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Newlands Grange, Whittonstall, Northumberland

A handsome Georgian country house with impressive gated driveways and well-stocked, landscaped gardens sitting in glorious open countryside

Accommodation in Brief
Entrance Porch/Sun Room | Hall | Drawing Room | Dining Room | Kitchen/Breakfast/Sitting Room | Utility/Boot Room | Downstairs Bathroom | Cloakroom/WC | Four Bedrooms | Library Area | Bathroom

Garage/Store | Garden

The Property

Newlands Grange is a handsome, Georgian country house that sits amidst landscaped gardens with far-reaching views over open countryside. The property has been newly decorated and carpeted throughout and provides comfortable accommodation that meets the requirements of modern-day living and retains a host of period features including bespoke timber sash windows, marble fireplaces, panelled doors, high ceilings, decorative cornicing and working shutters. The well-proportioned main reception rooms are located to the front of the property and have a southerly aspect while to the rear there is a fabulous kitchen/breakfast/sitting room which provides a stunning everyday living area. The high-quality fixtures and fittings are in keeping with the character of the house and the décor is extremely tasteful.

The front door, with attractive stained glass, opens into a generous porch with tiled floor and large sash picture window offering views over the front garden. Glazed double doors lead into the inviting entrance hall which gives access to the main receptions rooms. The drawing room and dining room both have marble fireplaces with open grates, enjoy stunning southerly views over the garden and open countryside beyond and offer fabulous formal entertaining spaces. The stunning kitchen/breakfast room is fitted with a comprehensive range of Shaker-style painted units with complementary granite work surfaces, under-mounted sink, a four-oven oil-fired AGA, integrated dishwasher, large freestanding fridge and matching freezer. There is ample space for a large table and chairs for everyday dining together with a generous informal sitting area, with attractive limestone flooring throughout and two sets of french doors which lead out to the rear courtyard and side garden terrace. A door from the kitchen leads to a rear hall which gives access to a newly refurbished utility/boot room, bathroom and separate cloakroom/WC; a further door from the hall leads to the rear courtyard. The utility/boot room has attractive tongue and groove panelling and bench seating, a large coat cupboard together with a range of further cupboards, single sink and drainer, plumbing for a washing machine, space for a tumble drier and houses the boiler. The wet room style bathroom is fitted with a double-ended bath, walk-in power shower, wash hand basin and WC.

An impressive staircase with painted barley twist spindles and french polished bannister leads up from the hall to the bright and spacious first floor galleried landing with library/study area with window to the front and built-in oak cupboards with bookshelves above. The library/study area could be converted easily to form a separate room if required. The master bedroom has a window to the front offering stunning elevated views of the garden and beyond and benefits from two deep wardrobes. There is a further generously-proportioned double bedroom to the front elevation which has an original Georgian marble fireplace with cast iron insert and there is adequate space to create an en-suite if required. The two additional double bedrooms are located to the rear with views over the courtyard, both of which have fitted alcove cupboards. The bedrooms are served by a luxurious bathroom fitted with a double-ended bath with marble surround, wash hand basin set in a marble-topped vanity unit, concealed lighting, WC and an airing cupboard. There is ample space on the landing for a further staircase and conversion of the well-insulated attic without spoiling the integrity of the current layout should additional accommodation be required and subject to the necessary planning consents.

Externally

Newlands Grange is approached through electric gates to a gravel drive which sweeps to a turning and parking area to the front of the house with ample space for a number of cars. To the front there is an expanse of lawned garden with fenced and stone boundaries with maturing part evergreen and rose hedging. A stone seating and terrace in the front lawn provides an ideal area to take in the exotic planting and glorious surroundings or to enjoy sensational sunsets. An oversized sundial with par terre/box hedging adds an additional feature. A pedestrian gate leads from the parking area to a further walled garden which wraps around the front and side of the house and includes a further lawned area, mature shrubs and trees including a weeping fruit trees, Japanese maples and well-stocked herbaceous borders.

Further electric gates with intercom open into the walled rear courtyard which offers further parking and leads to the garage/store which benefits from light and power. The garage/store offers potential for a number of uses. There is a timber children’s playhouse located in the corner of the courtyard and a wooden gate leads through to the side garden.

Local Information

Newlands Grange is set amidst glorious open countryside a short distance from Whittonstall, a small village which nestles on the southern edge of Northumberland and has a primary school and traditional village pub. The surrounding area is ideal for the outdoor enthusiast with sailing, fishing and other watersports at Derwent Reservoir and championship golf course and spa facilities at Slaley Hall. The attractive village of Shotley Bridge, on the River Derwent, is also nearby and offers a range of local amenities including shops, restaurants and pubs. Both Corbridge and Hexham are within easy reach and offer a further selection of services including artisan shops, delicatessens, supermarkets, restaurants, doctors’ and dentists’ surgeries, a hospital, sports facilities and a range of professional services. Newcastle and Durham city centres are not far away and provide comprehensive cultural, educational, recreational and shopping facilities.

For schooling, there are First Schools in Whittonstall and Ebchester, while secondary schooling is offered at Prudhoe Community High School with further schools are available in Corbridge and Hexham. In addition, Mowden Hall Preparatory School is situated just outside Corbridge and provides private education from nursery up to 13 years. There are several private day schools in Newcastle with school transport offered from Brocksbushes Farm Shop and also in Durham.

For the commuter the A68 and A69 give excellent access to Newcastle to the east and Carlisle to the west. There is a railway station in Stocksfield which provides services to Newcastle and Carlisle where connecting main line rail services are available to major UK cities north and south. Newcastle International Airport is also easily accessible.

Approximate Mileages

Whittonstall 2.0 miles | Shotley Bridge 2.1 miles | Stocksfield Station 5.8 miles | Corbridge 10.2 miles | Hexham 12.1 miles | Newcastle City Centre 16.2 miles | Newcastle International Airport 18.2 miles

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