Excellent L-shaped barn-end conversion in an exclusive development, in a rural setting
Morpeth 4.1 miles, Newcastle upon Tyne 19.2 miles, A1 (Low Espley) 0.3 mile, Morpeth mainline station 4.7 miles (Newcastle 16 minutes, Edinburgh 1 hour 12 minutes and London Kings Cross 3 hours 31 minutes), Newcastle International Airport 15.6 miles,
Reception hall | Open plan kitchen/breakfast/sitting room | Office/bedroom 4 | Utility room | Cloakroom | Principal bedroom with en suite shower room | 2 Further bedrooms | Family bathroom | Garden | Garage | EPC rating D
The Firs is a handsome stone-built home located in a former farm steading which was originally part of the Bothal Estate. It is believed that a farm has existed on this site since the 18th century. Although a few of the original buildings still remain, the majority of the current steading dates to the end of the 19th century. The property offers light-filled accommodation arranged in an L-shaped configuration over a single floor. Converted from a stone barn to provide an ideal family and entertaining space with a wealth of character features including some exposed beams. The accommodation flows from a welcoming reception hall with useful cloakroom and a fitted utility room with a door to the rear terrace and briefly comprises an extensive open plan dual aspect kitchen/breakfast/sitting room with a high vaulted ceiling having exposed beams and Karndean flooring throughout. The kitchen provides a range of modern wall and base units including a large central island with breakfast bar, granite worktops and splashbacks, a Belfast sink and modern integrated appliances including a wine chiller. The remaining space has room for a good-sized table and a sitting area with a feature exposed brick fireplace with contemporary woodburning stove. The accommodation is completed by a generous principal bedroom with high vaulted ceiling with exposed 'A' frame beam, built-in storageand modern en suite shower room, two further generous double bedrooms and an office/bedroom with built-in storage, together with a contemporary fully-tiled family bathroom.
The Firs lies just two-and-a-half miles to the north of the historic and popular market of Morpeth - and just under half a mile to the north west of the quiet village of Hebron. Its prime location not only provides a picturesque rural backdrop, it also ensures easy access to the all major routes. As such this peaceful position offers the perfect base from which to enjoy everything the beautiful and varied county of Northumberland has to offer, including stunning beaches, breathtaking countryside, World Heritage Sites and a wealth of leisure pursuits. The development is only a stone's throw from the historic market town of Morpeth with its thriving high street, great choice of shops and supermarkets, restaurants, leisure facilities, mainline train station and excellent schools. Mainline train stations providing regular Intercity services can be found in both Morpeth and Alnmouth. An international airport offering both domestic and international flights is located less than 20 miles to the south in Newcastle. The area offers a wide range of state primary and secondary schooling including Morpeth First School and The King Edward VI Academy (both rated Outstanding by Ofsted), whilst Newcastle upon Tyne offers a wide range of independent schools for pupils aged 3 to 18 years.
The property is approached over a sweeping shared driveway flanked on each side by farmland, giving access to a detached block incorporating the property's garage, and benefits from a private driveway providing parking, with the front door approached over a low-maintenance gravelled front courtyard garden with feature central raised flower and shrub beds. The enclosed L-shaped garden to the rear is laid mainly to level lawn and features a generous paved terrace, ideal for entertaining and al fresco dining, the whole enjoying far-reaching views over neighbouring countryside.