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Accommodation in Brief
Hall | Sitting Room | Dining Room | Kitchen | Three First Floor Bedrooms | Family Bathroom |Two Second Floor Bedrooms | Attic Room | Bathroom
Gardens | Greenhouse | Storage Sheds | Parking
Ashley Cottage is an attractive Grade II listed semi-detached cottage with many noteworthy features and much original character and charm. Originally a coaching inn, the building dates from 1680 and has been extended to offer accommodation over three floors and renovated to meet more modern day living requirements. This charming home is steeped in history and offers a host of attractive character features throughout such as elegant wooden beams and beautiful stone fireplaces. The property enjoys a rural yet convenient location and further benefits from an attractive and generously proportioned walled garden and numerous outbuildings. There is wooden double glazing in the second sitting room, kitchen, bathrooms, loft and bedroom above second sitting room, providing comfort and practicality.
A wooden stable side door provides everyday access to the property, opening into a spacious entrance hall with the principal reception rooms positioned to either side, and a staircase leading to the first floor. On entering into the delightful sitting room, the character of the property is immediately apparent with exposed beams and a feature fireplace with multi-fuel stove and exposed chimney breast. This generously proportioned principal reception room is currently used as a sitting/dining room and also offers a useful fitted work space. To the other side of the entrance hall, the attractive dining room is currently used as a second sitting room. This bright and inviting room benefits from original exposed beams, useful storage cupboards and a feature fireplace with multi-fuel stove and stone surround. A charming wooden door with stained glass panel leads into the kitchen, which is set to the rear of the property. The kitchen is fitted with a range of cream units, work surfaces, a double sink and a Stanley range cooker. There is a dishwasher, space for a fridge and freezer, plumbing for a washing machine and space for a tumble dryer. A hatch in the kitchen ceiling leads to the loft space.
To the first floor, the bright and spacious master bedroom benefits from fitted wardrobes and listed building consent for the addition of an en-suite shower room with shower cubicle, wash hand basin and WC. Two further bedrooms are located on the first floor and served by the family bathroom which is fitted with a bath and shower over, a wash basin and WC. To the second floor, a loft conversion offers a modern and spacious landing, leading to bedrooms four and five and a bathroom. Both bedrooms are beautifully decorated and benefit from original exposed beams. There is listed building consent to carry out alterations to the restricted access leading to the fifth bedroom, which is set adjacent to a bathroom fitted with a bath with electric shower over, wash hand basin and WC.
Ashley Cottage is accessed by a five bar gate leading to a tarmacadam driveway with parking for two cars. There are several useful storage sheds and a gate leading to a delightful walled garden with lawn, patio area, orchard and vegetable garden with greenhouse. One of the outbuildings would make an ideal office or art studio due to its size, offering further flexibility.
Newbrough is a charming Northumberland village on the north bank of the River South Tyne. The village boasts a well-regarded Public House, The Red Lion and Newbrough Town Hall which is a popular events venue having been brought back to life in 2000. A local shop can be found within Fourstones Filling Station in the neighbouring village. The nearby market town of Hexham offers more comprehensive services with large supermarkets, a further range of shops and professional services together with a leisure centre, cinema, theatre and hospital. The beautiful surrounding area provides walks and other country pursuits, with golf courses, sports clubs and Hexham racecourse within easy reach. The charming and historic village of Corbridge offers additional amenities including further artisan shops while nearby Matfen Hall and Close House offer excellent leisure facilities. Newcastle city centre is within easy reach and provides further comprehensive cultural, educational, recreational and shopping facilities.
For schooling there is Newbrough CE First School within the village. In Hexham there is a wide selection of schools including The Sele First School, which has achieved ‘outstanding’ Ofsted reports for many years and provides exceptional education from 3-9 years, and the well-regarded Queen Elizabeth High School. In addition Mowden Hall Preparatory School is nearby and provides private education from nursery up to 13 years. There are several private day schools in Newcastle with school transport offered from Hexham.
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 at Hexham 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 7.8 miles | Hexham 3.9 miles | Newcastle International Airport 22.4 miles | Newcastle City Centre 25.2 miles
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