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Middleton, Morpeth, Northumberland, NE61

Handsome detached Grade II listed country house with beautiful walled garden, woodland and paddocks in a picturesque location near to the market town of Morpeth, Northumberland<br><br><br>Reception hall &#124; Drawing room &#124; Dining room &#124; Sitting room &#124; Modern chef’s kitchen &#124; Utility room &#124; Cloakroom<BR />First floor playroom/bedroom with dedicated bathroom<BR />6 further bedrooms, 5 with en suite bathroom facilities<BR />Beautiful walled south facing plantsman’s garden &#124; 2 paddocks &#124; Woodland<BR /><BR />About 19.6 acres<BR /><BR />The Corridge is an impressive Grade II listed country house with accommodation arranged over three floors. The property is laid out in a reasonably linear style affording a southern aspect to all of the principal rooms which have an extremely airy and light ambience in addition to fantastic views.<BR /><BR />The Corridge is a beautiful house from both the outside and the inside. There are some superbly proportioned reception rooms and the house has been sensitively restored and modernised, with a fabulous mix of modern conveniences and practicalities (especially in the kitchen) set within the period shell.<BR /><BR />The reception and staircase hall provides a good sense of arrival. The drawing room has a beautiful timber oak floor and a solid fuel burning stove set within a magnificent carved stone inglenook type fireplace. A corniced ceiling, multi pane sash windows with shutters and a door into the garden set this room off beautifully.<BR /><BR />The dining room has timber panelled walls, two display niches either side of a fine fireplace, window shutters and picture lights.<BR /><BR />The sitting room has a coombed or high ceiling and an Italian tiled floor. A solid fuel stove is set within another spectacular fireplace. The sitting room could of course be used as a dining room given the proximity to the kitchen. Glazed double doors lead onto a large sunny terrace ideal for entertaining.<BR /><BR />Given their passion for cooking, the kitchen has been created by the current owners with a range of fitted units beneath stone work surfaces. There are two deep sinks, a 6-hob gas cooker, a steam oven as well as a conventional oven, two dishwashers and an integrated salamander grill.   There is also a dining area making this room suitable for family and informal dining. There are doors from the kitchen out to the north and the south of the house and a staircase to the playroom or "retreat". <BR /><BR />This first floor room has a variety of possible uses. Whilst it is currently used as a playroom there is a convenient bathroom here enabling this to be used as another bedroom, perhaps for a dependant relative or member of staff.<BR /><BR />On the first floor there are three bedrooms and three bathroom facilities including a principal bedroom suite with a good quantity of built in wardrobe furniture and a striking former fireplace. One of the bedrooms on the first floor is currently used as a study.<BR /><BR />There are three bedrooms on the second floor; two of which have good quantities of fitted wardrobe furniture. One of these rooms is used as a dressing room but would work well as a study or a variety of other uses.<BR /><BR />Planning Permission<BR />The vendors have acquired listed building consent and planning permission to extend The Corridge beyond the kitchen/playroom at ground and first floor level to create additional space as an annexe which will have fabulous views out to the east.<BR /><br><br>The Corridge is approached through some handsome iron gates and down a tarmacadam driveway culminating in a large parking and turning area. This area of gravel is framed by the house and the mature woodland creating a sheltered courtyard feel. Planning permission for a double garage to be built in this area used to exist but has since expired. <BR /><BR />The walled garden has been a passion of the current owners. It is fabulously presented and a beautiful space, having been planted up by skilled local experts using traditional plants that thrive well in this region, altitude and climate. The garden has been cleverly designed as a sequence of "rooms" divided by clipped hedges so that there are different parts of the garden for separate parts of the day or moods. It is a colourful and enjoyable space with some striking views to the south and over the countryside beyond as well as being able to turn back and enjoy the aesthetic charm of The Corridge itself. There is a wealth of mature specimen plants, fruiting trees, several large herbaceous borders, a kitchen garden area with raised beds and an enclosed play area for children. A beautiful dovecote provides an attractive feature from a bygone era.<BR /><BR />To the north of the property is an area of mature woodland and there are two large grass paddocks to the east with excellent views of the Simonside Hills.<BR /><BR />

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