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Bay Bridge Methodist Chapel, Bay Bridge, Blanchland, Northumberland

A striking and substantial Grade II Listed converted chapel situated in a picturesque position

Accommodation in Brief
Entrance Vestibule | Entrance Hall | Kitchen/Breakfast Room | Utility Room | Dining Room | Two Ground Floor Bedrooms with En-suite Facilities | Drawing Room | Master Bedroom with En-suite Bathroom

Parking | Gardens

The Property

Bay Bridge Methodist Chapel is a truly exception conversion of a stunning Grade II Listed building dating back to 1867. The property has been renovated to an extremely high standard with an abundance of character and charm throughout and is set within a quiet location surrounded by mature woodland. The stone mullion windows throughout the property are a prominent feature, representing the historical nature of this impressive building, yet sympathetically blended with more modern elements such as stained glass windows, under floor heating upstairs and high quality fixtures and fittings.

The main entrance vestibule leads into the entrance hall, both with the original chapel doors, giving access to the ground floor accommodation. The kitchen/breakfast room is of a generous size, enhanced by the full height ceiling and fitted with a range of units with complementary work surfaces. Integral appliances include an electric hob, double oven, dishwasher and stainless steel sink unit. A dining/living area sits to one end with magnificent triple aspect views of the garden. An original solid wood door gives external access to the side of the chapel and lends itself to a more convenient everyday access. Wooden double doors, with decorative stained glass surround, links the kitchen to the remainder of the chapel. The dining room provides a more formal entertaining space, continuing the character of the property with the original vestry being a real feature of the room. A useful utility room has plumbing for a washing machine, as well as housing the boiler and water filtration system.

Two double bedrooms are located on the ground floor off the entrance hall. One bedroom has an en-suite comprising walk in shower, wash hand basin and WC whilst the other has a bath with shower over, wash hand basin and WC.

The first floor of Bay Bridge Methodist Chapel is another highlight of this remarkable home. A charming seating area is located at the top of the stairs to the side of the landing, with cloakroom opposite, and wooden flooring flowing throughout the first floor. The drawing room has the most striking vaulted ceiling, further enhanced by the full height windows, and offers a spectacular space to relax and enjoy the surroundings. A useful bar area has been created in one corner. The master bedroom continues the breathtaking theme with the vaulted ceilings and stunning windows. A useful walk in wardrobe is located to one corner and an en-suite bathroom comprises corner bath, wash hand basin, WC and bidet.

Externally

Bay Bridge Methodist Chapel is accessed via a block paved driveway and wrought iron gate leading into the grounds. A substantial gravelled parking area sits to the side with ample parking for several vehicles and a gravelled pathway surrounding the house.

Landscaped gardens provide interest to the outside space with further garden leading down to the Reeding Burn, flowing along the boundary. An appealing seating area looks onto the burn and surrounding woodland.

A useful outbuilding adjoins the chapel, providing outside storage.

Local Information

Bay Bridge Methodist Chapel is located in the picturesque countryside on the County Durham/Northumberland border. It is situated in the North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The area is a haven for wildlife and the beautiful surroundings include an extensive network of local walks and other country pursuits, including windsurfing and sailing on Derwent Reservoir. Nearby Blanchland is an historic village which is occasionally used as a period setting for films, owing to its traditional and unspoilt situation. The village provides excellent local amenities including a shop, post office, tea room, village hall and the recently re-opened Lord Crewe Arms which recently won the Pub category of the Sunday Times Ultimate 100 British Hotels. Hexham offers a wider range of local services including a number of supermarkets, a good selection of shops and a regular farmers’ market, professional services, a leisure/sports centre, an independent cinema, busy theatre and hospital. The charming village of Corbridge offers a range of artisan shops, a renowned delicatessen and a selection of eateries. Both Newcastle and Durham city centres are within easy reach and provide further comprehensive cultural, educational, recreational and shopping facilities.

For schooling there are Primary Schools in Rookhope, Whitley Chapel and Slaley, with Middle Schools in Corbridge, Hexham and Stanhope, while senior schooling is available in Hexham and Stanhope. In addition Mowden Hall Preparatory School, near Corbridge, provides private education from nursery up to 13 years and there are a number of private day schools in Newcastle and Durham.

For the commuter the A69 is a short drive away and provides easy access to Newcastle International Airport and city centre, Carlisle and onward access to the A1 and M6. The rail station at Hexham provides regular cross country services to both Newcastle and Carlisle, which in turn link to main line services to major UK cities north and south. There is also a bus service from Hunstanworth to Consett.

Approximate Mileages

Blanchland 0.5 miles | Edmundbyers 5.0 miles | Stanhope 8.4 miles | Hexham 11.5 miles | Corbridge 11.5 miles | Newcastle International Airport 25.7 miles | Durham City Centre 25.9 miles | Newcastle City Centre 28.5 miles

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