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Beltingham House, Beltingham, Hexham, Northumberland

An historic Grade II Listed Georgian dower house in a truly beautiful setting

Accommodation in Brief
Vestibule | Entrance Hall | Drawing Room | Dining Room | Reading Room | Kitchen/Breakfast Room | Cloakroom/WC | Three Bedrooms with En-Suites | Four Further Bedrooms | Two Family Bathrooms | Attic | Cellar

Front and Rear Gardens | Walled Garden | Orchard | Courtyard Parking | Paddocks

The Property
Beltingham House is a handsome Grade II Listed Georgian dower house which was owned by the Bowes-Lyon family for generations and is steeped in history, including many Royal visitors. The property must be one of the most beautiful houses in Northumberland, and is situated in one of the prettiest hamlets in the county. The front and rear facades are equally attractive with classic symmetrical Georgian features such as the original sash windows which flood the house with natural light and provide stunning views.

Internally, the property has undergone sympathetic upgrading over recent years and now blends period features with tasteful, modern touches. Noteworthy attributes are the original doors, fireplaces and the beautiful cornicing. The central reception hall, with a Georgian arch, houses the original staircase and links the principal reception rooms and kitchen. To the front of the house are the dining room and drawing room, both with original fireplaces and overlooking the south-facing front garden. To the rear of the main house is a reading room which is open to the drawing room, creating a dual-aspect reception area, and the kitchen with beautiful stone-flagged flooring and contrasting white gloss kitchen with solid wooden surfaces and integral appliances. To the first floor of the main house are three bedrooms with en-suite facilities, a further double bedroom and family bathroom.

The adjoining cottage has also been completely modernised and is currently incorporated into further accommodation for the main house. However, it could easily be reconfigured to create one or two self-contained units, each having separate kitchen, sitting room, bedroom and bathroom facilities. The west wing would be an ideal self-contained unit for staff, teenager or separate guest accommodation.

Beltingham House stands in beautiful, well-established gardens which are surrounded by an original stone wall with cast iron railings. Double gates open into the south-facing front garden, where a gravelled pathway leads to the impressive front door. There is also a summerhouse situated in the front garden, and the adjoining cottage garden has an enclosed courtyard parking area. To the rear of the house is a lawned area with low maintenance beds and shrubs, sheltered by mature trees. The rear garden enjoys far reaching views over the valley and beyond.  Across the lane is a pathway which leads through the orchard, to the walled garden which offers huge potential for numerous activities or development, subject to the necessary consents.

The pasture land with the property comprises two paddocks, one to the west of the walled garden which is sheltered by woodland, whilst the other lies below the garden to the northern boundary of the property. In all, the property extends to just under 5 acres in total.

Local Information
Beltingham House stands on the edge of the picturesque hamlet of Beltingham, next to St Cuthbert’s church. This unspoilt location is situated on a no through road and is a collection of period properties with pretty gardens, enjoying tranquility and privacy. The surrounding area provides walks and other country pursuits with Hadrian’s Wall country and the Northumberland National Park nearby. There is a public footpath to nearby Bardon Mill, which offers everyday amenities with a village store and tea room, pub, mobile post office and pottery. The area has a host of sporting activities including shooting, fishing and hacking on the many bridleways. Nearby Haydon Bridge offers further facilities including a small supermarket while Haltwhistle offers supermarkets, a good selection of shops, leisure centre and outdoor swimming pool, professional services and a new hospital. Additional services including larger supermarkets, a larger hospital, a further range of shops and eateries are available in Hexham. Both Newcastle and Carlisle are easily accessible and provide further cultural, educational, recreational and shopping facilities.

For schooling there is a primary school in Haydon Bridge while senior schooling is offered at Haydon Bridge Community High School and Sports College (HBCHS) and Queen Elizabeth High School in Hexham; primary and secondary schools are also available in Haltwhistle. In addition Mowden Hall Prep School is just outside Corbridge, together with several private day schools in Newcastle.

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 for access to other regional centres. Newcastle International Airport is also easily accessible. The rail station at Bardon Mill provides regular cross country services, which in turn link to other main line services to major UK cities north and south.

Approximate Mileages
Bardon Mill 2.3 miles (by road) | Haydon Bridge 4.6 miles | Hexham 11.0 miles | Corbridge 15.0 miles I Carlisle M6 J43 26.6 miles I Newcastle International Airport 29.7 miles | Newcastle City Centre 32.4 miles

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