- 5 Reception Rooms
- 9 Bedrooms
- Grade II listed
- Tennis Court
- Walled Gardens
- Formal Gardens
- EPC Exempt
An imaginatively renovated and sumptuously appointed Grade II Listed country house and estate within the heart of Northumberland.
Hallington is a small hamlet situated due north of Corbridge and east of the A68. Surrounded by open countryside including Hallington Reservoirs, from which emanates Whittledean Watercourse which flows down towards Harlow Hill and bisects the estate to the north of the Hall. For the commuter the A68, B6318 (Military Road) A69 and A1 provide links throughout the region, complemented by Newcastle International Airport and the East Coast mainline railway. The vibrant regional centre of Newcastle provides an increasingly broad range of cultural, retailing, leisure and educational facilities. The nearby market towns of Hexham and Morpeth and the historic village of Corbridge provide a traditional range of amenities and there is a fine selection of private and state schooling within the area. Northumberland enjoys an abundance of attractions, most notably Hadrian's Wall and various Roman forts, Alnwick Castle, Holy Island, Kielder Water and Northumberland National Park. Beyond can be found the delights of North Yorkshire, the Scottish Borders, the North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and the Lake District.
There are golfing, leisure and spa facilities available at Matfen Hall Hotel (5.5 miles) along with further championship courses at Slaley Hall, Close House and a delightful parkland course at Hexham. Horse racing is available at Newcastle upon Tyne, Hexham and Carlisle and there is a broad variety of outdoor pursuits available throughout the region.
Hallington Hall is an outstanding home. Renovated with the utmost attention to detail by the present owners, an award-winning interior designer, this magnificent Grade II Listed Georgian country house occupies a most private setting amidst 60 acres of formal grounds, woodland and grassland.
The Hall provides exceptional accommodation, spanning three floors, comprising three principal receptions rooms, a stunning family kitchen, study, playroom, shower room plus ancillary rooms along with seven en-suite bedrooms, two further bedrooms and a family bathroom. A wonderful games room and cinema room complete the second floor.
All of the appointments are to a most exacting specification. The owners employed local craftsmen to create wardrobes, doors and bookcases all designed by Fiona Barratt Interiors and made in Northumberland. A smart Rako lighting system throughout, underfloor heating, top of the range audio systems, linked telephony and full security complement the contemporary redesign which sits seamlessly alongside the wealth of original features.
There are three cottages in additional to the main house, two of which adjoin the Hall and these too have been renovated to a similarly high standard. The various stone outbuildings have been cleverly utilised to incorporate a gymnasium, garaging, stabling and machinery sheds.
Constructed in 1768, this outstanding Georgian property was built for industrialist Ralph Soulsby, whose family retained ownership until 1928. It then passed to the Trevelyan family and remained so until 1962 when it was sold by the great historian, Sir George Trevelyan.
A substantial entrance doorway with decorative pediment over and Ionic pilasters leads through to the impressive entrance hallway. It is flanked by Venetian windows with the hallway dominated by an open well staircase leading off to the first floor and having polished oak flooring throughout. The drawing room is beautifully proportioned with a fine marble fireplace and a broad canted bay window overlooking the gardens. The sitting room enjoys a southerly aspect and has a carved marble fireplace and open grate. The heart of the property is a stunning kitchen and orangery which provides a wonderful living/dining environment. The kitchen is beautifully appointed with a comprehensive range of bespoke units including Sub Zero and Meile appliances along with a fully bespoke La Cornue central Island housing large gas and electric ovens with four burner hob unit, warming plate and griddle along with a Wolf electric steamer and stainless steel preparation surfaces. Banquette seating surrounds a large breakfast table and a French doorway leads out to the gardens. The marble flooring extends through to the orangery which has twin double-opening doors leading out to the gardens, built-in television and a dining section with additional French doors. Also to the ground floor is a study, secondary hallway with cloakroom/WC leading off, playroom, utility room, shower room/WC and boot room with plant/AV room adjoining.
To the first floor there is an exceptional master suite with wonderful views over the grounds and hole in the wall gas fire. The en-suite is sumptuously appointed comprising a free standing bath onto a raise plinth, large walk in shower cubicle with twin shower units and his/hers washbasins. There are four further beautifully appointed double bedrooms with luxurious en-suites all of which enjoy views over the grounds. The bathrooms are all fitted with international brands including Dornbracht, Boffi, Fantini and Zuchetti.
The second floor is a perfect blend of bedroom and relaxation rooms. There are four further bedrooms, two of which are en-suite along with a family bathroom and a separate W/C. The games room is an ideal space for relaxation having been formerly three rooms and has an open fire to one hand. The cinema room is split level and fitted with acoustic panelling to the walls along with recessed speakers, projector and 8' screen.
Approached through electronically operated security gates, a sweeping carriage driveway creates a wonderful sense of arrival, flanked by shaped laid lawns and enclosed by stone walling. The gardens extend around to the south of the property with a broad gravelled terrace leading down to a laid lawn with views over the countryside to the south. The gardens slope down to a lower level which adjoins Hallington Burn where there is a small lake, water fall and a number of foot bridges.
Immediately to the rear of the property is a large alfresco dining area with steps leading up to a central pathway flanked by lawned gardens adjoining which are two cottages and various outbuildings. Double-opening gates lead through to the woodland and beyond to the adjoining farmland.
There is a separate walled garden with bespoke summer house and all weather tennis court, adjoining which are a range of useful garden stores and an enclosed courtyard providing private parking facilities.
Further electronically operated gates from the main driveway provide access to a secondary drive, the cottages, garaging and stabling. The double garage has an electric sliding door and there are two further machinery sheds along with three loose boxes and an original byre. A gymnasium along with exercise room and a cloakroom/WC forms part of the original outbuildings.
West Cottage comprises; sitting room with wood burning stove, dining room with open grate, a fully fitted kitchen, a master bedroom with en-suite bathroom/WC with shower cubicle, further double bedroom with similarly appointed Jack and Jill house bathroom.
The Coach House
The Coach House comprises; living room with open fire, cloakroom/WC, dining room and steps down to a fully fitted breakfast kitchen. To the first floor is a master bedroom with en-suite bathroom/WC with shower cubicle and a further double bedroom with en-suite bathroom/WC.
Adjoining The Coach House is a single storey byre/ workshop along with a small potting shed.
Ivy Cottage comprises;
Hallington Hall in total extends to 60 acres with a separate access to the north of The Hall leading to the principal grassland and across a small bridge over Whittledean Watercourse into the woodland. The woodland straddles Hallington Burn and in turn provides access to the remaining grazing land.
From Newcastle upon Tyne, head westwards on the A69. Proceed over the Styford roundabout and at the next junction, take the Corbridge turning and continue north onto the A68. At the Stagshaw roundabout (by The Errington Arms) proceed straight over, following the A68. After just less than 2.5 miles, turn right (signposted Bingfield and Hallington). At the subsequent crossroads, continue directly ahead and continue into Hallington. The Hall is at the far end of the hamlet on the left hand side.
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