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Accommodation in Brief
Entrance Porch | Front Hall | Drawing Room | Dining Room | Kitchen/Breakfast Room | Sitting Room | Study | Cloakroom/WC | Utility Room | Pantry | Six Bedrooms | Bathroom | Shower Room
Hall/Reception | Consulting Room | Office | Cloakroom/WC
Garden | Stores
Shawwell House is a charming, period detached house which sits in an elevated position amidst established and mature private gardens and enjoys far-reaching views over the Tyne Valley. The property is set in a convenient position with the benefit of a rural location just outside the sought-after village of Corbridge with all the amenities that it has to offer. Shawwell House offers spacious and flexible accommodation that has been well-maintained by the current owners yet retains an abundance of period features including sash windows with working shutters and panelled doors.
The property benefits from a detached annex which is currently used as consulting rooms. This flexible space offers tremendous potential for use as a business, granny flat or holiday let and the opportunity to generate an additional revenue stream, subject to requirements and any necessary planning approvals.
The front door opens into a porch and double half-glazed doors lead into the front hall. The well-proportioned principal reception rooms are located to take full advantage of the stunning far-reaching southerly views. To either side of the hall there is a spacious drawing room and formal dining room, both of which have sash windows offering elevated views over the glorious garden and valley beyond and feature brick fireplace surrounds with open fires. A traditional green baize door leads from the front hall through to an inner hall. The kitchen/breakfast room, which has a window overlooking the rear drive and parking area, is fitted with a range of units and a generous antique Scottish Housekeeper’s cupboard, 1½ bowl sink and drainer, two-oven oil-fired AGA, is plumbed for a dishwasher, has space for a fridge and ample room for a table for everyday dining. Off the kitchen there is a large utility room with single sink and drainer, plumbing for a washing machine and venting for a tumble dryer, and a door to a traditional shelved pantry. A delightful study has views over the side garden, open shelving to one alcove and a base cupboard with glazed display above to another alcove. A rear hall, with door out to the rear courtyard, also gives access to an informal sitting room which enjoys views over the front garden and has a brick open fireplace with storage cupboards to both alcoves. A cloakroom/WC completes the ground floor accommodation.
The original staircase leads up to a split-level landing that gives access to the first floor bedroom and bathroom accommodation and benefits from a number of useful built-in storage cupboards. There are four generously-proportioned double bedrooms on the first floor, three of which have windows to the south elevation and enjoy views over the garden and towards Corbridge and beyond, while the fourth bedroom enjoys far-reaching views to the west. Three of the bedrooms benefit from a range of fitted wardrobes offering a combination of hanging and shelved storage. The bedrooms are served by a bathroom, fitted with a bath with shower over, wash hand basin and WC, and a separate shower room with large shower cubicle, wash hand basin and WC. A charming staircase leads up to two attic bedrooms, both of which could accommodate a double bed. There is excellent eaves storage off these bedrooms.
The annex has an entrance hall, waiting room, cloakroom, office and large consulting room with a door to the front garden.
To the rear of the house there is gravelled driveway with ample space for turning and parking for a number of cars. The driveway gives access to the rear of the house and also the annex. A gate from the parking area leads into a rear courtyard with a range of original outhouses offering storage and gives access to the back door, while a further door links to the garden.
The enclosed mature gardens lie to the front and sides of the house. The main landscaped south-facing garden includes a gravelled path leading to the front door with mature rose beds to one side. Steps lead to a generous formal lawned garden with established herbaceous borders, mature trees and a summerhouse from which to enjoy the views and picturesque setting while high hedging to the western boundary offers privacy and shelter. A further area to the eastern boundary provides a further garden with vegetable garden and two garden sheds. There is a useful gated access from the lower lawn to the road together with a pedestrian gate from the gravelled path.
Please note that Google Earth currently shows an undeveloped neighbouring site which is now an extremely tidy rural office space.
Corbridge is a popular, charming and historic village that sits on the River Tyne in the heart of the scenic Tyne Valley. The village offers a full range of day-to-day amenities with a wide variety of shops, restaurants, inns, doctors’ and dentists’ surgeries, community services and a garage, while nearby Slaley Hall, Matfen Hall and Close House offer excellent leisure facilities. The nearby market town of Hexham offers more comprehensive services with large supermarkets, a further range of shops and professional services together with a leisure centre, cinema, theatre and hospital. Newcastle is within easy reach and offers comprehensive shopping, professional and entertainment facilities.
For schooling, there are First and Middle Schools in Corbridge, while senior schooling is offered in Hexham. In addition, Mowden Hall Preparatory School is situated just outside Corbridge and provides private education from nursery up to 13 years and there are several private day schools in Newcastle with school transport offered from Brocksbushes Farm Shop.
For the commuter, Corbridge is convenient for the A69 which gives excellent access to Newcastle in the east and Carlisle in the west, and onward access to the A1 and M6. There is a railway station on the edge of the village which provides cross country 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 very accessible.
Corbridge 1.3 miles | Hexham 4.0 miles | Newcastle International Airport 15.9 miles | Newcastle City Centre 18.5 miles
Mains electricity and water, private drainage, oil-fired central heating
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