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The Byres, Hindhaugh, West Woodburn, Hexham, Northumberland

A delightful and spacious barn conversion set amidst beautiful countryside in an elevated position above the River Rede

Accommodation in Brief
Hall | Entrance Hall | Sitting Room | Kitchen/Breakfast Room | Utility Room | Two Downstairs Bedrooms | Ground Floor Shower Room | Master Bedroom | Shower Room

Garden | Double Garage

Accommodation in Brief

Hall | Entrance Hall | Sitting Room | Kitchen/Breakfast Room | Utility Room | Two Downstairs Bedrooms | Ground Floor Shower Room | Master Bedroom | Shower Room

Garden | Double Garage

The Property

The Byres is a delightful barn conversion that has been developed from traditional farm buildings by the current owners to provide a home with an abundance of charm and character combined with contemporary finishes. The property is situated in an elevated position above the River Rede amidst stunning rural Northumberland countryside yet within easy reach of the local amenities on offer in West Woodburn and Bellingham. The well-presented main living areas are arranged to fully appreciate the glorious open views over the surrounding farmland to the south and offer access to the surrounding garden.

The front door opens into a bright and welcoming hall with exposed stone wall and practical tiled flooring that continues into the entrance hall. To one side of the hall there is the living accommodation while to the other side there are two ground floor bedrooms a shower room and stairs that lead up to a master bedroom and shower room. The sitting room has two feature glazed arched windows, one with French door out to the garden, which offer fabulous open views of the garden and beyond. This spacious room, which has a vaulted ceiling and a brick fireplace housing a multi-fuel stove, offers ample entertaining space with room for a dining table if required. The adjacent kitchen/breakfast room also has a feature arched window with glazed door to the garden and vaulted ceiling and is fitted with a comprehensive range of contemporary cream units with granite work surfaces including a large, central island/breakfast bar. The kitchen area includes a 1½ bowl under-mounted sink, integrated ceramic hob, two ovens, large American fridge/freezer and tiled flooring. Off the kitchen there is a large utility room which has the same tiled flooring as the kitchen and is fitted with a range of units, 1½ bowl sink and drainer, washing machine, tumble drier and houses the biomass boiler which heats the hot water and provides underfloor heating throughout the ground floor. The utility room has a door to the front parking area and windows to side offering far-reaching views over open farmland to the east.

Returning to the hall there are two ground floor bedrooms and a shower room. One of the bedrooms has a range of sliding door wardrobes to one wall and has views to the front while the second bedroom has a fully-glazed door out to the west-facing garden. These bedrooms are served by a fully-tiled bathroom fitted with a contemporary suite comprising a double walk in shower cubicle, wash hand basin and WC. There is also an under-stairs storage cupboard on this floor. The stairs from the hall lead up to a bright landing area which is flooded with light from a roof light and has a useful storage cupboard. The charming master bedroom is set in the eaves and has four Velux windows that fill the room with morning and evening light and benefits from a range of fitted wardrobes to one wall. There is a large eaves storage cupboard accessed from the bedroom. The upstairs shower room has a shower, wash hand basin, bidet, WC and complementary tiling.

Externally

To the front of the property there is a large, enclosed gravelled parking area that gives access to the double garage which has two up-and-over doors and benefits from light, power and water. A side gate leads to a generous, attached garden store.

The main gardens lie to the south and west of the property, accessed from various rooms in the property and with further gated access from the road. The delightful south-facing garden includes a flagstone terrace adjacent to the kitchen which has been designed to enjoy the views and peaceful surroundings for most of the day. The garden has been lovingly created by the current owners, has traditional drystone wall boundary with lawned area and mature border planting and benefits from outdoor power and lighting and a water feature.

The terrace continues as a path where a gate leads through to an additional generous lawned west-facing garden with gated access to the road and a further gravelled parking area. This garden is private and secluded with mature trees beyond the boundary wall.

Local Information

The Byres is situated near to the villages of Ridsdale and West Woodburn which offer an active local community, a village shop/Post Office and a couple of traditional country pubs. The beautiful surrounding area provides walks and other country pursuits and the area is a haven for wildlife, much of which can be enjoyed from the garden. The Northumberland International Dark Sky Park and the Northumberland National Park are nearby and the surrounding countryside offers excellent walks and cycling; Kielder Water and Forest Park, which is also within easy reach, provides a multitude of water-based activities, a sculpture trail, mountain biking and a multi-purpose track for running and cycling. The thriving village of Bellingham offers everyday amenities with a variety of shops, post office, cafés, heritage centre, several pubs together with a family-run hotel, banks, garage, library, health centre, chemist and emergency services, gym and an excellent 18-hole golf course. Hexham provides a wider range of local retail, educational and professional services together with a hospital; the eclectic range of boutiques, cafés and restaurants in Corbridge are also very accessible. Newcastle is within easy reach and provides further comprehensive cultural, educational, recreational and shopping facilities.

For schooling, there is a First School in West Woodburn, while Bellingham offers a Middle School and Sports College. Senior schools are available in Hexham and Haydon Bridge with several private day schools in Newcastle.

For the commuter the A68 and A69 provide excellent access to Newcastle in the east and Carlisle in the west, and onward access to the A1 and M6; the A68 also offers excellent links to the north. The railway stations at Hexham and Corbridge provide regular cross country services to both Newcastle and Carlisle, which in turn link to main line services to other major UK cities north and south. Newcastle International Airport is also within easy reach.

Approximate Mileages

West Woodburn 4.9 miles | Bellingham 9.2 miles | Corbridge 17.1 miles | Hexham 18.2 miles | Newcastle International Airport 25.2 miles | Newcastle City Centre 31.9 miles | Jedburgh 34.0 miles

 

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