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See Inside This Country House Which Forms Part of a 17th Century Castle

grand house from 17th century
December 2022
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Located within the north-eastern elevation, The Library House forms a significant part of Callaly Castle, the former home of the Clavering and Browne families

We take a peek inside.

Dating from the 17th century, Callaly Castle has undergone significant changes over the centuries, including Georgian and Victorian additions. At the end of the last century, Kit Martin redesigned the accommodation, dividing the castle into seven principal wings, and The Library House was added in the 1890s.

A three-storey listed country house, it contains a large reception hall, retains the principal staircase of the castle and gives private entry to the castle’s museum. The entrance to the house gives direct access to the main accommodation, with three bedrooms and a bathroom on the ground floor. Of particular note is the first floor drawing room which, originally the castle’s library (hence the name) features a Vermont Vigilant log burner.

With great foresight and imagination the present owners added the mezzanine floor, thereby adding a new dimension to the house, with a dining room which connects to the study, and another staircase descending to the kitchen/breakfast room, which is also on the first floor. On the second floor is the guest bedroom with an ensuite bathroom. 

Immediately to the front of the house is an extensive area of lawn, which incorporates the croquet lawn and gives way to the deer park beyond. The beautifully maintained gardens and grounds of the castle are accessible to all residents. They include more lawns, mature borders and wonderful walks through the woods and around the lakes where you’ll find a variety of wildlife. 

For whoever is lucky enough to next own The Library House, the peace and quiet of this remarkable part of Northumberland can be fully appreciated.

Knight Frank
Guide price: £565,000
Melrose office: 01896 807013

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