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The Old Lodge
October 2023
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The Old Lodge is a Grade II-listed period lodge with a host of original charm and character

This Grade II-listed period lodge in Hamsterley Mill has plenty of character and traditional features, blended to perfection with stunning interior décor to create a cosy and welcoming atmosphere.

Hamsterley Mill is a commuter village in the Derwent Valley, while nearby Rowlands Gill provides amenities including shops, restaurants, a library and primary school, and Shotley Bridge offers a further range of professional services including schools and a hospital. Newcastle city centre is accessible in under half and hour.

Originally built around 1900, The Old Lodge is a striking Arts & Crafts home with mullioned windows, parquet wood flooring and a mix of cast iron and stone inglenook fireplaces. Thoughtful updates have been carried out to create modern living spaces without compromising the historic character of the property. Nestled privately within generous and well-maintained gardens on the edge of Hamsterley Hall parkland, the property has glorious views and direct access to stunning ancient woodland walks.

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The double front doors sit beneath a lovely arched entrance to the hall. The sitting room is to the front, with a grand bay window, and a glazed door tucked away in one corner opens to a terrace. Adjoining the sitting room, the open-plan kitchen and dining room features bespoke cabinetry, marble work surfaces and quality built-in appliances including a range cooker, a wine cooler and Quooker boiling water tap. There are two shelved pantry cupboards and the vaulted ceiling adds to the feeling of space and light. A door here leads out to the gardens.

The bathroom is accessed from the lower landing, and the staircase rises and curves a full 180 degrees to the first floor landing. There are two double bedrooms, each with fitted storage, wood flooring and a feature fireplace.

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On the edge of Hamsterley Mill parkland, the house sits in around 0.3 acres and has a gravelled driveway and parking area as well as organic gardens with lawns, a wild flower meadow, mature fruit trees, raised vegetable beds, and two garden sheds.

Steps from the driveway lead to a fantastic stone terrace with an outdoor kitchen complete with wood-fired pizza oven, an Argentinian Asada barbecue grill and oak work surfaces, all housed under a wood-shingled roof structure so you can make use of them all year round. The terrace also has infra-red heaters and an open stone fireplace.

Entrance hall, sitting room, open-plan kitchen/dining room, two bedrooms, bathroom.

Gravelled driveway and parking, gardens, kitchen garden, outdoor kitchen/dining area, outbuildings.

Finest Properties
Guide price: £600,000
Corbridge office: 01434 622234

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