- Stunning Detached Family Home
- Surrounded with Mature Greenery
- Spacious & Characterful Throughout
- Circa Six Acres
- Great Commuting Location
Tucked away behind an electric gate down a private winding driveway this stunning house boasts circa 5000sqft (GIA). Its current owners have impressively improved its condition to produce a stunning family home with busy family life in mind.
Welcome to Steelclose Mill
Electric gates with remote telecom entry provide access onto the private tarmac driveway which splits in two; the first sweeps around over the burn and in to the front of Steelclose Mill, the second leads to the rear of the home. The tarmac becomes gravel as you approach the front of the house moving through well maintained and mature gardens, all exquisitely private and hidden due to the surrounding mature trees.
As you approach the house it's attractiveness and characterful features are clearly apparent. The winding driveway leads past the garage and three space car port, the gravel driveway has a turning area which leads to the partially glazed double uPVC front doors.
Characterful, Beautifully Finished & Spacious
The double doors lead through into a spacious hallway with gallery landing, light streaming in from a first floor window which is open down to the hallway. The first room on the right is the living room; this is no doubt where a family would spend a majority of their time. It has attractive features including deep skirting boards, oak doors, cosmetic beams to the ceiling, a stunning fireplace and window seat looking over the front garden. The room itself is of a great size whilst still feeling cosy and homely as with the rest of the home.
Adjacent to this lies the dining room which has the same orientation to the front. It has an attractive wooden fireplace with mantle and tiled hearth, and as with the living room, there is also a nice window seat perfectly positioned to enjoy views over the garden.
Across the rear hall lies the breakfasting kitchen; it is dramatic in size with generous granite worktops including a central island with four seater breakfast bar. An extremely attractive cast iron Range sat in front of an exposed brick chimney breast providing a wonderful focal point. There is an array of wall and floor mounted cabinets including a generous amount of drawers as well as an Aga with companion which sits within an inglenook enclosure. Generous amount of natural light stream in through windows to two elevations ensuring this is a lovely light room.
Adjacent to the kitchen lies the rear cloak room with skylight providing plenty of natural light. There is a stable style uPVC door offering external access to the rear.
From the other side of the breakfasting kitchen lies the boot room which is again of a wonderful size. It has cabinet storage and counter tops matching that of the kitchen and an array of modern spotlighting surrounding another skylight.
From the boot room there is also a ground floor WC with white two piece suite, storage beneath basin and tiling to dado height. There is also a utility room which again has granite tops, additional storage, Belfast style sink with mixer tap, built in hanging space and plumbing for a washer and dryer as well as a rear door providing access outside.
From the main hallway, adjacent to the front door, there is a home office which has a generous amount of natural light via a front south west facing window and an additional window to the side elevation. Currently it houses two desks as well as a large shelving unit so would be a comfortable size for more than one person to work from home.
Adjacent to the rear of this is another reception room which houses a billiard table with windows allowing natural light and views over the rear courtyard.
Next to this room is a stunning orangery which has natural light from eight different windows. There are French doors leading out to the well maintained patio which will no doubt enjoy most of the days sun providing the perfect place to enjoy a coffee. The skylight in the orangery is surrounded by spotlighting and also has a thermo efficient remote retractable blind fitted. To the rear of the main hallway there is a second rear hall with back door and also another ground floor WC with inset sink into lovely granite worktops with storage beneath. The walls are fully tiled and there is natural light via a window.
From the rear hall, stairs with a half landing and attractive newel post and spindle staircase lead up to the first floor.
Characterful & Spacious Bedrooms
The first bedroom on this floor has an attractive ceiling rose, ornate coving, built in wardrobes as well as open shelving and drawers. There is a window seat with wood panelling beneath a window facing south west out to the front. The room itself is of a good size and currently houses a four poster bed.
The second bedroom also faces the same elevation and has attractive ‘egg and dart' coving, ceiling rose, built in wardrobes and a window seat with panelling.
The final bedroom on this floor is located to the rear. It has four cupboards which provide generous amounts of storage into the eaves, there is also a part vaulted ceiling.
The final two rooms on this floor are two family bathrooms. Both have walk in shower, bath, WC and basin.
From the main hallway on the ground floor stairs lead up on to a second landing, which is a lovely gallery style, where two further double bedrooms can be found. The first front bedroom has a variety of built in storage including wardrobes with hanging and shelf space as well as a pleasant low level cabinet offering seating by the front window.
The rear bedroom also has fitted wardrobes, a rear facing window and additional cupboard storage. These two bedrooms are serviced by the first of the family bathrooms; this one has fully tiled walls and floors, a sliding door walk in shower as well as a three piece suite with pedestal style basin and ladder style heated towel rail.
Mature & Private Surrounding Plot with Beautifully Presented Gardens
Steelclose Mill's grounds extend to circa six acres. The gardens are predominately lawned with open green areas containing an attractive lake which is great for wildlife. There are a variety of seating areas throughout providing a good choice of places to sit and enjoy varying views and sun throughout the day.
To the rear of the house contains outbuildings of circa 2000 sqft. Currently they are in good order and could be used as temporary overflow accommodation to the house.
To the front of the property lies a garage with three accompanying car ports. To the rear there is a further double garage. Additional stone outbuildings around provide generous amounts of additional storage.
Hallway | Living Room | Dining Room | Breakfasting Kitchen | Study | Billiard Room | Orangery | Two Ground Floor WCs | Cloak Room | Boot Room | Utility |
Five Double Bedrooms | Three Family Bathrooms | Gallery Landing
Circa Six Acres | Private Driveway | Gated Entrance | Lake | Multiple Garages/Car Ports | Large Two Storey Outbuilding | Stone Store
Consett 6 miles | Newcastle 11 miles | Newcastle Airport 12 miles | Corbridge 14 miles | Hexham 20 miles
Mains , gas, electricity and water, septic tank drainage.
Council Tax Band | G
Tenure | Freehold
EPC | TBC
The house suffered from a flash flood June 2012. Since then an extremely comprehensive and professional floor defence system has been completed to mitigate any future possible events. A Chartered surveyors report is available upon request.
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.