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Harbour Sands, Lighthouse View, Amble, Morpeth, Northumberland

Built in 2020, Harbour Sands in the waterfront town of Amble has an upside-down layout to make the most of sea views — three of its four bedrooms are on the ground floor.

Making Moves: The best of this weeks property for sale

The Sunday Times

15th July 2024

Broome, 22 Ingram Road, Bamburgh, Northumberland

This is a charming coastal retreat with stunning castle views and beautifully maintained gardens. Situated on the outskirts of this charming village, 22 Ingram Road is a delightful bungalow which boasts enviable views of the iconic Bamburgh Castle and the picturesque Northumbrian countryside. This is the first time the property has been on the market since 1929, a unique home in a sought-after location.

15 Fabulous Coastal Homes to Buy

Coast Magazine

12th July 2024

Yoton, The Stanners, Corbridge, Northumberland

On the edge of Corbridge, a picturesque Tyne Valley village, is Yoton, a six-bedroom family home with an outdoor pool and half an acre. The first floor has a generous L-shaped kitchen/dining/living area with French doors leading to a southwest-facing balcony overlooking the gardens.  The ground floor has a reception room and a flexible basement area, and there is planning permission in the garden for a home office.

What You Get For £950,000 in Northumberland, Brighton, Dundee and Canada

The Times Online

12th July 2024

Bowbridge Rise, Great Whittington, Northumberland

“The Top Gear presenter-turned-farmer Jeremy Clarkson is being hailed as a hero by rural dwellers who’ve found themselves on the wrong end of planning law when trying to develop agricultural buildings into homes or businesses.”

Bowbridge is a five-bedroom barn conversion in rural Northumberland, for sale at £1.25m.

How Jeremy Clarkson kickstarted a rural planning revolution

The Times & Times Online

7th July 2024

East High House Farm, Hunstanworth, Near Blanchland, County Durham

“The Top Gear presenter-turned-farmer Jeremy Clarkson is being hailed as a hero by rural dwellers who’ve found themselves on the wrong end of planning law when trying to develop agricultural buildings into homes or businesses.”

East High House Farm in Co Durham [had] Class Q planning permission and is for sale at £750,000.

How Jeremy Clarkson kickstarted a rural planning revolution

The Times & Times Online

7th July 2024

The Farmhouse, East Wallhouses, Newcastle Upon Tyne

A four-bedroom stone farmhouse in the rural village of East Wallhouses, set in a south-facing garden with outdoor entertaining areas. The sun-trap courtyard leads to the kitchen with its exposed stone walls and Aga range. Inside two reception rooms are decorated in neutral tones.

Making Moves: The best of this week’s property for sale

The Sunday Times

7th July 2024

Horsley House, Horsley, Newcastle Upon Tyne

“Or you could choose a house which already has a tennis court. This is what keen  tennis player Julia Brown did when she bought Horsley House, more than 20 years ago. ‘We have a tennis hut for snacks and drinks and six friends would come over for weekly contests.’

The six bedroom house is up for sale. It has a self=contained annexe used for Airbn guests, splendid lawn and kitchen gardens.”

Property: A Match Made in Heaven

The Dail Mail

5th July 2024

Woodside, Milbourne, Ponteland, Newcastle Upon Tyne

Woodside is a substantial, modernised country house set within approximately seven acres of picturesque land, just two miles from the sought-after village of Ponteland. Recently undergoing comprehensive renovation, this impressive property features a beautifully updated main house with detached bar and gym, along with a similarly well-appointed, substantial three-bedroom annexe known as “The Bungalow.”

Property of the Month

Waterfront Magazine

1st July 2024

Bowbridge Rise, Great Whittington, Northumberland

Bowbridge is a unique steel-framed property set in the spectacular Northumberland countryside with magnificent panoramic views. Carefully developed from a former barn it now provides a magnificent home with an industrial design feel. The breathtaking open living area flows throughout the single storey living space which features five double bedrooms, bespoke bathrooms, a high specification Beckermann kitchen, zoned underfloor heating and glass sliding doors.

£1.25m modern ‘open flow concept’ barn conversion for sale

Yahoo Finance

30th June 2024

30 Front Street, Corbridge, Northumberland

In the village of Corbridge, 19 miles from Newcastle, this two-bedroom period terraced home has a shared courtyard garden, on-street parking and views of the River Tyne.

Making Moves: The best of this week’s property for sale

 

The Sunday Times

30th June 2024

The Old Vicarage, Newgate, Barnard Castle, County Durham

A grade II-listed former vicarage with generous gardens in the historic town of Barnard Castle. Dating from 1852 but with modern interiors, the property has six bedrooms and an orangery built from local stone.

Making Moves: The best of this week’s property for sale

The Sunday Times

30th June 2024

Thornbrough House, Corbridge, Northumberland

A Grade II-listed 19th-century former farmhouse in the Tyne Valley with formal gardens that iclude a tennis court. It has beamed ceilings, fireplaces with wood-burning stoves and two large kitchens.

Houses with Tennis Courts

 

The Week

28th June 2024

Townfoot House, Slaley, Hexham, Northumberland

This barn conversion in the village of Slaley, 20 miles from Newcastle, has been renovated to blend character and modernity. The entrance hall has flagstone flooring, and leads to a dining room, living room, large kitchen-diner and an orangery. Upstairs there are four spacious bedrooms…Outside there is nearly 1.3 acres of mature gardens, with excellent countryside views on the edge of the North Pennines. A cedar-clad annexe houses two garages, a gym and an en suite bedroom.

What You Get For £1.25 Million

 

The Times Online

28th June 2024

Millwood Manor, Millwood Lane, Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria

The Lake District is a short drive from this Grade II listed property, forming a substantial wing of a high Victorian Gothic-style mansion. Accommodation includes four bedrooms, four bathrooms and three high-ceilinged reception rooms plus a wealth of period features such as bay windows, fireplaces, decorative coving and cornicing and a stained glass window that floods the entrance hall with light. A gardener’s almost certainly required as there are almost two acres to tend.

8 UK holiday home businesses you could buy now

Yahoo Finance

28th June 2024

The Manor, Bowes, Barnard Castle, County Durham

The detached property stands as a beautiful blend of diverse historical periods with its Elizabethan origins being expanded upon with Georgian and Victorian extensions.

Inside, the property showcases multiple period features; panelled doors, sash windows, flagstone and exposed wood floors.

Historical County Durham house with ‘glorious’ views on sale for £1.2m

 

Yahoo Finance

26th June 2024

Horsley House, Horsley, Newcastle Upon Tyne

Horsley House is a charming 19th-century country home in the heart of the quiet village in Northumberland it is named after, 11 miles from Newcastle. Full of character features like stone fireplaces and sash windows, the seven-bedroom home has a south-facing garden with tennis court and planning permission to convert the barn-garage into a utility space or home office.

Property Feature

Lustworthy Properties

The Week

22nd June 2024

Dalton Farmhouse, Near Ponteland, Northumberland

Dalton Farmhouse, near Ponteland, is a beautifully restored late 19th-century property built from locally quarried sandstone. The house, which has come to the market only twice in its lifetime, has period details like cornicing, high skirting boards and original sash windows with working wooden shutters. Outside, a double-height barn adjoins the farmhouse and has conversion potential.

Making Moves: House of the Week

The Sunday Times

23rd June 2024

Thornbrough House, Corbridge, Northumberland

Thornbrough House is a seven-bedroom Grade-II listed property in the Tyne Valley. Originally an 18th-century farmhouse, it was extended in the early 19th century.

Properties of the Month

Field Magazine

19th June 2024

Dalton Farmhouse, Near Ponteland, Northumberland

Dalton Farmhouse is a gorgeous detached period property in the desirable hamlet of Dalton. Built in the late 1800s, the renovation has restored many period features and blended them with high-quality specification to create a characterful home.

The garden is heaven – walled and south-facing with a collection of David Austin roses, herbaceous borders, a small apple orchard and a secret courtyard garden. As well as a summerhouse and large wooden potting shed.

Property Feature

High Life North

15th June 2024

Lobbs, Troutbeck, Penrith, Cumbria

A renovated 17th-century stone house in the Lake District National Park with views towards Blencathra Fell. It has beamed ceilings, exposed stone walls, wood floors and gardes leading onto grazing land and woodland.

Properties in National Parks

Money Week

14th June 2024

Bamburgh Flat, Belford, Northumberland

No, don’t get too excited: the purchase price doesn’t get you the whole place, but it does still stretch to a very decent, 1,600 sq ft chunk of this Georgian country house not far from Belford. There are two bedrooms in this beautifully-decorated first floor apartment, which also has use of some wonderful communal areas — and 27 acres of grounds and parkland. If you’re worried about buying a flat that’s one among many Air BNBs, fret not: use of these apartments as commercial lets is prohibited by the terms of the lease. This is strictly either a full-time residence or a second home.

11 stunning character properties for sale at under £400,000

Country Life

4th April 2024

Hazel Mill, Sylvan View, Eachwick, Newcastle Upon Tyne

Hazel Mill is a five-bedroom house in 3.4 acres near the village of Ponteland. The stone house looks traditional from the outside but feels modern and spacious inside, with 2,800 sq ft of floor space…It is a future-proofed house too, as there are two bedrooms on the ground floor, which share an en suite. Outside there are landscaped gardens, mature trees, paved terraces, a deck, a pond with a bridge over it, a hot tub and a paddock.

Bricks & Mortar

The Times

7th June 2024

Anick House,  Anick, Hexham, Northumberland

Handsome as they come, Anick House at Anick (not to be confused with Alnwick) is within walking distance of the renowned gastropub The Rat Inn and the market town of Hexham, where the race-course has been dubbed Britain’s most scenic, is only 15 minutes south in the car. It has seven bedrooms, a dual aspect drawing room and well-maintained landscaped gardens of just over an acre…which ‘rise gently to offer an ever-changing view across the valley,’ say agents.

Homes Near Racecourses

Country Life

5th June 2024

Kelloe Hall South, Town Kelloe, County Durham

Kelloe Hall South is a country home a 15-minute drive from Durham with five bedrooms. The 18th-century house has elegant interiors and a third of an acre.

Making Moves

The Sunday Times

2nd June 2024

Jubilee House, Front Street, Ebchester, Consett, County Durham

Just outside the North Pennines area of outstanding natural beauty, and close to the Derwent Valley, there is the Grade II-listed three-bedroom Jubilee House. The charming home has a country-style kitchen and exposed ceiling beams in the living area, picked out in black against off-white walls. The terraced garden is full of fruit trees, bushes and vegetable patches. There’s a large patio and a detached garage with power, as well as a log store. The garden is described as “dog friendly” and self-contained.

Homes for sale in England and Wales with a kitchen garden – in pictures

The Guardian

31st May 2024

Hindley Hall, Stocksfield, Northumberland

Hindley Hall offers a unique opportunity to own a revered estate that neatly merges historical grandeur with modern luxury. Originally built between 1858-61, the property has since been beautifully updated to exacting standards, showcasing luxurious interior living spaces and magnificent landscaped gardens, grazing and private riverside woodland. Surrounding the property are a generous 19 acres of gardens and grounds. At its heart lies a classic walled Italian garden, complete with patterned patios and an ornate fountain. A ‘ha-ha’ wall marks the boundary to five hectares of prime grazing land, divided into two fields. The inclusion of a day stable makes this area ideal for equestrian pursuits.

Waterfront Magazine

31st May 2024

Gillystone House, Boldron, Barnard Castle, County Durham

Gillystone House is an exceptionally designed contemporary house with an air source heat pump, mechanical ventilation heat recovery system and solar panels. The location of Boldron is stunning, a short distance from Barnard Castle and the Yorkshire Dales Park, with plenty of walks along the River Tees and in the countryside. There are five bedrooms — the principal bedroom has a south-facing balcony with impressive views over Teesdale countryside. On the ground floor there is a large kitchen/dining area, a family room, sitting room and study benefiting from lots of natural light.

Bricks & Mortar

The Times & The Times Online

31st May 2024

Jubilee House, Front Street, Ebchester, Consett, County Durham

This delightful Grade II listed home is full of period features including panelled doors, sash windows and exposed beams. Explore the large living/dining area, cosy kitchen and handy ground floor study/bedroom before heading upstairs to find two additional bedrooms including a principal bedroom with original oak flooring, a cast iron fireplace, and built-in storage. Stepping into the garden, meanwhile, you’ll spot a patio area, summerhouse and detached garage

The Best New Properties on the Market Now

Country & Townhouse

28th May 2024

Horsley House, Horsley, Newcastle Upon Tyne

Horsley House is a charming 19th-century country home in the heart of the quiet village in Northumberland it is named after, 11 miles from Newcastle. Full of character features like stone fireplaces and sash windows, the seven-bedroom home has a south-facing garden with tennis court and planning permission to convert the barn-garage into a utility space or home office.

Lustworthy Properties

The Sunday Times 

27th May 2024

The Old Rectory, Falstone, Hexham, Northumberland

A Grade II-listed former rectory in Northumberland National Park with fishing rights on the North Tyne river. It has neoclassical fireplaces and a bespoke breakfast kitchen.

Properties with Fishing Rights

Money Week

24th May 2024

High Bewaldeth Cottage, Bewaldeth, Cockermouth, Cumbria

This Grade II-listed 17th-century farmhouse is down a quiet country lane, with only a farm for company. Mature trees shroud the property and its 0.5-hectare (1.3-acre) garden, which has vegetable beds, a wildflower meadow and an orchard. It has three bedrooms and three bathrooms, stone hearths and exposed timber beams. The village of Bassenthwaite is a couple of miles to the south, with a pub, a village green and a primary school, and Bassenthwaite Lake beyond. It’s seven miles to Skiddaw – the sixth highest mountain in England.

