An exciting opportunity has arisen to acquire a building plot with full planning permission within the pretty village of Alwinton. There are three well-proportioned plots available with exceptional countryside views offering a unique opportunity to hand craft your …
An exciting opportunity has arisen to acquire a building plot with full planning permission within the pretty village of Alwinton. There are three well-proportioned plots available with exceptional countryside views offering a unique opportunity to hand craft your dream home within this attractive location. The permission states that the houses are to be used as principal residence housing only and may not be used at any time as a second home or holiday accommodation.
Plots 1 and 3 are of similar design (albeit a mirror image along the front elevation) each being 1½ storey with a sitting room, kitchen/diner, master bedroom with ensuite, sunroom, hall, lobby, WC and attached garage to the ground floor and two bedrooms, a bathroom, landing and cupboard to the first floor. The new houses are to have a maximum width of 18.2m and depth of 12m with a height to eaves of 2.8m and a maximum ridge height of just under 7m. (237.8 m sq /2559 sq ft)
Plot 2 will be 1½ storey with the required first floor space achieved through the provision of two dormers to both the front and rear elevations. A full height off-shoot with Juliet balcony will also be located to the rear of the property. The property will provide for a combined kitchen / diner / lounge, office, hall, bedroom, and porch to the ground floor with four bedrooms (two ensuite) and a bathroom to the first floor. The property would have a maximum width of 13.9m and depth of 11.5m (13.3m including front porch) with a height to eaves of 4.2m and a maximum ridge height of 6.8m. A detached garage will be located to the front of the property. This would have a footprint of 6m x 3.85m with an eaves height of 2.7m and ridge height of 3.9m. (223 m sq/2400 sq ft plus garage of 20 m sq /215 sq ft)
All of the properties are to be constructed from random stone with natural stone quoins, lintels and sills and natural blue slate roofs. Windows and doors are to be white finished uPVC with double glazed units. Gutters and downpipes are to be black finished uPVC.
Each of the properties is to be accessed directly from the road through the village by creating new openings in the stone boundary wall to the north.
The existing stone boundary wall is to be dismantled and rebuilt slightly further back to accommodate a footpath to the immediate north.
Each plot would have a permeable tarmac area to the front to allow for the parking and manoeuvring of vehicles (in addition to the garaging) with much of the area to the side and rear of the properties retained as lawn to limit the extent of hard landscaping. Native hedgerows would be planted along the eastern boundaries of plots one, two and three with a stone wall forming the boundary between plots 3 and 4 and post and wire fence forming the western boundary of plot 4. A post and wire fence must be installed along the southern boundary of each of the properties.
The foul sewage will be dealt with by means of a connection to the Northumbrian Water mains sewer as shown on the ‘Proposed site plan’. Surface water will be by soakaway with the ‘Proposed Site Plan’ showing each plot having a channel drain to the northern boundary which will direct excess surface water to a soakaway to prevent surface water runoff onto highway. In addition, the proposed parking and turning areas will be in permeable tarmac and each plot will contain significant areas left to lawn which will allow surface water to naturally permeate into the ground.
The new owner will have to connect to mains water supply within the village.
Surrounded by breath taking rolling hills and dramatic scenery, Alwinton is a strikingly pretty little village in the heart of the Northumberland National Park approximately 10 miles to the north west of Rothbury. It is home to a small but vibrant community and is a popular starting point to enjoy a multitude of outdoor pursuits with great walks straight from your doorstep. Furthermore its designated dark sky status makes it a perfect place to enjoy some serious star gazing. There is a popular and excellent pub in the village while the nearby market town of Rothbury provides further amenities, as well as a primary school and an excellent range of day-to-day facilities, vibrant public houses, restaurants, shops and other local businesses together a golf course and a leisure centre. The Northumberland National Park is a fabulous place to live and stay. Home to the country's cleanest air and rivers and darkest sky, including Kielder reservoir which was created in the 1970’s and now forms one of the central parts of the National Park.
From Rothbury leave the B6341 at the small hamlet of Flotterton, signed Alwinton to the right. Follow the road through Harbottle and continue to Alwinton, the last village in Upper Coquetdale.
Post code: NE65 7BQ
Newcastle upon Tyne 41 miles; Morpeth 26 miles; Rothbury 10 miles; Jedburgh 50 miles
Local Authority: Northumberland County Council
Council Tax: Rating to be confirmed
EPC: rating to be confirmed
Planning Information: A full suite of planning documents can be found at https://nnpa.planning-register.co.uk/Planning/Display/21NP0016
Strictly by appointment with Galbraith Hexham
Tel: 01434 693693