A love of mid-century modern and a lot of imagination, the current owners have transformed this 1970’s property into a stylish family home. Number One Alnwood is a fabulous 2572 sq ft, five bedroom home on a generous corner plot set in mature woodland, enjoying an elevated position in a small cul-de-sac located in the coastal chic village of Alnmouth.
This is an idyllic family home with style, sophistication and incredible attention to detail throughout. This house has a magnificent sense of fluidity with natural light pouring in from all aspects. With French doors opening up from the family room, sitting room and the dining room you can really expand your home into the outdoors and make it feel even bigger. Two multi-fuel log burners will keep your toes toasty in the colder months of the year. Luxuries really don’t go a miss here with a bespoke hand made kitchen, spa-style bathrooms and underfloor heating.
If the house itself isn’t enough, step outside into the beautiful and cleverly landscaped garden, with around half an acre of grounds, the sense of space and openness is indeed a huge plus in a village where parking and gardens are a rarity. There is an enchanting bespoke designed Scandinavian style BBQ cabin with grass roof. Enter a Scandinavian world of cosy fires in the winter and enjoy barbeques in the summer; all in the comfort of a fully insulated miniature home with lighting, power and even Wi-Fi connection. A stunning Cedar wood garden house offers an ideal home office. Number One Alnwood is a property to fall in love with and a place to make wonderful memories with your family and friends. It’ll be your own world of crackling fires, quality family time, marshmallow toasting, barbeques in the summer, soaking up the sun on a deck chair and trips to the beach, just a short walk away.
What’s inside 1 Alnwood?
Please refer to the floor plan provided for individual room sizes and layout
A quality double glazed door, leads to a light and spacious entrance porch. This area has a ceramic tiled flooring in a neutral putty colour with underfloor heating. There is a very good sized cupboard to store outdoor apparel. A CH radiator, double oak and glazed doors lead you through to the main hallway.
With high quality ceramic tiles floor continued on from the entrance porch, underfloor heating
From the main hallway you have access to:
Boot Room: (Front and side elevation)
A really expansive and airy room currently used as boot room and somewhere to wander in to after a long walk on the beach to brush the sand off and get cleaned up. Ceramic tiled flooring makes it even easier to keep clean and tidy. CH radiator and recessed ceiling spotlights. A double glazed window overlooks the front of the property and the front lawn. Double glazed door leads out to the side of the property where you will find an external storage cupboard housing the combination boiler and additional storage area.
Laundry Room: (Side elevation)
This spacious and very well planned room has all you could ever need in a laundry room including plumbing for a washing machine and a dryer, a stainless steel sink with granite effect worktops, an integrated fridge/freezer that is perfect for those extra groceries and bottles. There is an extensive range of quality fitted units and cupboards in a taupe colour with chrome coloured handles. There are even cupboards that have been perfectly designed to store an ironing board and keep the whole room tidy. There is a double glazed window that looks out to the side of the property, CH radiator, extractor fan and a pulley maid.
From the main hallway, a turn to the left takes you to:
Bedroom 5: (front elevation)
A pleasant bedroom to the front elevation that is lovely and light with a double glazed window that overlooks the front. The solid oak flooring continues from the hallway into this room. CH radiator.
Bedroom 4: (front elevation)
A further bedroom to the front elevation that again is very light and airy with a double window looking out to the front garden. The oak flooring is continued into this room. CH radiator.
A very cleverly designed shower room with a lovely choice of contemporary neutral high quality tiling that covers the floor and all the walls. A three piece white coloured suite with a wall hung toilet system and a concealed flush with storage above, wash basin with a vanity unit and an illuminated mirror above, a low profile shower enclosure with mains fed dual shower with round shower head and separate handset. Chrome ladder style wall mounted radiator, underfloor heating.