Hidden homes in England and Wales for sale – in pictures

The Guardian

24th May 2024

Rutherford Farm, Scargill, Barnard Castle, County Durham

With handsome Georgian bones and a splendid rural setting, Rutherford Farm near Barnard Castle is a four-bedroom bolt hole (with a barn). Six acres of grounds include mature fruit trees and lilacs, meadows as well as a paddock and a barn. The views over the heather moorland and Stang Forest might be the best bit, though.

The Sunday Times Online

19th May 2024

6 Ryton Village West, Ryton, Tyne & Wear

Behind a Georgian red-brick facade in the Tyne Valley commuter village of Ryton, near Newcastle, is a grade II listed house with four bedrooms. It has an elegant staircase and landscaped gardens ovelooking the village church spire.

The Sunday Times & The Times Online

19th May 2024

Mole Hill Farm, Boghouse Lane, Beamish, County Durham

Many homeowners have been holding back from putting their homes up for sale until their gardens and land look more presentable, while buyers have been holding off making viewings until the weather improves — thankfully, it does seem that the temperature is rising at last.

Four-bedroom Mole Hill Farm in Beamish, Co Durham, is on the market for £1.6 million.

How bad weather affects the housing market

The Times & The Times Online

10th May 2024

North Wing, North Wing, Dukes House, Fellside, Hexham, Northumberland

The north wing of this fairy-tale manor house, built in 1873 and set within an idyllic parkland setting. It was described by Pevsner as a “country retreat in the romantic-gothic style.” Period features include elaborate stonework, a circular turret and castellated bay window.

Houses mentioned by Nikolaus Pevsner

The Week

11th May 2024

Magnificent Hall with Established Lifestyle Business, Near Penrith, Cumbria

This grade II listed Victorian hall is in 7.4 acres near Penrith, and comes with nine holiday lodges, a separate cottage, a swimming pool, equestrian facilities and an established wedding/holiday business. The main hall has a grand circular staircase, five bedrooms on the first floor and three bedrooms on the second floor, with another three bedrooms in the west wing. The orangery has seating for up to 100 guests. Outside there’s a two-bedroom cottage, formal gardens, woodland and a Mediterranean-style gardens. Another outbuilding has permission to create a one-bedroom holiday cottage. The holiday lodges are in a 1.9-acre park, and which has a separate entrance to the main hall.

The Times Online

3rd May 2024

North Wing, North Wing, Dukes House, Fellside, Hexham, Northumberland

This Grade-II Listed Gothic manor house was built in 1873 and divided into three seperate dwellings in the 1950’s. The north wing, which is now in need of renovation, has a dual-aspect sitting room, a drawing room with a large stone inglenook fireplace, a kitchen with taditional tiled floors, and a turret acccessed via a spiral staircase.

Houses for around £500,000

Money Week

3rd May 2024

Old Schoolhouse, Tarset, Hexham, Northumberland

‘The views from the extension look out down the valley to a nearby church and the surrounding fells. The 0.3-acre garden was a field when they first arrived but has since been transformed, including the addition of an orchard planted with cherries and apples.

“When we’re not in the garden, we sit in the sun room and look at the view. The seasons change but thanks to the National Park status, the view never will. At night, there’s no need for a telescope, you can see the stars and planets so clearly.”’

‘The long commute is worth it – the stress melts away when we’re home’
The homeowners who have chosen to live in Britain’s most isolated areas

The Sunday Telegraph

5th May 2024

Glendale, North Road, Haltwhistle, Northumberland

A handsome period farmstead, Glendale offers a unique lifestyle and business opportunity with holiday cottages and swimming pool, surrounded by spectacular Hardian’s Wall country. Its location offers easy access to the main infrastructure of the North East, yet it sits amid some of the most beautiful surroundings that Northumberland has to offer.

Waterfront Magazine

2nd May 2024

Snaisgill House, Snaisgill Road, Middleton-In-Teesdale, Barnard Castle, County Durham

Set in more than three acres of gently sloping grounds, Snaisgill House in Middleton-in-Teesdale is a five-bedroom stone property in the North Pennines. Adjust your specs — it’s an 18-minute drive from the market town of Barnard Castle. It comprises 3,000 sq ft of living space including a sitting room, dining hall and snug, as well as a kitchen with a separate pantry and utility room.

Bricks & Mortar

The Sunday Times Online

21st April 2024

Old High House Chapel, Leadgate Bank, Allendale, Northumberland

Grade II listed Old High House Chapel is a converted Wesleyan chapel with views over the West Allen Valley. The one-bedroom bolt hole has sash windows and exposed stone interior walls and comprises a kitchen, pantry, sitting room and a single bathroom. A double garage adjoins the house, with extra parking at the front. Hexham is 13 miles away.

Bricks & Mortar

The Sunday Times

21st April 2024

High Specification Barn Conversion, Melsonby, North Yorkshire  Richmond, North Yorkshire

Situated in a private and secluded location, just a short distance from the nearby village of Melsonby, Millgarth is a lovingly renovated barn conversion and annexe with immaculate landscaped gardens and fantastic, elevated views of the surrounding open countryside.

Yorkshire Life

19th April 2024

Priorsdale, 55 Woodcroft Road, Wylam, Northumberland

This spacious stone-built house dates from 1864 and has six bedrooms, four bathrooms and a sustainable heating system fuelled by a wood log biomass boiler. Among the standout features is a 22ft long garden room, accessed from the dining room. Full height glass walls look out the mature south-facing garden and woodland beyond, and French doors lead to a large decked balcony.

11 beautiful homes with glorious garden rooms

Yahoo Finance

19th April 2024

The Estate House, Matfen, Northumberland

Originally the dower house for Matfen Hall, the Estate House is a stone-built 19th-century country house with three acres of gardens, paddock and woodland. The village of Matfen is an idyllic Northumberland bolt hole a half-hour drive from Newcastle upon Tyne with access to great private schooling and golf courses. On the ground floor there are four reception rooms as well as a spacious kitchen, bar, garage and downstairs loo. The first floor has seven bedrooms, two loft rooms and three bathrooms. The lawn is south-facing.

Bricks & Mortar

The Times

19th April 2024

Brownrigg House, Matterdale, Penrith, Cumbria

Five acres of glorious Lake District National Park grounds surround 16th-century Brownrigg House, a five-bedroom home with exposed beams and an inglenook fireplace. The open-plan kitchen/diner has underfloor heating, limestone tiles and a Rangemaster cooker. A Utility room, two living rooms and a large store are handy. Penrith is nine miles away,

Bricks & Mortar

The Times Online

8th April 2024

Magnificent Hall with Established Lifestyle Business, Near Penrith, Cumbria

This Grade II-listed Victorian house overlooks a duck pond and the extensive grounds include a cottage and nine holiday lodges. It has Gothic windows with wood shutters, perod fireplaces, a county kitchen and a bespoke spiral staircase in the entrance hall that leads to a galleried landing. 8 beds, 5 bath, 4 receps, study, wine cellar, game larder, 3-bed annexe, swimming pool, orangery, woodland, 7..4 acres.

Properties with Duck Ponds

Money Week

15th April 2024

Manor House, Weardale

Renovated and extended, this elegant stone manor house was built in 1864 in a wraparound garden. It has six bedrooms, five bathrooms, a library with the original bookshelves and a dining room that opens into the orangery laid with flagstone flooring (heated) with three glazed sides under a lantern-style roof with exposed wooden ceiling beams. The garden has a summerhouse, an ornate gazebo and a sun terrace. The village is in the Weardale valley surrounded by the moorlands of the North Pennines area of outstanding natural beauty.

Mansions for sale in England and Scotland for less than £1m

The Guardian

12th April 2024

The Old School, Appletree Lane, Corbridge, Northumberland

The Old School is, as the name suggests, a converted village school tucked away in historic Corbridge, the Tyne Valley village and former Roman garrison town. Less than four miles from Hexham, the house offers almost 4,000 sq ft of living space, mainly on one floor: the ground level features an expansive drawing room, a kitchen with a bottle-green Aga and a splendid skylight, and a dining hall with a mezzanine. The layout also includes a principal bedroom suite on the lower level, three further bedrooms (one en suite) and a bathroom; laundry facilities and a cloakroom. There’s an attic room and eaves storage on the first floor. The gardens feature meandering patios with borders and pots, plus a lawn and climber-clad pergola.

Bricks & Mortar

The Times Online

12th April 2024

2 The Terrace, Ovingham, Prudhoe, Northumberland

This three-bedroom red-brick terraced house has a south-facing garden and views of an 11th-century church. It’s in the village of Ovingham, which has a pub and is 13 miles from Newcastle.

Lustworthy Properties

The Sunday Times

7th April 2024

9 Elvaston Road, Hexham, Northumberland

This Victorian-era property on Elvaston Road in Hexham has four bedrooms, one bathroom and three reception rooms. Its cosy patio is accessed via the kitchen/diner, while stained glass adds character. Hexham is a vibrant market town with a beautiful abbey and good schools. The railway station is just a short walk away, with regular services to Newcastle and Carlisle.

Lustworthy Properties

The Sunday Times

7th April 2024

The Old Rectory, Falstone, Hexham, Northumberland

The Old Rectory, Falstone. Georgian rectory built in 1818 by the architect H.H. Seward. The property is set in an enviable elevated position with grounds of more than 11 acres. Main suite, 4 further beds, 3 showers, kitchen, 2 receps, snug, study, garden, parking.

Properties in spectacular settings

The Week

6th April 2024

Blaen Nant Melyn, Rhandirmwyn, Llandovery, Carmarthenshire

A renovated period property surrounded by open countryside with spectacular views over the Brecon Beacons towards the Black Mountains. It has beamed ceilings, open fireplaces with wood-burning stoves, and a Rayburn multi-fuel stove in the kitchen.

Properties with Mountain Views

Money Week

5th April 2024

High Specification Barn Conversion, Melsonby, North Yorkshire  Richmond, North Yorkshire

Situated in a private and secluded location, Millgarth is a lovingly renovated barn conversion and annexe with five bedrooms and four bathrooms, immaculate landscaped gardens and fantastic, elevated views of the surrounding open countryside. The property is accessed via a private, electric-gated driveway that leads to an ample sized parking area, featuring two garages and a carport for added convenience. The exterior is exceptionally wellmaintained, surrounded by neatly landscaped, sun-filled gardens, and enhanced with exterior lighting.

Elite Property Portfolio

Waterfront Magazine

5th April 2024

Brownrigg House, Matterdale, Penrith, Cumbria

Tucked away within the Lake District National Park is this utterly charming home boasting five bedrooms, three bathrooms and three reception rooms. Curl up in the cosy snug, cook up a storm in the handsome kitchen/dining room, or explore five acres of glorious gardens.

Lovely properties new to the market

Country & Townhouse

3rd April 2024

Thornbrough House, Corbridge, Northumberland

Thornbrough House sits on a six-acre plot in the Tyne Valley, 16 miles from Newcastle. The grade II listed property was an early 18th-century farmhouse. It has been extended to include eight bedrooms, seven bathrooms and five reception rooms. Two kitchens on the ground floor and two staircases would allow redevelopment to split the house and create an annexe. There are original walls and wooden beams, and a garden room and atrium provide light and spacious areas on the ground floor. The grounds include formal gardens that create a south-facing sun trap, as well as tennis courts, stables and paddocks. The village of Corbridge is 1.5 miles away.

Bricks & Mortar

The Times

5th April 2024

High Specification Barn Conversion, Melsonby, North Yorkshire, Richmond, North Yorkshire

Bringing the outside in

There’s no denying the rising focus of Nature in the home, from garden rooms to outdoor sitting rooms and wide-open walls. Case in point is the ‘floating corner’ bedroom at Millgarth, Melsonby, North Yorkshire, a barn conversion and annexe in nearly three acres, on with Finest Properties at offers over £2 million.

From organic pools to £100k huts, the seven trends defining the housing market today

Country Life

1st April 2024

Rydal Lodge, Fairfields, Hayton, Carlisle, Cumbria

Rydal Lodge is nestled on the edge of Hayton, a village seven miles from Carlisle. It’s part of a new development of nine detached properties fitted with air-source heat pumps and high levels of insulation. The ground floor has a spacious sitting room and separate kitchen/dining area and loo. The main bedroom is en suite and has fitted wardrobes. There are a further four bedrooms and a family bathroom. The village has a pub and farm shop, but the market town of Brampton is just down the road with a post office, hairdresser and GP surgery.

Bricks & Mortar : What You Get For £650,000

The Times

29th March 2024

Eden Bank, Wetheral, Carlisle, Cumbria

A Grade II-listed 1830’s house set in private grounds on the edge of a village. It has period fireplaces and a kitchen with an Aga and wine cellar. The landscaped gardens include a summer house, a tennis court and a private entrance to Wetheral Railway station.

Properties with Wine Cellars

Money Week

22nd March 2024

Eastgate, Princes Street, Corbridge, Northumberland

The train from Corbridge to Newcastle takes less than 40 minutes, making it a popular commuter village. This historic spot on the River Tyne, in the Tyne Valley, has shops, pubs – such as the Angel of Corbridge dating to 1569 – a doctor, a dentist, and a first and a middle school. This quirky end-of-terrace cottage has two bedrooms on the ground floor and a kitchen and living area on the first, with a vaulted ceiling, exposed wooden beams and a wood-burning stove. Outside is a patio and a wood store.

Dream homes for first-time buyers in England – in pictures

The Guardian

22nd March 2024

The Retreat, 3 Burdon Place, Jesmond, Newcastle upon Tyne

Dating from 1812, this five-bedroom house is believed to be one of the oldest in the neighbourhood and is tucked away in a very private position. There are plenty of period features alongside contemporary updates such as underfloor heating in all three bathrooms and warm LED lighting throughout, and the lower ground floor contains a 150-bottle wine cellar and a den/games room for teenagers. Newcastle United’s St James’s Park stadium is 10 minutes by car.

