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Detached House

The Old Court House, Whittingham


For Sale

Offers In Region Of £660,000
Signature North East takes great pride in unveiling this exquisitely restored Grade II listed gem, once serving as the Court House and Police Station in the charming village of Whittingham, Alnwick. Dating back to 1859, this extraordinary property has undergone meticulous restoration and renovation, resulting in a one-of-a-kind family home which showcases a mixture of original and contemporary features. This remarkable piece of Northumbrian history proudly retains two original cells, a stone staircase, and original courtroom. The property is nestled on approximately half an acre of mature, maintained gardens that gracefully extend to the tranquil banks of the River Aln.

Upon stepping through the grand entrance of this 19th-century dwelling, you are greeted by a capacious and inviting hallway. From here you are seamlessly guided to the generously appointed dining room, replete with abundant space to accommodate your desired furnishings. Sunlight bathes the room through its generously adorned sash windows, creating an inviting atmosphere. Continuing your journey through the hallway, you'll discover the other principal ground-floor rooms, thoughtfully supplemented by a utility and storage space. Next you'll find the alluring drawing room, which offers ample space while exuding a welcoming and cosy ambiance, thanks to the log-burner with inglenook fireplace. Nestled beside the sitting room, the boot room offers a dedicated space for your outdoor essentials.

Continuing onward, you'll discover the inviting breakfast room, a generously proportioned and versatile space graced by the warm glow of a log-burning stove. Here, you can effortlessly create a relaxing dining space or a cosy snug, perfect for unwinding amidst your chosen furnishings. Connected is the kitchen, featuring exquisite shaker-style wall and base units paired with sleek countertops. Moreover, a pantry is seamlessly incorporated within the kitchen.

Room Sizes

Living Room 11.19 x 4.64 (36'8" x 15'2")

Sitting Room 4.79 x 4.57 (15'8" x 14'11")

Dining Room 4.79 x 4.17 (15'8" x 13'8")

Breakfast Room 6.14 x 4.75 (20'1" x 15'7")

Kitchen 6.04 x 2.67 (19'9" x 8'9" )

Pantry 2.21 x 1.99 (7'3" x 6'6")

WC 2.49 x 1.07 (8'2" x 3'6")

Utility Room 3.08 x 2.21 (10'1" x 7'3")

Storage 3.08 x 2.1 (10'1" x 6'10")

Bedroom One 4.74 x 3.61 (15'6" x 11'10")

En Suite 2.66 x 1.78 (8'8" x 5'10")

Bedroom Two 4.64 x 4.07 (15'2" x 13'4")

En Suite 2.24 x 1.94 (7'4" x 6'4")

Bedroom Three 4.74 x 3.26 (15'6" x 10'8")

En Suite 1.97 x 1.78 (6'5" x 5'10")

Double Garage 6.94 x 5.5 (22'9" x 18'0")

Sun Room 5.5 x 3.03 (18'0" x 9'11")

Venturing to the first floor, you'll encounter the delightful living room, formerly the historic courtroom. Adorned with three expansive sash windows that bathe the room in natural light, this space boasts a splendid stove, which enhances the room's character. The room's generous dimensions grant it versatility, capable of serving as an office, a welcoming reception area, or even additional bedrooms, catering to your unique needs and preferences. The first floor is crowned with three generously proportioned bedrooms, each thoughtfully designed to easily accommodate a King-size bed and your chosen furnishings. Every bedroom is thoughtfully equipped with modern en-suite facilities, featuring a WC and a sink. Among these en-suites, one offers a generous bathtub, another presents a convenient walk-in shower, while the master en-suite provides the luxury of both a bathtub and a separate shower.

At the rear of the residence, you'll find an expansive outdoor haven. The gardens are thoughtfully tiered into three levels, featuring a combination of lawn which is laid to Wild Meadow, vibrant flowers, and trees. A generously sized patio area is an ideal setting for delightful alfresco dining experiences. Additionally, a sunroom offers a tranquil spot for savoring garden views, and it's enhanced by a raised decking area, creating an elevated space for relaxation. Furthermore, this property provides the convenience of off-street parking with an impressive detached stone double garage.

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