A stone-built farmhouse and barn conversion, with immensely flexible accommodation
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An attractive stone built detached property, creatively converted from a former bastle and barn by the present owner to provide a family house of immense character, with the flexibility to use as two separate homes, each with their own independent living space. The property therefore offers the potential for a self-contained annexe, ideal for intergenerational living, or subject to the necessary permissions, as a holiday let to provide supplemental income.
The south wing includes a spacious sitting room with a high vaulted ceiling and a wood burning stove, opening into a kitchen/breakfast room, fitted with a range of units and integral appliances. Twin sliding patio doors fill the rooms with south facing daylight as well as opening onto the terraced garden, further extending the space for informal dining and entertaining. The ground floor also includes a dual aspect bedroom with an en suite shower room, providing accessible living space, as well as separate utility room. Rising to the first floor of this wing, a large mezzanine level provides space for an office or casual living area with a separate good size bedroom which is currently used as a reception room, and a bathroom.
A garden room links this part of the house to the north wing that benefits from two independent entrances. The accommodation includes a fitted kitchen/breakfast room with ample space for dining overlooking the rear gardens. The ground floor also includes a double bedroom with en suite bathroom, as well as a separate utility room with WC.
Rising to the first floor of this wing, the spacious dual aspect bedroom has a private galleried study area overlooking the garden room, and there is an adjoining wet room, and a sitting room, all commanding stunning views across the gardens and countryside beyond.
Surrounded by open countryside with wonderful open views across Coquetdale to the Northumberland National Park, the grounds can also the separated or combined to accommodate a wide range of family and guest needs. A south facing terrace provides an attractive and low maintenance setting for relaxing in the afternoon sunshine whilst, to the side, space for off-road parking opens out onto grassland overlooking the valley and interspersed with mature trees. To the rear, a gravelled courtyard provides ample off-road parking as well as space in which to relax, overlooking the large grassed rear garden rising up the hillside.
The peaceful hamlet of Sharperton sits on the hills overlooking the River Coquet on the fringes of the Northumberland National Park. The neighbouring hamlet of Harbottle is home to a delightful country pub, with another pub in nearby Alwinton which also serve food. The traditional market town of Rothbury is close by, providing a full range of shops, restaurants and other amenities including a health centre, police station and fire station. Further afield, Alnwick and Morpeth both offer a wide choice of independent, high street and supermarket stores, as well as leisure and other amenities including a good choice of middle and high schools.
Mainline stations may be found in Alnwick and Morpeth, with regular intercity services to Newcastle, Edinburgh and London Kings Cross; Newcastle airport provides links to UK and European destinations.
From Morpeth, head north to the A1 and then join the A697, signposted Rothbury. After about 7 miles take the B6344 towards Rothbury and follow the road for 5.5 miles. In Rothbury, turn left onto the B6341 and follow the road towards Otterburn for 4.4 miles through the town and through Thropton. Turn right onto Greenside Bank and follow the road for 2.9 miles. In Sharperton, by the telephone box and bus stop, turn right, signposted Biddlestone Edge and the property is on the left.Read all
- Flexible accommodation
- 2 Reception rooms
- Kitchen/breakfast room
- Utility room
- 2 Bedrooms (1 en suite)
- Self-contained 2-bedroom annexe
- Off-road parking
- Gardens and grounds, in all 1.43 acres