Sandy Bank, Riding Mill, Northumberland
  1.19 Acres  6  4  3

A handsome and substantial property with beautiful gardens in a desirable Tyne Valley village

Guide Price

Key Features

  • Substantial Detached Property
  • Elegant Décor
  • Expansive Accommodation
  • Flexible Annexe
  • Beautiful Landscaped Gardens
  • Around 1.19 Acres in All
  • Desirable Village Location

Accommodation in Brief
Ground Floor
Entrance Vestibule | Reception Hall | Drawing Room | Sitting Room | Dining Room | Kitchen/Breakfast Room | Utility Room | Cloakroom & WC | Store Room | WC | Annexe Bedroom

First Floor
Principal Bedroom with En-suite Bathroom | Guest Bedroom with En-suite Shower Room | Three Further Bedrooms | Bathroom | Airing Cupboard

Expansive Gardens | Patio | Orchard | Raised Planting Beds | Greenhouse | Log Store | Workshop | Two Stables | Horseshoe Driveway & Parking | Around 1.19 Acres in All

The Property
Overdene is a handsome and substantial detached property occupying sweeping beautiful gardens in a prime location in the heart of a thriving Tyne Valley village. The fine double fronted house boasts striking bay windows with lovely climbing roses and wisteria bringing colour and charm, with the graceful exterior giving way to elegant and stylish interiors that marry traditional elements with high quality fixtures and fittings and an impressive specification.

There are two everyday entrances from the horseshoe driveway at the rear of the property, each sheltered beneath a pretty portico. The main entrance leads through a vestibule with eye-catching stained glass internal glazing to the grand reception hall.  Solid wood flooring runs the length of the hall and an original fireplace sits to one side. The hall is filled with light that pours through more stained glass windows that rise with the wide staircase to the first floor. There is a practical cloakroom with adjoining WC and a large walk-in store room to one end.

Three fabulous reception rooms span the front elevation of Overdene, all capturing the southerly outlook over the gardens. The drawing room and dining room sit to either side, each with a magnificent bay window and an original fireplace. The central sitting room also has a fireplace, and all three feature high ceilings that add to the sense of space. Between them, the reception rooms provide a host of relaxing and entertaining space.

Modern living habits are catered for in the warm and welcoming kitchen/breakfast room. With so much family life revolving around the kitchen, this is sure to be a hub for cooking, dining and enjoying quality time. Bespoke fitted cabinetry in heritage palettes houses a range of quality appliances with a contrasting light wood central island and an AGA tucked in an inglenook. The kitchen flows into a comfortable seating and dining area warmed by a woodburning stove and illuminated by windows to three sides. A handy WC is off to one side. Adjoining the kitchen is a generous utility room with additional sink, more storage and space for white goods. There is external access to both front and rear, with onward access to the annexe bedroom.

The annexe bedroom has a vaulted ceiling, bamboo flooring and simple, modern décor, along with French doors that open to the patio. The bedroom is served by an en-suite shower room. The bedroom can be closed off to offer private accommodation, and this could be further expanded by using the utility room to create a kitchen area.

The light and open first floor landing leads to five generous bedrooms. The three largest are ranged across the front elevation, including the splendid principal bedroom. A bay window frames views over the treetops to the far horizon. The en-suite bathroom is simply gorgeous. A freestanding bath is complemented by an open wet room area with varied tiling defining the areas. The wash hand basin is mounted on a stand with matching tiling and a WC completes the suite.

The guest bedroom also benefits from a bay window and is served by a modern en-suite shower room. The remaining three bedrooms offer great versatility, and are served by a family bathroom with suite comprising bath, separate shower, wash hand basin set in a vanity unit, WC and heated towel rail. The bathroom finish continues the high standard found throughout Overdene.

Overdene stands in expansive gardens and grounds extending in all to around 1.19 acres. A gravelled horseshoe curves to the rear of the house, passing around an area of lawn with tall mature trees to the boundary. There is space to park numerous vehicles. To one side of the driveway is the workshop with two adjoining stables. This substantial outbuilding blends sympathetically with the appearance of the main house and provides excellent storage. The outbuilding was originally a garage, and could be used as such again, as the wide doors slide open.

The main gardens are to the front of the house to make the most of the southerly aspect. A gravelled terrace runs across the front of the house before the open lawns fall away with a gentle slope that highlights the standing of the property. A variety of established tree species shelter the gardens, whilst also adding to the vivid colours of the rhododendron. Vibrant plantings and shrubs dot the gardens and there is also a small orchard.

A flagged patio overlooks the garden with space for al fresco dining and entertaining. For the keen cottage gardener there are raised vegetable planting beds and a greenhouse, with a log store to one side. Beyond the lawns are less formal gardens offering a haven for wildlife amongst the woodland.

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

For schooling, there is a First School in the village, along with an outdoor Pre-school. There is an excellent Middle School in Corbridge and senior schooling is offered in Hexham. There are also renowned private schools in the vicinity with Mowden Hall Preparatory School just outside Corbridge that provides education from nursery up to 13 years together, with a selection of day schools in Newcastle.

For the commuter, the A69 provides excellent access to Newcastle to the east and Carlisle to the west and onward access to the A1 and M6. The rail station in Riding Mill provides regular cross-country services to Newcastle and Carlisle, where connecting main line services are available to major UK cities north and south. Newcastle International Airport is also within easy reach.

Approximate Mileages
Corbridge 3.0 miles | Hexham 6.1 miles | Newcastle International Airport 15.4 miles | Newcastle City Centre 16.0 miles

Wayleaves, Easements & Rights of Way
The property is being sold subject to all existing wayleaves, easements and rights of way, whether or not specified within the sales particulars.

Agents Note to Purchasers
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