A stunning country house with equestrian facilities, set in over 8.5 acres with far-reaching views
Accommodation in Brief
Reception Hall | Kitchen/Breakfast Room | Drawing Room | Sitting Room | Rear Hall | Cloakroom/WC | Utility Room | Boot Room | Master Bedroom Suite | Three Further Bedrooms | Bathroom | Shower Room
Double Garage | Car Ports/Stores | Traditional Stables & Stores | Garden | Paddock and Woodland | Manège
Grangemoor House is a stunning country house close to the village of Scots Gap and enjoys open views over glorious Northumberland countryside and towards Shaftoe Craggs. The property has been renovated in recent years and period details such as fireplaces and panelled doors have been retained and now blend with modern conveniences. The house is beautifully presented and offers well-proportioned, flexible accommodation with the benefit of an extensive range of traditional outbuildings/stables and equestrian facilities.
The welcoming, double-height reception hall has a grand staircase leading to the first floor galleried landing and gives access to the well-proportioned main reception rooms which both have a southerly aspect. The hall could provide a stunning and atmospheric formal dining area if required. The dual-aspect drawing room enjoys garden views and has a gas fire set in a wood surround, while the everyday sitting room has a multi-fuel stove set in an inglenook and has attractive fitted storage to both alcoves. The bright and spacious kitchen/breakfast room spans the depth of the house and provides a real hub to the home. The kitchen is fitted with an excellent range of green units with a combination of granite and wood work surfaces, double Belfast sink, two-oven oil-fired AGA and integrated dishwasher. There is a fitted window seat offering views over the front garden and ample space for a dining table and informal sitting area in the bay window with views out to the private rear courtyard. Further ancillary rooms located off the rear hall include a cloakroom/WC, utility room and good-sized boot room.
The first floor galleried landing has two windows which offer stunning, far-reaching elevated rural views and bathe the landing and stairs with natural light. The master bedroom suite, located at one end of the house, provides a spacious bedroom with exposed beams, walk-in dressing room fitted with an excellent range of hanging and shelved storage, together with an en-suite with walk-in shower, twin wash hand basins and WC. There are three further bedrooms, all enjoying a southerly aspect and open views, one of which benefits from a range of fitted wardrobes. These bedrooms are served by a generous bathroom and separate shower room. The bathroom is fitted with a double-ended, ball and claw foot bath, wash hand basin, bidet and WC. The shower room has a shower, wash hand basin set on a vanity unit offering storage, bidet and WC.
Grangemoor House is approached through a gated entrance that opens to a private drive which leads to a parking and turning area to the side of the house and the garaging. There is a substantial double garage with traditional timber folding doors that benefits from light and power, together with a double open car port and adjacent additional stores.
An attractive stone archway from the parking area leads to the rear enclosed double courtyard which offers an extensive range of substantial stores currently providing workshop, potting/plant and Gardener’s WC, together with four stables, a tack room and tractor store/hay barn. The range of stores could be adapted to additional stables if required, or could be converted to provide a home office or accommodation for a dependent relative, subject to the necessary planning consents.
The well-maintained and enclosed formal garden lies mainly to the front of the house with rolling lawn, mature borders and beds that are well-stocked with flowers and shrubs, together with a productive orchard. Mature trees at the boundary offer privacy and there are terraces that have been positioned to fully appreciate the views and tranquil setting which also offer ideal outdoor entertaining areas.
An area of woodland links the stabling/courtyard with the paddock and manège. The paddock, which amounts to around 7.4 acres, is watered and has well-maintained fence and hedge boundaries. The manège (40m x 20m) has a sand and rubber base and provides an ideal riding arena for use all year round. In all the house sits in garden and grounds of around 8.66 acres.
Scots Gap is a popular and peaceful village in mid-Northumberland set amidst stunning countryside yet well-placed for access to amenities and regional centres. The village offers excellent local facilities with a village shop, doctor’s surgery and the renowned Robson & Cowan Country Store. For the outdoor enthusiast the area is a haven for wildlife and there are excellent country walks and bridleways nearby. The market towns of Morpeth and Rothbury provide a wider range of local retail, professional, health and leisure facilities. Newcastle is also within easy reach and provides further comprehensive cultural, educational, recreational and shopping facilities.
For schooling, there are First Schools in nearby Cambo and Belsay, while there is a choice of senior schooling available in Morpeth, Ponteland and Rothbury. In addition Mowden Hall Preparatory School near Corbridge provides private education from nursery up to 13 years and there are private day schools in Newcastle and Morpeth.
For the commuter, the A1 provides excellent access to Newcastle in the south and north to Scotland. The rail station at Morpeth provides regular main line east coast services. Newcastle International Airport is also within easy reach.
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