Going straight ahead from the main hallway leads you up a few steps and to:
Dining Room: (side elevation)
This beautiful and sizeable dining area has lovely solid oak flooring and is wonderfully light due to the double French doors that open up onto to the south facing side patio area. You’ll be able to fling the doors open in the warmer months and let the summer breeze flow in whilst sitting at the table with friends and family enjoying your dinner. There is a CH radiator in this room too. There is a lovely flow from this room that takes you to:
Sitting Room: (rear elevation)
This room certainly has the ‘wow factor’ with the double height ceiling and sliding patio doors that go across the full length of a wall with gorgeous views of the beautifully landscaped garden. This room couldn’t be made to feel any more light and expansive; it feels as though the outside flows in. A stunning multi-fuel Stovax log burner will keep you wonderfully warm all year round with a traditional slate hearth and inglenook reclaimed brick fireplace. Three CH radiators and the solid oak flooring continues in this room. There is a mezzanine library area that overlooks the sitting room.
Family Room: (rear elevation)
Another very light space, to gather with friends and family. Open plan to the kitchen, it is a perfect area to have a dining table and chairs and a couple of sofas. There is a TV point in this room so it really can be a very multi-functional space for the family. There is a gorgeous cream hand-painted fitted dresser with large media unit with solid maple tops providing excellent storage space and a cream hand painted bookcase, all made and fitted by The newcastle Furniture Company. Again, there are French doors that slide open to the rear patio area and gardens. A stylish multi-fuel log burner with subway tile surround located in the corner of the room, providing some extra warmth in the colder months. You won’t need it much with the CH radiator and underfloor heating, but it’ll certainly amp up the cosy feel with some crackling logs. Ceramic tiled flooring.
Family room and breakfasting kitchen are open plan to each other.
Breakfasting Kitchen: (rear elevation)
Following on from the family room is a truly stunning bespoke handmade kitchen, designed by the sellers and built by the Newcastle Furniture Company. It has been incredibly well thought out to make cooking a treat rather than a chore. There is a vast amount of storage in this kitchen so that you are able to keep everything very tidy and organised. The range of units and cupboards are hand-painted in a lovely olive/taupe colour with charcoal coloured granite worktops. There is an integrated dishwasher, Siemens microwave, a bread drawer, a double bin cupboard, and a large Belfast stainless steel sink integrated into the granite worktop. A stunning, large kitchen island with granite counter top, incorporating a breakfast bar in solid maple in the centre of the kitchen takes centre stage, the island has been designed extremely well from the choice of deep pan drawers to store large pans, there are two integrated wine fridges, one for storing white and the other for storing red. There is space for four bar stools, for those mornings when you wish to have a more causal breakfast or have your morning cup of coffee. A large skylight is situated directly above the breakfast bar providing huge amounts of light. It has the benefit of being remote controlled and has self-cleaning glass; it will automatically close if it starts to rain. A further window above the sink looks out to the patio and garden. There is space for an American fridge freezer. The flooring is continued on from the family room with large contemporary high quality ceramic tiles. An amazing walk in pantry will be the pride and joy of this kitchen with lighting, plenty of shelves and granite worktops and ceramic tiled flooring. A door from the kitchen takes you out to a patio area, the bin store and access to the garage.
From the smaller hallway:
Bedroom 3: (side elevation)
A very pleasant bedroom, to the side elevation with a spacious walk in wardrobe and windows overlooking the side of the property and garden. As with all of the rooms in this property, it is very light. Solid oak flooring and a CH radiator.
A fabulous family bathroom with a three-piece white suite including a WC with concealed flush system, sink with stainless steel tap and a vanity unit below, and bath with a mains-fed shower above. There are plentiful storage cupboards in this bathroom and the tiling on the floor and walls create a luxurious feel. There is also a full-length mirror on one of the walls and a chrome ladder style towel radiator on another wall, underfloor heating, frosted window.
From the first entrance hallway a bespoke and handcrafted solid oak staircase takes you up to:
The galleried landing/mezzanine area (rear elevation)
This is the perfect little spot to escape to for some time alone to read a book in a cosy chair whilst admiring the views across the sitting room and out to the garden. Fitted with an extensive range of bespoke oak bookcases, solid oak flooring, loft access from the landing area.
Bedroom 2: (side elevation)
A delightful bedroom, to the side elevation with windows looking out to the side garden. There is ample storage in this room that has been built into the sloping wall to make excellent use of space. Quality oak flooring and a CH radiator.
