Wooler, Northumberland, NE71
An exceptional stone built dwelling set in approximately five and a half acres of its own private grounds including lawned gardens and paddock.
The property enjoys south west views stretching over the Glendale Valley towards the Cheviot hills and Northumberland National Park. Built to the highest specifications and nearing completion, the Doddington sandstone exterior houses a traditional interior of charm and character designed for contemporary modern living which extends to 10,000 square feet. A rare opportunity for a country life in unique picturesque surroundings.
Doddington is a small village nestling in the Glendale Valley at the foot of Dod Law. This delightful village is just over two miles north of Wooler and fourteen miles south of Berwick-upon-Tweed. Doddington is close to the Northumberland National Park and overlooks the Cheviot Hills. The local amenities include the Wooler Golf Club on Dod Law and the well renowned Doddington Dairy, with its award winning cheeses and ice cream. Doddington has a regular bus service to Wooler and Berwick-upon-Tweed.
The local town of Wooler has many amenities, including varied shopping, hotels, galleries, restaurants, cafes, public houses, a library, health centre and churches of several denominations. There is also a wide range of sporting clubs such as angling, shooting, cricket, bowls, football, walking, cycling and running. The schooling is very good with first and middle schools in Wooler and the option of High Schools in Berwick or Alnwick. The closest private school is Longridge Towers, on the outskirts of Berwick-upon-Tweed.
The nearest railway station is a Berwick-upon-Tweed, on the east coast main line from London to Edinburgh. There are two main airports within easy reach - Newcastle approximately 45 miles and Edinburgh 69 miles away.
The Pastures was started in 2000, with the owner's attention to detail being second to none, ensuring that the house is finished to the highest standard. Certain areas remain to be completed so that the purchaser may have an input on the finish of the house.
The dwelling is built in the local Doddington stone, under a natural stone roof with aluminium powder-coated rainwater system. All windows are mahogany sash and case double-glazed and fully draft sealed.
The quality of the fixtures and fittings is unrivalled, including a feature mahogany staircase, solid mahogany doors, a hand crafted character oak fitted kitchen, Heritage /Burlington bathroom fittings throughout, with sandstone, limestone and mahogany flooring. The beamed ceilings in the majority of the rooms are a distinctive feature of the house.
The accommodation is set on four levels. The front reception hall with the stunning open galleried staircase, leads to all the main rooms - a lounge with Inglenook fireplace, dining room with adjacent cocktail lounge, a large bespoke oak kitchen with Aga, integrated appliances and cloakroom. On this level there is a provision for an indoor swimming pool. However, if the purchaser chooses, this versatile space with windows all around, offers many other possibilities.