Accommodation in Brief
Porch | Entrance Hall | Drawing Room | Dining Room | Cloakroom/WC | Sitting Room | Study | Kitchen/Breakfast Room | Utility Room | WC | Master Bedroom | Three Further Bedrooms | Bathroom | Shower Room
Detached Coach House | Double Garage and Single Garage | Garden
Viewlands is a stunning detached period house which has been well maintained over the years and offers generously-proportioned, flexible accommodation. The property, which is located in a private setting within the Hexham conservation area, sits amidst delightful gardens and further benefits from a detached coach house and excellent garaging. The desirable West End of Hexham provides convenient access to all the local amenities the town has to offer. The well-presented accommodation, which retains an abundance of period features including picture rails, cornicing, panelled doors and stripped wood flooring, is flooded with light from the large windows which also offer far-reaching south-facing views.
The front door opens into a porch with Victorian-style encaustic tiled flooring and leads to a welcoming entrance hall which gives access to the principal reception rooms and has a period staircase to the first floor. The formal drawing room has a bay window overlooking the garden and a further window to the side, decorative cornicing and picture rail together with a feature open fire with marble surround and arched cast iron insert. The dining room which enjoys views to the rear also has a feature fireplace with wood surround and arched cast iron insert. This room is currently used as an additional sitting room but offers an ideal area for formal dining. The sitting room is bright and spacious and has a bay window to the front and wide opening leading through to the kitchen/breakfast room and offers an ideal open-plan area ideal for modern-day living. The kitchen area is fitted with a comprehensive range of wood-fronted units with granite work surfaces, double Belfast sink, gas-fired AGA, is plumbed for a dishwasher and has space for an American-style fridge/freezer. The bright dining area has a large window to one aspect and French doors that lead out to the garden. Off the kitchen there is a utility room fitted with a good range of units and a Belfast sink, which is plumbed for a washing machine and has space for a tumble dryer. Off the utility room there is a useful downstairs cloakroom/WC. Also off the hall is a generous study which has a fitted cupboard to one alcove and shelving to the other, and a downstairs cloakroom with WC and wash hand basin.
The original staircase leads up to the first floor landing that is flooded with light from a window on the stairs. To the first floor there is a generous master bedroom that has a bay window offering elevated views over the garden. There are three further bedrooms on this floor all of which have fitted cupboards and two benefit from wash hand basins. An inner landing with useful storage cupboard gives access to a bathroom fitted with a white suite with bath, separate shower cubicle, wash hand basin and WC and a shower room with shower, wash hand basin, WC and a range of storage units. Off the landing there is a balcony which provides a delightful seating area from which to appreciate elevated views over the garden.
Viewlands is approached through double timber gates which lead to a gravelled drive that sweeps through the front garden and leads to a generous parking and turning area between the house and coach house. A lower gravelled area offers further parking close to the single garage and stone steps lead up to the front door. To the side of the house there is a detached coach house and double garage which offers potential for development subject to the necessary planning consents. Currently the double garage has electric roller doors and the coach house/former stable offers a storage area and a shower room to the ground floor and a studio/home office above that has exposed beams and four roof lights. For the keen gardener there is also a lean-to greenhouse.
The mature, landscaped garden surrounds the house and is predominantly south facing and extremely private. To the front of the house there is an extensive flagstone terrace which provides an ideal space for outdoor entertaining and to enjoy the peaceful setting and make the most of the stunning views. The garden is mainly laid to lawn with well-stocked rockeries and borders, an orchard and a variety of mature shrubs and trees.
The property is ideally placed for all the amenities within the attractive, bustling market town of Hexham which offers a full range of day-to-day facilities with supermarkets, a good selection of shops including independent delicatessen, butcher, baker, greengrocer and bimonthly farmers’ market, professional services, leisure/sports centre, cinema, theatre and a hospital. The town has an historic Abbey at its heart together with several other buildings of note. The beautiful surrounding area provides walks and other country pursuits, with golf courses, sports clubs and Hexham racecourse within easy reach. The charming and historic village of Corbridge offers additional amenities including further artisan shops while nearby Matfen Hall and Close House offer excellent leisure facilities. Newcastle city centre is within easy reach and provides further comprehensive cultural, educational, recreational and shopping facilities.
For schooling, there is a wide selection of schools in Hexham including The Sele First School which provides exceptional education from 3-9 years and the highly-regarded Queen Elizabeth High School. 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 with school transport offered from Hexham.
For the commuter, the A69 provides excellent access to Newcastle to the east and Carlisle to the west and onward access to the A1 and M6. The rail station at Hexham provides regular cross country services to Newcastle and Carlisle, where connecting main line services are available to major UK cities north and south. Newcastle International Airport is also within easy reach.
Hexham Station 1.0 mile | Corbridge 4.4 miles | Newcastle International Airport 19.8 miles | Newcastle City Centre 21.7 miles