10 prize-worthy homes close to top sports venues

Yahoo Finance

22nd March 2024

The Courtyard, Wallridge, Ingoe, Northumberland

Fancy living somewhere offering a revenue stream? Once part of the Belsay Estate, the Courtyard is a six-bedroom property in Wallridge with both a self-contained two-bedroom annexe and separate two-bedroom cottage, which are used as successful holiday lets. The early 20th-century stone barn conversion is arranged around a courtyard. The main house comprises a reception hall leading to drawing and dining rooms, a kitchen with an oil-fired Aga and utility room. It is set in 17 acres, which includes paddocks, a hay field and a belt of woodland plus equestrian facilities — stables, tack room, hay storage and outdoor manège. Newcastle is a 35-minute drive away.

What You Get For £1.5M

The Times Online

21st March 2024

Manor House, Weardale

From Wuthering Heights to Pride and Prejudice and even TV sitcoms like To the Manor Born, novelists, historians and film-makers have for hundreds of years been seduced by the romance of manor houses…

These statement country homes are more in demand than ever. Analysis carried out for The Sunday Times shows that in the past five years, period properties named the Manor House have sold at a higher average price than homes with any other name — including those named Manor House or simply the Manor.

The 20 Most Valuable House Names

The Sunday Times Online

17th March 2024

2 Brigham Hill Mansion, Brigham, Cockermouth, Cumbria

Dating from the 18th Century, 2 Brigham Hall Mansion has three bedrooms, 2,109 sq ft of space and mature gardens. It’s in the village of Brigham, just outside the Lake District National Park, and two miles from Cockermouth. The hall has a grand staircase, while the duel aspect sitting room has original coving and an open fire. Outside is a patio and decked area, and there is parking for several cars. An additional plot of land is available by separate negotiation.

What You Get For £400,000

The Times Online

14th March 2024

The Beaches, Lighthouse View, Amble, Morpeth, Northumberland

The Beaches forms part of Signal Cottage, a recent modern development comprising three individual bespoke luxury properties that sit firmly within the dunes, offering unobstructed views of the North Sea and the Coquet Island RSPB nature reserve. It is an ‘upside down’ property, with the bedrooms occupying the ground floor, and the living areas benefitting from the elevated views and exclusive balcony access on the first floor.

Making Moves: The best of this week’s property on sale

The Sunday Times

10th March 2024

The Mill, Riding Mill, Northumberland

The Mill is a converted 16th-Century water mill with six bedrooms. Original features include exposed beams, stone walls and cogs from the old water wheel. It is located in the village of Riding Mill, six miles from Hexham.

Making Moves: The best of this weeks property on sale

The Sunday Times

10th March 2024

The Beaches, Lighthouse View, Amble, Morpeth, Northumberland

One of three bespoke houses in the dunes near Amble, with views of Coquet Island RSPB nature reserve. It has thermal insulated walls, underfloor heating and Valiant air-source heat pumps.

Energy Efficient Properties

Money Week

1st March 2024

Near Richmond, North Yorkshire, Richmond, North Yorkshire

With two garages, an annexe and 2.8 acres of grounds, this wonderful barn conversion has it all. You’ll spot a total of five bedrooms, four bathrooms and four reception rooms, plus an array of period features throughout – expect log burning fireplaces, exposed beams and vaulted ceilings.

The Best New Properties on the Market Now

Country & Townhouse

27th February 2024

Abbey Mill, Morpeth, Northumberland

The property is a stunning, bespoke, contemporary home with immaculate landscaped gardens, paddock, and grounds of around four acres. Abbey Mill is a stunning modern detached house built from natural stone to blend in with the surroundings, yet with a sleek, modern design including stiking contrasting dark grey window frames and an impressive end wall of glass.

Elite Property Portfolio

Waterfront Magazine

26th February 2024

Old Schoolhouse, Tarset, Hexham, Northumberland

A schoolhouse conversion in Tarset, near Hexham, in the Northumberland area of outstanding natural beauty. Thoughtfully styled by the current owners, the two-bedroom property has been turned into a warm and welcoming home, offering a quiet retreat in all weathers — super-fast fibre broadband is a bonus.

Lustworthy Properties

The Sunday Times

25th February 2024

Guardhouse Cottage, Threlkeld, Keswick, Cumbria

Guardhouse Cottage, a modern four-bedroom property, is nestled in the Lake District with views towards Blencathra and a bubbling stream at the foot of the garden. The bedrooms are on the ground floor — two are en suite and one has fitted storage. The first floor has a large open-plan kitchen, living and dining area and two large balconies with northern and eastern views. Picturesque Keswick is just over five miles away and there are plenty of walking trails.

 Bricks & Mortar – WYG £2m

The Times

23rd February 2024

The Old School, The Butts, Warkworth, Northumberland

Built in 1825, Grade II listed The Old School was converted from – you’ve guessed it – the old village school. Incorporates a bell tower, a stone entrance arch and iron gates made by the blacksmith who forged gates in nearby Alnwick Garden for the Duchess of Northumberland. The school hall has become a double height family room and one of the three bedrooms is on the ground floor, though the layout could be changed without too much hassle. It’s in a lovely riverside setting and comes with a private jetty, mooring and fishing rights.

10 great conversions that breathe new life into old buildings

Yahoo Finance

22nd February 2024

Whitfield Place, Front Street, Wolsingham, County Durham

It is said Charles II rode his horse up th e main staircase of Whitfield Place, before spending the night in the master bedroom- that was when half of it was the Pack Horse Inn, possible resting place of Edward III after fighting the Scots in Weardale in 1327. The rest of the building dates to 1677 and features massive fireplaces, wood panelling, mullioned windows, window seats, stained glass and a historic salt cupboard. Sensitively modernised, this three-bedroom house now includes a smart kitchen with an Aga, room for an American-style fridge/freezer and a spacious boot room/garden room.

Talk of the Town : A range of townhouses in all corners of England

Country Life

21st February 2024

Magnificent Hall with Established Lifestyle Business, Near Penrith, Cumbria

It seems silly when writing about a property like Calthwaite Hall to focus on something as simple as the stairs. The property presents such an overwhelming wealth of features, that it’s difficult to know where to start…It’s listed Grade II. It offers 12 bedrooms, seven bathrooms and 7.5 acres of luxurious grounds. It sits between the UNESCO world heritage site of the Lake District and the North Pennines AONB…But, just look at those stairs!

A magnificent Cumbrian hall with a spectacular central staircase

Country Life Online

19th February 2024

Jays House, High Bridge, Dalston, Carlisle, Cumbria

A converted Dutch Barn surrounded by opencountryside and close to the Lake District National Park. It has triple glazing, solar panels, insulation, zoned heating and has been awarded an A-rated energy performace certificate.

Best properties of the Week: Converted Properties

Money Week

19th February 2024

Whitfield Place, Front Street, Wolsingham, County Durham

Whitfield Place is a handsome sandstone house in Wolsingham, a town known for its great pubs on the edge of the North Pennines, an area of outstanding natural beauty. The three-bedroom grade II* listed house has bags of historical character: mullioned windows, hulking stone fireplaces, wood panelling and even the old salt cupboard. Living space is arranged on three floors, with four reception rooms on the ground floor and a further loft room. Durham is 14 miles to the east, less than half an hour’s drive away.

Bricks & Mortar : What You Get For £600,000

The Times

16th February 2024

Kemlyn, 6 Church Terrace, Caldbeck, Wigton, Cumbria

A charming, traditional Lake District cottage with views over Caldbeck cricket field and beyond. 2 suites, 2 further beds, family bath, kitchen, recep, garden, parking.

Best properties of the Week: Houses in Romantic Settings

The Week

17th February 2024

Eden Bank, Wetheral, Carlisle, Cumbria

This Georgian property is set in around two acres. 2 suites, 4 further beds, family bath, shower, kitchen/dining room, 2 receps, study, garden

Best properties of the Week: Houses in Romantic Settings

The Week

17th February 2024

The Beaches, Lighthouse View, Amble, Morpeth, Northumberland

The Beaches, Amble. Sitting on heritage coastline, this modern property boasts sweeping sea views. 3 beds (all en suite), openplan kitchen/dining/living room, recep, garden.

Best properties of the Week: Houses in Romantic Settings

The Week

17th February 2024

Millwood Manor, Millwood Lane, Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria

A substantial wing of this High Victorian gothic manor, built in 1860, and close to Furness Abbey and the Cistercian Way. The property sits in approximately two acres of landscaped gardens and mature woodland.

Best properties of the Week: Houses in Romantic Settings

The Week

17th February 2024

Magnificent Hall with Established Lifestyle Business, Near Penrith, Cumbria

‘A capital mansion house, known as Calthwaite Hall,’ detailed the York Herald on May 27, 1843, ‘has been recently erected…of the Elizabethan order, and stands on a gentle elevation, commanding extensive prospects over the richly cultivated and highly picturesque vale of the River Petteril, and is pre-eminent in every respect.’ The 7 1/2-acre estate in the village of Calthwaite, which is judst over seven miled from Penrith, remains in fine form and has been impressively adapted to create a wedding and luxury-holiday business with future bookings in place and an annual turnover of some £350,000.

History lives on at these fine country houses in the North of England

Country Life

14th February 2024

The Manor House, West End, Sedgefield, County Durham

While it’s currently used as office space, this Grade II* Listed mansion would make a handsome home (or a particularly fabulous boutique hotel). Its standout featured include twelve bedrooms, a rear car park and a bar on the lower ground floor, and it also boasts a Blue Plaque bearing the name of its first owner, English judge Robert Wright, who built the property in 1707.

The Best Renovation Properties on the Market

Country & Townhouse

12th February 2024

Widehope Farm, Bildershaw, West Auckland, County Durham

Widehope Farm is a four-bedroom farmhouse with a two-bedroom barn and several outbuildings, set in four acres of land. It’s about four miles from Bishop Auckland and 15 miles from Durham city.

Properties of the Week

The Sunday Times

11th February 2024

Coach House, Coach House, Stocksfield, Northumberland

Set within Hindley Hall, a gated country estate near the village of Stocksfield, 14 miles from Newcastle upon Tyne, this is a beautifully transformed coachworks. The house has three bedrooms, has been thoughtfully renovated, has a secluded garden and is surrounded by the Northumbrian countryside. There Is also a one-bedroom annexe with a store and workshop.

House of the Week : Making Moves

The Sunday Times

4th February 2024

Hallgarth, The Peth, Allendale, Hexham, Northumberland

A Grade II-listed 1820’s house in walled gardens with a summerhouse. It has stone fireplaces, breakfast kitchen with an Aga, and a living room with Grench doors openning onto the garden.

Properties Around £500K

Money Week

2nd February 2024

Low Donkleywood Cottage, Donkleywood, Falstone, Hexham, Northumberland

Low Donkleywood Cottage is in Northumberland National Park, an area of outstanding natural beauty. Originally a pair of railway cottages, the detached two-bedroom property has an entrance hall, sitting room, kitchen/dining room, utility room and a lavatory on the ground floor. Recently renovated, the kitchen is kitted out with a double Belfast sink and granite work surfaces. Upstairs, the two double bedrooms flank a bathroom with a rolltop bath. Outside there is a lawned garden and two rebuilt stone outhouses, plus ample parking space. Newcastle is about 70 minutes away by car.

Bricks & Mortar for WYG for £450K

The Times

2nd February 2024

Breckon Hill, Lowgate, Hexham, Northumberland

This Grade II listed farmhouse sits within 3.5 acres of verdant land and commands incredible views of the surrounding countryside. It provides four bedrooms, three bathrooms and three reception rooms including a sitting room and drawing room with stone fireplaces and shutters. Outside, you’ll find a large terrace and a detached garage.

The Best New Properties on the Market Now

Country & Townhouse

29th January 2024

The Beaches, Lighthouse View, Amble, Morpeth, Northumberland

Sitting on the outskirts of the town of Amble, around 30 miles north of Newcastle, the Beaches is a modern house overlooking the Northumbrian coastline. The two-storey home, with smart cladding and sky-lights, has three bedrooms, two bathrooms and two living rooms as well as a “stargazing room” with a circular roof lantern. The property is fitted with underfloor heating and heat pumps.

Lustworthy Homes

Sunday Times Online

28th January 2024

Bamburgh Flat, Belford, Northumberland

Grade I listed Belford Hall was completed in 1756 and comes with five acres of formal gardens and 27 acres of protected parkland. The Hall passed through various owners and was requisitioned in World War 2, then left unoccupied and unloved until the mid-1980s when it was restored and transformed into 16 apartments. Bamburgh Flat is on the upper floor and comprises two bedrooms, two bathrooms, a drawing room, kitchen/breakfast room and utility, all in immaculate condition.

8 heritage homes with star quality

Yahoo Finance

26th January 2024

The Courtyard, Wallridge, Ingoe, Northumberland

A beautifully presented barn conversion with holiday cottage, annexe, equestrian facilities and grazing set in 17 acres, The Courtyard is situated in the quiet hamlet of Wallridge which lies amid glorious Northumberian countryside, yet within easy reach of a number of villages and market towns. Dating back to 1906, it was part of Wallridge Farm which formed part of the renowned Belsay Estate.

Elite Property Portfolio 

Waterfront Magazine

26th January 2024

The Estate House, Matfen, Northumberland

The property is a magnificent house set within stunning gardens and grounds in a highly desirable village location. The Estate House is a superb stone-built country house with mature gardens, paddock, and woodland, covering around three acres in total and located in the sought-after and picturesque village of Matfen. John Dobson, the renowned 19th century North East architect, had a hand in designing The Estate House, originally the dower house for Matfen Hall, and the building is steeped in history.

