The Old Barn

West Fenwick, Matfen, Northumberland, NE18 0QP

Offers Over £375,000

1 acres

Bedroom Count icon 4

Reception Count icon 2

Bathroom Count icon 2

**Best & Final offers Monday 25 July**Unexpectedly back to the market - A barn for conversion with planning consent located in prime Northumbrian countryside.THE PROPERTYAn exciting opportunity has arisen to handcraft your own home from this handsome stone built barn. Forming part of the attractive hamlet of Fenwick, it is located near to Matfen Village and the Tyne Valley in prime Northumbrian countryside. Planning permission (reference: CM/20090475 June 2010) has been granted for the creation of a large detached bespoke family home on an uncomplicated, level, south facing site with extensive garden and grounds.The site has been fully prepared for immediate development and there is scope and local precedent, to create a much larger and more substantial detached property (subject to normal planning consents/amendments) if desired. The barn is approached by a newly laid private tarmac driveway with external groundworks already undertaken including the removal of overhead electric cables and installation of a new sunken dedicated electric supply, a new water supply, rain water drainage, field drainage and connection to a shared septic tank which has already been installed. Additional works include minor landscaping and boundary fencing and the removal of a corrugated lean-to in preparation for the extension of the kitchen. The Old Barn occupies an enviable and expansive plot outlined in blue on the location plan. The freehold is available upon completion. The consented scheme allows for a spacious reception hall with full height ceiling to first floor which will provide an excellent sense of arrival and accessing all ground floor rooms including a dual aspect living room, study and living dining kitchen, allowing just the right mix of formal and informal space. There are also two double bedrooms and a bathroom. On the first floor there are a further two double bedrooms and a bathroom.OUTSIDEThe planning provides for the building of a single garage. The Old Barn looks out over a large area of garden with the whole site extending to approximately one acre. Currently uncultivated, the gardens offer the opportunity to create an individual haven from which to enjoy the beauty of the surrounding countryside.The Old Barn is absolutely the answer for someone aspiring to create their own perfect home in a first class and beautiful part of rural, yet convenient Northumberland.LOCATIONFenwick is a pretty hamlet located close to the delightful estate village of Matfen. Local amenities in Matfen include a well-stocked village shop and visiting Post Office, a church and pub. The regionally renowned Matfen Hall Hotel adds to these amenities with its popular gym and swimming pool in addition to two restaurants and conference facilities. The Matfen Golf course is a challenging and scenic 27 hole course.There are first class schooling options provided in Hexham, Corbridge and Ponteland. The nearest primary school is Stamfordham (1.8 miles). Mowden Hall prep school is 7 miles and there is a daily school bus to the Newcastle schools from Brocksbushes Farm Shop.Northumberland has a great deal to offer in terms of cultural and historical heritage. The Roman Wall is close by; Kielder dark sky park and Northumberland National Park are convenient, so too is the dramatic Northumberland coastline, dotted with impressive castles and wildlife. There is a bus stop in Fenwick, linking with Newcastle and Hexham. Newcastle city centre is only 15 miles.DIRECTIONSHead west out of Matfen. The Old Barn is set back from the road behind two other conversions on the left (north) side of the road after about 2 miles.Post code - NE18 0QPWHAT 3 WORDSsifts.reefs.drillSERVICESMains electricity and water are connected to the site. The buyer will need to attach a meter for eacch of these. A private sewage treatment plant already exists including connecting pipework beneath the road. GENERALLocal Authority: Northumberland County CouncilTenure: Freehold Council Tax: Rating to be confirmedData Pack: A list of planning documents, can be made available to interested partiesVIEWINGStrictly by appointment with Galbraith Hexham 01434 693693. Covid-19 safety guidelines being observed