A striking period farmhouse with south facing garden on the edge of a popular Northumberland village
Accommodation in Brief
Entrance Porch | Entrance Hall | Drawing Room | Dining Room | Sitting Room | Kitchen/Breakfast Room | Rear Entrance Porch | Utility Room | Downstairs Shower Room | Four Bedrooms (Two with En-suite Shower Rooms) | Family Bathroom | Guest Suite with En-suite Bathroom
South Facing Garden | Enclosed Yard | Two Stables | Tack Room
The Old Farmhouse, constructed of Yorkshire stone, occupies a prominent position on the edge of the popular village of Slaley. The property has undergone extensive renovation throughout by the current owners as well as having the addition of a recently constructed wing, which gives the potential for separate annexe accommodation. A host of features have been retained throughout with wooden doors, original cornicing, decorative ceiling roses and the original wooden flooring which offers a stunning contrast to the Ladycross flag stone floor; all of which sympathetically blend with the features of modern day living.
An elegant glazed porch sits to the front elevation of the property giving a naturally bright and welcoming entrance to the main house. Victorian style tiles flow through to the entrance hall, with a part glazed wooden door allowing access. The entrance hall, with stairs to the first floor, gives access to the downstairs accommodation with the two main reception rooms sitting to the front. The drawing room, with its high ceiling and decorative plasterwork, offers a formal entertaining space focused around an open fire with outlook over the garden and views beyond. The dining room also sits to the front elevation, with original wooden flooring and features a stunning inglenook fireplace with Ladycross stone encompassing a stove style gas fire.
The kitchen breakfast room overlooks the yard to the rear and is fitted with a fabulous handmade oak kitchen with complementary granite worktops offering a Belfast sink and integral dishwasher. A gas 2-door Aga is set within an inglenook whilst a larder cupboard is built into what is believed to be a former doorway. The kitchen offers ample space for a table and chairs whilst the rear entrance porch, which leads off the kitchen, lends itself to more everyday access. A downstairs shower room with shower cubicle, wash hand basin and WC complete the downstairs accommodation within the original house.
The stairs lead from the entrance hall to the first floor with access to the bedroom accommodation which is split over two levels. Two generous bedrooms sit to the front of the property, both enjoying fabulous views over the countryside as well as benefitting from en-suite shower rooms. Two further bedrooms are located at the back of the house, both of which are served by a generous family bathroom with shower, bath, wash hand basin and WC.
A recently constructed wing naturally blends with the original farmhouse extending all aspects of the living accommodation and giving potential for an annexe. A truly stunning sitting room, with Oak flooring and wood burning stove set in an inglenook, offers a calm and relaxing space with French doors leading onto the garden. A spacious utility room sits opposite with a range of fitted units, stainless steel sink unit, plumbing for a washing machine and space for an under counter freezer.
A secondary staircase leads to a generous guest suite with a vaulted ceiling and stunning views to the south. An en-suite bathroom is fitted with an enchanting roll top bath, wash hand basin and WC with Velux sky light windows filling the room with an abundance of natural light.
The enclosed rear yard, with wooden vehicle gate and additional hand gate, allows parking for several vehicles. A useful gardeners WC is set within a stone outbuilding, also providing adjacent storage space.
A wooden stable is currently used as a tack room, with feed room behind, whilst two stables have been cleverly installed within the former garage. The garage could easily be reinstated and offers power, lighting and a roller door.
The south facing garden is enclosed within a stone wall boundary with a variety of well-established plants, shrubs and trees adding to the privacy. The garden is laid mainly to lawn with a variety of graveled paths meandering through with two wooden Pergolas giving height and interest. A greenhouse sits to the side of the property along with a wooden gate which leads out to the drive.
An enclosed paddock of approximately 3.8 acres is available by separate negotiation. The paddock is located close to the property and is enclosed within both a stone wall and fenced boundary, a field shelter is located at one edge and the field has water connected.
Slaley is a popular village and offers an excellent range of conveniences with a village school, village shop, public house and Slaley Hall hotel offering excellent restaurant and leisure facilities. Nearby Hexham provides more services with large supermarkets, a good choice of comprehensive and private schooling, hospital and a further choice of shops and eateries. For commuters the A1, A69, Newcastle Airport and city centre are all extremely accessible.
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