An exceptional stone built dwelling set in approximately five and a half acres of its own private grounds including lawned gardens and paddock.
The property enjoys south west views stretching over the Glendale Valley towards the Cheviot hills and Northumberland National Park. Built to the highest specifications and nearing completion, the Doddington sandstone exterior houses a traditional interior of charm and character designed for contemporary modern living which extends to 10,000 square feet. A rare opportunity for a country life in unique picturesque surroundings.
Doddington is a small village nestling in the Glendale Valley at the foot of Dod Law. This delightful village is just over two miles north of Wooler and fourteen miles south of Berwick-upon-Tweed. Doddington is close to the Northumberland National Park and overlooks the Cheviot Hills. The local amenities include the Wooler Golf Club on Dod Law and the well renowned Doddington Dairy, with its award winning cheeses and ice cream. Doddington has a regular bus service to Wooler and Berwick-upon-Tweed.
The local town of Wooler has many amenities, including varied shopping, hotels, galleries, restaurants, cafes, public houses, a library, health centre and churches of several denominations. There is also a wide range of sporting clubs such as angling, shooting, cricket, bowls, football, walking, cycling and running. The schooling is very good with first and middle schools in Wooler and the option of High Schools in Berwick or Alnwick. The closest private school is Longridge Towers, on the outskirts of Berwick-upon-Tweed.
The nearest railway station is a Berwick-upon-Tweed, on the east coast main line from London to Edinburgh. There are two main airports within easy reach - Newcastle approximately 45 miles and Edinburgh 69 miles away.
The Pastures was started in 2000, with the owner's attention to detail being second to none, ensuring that the house is finished to the highest standard. Certain areas remain to be completed so that the purchaser may have an input on the finish of the house.
The dwelling is built in the local Doddington stone, under a natural stone roof with aluminium powder-coated rainwater system. All windows are mahogany sash and case double-glazed and fully draft sealed.
The quality of the fixtures and fittings is unrivalled, including a feature mahogany staircase, solid mahogany doors, a hand crafted character oak fitted kitchen, Heritage /Burlington bathroom fittings throughout, with sandstone, limestone and mahogany flooring. The beamed ceilings in the majority of the rooms are a distinctive feature of the house.
The accommodation is set on four levels. The front reception hall with the stunning open galleried staircase, leads to all the main rooms - a lounge with Inglenook fireplace, dining room with adjacent cocktail lounge, a large bespoke oak kitchen with Aga, integrated appliances and cloakroom. On this level there is a provision for an indoor swimming pool. However, if the purchaser chooses, this versatile space with windows all around, offers many other possibilities.
On the two upper levels, there are galleried landings leading to five double bedrooms with en-suite facilities.
On the lower level, there is a snooker room with a full size table and attractive mahogany panelling, a room for use as a gym, home cinema, office or study, a changing area with shower room and cloakroom, a large utility room which has access into the double integral garage.
Externally there are lawned gardens surrounding the house extending to approximately one acre. A spring-fed stream running through the property is a superb feature. There is direct access via a bridge from the garden to the four-and-a-half-acre paddock, which would be ideal for equestrian purposes.
There is ample parking adjacent to the driveway leading to the double garage.
Viewing is highly recommended.
Mahogany and natural stone flooring with underfloor heating.
The solid mahogany panelled door is set in an arched entrance of magnificent hand-carved stone and leads into the spacious entrance hall with sandstone flooring. Two windows offer superb views to the front. Stunning mahogany staircase leading to the lower and upper levels with ornate wood panelling. Walk-in understairs storage cupboard. Double doors to both the lounge and the dining room. Doors to kitchen and internal hall. Wall lights and ceiling down lighters. Four power points.
With white Burlington suite with high-level W.C, hand basin, heated towel rail and extractor fan. Mahogany panelling.
An ideal reception room with unique stone Inglenook fireplace. Rustic beamed ceiling with down lighters and wall lights. Windows to the front, side and rear of the house, taking advantage of the breath taking views of the Cheviot Hills and surrounding countryside. Double doors to the front entrance hall and door to the kitchen. Twenty power points.
An attractive hand crafted character oak fitted kitchen, with an extensive range of wall and floor units including double and single wall display cabinets, drawers, spacious black flamed-and-brushed granite worktops and a central island with breakfast bar and integrated fridge and freezer. Four-oven electric, 1930's style Aga set in a brick feature chimney breast. Kohler double porcelain sink and Franke stainless steel utility sink with waste disposal unit and mixer taps. Integrated dishwasher. The worktops are pre-cut for 'wolfe domino' cooking appliances which could include a steamer, grill, deep fat fryer, wok station, etc. However, the buyers can customise the selection to their own choice. All cooking areas have ventilated and illuminated matching oak canopies above. Double window to the side and two windows to the rear overlook the garden and double eight-pane entrance doors lead to a sandstone patio and the rear garden. Attractive beamed ceiling with down lighters. Twenty four power points. Black limestone flooring. Doors to lounge and front entrance hall.
With decorative plaster coving and central ceiling rose, the dining room has a feature fireplace with sandstone hearth. Two windows with superb views of the Cheviots to the front. Double doors to both the cocktail lounge and to the front entrance hall. Seven wall and picture lights. Ten power points.
