entrance to the generous private gravelled parking and turning area. The garden and grounds, which are predominantly south and west facing, wrap around three sides of the property and include formal garden, productive vegetable garden, chicken run and paddock/orchard which in all amounts to around 1.8 acres.

To the front there is a walled garden that is mainly laid to lawn with a pedestrian gate and path leading to the front door and gravelled path bordering the property. The rear garden, which has a further expanse of lawn and mature beds, enjoys uninterrupted views over the paddock towards Derwent Gorge and Muggleswick Woods and the North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. In the rear garden there is a stunning stone summerhouse (4.78m x 4.68m) with slate roof and glazing on three sides which takes maximum advantage of the glorious open panoramic views. The summerhouse and gravelled seating area outside provide an ideal entertaining area to take in the tranquil setting. There is also a large shed/workshop (5.51m x 3.98m) with double doors and further side access door and window, that benefits from power and light, which provides excellent storage for garden equipment and is fitted with a work bench.

The chicken run, vegetable garden and paddock can be accessed from the parking area and all are well-fenced. The paddock, which includes an orchard with apple, plum, pear and cherry trees, also has a gate from the rear garden and amounts to around 1.0 acre.

Local Information

Mosswood is a small hamlet situated amidst stunning, picturesque countryside on the Northumberland and County Durham Border within the North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB). The surrounding area is ideal for the outdoor enthusiast with sailing, fishing and other watersports at Derwent Reservoir and championship golf course and spa facilities at Slaley Hall. The attractive village of Shotley Bridge, on the River Derwent, is also nearby and offers a range of local amenities including shops, restaurants and pubs. Both Corbridge and Hexham are within easy reach and offer a further selection of services including artisan shops, delicatessens, supermarkets, restaurants, doctors’ and dentists’ surgeries, a hospital, sports facilities and a range of professional services. Newcastle and Durham city centres are not far away and provide comprehensive cultural, educational, recreational and shopping facilities.

For schooling, there are First Schools in Whittonstall and Ebchester, with a choice of secondary schooling nearby and further schools in Corbridge and Hexham. In addition, Mowden Hall Preparatory School is situated just outside Corbridge and provides private education from nursery up to 13 years. There are several private day schools in Newcastle, with school transport offered from Brocksbushes Farm Shop, and also in Durham.

For the commuter, there are excellent road links to Newcastle, Durham and other regional centres. There is a railway station in Stocksfield which provides services to Newcastle and Carlisle where connecting main line rail services are available to major UK cities north and south. Newcastle International Airport and the A1 are also very accessible.

Approximate Mileages

Shotley Bridge 3.3 miles | Edmundbyers 4.1 miles | Riding Mill 9.2 miles | Corbridge 12.6 miles | Hexham 14.7 miles | Durham City Centre 16.1 miles | Newcastle City Centre 17.3 miles | Newcastle International Airport 19.3 miles

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