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School House, Greenhead, Brampton, Cumbria

An attractive stone built Victorian former headmasters school house in a charming village location

Accommodation in Brief
Entrance Hall | Sitting Room | Dining Room | Kitchen | Garden Room | Utility Room | Downstairs Bedroom/Study | Downstairs Shower Room | Master Bedroom with En-suite | Two Further Bedrooms - One with Shower | Family Bathroom

Coach House | Wood Shed Store | Gardens

The Property

School House is an attractive stone built Victorian former headmasters house set in generous mature gardens in a central village location. This substantial home has been sympathetically maintained and retains an abundance of period features including panelled doors, deep skirtings, sash windows, dado rails, picture rails, decorative ceiling roses, coving and wooden floors. The property combines these period features with the modern comforts of double glazing, insulation to the walls, loft and downstairs floors and a recently installed efficient boiler.

The front door opens into an impressive entrance hallway with high ceilings enhancing the sense of space and a wealth of period details adding character and charm. The hall provides access to the downstairs accommodation with a staircase leading to the first floor. The inviting sitting room is naturally bright and of generous proportions, offering two large windows with views over the gardens and an attractive fireplace with wood burning stove and granite surround. Beyond the sitting room, further entertaining space is offered in a splendid garden room with French doors providing direct access to the rear garden. The dining room is well proportioned and flooded with natural light from a large window offering views over the front garden. A substantial inglenook fireplace with wood burning stove and stone surround provides a stunning focal point in this handsome reception room. The dining room offers direct access to the bright and contemporary kitchen, which is fitted with an extensive range of white units with complementary marble effect work tops, a 1½ bowl sink, electric hob and electric double oven. There is an integrated dishwasher and space for an American style fridge/freezer. The kitchen flows through to a useful utility room with plumbing for a washing machine and a half-glazed door providing access to an enclosed courtyard and garden beyond. A further room to the rear of the property is currently being used as a bedroom but is equally well-suited for use as a study and benefits from an en-suite shower room with shower, wash hand basin and WC.

An attractive spindle staircase leads to the first floor, where a large window floods the landing with light and high ceilings enhance the beauty of the space. The master bedroom offers views over the front garden and benefits from and en-suite shower room comprising a shower, wash hand basin and WC. There are two further bedrooms to the first floor, with fitted wardrobes and shower in one room and a spacious family bathroom, which has been finished to a high standard and is fitted with a roll top bath, wash hand basin and WC.


To the front of the property there is a stone wall to the boundary with a pedestrian gate giving access to a path which leads to the front door of the property. The front garden is mainly laid to lawn and features a raised planting area with trees and shrubs. The path continues to the side of the property and into the rear garden which is mainly gravelled and features a generous patio area ideal for alfresco dining. A garden gate leads into a delightful walled courtyard. The property further benefits from a garden store and a detached garage which is housed in an attractive period outbuilding and accessed by a five bar gate.

Local Information

Greenhead village lies just outside the Northumberland National Park and close to Hadrian’s Wall ideally situated to enjoy many attractions and activities as well as the wonderful surrounding countryside of Cumbria and Northumberland. The village offers a primary school, tea room, a hotel, Saint Cuthberts Church, a village hall and the old Methodist Chapel is now a youth hostel. Nearby Haltwhistle is a popular and thriving town situated between Carlisle and Newcastle. The town offers an excellent range of amenities with supermarkets, a good selection of shops, leisure centre and outdoor swimming pool, primary and secondary schooling, professional services and a new hospital which has just opened. The beautiful surrounding area is Hadrian’s Wall country and the town itself is believed to be the centre of Great Britain. More comprehensive services including larger supermarkets, schooling, a larger hospital, a further range of shops and eateries are available in nearby Hexham. Both Newcastle and Carlisle provide comprehensive cultural, educational, recreational and shopping facilities.

For the commuter the property is well-located for transport links to regional centres with the Military Road which runs through the village and connects to the main A69 which provides good access to Newcastle Airport and City Centre, Carlisle and onward access to the M6 and A1. Haltwhistle and Brampton both have a railway station which provide regular links to both Newcastle and Carlisle, which in turn link to other main line services to major UK cities north and south.

Approximate Mileages

Haltwhistle 3.3 miles | M6 J43 16.2 miles | Carlisle 18.4 miles | Hexham 19.2 miles | Newcastle International Airport 38.3 miles | Newcastle City Centre 40.3 miles

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