St Cuthbert's House, Near Seahouses, Northumberland

£595,000 For Sale

St Cuthbert’s House
St Cuthbert’s House
St Cuthbert’s House
St Cuthbert’s House
St Cuthbert’s House
St Cuthbert’s House
St Cuthbert’s House
St Cuthbert’s House
St Cuthbert’s House
St Cuthbert’s House
St Cuthbert’s House
St Cuthbert’s House
St Cuthbert’s House
St Cuthbert’s House
St Cuthbert’s House
St Cuthbert’s House
St Cuthbert’s House
St Cuthbert’s House
St Cuthbert’s House
St Cuthbert’s House
St Cuthbert’s House
St Cuthbert’s House

St Cuthbert's House is full of unexpected treasures and historical bygones sure to capture the imagination and stop purchasers in their tracks. Give up the rat race and retreat to the Northumberland Coast in this Presbyterian church-conversion dating back to 1810. Architectural features, a slice of gracious living, memories to be made. Lose the crowds and gain a whole new world of escapism in one of the most beautiful parts of Northumberland. With 2,643 sq ft to call home, St Cuthbert's House offers grandeur that will appeal to those that appreciate beautiful architecture, history and culture. A truly one-off, attractive property; you can be assured that this home ticks the ‘unique’ box, for all the right reasons.

6 Bedrooms 6 Bathrooms 1 Reception room 1 Cloaks/WC 0.8 Miles Private parking to the rear of the property

This wonderful chapel has been divinely converted into a superb six bedroomed house, all whilst retaining many wonderful original features. There’s a sense of the past being gradually revealed as you move from room to room and the entire interior is infused with a timeless purity that allows it to remain relevant.

The owners have retained as much of the charm and character as possible – like the pulpit, now a ‘balcony’ viewing area on the first floor – the communion table, now a kitchen island, and also some of the original pillars and panelling. Much of the original timber, including the floorboards, were carefully removed and have been re-integrated into the new construction of this special home.

Whether you’re a church-conversion enthusiast or simply looking to invest in a beautiful and unique family home, this is your chance to buy a piece of Northumberland’s history, dating back to 1810. With oodles of character, this property offers a complete change of pace for any buyer. There is something undeniably calming and serene about church and chapel conversions – a feeling that survives long after the congregation has moved out.

St Cuthbert’s House is set back from the quiet road and a stone path leads up to the front door. There is a driveway to the side of the property that takes you to the large private parking area to the rear.

What’s inside St Cuthbert’s House?

Please refer to the floor plan provided for individual room sizes and layout.

Entrance:

Front door leading into the porch.

Porch:

A generously proportioned porch, with original panelling, which has storage space above and plentiful room to hang up and store your outdoor apparel after a stroll along the beach that is close by. One sash window to the front, one CH radiator and timber board flooring. Door through to the lounge/dining room.

Lounge/Dining Room:

Coming in through the entrance porch, you walk into the beautiful living room. It runs the full width of the building, and was spectacularly created from the main sanctuary of the church. It provides a really lovely lounge as well as the dining area which is adjacent to the kitchen. The room incorporates some original pillars, panelling and the original timber flooring. The two long feature windows to the front elevation with their colourful hues flood the room with natural light and are a wonderful original feature to this room. Incorporated into the features, but of a more modern era, is a ceiling mounted projector, along with a hidden screen. Four CH radiators.

Kitchen:

This is a wonderful solid oak kitchen, chosen to complement the communion table, which is now the serving island in the kitchen’s design. The kitchen island is very useful with the power supply and two dual electric sockets, with storage space beneath. The old chimney breast has been opened up in order to accommodate a dual-fuelled cooking range, and some original heavy timbers are incorporated as lintols over the window and chimney breast. The wall and base units have been finished off with laminate worktops and you’ll find an integrated dishwasher, inset ceramic sink and a free standing fridge/freezer. The large pantry cupboard keeps the oil fired boiler neatly hidden away and there is space and plumbing for a washing machine within the cupboard too. One sash window to the front elevation, one CH radiator, tiled flooring. Access to a small loft.

The kitchen also provides access to the rear yard.

Office:

Opening discreetly from the lounge is this very useful ‘tucked away’ room that allows you to find some peace and quiet for working away. The house is presently serviced with superfast 75Mbit fibre broadband access. The office has a sash window to the front elevation with fitted carpet and one CH radiator. Built in shelving.

Cloakroom:

A white two piece suite with WC and ceramic wash hand basin. Tiled flooring.

Reception Hall:

Via double doors from the living room and to the rear of the property is this lovely reception hall which provides a light, spacious and airy access to the first floor, via the spindled wooden staircase. You’ll find original timber used for the window sill, and original panelling lining the wall.  Fitted carpet and one CH radiator. Door through to the rear lobby from which there is a large understairs cupboard and access to the rear of the property.

