- Detached stone built house
- Views over open countryside
- Gravelled driveway with ample parking
- Timber frame garage and carport
- Self contained office/studio
- Beautiful gardens
- Idyllic secluded location
- Energy efficiency rating D (63)
DESCRIPTION Ivy Cottage is a charming stone built house resting in a private and secluded setting, with fantastic views across the North Tyne countryside. Dating back to circa 1860, the property has been sympathetically updated yet still retains many noteworthy features and is very well presented by the current owners. The property is approached via a private gravelled sweeping driveway leading to a timber frame garage and covered car port, around which ample space is provided for turning and parking a number of cars. Internally the accommodation comprises; entrance lobby, hallway, drawing room with feature inglenook fireplace housing a wood burning stove, spacious dining kitchen fitted with stylish hand painted shaker style units with complementary granite work surfaces incorporating a Belfast sink with mixer tap over, double oven Aga set within a tiled chimney with extractor hood above. An exposed stone archway from the kitchen opens into the garden room with wood burning stove, vaulted ceiling and double doors opening out onto the flagged patio. Off the kitchen is a utility room with plumbing for both a washing machine and dishwasher, and a downstairs cloakroom/wc. In addition an external door provides access to the rear. From the hallway a staircase leads up to the first floor where there are two double bedrooms and a family bathroom fitted with a white suite comprising a panelled bath with shower over, wall mounted wash hand basin, low level wc, heated towel rail and built in storage cupboard housing the hot water system.
EXTERNALLY Ivy Cottage sits in grounds of up to half an acre comprising lawned areas, stone paved patio terrace bordered by mature hedging, established shrubs, fruit and blossom trees, woodland and a charming pond bordered by wild flowers. Located along side the woodland and the pond is a self contained timber building, currently used as an office but could be the ideal retreat for home working, studio or hobbies/playroom. Two stone built outhouses rest to the side of the property proving useful storage and log store, plus a shed utilised as storage for LPG gas bottles. A gated gravel driveway sweeps onto the grounds and leads to a timber frame garage with covered car port. There is ample space for turning and parking of a number of cars.
LOCATION Ivy Cottage is situated in a peaceful rural location with stunning views outside the village of Birtley. The location delivers excellent transport links to Newcastle city centre, Hexham and Northumberland via the A68/A69 motorway. Local shopping, restaurants and amenities can be found locally in the nearby villages of Barrasford and Wark, which also has a post office. A Co-op supermarket is located in nearby Bellingham, while a wider range of day-to-day shopping is available in Hexham which is located approximately 13 miles away.
Hexham railway station is on the Tyne Valley line between Carlisle and Newcastle upon Tyne making the city an easy commute. From Newcastle a mainline railway station provides regular services to Edinburgh and London King's Cross. Or for travel further afield, Newcastle International Airport offers both domestic and international flights.
DIRECTIONS Ivy Cottage can be easily reached via sat nav.
Travelling North on the A68 turn left signposted towards Wark and Birtley. Continue along this road until you reach Ivy Cottage on the left hand side.
Alternatively you can follow a different route travelling North on the A6079 through the village of Barrasford, turning right signposted towards Birtley and continuing along this road until you reach Ivy Cottage on the right hand side.
SERVICES Mains electricity, private water supply and septic tank drainage. Oil fired central heating to radiators.
AGENCY NOTES The property benefits from Solar Photovoltaic Microgeneration Panels which generate electricity. The panels are located within the grounds of Ivy Cottage.
COUNCIL TAX BAND Northumberland County Council Tax Band D.
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