Elite Property Portfolio

Waterfront Magazine

26th January 2024

The Beaches, Lighthouse View, Amble, Morpeth, Northumberland

Sitting on the outskirts of the characterful village of Amble, The Beaches offers stunning views of the distinctly beautiful Northumberland Heritage Coastline. Marked by imposing castles, long sandy beaches, and charming villages, the area is connected by scenic coastal paths that meander through the idyllic surrounds. The Beaches forms part of Signal Cottage, a recent modern development comprising three individual bespoke luxury properties that sit firmly within the dunes, offering unobstructed views of the North Sea and the Coquet Island RSPB nature reserve.

The Best New Properties on the Market Now

Country & Townhouse

23rd January 2024

Clift Hill, North of Carlisle, Cumbria

An early 20th-Century country house surrounded by landscaped gardens and with views of the Solway Plain. The house has oak floors, traditional fireplaces, an oak staircase and a large kitchen with quarry tiled floor and Aga. 6 beds, 4 baths, 3 receps, snug, study, kitchen, pantry, utility, boot room, cloakroom, garage, store, stable, outdoor dining area.

Properties for around £1M

Money Week

19th January 2024

Magnificent Hall with Established Lifestyle Business, Near Penrith, Cumbria

If you’re after a particularly magnificent mansion, you’ll adore this Grade II listed Victorian estate encompassing nine luxury holiday lodges, a separate cottage, a swimming pool and a remarkable purpose-built orangery, not to mention impressive equestrian facilities. A stunning home and a business opportunity – what more could you ask for?

The Best Country Homes on the Market Right Now

Country & Townhouse

17th January 2024

Rose’s Bower, Great Whittington, Northumberland

The perfect opportunity for anyone wanting to up sticks in a life-changing move, Rose’s Bower is a family home and business opportunity rolled into one. The 15-acre former farmsteading just north of Hadrian’s Wall has been converted and now comprises a five-bedroom main house, four luxury holiday cottages-The Drum Barn, Old Woodworker’s Cottage, The Hayloft and new Treehouse, with hot tub and balconies- and a sizeable barn with a sauna and treatment room that is used for yoga retreats, corporate or wellbeing event and weddings of up to 100 guests.

Properties of the Week

Country Life

17th January 2024

High Bewaldeth Cottage, Bewaldeth, Cockermouth, Cumbria

If you go down in the woods today, specifically around the hamlet of High Bewaldeth, you’re sure of a big surprise. That surprise would be High Bewaldeth Cottage, entwined in the charming Lake District woodland, like a fairy darting through the trees.

A picture-perfect Lake District cottage that’s tucked away in fairytale woodland

Country Life

12th January 2024

The Courtyard, Wallridge, Ingoe, Northumberland

This delightful barn conversion encompasses an annexe, a separate holiday cottage and even a range of equestrian facilities. You’ll also spot an orchard, a paved terrace in the garden, and a water feature in the eponymous courtyard. Spanning 17 acres of land in total, this property is a rural dream.

The Best New Properties

Country & Townhouse

15th January 2024

High Bewaldeth Cottage, Bewaldeth, Cockermouth, Cumbria

In magical scenery a little north of Basenthwaite Lake and at the foot of Skiddaw, England’s sixth highest mountain, High Bewaldeth Cottage is tucked away in the little hamlet of High Bewaldeth. Grade II-Listed, with three bedrooms, three bathrooms and a utility room, the owners have also made the most of the great outdoors by cultivating an orchard, lawns, flowerbeds and wild meadow over about 1.5 acres of land. Cockermouth is the closest town and Keswick is not far, either.

Cottages to Covet: Picture perfect cottages in beautiful corners of England.

Country Life

10th January 2024

Blaen Nant Melyn, Rhandirmwyn, Llandovery, Carmarthenshire

The back garden of this three-bedroom cottage, Blaen Nant Melyn, is a prime stargazing spot thanks to its stunning views over the Towy Valley. The home also has wooden beams and open fireplaces.

Home Supplement

The Sunday Times

7th January 2024

Woodside House, Near Ravenglass, Cumbria

Set within the Lake District National Park, Woodside House benefits from peaceful, picturesque surroundings, with the Western Lakes on one side and a coastline dotted with secluded beaches on the other.

Ten splendidly isolated houses for sale across Britain

Country Life Online

15th December 2023

Windy Hall, Kirkhaugh, Alston, Cumbria

Windy Hall, Kirkhaugh. A gorgeous stonebuilt country house in an elevated position, with spectacular views over the North Pennines. The property sits at the top of a rough track not suitable for vehicles except 4x4s, so the owners have included a Land Rover Defender in the sale. 5 beds, dressing room, 2 baths, shower, kitchen/breakfast room, 2nd kitchen, 2 receps, garden, parking.

‘A look at some of the most outstanding properties of the year’

The Week

20th December 2023

Cooks House, Hexham, Northumberland

Seven miles from Hexham, Cooks House is a four-bedroom pad perfect for horsey sorts: within 9.4 acres there are stables, a hay barn, arena and paddocks. It has a kitchen with an Aga, naturally.

Home Supplement

The Sunday Times

17th December 2023

Low Barns, Thornbrough, Corbridge, Northumberland

One of Northumberland’s most idyllic spots, the litle hamlet of Thornbrough lies just beyond popular Corbridge and is home to a handful of converted farm buildings, including Low Barns. This pretty four-bedroom house has all the cosy winter comforts one needs, with an AGA to lean on in the kitchen and striking inglenook woodburner in the dual-aspect sitting room overlooking the rolling Tyne Valley. Almost two acres of land include a courtyard, formal gardens and a paddock to the south.

Properties of the Week

Country Life

14th December 2023

Skirbeck, 38 Painshawfield Road, Stocksfield, Northumberland

Set in half an acre of grounds, Skirbeck is a family-friendly four-bedroom home in Stocksfield, 30 minutes west of Newcastle. The garden room has bifold doors opening out to decking and a pond.

Home Supplement

The Sunday Times

10th December 2023

Mill House, Lamplugh, Near Cockermouth, Cumbria

On the edge of the Lake District national park is an old corn mill that dates back to 1647. It faithfully served the village until the early 1900s and is now a home formed from three buildings: a 17th-century watermill, the miller’s cottage and a sandstone barn that used to be a wheelwright and carpenter’s workshop until the 1950s. The 0.4-hectare (1-acre) garden has views towards Blake Fell and Knock Merton with a little wooden bridge over the old mill stream. There is a range of stone outbuildings such as the stables with a hay loft.

Fantasy house hunt : Homes in converted mills for sale

The Guardian

8th December 2023

39 Hencotes, Hexham, Northumberland

In the market town of Hexham, gateway to Hadrian’s Wall, this grade II listed house has a walled rear garden with a wisteria-framed gate to Sele Park- an oasis of formal gardens and woodland walks alongside the historic abbey. The end-of-terrace property has four bedrooms, two of which are currently used as studies. The ground floor has two caharacterful reception rooms, linked with glazed double doors, a WC under the spindled staircase and a hand-made kitchen at the rear.

Bricks and Mortar : “What you get for £425,000”

The Times

8th December 2023

Mill House, Lamplugh, Near Cockermouth, Cumbria

A former corn mill dating back to 1647 on the edge of the Lake District National Park. The kitchen has both an Aga and a wood-burning stove. 5 beds, 3 baths, 2 receps, study, snug, breakfast kitchen, double garage.

Homes around £800K

Money Week

2nd December 2023

Apperley Farm, Stocksfield, Northumberland

Apperley Farm is the epitome of an English country house. It is grade II listed and dates from the 27th century. It sits in almost 12 acres of grounds that contain formal gardens, an orchard with 250 apple trees, a vegetable garden, greenhouse, woodland, stables, tack room, paddock and arena. Inside there are beamed ceilings, leaded windows, cosy brick hearths, wood-burning stoves and an oil-fired Aga in the kitchen. It has six bedrooms, three receptions and three bathrooms. It’s 3.4 miles from the village of Stocksfield, which has a railway station, shops, GP surgery, post office, primary school, tennis and golf club. Newcastle is 15 miles away.

What You Get For £2M

The Times & The Sunday Times

17th November 2023

Hedley Hall, Marley Hill, Newcastle upon Tyne

This spacious stone-built country house was previously part of an estate belonging to the Queen Mother. Each of the four bedrooms has an ensuite shower room, and the south-facing sitting room and family room both open into a huge conservatory. If you’re after original features you won’t be disappointed as it has high ceilings, decorative plasterwork and fireplaces.

The Crown: 9 impressive homes fit for royalty

Yahoo Finance

17th November 2023

East Wing, Scots House, Newcastle Road, West Boldon, Tyne & Wear

Dating back to the 17th century, this Grade II listed residence forms an impressive part of a historic house, set within verdant grounds extending to approximately five acres. Standout features of the gardens include a wonderful area of woodland, a variety of fruit trees, and a large pond with a fountain – but you’ll also spot an incredible sunroom with a bar and an adjacent outdoor entertainment area with a pizza oven. The house itself offers five bedrooms, five bathrooms and two reception rooms.

Properties With Woodland: The Best British Country Houses With Grounds

The Sunday Times

16th November 2023

Eden Bank, Wetheral, Carlisle, Cumbria

Nestled within acres of extensive landscaped gardens and mature woodland is Eden Bank, a Grade II listed detached Georgian property with a wonderful variety of outdoor spaces to escape the hustle and bustle of modern life. The accommodation in Eden Bank is truly impressive, with substantial reception rooms and bedrooms arranged over the two upper floors and a grand stone portico entrance which opens to the entrance hall with access to the principal reception rooms from both sides. The spectacular drawing room is filled with natural light from full-height sash windows providing an overall bright and airy atmosphere throughout.

Properties With Woodland: The Best British Country Houses With Grounds

The Sunday Times

16th November 2023

The Old Lodge, Hamsterley Hall, Hamsterley Mill, Rowlands Gill, County Durham

The Old Lodge, originally built of stone around 1900, is a Grade-II listed period cottage. It has mullioned windows, parquet wood flooring and a mix of cast iron and stone inglenook fireplaces. It has been modernised and is located on the edge of parkland. The terrace has an outdoor kitchen with a wood-fired pizza oven and a barbeque housed under a wood-shingle roof.

Six of the Best: Christmas Country Cottages

The Field Magazine

13th November 2023

High Bewaldeth Cottage, Bewaldeth, Cockermouth, Cumbria

A traditional Grade II-listed 17th-century Cumbrian cottage in the Lake District accessed via a quiet lane. It has exposed beams, open fireplaces with multi-fuel stoves, a modern fitted kitchen, contemporary bathrooms and mature gardens with a vegetable garden. 3 beds, 3 baths, 2 receps, garage, wood stores, orchard, woodland, 1.28 acres.

Properties for £600,000

Money Week

13th November 2023

Abbey Mill, Morpeth, Northumberland

A mile from Morpeth, this modern mansion is tucked away in about four acres of manicured grounds, while the house extends to 6,470 sq ft on two floors. It has seven bedrooms and six bathrooms.

Home Supplement

The Sunday Times

12th November 2023

Hedley Hall, Marley Hill, Newcastle upon Tyne

Once part of the Queen Mother’s estate Hedley Hall is a stone farmhouse in two acres of the sprawling gardens at the Hedley Hall Estate near Newcastle. Tall ceilings with ornate roses lend grandeur to the three reception rooms and a vast games room has characterful exposed beams. By comparison, the seperate 117 sq ft kitchen is relatively small. All four bedrooms are dual aspect with ensuite shows. The nearest pint of milk is a two-mile drive to Sunniside, and Newcastle station is over eight miles away.

Bricks & Mortar

The Times

10th November 2023

Grange Cottage, Grange, Keswick, Cumbria

Grange Cottage, in the heart of the Lake District, is a 15-minute drive from keswick. The stone-built house has four bedrooms and a modern extension with large windows and views of Borrowdale.

Home Supplement

The Sunday Times

5th November 2023

Glenwhelt Coach House, Greenhead, Brampton, Northumberland

Glenwhelt Coach House near Haltwhistle is close to Hadrian’s Wall and the Roman Army Museum. The four-bedroom house has a lovely terraced garden leading down to Tipalt Burn.

Home Supplement

The Sunday Times

5th November 2023

Jays House, High Bridge, Dalston, Carlisle, Cumbria

Jays House is a newly-converted Dutch barn, designed by award-winning architects and built by local craftsmen.
Most of the accommodation is on the ground floor – namely an all-in-one kitchen/living area, a utility, two double bedrooms and a shower room. Two more bedrooms and a family bathroom are on the first floor.
Thanks to impressive levels of insulation, triple glazing throughout and the latest solar panels, it’s achieved A for energy efficiency – a rarity in a building of this kind.

Property: 9 energy-efficient homes that keep heating costs down

Yahoo Finance

3rd November 2023

Bleach Green Farm, Alum Waters, New Brancepeth, Durham, County Durham

Believed to date back to 1764, this grand stone farmhouse provides the perfect setting for any equestrian activity. Wander through the orchard and beautifully landscaped gardens to the stable block and hayshed, and if you want to venture further, there are 17 acres of private land to explore – plus direct access to surrounding public bridleways. With a stunning conservatory, three bedrooms and even a separate annexe, what more could you need?

The Best Equestrian Properties on the Market Right Now

Country & Townhouse

1st November 2023

Manor House, Weardale

Tucked away in magnificent wrap-around gardens, this stone-built property was built in 1864. It has been completely renovated and elegantly extended to create a truly sumptuous home. You’ll see original period bookshelves and a wood burning stove in the library, a vaulted roof with exposed ceiling beams in the orangery, and a summerhouse and gazebo in the garden. With six bedrooms and five bathrooms, plenty of guests can enjoy this gorgeous country house

The Best Country Homes on the Market Right Now

Country & Townhouse

1st November 2023

Lobbs, Troutbeck, Penrith, Cumbria

A 21 acre farm in the Lake District National Park, just under four miles from Threlkeld (and 7.5 from Keswick) with grazing and woodland. The 17th-century five-bedroom farmhouse has been fully refurbished and has contemporary interiors. In the two-acre garden there is a home office, shepherds hut and treehouse.