With arched view to the swimming pool, this room also has two windows overlooking the rear garden. Solid mahogany flooring leading to the stairs to the swimming pool. Four wall lights. Beamed ceiling with down lighters. Ten power points. Double doors to dining room and door to internal hallway with cloakroom.
A large and versatile space which already has the provision for a swimming pool. However, there is enormous scope for the buyer to use it for a wide range of other purposes, this could include an exceptionally large Morning Room, with a Studio below. An eye catching feature is the stunning Queen-post trussed beamed ceiling. Three windows to the front and rear and two windows and double French doors to the side. Steps down to the lower level.
A spacious open gallery landing with stairs to the second floor. Two windows with beautiful views to the front of the surrounding countryside and the Cheviot Hills. Mahogany flooring runs throughout the whole of the first floor. Inset ceiling down lighters. Two power points.
This magnificent master bedroom, with an attractive stone fireplace with sandstone mural with a water feature. The fire can be used for either solid fuel or gas. There are two steps up to the raised bed plinth, to take advantage of the views through the windows, with two wall lights above. There are switches to either side of the bed position to control all bedroom lighting. Beamed ceiling with down lighters. Two windows to the front with views to the Cheviot Hills and two windows overlooking the rear garden towards Dodlaw Hill. Twenty four power points. Television point.
This en-suite is fully tiled in limestone and travertine, fitted with a top-of-the-range white suite, which includes 'his and hers' hand basins set in a bespoke mahogany vanity unit with individual mirrors and picture lights above. Full width whirlpool bath with Victorian-style Heritage shower. All fittings are from the Heritage 'Timeless Gold' range which includes a high level W.C and bidet. Beamed ceiling with down lighters. Heated towel rail. Extractor fan. Two windows overlooking the rear garden and views of Dodlaw Hill.
This generous double bedroom with solid mahogany flooring, with a feature stone wall with inset sandstone mural, Double built-in wardrobes on either side offering excellent storage facilities. Beamed ceiling with down lighters. Two windows with beautiful views over the valley and the Cheviot hills to the front. Twelve power points. Television point.
Fully tiled and fitted with a Heritage white corner bath with mahogany panelling and a shower above. Heritage 'Timeless Gold' fittings. W.C, hand basin and heated towel rail. Beamed ceiling with down lighters. Extractor fan.
Another generous double bedroom with a beamed ceiling with down lighters. Two windows overlooking the rear garden. Eight power points.
With a Heritage white three piece suite which includes a W.C, hand basin and Victorian-style shower housed in a feature built-in arched shower cubicle, all with Heritage 'Timeless Gold' fittings. Provision for a heated towel rail. Attractive travertine tiled walls and floor. Extractor fan.
An open galleried landing, with mahogany flooring and two skylights to the rear. Storage areas in the eaves.
A large double bedroom with an attractive open beamed ceiling and feature stone chimney breast. Two windows in the gable end and two skylights to the rear. Two roof voids offer excellent storage.
This room has provision for installation of en-suite facilities which can include a w.C., hand basin, shower and heated towel rail. Eight power points.
This double bedroom on the opposite side of the landing is a mirror image of bedroom 4 offering the same features and facilities. This also includes the provision for a fifth en suite.
The lower level hallway gives access to all the rooms on this level, which has Limestone floors throughout with underfloor heating
A stunning room with mahogany panelled walls and ceiling and a full sized pristine Riley Aristocrat snooker table with dedicated table lighting above. Dimmable down lighters and picture lights. Recessed bar area and built-in storage cupboard. Six power points.
This could be utilised as a gym, home cinema, study, library, office or other facility to meet the buyer's requirements. Six power points.
With a white Burlington high-level w.C and corner hand basin. Antique pine wood panelling.
Dressing area and tiled walk-in shower with a Mira electric shower. Heated towel rail. Extractor fan.
Large utility room fitted with an excellent range of antique pine wall and floor storage cupboards with a built-in double sized Belfast sink. Large capacity American style top loader washing machine, tumble dryer, fridge and freezer in unused condition are available by separate negotiation with the vendor. Door through to the garage.
Suitable for installation of a sauna or for use as a storage area.
With two heating boilers to supply underfloor heating, domestic hot water and the proposed swimming pool. Large capacity hot and cold water storage tanks. Common control panel for entire heating and domestic hot water system.
Two stone arches fitted with electric roller doors give access to the integral double garage from the driveway. Overhead lighting and twenty four power points with ample space available for workshop facilities. Door to utility room.
The property is approached through a pillared gateway with double cast iron gates. A gravelled driveway with adjacent large parking area leads to the integral double garage. The gardens, extending to approximately one acre, surround the property. There is a lawned terrace to the front of the house serviced by two flights of tiered and flared natural stone garden steps with colour coded wrought iron balustrade offering magnificent views across the Glendale Valley to the Cheviot Hills. Sloping lawns lead down to the gentle stream which flows through the grounds.
The property looks across its own four and a half acre fenced paddock which is ideal for horses. There is access to the paddock from the garden via a bridge over the stream. The stream meanders through the paddock.
Full double glazing.
Oil fired under-floor central heating.
All floor coverings are included in sale.
Community spring-fed water supply.
Drainage into private shared sewage treatment plant.
Three phase mains electricity supply and telephone.
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