Accommodation in Brief
Entrance Hall | Reception Hall | Drawing Room | Dining Room | Kitchen/Breakfast Room | Sitting Room | Study | Rear Hall | Pantry | Utility Room | Cloakroom/WC | Four Bedrooms | Two Bathrooms
Detached Stone Outbuilding | Potting Shed and Greenhouse | Parking | Garden
Charlton House is a substantial detached country house that sits in an elevated position, incorporates a wall of the original keep and enjoys stunning open views over surrounding countryside. The property is situated in a fabulous rural setting yet just a short distance from Bellingham and which offers excellent local amenities. Charlton House retains a wealth of period features including original panelled doors, sash windows, some with working shutters, ornate cornicing, deep skirting boards, architraves and feature fireplaces.
The front door opens into a wide entrance hall with encaustic tiled floor that continues into the reception hall which has the original staircase that leads up to the first floor. The generously-proportioned main reception rooms are located to either side of the entrance hall, both of which are accessed through double panelled doors. The dual aspect drawing room, which has an open fire with painted surround and arched cast iron insert, has tall windows to the front and side that offer views over the front garden and beyond. The dining room, which enjoys similar views, has a fireplace with stone surround and cast iron insert (decorative only) and leads through to the adjoining kitchen/breakfast room. The kitchen is fitted with a range of units, four-oven oil-fired AGA, 1½ bowl sink and drainer, is plumbed for a dishwasher, has windows to the front and side and offers ample space for a table for everyday dining. There are two further reception rooms located to the rear of the house which offer an informal sitting room and study, one of which has an open fireplace with painted surround and cast iron insert. Also on the ground floor is a useful utility room which is plumbed for a washing machine, a shelved walk-in pantry/larder and a downstairs cloakroom with WC and wash hand basin.
A stunning original feature staircase leads from the reception hall up to the first floor and the bedroom and bathroom accommodation. The hall, stairs and landing are flooded with natural light from an attractive arched window on the half landing. To the first floor there are three spacious double bedrooms, two to the front and one to the rear, all of which have wash hand basins and a range of fitted wardrobes. A further single bedroom, which also has a wash hand basin, has a window offering views to the rear. The bedrooms are served by two large bathrooms. There is a shelved airing cupboard off the landing and a large, accessible, floored loft provides good storage.
Charlton House has two gated entrances with in-out gravelled drive that leads to a parking area to one side of the house with ample space for several cars. A detached stone outbuilding, with power and light, provides a garage with up-and-over door, workshop with arched double timber doors and log store.
The generous terraced gardens, which were designed by Hilliers of Winchester in the 1970s, lie mainly to the front and side of the house and comprise a flagstone terrace, lawned areas, walled kitchen garden/orchard with greenhouse and potting shed. The garden offers a number of areas to sit and enjoy the peaceful rural setting and far-reaching views. The mature garden has established flower beds and a variety of good shrubs and trees which offer shelter and privacy. Beyond the main garden there is access to a vegetable garden and compost area.
Charlton House is located in the small hamlet of Charlton situated in the North Tyne Valley a short distance north-west of Bellingham.
The thriving village of Bellingham provides everyday amenities with a variety of shops, post office, cafés, heritage centre, several pubs together with a family-run hotel, banks, garage, library, health centre, chemist and emergency services, gym and an excellent 18-hole golf course. Hexham provides a wider range of local retail, educational and professional services together with a hospital; the eclectic range of boutiques, cafés and restaurants in Corbridge are also very accessible. Newcastle is within easy reach and provides further comprehensive cultural, educational, recreational and shopping facilities.
From Corbridge take the A68 north and continue for about 12.0 miles. Take the left turn onto Redesmouth Road and follow the road to Bellingham. At the T-junction, turn left and continue into the centre of the village. Turn left onto the B6320 and continue through the village and take the right turn signposted to Greenhaugh. Follow this road for 1.9 miles and take the right turning into the hamlet. The entrance to Charlton House is a short distance further on the left hand side.
Pets: By negotiation
Postcode: NE48 1PE
Services: Mains electricity and water, private drainage, oil-fired central heating.
EPC Rating: Band F Rating 38
Council Tax: Band F
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Fees (plus VAT)
Application; £50.00 + VAT (£60 inc. VAT) for first application, £25.00 + VAT (£30.00 inc. VAT) for all additional applications including Guarantor.
Administration (to include preparation of tenancy paperwork and inventory report); £210.00 + VAT (£252.00 inc. VAT)
Rent and Deposit; A damage deposit equivalent to one months’ rent along with the first months’ rent will be payable by the tenant on the commencement of the tenancy.
Pets; If pets permitted, then a damage deposit equivalent to two months’ rent will be payable.
Resigning Fee: A resigning fee of £60.00 + VAT (£72.00 Inc VAT) will be payable if a new fixed term tenancy is agreed between both the landlord and tenant.
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