Home Supplement

The Times & Times Online

22nd October 2023

1 The Castle, Stanhope, Bishop Auckland, County Durham

A first floor apartment in Grade II-listed country castle, built at the end of the 18th century on the site of a 13th century structure that’s believed to have been demolished in the 1600s.

Incorporates three double bedrooms, two bathrooms, a dual aspect sitting/dining room and a separate kitchen, plus features such as decorative plasterwork and tall, shuttered windows

Property: 9 enchanting castles straight out of a Disney movie

Yahoo Finance

13th October 2023

East Wing, Scots House, Newcastle Road, West Boldon, Tyne & Wear

Dating back to the 17th Century, this Grade II listed residence forms an impressive part of a historic house set within verdant grounds extending to approximiately five acres. Standout features of the gardens include a wonderful area of woodland, a variety of fruit trees, and a large pond with a fountain- but you’ll also spot an incredible sunroom with a bar and an adjacent outdoor entertainment area with a pizza oven. The house itself offers five bedrooms, five bathrooms and two reception rooms.

Best New Properties on the Market Now

Country & Townhouse

17th October 2023

14 Trinity Terrace, Corbridge, Northumberland

For village life and views of rolling fields, this end-of-terrace, stone-built period house has a southerly view over the countryside and is located in the centre of Corbridge, next to the River Tyne. The four bedroom, two-bathroom home has open fireplaces, decorative cornicing and sash windows, yet it’s warmly decorated with a bright and stylish kitchen and a decked outdoor area. There are two primary schools in the village and a secondary school in Hexham, a 15-minute bus ride away. Newcastle upon Tyne is 30 minutes by car.

The Best New Properties on the Market Now: A weekly edit of exciting new homes

The Times

13th October 2023

The Manor House, West End, Sedgefield, County Durham

Built in 1707, this unusual Queen Anne-style building has lived many lives. The 12-bedroom mansion was constructed for the London judge Robert Wright. He used it to entertain hunting parties, and there is even a court room. It is currently used as an office and events space but, with its sweeping staircase and an arched Palladian window, it would suit a plush boutique hotel or sprawling family home. The market town of Sedgefield is about 11 miles from Durham city centre.

Fantasy house hunt : Homes with a blue plaque for sale in England

The Guardian

6th October 2023

Maggie’s Den & Tom’s Hideout, Haven Hill, Craster, Northumberland

Maggie’s Den and Tom’s Hideout are stunning adjoining cottages, sumptuously appointed and with the most stunning outlook over Craster harbour and beyond to the open sea. These stylish coastal homes are located in the heart of one of the most desirable villages in Northumberland, with relaxing and inspiring scenery on the door step. Laid out in an open plan style, the accommodation is luxurious and well-equipped.

Bricks & Mortar supplement: “What You Get For £1.3M”

The Times

6th October 2023

Little Holmside Farm, Green Lane, Holmside, County Durham

Searching for country grandeur? You’ll adore this six-bedroom country home, which combines modern luxuries with period-style features like cornicing and architraves. Expect an array of incredible amenities including a games room, cinema room and gym, not to mention wonderful entertaining areas including a double-height family room with a vaulted ceiling, and a charming gazebo in the garden. It’s rural perfection.

The Best New Properties on the Market Now: A weekly edit of exciting new homes

Country & Townhouse

2nd October 2023

Blacksmiths Cottage, Alnham, Alnwick, Northumberland

A stone-built cottage near Alnham, just south of the Scottish border, with three bedrooms, three bathrooms, two outbuildings, a garden and glorious views of the hills that surround the property.

Home Supplement

The Sunday Times

1st October 2023

North View House, Hedley, Stocksfield, Northumberland

This fantastic former farmhouse provides six bedrooms, three bathrooms, and three reception rooms. The drawing room is particularly impressive, containing a striking feature fireplace, woodburning stove and charming ceiling beams, while the triple-aspect first-floor sitting room provides wonderful views over the grounds. There are landscaped gardens, vegetable plots and fruit trees to admire- it’s a bucolic dream.

Best New Properties on the Market Now

Country & Townhouse

29th September 2023

Miller House, 7 Riding Grange, Riding Mill, Northumberland

There’s much to like about Miller House, a four-bedroom stone-built house in the village of Riding Mill with impressive views over the Tyne Valley. Built in the 1990s, the house has an integral double garage and is part of a small development. The sitting room has French doors that open on to the gardens. The kitchen has an exposed brick feature wall with a breakfast room, full-height glazing, marble flooring and granite worktops. The main bedroom has an en suite shower room. Outside, a paved patio runs across the back of the house, with a footpath leading to a terraced patio in the centre of the lawn, for alfresco dining. Riding Mill has a pub, a tennis club and a café. The nearby market town of Hexham has large supermarkets, a deli, butcher, baker, cinema and leisure centre.

Bricks & Mortar Supplement

The Times

29th September 2023

Rydal Lodge, Fairfields, Hayton, Carlisle, Cumbria

Stone-built Rydal Lodge is traditional in appearance but designed to suit today’s lifestyles. In a development of just nine detached houses, it has four bedrooms, two bathrooms, a top-end, open plan Mowlem and Co kitchen/family room with granite worktops and space for a dining table, a utility and a separate sitting room. Thanks to excellent insulation and air source heat pumps that provide hot water and heating, it’s rated B for energy efficiency, so running costs are much lower than for a period property.

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16th September 2023

Clift Hill, North of Carlisle, Cumbria

Clift Hill is an Edwardian country house near Carlisle with great views over the Solway Plain. Sitting on nearly three acres of landscaped gardens, it has six bedrooms and four bathrooms.

Lustworthy Properties : Best properties for sale

Sunday Times

16th September 2023

Dubcroft, Dalston, Carlisle, Cumbria

This is a home for a budding George Stubbs. The double-fronted, detached farmhouse would suit both artists and horsey types. There are two paddocks, stables, a tack room, and a detached studio, as well as gardens and a productive orchard. The five-bedroom property can be found in this rural hamlet between Carlisle (8.2 miles) and the northern edge of the Lake District national park. It’s a little further (24.7 miles) to Lake Ullswater in the Eden Valley where Wordsworth stumbled upon his host of daffodils.

Fantasy House Hunt- Homes for Budding Artists

The Guardian

16th September 2023

Windy Hall, Kirkhaugh, Alston, Cumbria

A stone-built country house in an elevated location, with long views over the North Pennines. 5 beds, dressing room, 2 baths, shower, kitchen/ breakfast room, 2nd kitchen, 2 receps, garden, parking.

Best properties this week : Houses in Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty

Money Week

16th September 2023

Rookin Farm, Hutton John, Penrith, Cumbria

Rookin Farm is a traditional four-bedroom farmhouse in 2.6 acres near the village of Penruddock, seven miles from Penrith. Period features include exposed wooden beams and an inglenook fireplace.

Lustworthy Properties : Best properties for sale

Sunday Times

10th September 2023

The Retreat, 3 Burdon Place, Jesmond, Newcastle upon Tyne

The Retreat is a five-bedroom Georgian house in the chi-chi suburb of Jesmond. Highlights include a lower-ground floor with a lounge and wine cellar, a garden  with a fish pond, and a garage.

Lustworthy Properties : Best properties for sale

The Sunday Times

10th September 2023

Windy Hall, Kirkhaugh, Alston, Cumbria

A country house dating in part from the 17th century in an elevated position overlooking a valley in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. It has exposed stone work, beamed ceilings, modern wood-burning stoves and a fitted kitchen and bathroom. 5 beds, 2 receps, dressing room, 3 baths, 2 receps, study, breakfast kitchen, secondary kitchen, outbuilding, gardens, woodland, 0.5 acres. £

This week: properties for around £800,000

Money Week

8th September 2023

3 Castle Hill House, Wylam Manor, Wylam, Northumberland

A three-bedroom ground-floor flat that was part of Wylam Manor, the home of the Victorian architect Archibald Dunn. The property, ten miles from Newcastle-upon-Tyne, has 23 acres of gated gardens.

Lustworthy Properties : Best Properties for Sale 

The Sunday Times

3rd September 2023

Allendale House, Armathwaite, Carlisle, Cumbria

The village sits in the Eden Valley, between the Lake District fells to the west and the Pennines to the east. It has a shop, post office, pubs and a station on the  main line between Settle and Carlisle. Armathwaite primary school is within walking distance of Allendale House, a Victorian property with five bedrooms and five bathrooms. The open-plan kitchen-diner-living room opens on to the garden under pitched beams to create an eating area. The house is also within the catchment area of the Caldew School (secondary) in Dalston.

Fantasy House Hunt : Homes for sale near schools

The Week

2nd September 2023

The Old Lodge, Hamsterley Hall, Hamsterley Mill, Rowlands Gill, County Durham

The Old Lodge, Hamsterley Mill. A delightful Grade II Arts & Crafts lodge. 2 beds, family bath, kitchen/dining room, recep, stone terrace, gardens of around 0.3 acres.

On The Market: Fairytale Properties

The Week

9th September 2023

Demesne Hall, 10 Rectory Lane, Wolsingham, County Durham

If you are lucky enough to find a rectory you can afford, you get more house for your money. Demesne Hall, outside the Dales market town of Wolsingham, is an imposing rectory dating from 1848, with seven bedrooms and an annexe.

‘It is in the middle of good walking country,’ says Louise Olds, of Finest Properties, who is selling the house for £1.5million. ‘It has private gardens and would make a wonderful boutique hotel.’

Can buying a rectory answer your home purchasing prayers?

The Daily Mail

1st September 2023

Shildon Cottage, Blanchland, Northumberland

Shildon Cottage, Blanchland. A detached, Grade II property on the outskirts of Blanchard. Main bed with dressing room, 4 further beds, family bath, 2 receps, stores, garage, garden. OIEO £450,000

Cottages for £850,000 or under

The Week

2nd September 2023

High Bewaldeth Cottage, Bewaldeth, Cockermouth, Cumbria

High Bewaldeth Cottage, Cockermouth. A traditional Grade II cottage nestled in the Lake District. Main suite, 2 further beds, family bath, shower, 2 receps, kitchen, garage, 1.28 acres. OIEO £600,000

Cottages for £850,000 or under

The Week

2nd September 2023

Black Hall Barn, Steel, Hexham, Northumberland

A four-bedroom brick barn conversion in the hamlet of Steel just outside Hexham, the centrepiece of which is a large circular kitchen/family room in the former gin gan (wheelhouse).

Home Supplement

The Sunday Times

27th August 2023

Allendale House, Armathwaite, Carlisle, Cumbria

A beautifully refurbished Victorian five-bedroom family house in Armathwaite village, a 20-minute train ride southeast of Carlisle. The modern rear extension is home to a spacious kitchen/diner.

Home Supplement

Sunday Times

27th August 2023

Dunedin, Main Street, Corbridge, Northumberland

This majestic Victorian property offers a separate one-bedroom annexe plus a coach house with a garage and storeroom. The main house provides grand reception rooms with period features including ceiling panels and cornicing, while the dining room is complete with twin sash windows and a handsome fireplace. Soak up the property’s spectacular location in the immaculate rear garden, which is tucked away behind the coach house and provides manicured lawns bordered by elegant stone walls.

The Best New Properties on the Market Now

Country & Townhouse

30th August 2023

Thornbrough House, Corbridge, Northumberland

This charming, Grade II listed farmhouse is a bucolic dream: nestled within 6.1 acres of land, it boasts formal gardens, manicured lawns and numerous outdoor seating areas, as well as a tennis court, stable and grazing paddocks. With eight bedrooms, seven bathrooms and five reception rooms, there’s plenty of space for guests – and once they’ve seen such stunning countryside views, they won’t want to leave

The Best New Properties on the Market Right Now

Country & Townhouse

22nd August 2023

Wylam Wood House, Wylam Wood Road, Wylam, Northumberland

An Arts & Crafts-style house set in just under five acres near the River Tyne in South Wylam. The seven-bedroom home is within walking distance of Wylam railway station with trains to Newcastle.

Home Supplement

Sunday Times

20th August 2023

The Old Lodge, Hamsterley Hall, Hamsterley Mill, Rowlands Gill, County Durham

Originally built around 1900, the Old Lodge in Rowlands Gill is a grade II listed property with plenty of traditional features, from mullioned windows to parquet wood flooring and a mix of cast-iron and stone inglenook fireplaces. The interiors of the two-bedroom lodge have been refurbished to high standards, and the stone terrace includes an outdoor kitchen with a wood-fired pizza oven and an Argentine grill. The property comes with planning permission for a single-storey rear extension with a green roof (one covered with plants). Newcastle airport is a 2-minute drive away, while London is reachable in under three hours by train.

Bricks & Mortar: What You Get For £600k

The Times

18th August 2023

Clift Hill, North of Carlisle, Cumbria

Clif Hill, Longtown. This striking property boasts views over the Solway Plain. Main suite, 5 further beds, 2 baths, kitchen, 4 receps, garden, stables, garage. £1M

Classic Edwardian Houses: Best Properties on the Market

The Week

12th August 2023

Shildon Cottage, Blanchland, Northumberland

In the North Pennines area of outstanding beauty is this pretty honey-stone village named after Blanchland Abbey, founded in 1165. The Lord Crewe Arms is one of the oldest hostelries in the country, dating back to the 12th century and where the leader of the 1715 Jacobite rebellion, General Thomas Forster, hid in a fireplace. On the outskirts of the village is the Grade-II listed Shildon Cottage, a stone five-bedroom farmhouse in need of modernisation with commanding views of the surrounding fells.

