Guide Price £495,0004 Bedrooms 1 Garage 3 Reception Rooms
Charming Family Home
• Abundance of character • 4 Double Bedrooms • Drawing room • Sitting room • Dining kitchen • Garden room • Family Bathroom • Cloakroom • Attic • Attractive mature gardens
The attractive Village of West Thirston is separated from the Village of Felton by the River Coquet that runs through the centre of the two Villages. The area is within easy access to the A1 for commuting. Felton lies approximately 10 miles south of Alnwick and offers a range of amenities including a newsagent, village shop, artisan baker and restaurant, doctor and hairdresser. Morpeth and Alnwick are almost equi-distant from the village with Morpeth offering a range of well-known high street retailers, supermarkets, banks etc. The area is renowned for the beautiful Northumberland coastline with its sandy beaches and historic castles.Â The village has a frequent bus service and there are train stations in Morpeth and Alnmouth.
This is an attractive brick built property dating back to the early 1900’s. The property oozes character with cornicing, ceiling roses, open fireplaces and original wooden floors. The front porch with attractive stain glass opens into a welcoming entrance hall leading to all ground floor rooms. There is a drawing room with bay window overlooking the front garden. To the right of the hall there is a charming sitting room with open fireplace with marble surround and built in shelving. The country style dining kitchen has a gas Aga range cooker with double oven, stylish wall and floor units including a useful pantry cupboard, dishwasher and fridge freezer. A window overlooks the garden room benefitting from fine views. To the rear of the kitchen lies the charming garden room with a cloakroom. A well proportioned double bedroom overlooking the garden completes the ground floor accommodation.
Stairs lead to the landing with a large window. Access to the loft is accessed by a ramsay ladder and this is currently utilised as an office/study. There are three bright and spacious double bedrooms with bedroom three having fitted wardrobes. A large bathroom overlooks the garden with pedestal wash hand basin, bath with shower and a WC.
Bank house is a well presented family home, decorated to a high standard and offers excellent storage.
3.75m x 3.63m (12' 4" x 11' 11")
4.78m x 3.76m (15' 8" x 12' 4")
3.75m x 3.48m (12' 4" x 11' 5")
3.76m x 2.37m (12' 4" x 7' 9")
5.14m x 1.96m (16' 10" x 6' 5")
4.67m x 3.40m (15' 4" x 11' 2")
4.69m x 3.46m (15' 5" x 11' 4")
3.63m x 3.35m (11' 11" x 11')
3.40m x 3.26m (11' 2" x 10' 8")
The house is in a quiet, secluded position set back from the road. The gravelled driveway leads to the front of the property with parking for several cars. There is a pretty lawned area to the front with a gate leading to a small lane allowing for walks into Felton.
The rear garden is a stunning feature of the property having been open to the public in recent years as part of the charity open garden scheme. It is mainly laid to lawn bounded by a mixture of wooden fencing and a stone wall. There is a variety of mature plants and bushes and some fruit trees. There is also an attractive garden pond and two sheds. A small fenced-off area at the rear of the garden is ideal for hens or ducks.
From Alnwick head south for about 10 miles turn left off the A1 signposted Felton. Drive into the village and at the bottom of Main Street continue forward past the Northumberland Arms and up the hill. Turn left at the top into West Thirston. Just opposite the red post box turn down a small lane (just before the church) and take the first right which leads to Bank House.
Please note there is a public footpath crossing over the front driveway of the property and out onto the main pedestrian footpath. Further details available upon request.