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3.36 acres, Bridge House, Cawfields, Shield Hill, Haltwhistle, Northumberland
For Sale - Guide Price £850,000

  • Established Bed & Breakfast
  • Expansive & Flexible Accommodation
  • Glorious Rural Location
  • Views Over Striking Landscape
  • Well-Maintained Gardens & Paddock
  • Around 3.36 Acres in All

Accommodation in Brief
Entrance Vestibule | Hall | Sitting Room | Dining Room | Garden Room | Kitchen | Breakfast Room | Family Room | Sun Room | Utility Room | Sauna | Cloakroom/WC | Three Bedrooms with En-suite Facilities | Private Suite with Two Further Bedrooms, Family Room & Bathroom

Detached Four Car Garage | Driveway & Parking | Gardens & Grounds | Terrace | Hot Tub | Paddock | Field Shelter

The Property
Bridge House is a splendid country house with extensive gardens and grounds and commanding views over breathtaking Northumberland scenery. The property occupies a magnificent elevated position in the heart of Hadrian’s Wall country, surrounded by some of the most striking and spectacular landscapes that the North East has to offer. The expansive accommodation and remarkable location have played a key role for the current vendors in operating a successful Bed & Breakfast property utilising part of the house, whilst still providing a lovely private home. Interested parties may wish to continue or expand the commercial aspect, or may prefer to secure a fabulous and desirable private country residence.

Bridge House is approached down a gently sweeping driveway to the house which is well sheltered by thoughtfully positioned trees and hedging. Everyday access is via a vestibule at the rear of the house, with the beautiful front elevation orientated to make the most of the dramatic views ranging beyond.

The hugely extensive ground floor accommodation includes lovely reception rooms for all purposes. The contemporary sitting room stretches from front to rear elevation with a dual aspect and French doors opening to the terrace and gardens. Double doors lead to the elegant wood panelled dining room with ample space for both a large table and chairs and a separate sitting area to one end. Another set of double doors continue through to the wonderful garden room where a vaulted ceiling soars overhead and panoramic views are framed by the full height glazing. Equally magical views are seen from the sun room that faces south and west, making the most of the light throughout the whole day. Yet more reception space is offered in a generous yet cosy family room which has an open flow to the breakfast room. The country style kitchen has practical tiled flooring and a range of bespoke wooden cabinetry. A grand range cooker sits centrally and a breakfast bar provides space for casual dining. A huge utility room offers useful work space whilst also housing a sauna to one corner and an accessible shower. A cloakroom/WC completes the ground floor accommodation.

The first floor accommodation comprises five bedrooms as well as a further flexible room. This extra room is currently set up as a bedroom but could become a fantastic home office. Alternatively, this room could be combined with the two double bedrooms and the stunning bathroom at this end of Bridge House to form an incredible suite for personal or guest use. The other three bedrooms have varying outlooks and each has their own well-appointed en-suite facilities. Two of these bedrooms further benefit from fitted storage.

Bridge House is nestled in impressive gardens and grounds extending to around 3.36 acres in all, which includes a well-maintained paddock of around 1.63 acres with field shelter to the north of the house. The outer boundaries of the grounds and paddock are marked by dry stone walls, with mature trees to the west and sheltering hedging protecting the house. The gardens are predominantly laid to lawn for ease of maintenance. There are lovely terraced seating areas in front of Bridge House that can be accessed directly from both the sitting room and the sun room.

The driveway runs down to a large parking and turning area which also leads to the detached garage block. The garage can accommodate four vehicles within twin double bays.

Local Information
Bridge House occupies a superb position surrounded by glorious Northumberland countryside, yet just outside of Haltwhistle, a popular and thriving town situated between Carlisle and Newcastle. The beautiful surrounding area is Hadrian’s Wall Country. Nearby are some of the finest stretches of the Roman Wall, including the renowned Sycamore Gap and the fascinating Roman fort sites of Housesteads and Vindolanda. The Northumberland National Park is also close by. As a designated International Dark Sky Park, the area is home to the award-winning Kielder Observatory and Kielder Skyspace. Cawfields has itself been designated as a Dark Sky Discovery Site. From the doorstep of the property there are a wealth of outdoor activities including walking and biking.

Haltwhistle offers an excellent range of amenities with supermarkets, a good selection of shops, leisure centre and outdoor swimming pool, professional services and a hospital. More comprehensive services including larger supermarkets, a larger hospital and a further range of shops and eateries are available in nearby Hexham. Both Newcastle and Carlisle provide comprehensive cultural, educational, recreational and shopping facilities.

For schooling there is a primary school in Haltwhistle together with Henshaw Church of England Controlled First School. Middle and senior schooling is offered at Haydon Bridge Community High School and Sports College (HBCHS). In addition, Mowden Hall Prep School is a short distance away, just outside Corbridge, together with several private day schools in Newcastle.

For the commuter the A69 provides excellent access to Newcastle in the east and Carlisle in the west, with onward access to the A1 and M6 respectively. Newcastle International Airport is also easily accessible. There are rail stations at both Bardon Mill and Haltwhistle which provide regular cross-country services and in turn link to other main line services to major UK cities north and south.

Approximate Mileages
Hexham 15.9 miles | Corbridge 19.8 miles | M6 Junction 43 19.8 miles | Carlisle 22.0 miles | Newcastle International Airport 33.4 miles | Newcastle City Centre 35.8 miles

Mains electricity and water. Private drainage to septic tank. Oil-fired central heating.

Wayleaves, Easements & Rights of Way
The property is being sold subject to all existing wayleaves, easements and rights of way, whether or not specified within the sales particulars.

Agents Note to Purchasers
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Submitting an Offer
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