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Heddon House, Heddon House Lane, Heddon-on-the-Wall, Northumberland

A substantial wing of a fine Grade II Listed country house

Reception Hall | Drawing Room | Kitchen/Family Room | Utility Room | Garden Room | Dining Room | Cloakroom | Guest WC | Inner Hall | Master Bedroom with En-Suite Bathroom | Guest Bedroom with En-Suite Bathroom | Two Further Double Bedrooms with Jack & Jill En-Suite Bathrooms

South Facing Garden | Triple Garage

The Property
Heddon House has been totally updated in recent years offering a bright, spacious and versatile interior with high quality fittings. The impressive blend of traditional features and contemporary additions is perfect for modern day country living. The property sits amidst picturesque Northumbrian countryside in an area given great historic interest by nearby Hadrian’s Wall. With views across the south-facing front garden and within easy reach of Newcastle and other centres, this property offers a rural retreat for those wishing to live in the country but who need to commute to town.

The impressive front door opens into a grand reception hall with limestone flooring and underfloor heating which is continued throughout the ground floor main accommodation. Double doors lead into the drawing room with limestone open fireplace and large windows which provide views over the front garden. To the rear of the house is another generous reception room which is currently used as a dining room. The open plan kitchen/family room is across the entire ground floor of the east wing and is flooded with natural light from the many windows which are dual aspect. A contemporary fitted kitchen by the Newcastle Furniture Company which includes central island with granite surfaces and modern appliances. An ultra-modern, all glass garden room provides a contrast to the period building and provides an extra reception room off the kitchen that overlooks the garden.

The original Georgian staircase leads to the first floor accommodation. The master bedroom suite, to the front of the house, has an extensive range of fitted wardrobes and a sumptuous en-suite bathroom with free-standing bath, shower enclosure, twin basins and separate WC, all complemented by travertine tiling. To the rear of the house is a guest bedroom with en-suite bathroom comprising Villeroy & Boch spa bath, massage shower, wash basin and WC, with travertine tiling. Two further double bedrooms are situated to the front of the house, enjoying the garden views and served by a Jack & Jill bathroom with bath, double shower, WC, wash basin, vanity cabinet and travertine tiling.

Externally
The property is entered via electrically operated, wrought iron gates onto a gravelled driveway which leads to a turning circle at the front of the property. The landscaped gardens are predominantly south-facing and have sun terrace, areas of lawn and mature shrubs and trees. To the rear of the property is an enclosed garden with lawned areas and terrace. To the bottom of the driveway is a superb triple garage which is currently divided into two rooms, one used as a studio with patio doors overlooking the garden.

Local Information
Heddon House is situated just north of the old Military Road that follows Hadrian’s Wall across the striking Northumberland countryside. The beautiful surrounding area provides excellent walks and other country pursuits, with golf courses, sports clubs and both Newcastle and Hexham Racecourses within easy reach. Nearby Heddon-on-the-Wall offers local amenities with a petrol station which has a mini supermarket and animal feed store, and a veterinary surgery while Wylam provides further local amenities and Matfen Hall and Close House offer excellent leisure facilities. Vallum Farm with its restaurant, tea room and ice cream parlour provides both daytime and evening dining. The popular Tyne Valley village of Corbridge offers a further selection of shops and services, a renowned delicatessen and further restaurants while the market town of Hexham offers a choice of large supermarkets, a good range of shops and restaurants, a theatre, cinema, leisure centre, doctors’ and dentists’ surgeries, professional services and a hospital. Newcastle City Centre is within easy reach and provides comprehensive cultural, recreational and shopping facilities.

For schooling, there is a First School in Heddon and Ponteland offers a choice of First, Middle and Senior Schools and transport available at the end of the lane. In addition Mowden Hall Preparatory School is close by providing private education from nursery up to 13 years and there is a wide choice of private day schools in Newcastle.

For the commuter, the Military Road and the A69 provide excellent access to Newcastle in the east and Carlisle in the west, with onward access to the A1 and M6 respectively. Newcastle International Airport is also very accessible. The rail station in Wylam provides regular cross country services which in turn link to other main line services to major UK cities north and south.

Approximate Mileages
Heddon-on-the-Wall 1.0 mile | Wylam 3.3 miles | Newcastle International Airport 6.7 miles | Newcastle City Centre 9.1 miles | Corbridge 9.9 miles | Hexham 13.6 miles

 

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