Fantasy House Hunt: Country homes for sale

The Guardian

5th August 2023

1 Tarn End, Talkin, Brampton, Cumbria

On the edge of Talkin Tarn, a ancient lake and country park, near the market town of Brampton, sits this charming two-bedroom cottage, part of a development of 12 homes built out of an old hotel.

Home Supplement

The Sunday Times

6th August 2023

Field Stile, Westgate, Bishop Auckland, County Durham

Field Stile is a stone farmhouse with 4 bedrooms and 4.8 acres in the village of Westgate, six miles from Stanhope. It has beamed ceilings, inglenook fireplaces, a woodland, stream and waterfall.

Home Supplement

The Sunday Times

6th August 2023

Bleach Green Farm, Alum Waters, New Brancepeth, Durham, County Durham

Traditional stone farmhouse built in 1764 with 17 acres of land including mature gardens, orchards and woodland. 3 beds, family bath, shower, kitchen/dining room, 2 receps, conservatory, garden room, annexe, stables, parking. £1.2M.

Best Properties on the Market

The Week

4th August 2023

Barclays Bank House, 7 Market Place, Middleton-in-Teesdale, Barnard Castle, County Durham

Detective skills aren’t required to deduce that Barclays Bank House used to be part of a bank, now converted into a spacious home in the midst of a bustling market town. Accessed via a stairs leading up from a street entrance at ground level, the accommodation’s spread over two upper floors, with a kitchen/dining room, sitting room, utility, shower room, study/bedroom and terrace on the first floor, and two more bedrooms and a large bathroom with a freestanding tub on the second. There’s also a walled garden and garage.

Property: 8 high street homes with amenities on tap

Yahoo Finance

27th July 2023

The Steading, Gubhill, Dumfries & Galloway

A renovated Grade C-listed house on a small rural estate surrounded by spectacular countryside. It comes with a range of traditional outbuildings, including a four-bedroom cottage and two two-bedroom cottages. 6 beds, 2 beds, 3 receps, breakfast kitchen, barn, garage, piggery, stores, gardens, 2 mill-race ponds, 60 acres. £1.98m

Properties for around £2M

Money Week

28th July 2023

The Bothy, Town Farm, Newton, Northumberland.JPG

Formerly a stone barn, this grade-II listed four-bedroom house has a pretty courtyard garden. It is situated on the A69 in Newton, a village halfway between Corbridge and Ovingham.

Home Supplement

Sunday Times

30th July 2023

Rose’s Bower, Great Whittington, Northumberland

Rose’s Bower is a truly remarkable luxury lifestyle and business opportunity in a spectacular Northumberland countryside setting with truly incredible panoramic views. The property as a whole has been thoughtfully developed from a wonderful former farmsteading and today encompasses a magnificent private country house, four luxury conversions to holiday rental cottages known as The Drum Barn, Old Woodworkers Cottage and The Hayloft, along with the remarkable new Treehouse and the expansive Barn, used for yoga retreats, wellness, management training and weddings. The four holiday cotttages provide the current core of the business, delivering a key income stream and impressive repeat custom. The properties rest in around 15 acres of private grounds, set among the splendid rolling scenery of Hadrians Wall Country.

Elite Property Portfolio

Waterfront Magazine

28th July 2023

Hallgarth, The Peth, Allendale, Hexham, Northumberland

A three-bedroom, grade II listed property, with a third of an acre in Allendale. The village has a farm-shop, doctors surgery, primary school (rated good) and a golf course. Hexham is a 20-minute drive.

Home Supplement

Sunday Times

23rd July 2023

Clift Hill, North of Carlisle, Cumbria

This splendid Edwardian house certainly looks the part, and the interiors are equally as impressive: think traditional fireplaces, oak flooring and even a magnificent oak staircase. Alongside a substantial kitchen, there is a drawing room, dining room, sitting room and snug, plus six bedrooms and four bathrooms. The grounds encompass a hot tub, al fresco dining/entertaining area and a large garage space. It’s a rural haven – you won’t want to leave.

The Best New Properties on the Market Now

Country & Townhouse

21st July 2023

Low Donkleywood Cottage, Donkleywood, Falstone, Hexham, Northumberland

The cottage, originally a pair of railway cottages, sits amidst glorious open countryside in the North Tyne River Valley yet close to the peaceful hamlet of Donkleywood, within easy reach of local amenities and within the Northumberland National Park, a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The cottage enjoys open views over stunning rolling countryside to the south, east and west with gently rising moorland to the north of the village. Internally the cottage provides all the requirements for modern-day living including an efficient air source heating system and underfloor heating throughout the ground floor.

Properties around £500k

Money Week

14th July 2023

Windy Hall, Kirkhaugh, Alston, Cumbria

Far reaching views across the North Pennines AONB and a beautiful well-maintained garden are among the myriad delights of Windy Hall, a stone-built, late seventeenth or early eighteen century house with a newly-renovated west wing. There are five bedrooms, three bathrooms and two reception rooms, and the flexible layout allows both sides to be closed off to create two separate, self-contained homes. You’ll need a 4×4 with good ground clearance to reach it, so it’s just as well that the current owners are donating their Landrover Defender Pickup to the successful buyer

Property: 8 remote properties with no neighbours

Yahoo Finance

13th July 2023

Marina West, The Wynd, Amble, Northumberland

Designed to lock-up and leave, these chalet-style homes are on sale at Marina West, a new scheme of luxury homes. The development is in Amble, a fishing port on the edge of the Northumberland coast area of outstanding of beauty. Each one is fitted with the latest eco-tech, including an air source heat pump, heat recovery systems and insulation. The Bowline is the penultimate home remaining out of seven new houses, with four bedrooms, four bathrooms, custom furnishings, an Italian sunken spa bath, a west-facing terrace and a dining courtyard. Alnmouth railway station is a ten minute drive away.

What £750,000 buys you in…Northumberland

Sunday Times

14th July 2023

Threapland Moss, Bothel, Near Cockermouth, Cumbria

A substantial country house in a delightful setting on the edge of the Lake District National Park. Main suite, 4 further beds, 2 baths, kitchen, 3 receps, 3 self-contained 2-bed cottages, garden. £1.25m.

Best properties on the market

The Week

8th July 2023

Woodend, Newtown, Eggleston, Barnard Castle, County Durham

Built in 1830, three-bedroom Woodend comes with an inglenook fireplace in the sitting room with views over the Teesdale Valley. It’s a mile from the village of Eggleston and seven from Barnard Castle.

Best Properties on the Market

Sunday Times

9th July 2023

Church Hill, Low Row, Brampton, Cumbria

Set within Hadrians Wall Unesco World Heritage Site, Church Hill is a five-bedroom stone house with a converted byre, sitting on three acres in the hamlet of Low Row, near Brampton.

Best Properties on the Market

Sunday Times

9th July 2023

Cressbrook House, Kendal Road, Kirkby Lonsdale, Cumbria

The ultimate abode for a sports enthusiast, Cressbrook House was built for a local solicitor in 1850 and became a boys’ prep school in 1913. After the school relocated a century later, the property was given a contemporary refurbishment and has been reinstated as a family home.

Along with five reception rooms, seven bedrooms and eight bathrooms, there’s a leisure complex containing swimming and spa pools, a gym, sauna, changing rooms and a shower, and a multi-purpose outdoor court for tennis and other ball games.

Property: 9 smashing homes with tennis courts

Yahoo Finance

6th July 2023

High Bewaldeth Cottage, Bewaldeth, Cockermouth, Cumbria

High Bewaldeth Cottage is a picture-perfect country home in Cockermouth, in the Lake District. Originally a farm, the 17th-century cottage is Grade II listed and comes with almost 1.3 acres of grounds.

Best Properties on the Market

Sunday Times

2nd July 2023

Old School House, Aughton, Lancaster, Lancashire

Old School House, in the hamlet of Aughton, is a four-bedroom house from which you have far-reaching views across the forest of Bowland. Recently renovated, it is on a quarter acre plot.

Best Properties on the Market

Sunday Times

2nd July 2023

Marina West, Amble

Marina West is an exclusive luxury development of beautiful chalet-style properties along the spectacular Northumberland Heritage Coastline that have been created to offer the absolute ultimate in magical escapes.

10 Fabulous Coastal Properties to Buy

Coast Magazine

1st July 2023

Hawthorn House, Hawthorn Way, Darras Hall, Ponteland, Northumberland

If you’re looking for an immaculate, individual lateral home, check out Hawthorn House, a brand new 1,850 square foot bungalow finished to an extremely high standard and clad in cedar to blend in with its surroundings.

It consists of a vast kitchen/family/dining room with an island and double and bifold doors into the garden, a utility, three ensuite bedrooms and a further double bedroom and bathroom

Property: 9 brilliant bungalows that embrace lateral living

Yahoo Finance

30th June 2023

Manor House, Weardale

A renovated and extended 1860s manor house set in large gardens. The house retains its beamed ceilings, flagstone floors and period fireplaces and the updated interiors include modern bathrooms, a country kitchen and a large orangery. 6 beds, 5 baths, recep, library with original book shelves, garden room, cellar, summer house, wood store, sheds, parking.

Houses With Orangeries

Money Week

30th June 2023

Distinguished Country House with Established Holiday Cottage Portfolio, Brampton, North Cumbria

This property is a truly sensational period country huse which sits majestically in beautiful private and secluded grounds with a portfolio of three luxury holiday cottages. The property is currently being operated as a successful lifestyle and business venture, with a stunning private home and self-catering accomodation within the cottages, benefitting from a wealth of opportunities to relax in style or explore the glorious surroundings. In all the property extends to 4.29 acres. The Grade II* Listed house was built in 1878 by celebrated architect Philip Webb, a contemporary of William Morris and Edward Burne-Jones, and one of the founding fathers of the Arts and Crafts Movement inspired by the works of John Ruskin.

Waterfront Magazine : Elite Property Portfolio

Waterfront Magazine

29th June 2023

Maiden Cross, Allendale Road, Hexham, Northumberland

This striking property contains five bedrooms, six bathrooms and a variety of wonderful features including period fireplaces, bay windows, wood panelling and intricate cornicing. Gaze at the carved ceiling in the drawing room, the stained glass window above the main staircase, and the Edwardian timber conservatory – or head outside to the exquisite gardens, which encompass vegetable beds, woodland, a stream and waterfalls, and even a charming bridge. It’s all you need and more.

The Best New Properties on the Market Now

Country & Townhouse

14th June 2023

Whitfield Place, Front Street, Wolsingham, County Durham

A renovated Grade II listed house that dates on one side to 1677 and on the other to 1327. It retains its mullioned windows, wood panelling and stone fireplaces. 3 bed, 2 baths, recep, kitchen/sitting room, garden room, south facing walled garden. £600,000+

Properties for around £600K

Money Week

9th June 2023

Maiden Cross, Allendale Road, Hexham, Northumberland

Maiden Cross, the original element of which was constructed in the 1750s, is believed to have been named for the four sanctuary crosses that would have once stood on the main roads leading to Hexham Abbey. The property has had a number of extensions with the principal ones having been completed at the beginning of the 20th century. The garden was designed by the leading Edwardian landscape architect just before WWI providing colour throughout the year and virtually complete privacy.

Making Moves : The best of this week’s property on sale

Sunday Times

11th June 2023

East Byermoor Cottage, Fellside Road, Whickham, Newcastle Upon Tyne

A substantial and beautifully updated country house with annexe, additional cottage and landscaped gardens. Entrance porch, sitting room, open-plan kitchen/dining room, family room, conservatory, utility/laundry room, larder, boot room, office, cloakroom/WC, four bedrooms, four bathrooms.
Gravelled courtyard parking, gardens, orchard, sun terrace, store, greenhouse. Fellstone Cottage with open-plan sitting/dining room, kitchen, utility room, two bedrooms, two bathrooms. Eaststone Cottage with open-plan sitting/dining room, kitchen, two bedrooms, bathroom.

On the Market

Living North June Issue

1st June 2023

Westfield House, Longhoughton, Alnwick, Northumberland

The property is a beautiful Grade II Listed former vicarage with gorgeous cottage nestled in delightful gardens and grounds. Westfield House was built in 1839 in Tudor style and noted in Nikolaus Pevsner’s Buildings of England. The property nestles in the quiet village of Longhoughton alongside St Peter and St Paul’s church which was consecrated in the Saxon era. The property has been updated and modernised to an exceptional standard, sympathetically retaining period features such as decorative cornicing, sash windows, working shutters and fireplaces, combined with high quality modern fixtures and fittings.

Elite Property Portfolio

Waterfront Issue 163

30th May 2023

Ricklees, High Spen, Rowlands Gill, Tyne and Wear

This wonderful stone cottage boasts three bedrooms, two bathrooms and two reception rooms which open onto the patio and gardens – plus, there is even a luxurious sauna. You’ll also find a separate two-bedroom bungalow. The gardens offer views of the rolling countryside with a variety of patio areas and seating options, all perfect for garden parties. You won’t want to miss out on this immaculate rural home.

Best New Properties

Country & Townhouse

31st May 2023

Hillhead House, Gibside, Burnopfield, Newcastle upon Tyne

Hillhead House is a beautiful and substantial detached period house with extensive formal gardens and established woodland. The property is nestled within the National Trust Gibside estate with remarkable views that roll away across the stunning landscape. The attractive stone under slate house dates back to 1760 and retains an abundance of character that reflects the history of the property.

Picturesque Properties Under 800K

The Week

27th May 2023

Low Donkleywood Cottage, Donkleywood, Falstone, Hexham, Northumberland

Low Donkleywood Cottage is a stunning country cottage which has been comprehensively renovated and upgraded in recent years to provide well-presented accommodation with considerable character and charm. The cottage, originally a pair of railway cottages, sits amidst glorious open countryside in the North Tyne River Valley yet close to the peaceful hamlet of Donkleywood, within easy reach of local amenities and within the Northumberland National Park, a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

Picturesque Properties Under 800K

The Week

27th May 2023

Mossknowe House, Near Gretna Green, Dumfries & Galloway

If you fancy yourself as a Georgian country gent, then Mossknowe House could be your dream home. With over nine acres of gardens and grounds, a stable block and a dressage area, this estate is made for country living. Indoors there’s high ceilings and sash windows throughout (perfect for gazing out over your land). And with the infamous Gretna Green just a short carriage ride away, you’re guaranteed all the period drama you can get. Downton – eat your heart out.

