Take a Look Inside this Beautiful Country Home with a Separate Bungalow
Built in 1921, Hawkwell Grange is a magnificent property with beautiful mature grounds and paddocks
Located towards the southern edge of the small hamlet of Hawkwell, this is a rare opportunity to purchase a traditional country home. The house, lived in by the current family for 40 years, is accessed via an attractive stone pillared entrance with double timber gates leading to a long private driveway with a tall mature beech hedge. The house connects to a large tree lined courtyard area, with parking for several cars, and in turn to an oak framed open carport and garage, which is ideal for the storage of vehicles and garden machinery.
The substantial house is constructed in dressed stone, with a pantile roof, while other architectural features of note include the entrance portico with a dressed stone pediment with scrolled surround and a large lantern light, original cross leaded windows with secondary glazing, original herringbone parquet floor and wood panelling to the reception hallway, stone open fireplaces and a beautiful carved stone inglenook housing the AGA in the kitchen/breakfast room.
Through the vestibule you’ll find a reception hallway with wood-burning stove and main staircase to the first floor. Off the hallway is a magnificent drawing room with wood-burning stove and bay window overlooking the gardens, and sliding doors connect to the formal dining room. Further down the hall is a study with period fireplace, wood panelling and excellent storage, and a conservatory with fitted blinds and a delightful aspect overlooking the west-facing aspect of the house and gardens.
An inner passageway and hall gives access to the secondary staircase, cloakroom/WC and useful storage cupboards, before reaching the kitchen/breakfast room. An excellent well-appointed farmhouse kitchen by Michael Carrick is fitted with light oak cabinets and integrated appliances, while the focal point is a feature stone surround from Slaley Quarry, with hand-crafted lintel and carved figures, housing the oil fired four oven AGA, hot plate and separate griddle.
The kitchen leads to a walk-in pantry, as well as a side entrance leading to Peter’s Pantry, which has been recently hand-fitted by Alexander Carrick, with beautiful oak cabinets and wine storage. A further side hallway, with useful storage cupboards, leads to an excellent boot room, with a door leading to the courtyard. Upstairs, you’ll find the master bedroom overlooking the gardens with an ensuite bathroom and separate dressing. On this floor there are another four further bedrooms, one currently fitted with wardrobes as a dressing room, and two family bathrooms.
Externally, this highly imposing country house is surrounded by many tall mature trees which offer great screening and privacy. The gardens extend to around 12 acres and include two grazing paddocks, one small and one larger to the western boundary, which lies adjacent to the village cricket pitch. The formal gardens are beautifully landscaped and laid out, with attractive garden rooms, and sitting areas and terraces, mature trees and a hard tennis court. There is a detached, purpose timber built stable block comprising five loose boxes for horses, tack room and concrete stable yard adjacent to the paddocks and large open haybarn.
Hawkwell Cottage is a versatile extension to the main house. With its own private entrance at the front and rear, it currently accommodates a large sitting room with wood-burning stove, dining/garden room, fitted kitchen/breakfast room, two bedrooms, utility room, shower room, storage and boot room, and it would be ideal as an independent annexe and apartment.
Guide price: £1,795,000
Gosforth office: 0191 223 3500