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Millfield House, Millfield Gardens, Hexham, Northumberland

A fine Victorian property in the popular West End of Hexham

Accommodation in Brief
Entrance Hall | Kitchen/Dining Room | Drawing Room | Sitting Room | Utility Room | Cloakroom/WC | Cellar | Side Porch | Study | Cloakroom/WC | Master Bedroom with En-Suite | Guest Bedroom with En-Suite | Four Further Bedrooms | En-Suite Shower Room | Bathroom | Walk-in Store

Parking | Garden | Outbuilding

The Property

Millfield Houseis a charming Victorian house which dates back to the late nineteenth century and is situated in a tucked away, central and private location within the conservation area of the popular market town of Hexham. The desirable West End of Hexham provides convenient access to all the local amenities the town has to offer; just a few minutes from Sele Park and The Sele First School and a short walk to the station. The property has been extensively renovated by the current owners to provide an immaculately-presented period home with an abundance of original features including fireplaces, panelled doors, deep skirtings, dado and picture rails, cornicing and stripped wood floors. Millfield House offers a blend of contemporary open plan kitchen/dining space with three further reception rooms, six bedrooms and four bathrooms and has an economic thermal store heating system and solar panels together with bespoke cabinetry throughout the house.

An attractive Regency-style canopied porch leads to the front door which opens into a welcoming entrance hall with original stripped wood flooring that continues throughout the ground floor. The kitchen/dining room runs the depth of house with a triple bay window overlooking the garden and two windows to the front. The kitchen area, which is fitted with an extensive range of bespoke painted units, including a large island unit with two under-mounted sinks and breakfast bar, two shelved larder cupboards, spaces for a range-style cooker, American-style fridge/freezer and dishwasher, has a combination of granite and wood work surfaces and space for armchairs in the bay window. The dining area offers ample space for a large table and chairs and has a wood-burning stove set in an inglenook fireplace with fitted storage cupboards either side. The magnificent drawing room has a bay window offering garden views together with a window to the side, both with working shutters, and half-glazed door leading out to the garden, an original open fireplace with marble mantle and cast iron insert. The sitting room, which has a bay window to the side, has a multi-fuel stove linked to the heating system and fitted alcove shelving. The utility room is fitted with bespoke cabinets with wood work top and Belfast sink and is plumbed for a washing machine. Off the hall is a useful cloakroom with wash hand basin and WC. A door from the hall leads to the cellar which offers two areas currently used as a games room and store. A side porch, with original tiled floor, leads to outside where a path leads to the front and rear of the house.

A period staircase leads up to a half landing, off which there is a study and cloakroom/WC, and continues to the main landing; the entire landing area is flooded with natural light from windows at either end. The generous master bedroom is fitted with a range of fitted wardrobes, has an open fireplace with painted mantle with cast iron insert and enjoys elevated garden views. The sumptuous en-suite has a freestanding, double-ended ball and claw foot bath, separate double shower, twin wash hand basins set in a vanity unit and WC. The guest bedroom has a bay window to the side, open fireplace with painted mantle and cast iron insert, an en-suite bathroom with freestanding bath, separate shower, wash hand basin and WC; this bathroom is also accessed from the landing. An additional double bedroom on the first floor, which is light and airy from windows to two aspects, also has an original fireplace. A further staircase leads up to the second floor where a landing area gives access to three characterful double bedrooms, one with an en-suite shower room, all with painted beams and a combination of dormer and Velux windows. These bedrooms are served by a luxurious bathroom which is fitted with a double-ended bath, wash hand basin, WC and painted floor boards. There is also a large walk-in storage cupboard.

Externally

A gravelled drive leads to a parking area with ample space for several cars at the front door. A further gravelled parking area is located to the side of the entrance. To one side of the front door there is a gravelled par terre styled garden which provides an area to sit and enjoy the morning sun. There is also a brick built store, with power and light, which has a window overlooking the front and offers potential for further uses.

A gate leads to a wood store and paved path that runs to one side of the house with attractive border planting; the path gives access to the side entrance and on to the rear garden. Therear garden is south facing and largely laid to lawn with hedging and terraced area with bark path, border planting and maturing holly hedge to the southern boundary.

Local Information

The property is ideally placed for all the amenities within the attractive, bustling market town of Hexham which offers a full range of day-to-day facilities with 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. The town has an historic Abbey at its heart together with several other buildings of note. The beautiful surrounding area provides walks and other country pursuits, with golf courses, sports clubs and Hexham racecourse within easy reach. The charming and historic village of Corbridge offers additional amenities including further artisan shops while nearby Matfen Hall and Close House offer excellent leisure facilities. Newcastle city centre is within easy reach and provides further comprehensive cultural, educational, recreational and shopping facilities.

For schooling there is a wide selection of schools in Hexham including The Sele First School, which has achieved ‘outstanding’ Ofsted reports for many years and provides exceptional education from 3-9 years and the well-regarded Queen Elizabeth High School. In addition Mowden Hall Preparatory School is nearby and provides private education from nursery up to 13 years. There are several private day schools in Newcastle with school transport offered from Hexham.

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 at Hexham 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 4.6 miles | Newcastle International Airport 19.7 miles | Newcastle City Centre 22.0 miles

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