Netherton, Netherton, Northumberland
This historically significant barn conversion is a ten minute stroll away from the picturesque Northumberland village of Netherton famous for the The Star Inn serving real ales direct from the cask, and near to the listed fish pass where spawning salmon and sea trout can be seen.
Situated in the foothills of The Cheviots, this is a wonderful area for walkers and cyclists with numerous paths and cycle routes direct from the door whilst being only 23 miles from the heritage coast.
The peaceful location is surrounded by a protected Site of Special Scientific Interest - designated because of the range of rare birds that nest in the area.
Originally constructed by Lord Armstrong for the Cragside Estate in the late 1800s, the property consists of five double bedrooms (two en-suite), family bathroom, large sitting room and an open plan dining kitchen space.
Cheviot View is currently an extremely successful holiday let, with annual income of over £60,000.
You could carry the property on as a holiday let with or without full management in place (there are forward bookings in excess of £42,000, with no capital expenditure required), or it would also make an ideal second home or permanent residence as it has full residential planning permission.
The front door leads into a light entrance hall with glazed screens to the left and right and two large storage cupboards, one of which contains the combination boiler.
The boiler is connected to a smart thermostat so that all heating and hot water can be controlled remotely from a mobile or tablet.
Ahead is a spacious dining kitchen in the centre of the house, with space for 12 to dine in comfort and a full height glazed wall with a door leading into the rear garden.
The kitchen consists of oak base and wall units with a three-oven range cooker, integrated fridge, integrated dishwasher, grey work surfaces with complementary splash back tiling.
A separate utility room contains a further fridge, freezer, sink and integrated washing machine.
At the eastern end of the ground floor is a large living room with windows facing the rear garden, and an inglenook fireplace with a modern Danish wood burner creates a focal point, providing a cosy cottage feel.
At the western end of the ground floor is a large cloakroom with wc and basin.
Beyond the cloakroom is a very private double bedroom with views over the rear garden and its own en-suite shower room.
The en-suite has a shower cubical with electric shower, white pedestal hand basin, close-coupled WC, chrome heated towel rail and a tiled floor.
Stairs from the entrance hall lead to a spacious, bright landing with a storage cupboard.
In the centre of the first floor is a stunning master bedroom suite with a large en-suite shower room, exposed beams and a 12 feet high floor-to-ceiling glass wall with breath-taking views of the Cheviots and the burn.
The en-suite has a quadrant shower cubical with electric shower, white pedestal hand basin, close-coupled WC, chrome heated towel rail and a tiled floor.
Also upstairs are three further double bedrooms, all with fabulous views, exposed roof trusses and beams within a vaulted ceiling, and oak cottage doors with Suffolk latch handles throughout.
In addition there is a large family bathroom with bath, separate shower cubical with electric shower, white pedestal hand basin, close-coupled WC, chrome heated towel rail and a tiled floor.
The property has a lawned front garden with a mature hedge, and a very large enclosed rear garden with a terrace off the kitchen from which to enjoy the views down to the burn where herons, kingfishers and oystercatchers are regularly spotted.
The rear garden also contains a dressed stone circular turbine chamber, with a spiral stone cantilevered staircase, that formerly housed the water turbine installed by Lord Armstrong to power the farm (now displayed at Cragside House).