Bedroom 1 with En-Suite Shower Room (to the rear elevation):

A lovely spacious double bedroom with quality fitted carpet and one CH radiator. The bedroom has a stylish en-suite shower room comprising of walk in shower with mains fed dual shower, wash hand basin, WC, wet wall and tiled flooring with underfloor heating. The en-suite is finished off with a chrome towel radiator and inset ceiling spotlights.

Bedroom 2 with En-Suite Bathroom (to the rear elevation):

This second bedroom on the ground floor is again nice and bright and very well proportioned with quality fitted carpet and one CH radiator. This bedroom has a high quality en-suite bathroom with a bath and shower mixer tap as well as an overhead mains fed shower, wash hand basin, WC, wet wall and tiled flooring. A chrome towel radiator and inset ceiling spotlights complete the look of this tasteful, modern bathroom.

Stairs from the reception hall up to the first floor:

Landing:

On the landing, the double doors are held open and you step through them into the relocated pulpit, which overhangs into the beautiful living area below. Ahead are the splendid long windows, with their green and yellow-brown tints, seen best in the sunlight which streams into this south-facing aspect.

Bedroom 3 with En-Suite Bathroom (to the rear elevation):

A pretty double bedroom with quality fitted carpet and one CH radiator. This bedroom has a well fitted en-suite bathroom comprising of a bath with shower mixer tap as well as an overhead mains fed shower, wash hand basin, WC, wet wall, tiled flooring, chrome towel radiator and inset ceiling spotlights.

Bedroom 4 with En-Suite Shower Room (to the front elevation):

A beautiful dual aspect double bedroom with quality fitted carpet and one CH radiator. The bedroom has a stylish en-suite shower room comprising of walk in shower with mains fed dual shower, wash hand basin, WC, wet wall and tiled flooring. The en-suite is finished off with a chrome towel radiator and inset ceiling spotlights.

Bedroom 5 with En-Suite Bathroom (to the rear elevation):

A charming and well lit double bedroom with quality fitted carpet and one CH radiator. This bedroom again has a well fitted en-suite bathroom comprising of a bath with shower mixer tap as well as an overhead mains fed shower, wash hand basin, WC, wet wall, tiled flooring, chrome towel radiator and inset ceiling spotlights.

Bedroom 6 with En-Suite Shower Room (to the front elevation):

A final double bedroom on the first floor with a lovely dual aspect and is stylishly decorated. Quality fitted carpet and one CH radiator. The bedroom again has a stylish en-suite shower room comprising of walk in shower with mains fed dual shower, wash hand basin, WC, wet wall and tiled flooring. The en-suite is finished off with a chrome towel radiator and inset ceiling spotlights.

What’s outside St Cuthbert’s House?

To the front of the property there is a stone path that leads up to the original entrance porches, one of which is now the front door. This space, enclosed by the stone wall and original cast iron railings, allows you to sit out and enjoy your morning cuppa as you watch the world go by in this peaceful hamlet. The side of the property has the driveway leading to the fenced and enclosed parking area. With the fencing as privacy, it also makes a nice spot to sit out in. This area could easily be transformed into a fabulous garden and outdoor-living space.

What Propology love about St Cuthbert’s House and North Sunderland, Near Seahouses:

The open space of a church lends itself to endless design ideas. You won’t find wide open space, large stained glass windows, vaulted ceilings, arches, original pillars and pulpits in the average home. So if you like ‘one-of-a-kind’, this could be your perfect home. We love the open living room and dining area, where the pews once were. It could be a luxurious and spacious living room or it can be visually split into separate living areas with room dividers or furniture groupings, as it is currently set out by the owners.

Planning Permission was granted in May 2018 for the development of an extension to the building, which would provide private owners’ or managers’ accommodation. St Cuthbert’s House presently operates as an award-winning B&B  – which provides a substantial income as a lifestyle business, and carries potential for further development. The owners live in the adjacent former manse, at 194 Main Street.  Both properties are available for sale, either separately or together, with the business element as it currently stands available by separate negotiation.

The charming coastal village of Seahouses is only moments away with its working harbour and also offers a good range of amenities including shops, public houses, restaurants, a golf course and a local bus service. The village attracts many visitors each year who come to enjoy the magnificent Northumberland Heritage Coastline with its great beaches. Boat trips are also available to see the many different species of birds and the resident seals on the Farne Islands. There is easy access to the A1 for travelling North and South and there are main line stations at both Berwick-upon-Tweed and Alnmouth giving brilliant access to Edinburgh and London Kings Cross.

Key features

  • 2643 sq ft 6 bedroom Church conversion
  • Many original features - the pulpit - now a ‘balcony’ viewing area on the first floor - the communion table, and some of the original pillars and panelling
  • Coastal village location

Information

  • Tenure - Freehold
  • Local Council - Northumberland County Council
  • Services - Oil fired CH, mains electricity, water and drainage
  • Walking distance to the beach

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