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See Inside this Grade II-Listed Family Home which was Part-Built in the 17th Century

Whickham Park House
June 2023
Reading time 3 Minutes

Whickham Park House is a substantial listed residence that occupies the east and principal wing of a mid-17th century home

Here we go through the keyhole.

This superb residential property is positioned within the village of Whickham and is only a stone’s throw from Front Street, offering direct access to the shops, cafés, restaurants and amenities, local schooling and excellent transport links offering easy access into Newcastle City Centre and beyond. Whickham Park House features a stone entrance with wrought iron railings and secure gates that lead to a large front garden that is now laid out as a driveway and circular gravelled turning/parking area.

This period property is renowned for once being owned by a Mr Charles Attwood who purchased the property around 1825 and was regarded as a prosperous reformist and ironmaster who formed the Weardale Iron & Coal Company in 1844. The property was purchased by the current family in the late 1980s, has been sympathetically restored over the past 35 years, and now offers the rare opportunity to purchase one of the original period family homes in Whickham.

Boasting over 4,000 sq ft of internal living space, the accommodation includes a lobby, guest cloakroom and WC with doors to the reception hall. The impressive reception hallway measures 47ft in length, with original stained-glass picture window, two original fireplaces, sweeping staircase leading to the first floor and doors leading to a silver cupboard and the cellar. The reception hall then leads though to an orangery/garden room with travertine stone flooring and doors leading out to the gardens and back through to the drawing room.

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large staircase with stained glassed windows at the bottom
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The drawing room was added later, and it is thought to have been constructed in the early 20th century. This reception room measures 27ft in length and has a large bay window which overlooks the front and gardens with decorative ceiling, detailed cornicing and period fireplace. A study/snug is again with decorative ceiling, original marble fireplace, fitted storage, south and east facing windows and door leading to the kitchen. The re-fitted kitchen/dining room features fitted cabinetry, granite worktops, integrated appliances, new range cooker, central island with breakfast bar and door leading to the front terrace and gardens.

The stairs lead up to the first floor landing and onto three double bedrooms. Bedroom one has an original fireplace with fitted storage to the alcoves, south facing windows with views over the gardens and access to an ensuite shower room. Bedroom two also offers a period fireplace with south and east facing windows and fitted storage, while bedroom three is placed to the rear and is another comfortable double room with bay window, fireplace and fitted storage to the alcoves. There’s also a family bathroom with four piece suite.

The stairs then continue up to the second floor and onto three further double bedrooms, two with fireplaces and all with fitted storage. On this floor is a second family bathroom with four piece suite and a kitchenette, ideal for older children, visiting family or live-in help.

Externally, the property enjoys an enviable position and plot with extensive private gardens to the east and north of the property, which extend to approximately 0.6 of an acre and offer an abundance of mature planted borders, a large front garden and a gravelled parking area with circular driveway. The rear/side gardens are laid predominantly to lawn with well stocked borders and fenced boundaries.

Key Facts

Vestibule, reception hall, cloakroom/WC, dining room, kitchen/breakfast room, drawing room, conservatory, cellar, boiler room, storage rooms, six bedrooms, three bathrooms, kitchenette.

Iron gates, driveway, turning circle/parking, gardens.

Sanderson Young
Offers over £975,000
Gosforth office: 0191 223 3500

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