Bridgerton Style Properties: Best Georgian Houses For Sale

Country & Townhouse

18th May 2023

Superb Lifestyle & Business Opportunity, North Cumbria

Four Gables, Brampton. Built in 1878 by Philip Webb, one of the founding fathers of the Arts and Crafts movement. The property includes 3 self-contained cottages. Main suite, 3 further beds, 2 baths, kitchen/breakfast room, 3 receps, garden. £1.95m

Delightful Arts & Crafts Houses

The Week

18th May 2023

Bleach Green Farm, Alum Waters, New Brancepeth, Durham, County Durham

Believed to originally been built in about 1764, Bleach Green Farmhouse is a delightful traditional stone farmhouse that offers the ideal blend of character, original features, modern luxury and vintage chic. The heart of the three bedroom home is a hand made- farmhouse-style kitchen, with modern fitted units and ‘substantial’ central island, that leads into the striking bespoke conservatory, from which it’s possible to enjoy the gardens and grounds all year round.

The Best Rooms in the House

Country Life

18th May 2023

The Steading, Gubhill, Dumfries & Galloway

The Steading is a fantastic country estate occupying a glorious position in spectacular Dumfries & Galloway countryside. As a whole, the property offers a five/six bedroom farmhouse, three self-catering holiday lets and extensive outbuildings including barns, stores and garaging. The land at The Steading has been managed on an organic basis for over 6 years and extends to around 60 acres in all divided into 16 parcels.

Houses close to the Scottish and Welsh Borders

The Week

15th May 2023

St. Aidans, 9 Belmont Gardens, Haydon Bridge, Hexham, Northumberland

St. Aidans is a characterful stone-built detached property occupying an elevated position in Haydon Bridge with fantastic views over the village and Tyne Valley beyond. Originally built in 1893, the property has been sympathetically renovated to offer a host of period charm, with the thoughtful installation of reclaimed fireplaces in addition to original doors and period bathroom fittings.

Bricks & Mortar: What You Get For £500,000

The Times

12th May 2023

Fenham Grange & Grange Cottage, Fenham-le-Moor, Belford, Northumberland

A converted farm steading with floor-to ceiling windows, a double-height drawing room with minstrels’ gallery and an unusual tropical garden room with a water feature and bridge. 4 beds, 4 baths, 2 receps, conservatory, 2-bed cottage, gardens, greenhouse, 2 lakes, stream, wooded area, 5 acres.

This Week: properties with minstrel galleries

Money Week

15th May 2023

Bamburgh Flat, Belford Hall, Belford, Northumberland

A two-bedroom flat is for sale within Belford Hall, a Grade I listed pile that’s been converted into 16 apartments and sits in 27 acres of parkland. It’s in the village of Belford, 14 miles from Berwick upon Tweed.

Making Moves : The best of this week’s property on sale

The Sunday Times

12th May 2023

Bleach Green Farm, Alum Waters, New Brancepeth, Durham, County Durham

A traditional stone farmhouse built in 1764 and modernised by the current owners. The landscaped gardens are surrounded by manicured hedging and topiary and the grounds include ancient woodland and fishing rights on the River Deerness. 3 beds, 2 baths, recep, conservatory, stable block with hay shed, summerhouse, greenhouse, 17 acres.

This Week: properties with impressive topiary

Money Week

9th May 2023

Brookside Barn, Broomley, Stocksfield, Northumberland

A new-build home in the style of a barn in the countryside near Broomley, 19 miles west of Newcastle. It has a central open living room and kitchen/diner, and four bedrooms, all with en suites.

Making Moves : The best of this week’s property on sale

The Sunday Times

7th May 2023

Bramble House, Alston, Cumbria

Bramble House sits in three quarters of an acre in the North Pennines area of outstanding natural beauty, two miles from the market town of Alston. Its five bedrooms include a second-floor annexe apartment.

Making Moves : The best of this week’s property on sale

The Sunday Times

7th May 2023

Brookside Barn, Broomley, Stocksfield, Northumberland

Nestled in the picturesque Northumberland countryside, Brookside Barn is an exceptional property with some glorious contemporary design. The highlight of this modern conversion is its breathtaking kitchen/living space with staggering vaulted ceilings, floor-to-ceiling windows and a wood-burning stove. There are four bedrooms and five bathrooms plus a detached double garage, and the property is arranged in a horseshoe shape around a beautiful Italian-inspired courtyard – the dreamiest setting for al fresco dining and outdoor entertaining.

Best New Properties on the Market Now

Country & Townhouse

5th May 2023

Lowburn Farm, Front Street, Ireshopeburn, County Durham

A stone-built cottage with adjoining traditional barn and outbuildings in the North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. It has beamed ceilings, an inglenook fireplace with wood burning stove, flagstone floors and gardens with stone walling.

This Week: properties for around £500,000

Money Week

5th May 2023

Spa House, Hartington Road, Buxton, Derbyshire

In the centre of the spa town of Buxton, this Victorian townhouse has six bedrooms and is run as a holiday let. Characterful features inclulde large bay windows, high ceilings, traditional fire surrounds and terrazo floors.

Bricks & Mortar, ‘What 700,000 buys you in…’

The Sunday Times

4th May 2023

Willowbridge Manor, 12a Batt House Road, Stocksfield, Northumberland

Willowbridge is a superb high specification contemporary property, built in 2018 and tucked away in private gardens in one of the most desirable areas of Northumberland. Sleek and elegant interiors combine with an exceptional standard of fixtures and fittings and all the benefits of modern efficiencies to create a perfect home, including a Sonos sound system and integral entertainment system connecting five hard-wired TV outlets throughout the property.

Elite Property Portfolio: Property of the Month

Waterfront Magazine

28th April 2023

Marina West, The Wynd, Amble, Northumberland

Marina West is an exclusive luxury development of beautiful chalet-style properties along the spectacular Northumberland Heritage Coastline that have been created to offer the absolute ultimate in magical escapes. Each property has been designed and construcyed to the highest of standards, with high specification fixtures and fittings beldning perfectly with striking yet tasteful decor…The properties are avaiilable fully furnished uf desired, providing the perfect opportunity to secure a complete private getaway, or for an investor to add a stunning holiday let to their portfolio.

Elite Property Portfolio: Property of the Month

Waterfront Magazine

28th April 2023

Prospect House, 32 Albert Street, Durham, County Durham

You get period grandeur with the convenience of city living at Prospect House, a four-bedroom townhouse in Durham with views of the Obelisk monument. It’s just half a mile from the railway station.

The Best of this Week’s Property on Sale

The Sunday Times

30th April 2023

Whitfield Place, Front Street, Wolsingham, County Durham

Nestled in the delightful market town of Wolsingham, this Grade II-listed property is packed with character and charm. Period features such as wood panelling, stained glass and stone fireplaces are on show throughout, although the building has also undergone thoughtful refurbishments to allow for elegant modern living. You’ll find three substantial bedrooms, two bathrooms and three reception rooms including a snug with a vaulted, beamed ceiling and a wood-burning stove. Outside, you can stroll across the paved terrace to secluded lawns below.

Best New Properties on the Market Now

Country & Townhouse

24th April 2023

The Byre, Dilston Steadings, Corbridge, Northumberland

A barn conversion with stunning views on the outskirts of Corbridge. There are five bedrooms and oodles of entertainment space, with a large sitting room, drawing room and separate dining room.

Lustworthy homes

The Sunday Times

16th April 2023

The Greaves, Dacre, Penrith, Cumbria

The Greaves is an attractive lifestyle opportunity consisting of two seperate homes and some 25 acres of land in one of the most picturesque parts of the nation. The two properties within The Greaves consist of Bluebell House, a new-build, four-bedroom home designed in a contemporary Lakeland style, and The Farmhouse, itself a traditional Lakeland farmhouse, which offers five further bedrooms. The property also features 20 acres of high-quality farmland, currently split into five paddocks and used for livestock grazing. Greaves Beck winds gracefully through the property and the bluebells that grow on its banks inspired the name of the new property. Whether as a family home, as a holiday accomodation business, as a farm or even as all three, The Greaves offers a rare opportunity to make a new life in the northern countryside.

On the border: Properties of the Week

Country Life

12th April 2023

Meadowdale, Henshaw, Hexham, Northumberland

Meadowdale is a four-bedroom Edwardian house in the hamlet of Henshaw, 12 miles from Hexham. The two reception rooms over look the Tyne Valley; outside are six acres and several outbuildings.

Making Moves, The Best of this Week’s Property on Sale

The Sunday Times

9th April 2023

Fenham Grange & Grange Cottage, Fenham-le-Moor, Belford, Northumberland

This charming cottage is perched on the Northumbrian coastline, encompassing grounds including woodland areas, landscaped gardens and pretty terraces, as well as two lakes and a greenhouse. The property features four bedrooms including accommodation in a separate cottage. You can kick back in the handsome double-height drawing room or sip on a drink in the bar area of the cosy snug. The best part? You’ll find a glasshouse just off the kitchen, with tropical plants, a water feature and even a bridge over to the conservatory. Gardening enthusiasts, this one’s for you.

Country & Townhouse

12th April 2023

Westfield House, Longhoughton, Alnwick, Northumberland

Built in 1839, this Grade II listed former vicarage is brimming with history and character, offering period features including shutters, sash windows and decorative cornicing. You’ll notice original flagstone flooring and an ornate spindled staircase in the hallway, not to mention a handsome Inglenook fireplace in the dining room. Each of the four bedrooms provides enviable views of the gardens, and there is further accommodation in the form of a delightful cottage which showcases exposed beams and original archways. This is a rural haven like no other.

Country & Townhouse

6th April 2023

Bleach Green Farm, Alum Waters, New Brancepeth, Durham, County Durham

Bleach Green Farm is a picture-perfect stone-built former farmhouse, surrounded by 17 acres of grounds. Believed to date from 1764, it has a hand-made kitchen/dining room with an island and flagstone floor, a conservatory, sitting room, garden room, office and three bedrooms. There’s also an annex – currently used as a retail space selling vintage items and gifts, but which could become a cottage, subject to obtaining planning permission – and a stable block. The grounds include cottage, rose and herb gardens, other planted sections separated by manicured hedging and topiary, orchards and ancient woodland, and have direct access to public bridleways, cycle paths and walking trails.

Yahoo Finance

6th April 2023

The Tower Wing, Stanhope, Bishop Auckland, County Durham

There’s nothing quite like this magnificent property in County Durham which features turrets, battlements and underground rooms – all of the hallmarks of a history castle. This quirky apartment boasts three bedrooms and two bathrooms, as well as a jaw-dropping living room with arrow-slit windows. Gaze at the flagstone flooring and chandeliers in the grand foyer, or settle in front of the marble fireplace in the breathtaking drawing room before you ascend the stairs to the magnificent roof terrace with views of the countryside beyond.

Country & Townhouse

4th April 2023

The Tower Wing, Stanhope, Bishop Auckland, County Durham

The Tower Wing is a three-bedroom home in Stanhope Castle, about 20 miles west of Durham. Its fortified roots show through in turrets, battlements and a sitting room with arrow slit windows.

Making Moves, The Best of this Week’s Property on Sale

Sunday Times

2nd April 2023

Woodview, Felton, Northumberland

Woodview is an attractive detached stone-built property with a period appearance blended with the specifications and efficiences of modern construction. With expansive open living spaces, extensive and versatile bedroom accomodation and immaculate contemporary decor throughout, Woodview features impressive touches to provide hugely desirable modern living such as underfloor heating, air conditioning and solid oak doors to the ground floor.

Waterfront Magazine

31st March 2023

Guardhouse Cottage, Threlkeld, Keswick, Cumbria

A four-bedroom, three-bathroom newly built property designed to combine elements of traditional Lakeland buildings with contemporary features. It has open plan living area on the first floor, two balconies, triple glazing, a raised garden terrace and a detached garage with additional off-street parking.

Financial Times

23rd March 2023

The Greaves, Dacre, Penrith, Cumbria

This riverside property comprises a four-bedroom newly-built detached house and a five-bedroom former farmhouse. It extends to more than 25 acres and includes gardens, outbuildings and agricultural land.

Financial Times

23rd March 2023

The Mill House, Sockbridge, Penrith, Cumbria

On the edge of the Lake District National Park, the Mill House, in the Eden valley, has six bedrooms and five acres. Recently restored, it has creature comforts including an Aga and a wood-burning stove.

The Times ‘Best Places to Live’ in the UK 

The Sunday Times

26th March 2023

Demesne Hall, 10 Rectory Lane, Wolsingham, County Durham

An 1840s property with landscaped grounds that include a kitchen garden with a greenhouse, a raised sun terrace overlooking a courtyard, and various outdoor seating areas. The house has large bay windows, period fireplaces, and a kitchen with fitted cabinets and an adjoining breakfast room. 7 beds, 6 baths, 3 reception rooms, garden room, office, study, cellar, loft, 4-bed annexe, outbuildings, 1.62 acres.

Money Week

Money Week

24th March 2023

Spa House, Hartington Road, Buxton, Derbyshire

A Victorian townhouse with six bedrooms, three reception rooms, a grand fireplace and utility room in the spa town of Buxton. Outside there’s a courtyard garden and off street parking for three cars.

Making Moves, The Best of this Week’s Property on Sale

The Sunday Times

19th March 2023

Bleach Green Farm

If you’re a green-fingered horse lover, Bleach Green Farm, Alum Waters, County Durham ticks every box. This stone-built farmhouse has both stabling and grazing land, and is set within stunning gardens, including orchard, summerhouse, conservatory, cottage and herb gardens.

