Old Helsay Cottage, Old Helsey, Warkworth
3 Bed Cottage - Detached - O.I.R.O £825,000
A once in a lifetime opportunity to buy this stunning detached stone built traditional cottage, which was originally built in 1873 and has since been extended in 2006, 2017 and 2022. The current owner has painstakingly renovated, upgraded and extended Old Helsay Cottage, with top quality fixtures and fittings, which has ensured that the character and charm has been retained. The cottage has all the original features and character, with beamed ceilings, oak and sandstone flooring, oak window sills, solid oak doors, deep skirting boards and inglenook fireplaces.
The cottage has a wonderful position with unrivalled open views over the Coquet river, the medieval Warkworth castle, the village and surrounding countryside.
The beautifully presented interior has a lounge with a large inglenook fireplace with stove and a beamed ceiling, a farmhouse style traditional kitchen with freestanding pine dressers, a range and a pantry. In 2017 the owner extended the cottage to create a magnificent open plan split level extension, which has a large vaulted ceiling with a garden room on the lower level, a sitting room on the ground floor with a large sandstone inglenook fireplace with a stove and a gallery above which is currently being used as an office. The extension takes advantage of the views. The cottage has a useful laundry room and family bathroom. The owner has recently extended the property to create a stunning main bedroom with a vaulted ceiling and original arched opening with a French door. As part of the extension is a large en-suite bathroom with a top quality four-piece suite featuring a roll top bath. There are two further generous double bedrooms.
Stunning landscaped gardens and grounds to the side and rear of the cottage which include a large raised sandstone patio to take advantage of the views, terraced flowerbeds and shrubberies, a greenhouse and secluded sitting areas with pergolas. There is a garage and log store.
Double glazing and oil central heating.