An imposing country house recently constructed to a high specification with stunning views
Accommodation in Brief
Entrance Hall | Drawing Room | Cloakroom/WC | Kitchen/Breakfast Room | Dining Room | Leisure Complex | Master Bedroom with En-suite | Two Double Bedrooms with En-suite | Two Further Double Bedrooms | Billiard Room | Gym | Store Room | WC | Shower Room | Utility Room | Boiler Room
Double Garage | Gardens | Paddock | Around 4.4 Acres
Additional Plot with Planning Permission Available by Separate Negotiation
The Pastures is an impressive country house built from local Doddington stone, situated in around 4.4 acres of private grounds and with magnificent views across the Glendale Valley to the Cheviot Hills. This thoughtfully-designed home offers flexible accommodation with high-quality fixtures and fittings throughout, including a feature mahogany staircase, solid mahogany doors, Heritage/Burlington bathroom fittings and mahogany, stone and slate flooring.
Started in 2000 and built with outstanding attention to detail, the exterior finish is Doddington stone, natural stone roof with aluminium powder-coated rainwater system and mahogany sash windows with double-glazing, all in keeping with the traditional aesthetics of the area. The Pastures offers great flexibility for contemporary living in a bright and spacious setting with approximately 5800 ft² of floor space.
An entrance hall with panelled door in a hand-carved stone archway and sandstone flooring offers access to the main reception rooms and the magnificent galleried staircase. Double doors lead to the drawing room with unique stone inglenook fireplace and beamed ceilings. This triple-aspect room is flooded with light and provides stunning views of the surrounding countryside.
The traditionally designed kitchen/breakfast room features a comprehensive range of hand-crafted fitted oak units all with granite work surfaces including a large central island. The 1930′s-style electric Aga is set in a feature brick chimney breast and is complemented by a Kohler porcelain double sink and Franke stainless steel sink with waste disposal unit, as well as integrated fridge, freezer and dishwasher. The worktops are pre-cut for cooking appliances, allowing the buyer freedom of choice and flexibility.
The elegant dining room offers further formal entertaining space, and the ground floor also features a stunning and expansive leisure complex. The space has been prepared for an indoor swimming pool, but provides enormous scope for a variety of possible uses, such as a cinema room or gym.
To the first floor there are three double bedrooms, all accessed from the spacious gallery landing and all with en-suite facilities. The dual aspect master bedroom features a stone fireplace with sandstone mural. The en-suite bathroom is fully tiled and fitted with whirlpool bath with shower over, twin hand basins set in mahogany vanity unit, heated towel rail, WC and bidet. Both other bedrooms are finished to the same immaculate standards, one with en-suite bathroom and the second with en-suite shower room. Completing the bedroom accommodation are two further double bedrooms on the second floor, both with attractive beamed ceilings and flooded with light from gable end windows and skylights. These bedrooms have the provision for the installation of en-suite facilities, offering the option of five double bedrooms all with en-suite.
The lower ground floor provides a wealth of modern living options. The stunning billiard room has mahogany paneled walls and a full-size Riley Aristocrat snooker table with dedicated lighting. A multi-functional room is offers the space and opportunity to be utilized as a gym, wine cellar, home cinema, study or library to meet a buyer’s requirements, whilst a second such room could easily become a sauna or simply a storage area. The practical utility room is fitted with a range of antique pine wall and floor storage alongside a double Belfast sink. An American-style top-loader washing machine, tumble dryer, fridge and freezer are available by separate negotiation with the vendor. All appliances are new and unused. The lower ground floor is completed by the boiler room and served by a useful WC with corner hand basin and a separate shower room.
The Pastures is approached through a pillared gateway with electronically operated double cast iron gates and an intercom system. The gravelled driveway leads to the integral double garage, which has electric roller doors, lighting, power and space for workshop facilities. The garage has convenient access from the utility room.
The gardens extend to around one acre and wrap around the property. A lawned terrace to the front of The Pastures offers an ideal space for outdoor entertaining or to appreciate the tranquil setting and views across the Glendale Valley. Beyond the terrace, gently sloping lawns reach down to a peaceful stream flowing through the grounds. A bridge crossing the stream from the garden leads to a paddock which is fenced and ideal for equestrian use.
A further fantastic opportunity is available in the form of an additional plot of land extending to around 0.4 acres (available by separate negotiation). This idyllic location is within walking distance of The Pastures and benefits from fully approved and implemented planning permission for a three to five bedroom traditional style home. This could offer accommodation for family, or a potential income stream as a holiday let, subject to obtaining the necessary consents.
The plot has beautiful surrounding woodland, a small stream and views of the surrounding countryside. Power, water and drainage are already available at the site, and there is the option to purchase traditional building stone, again by separate negotiation.
The charming village of Doddington rests in the Glendale Valley close to the Northumberland National Park, overlooking the Cheviot Hills yet conveniently close to both Wooler and Berwick-upon-Tweed. Doddington has become renowned for the successful Doddington Dairy, which produces artisan cheese and ice cream that is recognized nationwide.
The attractive local market town of Wooler provides a range of day-to-day amenities, including shops, restaurants, cafes, public houses, health centre and library. There are abundant opportunities for sports and leisure enthusiasts, with Wooler Golf Club set in spectacular scenery and a range of further sporting clubs including cricket, angling, shooting, cycling and running. Berwick upon Tweed is within easy reach and provides further comprehensive cultural, educational, recreational and shopping facilities.
For schooling there are First and Middle Schools in Wooler while senior schooling is available in Berwick-upon-Tweed. In addition, Longridge Towers School is situated just outside Berwick-upon-Tweed and provides private education from nursery up to 18 years.
The railway station at Berwick-upon-Tweed provides regular services to both Newcastle and Edinburgh, which in turn link to main line services to other major UK cities north and south. Newcastle International Airport is also within reach.
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