A charming country house with cottage nestled in extensive gardens and grounds in a highly desirable and convenient location
Accommodation in Brief
The Main House
Drawing Room | Reception Hall | Dining Room | Sitting Room | Study | Breakfasting Kitchen | Utility Room | Cloakroom | Boiler Room | Master Bedroom | Six Further Bedrooms | Three Bathrooms | Store Rooms | Loft
Entrance Hall | Bathroom | Kitchen/Dining Room | Sitting Room | Bedroom
Sitting Room | Kitchen | Two Bedrooms | Bathroom | Parking | Gardens
Parking | Garaging | Landscaped Gardens | Tennis Court | Courtyard | Stables | Office | Outbuildings | Woodland | House, Grounds and Land Extending to around 21 Acres
The Main House
Shildon is a substantial country house offering a truly fabulous rural lifestyle on the outskirts of the highly desirable Tyne Valley village of Corbridge. Beautiful landscaped gardens and extensive grounds combine to offer a compact country estate, which provides all the attractions of living in the country whilst simultaneously offering convenient access to the popular market town of Hexham and Newcastle beyond.
The estate benefits from a picturesque setting with sensational views and comprises a seven-bedroom property with attached apartment annexe, a detached two-bedroom cottage, landscaped gardens and tennis court, stables and outbuildings, woodland and grazing land, in total extending to approximately 21 acres. Believed to have been originally constructed in the 1870s, and then extended and altered around 1910, the main house is an impressive country home offering delightful living accommodation with an abundance of character and charm throughout. The generously-proportioned and versatile living space has been well-maintained by the current owners and retains a wealth of period features such as exposed timber beams, wooden floors, feature fireplaces with attractive period surrounds, timber Yorkshire sash windows and large bay windows.
To the ground floor there is a breakfasting kitchen with a spacious and versatile utility and boot room. The four reception rooms to the front of the property are substantial in size, offering a wood-burning stove and stunning views over the landscaped gardens and countryside beyond. A further reception room is used as a study and a cloakroom completes the downstairs accommodation. Two separate staircases lead to the first floor where the master bedroom benefits from a large feature bay window offering breath-taking rural views. There are six further bedrooms, three bathrooms, a large boarded loft and a wealth of useful storage space.
The Bothy is an attached annexe apartment with a private entrance. To the ground floor there is an entrance hall and bathroom. Stairs lead to the first floor where there is a kitchen, sitting room and bedroom.
A delightful detached cottage is set in its own gardens with dedicated parking. The spacious and versatile living accommodation offers an entrance hall, kitchen, sitting room, two bedrooms and bathroom.
A long drive leads from a five-bar gate, past fields and woodland to arrive in a generous courtyard area with parking for multiple vehicles and access to extensive garaging. The main house is surrounded by expansive landscaped gardens, which are mainly laid to lawn and have been carefully designed to enhance the idyllic setting. There are a variety of different spaces to enjoy the tranquil surroundings including a delightful stone terrace ideally suited to alfresco dining and entertaining. Mixed woodland with beautiful rhododendrons adds to the privacy of the gardens and grounds and there is also a substantial vegetable patch and a productive orchard. Around 15 acres of grazing land, ideal for horses, extends to the front of the property, whilst to the rear there is a large and pleasant courtyard leading to several outbuildings including a converted office, four stables, a garden store, four further store rooms, an outside WC, and a coal and oil store. The garaging is extensive and provides parking for multiple vehicles.
The property is located in a private and peaceful position close to Corbridge and the Military Road. The beautiful surrounding area provides walks, riding and other country pursuits, with golf courses, sports clubs and Hexham Racecourse within easy reach. Matfen Hall and Close House offer excellent leisure, spa and golfing facilities. The popular Tyne Valley village of Corbridge offers a variety of shops, a renowned delicatessen, cafes, pubs and restaurants, doctors’ and dentist surgeries, a veterinary surgery, a petrol station and professional services. The market town of Hexham offers a full range of day-to-day amenities with several supermarkets, a good range of shops and restaurants, theatre, cinema, leisure centre, doctors’ and dentist surgeries, a petrol station, professional services and a hospital. Newcastle City Centre is within easy reach and provides comprehensive cultural, educational, recreational and shopping facilities.
For schooling, there are First and Middle Schools in Corbridge with senior schooling offered in both Prudhoe and Hexham. In addition, Mowden Hall Preparatory School is close by, providing private education from nursery up to 13 years, and there is a wide choice of private day schools and further education in Newcastle.
For the commuter, the Military Road and the A69 provide excellent access to Newcastle to the east and Carlisle to the west, with onward access to the A1 and M6 respectively. Newcastle International Airport is also easily accessible, as is Newcastle Central Station. The rail station in Corbridge provides regular cross-country services, which in turn link to other mainline services to major UK cities north and south.
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