The Estate House

Matfen, Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland, NE20 0RP

Guide Price £1,300,000

2.6 acres

Bedroom Count icon 7

Reception Count icon 4

Bathroom Count icon 3

  • Reception Hall
  • 4 Reception Rooms
  • Kitchen
  • Scullery and utility room with walk in pantry
  • Office
  • Boot room with cloakroom & W.C
  • Garage
  • Cellar
  • 7 Bedrooms
  • 2 attic rooms
  • 3 Bathrooms (1 ensuite)
  • Pretty gardens
  • Paddock
  • About 3 acres

The PropertyThe Estate House is a highly imposing country house steeped in history with delightful gardens and grounds extending to about 3 acres. Neighbour to and formally the Dower house of the magnificent Matfen Hall, The Estate House was designed in part by John Dobson who was arguably the north easts finest architect. Timeless and characterful period features are evident in abundance around this fine property including stone mullioned windows with working shutters and a plethora of grand fireplaces.A stone portico leads into a spacious reception and staircase hall. The principal reception rooms, include a grand drawing room, dining room, study/library and sitting room. They all have beautiful fireplaces and elegant south facing windows that overlook the well- tended gardens. There is a substantial breakfasting kitchen including an Aga, access to the cellar, scullery, large utility with walk in pantry. The office links with the boot room, cloakroom/W.C. and the integral garage.There are seven bedrooms off a galleried landing on the first floor with the master bedroom and bedroom 2 sharing an en-suite bathroom. The bedrooms are all generously proportioned with the four south facing bedrooms enjoying pretty views over the gardens. Period features are evident with decorative fireplaces still in place in most rooms. There is a family bathroom, a separate shower room and walk in linen cupboard. Two attic rooms adjacent to a servant’s stairs complete the accommodation.OutsideThe Estate House is located at the end of a private shared driveway that opens into a gravelled parking area which in turn gives access to the garage. A gate to the rear of the parking area allows access past neighbouring properties directly into the centre of Matfen Village. There is a large south facing lawn and garden with well planted borders and pleasant seating areas from which to enjoy the peaceful setting. The west facing part of the garden makes a perfect venue for alfresco dining and entertaining and has in the past had a conservatory. There is a kitchen garden, kennel, rear courtyard, a copse and a paddock of about 1.3 acres.LocationThe Estate House is perfectly positioned in the charming village of Matfen, considered to be one of the most desirable Northumbrian villages. Conveniently located just 15 miles west of Newcastle, Matfen offers a selection of local amenities, including a village shop, a tearoom, a popular pub, a village hall, a parish church and the renowned and recently renovated five-star Matfen Hall Hotel with its golf courses, spa, swimming pool and award-winning restaurant. Further amenities are available at Corbridge, Ponteland, and Hexham, whilst more extensive facilities can be found in Newcastle upon Tyne, with an international airport and regular main line trains to London Kings Cross and Edinburgh. The surrounding countryside of the Tyne Valley has beautiful scenery and appealing, historic villages, all of which are easily accessible via a good local road network. Many of the region’s attractions can be found within a short drive and further afield is the Lake District National Park, Northumberland National Park and the dramatic Northumberland heritage coastline. Schooling is well catered for with first schools in Stamfordham and Belsay, and first and middle schools in Corbridge. A wide range of schooling is available in Hexham, while the popular independent Mowden Hall Preparatory School is also within especially easy reach. DirectionsDrive into Matfen from the south. Take the first right turn having passed the main entrance to Matfen Hall. Bear left at the end of the drive.ServicesMains water, electric and drainage are connected. Oil fired Aga. Central heating is currently on a biomass district heating system. The new owner will have the option to remain on the existing heating system or to install an independent system. Restrictive covenantThe Estate House is to be used as a single dwelling house only.AccessThe owner of North Lodge has a right of access along the main drive. The new owner of the Estate House will have a right of access along Shiny Row into the centre of the village and along the back drive to the rear courtyard.What3wordsglorified.curvy.beyondViewingStrictly by appointment with Galbraith Hexham office Tel: 01434 693 693 Email: