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Low Nest Cottage, Ellingham, Chathill, Northumberland

A stunning Grade II Listed stone cottage and former blacksmith’s forge with magnificent panoramic views

Accommodation in Brief
Low Nest Cottage
Entrance Porch | Hallway | Kitchen | Breakfast Room | Dining Room | Drawing Room | Garden Room | Utility/Boot Room | Downstairs Cloakroom/WC | Two Downstairs Bedrooms with En-suite Shower | Master Bedroom with En-suite | Further Bedroom with En-suite Shower

Adjoining Barn Cottage
Entrance Porch | Sitting Room | Garden Room | Kitchen | Utility Room | Two Double Bedrooms | Shower Room | Cloakroom/WC

Double Garage | Gardens | Traditional Stores | Shed & Workshop

The Property

Low Nest Cottage is a Grade II Listed stone cottage and former blacksmith’s forge situated amidst beautiful countryside with far-reaching sea views to the Northumberland Coast. It has been tastefully and thoughtfully converted yet retains a traditional feel with a host of charm and character throughout. Offering English oak ceiling beams, latch and batten doors, fabulous open turned bespoke staircase and York flagstone and limestone floors on ground level with the added benefit of underfloor heating throughout the majority of the property. Offering flexible living space, the configuration with the adjoining Barn Cottage enables the property to be suitable for dual generation living, one large integral property or an ideal Bed & Breakfast and self-catering facility.

The porch with solid oak door and stained-glass pane leads into the main hallway giving access to the dining room, utility/boot room and a double bedroom with built in wardrobes, en-suite shower room with corner shower, wash-hand basin, heated towel rail and WC. To the rear of the property is the kitchen, offering exposed stone walls and beams to the ceiling, a range of bespoke Mike Brown waxed pine fitted wall and floor units and central island with built-in wine store, along with ceiling pot rack and complementary work surfaces, double Butler sink, electric double oven, gas hob, fridge freezer and integrated dishwasher. This room opens into the breakfast room with exposed stone walls, a feature stained glass window and apex roof with beams and splendid views over the garden and surrounding countryside.

Access to the useful utility/boot room and the downstairs cloakroom is also from the kitchen.

Bespoke double oak doors lead to the dining room to the front elevation with views over the garden, offering wooden shutters to the windows, an inglenook fireplace with multi-fuel stove and slate hearth with timber cross beam mantle. A further set of bespoke double doors lead to the imposing double height drawing room with exposed oak beams, limestone flooring and dual aspect doors and windows. The key feature of this room is the splendid inglenook fireplace which was the original blacksmith’s forge, with Godin multifuel stove and pitch-pine mantelpiece. In turn, the drawing room leads to the light and airy garden room which offers further entertainment space with wide-ranging, uninterrupted views of the countryside and sea in the distance. A further bedroom with en-suite shower room and built in wardrobe completes the downstairs accommodation.

A bespoke oak staircase leads to the upper mezzanine landing which offers a quiet place to read and overlooks the drawing room. This leads to the master bedroom suite offering a triple aspect, vaulted beamed ceiling, solid mahogany floor covering, extensive built in storage and en-suite bathroom with white Airbath, walk in shower with steam facility, two circular wash-hand basins set in vanity units and heated towel rail. A further double bedroom with en-suite shower and built in storage completes the upstairs accommodation.

Barn Cottage

Barn Cottage adjoining the main house, has been run as a successful holiday let but also offers ancillary accommodation. It is private and self-contained but an interconnecting door from the main house could easily be re-instated to create one large house. Entering through the main door to an entrance vestibule gives access to a double bedroom, the sitting room and a useful utility room with plumbing for a washing machine and additional storage. The interior has been sympathetically planned with beams and York stone floor with the addition of modern touches such as underfloor heating. The layout works very well for modern day living, with a good sized sitting room with electric stove and French doors to the garden room which overlooks the private garden. The kitchen has a range of wall and floor units with complementary wood work surfaces, electric oven, ceramic hob, built-in dishwasher, stainless steel sink and space for a fridge freezer. The accommodation is completed by a further double bedroom, cloakroom with WC, and separate shower room with corner shower, wash-hand basin set within a marble surround and vanity unit, heated towel rail and WC. To the front of the property is a secluded garden, with mature shrubs, trees, patio area and open views.


Low Nest Cottage is entered via a five-bar electronic gate from a quiet country road. A curving gravelled drive leads to the house, providing ample parking and access to the substantial double garage and Barn Cottage.

To the front of the property is an enclosed landscaped garden laid to lawn, with established flower beds and mature shrubs and trees. A sun terrace offers privacy and an ideal space for outdoor entertaining or to appreciate the tranquil setting. An additional “secret” garden, surrounded by mature trees offers a shaded area as well as access to the woodstore.

To the side of the property is a substantial shed and workshop which has a wood burning stove. The rear garden is set within a stone wall boundary and is laid to lawn with mature shrubs and perennial plantings, with a further sun terrace for al-fresco entertaining and fabulous far reaching views. The original pig sty has been converted for storage of the spring water storage tank and the boiler which supplies the house.

Local Information

Low Nest is approximately half a mile outside the quiet village of Ellingham, with its village school and popular pub/restaurant. It is situated approximately five miles inland from the beautiful Northumberland coastline, which has been designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB). The area is home to several seabird reserves and welcomes increasing numbers of tourists each year who enjoy the regular boat trips which run to the Farne Islands to see the sea birds and seal colonies. The rural nature of the area offers a wide selection of activities for outdoor enthusiasts and is also close to the Coast and Castles tourism route. Alnwick provides every day amenities with supermarkets, a good range of shops, primary and secondary schooling, a modern leisure centre, playhouse/cinema, hospital and Alnwick Castle and Garden. Berwick upon Tweed and Newcastle are within easy reach and provide further comprehensive cultural, educational, recreational and shopping facilities.

For the commuter, the A1 provides access north to Berwick and south to Newcastle City Centre and Newcastle International Airport. The closest main line rail station is at Alnmouth which provides regular links to both Edinburgh and Newcastle, which in turn link to other main line services to major UK cities north and south.

Approximate mileages

Bamburgh 6.7 miles| Seahouses 6 miles | Alnwick 10 miles | Wooler 14 miles |Berwick-upon-Tweed 20.8 miles | Newcastle International Airport 42.8 miles | Newcastle City Centre 43.2 miles

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