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Accommodation in Brief
Entrance Lobby | Dining Room | Sitting Room | Drawing Room | Kitchen | Boot Room | Utility/WC | Master Bedroom with En-suite Bathroom | Double Bedroom with En-suite Shower Room | Two Further Double Bedrooms | Shower Room | Attic
Parking | Double Garage | Stable & Tack Room| Swimming Pool | Changing Room| Sauna | Log Stores | Gardens | Paddock | Woodland
Oakwood House is a substantial stone built country house with in over 11.5 acres, less than 9 miles from both Newcastle city centre and Newcastle International Airport, yet surrounded by countryside and with an open aspect to the Tyne valley.
The property is approached from the main road and past a gatehouse. The 600 yard drive leads through mature oak and beech woodland, beside a burn, and opens out around an island of rhododendron on to a wide courtyard in front of the house, leading to a walled garden and down paths to the fields beyond. The adjacent sloping 6 acre field, previously the site of Oakwood Home Farm, belongs to the house, with wide views, stables and a large enclosed barn for horses.
The configuration of the house cleverly allows all of the reception rooms to face south with broad sunlit windows, whilst the master bedroom has a balcony overlooking the Tyne valley. The larger of the reception rooms features a timbered ceiling and a wood burning stove, whilst the kitchen is equipped with an Aga and marble work surfaces. A separate utility and boot room are located off the large double garage, and there are areas currently configured to keep dogs.
The location of two further bedrooms on the ground floor, along with a walk-in shower bathroom, allows the house to serve either as a single story bungalow or to make use of the full two storeys.
The main house itself is 19th century, and was once part of a larger estate, famous nationally for growing orchids. Facilities include an outdoor swimming pool, sauna, extensive areas of fruit trees and lawns, growing areas for fruit and vegetables and a water garden. In addition, there are several large undeveloped outhouses attached. There are wide areas of shrubbery and in the spring fields of daffodils, tulips and bluebells appear adjacent to the drive. Foxes, badgers, deer and a wide range of birds from hawks and buzzards to nuthatches, woodpeckers and jay, are regularly seen. There are extensive walking and cycling routes in the immediate area and five gates from the premises onto neighbouring fields leading to footpaths.
There are three regular bus services into Newcastle from the top of the drive, which lies adjacent to the internationally recognised Close House Golf Course, and a short walk leads into the village of Wylam with a primary school, range of shops and other facilities, and a railway station.
From the main road a winding road leads through woodland to a parking area and planted turning circle to the front of the property, allowing parking for several vehicles. A large stable block and tack room offer great storage but could fulfil varying requirements for a workshop, offices or additional accommodation subject to obtaining the necessary planning consents.
A large block paved courtyard expands across the width of the property at the rear and would be an ideal space for entertaining and relaxing. There are several outside spaces including woodland, gardens and an allotment providing a variety of opportunities for outdoor activities and entertainment. An outdoor swimming pool with a maximum depth of 10ft has a roll out cover and access ladders. A changing room with sauna is adjacent to the pool and there are also covered coal and log bays, along with a substantial potting shed. Oakwood House also benefits from equestrian facilities, having a paddock of approximately six acres with hay barn and stables.
Oakwood House is situated approximately one mile north of the desirable village of Wylam in the beautiful Tyne Valley. Wylam is a popular commuter village with excellent links to Newcastle City Centre and is famous as the birthplace of George Stephenson, renowned as the “Father of Railways”. The village offers day-to-day shopping, pubs and restaurants. Close House Golf Club is nearby, and Matfen Hall is also close. Both offer excellent leisure and restaurant facilities.
For schooling, Wylam has a First School which has been ranked ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted, while Middle Schools are available in Ovingham, Prudhoe and Hexham. Mowden Hall Preparatory School is close by providing private education from nursery up to 13 years. Newcastle city centre provides further comprehensive cultural, educational, recreational and shopping facilities.
For the commuter, the A69 provides excellent access to Newcastle City Centre, Carlisle and onward access to the A1 and M6. The rail station at Wylam provides regular links to both Newcastle and Carlisle, which in turn link to other main line services to major UK cities north and south. Newcastle International Airport is also within easy reach.
Wylam Rail Station 1.5 miles | Corbridge 8.7 miles | Newcastle International Airport 8.0 miles | Newcastle City Centre 8.7 miles | Hexham 13.3 miles
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