Offers Over £450,0004 Bedrooms 2 Reception Rooms
The Longknowe, Kilham
Stone Farmhouse and Detached Converted barn in Magnificent Upland Setting
4 Bedrooms • 2 Sitting rooms • Farmhouse style dining kitchen • 2 Bathrooms • Under floor heating • Separate stone barn with self-contained living and work space • Spacious and Light interior • The property sits in approximately 1 Acre within the Northumberland National Park
The Longknowe sits in a magnificant upland setting within Northumberland National Park, above the pretty hamlet of Kilham and approximately 8 miles west of Wooler. The property sits within England but close to the Scottish Border.
The local town of Wooler has many amenities, including various individual shops, hotels, galleries, restaurants, cafes, public houses, a library, health centre and churches of several denominations. There is also a wide range of sporting clubs such as angling, shooting, cricket, bowls, football, walking, cycling and running. Local schooling is very good with first and middle schools in Wooler and the option of High Schools in Berwick or Alnwick. There is a more comprehensive range of amenities at Berwick-upon-Tweed including well knows stores such as Marks and Spencer, Tesco and Asda and a theatre/cinema. There is also an excellent intercity train service from Berwick-upon-Tweed.
The property is approximately 15 miles from the renowned sandy beaches of Northumberland
The Longknowe is a unique detached stone farmhouse tucked away in an idyllic rural position with uninterrupted views of the Cheviots. The property also includes a completely separate living space adjacent to the main house. Both buildings have been lovingly restored and completely rebuilt from a derelict farm building over the last thirty years.
The Longknowe has wonderful views of the rolling hills from all aspects and enjoys open fires and has the benefit of comfortable and characterful rooms throughout.
The heart of the home is the large farmhouse style kitchen with wooden floor units, fitted window seat and Aga. Steps lead down from here to two comfortable sitting rooms which can be opened up into one via hand made, ash inter-connecting doors, both have open fires. A door from here leads to two charming well proportioned bedrooms and a bathroom with under floor heating.
From the entrance hall a door leads to the rear porch which in turn takes you out to a large elevated decked area on which to enjoy the stunning views. To the left there are two more double bedrooms and a well equipped bathroom with full height tiling and under floor heating.
The property over recent years has been utilised as a successful self catering holiday home, but equally would make a retreat for those seeking rural peace.
6.70m x 4.69m (22' x 15' 5")
5.15m x 2.92m (16' 11" x 9' 7")
3.92m x 2.92m (12' 10" x 9' 7")
4.71m x 3.65m (15' 5" x 12')
3.68m x 2.77m (12' 1" x 9' 1")
4.11m x 2.72m (13' 6" x 8' 11")
4.01m x 2.92m (13' 2" x 9' 7")
Separate stone barn with self-contained living and work space
10.50m x 4.93m (34' 5" x 16' 2")
A stone shed is attached to the cottage. There is a small enclosed paddock to the rear of the property and a garden runs round the house mainly laid to lawn. A few steps away from the main house is the converted stone barn, which has its own entrance, under floor heating and a wood burning stove. This comprises an open plan sitting/dining/kitchen area with home cinema, cathedral ceilings and wooden beams with mezzanine above. There is also a bedroom currently utilised as an office and a shower room. The barn can be a successful work life space or a separate annex for family members.
A store room is attached to the barn.
From Wooler take the A697 towards Coldstream. After about 4 miles turn left into Kirk Newton follow the road signposted Kirk Yetholm. After about 2 miles turn left into Kilham. Drive through the village up the hill veer to the right and The Longknowe sits elevated on a hill.