Accommodation in Brief
Entrance Porch | Entrance Hall | Kitchen/Dining/Sitting Room | Drawing Room | Study | Utility Room | Cloakroom/WC | Master Bedroom Suite | Bedroom with En-Suite | Two Further Bedrooms | Bathroom
Garden | Stables | Manège | Paddocks
Bowser Hill Farm is situated amidst glorious open countryside in an elevated position on the northern side of the Derwent Valley and just to the east of Hedley on the Hill. The traditional, double-fronted stone farmhouse has been extended and updated by the current owners and benefits from excellent equestrian facilities. The farmhouse combines period features with a contemporary extension all set in a delightful rural setting yet within easy access of regional centres. The paddock land is divided into two enclosures and amounts to around 5.5 acres including the stable yard and manège; in all the gardens and paddocks amount to around 6.2 acres.
A stone entrance porch with fully-glazed entrance door leads into a bright hallway that gives access to all the reception rooms and has wood flooring. To one side of the hall is a triple-aspect kitchen/dining/sitting room which offers a stunning contemporary everyday living space with fabulous far-reaching views over the Derwent Valley and fully-glazed French doors that lead out to the terrace. The kitchen area is fitted with a comprehensive range of cream units including a large island with granite work surface, 1½ bowl sink and drainer, space for a range-style cooker, integrated dishwasher, fridge and two freezers. There is ample space for a large dining table and chairs together with a further large sitting area for everyday living. To the other side of the hall there is a more formal drawing room with a feature cast iron fireplace with electric fire. The drawing room enjoys the same far-reaching southerly views over the garden, fields and valley beyond and could equally be used as a formal dining room if required. There is a second reception room, currently used as a study, which offers versatile space and has windows to the side and rear. To the rear of the house there is a large utility room which is fitted with a range of units which is plumbed for a washing machine and has space for a tumble drier and has a door to outside. Off the utility room there is a cloakroom fitted with a wash hand basin and WC.
Stairs lead up from the hall to the first floor, where there is a generous landing which is flooded with natural light from a window at the top of the stairs. The master bedroom suite comprises a spacious bedroom with south-facing window offering elevated views of the garden and beyond together with an en-suite bathroom and dressing room. The dual aspect en-suite is fitted with a double-ended bath, walk-in shower cubicle, wash hand basin set on a vanity unit and WC. The adjoining dressing room, which has fitted hanging rails, has a window to the rear and would provide a charming nursery if needed. There is a further double bedroom with views to the front which has an en-suite shower room fitted with a shower, wash hand basin and WC. There are two further double bedrooms, one of which has an original painted cast iron fireplace, with views to the rear. These bedrooms are served by a spacious bathroom fitted with a bath, separate shower, wash hand basin, bidet, WC and cupboard housing the hot water cylinder.
Bowser Hill Farm is approached through a gated entrance to a drive that leads past the manège to a gravelled parking area for several cars. The eastern side of the house has a paved terrace with pergola over which provides an excellent place to enjoy the morning sun. There is also a paved terrace which runs along the front of the house, accessed from the front door and kitchen, which offers fabulous views over the garden, paddock land and beyond over the Derwent Valley. Steps lead from the terrace down to the enclosed rear garden which is mainly laid to lawn with mature boundary planting.
The equestrian facilities include a stable block with three loose boxes, a pony box and a tack room together with an all-weather manège and paddock land which in all amounts to around 5.5 acres. There is a gated access to the paddocks beside the stables and a further gate provides access from the stables up to the yard. The paddock land, which is well fenced with good natural shelter for winter, is currently divided into two enclosures. The floodlit manège (30m x 40m), which has a sand and fibre base for use at all times of the year, has gates at both ends; at the western end there is a gravelled enclosed area with gate from the drive which provides a useful area for parking wagons. Bowser Hill Farm offers a manageable equestrian property that is located in an excellent position for quiet hacking on country roads and off-road tracks, situated in the heart of the Braes of Derwent Hunt country. In addition Chopwell Woods which holds regular events and rides throughout the year is nearby.
Two cottages are also available by separate negotiation – Hillside Cottage and High Pasture Cottage.
Bowser Hill Farm is located on the borders of Northumberland, County Durham and Tyne and Wear amidst stunning open countryside. While in a rural position, the property is situated in an excellent position for access to local amenities and regional centres. For the outdoor enthusiasts there is excellent woodland walks with Milkwellburn Wood and Chopwell Woodland Park nearby; Chopwell Woods also welcomes riders and cyclists. There are numerous golf courses within easy reach, including Slaley Hall and Close House, and Hexham Racecourse is also nearby. Several surrounding villages, including Hedley on the Hill, Chopwell and Ebchester, offer local amenities including shops, post offices, pubs and restaurants. Further excellent facilities are available in Gateshead and Newcastle, both of which provide comprehensive shopping, professional and entertainment facilities.
For schooling, there is a First School in Whittonstall while secondary schooling is offered at Prudhoe Community High School.
For the commuter, there are excellent road links to Newcastle and other regional centres and Newcastle International Airport, Newcastle Rail Stations and the A1 are all extremely accessible. The rail station in Prudhoe provides excellent cross country services east and west to Newcastle and Carlisle, which in turn link to other main line services to major UK cities north and south.
Hedley on the Hill 1.8 miles | Ebchester 3.2 miles | A1 8.7 miles | Newcastle City Centre 11.6 miles | Newcastle International Airport 14.1 miles | Durham City Centre 17.6 miles
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