Bailiffgate, Alnwick, Northumberland
Offers over £299,950
Centrally located within the popular town of Alnwick, we are pleased to welcome to the market this large family home, currently operating as a family run bed and breakfast. The property has, in its history, been two separate houses as well as three flats and so has a variety of uses, according to the new owners requirements. With separate access to the guest suites, the owners can live comfortably and quietly within their own accommodation, with easy access into the adjoining portion of the home. Entering through a traditional wood door, you are lead through a stone flagged, covered walkway with storage areas and guest entrance. This leads through to a beautiful courtyard, an absolute suntrap and fabulous addition to the property. The owners entrance is located here. There is also access into a neighboring apartment in this area, with the freehold being owned by 1b Bailiffgate.
Entering into the hallway, you find stairs to the first floor with storage beneath. The first room you arrive at is the guests dining room, with views over the outer castle walls through an original shuttered, sash window. Charming built in cupboards with stripped wood doors are built in to the alcoves of the room, and a wood burning effect gas fire is housed within an Inglenook. This room could be utilized in a variety of manners, depending on the future plans for the home and is a fabulous reception area. The kitchen/diner is located at the rear of the home, with a pretty courtyard outlook. Multiple windows fill the space with natural light, and there is additional storage within a built in cupboard and useful pantry. Fitted with a range of wall and base units, including pan drawers and corner carousels, and complimented by the addition of solid wood work surfaces, the kitchen is an excellent family space. An Inglenook houses a free standing range style oven with five burners and hot plate, and is fitted with an integrated extractor fan. There is also an integrated dishwasher within the kitchen design and a Belfast sink, bench lighting and harlequin tiling tie the styling together. Stairs take you up to a half landing where you will find loft access above you. Fitted with a ladder and light, the loft is used by the owners as a DIY/hobby area. Bedroom one is a generous double room, with spotlights within an attractive wood beamed ceiling. This bright room benefits from a UPVC double glazed window, overlooking the courtyard. A spacious walk in wardrobe offers potential for conversion into an additional en suite shower room. Bedroom two is a further double room, well proportioned enough to accommodate a seating area also, from where you can enjoy the uninterrupted castle views. Fitted with a three piece suite, the family bathroom is a fully tiled space, with spotlights in a low maintenance ceiling. The suite consists of a concealed cistern W.C, vanity sink and bath with electric shower above. There are a selection of built in units, as well as a cream heated towel rail. A door leads through into the guests staircase and a central landing with large sash window, allowing elevated views over the castle walls and into the keep. At the bottom of these stairs you will find the fire alarm control panels. Loft access is also located here. The airy lounge benefits from two large sash windows, and traditionally high ceilings with attractive coving. This pretty room features a gas fire, with a chimney having potential to be reinstated. On the guest side of the property you will find two spacious and stylish, double en suite bedrooms with shaped ceilings and exposed trusses. En suite facilities consist of quadrant shower cubicles, W.C and hand basins. These desirable rooms are obviously extremely popular with visitors eager to stay within close proximity of the stunning castle.
The market town of Alnwick, famous for Alnwick Castle and its Gardens and Barter Books, offers a wide range of amenities. Alnwick is also well served by public transport with regular buses running routes to Berwick and Newcastle.