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White Hemmels, Healey, Riding Mill, Northumberland

A detached country house hidden away in a rural yet convenient location with the benefit of equestrian facilities

Accommodation in Brief:
Entrance Hall | Hall | Drawing Room | Dining Room | Conservatory | Study | Cloakroom/WC | Kitchen/Breakfast Room | Sitting Room | Utility Room | Rear Hall | Boot Room | Master Bedroom Suite | Four Further Bedrooms | Bathroom | Shower Room

Driveway and Parking | Double Garage | Range of Stone Outbuildings | Stables and Stores | Field Shelter | Garden | Paddocks and Woodland

The Property

White Hemmels is a superb country house that is tucked away in a delightful rural location yet close to the amenities available in a number of nearby villages. The house offers generously-proportioned and flexible accommodation that is ideal for modern-day living. The principal rooms are dual-aspect, flooded with natural light and offer views over the surrounding gardens and open countryside beyond. The property further benefits from an extensive range of traditional outbuildings, garden, paddocks and woodland, in all extending to around 4.6 acres. The detached stone outbuildings currently offer a gym with loft area above, six stables, tack room and stores.

The solid front door with glazed side panels opens into the bright entrance hall which gives access to a cloakroom/WC and a dual-aspect study. The study has solid wood flooring that continues through glazed double doors to the dining room. A door from the hall opens into an inner hall which has stairs to the first floor and doors to both the formal dining room and the everyday sitting room. The dining room connects to a triple-aspect drawing room and has a feature marble fireplace with Jetmaster wood-burning fire and glazed French doors out to the garden; these rooms provide delightful formal entertaining spaces. Off the dining room there is a conservatory that offers space to enjoy the garden and far-reaching views at all times of the year. The sitting room has solid oak flooring, multi-fuel stove set in an exposed stone chimney and has a window to the front as well as a window with fitted seat overlooking the rear garden. The stylish and spacious, open-plan kitchen/breakfast room is partially open to the everyday sitting room. The kitchen area is fitted with a comprehensive range of bespoke, hand-painted units by Mowlem & Co with granite work surfaces, double Belfast sink, oil-fired AGA with ceramic hob, integrated dishwasher, fridge and microwave. There is also a large island unit with a preparation sink. Off the kitchen there is a spacious utility room fitted with an extensive range of units, sink and drainer, plumbing for a washing machine and offers space for a tumble dryer and American-style fridge/freezer. A door from the kitchen leads to a rear hall which has attractive flagstone flooring and exposed stone walls, has doors to the front and rear of the house and gives access to a generous boot room with Belfast sink and plumbing for a washing machine.

To the first floor there is a fabulous master bedroom suite which comprises a triple-aspect bedroom with characterful painted beams and decorative cast iron fireplace, a walk-through dressing room with fitted wardrobes and dressing table and en-suite shower room with shower, wash hand basin, bidet and WC. There are four further bedrooms one of which is currently used as a dressing room, and all enjoy fabulous elevated views over the garden and open countryside beyond. Three of the bedrooms are spacious double bedrooms. The bedrooms are served by a bathroom with freestanding, double-ended ball and claw foot bath, wash hand basin and WC, and a separate shower room with a large shower, wash hand basin and WC.

Externally

White Hemmels is approached along a gravelled drive and a gated entrance opens to a large gravelled parking and turning area at the front of the house. The attached double garage has two sets of double timber doors fitted to the arched hemmels. The garage has a window to the rear, benefits from power and light and a drop-down ladder gives access to a boarded loft.

To the front of the house there is a large flagstone terrace which leads to both the front and back doors. The gardens wrap around the house and are mainly laid to lawn with attractive stone walling, seasonal pond and mature shrubs and trees providing shelter. A gravelled terrace adjacent to the house provides a number of areas for outdoor entertaining or just to sit and enjoy the peaceful setting and glorious views.

The extensive range of traditional outbuildings currently offer a gym that has two original hemmels fitted with glazed doors and further glazed side panels. There is a loft above the gym which has in the past been used as a play room although the stairs are currently not in position. This area has potential for conversion to form an independent annex or holiday cottage, subject to the necessary consents, if required. The outbuildings also provide six loose boxes with traditional stone feeding troughs, a tack room and workshop. To the rear of the stables there is also a lean-to barn and there is a field shelter in the paddock. The property is well-located for the High Plains Equestrian Centre which is one of the region’s leading Events Centres.

The paddock land is divided into two parcels. One paddock, which amounts to 0.85 acres, is accessed from the drive and garden, while a further paddock and woodland located across the lane amounts to around 2.69 acres. In all the garden and grounds amount to around 4.58 acres.

Local Information

White Hemmels is located in the Tyne Valley equidistant from the small village of Healey and the popular commuter village of Riding Mill. The village offers a good range of local amenities including a public house, two active village halls, churches for various denominations, an extensive selection of clubs and societies, a tennis club and a twice-weekly village café. The nearby historic village of Corbridge offers day-to-day amenities with a wide variety of shops, restaurants, inns, doctors’ and dentists’ surgeries, community services and a garage, while nearby Matfen Hall, Close House and Slaley Hall offer excellent leisure facilities. The attractive, bustling market town of Hexham offers a full range of amenities with larger supermarkets, a good range of shops including independent delicatessen, butcher, baker, greengrocer and bimonthly farmers’ market, professional services, leisure/sports centre, cinema, theatre and a hospital. Newcastle city centre is also within easy reach and provides comprehensive cultural, educational, recreational and shopping facilities.

For schooling, there is a First School in the village, an excellent Middle School in Corbridge and 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 A69 provides excellent road links east and west to Newcastle and Carlisle, with onward access to the A1 and M6. The rail station in Riding Mill 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.

Approximate mileages

Riding Mill Station 2.3 miles | Corbridge 3.6 miles | Hexham 6.2 miles | Newcastle International Airport 17.0 miles | Newcastle City Centre 18.4 miles

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