Linnel Dene is a noted Northumbrian property which has been in the same family for over 100 years. The property has a unique setting, in splendid isolation, and offers a serenity that is second to none. The surrounding woodland and river ensure that the property as a whole sits within its own natural amphitheatre and represents for many what will be the perfect package.
The property includes Linnel Dene House and a renovated former Mill with stables and outbuildings. In addition to this there is approximately 835 metres of river and circa 27 acres of land. As such Linnel Dene is a diverse property with high amenity and lifestyle value, representing a unique opportunity to acquire an ideal family home with ample diversification opportunities. LINNEL DENE HOUSE
Linnel Dene House is a traditional stone built house under a slate roof, the house is full of character with beamed ceilings, attractive fireplaces and deep window sills; of particular note are the stunning bay windows which overlook the lawned gardens and the river beyond.
The accommodation briefly comprises on the ground floor a kitchen fitted with a range of floor units as well as a back kitchen/utility room, a snug and drawing room. The drawing room enjoys a feature fireplace, beamed ceiling and bay windows overlooking the gardens as well as ample space for a large dining table. Double doors provide lovely views over Devils Water and surrounding areas. Off the living room is a conservatory overlooking the gardens. On the first floor there are four bedrooms, a bathroom and a WC. THE MILL
The Mill House is full of character, built of traditional Northumbrian stone under a slate roof, it provides ideal additional residential accommodation including two upstairs bedrooms and a bathroom whilst on the ground floor there is an open plan kitchen/living room with a feature range fireplace. The Mill House, situated adjacent to the main house offers opportunities in terms of home working, tourism or merely as an overflow to the main dwelling.
There is also scope for further development of the large store room on the western end of the Mill. Any works would be subject to the necessary consents and permissions. EXTERNAL
Aside from including two residential properties there are circa 27 acres of land, buildings and a single bank stretch of river at Linnel Dene.
The grassland comprises 2.57 ha (6.35 acres) of permanent pasture and is ideal for grazing purposes and has been utilised as such in the past. It is served by private water and is directly accessible from the stables, ensuring easy and convenient turn out for horses and/or other livestock. The land is registered for the Basic Payment Scheme (BPS) and a claim for this year's scheme has been submitted, the buyer will be expected to comply with the scheme rules or indemnify the claimant for any breach if proven. The land is currently entered into a Countryside Stewardship Agreement and accordingly extra revenue is available as a result, whilst the boundaries are secure. The stewardship agreement can be withdrawn at the buyer's request.
The remaining land comprises lawned gardens and woodland. The woods primarily consist of mature hardwood timber and provide a magical backdrop to the property; they create an atmosphere which is scarcely replicated and provide a canvas of ever-changing colours.
The Devil's Water river meanders along the property's eastern and southern border creating a sense of tranquillity and calm which belies the property's accessible location. Aside from adding huge amenity to the property, the river also provides sporting opportunities with an unrivalled convenience; both salmon and sea trout can be caught from the front garden whilst almost the whole stretch is fishable.
To service the land there are two wooden stables and a small range of stone buildings. These reside at a convenient distance from the main dwellings, ensuring an ideal degree of separation between the two. SERVICES
Linnel Dene House and the Mill are served by private water, mains electricity and are both heated via separate oil boilers.
Drainage for both the house and the Mill is to a septic tank, please note the vendor does not give any undertaking that the property fully satisfies the General Binding Regulations 2020. LOCATION
Linnel Dene is ideally situated representing a rural idyll yet only circa 2 miles to the south of Hexham and 3.5 miles to the south west of Corbridge and approximately 22 miles from Newcastle upon Tyne. Hexham, recently voted the UK's most popular place to live, has a wide range of local and national shops, an array of professional and leisure services and a full range of health services. Corbridge, like Hexham, provides a full range of shops, services and amenities and is one of the most desirable towns in the county. Schooling is available for all ages in Hexham and for the younger ages in the nearby towns and villages. Private schooling is available at nearby Mowden Hall and in Newcastle. EASEMENTS AND WAYLEAVES
The land is sold subject to and with the benefit of all rights of way, water, drainage, water courses, light and other easements, quasi or reputed easements and rights of adjoining owners (if any) affecting the same and all matters registerable by any competent authority pursuant to statute. THIRD PARTY RIGHTS
There are no third party rights which cross the land. TENURE
The house, Mill, stables and gardens are Let subject to an Assured Shorthold Tenancy (AST). Notice has been served and the tenancy expires after the 24th June 2021. MINERAL RIGHTS
They are included in so far as they are owned. SPORTING RIGHTS
Owned in hand and included in the sale. AREAS
The areas have been assessed in accordance with Ordnance Survey data and interested parties should satisfy themselves in this regard. MONEY LAUNDERING REGULATIONS
The purchaser will be required to provide proof of identification to comply with Money Laundering Regulations in the form of a copy of the Purchasers' passport, together with a copy of the Purchasers' driving licence or a recent utility bill as proof of residence. ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE
Linnel Dene (house) has an Energy Efficiency Rating of E (43). CHARGES
Northumberland County Council tax band G. VIEWING
Viewing is strictly by appointment. Arrangements can be made by contacting YoungsRPS, Hexham on 01434 608980.