Guide Price £1,175,000 - Available

  • Four Bedrooms
  • Snug
  • Granny Annexe
  • Beautiful Gardens, Paddock & Orchard
  • Breakfasting Kitchen
  • Boot Room
  • Stunning Views

Standing proud with spectacular views in almost all directions, this charming and sympathetically extended family home is both versatile in its layout and full of character.

It offers unrivalled views across the Northumbrian countryside and is well positioned on the southern periphery of Hexham. There is ample car parking as well as an annexe that could be used for a multitude of different reasons including home business, granny flat or, as it is currently being used, a holiday let. The home is also engulfed in its own attractive well landscaped mature gardens.


6m x 3m (19'7 x 9'9). The layout of the house has been cleverly altered to suit the current owners needs and as such the entrance hallway is now at the rear of the home. The hallway itself has a dramatic feel with gallery style landing above, cast iron staircase with ornate carvings, large amounts of light through three second floor sliding sash windows and privacy glazing surrounding the large panelled door. Accessed from the hallway is a ground floor WC (1.18m x 2.8m), the boot room, living room, dining room.

4.93m x 4.8m (16'2 x 15'7). Two walls of the room are lined with bookshelves. The room has dual aspect through east facing window and double glazed French doors to the south, solid wood flooring; however, its two most notable features are its large limestone fireplace with hearth and mantle which contains a generously sized open fire, it also has spectacular views which extend for miles across to beyond the front garden. Panelled door leads through to the…

4.45m x 4.53m (14'6 x 14'9). Two large sliding sash windows with low level sill offer tremendous views, again, across the front garden and beyond. The kitchen's main focal point beyond the view is its Aga in inglenook fireplace, in addition the kitchen has a dual oven with gas powered hob, base cabinets and drawers, wall fixed cupboards with a combination of open and closed fronts, ample worktop space and attractive wooden flooring. Panelled door leads through to...

6.3m x 4.6m (20'7 x 15'1). Two large sash windows and a predominately glazed door make this room lovely and light. The glazed door leads through to a sunroom, (3.82m x 2.36m) which both offer the same fine views as the kitchen and living room. A large fireplace takes up the western wall it contains an open fire, stone hearth and stone built compartments for storing coal and wood. Attractive beams line the ceiling and there is also a large pantry cupboard with generous hanging and shelf space.

3.73m x 3m (12'2 x 9'8). Adjacent to the dining room lies a charming living space, it has a corner mounted wood burner, sliding sash window facing west; this room would make a lovely evening room.

3.66m x 1.75m (12'0 x 5'7). Tiled floor, generous worktop space, combination of hanging and shelf space and a rear door.

2.4m x 2.25m (7'9 x 7'4). The same tiles lead from the boot room into the utility with plumbing for washer/ dryer. There is an east facing window and also another WC with Belfast style sink (1.18m x 2.26m).

4.75m x 4.8m (15'6 x 15'7). As with the living room beneath, the master bedroom was part of the sympathetic extension. It could extremely easily be converted into a master suite as it has a dressing room and bathroom in close proximity. There is dual aspect through both east and south facing sash windows, both with an extremely pretty green outlook. Vaulted ceiling allows for exposed A-frames adding good character to the room. In addition there is an ornate, decorative fireplace.

2.8m x 1.8m (9'2 x 5'9). There is natural light via an east facing Velux, extremely generous amounts of storage including multiple hanging rails, in addition there is a ladder which leads up to a mezzanine space providing excellent storage.

4.87m x 2.24m (16'0 x 7'3). With east facing window and west facing Velux window, there is a three piece suite with additional walk in shower with pedestal style basin and roll top bath with feet. Two chrome heated towel rails, built in shelving and vaulted ceiling with additional storage cupboards.

3.83m x 4.65m (12'6 x 15'3). This room arguably has the best views in the house, these are best admired from the window seat beneath two sliding sash windows.. There is an attractive and decorative fireplace and various built in shelving.

3.54m x 4.63m (11'6 x 15'2). A generous sized room with a neat alcove to the northern wall offering shelf space. To the south there are views over rolling countryside, there is also various shelving lining the wall.

3.58m x 4.6m (11'7 x 15'1). Double sliding sash windows draw exceptional views in to the room, in addition there is a window seat beneath and ornate fireplace.

2.82m x 4.2m (9'2 x 13'8). With four piece white suite, pedestal style basin, rain water shower over bath and dual aspect through windows to both north and west. The north window offers exceptional views across towards Hexham.

2.4m x 1.75m (7'9 x 5'7). With three piece suite and shower over 'P' shaped bath, pedestal basin and heated towel rail.

Extremely versatile space, which could be adapted to suit a variety of different occupants.

7.38m x 4.7m (24'2 x 15'4). A dramatic sized room with exposed stone walling, two windows to the east and two to the west. Large storage cupboard, a wooden lintel allows an opening with three steps leading down into...

1.2m x 4.86m (3'9 x 15'9). Dressed in a similar manner to the first room but most of the walls lined with bookshelves, exposed beams and west facing window.

2m x 1.75m (6'6 x 5'7). Cleverly designed to maximise storage with a range of wall and floor cabinetry, splashback tiling, worktop space, 1.5 ceramic with drainer and mixer tap and boiler.

5m x 3m (16'4 x 9'9). Large uPVC French doors offer views down towards Hexham. The ceiling is vaulted and has a Velux window offering additional light from the east. There is also a west facing window. Three steps lead in to the bedroom within the annexe.

5.1m x 3.96m (16'7 x 12'9). An attractive curved wall offers five double glazed windows facing predominately east. The room itself is well proportioned, it also has en-suite facilities in the form of a three piece white suite with shower over space saving bath, natural light via Velux window, exposed beams to the ceiling and predominately tiled walls.

2.4m x 5m (7'9 x 16'4). Generously sized entrance hall with stable style panelled door.

3.36m x 3m (11'0 x 9'8).

2.95m x 1.2m (7'4 x 3'9). Positioned adjacent to the office with fully tiled walls, two piece white suite with pedestal style basin and heated towel rail. There is natural light via an east facing sash window.


Black House can be accessed from either The Dipton Mill Road via a five bar gate into the homes paddock which offers a winding gravel driveway, meandering through a multitude of young trees, past attractive pond and into the more formal gardens. Or from Yarridge Road via a five bar gate into the car parking area for the home.

The gardens themselves are split into different sections; the formal gardens have a generous and south facing lawn, gravelled area perfect for sitting out and enjoying the view, a range of flower beds containing a combination of shrubbery and currently an attractive array of different flowers. At the foot of the formal gardens lies an orchard with a multitude of fruit bearing trees, there is a homemade observatory perfect for the view and skies at night. In addition there is an area with a multitude of storage sheds and summer houses with decorative box hedging and vegetable patches. There are wooden kennels, a wild garden to the north east and above all spectacular views in most directions.


Mains electricity with back up generator, gas central heating to the main house and oil fired central heating to the annexe. Mains water and draining is via septic tank.

Please note we have not tested any apparatus, fixtures, fittings, or services. Interested parties must undertake their own investigation into the working order of these items. All measurements are approximate and photographs provided for guidance only.

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