Sandy Bank, Riding Mill, Northumberland, NE44 6HS

Offers Over £1,650,000

0.65 acres

Bedroom Count icon 7

Reception Count icon 4

Bathroom Count icon 4

  • Entrance hall and spectacular staircase hall
  • 3 Reception Rooms and study
  • Open plan living kitchen and garden room
  • 7 bedrooms and 4 beautiful bathrooms including self-contained apartment, guest suite and fabulous principal bedroom suite
  • Leisure wing including air conditioned pool, gym and sauna
  • Cinema room with fixed screen and projector and surround sound
  • Oversized 3 car garage
  • Security gated entrance with private driveway
  • Landscaped garden with outdoor seating area and fire pit
  • Kennels
  • Acreage - about 0.65 acres (0.26 ha)

THE PROPERTYIt has to be said that there is nothing ordinary about Woodside. It is an inspirational house in every respect. It is a substantial, handsome and spacious house. At about 8,500 sq ft the property provides free flowing and beautifully proportioned reception rooms set around a gorgeous staircase and reception hall.The house is best described in two parts. The southern element is Edwardian and dates from about 1901 hence the fabulous proportions and robust accommodation. The northern part of the house was created by the owners in 2007-2008 in a sympathetic and careful fashion using plenty of reclaimed materials to ensure a blend of old and new. Woodside is not all about ordinary life. This is a flagship. It was reconditioned and designed for permanence and to impress those who expect immaculate presentation and the best quality.The house forms an extraordinary package which enables extreme comfort and convenience all rolled up into a stylish and enviable family house. In addition to the convenience and comfort of the highest quality and specification modern day appliances and technology, Woodside provides the space and proportions that are key to formal entertaining and perhaps most importantly, every day family life.There are three south facing principal or formal reception rooms arranged off the central walnut floored hallway. Each of these rooms has high ceilings and a view of the landscaped garden. The depth of the skirting, character in ceiling cornices and proportions of the rooms are all strong attributes.The sitting room could be used for a variety of purposes to suit the demographic of the buyer, from a playroom to an intimate reception room or study. It has a door leading out into the garden. Arguably the centre point or hub within this house is the fabulous open plan living kitchen and garden room as it provides optimum space for family life, informal dining, entertainment, access to the leisure wing and easy enjoyment of the garden. The kitchen is an extremely sociable space. It was designed and installed by DSE interiors in American walnut with granite and Corian worktops. The integrated appliances are all premier quality. The fridge is a Sub Zero professional with a glass door and the cooker is a Wolf dual oven professional chef range cooker. There is also a drinks area with bar and hidden integrated cooler fridge drawers. There is also an instant hot water tap. The utility room is discreetly yet centrally located in the house.The leisure wing is clearly one of the key attributes and striking elements to Woodside. The centerpiece to this area is the beautiful swimming pool. It has an integrated pool cover that can take a person's weight, it has an endless pool system and a sitting area with spa jets. The changing area has a hidden sauna, a double shower area and toilet. The gym room is fully air-conditioned.The first floor cinema room is another important feature, but may be used by families for different reasons. There is a fixed screen and projector and the sound quality is to be heard to be believed. It was specifically designed as a cinema room by experts with acoustically lined floor, walls, ceiling and door in order to ensure minimal disturbance, even at the highest of volumes. The integrated garage has been finished in order to house the smartest and largest of vehicles with space for storage in addition. There are two oversized panelled up and over and insulated remote operated doors. There is a wall mounted 22Kw EV charging point in the garage.The first floor is reached by a beautiful staircase with a striking stained glass window to a spacious galleried landing. There are seven bedrooms and four bathrooms including a self-contained apartment, a guest suite and master bedroom suite. The master bedroom suite is special with an impressive tiled walk in wet room. The sink and fitted cabinet are by Keuco and the fitted furniture in the dressing room by Alexander Carrick.The house bathroom has a Jerusalem limestone floor and lime stone walls. There is a walk in shower room with steamer and a double bath with an Aquavision TV connected to SKY.The three main bedrooms on the south elevation each have air conditioning by means of fan coil units hidden in the loft feeding the rooms by linear slot diffusers through the ceilings. It should be noted that the carpets to the master bedroom, landing, stairs and drawing room were bespoke and made to measure the property by Bronte Carpets which means that there are no unsightly joins on the landing or in any of these rooms.OUTSIDEWoodside is approached through electrically operated security gates over a gravel drive and turning area which culminates in front of the house and gives direct access to the garage wing. The property is fenced entirely providing a secure and pleasant environment for children and pets to enjoy. The majority of the garden is laid to lawn with some mature and semi mature trees around the boundaries. Immediately abutting the south western elevation of the house is a purpose built sitting and dining area with fire pit providing an excellent place for alfresco eating and entertaining in the summer months.SPECIFICATIONWoodside is a pace setting house in every respect. It has been over specified in terms of insulation. The windows in the original part of house have been individually double glazed retaining the original sub frame and making bespoke wooden inner frames. The heating is by 2 x 65kw Broag commercial boilers with a 300 litre Remeha pressurised hot water cylinder. The heating system is managed by a Trend control system which enables 3 separate radiator zones, 6 separate under-floor zones the pool and the hot water cylinder to be individually managed.The entertainment system is by Control 4. This manages up to 4 individual Sky boxes, Apple TV, Media film player, Media Music player, Sonos music and Blueray player in one central location that is then fed to each individual room allowing multiple uses at the same time. This system also manages the external and internal camera system allowing viewing on all TV's and via web browser. The house is flood wired with cat 5 cabling. All the doors in the north extension were matched to the original house by Longdean Doors and are fabricated from Tulip hardwood. The windows in the new build are matched to the original and manufactured from hardwood.LOCATIONThe popular village of Riding Mill is situated in the midst of the prime residential area of the Tyne Valley. The village offers a variety of services including a public house, railway station, two well-used village halls, a tennis club, pre-school and a first school.The nearby picturesque village of Corbridge and the historic market town of Hexham provide more comprehensive services, restaurants, shopping and leisure facilities.Riding Mill offers rural village life whilst also providing great access to the main infrastructure of the North East including the A68 and A69 and Newcastle International Airport. Further transport links are available by regular bus and train services running to and from Newcastle-Upon-Tyne and Carlisle.The area is well served for schooling with excellent state and private schools available locally including Broomhaugh First School, Corbridge Middle School and Mowden Hall Prep School.DIRECTIONSIn Riding Mill, turn on to Sandy Bank opposite the former village store and Woodside is the second house on the right hand side.Post code: NE44 6HSGENERALServices: Mains electricity, gas, water and drainage are connected.Local Authority: Northumberland County Council Tenure: FreeholdCouncil Tax: TBCEPC: Rated CWHAT THREE WORDStruckload.twinkling.gathersVIEWINGStrictly by appointment with Galbraith HexhamTel: 01434 693693 Email: hexham@galbraithgroup.comANTI MONEY LAUNDERING (AML) RegulationsPlease note that under the 2017 AML regulations we are legally required to carry out money laundering checks against purchasers. To enable us to complete these checks purchasers will need to provide along with their offer either: a) originals of primary (e.g. a passport) and secondary (e.g. current council tax or Utility bill) or b) copies of the same certified and dated by appropriate professional. Failure to provide this information may result in an offer not being considered.