A charming detached cottage with stabling and paddocks
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An historic building, formerly the school for estate workers children and the local farming community, Old School displays the 1840 date plaque indicating its vintage, whilst today it provides a characterful, comfortable home with up-to-date interior styling. The front entrance opens into a reception hall which leads directly into the light-filled kitchen and breakfast room, which is fitted with sleek, contemporary cabinetry, with integrated appliances and topped with complementary work surfaces. Further along the hall, which features an attractive floor tiling design, the sitting room offers a cosy space for relaxing, alongside a cast iron fireplace with rustic, timber mantel and decorative surround tiles. The ground floor also provides two of the three bedrooms, the principal room having extensive fitted wardrobes and views over the rear garden. An inner hallway gives access to an ultra-modern, fully-tiled bathroom which offers a shower over an L-shaped bath.
A timber staircase is concealed behind a door in the sitting room and rises to the first floor accommodation in the eaves of the house, which comprises a spacious bedroom and sitting area. Skylights to the ceiling allow light to fill the room and timber support columns create interest in this versatile space, which could provide a guest bedroom or a home-office area, if required.
This property has 8 acres of land.
A low stone wall fronts the lane with pedestrian and vehicular gates to access the property. The front garden has paved terracing and pathways which lead to the entrance door and there is a small bed planted with rose bushes, along with a gravelled area offering an outdoor sitting space which benefits from the southerly aspect. The rear garden is mainly laid to lawn, with stepped pathways leading to a timber shed and an area arranged as a vegetable garden.
Alongside, the driveway extends through a wooded copse of mature trees to reach the equestrian yard situated beyond the garden, which comprises a good sized stable block, offering the ideal set-up for horse-enthusiasts or those seeking an additional income stream. This property also benefits from approximately 8 acres of land in total which is predominantly grass paddocks.
In the picturesque hamlet of Wingates, Old School enjoys an enviable rural setting and an outlook to undulating landscape, which provides walking, riding and nature-enthusiasts with immediate access to the stunning Northumberland countryside. The nearby village of Longhorsley offers a coffee shop, public house and a primary school with an Ofsted rating of Good. Leisure activities are within easy reach at Burgham Park Golf & Leisure Club and Macdonald Linden Hall Golf and Country Club, whilst Fontburn Reservoir offers top class trout fly-fishing and roach for coarse anglers.
There are excellent road links in the area, with the A697 and A1 close-by and rail services are available from both Acklington and Morpeth mainline stations with journey times of 17 minutes to Newcastle and just over 3 hrs to London Kings Cross. Secondary schooling is available at the outstanding-rated King Edward VI Academy in Morpeth, which also offers a good selection of shops, restaurants & bars, along with a bustling market square, whilst the city of Newcastle Upon Tyne is slightly further afield providing a comprehensive range of amenities along with the Newcastle International Airport.
From Morpeth travel along the A1 in a northerly direction for approximately 5 miles and take the left turning sign-posted to Longhorsley. Continue for approximately 2 miles following the road through the village to join West Road. After just over a mile, turn left and then follow the road around the right-hand bend. After a further mile, take the right turning and continue for approximately 2 miles to Wingates joining the no-through-road, where the property will be found a short distance on the left-hand side.Read all
- Period property
- 8 Acres
- Modern kitchen
- Rural village location
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