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South East Farmhouse, Mill Way, Horsley, Northumberland

A handsome, beautifully-presented Georgian detached house with glorious Tyne Valley views

Accommodation in Brief
Entrance Hall | Drawing Room | Sitting Room | Kitchen/Garden Room | Dining Room | Cloakroom/WC | Utility Room | Study | Master Bedroom Suite | Bedroom with En-Suite Shower Room | Two Further Bedrooms | Bathroom

Private Drive and Parking | Double Garage | Garden

The Property

South East Farmhouse is a handsome, Georgian detached house which dates back to the early 1800s and stands on the edge of the conservation village of Horsley in an elevated position enjoying glorious views over the Tyne Valley. The property has been sympathetically renovated and extended by the current owners to provide bright, well-proportioned and flexible accommodation that retains original features including sash windows with working shutters, panelled doors, exposed stonework and ceiling beams that are combined with contemporary bathrooms. The principal rooms enjoy views over the formal garden and open countryside beyond.

The front door with glazed fanlight above is accessed from the garden and opens into a porch where a fully-glazed door leads into the welcoming entrance hall. The hall runs the depth of the house and to the rear there is a glazed rear door, with external wooden shutters, which is used for everyday access from the parking area and rear courtyard. The hall has a vaulted ceiling and charming period-style staircase leading up to a galleried landing, together with feature exposed stone wall and attractive stone flooring which continues into a number of the reception rooms. The two principal reception rooms are well-proportioned and located to the front of the house on either side of the hall. Both the drawing room and sitting room are dual aspect, enjoying far-reaching views over garden and countryside beyond, and have fireplaces with decorative cast iron inserts fitted with gas fires. The kitchen/garden room provides a real heart of the home with an intimate working kitchen in the former dairy with beamed ceiling open to the delightful garden room which offers dining and seating areas and enjoys stunning views over the garden and valley. The kitchen is fitted with a range of bespoke rippled maple cabinets from Mowlem & Co with complementary granite work surfaces, under-mounted sink, three ceramic domino hobs, convection and steam ovens and warming drawer, integrated dishwasher and fridge. The fabulous garden room, with multi-fuel stove and French doors leading out to a decked terrace, offers ample space for everyday dining together with a seating area from which to enjoy the views at all times of the year. Double doors from the hall lead to a formal dining room which has a feature open fireplace with raised hearth, useful storage cupboards fitted to each alcove and enjoys views over the side garden. A back hall gives access to a study, utility room and a cloakroom/WC and has a door to the rear courtyard. This area could provide an independent annex if required.

From the hall, stairs with painted spindles and mahogany banister lead up to a galleried landing which gives access to the bedroom and bathroom accommodation. The master bedroom suite comprises a spacious dual-aspect bedroom with glorious elevated valley views, a large walk-in wardrobe fitted with a range of hanging rails, shelving and drawers, and a contemporary en-suite shower room with walk-in shower, round wash hand basin on a granite surface with shelving below, WC and bidet. There are three further double bedrooms on this floor, all of which enjoy different aspects. One of the bedrooms benefits from an en-suite shower room and also has an original shelved press cupboard and enjoys views to the west. The other two bedrooms are both dual aspect; one has an original press cupboard and the other has a Yorkshire sliding sash window overlooking the garden room below. The bedrooms are served by a bathroom with contemporary white suite including a bath with shower over, wash hand basin and WC.


South East Farmhouse is approached off Mill Way through a gated entrance to a private gravelled drive that leads to a parking and turning area at the rear of the house and to the double garage. The parking area provides ample space for several cars and has attractive border planting together with espaliered apple trees. The double garage (5.4m x 7.4m), which benefits from power and light, has a remote roller door with separate pedestrian door giving access to a workshop area; there is an electric car charging point and cold water supply outside the garage.

The garden and outdoor areas surround the house and offer private, well-maintained spaces with stunning views together with direct access to the stunning countryside walks in nearby Horsley Woods. Two gates from the parking area lead to a large rear courtyard which has attractive stone boundary wall and well-stocked borders around the flagstone terrace. This terrace links harmoniously to the spacious decked terrace to the eastern side of the house which offers a fabulous area for outdoor entertaining or just to relax and enjoy the southerly valley views. Below this terrace are mature herbaceous borders and shrubs, together with raised vegetable beds and soft fruits.

To the front of the house there is a more formal garden with flagstone terrace to the front of the house and steps giving access to terraced lawned garden with box hedging, mature roses and further mature flower beds offering colour throughout the seasons, with a path leading round the house. The lower lawned garden offers an orchard with apple, pear, plum and cherry trees and a natural ornamental pond and further vegetable garden, with mature trees and beech hedge and stone boundaries.

Local Information

Horsley is a small village with historic and architectural significance and a large part of it was designated a Conservation Area in 1992 with buildings that can be traced back to at least the start of the 18th century, some built with stones from Hadrian’s Wall. The village lies on the northern side of the River Tyne overlooking the river valley, some 10 miles west of Newcastle, and is surrounded by open countryside. Horsley is predominantly residential and, because of its attractive location in the Tyne Valley, pleasant rural character and proximity to the A69, has become a popular commuter village. The Lion and Lamb is a popular public house in the village together with a thriving community which includes The Hearth at Horsley, a group of artist’s studios, café and community hall, and an antiques centre while Matfen Hall and Close House offer excellent leisure facilities. Nearby Wylam offers amenities including a supermarket and Post Office, pubs and restaurants. Newcastle provides further comprehensive cultural, educational, recreational and shopping facilities.

For schooling, the school catchment area for Horsley is the Ponteland schools system. Residents of Horsley receive free school transport (coach/taxi) to Ponteland schools from the County Council. In addition, Mowden Hall Preparatory School just outside Corbridge provides private education from nursery up to 13 years, and there are several private day schools in Newcastle. For the commuter, the A69 provides good access to Newcastle Airport and 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 and the A1 are all within easy reach.

Approximate Mileages

Wylam 1.9 miles | Heddon-on-the-Wall 2.5 miles | Corbridge 7.1 miles | Newcastle International Airport 8.1 miles | Newcastle City Centre 10.5 miles | Hexham 10.8 miles



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