If only a property could talk, Aidan Flat would be able to tell some stories! Having once been the servants’ area in Belford Hall, with the butler's room, the ale and cider cellars, and the food stores, one can imagine the comings and goings upstairs and downstairs.
This wonderful property has so much character and charm and retains many of the original features of the Hall, with barrel ceilings, stone doorways, and many of the original doors, whilst enjoying the benefits and comforts of modern living.
Aidan Flat is a fine example of a conversion apartment on the ground floor in the main Villa at Belford Hall, it is a very well-appointed home, having excellent proportions with magnificent views over the gardens and parkland to the east and the south.
Belford Hall is a magnificent Grade I listed Georgian manor house designed in the Palladian style and is set in 28 acres of stunning communal gardens and parkland, including a small lake and woodland. The Hall was designed by architect James Paine and built in the mid 1750’s with later additions by John Dobson. The Hall has undergone very careful restoration and conversion into sixteen beautiful residential apartments and won an award from the Civic Trust in 1988.
As part of the restoration of the Hall, the principal reception rooms in the main Villa are available for the use of all the residents. The magnificent hallway with the original flagged stone flooring, is entered through the portico entrance, which leads to the spectacular empire style staircase. The main drawing room faces south, with three large sash windows overlooking the beautiful parkland, allowing access out onto the front steps of the Hall into the gardens. Residents may use these beautiful rooms at any time and are wonderful for special occasions.
With such a welcoming atmosphere, Aidan Flat is a stunning home, approached from the east side of the Hall on the ground floor, through its own half-glazed double front door entrance. This is a rare opportunity to acquire a beautiful home with the grandeur of living within a magnificent manor house.
Aidan Flat is an excellent prospect as a desirable main residence, or indeed as a second home, having all the benefits of the maintenance and the upkeep of the gardens and grounds being taken care of. It is set in such a beautiful location, being just a short walk into Belford village, with excellent local amenities, and only 5 miles from Bamburgh and the stunning beaches of Northumberland.
Reception dining hallway | Spacious sitting room | Breakfasting kitchen | Cloakroom/WC | Two double bedrooms | Dressing room/study | Utility area | Two bathrooms | Garage | Parking | 3 Acres of Communal gardens | 25 Acres of Parkland & a Lake
Approached through half-glazed double doors from the east side of the Hall into the entrance/dining hall. Door to Cloakroom/WC.
Kitchen/Breakfast Room - A very stylish, newly fitted, well-equipped kitchen with an excellent range of fitted cupboards and quartz worktops. Integrated appliances include electric double oven, induction hob, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and Quooker hot water tap. Ample space for a dining table. Wonderful views over the gardens and parkland.
Sitting Room - A very spacious and delightful room, enjoying double aspect windows, to the east and south, allowing the light to flood into the room. There is a lovely feature fireplace, currently fitted with an electric fire. The views are spectacular, right across the parkland and to the lake.
There are two spacious double bedrooms and two bathrooms. One of the bathrooms has been newly fitted and has under-floor heating. Connected to this bathroom is a useful utility/storage cupboard which has space for a washing machine and also the water heater. There is also a cute little room leading from the other bathroom which would ideally be suited as a dressing room, or for the occasional guest or a study. In addition, there is a large storage cupboard at the end of the hallway, perfect for storing wine.
Belford Hall is accessed via a stone pillared entrance with a long private driveway leading to a gravelled courtyard and parking area. The property is sold with a large garage. The property has shared use of approximately 3 acres of magnificent grounds and gardens. There are wonderful walks around the grounds, with the opportunity to sit, relax, and enjoy the stunning surroundings and the beautiful views.
Aidan Flat also comes with a share of the ownership of the surrounding parkland, woodland, and a small lake, which is approximately 25 acres in total.
Belford village is located a short distance from the magnificent Northumberland coastline, with its stunning sandy beaches and historic castles. The village has several local shops and services, including a primary school and doctors’ surgery, co-op with post office, farm shop and cafe. There is a wider range of amenities available in the market towns of Berwick upon Tweed (approx. 15 miles) to the North, and Alnwick (approx. 15 miles) to the South, where there are excellent high schools and leisure facilities. The stunning coastal village of Bamburgh lies approximately 5 miles to the east, with its quaint local shops, cafes and an excellent selection of restaurants, not to mention the famous Bamburgh Castle and beautiful white sand beach.
There are excellent road links via the A1 with Berwick upon Tweed and Edinburgh to the north and Alnwick and Newcastle upon Tyne to the south. There is also good access to the East Coast main rail line at Berwick upon Tweed and Alnmouth, with direct services to Edinburgh Waverley, Newcastle Central and London Kings Cross stations.
Mains water supply and drainage | Mains electricity | Electric Central Heating
These services have not been tested and no warranty is given by the agents.
Service Charge: There is an annual service charge. Please check with the agent for further details. Approximately £2400 bi-annually, to include all external maintenance of the Hall, the gardens and grounds, and the buildings insurance.
Tenure: We are advised by our vendor clients that the property is held Leasehold. Running 999 years from 1987. The Freehold is owned by the Cultura Trust.
Please note that the use of the property as a commercial holiday let is not permitted. Long lets of six months or more are permitted.
Local Authority: Northumberland County Council Band C
EPC: Exempt as Grade I listed.
Viewing Arrangements: Via the vendors’ agent:
Sarah Tuer - Fine & Country Northumberland
Please quote Reference STA