Savills | Newlands Grange, Whittonstall, Northumberland, County Durham, DH8 9LH | Property for sale
1 Ac(0.40 Ha)
Guide price £850,000

Newlands GrangeWhittonstall, Northumberland, County Durham, DH8 9LH

  • Under offer

Key features

  • Detached Georgian Country House
  • Bright and Spacious Reception Rooms
  • Impressive Formal Driveway with Generous Parking
  • Well-Stocked Landscaped Gardens
  • Far-Reaching Impressive Views.
  • Planning Permission for a large two storey extension

A handsome Georgian country house with impressive gated driveways and well-stocked, landscaped gardens sitting in glorious open countryside with planning for a large 2 storey extension.

About this property

  • Newlands Grange is a handsome, Georgian country house that sits amidst landscaped gardens with far-reaching views over open countryside. The property has been extensively renovated in recent years and now provides high specification accommodation which meets the requirements of modern-day living, while retaining a host of period features: This includes bespoke handmade timber sash windows, marble fireplaces, panelled doors, high ceilings, decorative cornicing and working shutters. Over the last 12 months the house has been fully decorated, and extensive electrical and plumbing works completed by local reputable companies, including a new and fuse board, new radiators throughout and a state of the art ensuite.

    The well-proportioned main reception rooms are located to the front of the property and have a southerly aspect while to the rear there is a fabulous kitchen/breakfast/sitting room which provides a stunning everyday living area. The new high-quality fixtures and fittings are in keeping with the character of the house and the interior designed décor is extremely tasteful.

    The locally made front door, with attractive stained glass, opens into a generous porch with tiled floor and large sash picture window offering views over the front garden. Glazed double doors lead into the inviting entrance hall which gives access to the main receptions rooms. The drawing room and dining room both have imported french marble fireplaces with open grates, enjoy stunning southerly views over the garden and open countryside beyond and offer fabulous formal entertaining spaces. The stunning kitchen/breakfast room is fitted with a comprehensive range of shaker-style painted units with complementary granite work surfaces, smoked mirror splash-backs, concealed lighting, under-mounted sink, a four-oven oil-fired AGA with hot water boiler, integrated dishwasher, large freestanding fridge and matching freezer. There is ample space for a large table and chairs for everyday dining together with a generous informal sitting area, with attractive limestone flooring throughout and two sets of french doors which lead out to the rear courtyard and side garden terrace. A door from the kitchen leads to a rear hall which gives access to a tastefully refurbished utility/boot room, bathroom and separate cloakroom/WC; a further new door from the hall leads to the rear courtyard. The utility/boot room has attractive tongue and groove panelling and bench seating, a large coat cupboard together with a range of further cupboards, single sink and drainer, plumbing for a washing machine, space for a tumble drier and houses the oil-fired boiler. The wet room style bathroom is fitted with a double-ended bath, walk-in power shower, wash hand basin and WC.

    An impressive staircase with painted barley twist spindles and french polished bannister leads up from the hall to the bright and spacious first floor galleried landing with a striking library/study area with a large picture window to the front and built-in oak cupboards with bookshelves above. The library/study area could be converted easily to form a separate room if required. The master bedroom has a window to the front offering stunning elevated views of the garden and beyond and benefits from two deep wardrobes. There is a further generously-proportioned double bedroom to the front elevation which has an original Georgian marble fireplace with cast iron insert, a new dressing area and fully tiled ensuite with concealed lighting.

    The two additional double bedrooms are located to the rear with views over the courtyard, both of which have fitted alcove cupboards and bespoke wooden shutters. The bedrooms are served by a luxurious tiled bathroom fitted with bespoke shuttering, a double-ended bath with marble surround, wash hand basin set in a marble-topped vanity unit, concealed lighting, WC and an airing cupboard. There is ample space on the large landing for a further staircase and conversion of the well-insulated attic without spoiling the integrity of the current layout should additional accommodation be required and subject to the necessary planning consents.

    Newlands Grange is approached through bespoke wrought-iron bespoke ornate gates to a gravel drive which sweeps to a turning and parking area to the front of the house with ample space for a number of cars. To the front there is an expanse of lawned garden with a designated play area, fenced and stone boundaries with part evergreen and rose hedging. A stone seating and terrace in the front lawn provides an ideal area to take in the exotic planting and glorious surroundings or to enjoy sensational sunsets. An oversized sundial with par terre/box hedging adds an additional feature. A pedestrian gate leads from the par

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Local information

  • Newlands Grange is set amidst glorious open countryside a short distance from Whittonstall, a small village which nestles on the southern edge of Northumberland and has a primary school and traditional village pub. The surrounding area is ideal for the outdoor enthusiast with sailing, fishing and other watersports at Derwent Reservoir and championship golf course and spa facilities at Slaley Hall. The attractive village of Shotley Bridge, on the River Derwent, is also nearby and offers a range of local amenities including shops, restaurants and pubs. Both Corbridge and Hexham are within easy reach and offer a further selection of services including artisan shops, delicatessens, supermarkets, restaurants, doctors' and dentists' surgeries, a hospital, sports facilities and a range of professional services. Newcastle and Durham city centres are not far away and provide comprehensive cultural, educational, recreational and shopping facilities.
  • For schooling, there is an outstanding First School in Whittonstall, which feeds into Corbridge Middle School while secondary schooling is offered at Hexham High School with further schools available in Stocksfield, Prudhoe and Ebchester. A free private bus shuttle collects and drops the vendors' children attending Corbridge Middle at the house gates. This would be also be available for Hexham High School. Mowden Hall Preparatory School is situated just outside Corbridge and provides private education from nursery up to 13 years. There are several private day schools in Newcastle with school transport offered from Brocksbushes Farm Shop and also in Durham.
  • For the commuter the A68 and A69 give excellent access to Newcastle to the east and Carlisle to the west. There are railway stations in Stocksfield, Riding Mill and Corbridge which provide services to Newcastle and Carlisle where connecting main line rail services are available to major UK cities north and south. Newcastle International Airport is also easily accessible.
  • Directions
  • From Corbridge follow Newcastle Road (B6530) out of the village to the A69, then head south on the A68. Continue travelling south on the A68 for about 5.9 miles to Kiln Pit Hill and turn left signposted to Whittonstall. After 0.4 miles turn right towards Shotleyfield, then take the left turn almost immediately to Shotley Bridge. Follow this road for 1.4 miles, going straight over the crossroads and onto Pike Hill, and the entrance gates to Newlands Grange are on the left hand side.

Additional information

  • EPC Rating = F
  • Tenure = Freehold