Channel your inner Titchmarsh: a delightful farmhouse and stable block set in a garden brimming with apples and roses

Horse & Hound

2th January 2023

Kemlyn, 6 Church Terrace, Caldbeck, Wigton, Cumbria

This cottage is in Caldbeck village, in the very north of the Lake District. A good-sized living room has French doors that open on to a garden with a decked seating area sheltered by a pergola. The country kitchen has fitted cabinets. Stairs rise from a cosy snug to a bedroom with an en suite shower room. The remaining three bedrooms and two bathrooms are accessed by the main staircase. There is off-road parking, and local treasures such as the crafts at Priest’s Mill, an 18th-century watermill.

What £450,000 buys you…

The Times – Bricks & Mortar

2nd December  2022

Greenhaugh Farm, Greenhaugh, Hexham, Northumberland

One for the stargazers – Green haugh Farm is in Northumberland’s Dark Sky Park. The newly renovated three-bedroom house sits in nearly 12 acres, including stables, kennels and woodland.

Making Moves, The Best of this Week’s Property on Sale

The Sunday Times

27th November 2022

Mill Farm, Corbridge, Northumberland

Nestled in the Tyne Valley is Mill Farm, a four-bedroom, two-bathroom farmhouse – one of three cottages on the plot. The Grade II-listed stone building has steps down to a flagged patio and then to the lawn. The garden faces south towards the Cor Burn, which runs from the River Tyne. Corbridge was the most northerly Roman town of the empire. Now deemed a village, it has a railway station with a service that runs into Newcastle and Carlisle, and is only three miles east of the market town of Hexham.

Waterside homes for sale

The Guardian

25th November 2022

3 Crown & Anchor Cottages, Horsley, Newcastle upon Tyne

Homes under £300k

A three-bedroom cottage in Horsley, Northumberland.

Is it harder to be a first-time buyer now than it was ten years ago?

The Times – Bricks & Mortar

18th November 2022

Kemlyn, 6 Church Terrace, Caldbeck, Wigton, Cumbria

A charming traditional cottage close to the Lake District National Park. Main suite, guest suite with mezzanine, 2 further beds, 2 showers, kitchen, snug, recep, garden, parking.

Properties of the week: rural retreats for £650,000 or less

The Week

18th November 2022

Sadberge, Hall Sadberge Road, Middleton St. George, County Durham
With 41 acres of land centred around the majestic Victorian Grade II-listed Sadberge Hall, this estate on the outskirts of Darlington is the perfect rural retreat. The main house exudes the charm of the Queen Anne style and the impressive exterior is matched by the characterful interior. With five bedrooms, a leisure suite, including a swimming pool, spa and sauna, and a self-contained apartment on the second floor, the home is versatile and ideal for entertaining or family living. Outside, the extensive gardens and grounds are perfect for those with equestrian interests, with a riding school, Monarch horse walker, all-weather canter track and impressive stabling. If that’s not enough, the gate lodge by the driveway entrance offers three further bedrooms and there are 10 acres of gardens and grounds.

Properties of the week

Country Life

26th November 2022

Mayfield, Barrasford, Hexham, Northumberland

North East
Chollerton, Northumberland

A rural village on the River Tyne about six miles north of Hexham and set in picturesque countryside with Hadrian’s Wall and Kielder Water close by.

“The spectacular Northumberland coast can be reached within an hour and there are excellent restaurants in the area, including two with Michelin stars,” said Ryan Eve of Finest Properties. “Hexham has a wide range of retail and services together with a hospital, while Newcastle is within easy reach.”

England’s best villages where house prices could still rise

The Telegraph

11th November 2022

Forest Lodge, Knitsley, County Durham

A four-bedroom detached house in County Durham – ideal for rinsing off the mud after your dog has explored the property’s 11-acre plot.

In the dog house: how pets are reshaping the property market

The Spectator

28th October 2022

Eden Bank, Wetheral, Carlisle, Cumbria

Nestled within acres of extensive landscaped gardens and mature woodland is Eden Bank, a Grade II listed detached Georgian property with a wonderful variety of outdoor spaces to escape the hustle and bustle of modern life. The accommodation in Eden Bank is truly impressive, with substantial reception rooms and bedrooms arranged over the two upper floors and a grand stone portico entrance which opens to the entrance hall with access to the principal reception rooms from both sides. The spectacular drawing room is filled with natural light from full-height sash windows providing an overall bright and airy atmosphere throughout.

The Best New Homes on the Market

Country & Town House

24th October 2022

Low House, Keekle, Cleator Moor, Cumbria

Set in the west Cumbrian countryside, Low House, near Cleator Moor on the western edge of the Lake District National Park, is made up of a main house and a four-bedroom annexe. The property has been in the same family for more than 60 years and it stands in just over one acre of gardens extending to the edge of the River Keekle, over which the property has fishing rights. According to the selling agents: ‘An impressive range of outbuildings sit to the north of the property and offer tremendous development potential’ They currently include storerooms, a kitchen and an office space that are all well maintained and serviced by power, water and-usefully-WiFi.

Properties of the week

Country Life

19th October 2022

Croydon Cottage, Thorngrafton, Hexham, Northumberland

Croydon (no, not there!) Cottage is nestled in the glorious Tyne Valley. The three-bedroom bolt hole with a separate artists’ studio is in Thorngrafton, an easy yomp away from Hadrian’s Wall.

Lustworthy homes on sale in the UK

The Sunday Times

16th October 2022

Hillhead House, Gibside, Burnopfield, Newcastle upon Tyne

Gibside estate is 291 hectares (720 acres) of landscaped Georgian grounds to the south-west of Newcastle, now run by the National Trust. Nestled within it, and with access to a network of tree-lined pathways that are popular in the autumn, is the slate and stone Hillhead House, which dates back to 1760. The five-bedroom, two-bathroom home sits within its own impressive plot with a formal walled garden, rose gardens, manicured lawns, box hedging and woods. It also includes a stone-built stable.

Homes for sale near woods

The Guardian

14th October 2022

Manor House, Weardale

A Victorian manor house in the Weardale Valley with spectacular views, four-poster beds and its own bar.

Country Life

10th October 2022

Snaisgill House, Snaisgill Road, Middleton-in-Teesdale, Barnard Castle, County Durham

Get away from it all in this stylishly decorated stone-built farmhouse in Middleton-in-Teesdale, ten miles from Barnard Castle. The five-bedroom home has a paddock and outbuildings.

Lustworthy homes on sale in the UK

The Sunday Times

9th October 2022

Mossknowe House, Near Gretna Green, Dumfries & Galloway

Few people can resist the romance of a country estate. This nine-bedroom Georgian house near Gretna Green is notable for its fantastic, far reaching views. There are stables, a dressage arena and a paddock, and the land extends to 7.78 acres with more fields and woodland available by separate negotiation.

Escape to the estate

Vogue

September 2022

The Old Forge, Hedley on the Hill, Stocksfield, Northumberland

Dating from the 17th century, the Old Forge was extended in the 1970s and today has four bedrooms and three bathrooms, with a rambling garden suitable for a growing family. Downstairs has kept its open-plan layout despite renovation, with a separate kitchen, a dining room, a sitting room and a garden room with sofas and views on to the garden. There’s a pub in the village, the Feathers Inn, and a primary school in nearby Stocksfield, which also has a golf course, a post office, a doctor’s surgery and a cricket club.

First-time buyer homes for sale under new stamp duty bands

The Guardian

30th September 2022

Superb Lifestyle & Business Opportunity, North Cumbria

A period country home in north east Cumbria, with a portfolio of three luxury holiday cottages. This is a luxurious self-contained cottage with exceptional outdoor spaces, formal gardens, expansive lawns and a large pond. There is also substantial outdoor seating areas to enjoy the sun throughout the day all times of the year. This property features contemporary designs with high quality fittings and adaptions with a private drive serving the main house and a second parallel drive for the cottages ensuring privacy for all residence.

The Best New Homes on the Market

Country & Town House

26th September 2022

Dalehead, 24 Cade Hill Road, Stocksfield, Northumberland

Dalehead is a grand detached Edwardian house set within extensive gardens and mature grounds. Originally built in 1907, this property is not only rich in history but also has successfully retained periodic features which adds character to the overall property. With perfect fittings and spacious interiors, this property provides an ideal al fresco area to enjoy the spectacular views over the open countryside. Dalehead also features a characterful hut with a woodburning stove and a bar for luxurious outdoor entertaining and relaxing.

The Best New Homes on the Market

Country & Town House

26th September 2022

Woodside House, Waberthwaite, Millom, Cumbria

Set in two acres in the Lake District National Park, Woodside House is a traditional farmhouse with four bedrooms, and outbuildings in need of renovation.

Lustworthy homes on sale in the UK

The Sunday Times

14th August 2022

Greystoke Castle, Greystoke, Penrith, Cumbria

An Englishman’s home could be your (temporary) castle if you stump up the rent for grade II* listed Greystoke Castle, five miles from Penrith. It has seven bedrooms and six reception rooms.

Lustworthy homes on sale in the UK

The Sunday Times

7th August 2022

Pine House, Hepscott, Morpeth, Northumberland

Have a growing family and craving space? Pine House is a former 1930s maternity home at Hepscott Park, roughly three miles south of the town of Morpeth. The ground floor has an open-plan kitchen/diner, a snug, a drawing room and a library as well as two self-contained annexes. There is a heated indoor hydrotherapy pool and a leisure suite, which has a hot tub. Upstairs there are six bedrooms (two with en suite bathrooms) and a shower room. Set behind electric gates, 1.16 acres of private grounds include a summerhouse, kids’ play area and decked terrace for eating alfresco.

What £1.7 million buys you in…

The Times – Bricks & Mortar

5th August 2022

Halliwell Dene Hall, Hexham, Northumberland

An 1820s, Grade II-listed mansion with an outdoor heated swimming pool and pool house with a sauna and bar area. The house has an open-plan breakfast kitchen with an Aga. 5 beds, 4 baths, 3 receps, study, gym, 1-bed annexe.

This week: houses with swimming pools

MoneyWeek

17th June 2022

Bristol House, Langley-on-Tyne, Hexham, Northumberland

Overlooking the Langley Dam, this property was once owned by the author Catherine Cookson, who described its situation as “probably one of the most beautiful areas of Northumberland”. Main suite, 4 further beds (3 en suite), shower room, kitchen/breakfast room, 4 receps, study, garden room, gardens, double garage.

Properties of the week: homes in areas of outstanding natural beauty

The Week

17th June 2022

Mossknowe House, Near Gretna Green, Dumfries & Galloway

Mossknowe House, Kirkpatrick-Fleming, Lockerbie. An impressive early-Georgian mansion set in spectacular gardens within some 40 acres. 7 suites, 2 further beds, 2 baths, kitchen, dining room, 5 receps, stables, gardens.

Properties of the week: eight Georgian gems on the market

The Week

10th June 2022

Hope Springs House, Matterdale, Penrith, Cumbria

Hope Springs, Matterdale, Penrith, Cumbria. A converted school building in the Lake District National Park with views over Lakeland Fells. The property has been restored and enlarged and it has wood and tiled floors, vaulted beamed ceilings and the grand original school windows. 4 beds, dressing room, 3 baths, recep, open-plan living area/kitchen, utility, gym, 1-bed lodge, parking, gardens, 2.11 acres.

This week: properties for around £2m

MoneyWeek

10th June 2022

Halliwell, Dene Hall Hexham, Northumberland

It’s a piece of the North East’s literary history – as well as being a beautiful five-bed house in an amazing location. Up for sale for £850,000, Bristol House, in Langley-on-Tyne, near Hexham, was once home to bestselling Tyneside-born author Catherine Cookson, who live there for ten years, up to 1991.

The Best Georgian Houses On The Market Now

Country & Town House

7th June 2022

Hope Springs House, Matterdale, Penrith, Cumbria

Hope Springs House is a stunning property situatedwithin the Lake District National Park with lovely views and excellent access to Carlisle, Penrith and the M6. Thoughtfully created from a former school, the character of the original building has been retained with the addition of superb modern craftsmanship by local tradesmen.

Elite Property Portfolio

Waterfront

30th May 2022

Bristol House, Langley-on-Tyne, Hexham, Northumberland

Bristol House near Hexham was home to the author Catherine Cookson, who adored the surrounding North Pennines landscape. It has five bedrooms and superfast broadband.

Lustworthy homes on sale in the UK

The Sunday Times

29th May 2022

Prospect Grange Farm, Corbridge, Northumberland

Prospect Grange Farm, extending to around 262.93 acres of superb farmland and a stunning new build farmhouse, has been launched to the market.

A superb farm with 260 acres and modern facilities suited to wintering cattle and lambing

Farming Life Online

27th May 2022

Mossknowe House, Near Gretna Green, Dumfries & Galloway

If you fancy yourself as a Georgian country gent, then Mossknowe house could be your dream home. With over 40 acres of gardens and grounds, a stable block and a dressage area, this estate is made for country living. Indoors there’s high ceilings and sash windows throughout (perfect for gazing out over your land). And with the infamous Gretna Green just a short carriage ride away, you’re guaranteed all the period drama you can get. Downton – eat your heart out.

The Best Georgian Houses On The Market Now

Country & Town House

27th May 2022

Foldgate Farm, Corney, Millom, Cumbria. A modernised traditional farmhouse and converted barn in the Lake District National Park. It is currently run as a holiday home and the land has been let out to local farmers. The house has wood floors, beamed ceilings and exposed stone walls. 11 beds, 4 baths, 2 receps, 2 outbuildings, stable block, barbecue areas, wildlife garden and beck, paddocks, 22.42 acres.

This week: properties with stables

MoneyWeek

13th May 2022

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