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The Shooting Box and The Coach House, Shooting Box Lane, Edmundbyers, County Durham

A renovated and extended former shooting lodge and separate coach house with formal gardens and paddock

Accommodation in Brief
The Shooting Box
Hall | Kitchen/Breakfast Room | Pantry | Drawing Room | Dining Room | Sitting Room/Study | Garden Room | Cloakroom/WC | Utility Room | Master Bedroom Suite | Bedroom with En-Suite Shower | Two Further Bedrooms | Bathroom

The Coach House
Kitchen/Breakfast Room | Sitting/Dining Room | Two Bedrooms | Shower Room

Parking | Detached Double Garage | Gardens | 0.4 Acre Paddock

The Property
The Shooting Box is a former shooting lodge which dates back to the 1800s and stands in a fabulous location, tucked away in the centre of the picturesque village of Edmundbyers. The property enjoys stunning panoramic rural views to the rear and benefits from a well-presented, two bedroom detached Coach House. The Shooting Box retains period features including working shutters, panelled doors and decorative cornicing and has been sympathetically renovated and extended over the years to create a substantial country house with high-quality internal finish complemented by tasteful décor. The Coach House provides charming ancillary accommodation or could be offered as a holiday/rental property to provide an income stream.  The property sits amidst formal gardens, orchard, cottage garden and paddock land, amounting to around 2.15 acres, which wraps around the property offering privacy and seclusion.

The Shooting Box

A half-glazed front door opens into a welcoming entrance hall that gives access to the principal reception rooms. An inner hall leads to the fabulous triple-aspect kitchen/breakfast room which is fitted with a comprehensive range of units including a large island with complementary granite work surfaces and attractive flagstone flooring which continues from the hall. The kitchen area is fitted with a Belfast sink and separate preparation sink, four-oven oil-fired AGA with two ring gas hob, an integrated fridge and two dishwashers, a cream painted dresser and a door opens to a useful traditional, shelved pantry. There is ample space for a large table and chairs for everyday dining, together with sofas if required, and French doors open out to a paved terrace. Off the inner hall there is a downstairs cloakroom/WC and separate utility room which has a range of fitted units, sink and drainer, is plumbed for a washing machine and has space for a dryer. The principal receptions are positioned to the rear of the house to fully appreciate the views over the garden and Muggleswick Common beyond. The dual-aspect drawing room and dining room offer delightful formal entertaining spaces and both have feature open fireplaces. The magnificent garden room, with two sets of French doors leading out to terraces and garden, provides a more informal reception room from which to enjoy the garden and far-reaching views at all times of the year. A further sitting room, located to the front of the house, has a feature inglenook fireplace fitted with a wood-burning stove and is currently used as a study.

An original staircase leads from the rear hall to the upper floor, dividing and leading to two spacious landings. The master bedroom suite to the rear of the house comprises a generous double bedroom, walk-through dressing room with fitted wardrobes and an en-suite bathroom with a freestanding ball and claw foot bath positioned to take in the view, separate shower, twin wash hand basins and WC. There are three further double bedrooms, one with en-suite shower room, all of which enjoy glorious views. The bedrooms are served by a large bathroom with bath, separate shower cubicle, wash hand basin set on a vanity unit and WC. There is a delightful reading area off the landing with skylights set in a vaulted ceiling. In addition there is a large shelved linen cupboard and separate airing cupboard while a drop-down ladder gives access to the attic.

The Coach House

The Coach House offers well-presented accommodation that could offer living space for a dependent relative or as a rental property providing a useful income. The front door opens into a generous open plan area which offers spacious sitting and dining areas with French doors out to the front parking area and windows overlooking the front garden and rear orchard. A door leads into a bright, dual-aspect kitchen/breakfast room fitted with a range of cream units, 1½ bowl sink and drainer, ceramic hob and double oven and integrated dishwasher, fridge/freezer and washer/dryer. Stairs from the reception room lead up to two double bedrooms, both with fitted wardrobes, which are served by a fully-tiled shower room.

Externally

A gated entrance leads to a very generous gravelled parking and turning area at the front of the house and leads to a detached stone built double garage. The garage (6.31m x 6.99m) has two up-and-over doors together with a side access door and benefits from power, light and water. Steps with mature border planting lead from the parking area down to a flagstone terrace and the front door.

To the rear of the garage there is a productive orchard with a variety of pear, plum and apple trees. A path leads to the more formal gardens with manicured lawn with surrounding mature shrubs and trees. There are a number of flagstone terraces positioned in the garden for outdoor entertaining or just to sit and enjoy the picturesque, peaceful setting and stunning views. To the front of The Coach House there is an enclosed gravelled garden and there is a further lawned garden and orchard to the rear.

A gate from the garden leads to a paddock which has a combination of fence and hedging to the boundary. The paddock amounts to around 0.4 acres and benefits from a field shelter. In all the gardens and grounds amount to approximately 2.15 acres.

Local Information

Edmundbyers is a traditional village on the Northumberland/County Durham border which combines seclusion and privacy and all the attractions of rural life with the benefit of being just a few miles from the attractive market towns of Corbridge and Hexham. Edmundbyers offers a village shop and public house that serves excellent food and the beautiful surroundings include a network of local walks and other country pursuits. The popular village of Corbridge is nearby and offers an excellent range of day-to-day amenities with a wide variety of shops, a renowned delicatessen, restaurants, inns, doctors’ and dentists’ surgeries, community services, a garage, educational and professional services, while nearby Slaley Hall and Derwent Reservoir offer excellent leisure and outdoor sporting facilities. The historic market town of Hexham offers further professional, retail and recreational services including large supermarkets, cinema, theatre and a hospital. Newcastle city centre is also within easy reach provides comprehensive cultural, educational, recreational and shopping facilities.

For schooling, there is a First School in Whittonstall, while senior schooling is offered in Hexham. In addition Mowden Hall Preparatory School just outside Corbridge provides private education from nursery up to 13 years, and there are several private day schools in Newcastle.

For the commuter, the A68 and A69 give excellent access to Newcastle International Airport and City Centre, Carlisle and onward access to the A1 and M6. The rail station at Hexham provides regular cross country services to both Newcastle and Carlisle, which in turn link to main line services to major UK cities north and south.

Approximate Mileages

Blanchland 4.6 miles | Stanhope 7.4 miles | Corbridge 12.9 miles | Hexham 13.7 | Newcastle City Centre 19.2 miles | Newcastle International Airport 22.9 miles

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