Guide price £250,0002 Bedrooms 1 Reception Room
1 Garden Wing, Callaly Castle
Stunning Home in an Historic and Unique Setting
2 Bedrooms • Sitting Room • Dining Kitchen • Bathroom • Wonderful parkland setting • Garage
Callaly Castle stands centrally within its historic landscaped grounds, approximately a quarter of a mile from the hamlet of Callaly and 2 miles from the picturesque village of Whittingham. The renowned market town of Alnwick lies approximately 10 miles to the east. Morpeth, 22 miles and Newcastle Upon Tyne, 35 miles, are easily reached by the A697 trunk road which can be joined to the East of Whittingham. This road also joins the A68 to the North with Edinburgh being about 70 miles. The Castle has a superb backdrop of gently rolling farmland over the vale of Whittingham rising to the foothills of the Cheviots beyond Thrunton Woods, with its extensive network of public footpaths, to the south.
Callaly Castle was first created as a tower house in the 14th Century with extensive additions in the 1670’s by the Clavering family and again in the 1820’s and 1890’s ultimately resulting in the creation of what is described by Pevsner as, “one of the most interesting and varied houses in Northumberland” and meriting a grade I listing. In the late 20th Century the property was sensitively sub-divided into four principal wings, house, garden cottages and apartments by the famous architect Kit Martin.
The Garden Wing is split into three houses, has access via an attractive courtyard between the Museum and Garden Wing and has a stunning outlook over the parklands. The property is a beautiful permanent dwelling or, with the benefits of an exclusive setting with none of the upkeep, a fabulous second home opportunity. The property is beautifully presented with a stunning mix of contemporary comforts and conveniences which have been blended sensitively with the fine period features including high ceilings multi-pane sash windows and fine period fireplaces.
There is a well-appointed dining kitchen with pillow limestone flag floor and a marvellous Robinson Gay bespoke oak kitchen beneath granite surfaces with an inset electric storage 2 oven cream Aga with a 2 oven electric module and halogen hob. The limestone floor has under floor heating; there is an integrated SMEG fridge and dishwasher. There is a convenient utility cupboard beneath the stairs and a door leading directly from the house into the gardens. The sitting room has a clear view stove set within a handsome carved stone fireplace. To the first floor there are 2 impressive bedrooms of good proportions, both with working fireplaces and both benefiting from beautiful views. A family bathroom (comprising white suite and heated towel rail) concludes the amenities of this quite unique home.
4.30m x 3.60m (14' 1" x 11' 10")
4.30m x 4.60m (14' 1" x 15' 1")
2.50m x 3.80m (8' 2" x 12' 6")
Outside there is a single garage located within the garage block. There is ample resident and guest parking available. Well-kept lawns surround the building. The secluded parkland grounds extend to approximately 35 acres and are shared by all occupants of the castle. Gently sloping lawns, including a croquet lawn, surround the castle on all sides with a backdrop of mature woodland. The woodland to the east offers meandering footpaths along a series of 3 small lakes which provide a most tranquil, and attractive setting. The formal kitchen and herb gardens lie to the north. Garden plots (allotment type) are available from the management company.
From the A697 take the road to Whittingham. Turn left at the Ravensworth memorial as you enter Whittingham and after around 2 miles, turn right into Callaly Castle. The Garden Wing is the last part of the Castle and entry is just through the stone arch.