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The Gin Gan, Fenwick, Near Matfen, Northumberland

An impressive and spacious barn conversion offering versatile accommodation and a paddock

Accommodation in Brief
Entrance Hall | Kitchen/Breakfast Room | Sitting Room | Dining Room | Gin Gan Drawing Room | Study | Master Bedroom Suite | Bedroom with En-Suite Shower Room | Third Ground Floor Bedroom | Cloakroom/WC

Bedroom Suite | Bedroom | Bathroom

Garden | Garage with Room Over | Parking

The Property

The Gin Gan is an impressive barn conversion that was converted by the current owners from derelict farm buildings. The property offers versatile accommodation finished to a high standard and retains period features including exposed beams and stone walls that are combined with contemporary fixtures and fittings and underfloor heating throughout. Sitting on the edge of the popular hamlet of Fenwick, in idyllic surroundings with far-reaching, open rural views, the property also benefits from just over 0.6 acres of pasture land currently used to graze sheep.

The front door opens into a generous reception hall with vaulted ceiling and galleried walkway. The everyday dual-aspect sitting room has windows and glazed doors to both aspects with access to the terraces and garden and a multi-fuel stove set on a flagstone hearth. The more formal drawing room is located in the gin gan which offers fabulous views of the surrounding countryside through the numerous glazed doors with additional glazed side panels, has vaulted ceiling and a contemporary multi-fuel stove with feature exposed stone wall behind. The spacious and well-fitted kitchen/breakfast room has a vaulted ceiling with exposed beams and enjoys far-reaching views through bi-fold doors which give access to a terrace. The kitchen is fitted with a comprehensive range of units with Silestone work surfaces, 1½ bowl under-mounted sinks, ceramic induction hob, oven, steam oven, warming drawer, integrated coffee machine, wine cooler and dishwasher. Off the kitchen there is a practical utility room which has a single bowl sink and drainer, is plumbed for a washing machine, has space for a tumble dryer, houses the heat pump and water tank and has a half-glazed door to outside where a path leads to the garden. The dining room, which provides a more formal entertaining space, has a stone fireplace with two interesting carved faces in the stonework which are thought to be medieval; the fireplace is fitted with a log-burning stove. The adjacent study offers an ideal work space and has a glazed French door with glazed side panels which leads out to the front; this room could equally be used as an additional bedroom if required.

The master bedroom suite is located on the ground floor, the bedroom, which has a vaulted ceiling is dual aspect and has a spiral staircase that leads up to a gallery that is currently used as a study area but could also provide a quiet reading area with views over the surrounding countryside. This bedroom further benefits from a contemporary en-suite shower room with walk-in shower, wash hand basin set on a vanity unit and WC, together with a separate dressing room. There are two further bedrooms on the ground floor, both with characterful exposed beams and one of which benefits from an en-suite shower room and fitted wardrobes. These bedrooms could easily be converted to form an annex if required. The ground floor accommodation is completed with a cloakroom/WC off the hall and a useful under-stairs coat cupboard. The contemporary wooden stairs lead up to the first floor where there is a timber and glass galleried walkway that is flooded with natural light from four overhead windows. There are two further double bedrooms and a bathroom on the first floor, both with exposed beams and dual-aspect views. One of the bedrooms benefits from a walk-through dressing room and en-suite bathroom with bath and separate shower while the other has a vaulted ceiling and door leading out to the original stone steps. The bathroom is fitted with a large double-ended bath, separate shower, wash hand basin and WC. There are two large, shelved cupboards on the landing which provide excellent storage space.


The Gin Gan is approached along a shared entrance to a private parking area beside the house. There is further parking in front of the detached stone double garage, with electric doors, which is located to the other side of the driveway. The garage benefits from light, power and plumbing and there is a store room above which could be further developed if required and subject to the necessary planning approvals.

A paved path leads to the front door and the garden, which is mainly laid to lawn, lies to both sides of the house. There are paved terraces with space for tables and chairs for outdoor entertaining and to appreciate the peaceful setting and far-reaching open views. The paddock, which amounts to around 0.65 acres, is accessed from the lane and is well-fenced. In all the garden and grounds amount to approximately 1.3 acres.

Local Information

Fenwick is an attractive hamlet in the Tyne Valley situated between the villages of Matfen and Stamfordham both of which offer a range of local amenities including village shop and tea room, public houses, doctors surgery, cricket clubs and village halls. Matfen Hall with its golf courses, swimming pool and spa and award winning restaurant is located close by. The market town of Hexham provides a wider range of local retail and professional services together with cinema, theatre and a hospital. Newcastle is also within easy reach and provides comprehensive cultural, educational, recreational and shopping facilities.

For schooling, there is a first school in Stamfordham, while middle schools are available slightly further afield. Mowden Hall Preparatory School is close by providing private education from nursery up to 13 years and there is a wide choice of private 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. There is a regular bus to Newcastle and the rail station in Corbridge provides cross country services to Newcastle and Carlisle which link to main line services to major UK cities north and south. Newcastle International Airport is also within easy reach.

Approximate Mileages

Corbridge 8.3 miles | Ponteland 8.4 miles | Newcastle International Airport 9.6 miles | Hexham 12.6 miles Newcastle City Centre 14.6 miles

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