Hope Head Cottage is an impressive grade II listed property with adjoining bastle which has been converted and extensively renovated by the current owners. The property enjoys circa 2 acres of grazing land and is situated in an idyllic rural setting which captures stunning countryside views.
DESCRIPTION Hope Head Cottage is an impressive grade II listed property with adjoining bastle which has been converted and extensively renovated by the current owners. The property enjoys circa 2 acres of grazing land and is situated in an idyllic rural setting which captures stunning countryside views.
The bastle has been incorporated into the main building to create an impressive and characterful home, it dates back to a post medieval period during the Border Reivers reign. Bastles were created as a form of defensive building during the 'reiving' period, they are strongly built farmhouses with thick stone walls. The ground floor would house animals whilst people lived on the first floor.
The property is full of character and charm with many noteworthy period features retained including beamed ceilings, deep window sills and original fireplaces.
The ground floor can be accessed by doors into the hallway and kitchen. The hallway provides access into the large utility room with WC, stairs to first floor with useful under stairs cupboard with a door into the spacious living room. The living room enjoys views over the garden and beyond with patio doors leading out to the garden. There is an inglenook fireplace housing a multi fuel stove with back boiler providing hot water.
The kitchen diner is situated within the 'bastle' and is accessed from the living room and is fitted with a range of units and a multi fuel Rayburn with back boiler providing heating and hot water. There is a stable door leading out to the garden, a cosy dining area and open staircase leading up to the first floor lounge. The lounge is also situated within the 'bastle' and enjoys many of the original features including a bread oven, windows and beams.
A staircase from the hallways leads up to the first floor where there are two double bedrooms both with en suite bathrooms.
The stairs continue up to the second floor where there are a further two double bedrooms and a bathroom.
EXTERNALLY The property is accessed via a gravelled track which leads to a hard standing parking area. A farmhouse gate leads into the walled garden which is mainly laid to lawn and enjoys a patio area to sit and enjoy the peaceful surroundings.
Beyond the garden is a paddock extending to approx. 2 acres with stabling. The availability of such land provides an ideal opportunity for a wannabe small holder to realise their ideal, whilst also offering the potential for those who may wish to combine family life with rural life and enjoy the benefits of such.
LOCATION The delightful hamlet of Sparty Lea is situated between the villages of Allendale and Allenheads.
The village of Allendale offers many local amenities including a village shop, a small supermarket, butcher, post office and several pubs. In addition there is a primary school and Doctors' surgery. The nearby historic town of Hexham provides a wider selection of amenities with larger supermarkets, a good range of shops and restaurants, professional and recreational services and a hospital.
The main A69 provides excellent commuter access to both Newcastle and Carlisle and can be accessed at Hexham or Haydon Bridge. Aside from road links both also provide rail links to the main east and west coast lines, whilst Newcastle Airport is also readily accessible. The availability of such excellent transport routes ensure that rural life can be enjoyed, whilst the main cities and the wider world are within easy reach.
DIRECTIONS Travelling from Allendale follow the B6295 until you reach Sparty Lea. Turn right opposite the chapel and follow the road until you reach a T junction. Turn left up the hill and follow the road, continue past the old school house then take the next right onto a single track road. Continue along this road, through a closed gate until you reach the end where you will find Hope Head Cottage.
SERVICES Mains electricity is connected. Spring water supply. Drainage is via a private septic tank. Heating and hot water is provided by back boilers on the multi fuel Rayburn.
CHARGES Northumberland County Council tax band F.
VIEWINGS Viewing is strictly by appointment. Arrangements can be made by contacting YoungsRPS, Hexham on 01434 608980.
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