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The Old Farmhouse, West High House Farm, Morpeth, Northumberland

A striking Grade II Listed farmhouse with beautiful gardens in a peaceful location within walking distance of Morpeth

Accommodation in Brief
Entrance Hall | Kitchen/Breakfast Room | Dining Room | Drawing Room | Study/Cinema Room | Utility Room | Downstairs WC | Master Bedroom Suite | Three Further Bedrooms | Family Bathroom

Garage | Workshops | Parking | Gardens

The Property

The Old Farmhouse is a beautiful Grade II Listed property built in handmade brick and stone. It is believed to date back to around 1710 and was built on land belonging to Newminster Abbey.It’s rural situation surrounded by farmland belies it’s close proximity to Morpeth and it is also very convenient for access to the A1. The property has been thoughtfully renovated and maintained by the current owners to create a stunning home amongst the picturesque gardens and grounds. The interior is finished to a high standard and fully embraces the charm of the former building with deep window sills, oak doors and exposed brick whilst offering a layout suitable for modern day living.

A cobbled pathway meanders from the parking area through the stunning garden to the main entrance of the property with a wooden door with oval window leading into the entrance hall. The entrance hall, with wooden flooring which continues through to the dining room, gives access to the ground floor accommodation with stairs leading to the first floor with understairs cupboard and charming window seat overlooking the garden to the front. The kitchen/breakfast room, with under floor heating and Amtico flooring, sits to one end of the house and is conveniently laid out with pew-style seating to one corner and a range of units with complementary granite worktops. The kitchen offers a variety of integral appliances including a Belfast sink with waste disposal unit, dishwasher, microwave, fridge, freezer, oven and electric hob set under a brick mantle. A half glazed wooden door leads to the garden at the rear. The dining room leads off the hallway and has double doors leading out to the garden. The drawing room sits central to the property, with dual aspect to the front and rear and a stunning inglenook fireplace with gas stove which is a real focal point of the room. An additional reception room adjacent to the drawing room is used as a study and cinema room. It has a hand painted fitted desk area and also features surround sound.

A useful utility with further storage and airing cupboard, stainless steel sink unit, space for a tumble dryer and plumbing for a washing machine is located off the study/cinema room and in turn leads through to the garage. The downstairs WC is located off the entrance hall and completes the ground floor accommodation.

The double garage is integral to the main house with two electric up and over Warwick wooden doors, resin flooring, power and lighting connected and storage cupboards. An additional stable door leads to the rear garden.

The stairs lead to the first floor landing where triple windows give views over the garden and areas of exposed beams continue the character of the property. The master bedroom suite is of generous proportions with a spacious sleeping area leading down to a dressing room with built in cupboards and dual aspect windows at a lower level giving a stunning outlook over the gardens. The elegant en-suite bathroom offers high quality fixtures with Karndean flooring, wall mounted TV, hand painted roll top bath, shower cubicle with Aqua Lisa shower, wash hand basin set in a tasteful hand painted vanity unit and WC. There is a concealed storage area to the rear of the shower unit. A further door leads out of the bathroom into another useful dressing room with fitted drawers and wooden flooring.

Three further south facing bedrooms are accessed off the landing, all with exposed beams and one with fitted wardrobes and bed set into the alcove with storage under, and are served by the family bathroom with Karndean flooring. A roll top bath sits at one end of the bathroom as well as offering a generous corner shower cubicle with thermostatically controlled rain shower, wash hand basin set in an Oak vanity unit with matching lighted mirror over, wall mounted TV and WC.

Externally

The tarmacadam drive leads through the south facing front garden, which is laid mainly to lawn, to the immaculate parking area with space for several vehicles and to a cobbled courtyard area with adjacent brick outbuildings. These are currently used for storage, but have can have a variety of uses. Power and lighting are connected. Further storage in this area is provided under the external stone staircase and there is water and power connected. A gated archway leads through to the delightful gardens at the rear which have been beautifully landscaped to create a variety of different areas.

A selection of gravelled paths lead through the gardens with a wealth of well-established plants and shrubs flanking either side. A charming bridge is a feature of the space and sits adjacent to a paved patio with nearby rockery and waterfall offering an area for al-fresco dining and entertaining. A further patio area is located next to the house, enabling the garden to be enjoyed from all angles. A well-established hedge sits to the boundary with mature trees interspersed enhancing the privacy of the garden. A traditional parterre garden surrounded by yew hedging and trellis archways encloses an area partitioned by box hedging and lavender, with a central water feature.

Local Information

The Old Farmhouse is ideally positioned to benefit from an excellent range of amenities. Morpeth common is within close proximity along with a delightful walk through the nearby ancient woodlands of Athey’s Dene. The historic market town of Morpeth, with its picturesque riverside promenade, offers shopping facilities including supermarkets, a range of restaurants and bars, together with professional, health and leisure facilities. Newcastle, which is also very accessible, provides a comprehensive range of professional services and hospitals as well as cultural, recreational and shopping facilities. Morpeth railway station provides direct access to regional centres to the north and south, ideal for commuting.

The surrounding area has a wealth of opportunities for the recreational enthusiast, with excellent golf courses and horse riding facilities to be found locally. The Old Farmhouse is ideally located within walking distance of Morpeth golf course. Easy access is available to the spectacular Northumberland Coast with its sandy beaches, secluded coves and dramatic castles. Wildlife abounds and there are well-marked coastal and country paths for the walking enthusiast and a wealth of little teashops providing good home baking when the walking is finished.

There is a choice of senior schooling available in Morpeth, Ponteland and Rothbury with a range of private education in nearby Newcastle.

Approximate Mileages

Ponteland 9.1 miles | Newcastle International Airport 10.6 miles | Newcastle City Centre 16.5 miles | Rothbury 16.8 miles | Alnwick 20.4 miles

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