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6 bedroom detached house for sale

Waynriggs House, Humshaugh, Northumberland

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Detached house
6 bedroom
3 bathroom

Property features

  • Tenure: Freehold
  • Handsome Stone-Built Country House
  • Scope for Further Development
  • Potential Business Opportunity
  • Six Bedrooms
  • Generous Mature Gardens
  • Desirable Village Location

Property description

Accommodation in Brief

Entrance Porch | Reception Hallway | Sitting Room | Dining Room | Open Plan Kitchen & Breakfast Room | Snug | Ground Floor Study/Playroom/Bedroom with En-suite Shower Room | Conservatory | Cellar | WC | Pantry | Rear Porch | First Floor Home Office | First Floor Snug/Bedroom | Principal Bedroom with En-suite Bathroom | Three Further Bedrooms | Family Bathroom

Driveway | Parking | Wrap-around Gardens | Sun Terrace | Summerhouse | Kitchen Garden | Greenhouse & Potting Shed | Inner Courtyard | Coach House | Workshop | Stores

The Property

Waynriggs House is a handsome stone-built detached country house standing in beautiful and generous gardens of around one acre and is one of the principal houses in the conservation area of the sought-after village of Humshaugh.  Built c.1860, this lovely family home offers a host of original features which have been retained to keep character and charm. The property has been well-maintained and thoughtfully part renovated, so offers scope for further development to make a lovely home suitable for modern day requirements. An array of stone-built outbuildings offer the potential for an additional income stream for Airbnb or holiday lets, subject to the necessary planning and consents.

A glazed entrance porch leads to double wooden doors with onward access to the grand reception hallway, principal accommodation, cellar, downstairs cloakroom and the main staircase.

The sitting room is of grand proportions with a dual aspect to the front and side elevations along with a recessed bay window and original wooden shutters. An open working fire sits centrally to one wall with a stone fire surround and hearth to provide a lovely welcoming focal point. From the reception hallway, partially glazed doors lead through to the open plan kitchen and breakfast room. This is another room of impressive size with a fine selection of bespoke country style cabinetry with complementary work surfaces, under cupboard lighting and limestone flooring, designed by the Main Company in Yorkshire. An AGA sits to one wall in a decorative inglenook with a stone mantel over and integrated appliances include fridge freezer, a ceramic hob and a dishwasher. There is ample room for a table and chairs. French doors lead onto a decked terrace to the rear. The dining room, ideal for more formal entertaining, is off the kitchen and offers a stripped wood floor, recessed bay window, an open fireplace (currently with sealed chimney), decorative surround and detailed cornicing and plaster work.

Adjacent to the kitchen is a c.1900 timber framed on stone base extension to the property providing the snug, which is perfectly placed for everyday relaxation. It leads directly to a ground floor study/playroom or bedroom with an en-suite shower room designed in a wet room style. This in turn has a small staircase down to the conservatory on a stone base, glazing to three sides, vaulted roof and door to the garden. Depending on individual requirements, this single storey part of the main property could lend itself to imaginative redevelopment for a host of purposes.

The elegant staircase rises to the upper floor with a galleried landing and access to the bedroom accommodation. The principal bedroom is of generous proportions and is light and naturally bright with a dual aspect and an en-suite bathroom comprising bath, wash hand basin, heated towel rail and WC. Three further bedrooms are available, all of good size and with fitted storage cupboards. All have wash hand basins. These bedrooms are served by the family bathroom, which gives access to the loft space.

To the opposite side of the landing a short flight of stairs drops down to what is fondly known as “the hay loft”, a renovated space above the coach house which is currently configured as a snug with corner fire and a work from home office suite. Depending on requirements this space could lend itself to further bedroom accommodation as it has done in the past. There is a secondary staircase from the rear lobby which gives independent access to this part of the property which means the space could easily be separated off from the rest of the house for independent living arrangements.

Externally

Waynriggs House is approached through a wide wooden gate in the stone-built roadside boundary walls opening to a curved gravelled driveway leading to an extensive parking area for several vehicles. A cobbled courtyard sits to the side and front of the property with a fine selection of outbuildings including the original coach house, an extensive workshop and four further stores all of good size. These could lend themselves to a host of uses depending on individual requirements. The maintained wrap-around gardens are mainly laid to lawn with planted borders of shrubs, perennials and mature trees. An elevated sun terrace is located to the side of the property overlooking the more formal gardens and the Victorian wood shingle tiled summerhouse. A separate decked terrace has direct access from the kitchen. An additional “secret” garden is ideal for adventurous and inquisitive children and is surrounded by mature trees in a quiet shaded area. A good sized potting shed and greenhouse with a mature peach tree sit to the north wall in the kitchen garden with an extensive assortment of productive vegetable beds and fruit bushes. 

Local Information

Humshaugh is a small, rural village nestled in the beautiful North Tyne Valley, just a few miles outside the market town of Hexham and on the doorstep of the Hadrian’s Wall World Heritage Site. The village offers excellent local amenities including an award-winning village shop which is a community run newsagents and general store, a village hall, first school, doctor's surgery, parish church, weekday Post Office van service, regular bus service, popular pub and a café. Nearby Hexham offers a full range of day-to-day amenities with supermarkets, a good range of shops, schooling, professional services and a hospital. The beautiful surrounding area provides walks and other country pursuits, with golf courses, sports clubs and Hexham racecourse within easy reach. Newcastle city centre provides further comprehensive cultural, educational, recreational and shopping facilities. 

For the commuter the A69 and the Military Road provide good access to Newcastle Airport and City Centre, Carlisle and onward access to the A1 and M6, while the A68 gives excellent access to the north. The rail station at Hexham provides regular links to both Newcastle and Carlisle, which in turn link to other main line services to major UK cities north and south. Regular bus services provide further access to local hubs and connecting services. Newcastle International Airport and the A1 are all within easy reach.

Approximate Mileages

Hexham 6.7 miles | Corbridge 7.9 miles | Newcastle International Airport 20.5 miles | Newcastle City Centre 23.0 miles | Carlisle 36.5 miles

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