Alnham, Alnwick, Northumberland
Offers in excess of £500,000
Located at the end of a private drive, in the scenic and rural hamlet of Alnham, Cleugh End is a 1920s period detached property which sits on lovely plot of c1.6 acres.
Cleugh End would provide the ideal lifestyle for anyone seeking a spacious home full of character in a peaceful area, surrounded by stunning scenery, yet within c20 minutes driving time of the shopping and leisure amenities offered in the town of Rothbury.
The property also offers very flexible accommodation with two bedrooms and a bathroom on both the ground floor and the first floor in addition to a substantial ground floor extension currently having a swimming pool, jacuzzi, sauna, wet room and w.c. This array of accommodation could offer the potential for bed and breakfast, ground floor bedrooms for the elderly or disabled and the extension could be converted to additional accommodation or, subject to any necessary permissions, perhaps to a self contained holiday let.
The house is approached down a private drive which opens out into an area which has parking for c6 cars and you immediately get a sense of the peace and tranquility of the surroundings. You also get the first views of the extensive gardens which almost surround Cleugh End and which have been cleverly laid out to provide colour and variation throughout the seasons.
The property is designed in classic 1920s style with white rendered walls, bay windows and a red tiled roof with the extension having been matched in seamlessly. Internally the house has a wonderful mix of atmospheres ranging from the country cottage feel of the kitchen, to the almost Victorian ambience of the living room, the 1920s style wrap around conservatory and the grand and very impressive swimming pool extension .
Period style features abound throughout the property and include an Aga, beamed ceilings, inglenook fireplaces, wood burning stoves, pine kitchen cabinets, wood panel doors with wrought iron hinges and Georgian bar style windows. Those with eclectic tastes will find Cleugh End a delight.
The extensive gardens are without doubt an outstanding feature of this lovely country home. Mature trees, hedges, shrubs, flower beds, numerous and varied fruit trees, a vegetable patch and an abundance of sitting and patio areas in addition to a stream and a pond make the garden a wonderful place for both the owners and local wildlife alike.
The garden is a constant delight from the welcome sight of snowdrops to brightly smiling daffodils, the fragrant carpet of bluebells, riotously colourful rhododendrons and culminating with autumn crocus complimenting the ever changing colour of the surrounding trees.
Wildlife includes a resident hedgehog family, woodpeckers, owls, dippers on the stream and occasionally glimpsed kingfishers, the odd otter and winter visitors of bullfinches, goldcrest and mistle thrushes.
In summary, Cleugh End offers an almost idyllic rural lifestyle in a property that truly has a unique character yet still offers huge potential and flexibility of accommodation. This really is a property which must be seen and experienced to fully appreciate its character and abundance of features.
We strongly recommend interested parties to arrange an early viewing. The property benefits from oil fired central heating, UPVC double glazing and underfloor heating to the swimming pool extension.
Tenure: Freehold EPC Rating: E