Offers in excess of £325,0002 Bedrooms 2 Reception Rooms
Cottage adjacent to A1 currently with Dog Kennel Business • 2 Bedrooms • Sitting room • Dining room • Breakfasting kitchen • Bathroom • Garden • 25 Boarding kennels, grooming room, customer reception and land extending to approx. 0.5 Acre. Further details on dog kennel business available on request
Charlton Mires is situated just off the A1 and approximately 6 miles from the popular market town of Alnwick. The popular historic market town of Alnwick has an abundance of amenities including specialist shops, restaurants, pubs and hotels. The Alnwick district is famous for its unspoilt beauty, and is one of the most picturesque areas of countryside in England – with long sandy beaches, quiet friendly villages, the Simonside and Cheviot hills, well preserved medieval castles, and gardens. There are numerous stately homes in the area including the fantastic Alnwick castle, home to the Duke of Northumberland and often referred to as “the Windsor of the north”. First and secondary school education is readily available.
The property offers the potential for a purchaser to continue running this well-known, successful business (further details available on request). The current owners have worked hard to turn the kennel business around since they purchased the property 3 years ago and there is now the opportunity to purchase this thriving business with pretty cottage alongside. Alternatively the kennels could be removed giving the opportunity of substantially extending the property, subject to the relevant consents.
Pattersons Cottage is a period property with an abundance of charm and character including wooden beams and latch key doors. Of particular note is that the Honourable Sir James Brown Patterson, previously prime minister of Victoria Australia, was born here in 1833.
Entering the hallway, a door on the left leads into the spacious sitting room with attractive inglenook fireplace, multi-fuel stove which heats the radiators and the water. A window overlooks the pretty garden to the front. Doors open from here into the dining room with brick fireplace and insert fire. There is a charming sitting area in front of the window with views over the paddock.
To the right of the hallway is a double bedroom with fitted wardrobes. The rear hall leads to the breakfasting kitchen with a range of fitted cupboards and electric cooker with extractor hood. There is also space for a washing machine and fridge freezer. Beyond there is an attractive bathroom with partial tiling, claw foot bath, wash hand basin with vanity cupboard under and WC. The second bedroom overlooks the rear of the property and completes the accommodation. The cottage is double glazed throughout.
2.40m x 3.63m (7' 10" x 11' 11")
4.25m x 4.52m (13' 11" x 14' 10")
4.53m x 4.52m (14' 10" x 14' 10")
2.36m x 1.48m (7' 9" x 4' 10")
4.25m x 3.63m (13' 11" x 11' 11")
3.40m x 2.31m (11' 2" x 7' 7")
A wooden gate leads to the front of the property with garage to the side. The garden is mainly laid to lawn with a variety of colourful plants and further down the garden some mature trees. There is also a charming bird aviary available with the sale. There are currently 25 dog kennels situated to the rear along with a grooming room, customer reception/office and the premises are licensed to care for up to 40 dogs. A summer house and greenhouse are also included in the sale as well as the paddock and outbuildings.
Follow A1 north from Alnwick for approximately 6 miles. Charlton Mires is on righthand side just after left turn onto B6347.