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Low Shilford House, Parish of Riding Mill, Northumberland

A handsome stone built detached house with extensive gardens and paddocks

Accommodation in Brief
Entrance Hall | Drawing Room | Sitting Room | Dining Kitchen | Cloakroom | Laundry Room | Boot Room | Wet Room | Master Bedroom | Guest Bedroom | Jack & Jill Bathroom | Family Bathroom | Three Further Bedrooms | Further Bathroom

Driveway Parking | Garage Workshop with Room Above | Formal Gardens | Vegetable Garden | Orchard | Chicken Enclosure | Stream with Bridge | Approximately 3 Acres of Paddocks

The Property

Low Shilford House is a handsome extended stone built detached property with charm, character and original features. The property is perfectly positioned for access to Riding Mill and the A69, sitting in approximately 4.4 acres of gardens and paddock within a rural setting.

The formal entrance is to the front of the house and opens to a reception hallway with stairs winding up to the first floor. A door opens to a bright drawing room with original shutters to windows at the front and rear and an impressive cast iron fireplace with marble surround. Across the hallway is a spacious farmhouse kitchen and dining room with quarry tiled flooring features an oil fired Aga, a range of floor and wall mounted cabinets with contrasting butcher block wooden worktops and matching central island. To the dining area is a stunning original Moffatt Bros cast iron coal and wood fired range cooker. A small stoop of stairs leads down to the rear sitting room with an open coal fire, dual aspects to enhance the views and a walk-in box bay window with French doors opening to the garden. Off the kitchen is a rear entrance lobby, cloakroom, wet shower room, boot room and laundry room. There is internal access to the double garage and workshop to the side which benefits from having a good sized room to its first floor level which could be used flexibly depending on the requirements of the buyer.

There are two staircases to the first floor, one of which is from the formal front entrance and splits toward the first floor landing taking in a double guest bedroom with Jack & Jill bathroom in one direction. To the left on the landing is a very generous double bedroom with aspects to the rear of the house and a further two double bedrooms along the front landing. The second staircase, which begins in the dining room on the ground floor, can be accessed from this landing and rises further, past the modern family bathroom with oval free standing bath and walk-in shower on the first floor landing. To the second floor there is an attic bedroom, with windows and skylights, served by a bathroom with mini bath, wash basin and WC, along with ample storage, walk-in loft access and cupboards.

Externally

A driveway is accessed via the main road and sweeps right into a rear courtyard with space for several vehicles. The property benefits from large formal south facing lawned gardens, a further private enclosed lawned garden with timber log stores, a vegetable garden, and apple orchard. A fresh water stream runs through the bottom of the garden and there is a bridge crossing it to a woodland hen enclosure and further on to the southernmost border of the land. There are three paddocks, each with water available for stock, extending in all to approximately 3 acres to the south and east of the property.

Local Information

Nearby 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 cafĂ©. 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.

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, garage, post office and sports facilities including a golf course and tennis club.

For schooling, there is a First School in both villages, 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 A68 heads south towards Durham and Darlington. The rail stations in Riding Mill and Stocksfield provide 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

Stocksfield Station 1.2 miles | Riding Mill Station 1.3 miles | Corbridge 4.3 miles | Hexham 9.0 miles | Newcastle International Airport 14.6 miles | Newcastle City Centre 17.4 miles

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