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South Hall, Ingoe, Near Matfen, Northumberland

A handsome Grade II* Listed early Georgian house, standing in 5.7 acres with paddocks, stabling, outbuildings and private formal gardens with panoramic views

Accommodation in Brief
Reception Hall | Kitchen/Breakfast Room | Drawing Room | Dining Room | Sitting Room/Study | Utility Room | Larder | Downstairs Shower Room | Play Room | Master Bedroom with En-Suite Shower Room | Three Further First Floor Bedrooms | Bathroom | Two Attic Bedrooms | Bathroom | Games Room | Stores



Garden | Summerhouse and BBQ House | Stables, Garage and Further Ancillary Stores | Byre | Paddocks

The Property

South Hall is a handsome early 18th century Georgian property which sits in an elevated and secluded setting amidst private gardens and grounds amounting to around 5.7 acres with panoramic rural views. The property includes the original stone stables together with a number of additional outbuildings; South Hall Cottage, a detached cottage may be available by separate negotiation. The house has stunning, period architectural features including rusticated quoins to the front and a Venetian window with Tuscan columns on the stairs and offers spacious and flexible accommodation over three floors.

The original front door, with ornate brass lock, opens into a welcoming reception hall with stripped floor boards, decorative fireplace surround and feature staircase with pitch pine spindles, open balustrade and inlaid marquetry sunburst on the half landing. The principal receptions rooms are located to the front of the property and both have twin sash windows with working shutters and window seats offering fabulous views of the garden and stunning Northumberland countryside beyond. The drawing room retains original panelling, dado rail and decorative dentil cornicing together with an Adam’s style fireplace with marble slips and open grate. The dining room provides a fabulous formal entertaining space with a feature fireplace with open grate and a useful walk-in pantry to one side. An inner lobby off the main reception hall leads through to the dual aspect kitchen/breakfast room which has an oil-fired AGA fitted in a former inglenook fireplace, attractive oak parquet flooring and windows to the front and rear, some of which have window seating and working shutters. The kitchen, which is fitted with a comprehensive range of units with a combination of granite and wood work surfaces, has attractive parquet flooring, 1½ bowl stainless steel sink and drainer, electric oven, two-ring ceramic hob, space for a large fridge and freezer and is plumbed for a dishwasher. Off the kitchen there is an everyday sitting room/study with dual aspect, a small fireplace with exposed stone surround and fitted desk unit and shelving. Beyond the sitting room there is a traditional walk-in larder and a utility room which is fitted with a range of units and sink with ample space for appliances. There is a door to the rear courtyard and a spiral staircase leads up to a bright play room with characterful exposed beams; this room is currently used as an additional bedroom. A door from the utility room leads through to the former garage which provides a spacious boot room yet retains the original garage doors. A useful downstairs shower room with shower, wash hand basin and WC completes the ground floor accommodation.

The stairs lead up to the bright first floor galleried landing that is flooded with natural light from the feature window on the staircase. The spacious and well-proportioned master bedroom has twin sash windows with working shutters to the front of the house offering elevated views of the garden and to the south. The contemporary en-suite is fitted with a corner shower with granite tiles, WC and a feature glass wash hand basin mounted onto the marble window sill and benefits from underfloor heating. There are three further bedrooms on the first floor which are served by a spacious bathroom with bath, wash hand basin, WC and useful shelved cupboard.

A return staircase leads up to the second floor which has two generous and characterful bedrooms with exposed beams and a contemporary bathroom with bath, separate shower cubicle, wash hand basin and WC. Also on this floor is a large games room which extends up to the eaves; there is planning permission for a new window opening on the East elevation. There is also a useful large store room with deep shelving to the rear and a pull down ladder giving access to the extensive attic which has been insulated and part boarded to provide a vast storage area.

Externally

South Hall is approached through a pillared entrance and a private driveway bisects the two rear paddocks and leads to the rear courtyard. There is a cobbled side yard in front of the stables, garage, workshop and kennels. The byre to the rear of the stables is currently used as a field shelter and storage but could, with the necessary planning approvals, be converted into further residential accommodation if required. Off the cobbled side yard there is a productive kitchen garden with raised beds, well-stocked fruit cages and a greenhouse.

The main formal garden lies to the south and front of the property and is mainly laid to lawn with mature border planting and a beech hedge to the southerly boundary; there is also a sheltered, elevated terrace from which to enjoy the stunning panoramic views to the south over rolling Northumbrian countryside. In the garden there is a summerhouse and a fabulous, hexagonal BBQ house which comfortably sits 12 adults around a central fireplace.

In all the property stands in gardens and grounds amounting to 5.7 acres with three paddocks, two to the rear of the property and a main paddock to the front. The paddocks, which amount to around 5.0 acres, have well-maintained boundaries, are watered and in good condition having been lightly grazed.

Local Information

South Hall is located in the small, picturesque hamlet of Ingoe, conveniently located just north of Matfen, equidistant between the A68 and A696. Matfen offers local amenities including a village shop and tea room, public house, village hall and the renowned Matfen Hall with its golf courses, swimming pool and spa and award winning restaurant. Further amenities are available at Belsay, Ponteland, Corbridge and Hexham which offer a broad range of retail and leisure facilities while Newcastle City Centre is also within easy reach and provides further comprehensive cultural, recreational and shopping facilities.

For schooling, there are First Schools in Stamfordham and Belsay, while Corbridge also offers popular First and Middle Schools and Hexham offers a wide choice of schooling for all ages. Mowden Hall Preparatory School is close by providing private education from nursery up to 13 years and there is a wide choice of private day schools in Newcastle.

For the commuter, both the A69 and B6318 Military Road provide good access to Newcastle Airport and City Centre, Carlisle and onward access to the A1 and M6, while the A68 provides alternative links north and south. The rail station in Corbridge provides services to Newcastle and Carlisle, which in turn link to main line services to major UK cities. Newcastle International Airport is also within easy reach.

Approximate Mileages

Matfen 2.6 miles | Corbridge 9.0 miles | Ponteland 12.1 miles | Hexham 12.5 miles | Newcastle International Airport 12.6 miles | Newcastle City Centre 19.4 miles

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