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Accommodation in Brief
Open Porch | Lobby | Reception Hall | Drawing Room | Dining Room | Morning Room | Study | Kitchen/Breakfast Room | Utility/Boiler Room | Cloakroom/WC | Master Bedroom with En-Suite Bathroom | Six Further Bedrooms | Bathroom
Double Garage | Caravan Port | Garden | Summerhouse
The Old Vicarage is an imposing Victorian former vicarage which dates back to 1876, when it was built for the Joicey family, and sits amidst established gardens close to the sought-after Tyne Valley village of Newton. The property, which has rarely been on the market, retains an abundance of period features including panelled doors and doorways, sash windows, fireplaces, high ceilings, picture rails and cornicing, all now combined with a bespoke kitchen/breakfast room which forms the heart of the home and offers far-reaching views from floor-to-ceiling windows. The generously-proportioned accommodation is flooded with natural light from tall windows, with many rooms also being dual aspect and enjoying stunning views over the garden, grounds and open countryside beyond.
An open porch with glazed side windows leads to the imposing original front door and a lobby, with original encaustic tiled floor, from which a half-glazed door opens into the welcoming reception hall. The generously-proportioned drawing room, with arched marble fireplace and gas fire, has a triple sash window and further bay window offering garden views, together with a half-glazed door that leads out to a veranda. The adjacent dual-aspect dining room, which also has a marble fireplace, has doors from the hall and drawing room and offers an excellent formal room for entertaining. There are two further reception rooms, a traditional morning room located to enjoy the morning light and a spacious study which has a large window overlooking the rear garden and beyond. The kitchen/breakfast room was extended by the current owners and now provides a real heart to the home for everyday living. The kitchen is fitted with a range of bespoke painted units from Newcastle Furniture Company with complementary granite work surfaces and includes a large island, double Belfast sink and further preparatory sink, gas/induction hob and electric ovens, integrated dishwasher, warming drawer and larder fridge with space and plumbing for a large American-style fridge/freezer. There is ample space for a dining table and casual seating area in the extension which is flooded with light from a glazed lantern and tall windows; glazed doors lead out onto a flagstone terrace. A rear hall gives access to a utility/boiler room and the garage. There is a generous, dry cellar which is accessed from the reception hall. A cloakroom with storage cupboards and which leads to a WC, completes the ground floor accommodation.
An impressive original staircase leads from the hall to a half-landing, which has a window with decorative glazing, gives access to a dual-aspect bedroom with original panelled walls that is currently used for storage. The stairs continue to the bright main landing. The master bedroom, which enjoys elevated views of the garden and open countryside beyond from windows to the front and side, benefits from an en-suite that is Jack-and-Jill to the landing. The en-suite has a bath, separate shower, wash hand basin and WC. There are five further bedrooms; four doubles and one single. Some of the bedrooms retain original fireplaces and cupboards and one of the single bedrooms is currently also used as a sewing room. These bedrooms are served by a spacious bathroom fitted with a bath, separate shower, wash hand basin and WC. The rear landing has a useful shelved linen cupboard and retains the original ladder and glazed access to the loft. A further loft area offers further storage and is accessed by a fold-away loft ladder in another bedroom.
The Old Vicarage has a gravelled carriage driveway with stone pillared entrances that leads to a parking and turning area to the front of the house and the garage. The double garage with up-and-over door benefits from power and light and has doors to the rear and main reception halls.
To the front of the house there are established shrubs and trees which offer privacy, while to the side and rear there is an expanse of lawn with further established planting and a sunken garden. The veranda and a large flagstone terrace provide areas to sit and enjoy the peaceful setting and take in the open views.
Newton is a small, attractive, conservation village in the Tyne Valley, situated within easy commuting distance of Newcastle. The village is surrounded by beautiful countryside and has the benefit of a village inn, said to be one of the oldest in Northumberland, a community hall and one of the longest-established cricket teams in the country. The nearby charming and historic village of Corbridge offers a wide variety of local amenities including a range of artisan shops, a renowned delicatessen, supermarket, restaurants, inns, doctors’ and dentist surgeries, community services and a garage, while nearby Matfen Hall and Close House offer excellent leisure facilities. The market town of Hexham provides further services including larger supermarkets, a good range of shops and professional services, swimming pool, cinema, theatre and a hospital. Newcastle City centre which is also within easy reach provides comprehensive cultural, educational, recreational and shopping facilities.
For schooling there are First and Middle Schools in Corbridge, while senior schooling is offered in Hexham. In addition Mowden Hall Preparatory School is within walking distance and provides private education from nursery up to 13 years and there are several private day schools in Newcastle with school transport offered from nearby Brocksbushes Farm Shop.
For the commuter, Newton is convenient for the A69 which gives excellent access to Newcastle to the east and Carlisle to the west and onward access to the A1 and M6. Railway stations are located in Corbridge and Stocksfield which provide regular cross country services to Newcastle and Carlisle where connecting main line rail services are available to major UK cities. Newcastle International Airport is also easily accessible.
Corbridge 4.2 miles | Hexham 7.8 miles | Newcastle International Airport 12.4 miles | Newcastle City Centre 14.9 miles
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