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Accommodation in Brief
Entrance Vestibule | Reception Hall | Sitting Room | Dining Room | Snug | Kitchen | Rear Hallway | Boot Room | Utility Room | Master Bedroom with En-suite Bathroom | Guest Bedroom with En-suite Shower Room | Third Bedroom | Secondary Staircase to Fourth Bedroom with En-suite Shower Room
Driveway | Parking | Integral Garage | Inner Courtyard Garden | Outer Courtyard Garden | Lawned Gardens | Summer House | Store
Winter House is a beautifully appointed and stylish period property situated in the sought-after village of Slaley, offering large private landscaped gardens with fabulous open views of the surrounding countryside. Believed to date back to 1840, this handsome property has been comprehensively renovated and upgraded by the current owners, combining attractive period features such as exposed timber beams, stone walls, inglenook fireplaces, woodburning stoves and flagged floors with sumptuous interior designand double glazed timber sash windows to create a truly impressive home.
An elegant entrance vestibule leads to the original feature front door which opens into a bright and spacious reception hall, where the immense character of the property becomes immediately apparent. The dining room and snug are beautifully presented and offer an abundance of character and charm, whilst the central hallway leads through to a stunning sitting room, which is positioned adjacent to a delightful central courtyard. Stylish French doors from the courtyard flood the sitting room with natural daylight, seamlessly blending this pretty external space with the property’s stylish interiors. Beyond the sitting room, the magnificent kitchen features a striking vaulted ceiling with exposed beams as well as large French doors leading to another courtyard garden. To the first floor there are four characterful bedrooms. The master bedroom benefits from an en-suite bathroom with underfloor heating whilst the guest bedroom offers an en-suite shower room and the third bedroom is situated adjacent to the family bathroom, also with underfloor heating. A fourth bedroom with an en-suite shower room is provided in a linked annexe accessed via a secondary staircase. With a private entrance, this part of the property has the potential to be used as ancillary accommodation for guests, or for a holiday let business, subject to the necessary consents.
Winter House is accessed via a five bar gate leading to a gravelled driveway with parking for several cars. A single garage with attractive wooden arch doors provides further space for parking as well as convenient storage. In addition to the delightful inner courtyard located adjacent to the dining room and sitting room, a second courtyard garden is conveniently situated beyond the gravel driveway with ample space for alfresco entertaining. A stunning landscaped garden is positioned close to the main house and offers fabulous open aspect views of the surrounding countryside. Mainly laid to lawn, the gardens are interspersed with apple, pear and plum trees along with a dedicated flower and vegetable planting area. Magnificent views of the countryside can be enjoyed from the gardens with a substantial summer house providing an ideal place to enjoy the peaceful setting.
Slaley offers a thriving village community with an excellent range of day-to-day amenities. The public house and village shop are both run by the community and the village hall hosts regular social activities including the Slaley Film Club, and indoor sports classes. St Mary’s is the Parish Church of the village. Slaley Hall Hotel, a country house hotel with a leisure centre and golf course is located nearby and The Travellers Rest, a popular country pub, is within easy reach. For the outdoor enthusiast, the beautiful surrounding area provides walks and other country pursuits, with golf courses, sports clubs and Hexham racecourse all within easy reach. The market town of Hexham offers a full range of amenities with supermarkets, a good range of shops, professional services and a leisure centre, cinema, theatre and hospital. Newcastle City Centre provides further comprehensive cultural, recreational and shopping facilities.
For schooling, there is Slaley First School, which runs a Breakfast Club and After School club to provide wraparound care. Senior schooling is offered in Hexham.
For the commuter, there are good road links to the A69 which provides excellent access to Newcastle in the east and Carlisle in the west and onward access to the A1 and M6. The rail station at Hexham provides regular cross-country services to Newcastle and Carlisle, which in turn link to main line services to major UK cities north and south. Newcastle International Airport is also within easy reach.
Hexham 5.2 miles | Corbridge 6.0 miles | Newcastle International Airport 20.5 miles | Newcastle upon Tyne 22.5 miles | Gateshead 22.5 miles
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