A compact country estate with private five acre lake and historic parkland in a truly magnificent setting
Westside Farm is a unique country estate occupying a truly beautiful setting within the Northumberland countryside. Situated close to the highly desirable historic village of Newton in the Tyne Valley, the estate provides a fabulous rural lifestyle whilst simultaneously offering convenient access to the popular historic market towns of Corbridge and Hexham, and Newcastle beyond. In its entirety, Westside Farm offers a six-bedroom farmhouse with landscaped gardens, a tennis court (with potential, subject to the necessary consents), land extending to approximately 150 acres, lakes with adjacent woodland and an historic boathouse along with a substantial individually-designed lakeside lodge, a large detached building currently used as an art gallery (with planning permission and woodland to the rear) and a large agricultural building (with planning permission, woodland and a field). There have been many private shoots enjoyed at Westside Farm in the past and the property has huge scope for a lifestyle business opportunity.
Lot 1: Westside Farmhouse, gardens and grounds
Lot 2: Land in front of farmhouse, extending to approximately 30 acres
Lot 3: Tennis court (with planning potential)
Lot 4: Gallery with planning permission for substantial detached house and surrounding land
Lot 5: Land adjacent to entrance of Newton Hall
Lot 6: Land to south of Mowden Hall
Lot 7: Lakes, Lodge, Boathouse and Woodland adjacent to Lake
Lot 8: Large Agricultural Building (with planning potential), woodland and field
Lot 9: Agricultural land and woodland extending to approximately 59 acres (north of A69)
Lot 10: Parcel of woodland to the north of Mowden Hall drive
Accommodation in Brief
Entrance Vestibule | Hall | Drawing Room | Dining Room | Sitting Room | Kitchen | Two Sun Rooms | Utility Room | Cloakroom | Master Bedroom with En-Suite Bathroom | Guest Bedroom with En-Suite Shower Room | Four Further Bedrooms | Family Bathroom
The farmhouse is set in an elevated position within the estate and offers breath-taking southerly views of the adjoining farmland and surrounding countryside. This handsome stone-built property is beautifully presented, providing spacious and versatile accommodation throughout. On the ground floor, large windows and two splendid garden rooms flood the property with natural light. The impressive kitchen provides a fabulous heart of the home, whilst further entertaining space is offered in the generously-proportioned drawing room, dining room and sitting room. A staircase to the first floor accommodation leads from the elegant entrance hall to a bright and spacious landing, providing access to the master bedroom, guest bedroom, two further bedrooms and family bathroom. Stunning southerly views of the surrounding countryside can be enjoyed from each of the bedrooms, whilst the master bedroom further benefits from an en-suite bathroom and the guest bedroom offers an en-suite shower room. From the guest bedroom, a connecting door provides access to an internal annexe comprising storage space and two further bedrooms, one of which is substantial and currently used as an office. A staircase to the rear of the property provides direct access to this part of the house which could be repurposed in order to extend the existing provision of formal first floor accommodation or remain self-contained to provide accommodation for guests or dependent relatives.
Westside Farm is approached via a sweeping tarmacadam drive leading past leafy woodland to arrive at the main farmhouse where there is parking for multiple vehicles. Extensive gardens wrap around the property and are beautifully manicured with large expanses of lawn, a wide variety of plants, shrubs and trees. There is a tennis court with planning potential and a stone wall to the boundary. Stunning southerly views can be enjoyed to the rear of the property where a substantial stone flagged sun terrace overlooks the garden and farmland beyond, providing an ideal place to relax and entertain. A wooden summer house offers further opportunity for the enjoyment of the spectacularly tranquil setting. There is an attached double garage with electric roller shutter doors. Below the gardens and grounds there is adjoining land extending to approximately 30 acres.
Lakes, Lodge, Boathouse and Woodland Adjacent to Lake
A tree-lined road accessible by vehicles meanders through woodland and past farming land to reach the principal lake and architect-designed lakeside lodge. This beautiful setting is further enhanced by total privacy and provides the ideal place for entertaining and relaxing. The lodge was constructed to a high specification by a Norwegian design & building specialist and offers a large sitting/dining room with a stunning multi fuel stove, a kitchen, bedroom and shower room. To the rear of the cabin an external door leads onto a substantial wooden sun terrace situated on the water’s edge. The lodge gardens are mainly laid to lawn with a box hedge border and a delightful wooden footbridge providing access to one of the islands. Further around the lake there is an additional wooden footbridge providing access to another island, which is located next to an historic boathouse which once housed a boat belonging to the Victorian heroine Grace Darling. This truly wonderful setting is further enhanced by the shelterbelt of historic woodland and walkways which contains a variety of beautiful trees, many of which go back centuries.
The Gallery is a large detached building with full planning permission secured for a change of use of the existing structure into a contemporary four-bedroom house (Northumberland County Council Planning Reference: 16/04192/FUL). The property will be configured to maximise the stunning open views of the surrounding countryside, with a central living space defined by an open plan kitchen/dining room positioned adjacent to a large living room. Externally the property will benefit from mature woodland, landscaped gardens and amazing views.
Below the lake and woodland area is an agricultural building which measures 22.5 x 13.8m. It may be possible to convert this building into residential dwellings under permitted development rights and our clients are currently making the necessary enquiries.
The land at Westside Farm is divided into a number of fields which have been used for both arable and grassland production. The land provides southerly facing slopes and is classified as Grade 3 and is registered with the Basic Payment Scheme. The access is good for farm vehicles and machinery, and there is a water supply to each field. There is also a good range of mature woodland which acts as a shelterbelt to much of the land.
The farmhouse is currently subject to an agricultural occupancy restriction. Further details are available from the agent.
Newton is a small, attractive, conservation village in the Tyne Valley, situated within easy commuting distance of Newcastle. The village is surrounded by beautiful countryside and has the benefit of a village inn, said to be one of the oldest in Northumberland, a community hall and one of the longest-established cricket teams in the country. The nearby charming and historic village of Corbridge offers a wide variety of local amenities including a range of artisan shops, a renowned delicatessen, supermarket, restaurants, inns, doctors’ and dentist surgeries, community services and a garage, while nearby Matfen Hall and Close House offer excellent leisure facilities. The market town of Hexham provides further services including larger supermarkets, a good range of shops and professional services, swimming pool, cinema, theatre and a hospital. Newcastle City centre which is also within easy reach provides comprehensive cultural, educational, recreational and shopping facilities.
For schooling there are First and Middle Schools in Corbridge, while senior schooling is offered in Hexham. In addition Mowden Hall Preparatory School is within walking distance and provides private education from nursery up to 13 years and there are several private day schools in Newcastle with school transport offered from Brocksbushes Farm Shop.
For the commuter, Newton is convenient for the A69 which gives excellent access to Newcastle to the east and Carlisle to the west and onward access to the A1 and M6. Railway stations are located in Corbridge and Stocksfield which provide regular cross country services to Newcastle and Carlisle where connecting main line rail services are available to major UK cities. Newcastle International Airport is also easily accessible.
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