- Substantial Period Country Residence
- 31ft Drawing Room
- Five Bedrooms & Four En-Suites
- Extensive Gardens Extending to 1.34 Acres
This substantial, period, country residence manages to mix period charm and modern living with ease and is ideally situated within the magnificent Whalton Park estate, which is located close to Bolam Lake and also the villages of Whalton and Bolam. The property is also placed approximately 7 miles south west of the delightful market town of Morpeth and also 9 miles from Ponteland village, with its shops, cafes and restaurants. Newcastle City Centre is situated approximately 18 miles south east and Newcastle International Airport is 12 miles away.
Gallowhill Hall, which is thought to have been originally constructed in 1888 by Charles Perkins JP for Lord Decies was subsequently sold to Captain Frank Buddle Atkinson, the high sheriff of Northumberland, in 1902 and has since been utilised as a hospital and also as a residential school until the 1990’s. The property was sympathetically restored around the turn of the century by Whitelam Homes and was subsequently purchased by the current owners in 2003.
The property itself boasts in excess of 8,000 Sq ft and is accessed by electronic security gates that lead to a long, gravelled driveway and circular courtyard with central stone water feature and tree tiered fountain. Internally, the accommodation comprises:
Stunning pillared entrance and reception vestibule which leads to a breath-taking reception/dining hall with beautiful polished wood flooring, high ceilings and fabulous decorative ceiling with detailed cornicing. The reception hall then leads to a magnificent drawing room which measures 31ft in length, with dual aspect and period fireplace. French doors lead to the orangery which benefits from delightful views of the gardens and grounds. The kitchen/breakfast room benefits from hand painted wood cabinetry with a mixture of granite and wood work-surfaces, integrated appliances and a four oven AGA which provides a wonderful focal point.
The reception hallway then gives access to a rear hallway which in turn provides a stairway to the basement of the hall and offers an arrangement of storage rooms and wine cellars. The main staircase with its stunning wood work and high ceilings has a stunning galleried landing and beneath an impressive cloakroom/WC with mosaic tiling.
The first floor landing leads to a sitting room/library space with delightful views of the front gardens and gives access to five bedrooms, of which four are generous double and all with re-fitted, en-suite shower rooms, the master suite benefiting from a dressing room and uninterrupted views. Bedroom five is situated in the three storey tower and has its own private reading room at the second floor and at the third floor a spectacular study with 360 degree panoramic views.
Externally, the property benefits from a triple detached garage with electronically operated doors. The gardens set to the front of the property are laid mainly to lawn and are surrounded by mature trees and planted borders which provide adequate privacy. The western elevation of the house offers an extensive, stone flagged terrace with pergola which leads from the principle reception/drawing room and offers stunning views of the countryside. To the rear, a delightful south facing garden which is laid mainly to lawn with manicured hedged boundaries and summerhouse.
Well presented throughout, this magnificent, period home simply must be viewed to fully appreciate the size and quality of accommodation on offer.
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