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Appletrees & Pear Tree Cottage, Sandhoe, Hexham, Northumberland

A handsome Grade II Listed country house and charming detached cottage nestled in extensive grounds

Accommodation in Brief - Appletrees
Entrance Hall | Cloakroom/WC | Kitchen/Breakfast Room | Snug | Pantry | Dining Room | Drawing Room | Studio | Master Bedroom with Dressing Room and En-Suite Bathroom | Three Further Bedrooms | Bathroom

Accommodation in Brief – Peartree Cottage
Entrance Porch | Open Plan Kitchen/Sitting Room | Ground Floor Bedroom | Ground Floor Bathroom | Two First Floor Bedrooms | First Floor Bathroom | Gallery

Gardens and Grounds | Parking

The Property

Appletrees is a handsome Grade II Listed country house with separate detached cottage situated in the desirable hamlet of Sandhoe. The area is surrounded by stunning Northumberland countryside yet only a short distance from the very popular village of Corbridge. The hamlet consists of a variety of desirable properties with Sandhoe Hall at its heart and Beaufront Castle nearby, both of which form part of the Beaufront Estate. Appletrees has also been mentioned in the Pevsner Architectural Guides: Buildings of England.

The property has been updated by the current owner to provide spacious and flexible accommodation whilst retaining a wealth of charm and character. Interesting features remain such as the circa 18th century stone- columned doorway and the hardwood sash windows. The generously-proportioned reception areas are flooded with natural light, with many rooms being dual or triple aspect and enjoying views over the garden and open countryside beyond. A new wing has been sympathetically added and created an impressive new entrance hall, cloakroom and WC, new staircase and further bedroom accommodation. The kitchen/breakfast room is located centrally in the house and contains a range of bespoke “Shaker style” units with granite surfaces, cream Aga, integrated electric oven and ceramic hob. To one end of the room is a breakfast area, pantry and utility room, whilst at the other end there is a snug with French doors. This leads to a recently-constructed garden room/studio which has contemporary tiled floor, with underfloor heating, access to the side garden, and is flooded with natural light. To the front of the house are two generous reception rooms, the drawing room with bespoke fireplace and Jetmaster fire, and the dining room, also with open fire, and a door to garden.

To the first floor is a master bedroom suite which comprises bedroom with period fireplace, fitted cupboards, dressing room complete with cupboards, and an en-suite bathroom. Three further double bedrooms enjoy different aspects and are served by the family bathroom with bath, shower over, wash-hand basin, bidet and WC.

Pear Tree Cottage is a stunning detached cottage with immaculate interior, currently run as a successful holiday cottage. The property would be perfect ancillary accommodation for the main house; each property has ample parking and dedicated outside space.

Internally, the cottage has a flexible layout with open-plan kitchen/dining/living area. The kitchen area has a range of cream units with solid oak surfaces and integral appliances including electric oven and hob, fridge, freezer, dishwasher and washing machine. The sitting room has an impressive stone fireplace, with wood burning stove, and vaulted ceiling with gallery above. Also on the ground floor is a double bedroom with views over the garden and bathroom with classic white suite comprising bath, WC, basin and separate shower. A modern spiral staircase leads to the first floor where there are two further double bedrooms served by a light and airy bathroom.


Appletrees and Pear Tree Cottage are approached along a private driveway, and are the last properties along the shared lane. Both properties enjoy ample outside space, catered for by extensive gardens to both the front and rear. To the front is a generous gravelled driveway which is bordered by well-stocked beds and espalier apple trees. To the far north of the property is a large expanse of lawn, sheltered by species trees that could easily be enclosed to create a small paddock or vegetable garden, having been the historic market garden serving the village of Corbridge.

The well-tended front gardens to the property are truly impressive. Predominantly south facing, the gardens are divided into sections, creating areas with different styles. A host of wonderful plants, shrubs and trees are present in the gardens, including fruiting fig and beautiful wisteria. The west garden section enjoys a southerly aspect with fruit trees and stone flagged terracing with steps down to the lawn. The garden area, accessed directly from the main house, also has stone flagged sun terraces from the drawing rooms and garden rooms. A historical stone archway leads into the loggia.

The cottage has parking to the front and has a raised garden with lovely stocked flower beds, greenhouse, and seating area.

Local Information

Sandhoe is a small hamlet that sits in an elevated position above Corbridge and Hexham on the south-facing slopes of the Tyne Valley. In the neighbouring hamlet of Anick there is The Rat Inn which has ranked highly in the Top Gastropubs. The popular Tyne Valley village of Corbridge is also close and offers a variety of shops, a renowned delicatessen, further restaurants, while nearby Matfen Hall and Close House offer excellent leisure facilities. The historic market town of Hexham offers a full range of day-to-day amenities with supermarkets, a good range of shops and restaurants, leisure centre, doctor and dentist surgeries, a petrol station, professional services and a hospital. The beautiful surrounding area provides walks and other country pursuits, with golf courses, sports clubs and Hexham racecourse within easy reach. Newcastle City Centre provides further comprehensive cultural, educational, recreational and shopping facilities.

For schooling, there is an excellent first school at Beaufront, while middle and senior schooling is offered in Hexham. In addition, nearby Mowden Hall Preparatory School which offers private education from nursery up to 13 years, is a short distance away just outside Corbridge, while Newcastle has several private day schools.

For the commuter the A69 provides excellent access to Newcastle to the east and Carlisle to the west, with onward access to the A1 and M6 respectively. 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

Corbridge 2.1 miles | Hexham 2.7 miles | Newcastle International Airport 16.7 miles | Newcastle City Centre 19.2 miles

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