Sam Gibson of Galbraith, who is handling the letting said:
This is a really exciting opportunity for someone – it is an impressive house, with its grand reception rooms, original features and extensive accommodation. Above all the parkland setting is unrivalled this close to a thriving market town, combining river frontage, mature trees and landscaped grounds. It is rare to see a property of this kind available to rent.
The Hermitage is approached via a long private driveway sweeping around the grounds and culminating in a formal parking area. Inside, the house has attractive and spacious reception rooms with high ceilings, original and intricate cornicing, most particularly the carved wooden ceiling in the drawing room.
The principal reception rooms are arranged along the southern elevation. The drawing room, library and dining room each have feature fireplaces as focal points and shuttered, sash windows overlooking the park. The kitchen is a spacious, light-filled room with an oil-fired Aga, tiled splashback, fitted cabinetry and feature open shelving. The cellars have wine bins and other storage. In the back parlour there are some interesting features including a range built by Davison & Co of Hexham.
The first floor includes a sitting room, seven bedrooms, three luxurious bathrooms and a former servants’ hall which the previous tenants have used as an office. Each of the front bedrooms has a fantastic view. There are four rooms (formerly servants’ accommodation) on the second floor. The property has two staircases and plenty of storage.
The Hermitage has an attractive walled garden to the east of the house which includes a number of separate terraces divided by red brick paths including well established parterres and a south-facing orangery. The cost of employing the gardener is included within the rent.
The location of the property is highly accessible with easy access to the A69 Newcastle to Carlisle trunk road. Hexham is 1 mile away and Newcastle-upon-Tyne is 21 miles distant.
The Hermitage is available to rent through Galbraith for £2,000 pcm.