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Holmfield, Sandy Bank, Riding Mill, Northumberland

A fine Edwardian detached house standing in generous established gardens

Accommodation in Brief
Entrance Vestibule | Entrance Hall | Drawing Room | Dining Room | Breakfast Kitchen | Playroom | Boot Room | Utility Room | Master Bedroom | Jack and Jill Shower Room | Guest Bedroom | Two Further Double Bedrooms | Family Bathroom | Bedroom Five/Study

Gardens | Two Garages

The Property

Holmfield is a substantial, detached property sitting in a generous plot with attractive gardens. The property has been recently modernised, replumbed and rewired and is presented to a high standard with a wealth of features throughout including high ceilings, cornicing, leaded windows and wood floors. The original butler’s bell is still in full working order. The accommodation on offer is both spacious and versatile, making it a lovely home with high quality fittings throughout.

The front door leads into the entrance vestibule with a further wooden door with decorative leaded windows leading through to the main hallway; a naturally light area with access to the ground floor accommodation. The drawing room sits to the front of the property and is a room of fantastic proportion. The multi-fuel stove with ornate wooden surround is a feature of the room with fitted bookshelves and French doors leading out to the garden. A further reception room, of similar proportion, is also fitted with bookshelves and has views overlooking the garden. The cloakroom comprises a wash hand basin and WC, with an understairs cupboard providing storage.

The breakfast kitchen offers a range of wooden units with complementary granite work surfaces, central island, Belfast sink and space for a dishwasher. The two oven gas Aga is a feature of the room with a fireplace at the opposite end of the room adding to the charm. A good sized pantry is located off the kitchen and adds to the storage space of the kitchen. A boot room is located off the kitchen with steps down to the back door and utility room. The utility room offers a range of units, sink and space for a tumble dryer and plumbing for a washing machine, along with a sound system and TV.

A large playroom/further reception room sits to the back of the house and is accessed via the kitchen. A room of generous proportions with vaulted ceiling, terracota tiles to the floor and Fatso potbellied stove. Double doors give access to the yard at the rear and a further single door leads to the side.

A wide, oak staircase leads to the first floor galleried landing with large window at the top of the stairs flooding the landing with natural light. There is a useful understairs cupboard and shoe racks. The master bedroom is of a generous size and has a delightful outlook over the gardens to the front. A Jack and Jill shower room is accessed from both the master bedroom and the landing. The shower room is fitted with a high quality suite comprising double sink vanity unit, walk in shower with monsoon shower head, heated towel rail and WC. The guest bedroom and fifth bedroom/study also sit to the front of the property, with views over the garden. Two further double bedrooms are located off the landing along with the family bathroom. The bathroom continues the high quality fittings with attractive freestanding roll top bath, walk-in shower, vanity unit with sink, WC and heated towel rail.


Wooden gates lead onto the drive which continues to the side of the plot and to the parking area at the rear of the property. Two garages are on offer, both with electric up and over doors.

The gardens sit predominantly to the front of the property with a variety of areas on offer. Immediately next to the house is an area laid to lawn with attractive pond and water feature. Mature shrubs, plants and trees continue through the garden, with a vegetable garden to one side. A sunken lawn is located to front of the garden and surrounded by a stone wall.

A paved yard area is located to the rear of the property.

Local Information

Riding Mill is a popular commuter village in the Tyne Valley. The village offers a good range of local amenities including a public house, two active village halls, churches for various denominations, an extensive selection of clubs and societies, a tennis club and a twice-weekly village café. The nearby historic village of Corbridge offers day-to-day amenities with a wide variety of shops, restaurants, inns, doctor and dentist surgeries, community services and a garage, while nearby Matfen Hall, Close House and Slaley Hall offer excellent leisure facilities. The attractive, bustling market town of Hexham offers a full range of amenities with larger supermarkets, a good range of shops including independent delicatessen, butcher, baker, greengrocer and bimonthly farmers’ market, professional services, leisure/sports centre, cinema, theatre and a hospital. Newcastle city centre is also within easy reach and provides comprehensive cultural, educational, recreational and shopping facilities.

For schooling, there is a First School in the village, an excellent Middle School in Corbridge and senior schooling is offered in Hexham. There are also excellent private schools in the vicinity with Mowden Hall Preparatory School just outside Corbridge that provides education from nursery up to 13 years together with a selection of day schools in Newcastle.

For the commuter, the A69 provides excellent access to Newcastle to the east and Carlisle to the west and onward access to the A1 and M6. The rail station in Riding Mill provides regular cross country services to Newcastle and Carlisle, where connecting main line services are available to major UK cities north and south. Newcastle International Airport is also within easy reach.

Approximate Mileages:

Corbridge 3.4 miles | Hexham 6.0 miles | Newcastle International Airport 15.1 miles | Newcastle City Centre 17.5 miles

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