Accommodation in Brief
Porch | Reception Hall | Kitchen/Breakfast Room | Drawing Room | Dining Room | Sitting Room | Garden Room with Butler’s Pantry | Rear Hall | Utility Room and Ancillary Stores | Cloakroom/WC | Master Bedroom with En-Suite |Three Further Double Bedrooms | Bathroom | WC | Study
Garage | Garden Store | Detached Garage, Store and Office | Around 4.2 Acres of Garden and Paddock
Kinellan is a delightful period detached house which dates back to 1932 and offers flexible accommodation with the principal receptions rooms positioned to take full advantage of the stunning established gardens. The property has rarely been on the open market and provides all the charm of a country house yet is set on the edge of Stocksfield benefitting from all the associated local amenities. Kinellan retains a host of period features including oak panelling and flooring, fireplaces, picture rails and decorative cornicing. The property further benefits from a 1.2 acre paddock and timber stable block; further paddock land may be available to rent.
An oak front door set in a brick arch opens into a porch where a glazed door leads into the welcoming reception hall with original oak panelled walls and oak flooring. The hall, which has a feature turret staircase, gives access to the principal reception rooms, together with a downstairs cloakroom. The drawing room and dining room provide magnificent formal entertaining spaces and both have bay windows offering views over the landscaped rear garden. The drawing room has a window seat fitted around the bay window and benefits from a further window to the side, a large inglenook fireplace with stone surround and multi-fuel stove and display alcoves to either side. Off the drawing room there is a well-proportioned, dual-aspect garden room which offers space to enjoy the garden at all times of the year, has French doors out to the terrace, vaulted ceiling with exposed beams, and has a useful adjacent Butler’s pantry with shelving and sink. The dining room, which has an open fire with Adams-style surround and decorative cast iron insert, has cupboards fitted to both alcoves with storage cupboard below and glazed display cupboards above. The sitting room, which offers a charming everyday reception room, has a Baxi fire and attractive arched glazed double doors out to the garden with further glazed panels to either side. From the reception hall an inner lobby leads to the kitchen/breakfast room which has windows to the front and side of the house. The kitchen is fitted with an extensive range of cream units with complementary granite work surfaces, two under-mounted sinks and separate preparation sink, two-oven gas-fired AGA, separate ceramic hob, integrated microwave, fridge and freezer and is plumbed for a dishwasher. There is ample space for a table and chairs for everyday dining and the kitchen further benefits from a useful shelved pantry cupboard. Off the kitchen there are various ancillary rooms including a utility room with a range of units, sink and double drainer and plumbing for a washing machine.
The turret staircase has windows offering elevated views of the front garden and leads up to the first floor landing. The master bedroom, which enjoys views over the rear garden from the bay window and has further windows to the side, benefits from a range of fitted wardrobes and an en-suite with ball and claw foot roll top bath, separate shower cubicle, wash hand basin and WC. There are three further double bedrooms all of which benefit from fitted wardrobes and wash hand basins. One of the bedrooms has an additional room off it which is currently used as a study but could equally be a dressing room, en-suite or sitting room. These bedrooms are served by a bathroom fitted with a bath with shower over and wash hand basin and an adjacent separate WC. Off the landing there is a walk-in linen cupboard.
Kinellan is approached through wrought iron gates which open to a gravelled drive that leads to a generous parking and turning area, with central circular lawn, at the front of the house and the attached garage and garden store. A branch of the driveway leads to a further parking area and the detached garage with office above. To the boundary there are substantial mature trees which offer both privacy and seclusion and the property stands in generous mature gardens which amount to around 1.7 acres.
To the front of the house there are lawned areas with mature shrubs and trees and there is access to the rear garden on both sides of the house. The main landscaped garden lies to the rear of the house and includes a formal lawn with established herbaceous and perennial borders, mature shrubs and trees and a substantial York stone terrace adjacent to the house. The terrace, which enjoys the sun throughout the day, offers an ideal area for outdoor entertaining or just to sit and enjoy the beautifully-manicured gardens and tranquil setting. Attractive stone steps lead from the main lawn to a further lawned area with rose and honeysuckle trained on trellis fencing, together with an apple orchard and greenhouse. The stunning gardens are extremely private and predominately south and west facing.
A gate leads from the far end of the garden to the paddock, which amounts to around 1.2 acres, and a further 1.3 acres of woodland. An enclosed timber stable block on a concrete base offers two loose boxes and hay shed; the stables benefit from light and water. The paddock benefits from a shelterbelt of trees and a stream runs through the woodland dene providing a charming walk and a haven for wildlife.The large detached garage has traditional timber sliding garage doors and benefits from power and light. A staircase in the garage leads up to a landing area, office with eaves storage and separate WC. The garage offers flexible use for a home office, or a self-contained annex subject to any necessary planning consents. To the rear of the garage there is a large store.
Note: The current owners of Kinellen rent an adjacent paddock (amounting to around 3.3 acres) which can be accessed from the paddock and the road. A purchaser may be able to continue this arrangement.
Stocksfield is a popular, attractive Tyne Valley commuter village situated on the south bank of the River Tyne. The village offers local amenities including a range of shops, doctors’ surgery, several churches, chemist, garage, post office and sports facilities including a golf course and tennis club. The Painshawfield Estate has been reported to be one of the most attractive housing estates in the North East of England. The village provides an excellent alternative to city life, giving an opportunity to enjoy the rural situation with good accessibility to city and business centres. Nearby Corbridge also offers a wide variety of local amenities including a range of artisan shops, a renowned delicatessen, supermarket, a selection of restaurants and inns, doctors’ and dentist surgeries, while Matfen Hall and Close House offer excellent leisure facilities. The market town of Hexham provides further professional, retail and recreational services including a cinema, theatre and hospital while Newcastle city provides comprehensive cultural, recreational and shopping facilities.
For schooling, there is a primary school in the village, while senior schooling is offered in Hexham and Prudhoe. Mowden Hall Preparatory School just outside Corbridge provides private education from nursery up to 13 years, and there are several private day schools in Newcastle.
For the commuter, there are excellent road links east and west to Newcastle and Carlisle, with onward access to the A1 and M6 respectively. The rail station in Stocksfield provides regular cross country services which in turn link to main line services to major UK cities. Newcastle International Airport is also very accessible.
Approximate Mileages Stocksfield Station 1.8 miles | Corbridge 7.3 miles | Hexham 9.1 miles | Newcastle City Centre 14.0 miles | Newcastle International Airport 17.0 miles
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