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Glenholme, The Dene, Allendale, Northumberland

An imposing Victorian property standing in generous well-established gardens

Accommodation in Brief
Entrance Vestibule | Entrance Hall | Drawing Room | Dining Room | Morning Room | Kitchen/Breakfast Room | Sitting Room | Utility Room | Boot Room | Cloakroom | Rear Entrance Porch | Gardeners WC

Seven Bedrooms | Games Room | Three Bathrooms | Storage Room

Generous Gardens and Grounds | Double Garage | Parking

The Property

Glenholme occupies a stunning position on the edge of Allendale, nestled amongst the glorious countryside and enhanced by well thought out gardens. The property was originally built in 1897 by a local family who have later links of marriage to the well-known Cadbury family. A host of original features remain in this beautifully laid out home, with high ceilings, cornicing and elements of stained glass. The spacious accommodation offers an element of symmetry over the three floors giving flexible living and delightful views over the surrounding countryside.

The main entrance is situated to the southern elevation. A solid wood door leads through to an entrance vestibule with Victorian style tiling to the floor and elegant stained glass windows set in a wooden door lead on to the entrance hall. The entrance hall is an enchanting welcome with a wide staircase to the first floor and access to the ground floor accommodation. The principal reception rooms sit to the front with both the drawing room and dining room having open fires, dual aspect and bay windows with delightful views over the gardens.

A charming morning room sits to the eastern side, ideally placed to enjoy the morning sun with a feature fireplace to one wall. The kitchen/breakfast room offers a range of fitted wooden units with complementary work tops, stainless steel sink unit, and space for a dishwasher, fridge and oven. A sitting room, with double doors leading from the rear hall, is a more relaxed area with access to the boot room, which in turn leads to the utility room and garage. The utility room has a Belfast sink, plumbing for a washing machine and space for a tumble dryer and also houses the boilers.

To the rear of the property is a glazed entrance porch, leading from the parking area into the house. A gardeners WC is located to one side with a further entrance door leading in to the main house, lending itself to more everyday use. A cloakroom with separate WC completes the downstairs accommodation.

A cellar, which is accessed from the inner hall, is divided into two separate rooms and offers extensive storage for the property.

The bedroom accommodation is spread over two floors with a useful wash hand basin to each room, all accessed from the landing area. The two main bedrooms offer a glorious outlook over the garden, along with two further bedrooms to the first floor. A family bathroom sits between the two main bedrooms with a bath, shower cubicle, wash hand basin and WC. An extremely useful linen cupboard is located on the first floor along with a further bathroom with bath, shower cubicle, wash hand basin and WC. To the rear of the property is a deceptively spacious room, converted from the former hayloft for the property and now providing a versatile living space.

To the second floor of the property are three further bedrooms and a storage room, all served by a shower room with shower cubicle, wash hand basin and WC.


Glenholme is approached via a sweeping drive which leads to the parking area at the side of the property with space for several vehicles. A gravelled path leads round to the front of the property and the formal entrance to the house. A second drive leads round to the rear with a further parking area and access to the double garage with electric up and over door, power and lighting.

The gardens and grounds for Glenholme are truly exceptional and have been designed to provide a stunning and colourful vista throughout the seasons. A selection of paths and walkways meander down through the different terraces all with a host of mature plants, shrubs and trees including honeysuckle, clematis, willow and hazel along with a variety of indigenous trees adding to the privacy.

A seating area has been cleverly designed and sits central to the gardens giving a secluded and private spot to enjoy the surroundings. An avenue of silver birch with a gravelled pathway leads from one terrace through to a well-established orchard at the bottom of the garden. An attractive summer house, of generous proportions, is a charming addition to the garden and grounds giving an alternative entertaining space.

Local Information

The thriving village of Allendale Town offers a good range of everyday amenities including a post office/newsagent, small supermarket, doctors surgery and chemist, a number of traditional public houses and a golf course. A purpose built sports club offers tennis courts and a wide range of clubs and activities. The village was named as overall national winner of the 2007 Calor Village of the Year. The surrounding area is popular for tourism, close to Hadrian’s Wall and an ideal location to escape the hustle and bustle of modern day life. Allendale is renowned for its ‘Tar Barl’ New Year celebrations when men march around the town carrying barrels of blazing tar above their heads; this is followed by the traditional first-footing. The historic market town of Hexham provides a wider selection of amenities with larger supermarkets, a good range of shops and restaurants, professional and recreational services and a hospital. The beautiful surrounding area provides walks and other country pursuits, with golf courses, sports clubs and Hexham racecourse all within easy reach. Newcastle city centre providing comprehensive cultural, educational, recreational and shopping facilities is also easily accessible.

For schooling there is a primary school in Allendale, while senior schooling is offered in Haydon Bridge and Hexham. In addition, Mowden Hall Preparatory School is located just outside Corbridge and there are several private day schools in Newcastle served by a daily coach service from Allendale.

For the commuter the A69, which can be joined at Hexham or Haydon Bridge, gives excellent access to Newcastle to the east and Carlisle to the west, and to the A1 and M6. Railway stations, also located in Hexham and Haydon Bridge, provide cross country services to Newcastle and Carlisle where connecting main line rail services are available to major UK cities. Newcastle International Airport is also easily accessible.

Approximate Mileages

Haydon Bridge 7.1 miles | Hexham 10.5 miles | Newcastle International Airport 31.3 miles | Newcastle City Centre 33.8 miles

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