Backworth Lane, Backworth
Offers over £399,950
Situated within a popular residential area in Backworth is this fantastic, five bedroom detached country farm house. This remarkable property is steeped in history and is positioned on land which was originally owned and cultivated by Tynemouth Priory. The Old Cottage was built in 1703 after the priory was destroyed and eventually became part of the Duke of Northumberlands estate. During the First World War, the house was utilised and used as a battery, and hence it being so close to the war memorial. The house is constructed in traditional sandstone with a pan tile roof and has significant local history in the village, and is grade listed to recognise this.
In the years 1998-2000, the property was released from the Duke of Northumberlands estate and was converted, allowing for a new roof and damp proofing. The current owners have also updated the property with restored sash windows, exposed floorboards, bringing back its stunning character and charm, yet providing a lovely warm and welcoming home feel.
This residence begins in a welcoming reception hallway which provides access to the bedrooms in the west side of the property, including two ground floor double bedrooms and a stunning grand master bedroom on the first floor, featuring exposed wooden floorboards and generous eaves storage. A ground floor bathroom, with free-standing bath can also be accessed from the hallway, as can the beautifully presented living room- once a stable and cow shed. The lounge benefits from reclaimed wooden flooring, two feature fireplaces and original byre windows which provide access to the large, south facing private garden. There are two further ground floor reception rooms, including a versatile music room and a delightful dining room. This includes a stunning cast iron working range and original ceiling beams. The kitchen also provides garden access, and includes solid-wood wall and floor units, integrated dishwasher, fridge and washer/dyer and a Belfast sink. The dining room provides access to the first floor on the east side of the building, which has two further bedrooms and a bathroom- one of which is a double featuring an exposed stone wall and original cast iron fireplace.
Externally there is a small front garden enclosed by a stone wall and to the rear there is a delightful, private enclosed garden and double detached garage, along with off street parking to the side of the property with space for multiple cars.
Backworth is a quiet yet popular residential village offering good transportation links including the nearby Northumberland Park Metro. There are a selection of shops, restaurants and other amenities including Backworth Park Primary School.