Another marvellous shower room, which has been cleverly designed and planned to make very good use of the space. A white three-piece suite, consisting of a mains-fed shower with glass surround, sink with a vanity unit below for storage and a WC with a concealed flush system. With high quality tiled wall areas and completing painted wall, there is a chrome ladder style towel radiator and extractor fan. A decent sized window makes this room very light. Underfloor heating. There is also a cupboard that gives you access to the water cylinder.
Master Bedroom and En-suite Bathroom: (front elevation)
On entering this magnificent master bedroom, you will approach a dressing area that has been exceptionally well designed and fitted by Hammonds, with copious amounts of wardrobes including hanging and shelving space and mirrors along one whole length of the wardrobe doors. Walking through the dressing area, the room opens up into a fantastic open and light space. You’ll be amazed at the size of the room and the French doors, which open out onto a small balcony allowing the light to pour in and providing lovely views towards the River Aln. There are further fitted wardrobes along the length of one wall for even more storage and a co-ordinating fitted vanity/dressing table with drawers also by Hammonds. CH radiator, beautiful, solid oak flooring.
The en-suite bathroom is made to feel very luxurious with the four-piece white suite including a WC with concealed flush system, a sink with vanity unit below and mirrored cupboards above with a light above as well. There is a mains-fed shower with chrome fittings and glass enclosure; a free standing large bath to bathe and relax in. This bathroom feels like a home spa. There is a chrome ladder style towel radiator and the floor and walls are fully tiled, underfloor heating. A window on one side of the room makes it very light.
What’s outside 1 Alnwood?
There is a large driveway leading to the double garage and a well-maintained lawn area to the front of the property; gated access leads you to the rear garden. The rear garden can be accessed from all sides of the property through the sitting room, family room, kitchen and boot room. Coming out of the boot room first takes you to the beautifully laid patio area which is south facing, so you’ll be able to sit out and enjoy the sun throughout the day whilst admiring all of the gorgeous shrubs and climbing flowers. Going along this side patio area takes you under a stunning garden arch, covered in climbing plants and through to the rear garden.
The rear garden has been exquisitely designed with a large patio area that will be perfect for barbeques and some alfresco dining. The flowerbeds are a view in their own right with the beautiful snowdrops, daffodils and tulips that will return every year to greet you. The lawn area has been very well maintained and going through a sweet hand-painted gate takes you along a path that leads to the phenomenal bespoke, Scandinavian BBQ hut/ Hobbit House. It is a feature in itself but on entering this cosy outdoor haven you’ll find a remarkable barbeque/grill in the centre with seating all around. There is quality stone flooring and it has been fully insulated. The Hobbit House also benefits from having lighting, power sockets and even Wi-Fi connection. This is a place to enjoy countless numbers of afternoons and evenings around the fire with friends and family, whatever the weather. From the patio there is a further patio and steps that lead up to a magnificent decking area where you’ll be able to relax and soak up the sun. There is also a fabulous gardenhouse/office pod on the decking area to escape to for some peace and quiet. The gardenhouse has been built using Cedar wood and has been fully insulated. Double glazed windows make this space very light and airy. With lighting, power sockets, Wi-Fi connection and an electric heater it really does have everything you could need. This is a garden to admire, cherish and enjoy. There are several views of Alnmouth village from different aspects of the garden.
What Propology love about 1 Alnwood and Alnmouth
We love the understated façade of this incredible family home. Number 1 Alnwood embodies simplicity, functionality and sophistication from the flow of the rooms and the natural light, with touches of nature. It is versatile, comforting, cosy and fresh, picture perfect, yet liveable. We love the special attention to clever storage ideas, comfortable and user-friendly furniture for avoidance of clutter. The interior and gardens are equally beautiful and spacious. The addition of the Hobbit House and Garden Room makes, for us, the perfect family home.
Why is Alnmouth so popular? It has incredible beaches, and its long golden sands stretch out for miles from both sides of the River Aln’s estuary. It is a picture postcard village with good facilities, including indie shops, bistro style cafes and welcoming pubs. Alnmouth has a real community feel with a chic twist. It is the most desirable place to buy a home in Northumberland.