Accommodation in Brief
Reception Hall | Sitting Room | Dining Room | Cloakroom/WC | Ground Floor Bedroom with En-Suite | Kitchen/Breakfast Room | Master Bedroom Suite | Two Further Bedrooms with En-Suites | Bedroom | Bathroom
Double Garage | Garden
Hillcrest, which dates back to the 18th century and combines what was a village shop with barns and stables, sits in an elevated position in the popular village of Newton and enjoys far-reaching panoramic valley views from a number of rooms. The property has been extensively renovated and extended to create a stunning home with bright and spacious living accommodation with a blend of traditional and contemporary features. The original fireplaces, exposed stonework and beams, timber double-glazed windows and solid oak flooring with under floor heating throughout, feature double-height glazed wall in the extension, bespoke kitchen and sumptuous bathrooms with high-quality fixtures and fittings, all combine to provide an impressive home that retains an abundance of character and charm. The understated village frontage gives nothing away regarding the spacious and high specification home that has been created behind them.
The front double doors open into a welcoming reception hall that is bathed with light from the original shop window. A few steps lead up to the rear galleried hall that is flooded with light from the striking double-height glazed wall that offers panoramic views over the Tyne Valley. Arched double doors from a church in Somerset lead into a triple-aspect sitting room which has magnificent views and French doors onto the terrace, while the formal dining room is accessed from the galleried hall and has village views. Both of these impressive reception rooms have feature stone fireplaces fitted with multi-fuel stoves, beamed ceilings and oak flooring. Also on the ground floor is a luxurious guest bedroom and en-suite shower room; the bedroom has windows overlooking the village and garden together with half-glazed double doors onto the terrace and feature exposed stone chimney breast while the en-suite is fitted with contemporary fittings and attractive tiling with double shower cubicle with rain shower head and separate hand shower, wash hand basin, WC, built-in cupboard. A cloakroom off the hall, with wash hand basin, WC, slate flooring and door to the boiler cupboard, completes the ground floor accommodation.
A bespoke oak staircase with carved newel posts leads down from the rear hall to the superb kitchen/breakfast/living room, which can also be accessed through glazed double doors from the lower terrace, and forms an informal and inviting hub of the home. The kitchen is fitted with an extensive range of cream painted bespoke Neptune units, including a large island with breakfast bar, 5-oven AGA Total Control, double Belfast sink, integrated dishwasher and combined fridge and larder cupboard, complemented by granite work surfaces, beamed ceiling, flagstone flooring and attractive industrial suspended lighting. At the far end of the kitchen there is ample space for a large table for everyday dining together with a sofa or two; this area has a wall of folding doors that open onto a terrace offering further entertaining space and access to the garden. A useful utility room under the stairs provides storage space and has a cupboard that is plumbed for a washing machine and has space for a freezer.
Returning to the rear hall on the ground floor, the main staircase leads to the first floor galleried landing which gives access to four double bedrooms, all with characterful exposed beams and roof trusses together with solid oak flooring, three of which benefit from en-suite facilities with Porcelanosa fittings and attractive tiling. The master bedroom enjoys glorious Tyne Valley views and benefits from a dressing room, with an excellent combination of hanging rails, shelving and drawers, and en-suite bathroom with double walk-in shower with rain shower head and tiled seat, wash hand basin and WC. There are two further double bedrooms with en-suite shower rooms; both bedrooms are dual aspect and have original feature fireplaces while the shower rooms both have large showers with rain shower heads, wash hand basins and WCs. The fourth bedroom on this floor has interesting angular walls, village views and a period cast iron fireplace. This bedroom is served by an adjacent bathroom with freestanding ball and claw foot slipper bath, separate wet room area, wash hand basin and WC.
To the front, village aspect of the property, there is a narrow gravelled low-maintenance border and cobbled path to the front door.A discreet gravelled drive to one side of the house leads through electric double gates and continues to a generous parking area and the detached, stone built double garage which is fitted with electric doors and benefits from light, power and water.
Adjacent to the house there are two spacious terraces; the upper terrace which is accessed from the sitting room, hall and ground floor bedroom, has a combination of flagstones and gravel, wrought iron railings and stone steps down to the lower flagged terrace with stone retaining wall, border with herbaceous planting, that is accessed from the kitchen. Both terraces offer areas for outdoor entertaining and enjoying the private garden and glorious views over the Tyne Valley.
The garden is mainly laid to lawn, with an orchard of apple, pear and damson trees, and a mixed boundary of fencing and stone walls and a number of maturing trees. Lighting on the driveway is on a timer and there is further lighting on the terraces.
Note: The neighbouring property has a pedestrian right of way across the top of Hillcrest’s drive. However this has not been used in a number of years as there is an alternative easier access to the rear of the neighbouring property.
Newton is a small, attractive, conservation village in the Tyne Valley, situated within easy commuting distance of Newcastle. The village is surrounded by beautiful countryside and has the benefit of a village inn, said to be one of the oldest in Northumberland, a community hall and one of the longest-established cricket teams in the country. The nearby charming and historic village of Corbridge offers a wide variety of local amenities including a range of artisan shops, a renowned delicatessen, supermarket, restaurants, inns, doctors’ and dentist surgeries, community services and a garage, while nearby Matfen Hall and Close House offer excellent leisure facilities. The market town of Hexham provides further services including larger supermarkets, a good range of shops and professional services, swimming pool, cinema, theatre and a hospital. Newcastle City centre which is also within easy reach provides comprehensive cultural, educational, recreational and shopping facilities.
For schooling there are First and Middle Schools in Corbridge, while senior schooling is offered in Hexham. In addition Mowden Hall Preparatory School is under 1.0 mile away and provides private education from nursery up to 13 years. There are several private day schools in Newcastle with school transport offered from Brocksbushes Farm Shop.
For the commuter Newton is convenient for the A69 which gives excellent access to Newcastle to the east and Carlisle to the west and onward access to the A1 and M6. Railway stations are located in Corbridge and Stocksfield which provide regular 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.
Corbridge 3.4 miles | Hexham 7.5 miles | Newcastle International Airport 12.1 miles | Newcastle City Centre 14.5 miles
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