Muggleswick, Consett, Northumberland, DH8 9DP

Offers Over £475,000

1 acres

Bedroom Count icon 2

Reception Count icon 1

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  • Sitting Room
  • Kitchen
  • Utility
  • Walk in pantry
  • Cloakroom
  • Storeroom
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Bathroom
  • Barns
  • Stores
  • Garden
  • Idyllic rural location

THE PROPERTYLeadmill is a charming off-grid stone-built period cottage, set in an isolated location at the bottom ofsingle-track lane beside the meandering River Derwent. The property has plenty of character, aswell as outbuildings and extensive gardens and grounds.The ground floor has a comfortable sitting room with a fireplace and wood burning stove. A spaciouskitchen with a solid fuel Aga set within a decorative inglenook surround includes wooden units and a deep sink, while the utility room has further space for storage and home appliances including a calorgas cooker. The well-presented bathroom is at the rear of the ground floor next to the cloakroom and walk in pantry where the forced-air circulation system is housed. Access to the useful store room is from the utility room. Upstairs there are two double bedrooms, both of which include built in storage.OUTSIDELeadmill includes two barns attached to the main property which represent potential for development,subject to the necessary consents being obtained. The garden and grounds include areas of lawn, awalled kitchen garden with productive vegetable beds, a wildlife pond, and a greenhouse. There isalso an area of south-facing patio, which is ideal for al fresco dining with a wild flower meadow extending down to the banks of the River Derwent.LOCATIONThe property occupies a peaceful, secluded setting beside the River Derwent and is surrounded by some of the finest ancient sessile oak woodland and it sits within in the North Pennines AONB. The smallvillage of Castleside is approximately two miles away, with nearby Consett offering everyday amenities. Popular Corbridge, a charming and historic village and the market town of Hexham include a comprehensive range of every day amenities and schools for all ages, while nearbyMatfen Hall and Close House offer excellent leisure facilities. There is a recently installed Starlink connection giving high speed broadband connectivity. Rail links from Hexham provide cross country services to Newcastle and Carlisle whereconnecting main line rail services are available to major UK cities north and south. Newcastle International Airport is also very accessible. Newcastle is approximately 40 minutes away.GENERALServices: The cottage has a private water supply from an open spring high on the far bank of the River Derwent. Septic tank drainage. The Aga and wood burning stove provide hot water with the stove heating some radiators. Electricity is provided by solar cells and a battery alongside a backup diesel generator. Starlink satellite broadband (circa 80 mb).Local Authority: Northumberland County CouncilTenure: Freehold Council Tax: Band A EPC: Rating FAGENT'S NOTEA public footpath crosses the property.DIRECTIONSFour wheel drive is essential. Do not attempt the drive otherwise. Head south on the A68. Just beforeAllensford Bank turn right where signed for CrookedOak, Wallish Walls and Durham Field. Keep straightahead on the single track road to Crooked Oak Farm. Proceed through the gate (probably closed) on the far side of the farm and continue on the track through another gate (probably closed) before forking right and heading down through Muggleswick Woods to the valley bottom. If you don't have a 4X4 an alternative pedestrian route can be provided by Galbraith - please ask.Corbridge 14 miles Hexham 20 miles Durham 16.5 milesNewcastle upon Tyne 26 milesWHAT THREE WORDScampers.brambles.everyoneVIEWINGStrictly by appointment with Galbraith HexhamTel: 01434 693693 Email: hexham@galbraithgroup.com