A handsome detached property set in 5.2 acres, in a sought-after village

Dating back to the 1880s and situated within idyllic gardens and grounds, Brotherwick House is an imposing stone-built family home offering over 3,800 sq. ft. of light-filled flexible accommodation arranged over two floors. The interior of the house does not disappoint the sense of anticipation, with period features successfully blending with modern day luxury. It has been skilfully and beautifully maintained, resulting in a tranquil environment that is equally suited to both family living and entertaining. The accommodation is light and gracious, and typical features for a house of this period prevail, including fireplaces, bay windows, excellent ceiling heights, and sealed unit double-glazed sash windows.

The ground floor accommodation flows from a welcoming reception hall and includes a an elegant sitting room with a bay window, wooden flooring and a fireplace with an inset woodburning stove. The adjoining study/family room features a cast iron open fireplace and provides additional relaxation space. The dining room with its bay window and open fireplace, provides superb formal dining and entertaining space, whilst the spacious country-style kitchen/breakfast room provides space for the more informal occasions. The kitchen, fitted with a good range of wall and base units, granite worksurfaces and an electric Aga, features a terracotta tiled floor and a large window with built-in seating; a neighbouring utility room benefits from a store and direct garden access. An inner hall leads to an impressive garden room with a vaulted ceiling and a triple aspect affording a wonderful outlook over the gardens. The ground floor accommodation is completed by a walk-in larder, walk-in store, and a cloakroom.

Accessible via two separate staircases from the reception and inner halls, the first floor is arranged to provide a spacious principal bedroom with built-in storage and en suite bathroom with feature chequerboard tiled floor, an additional bedroom with a modern en suite shower room, four further well-proportioned bedrooms and a family bathroom.

This property has 5.248 acres of land.

Outside

The property is approached over an ‘in and out’ driveway providing parking for multiple vehicles and easy access to a detached carport/garage. Double wrought-iron gates open from the driveway into a block-paved courtyard where there is a stone-built former coach house housing a garage and two loose boxes and a store room, , suitable for a variety of uses or for conversion to a self-contained annexe if required (subject to planning permission).

The well-maintained gardens are principally laid to lawn bordered by beautifully-stocked flowerbeds and mature hedging to provide year-round interest. The gardens and grounds are undoubtedly a fine feature of the property and include an all-weather tennis court, numerous seating areas a comprehensive vegetable garden with several raised beds, and an orchard. There are additional useful outbuildings and for the equestrian enthusiast, there is a timber stable block with two loose boxes and hardstanding, along with paddocks. The whole enjoys far-reaching views over stock-fenced paddocks and surrounding countryside.

Situation

The property enjoys a discreet rural position in the rural hamlet of Brotherwick, from which the house takes its name, on the fringes of the sought-after picturesque village of Warkworth with the attractions of Druridge Bay, Warkworth Castle and Amble Dunes all within easy reach. Warkworth, encircled by a loop of the River Coquet, offers a good range of day-to-day amenities including artisan shops, public houses and restaurants together with the remains of a castle, featured in Shakespeare’s Henry IV. Further afield, the popular towns of Morpeth and Alnwick boast further more extensive shopping and leisure amenities.

Nearby transportation links are excellent: the A1 trunk road offers excellent links to even more comprehensive facilities in Newcastle and Edinburgh, while trains from Alnmouth offer direct services to Edinburgh to the north and London Kings Cross to the south. Newcastle International Airport is about 33 miles distant.

The property is served by a wide range of nearby state schooling including Warkworth C of E Primary School in the village, James Calvert Spence College and The Duchess’s Community High School. Newcastle upon Tyne offers a wide range of independent schools for pupils aged 3 to 18 years, including Newcastle School for Boys, Westfield and Newcastle High School for Girls.

Directions

Take the exit off the A1 signposted to Shilbottle which is the first signed exit for Shilbottle if travelling from the south or second for Shilbottle if travelling from the north. Shortly after the junction turn right into Hampeth soon after the bus stop and post box. At the top of Hampeth village turn right signposted Hartlaw and Brainshough and follow that road. Drive past Sturton Grange and turn right at the T junction. Follow this road through a hamlet and down an avenue of trees. Turn right signposted Brotherwick and Guyzance and the gates to Brotherwick House are on the left hand side.

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Other features

  • Reception hall
  • 4 Reception rooms
  • Kitchen/breakfast room and walk-in larder
  • Utility room, store room, cloakroom
  • 6 Bedrooms (2 en suite)
  • Family bathroom
  • Extensive gardens and paddocks
  • Garaging
  • Traditional outbuildings, stable block
  • Approximately 5.2 acres

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Ref: MRP130038

Warkworth Morpeth Northumberland NE65

Guide Price
£950,000

Ref: MRP130038

Warkworth Morpeth Northumberland NE65

Guide Price
£950,000