Take a Peek Inside this Stone-Built Cottage on Hadrian's Wall
An attractive property with superb paddock accommodation like this is hard to come by
Locksley Cottage is an appealing stone-built character property offering spacious and versatile accommodation over two floors and is located in a convenient position for commuting to both local and regional centres.
The conversion of the property from an original farm building has retained attractive touches such as exposed beams and stonework along with striking arched windows within the old byre openings.
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There is a welcoming hallway with a cloakroom, while a separate porch leads directly to the family room – the first of two lovely reception rooms, both with striking inglenook fireplaces and impressive proportions. Windows set with deep sills and wooden lintels add to the country house atmosphere and the sitting room has wonderful arched windows, one of which opens to the courtyard beyond.
At the heart of the home is the fabulous kitchen with underfloor heating, quality fitted units, central island and appliances. The dual aspect windows fill the room with natural light that highlights the elegant contemporary styling. Again, there is direct access to the courtyard for easy outdoor dining and entertaining. The kitchen is further served by a utility/laundry room off the entrance hall. Also off the hall is a study that is perfect for working from home, or this could become a fifth bedroom if required.
There are twin staircases to the first floor. One rises from the family room leading to the principal suite and the second bedroom. The fantastic principal suite incorporates an expansive bedroom, walk-in wardrobe and a well-appointed bathroom. The elegant bathroom suite comprises freestanding rolltop bath, wash hand basin and WC. The second bedroom benefits from an ensuite shower room.
The two remaining bedrooms are accessed separately via a staircase from the entrance hall. These two large bedrooms offer excellent family or guest accommodation and are served by a lovely family bathroom.
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Adjoining the house but accessed externally is a superb games room which is currently set up with a full-size snooker table, giving an idea of the generous size. This space could be reconfigured for a variety of uses, and has previously been used as a garage.
Locksley Cottage is approached via a gravelled driveway which sweeps around to the west side of the house with plenty of off-road parking. There are gardens with well-maintained lawns along with an enclosed private courtyard which is ideal for sheltered al fresco dining and entertaining.
To the north of the property is an expansive and flat paddock extending to more than two acres. This will appeal to all equestrian enthusiasts and offers a host of possibilities. Meanwhile, open countryside sweeps away in all directions with unspoiled views across the landscape.
Guide price: £675,000
Corbridge office: 01434 622234