194 Main Street, Near Seahouses, Northumberland

£510,000 For Sale

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This special home sits elegantly on a quiet street just minutes from Seahouses. Here’s your chance to get the seaside life; beautiful beaches, crashing waves, pastel sunsets and bobbing boats, all just a short stroll from your front door. 194 Main Street is brimming with original features, sympathetic to its heritage. In recent years it has been updated and maintained to an extremely high standard, from its new UPVC sliding sash windows to the country chic, timber inframe kitchen. The roof has been renewed in the last 4 years, and a newly built single garage has been added. The current owners have really loved and treasured this home, demonstrated not only by their thorough maintenance and attention to detail, but by the lovely vibe that overwhelms you as you step through the door.

5 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms 2 Reception rooms 1 Cloaks/WC 0.8 Miles Private driveway and single garage Lawn and patio to the rear

Built in 1868, this fabulous 2058 sq ft, five bedroomed detached period property combines classic period style with a pared-backed pure aesthetic and touches of modern luxury.  Everything here is designed to soothe you into a state of calm blissfulness; there’s an abundance of characterful period features, including stripped timber floors and doors, high ceilings, cornicing, original plasterwork and period fireplaces. Each room reveals a cornucopia of treasures and vintage pieces, paying homage to the heritage of the house whilst adding a touch of country chic. This is a home for lovers of style and history, with a desire for coastal escapism.  You could cosy up by the roaring fire, soak up the sunshine in the Summer on one of the patios while enjoying some alfresco dining, or bake breads and cakes in the fabulously spacious kitchen.

Throughout this elegant house, there exudes a light and spacious airiness, creating a wonderful welcome, seldom experienced. With oodles of character, this property offers a complete change of pace for any buyer.  Living in this small village, on the beautiful Northumberland coast, offers peace and tranquillity and yet ready access to the wider world.

194 Main Street is approached via a wooden gate from the pathway, and leads you down the stone path up to the front entrance. There is also a short driveway and single garage to the side of the property.

What’s inside 194 Main Street?

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

Entrance:

The front door leads straight into the hallway of this special home.

Hallway:

A very welcoming hallway with original spindled-staircase leading to the first floor, fitted carpet and feature cornicing.  From here, the house is presently serviced with superfast 75Mbit fibre broadband access.

CH radiator. There is a handy under-stairs storage cupboard.

Cloakroom:

From the hallway is a very useful downstairs cloakroom with WC and wash hand basin with vanity cupboard below.  Original timber board flooring, and shelving.  CH radiator.

Lounge:

From the hallway is this stunning, feature-filled lounge with beautiful cast iron fireplace and oak surround, the focal point of the room. It’s the most perfect room to cosy up in, on your squishy sofa, by the crackling fire.  The dual aspect, triple-windowed room, makes it beautifully bright and airy, especially with the high ceiling too.  Working shutters to all the windows, picture railing, plaster cornicing and a central ceiling rose, all combine to add to the grandeur of this gorgeous period property. Quality fitted carpet and two CH radiators.

Reception Room:

Opposite the lounge is this spacious second reception room, which could make a perfect dining room for family gatherings or dinner parties with friends. Alternatively, it could be a lovely second living room. The sliding sash double glazed windows provide a pretty outlook over the garden to the side.  Again, the room is packed full of features such as working shutters, the marble open fireplace, picture railing and ceiling cornice. Fitted carpet and large CH radiator.

Breakfasting Kitchen:

A fabulous family kitchen with an excellent range of cream coloured fitted wall and base units, along with solid wood counter tops.  The kitchen has space for a freestanding fridge/freezer and a double-oven dual-fuel range cooker, and there is an integrated wine cooler, an integrated dishwasher and a white ceramic one and a half bowled sink.  There are brilliant larder cupboards along one wall of the kitchen, creating excellent storage space for all your groceries. Light pours in from the two windows on either side of the kitchen, and through the half-glazed double doors, which lead to the rear patio. Consequently, the kitchen is wonderfully bright.  The current owners have made exceptional use of the space, and you can extend the room even further, by opening up the patio doors for some alfresco dining. Large CH radiator.

Utility Room:

Just off the kitchen is the very useful utility room with plumbing for a washing machine and space for a dryer. The oil fired boiler is housed here also.

Rear Porch:

Carrying on from the utility room is the rear entrance porch to the property which has plentiful space for outdoor apparel , maybe after a walk on the nearby St. Aidan’s beach at Seahouses.  It would make a great boot room. From here there is access to the garage, and one of two outside taps.

Stairs from the hallway up to the first floor:

Landing:

A generous landing with original plaster ceiling cornice.  Easy access to the loft, which is mostly boarded, via a pull down ladder.  There is a fitted carpet to the landing and one CH radiator.

Master Bedroom with en-suite:

An extremely welcoming and spacious double bedroom to the side elevation.  The two DG sliding sash windows allow oodles of light to come flooding in, giving distant views over the Cheviot Hills. You’ll drift off peacefully to sleep in this room and wake up to the sun beaming through the large windows – unless of course, you engage the working shutters! There is ample room for large wardrobes as well as there being a built in storage cupboard with shelving and hanging space.  The room has cornicing, a quality fitted carpet and a large CH radiator.  This master bedroom benefits from having an en-suite shower room comprising of a wash hand basin with period oak vanity cupboard below, large shower cubicle with electric shower and Victorian style high level WC.

Bedroom 2:

A spacious and well-lit double bedroom to the rear elevation with single built-in storage cupboard. Pretty outlook to the rear courtyard, patio garden. Working shutters on a DG sliding sash window, quality fitted carpet and large CH radiator.

Bedroom 3:

A further very generously proportioned double bedroom, this time to the front elevation, with a lovely dual aspect, making the room very bright and airy.  There is ample space for large wardrobes, together with a single built-in storage cupboard. Working shutters on DG sliding sash windows, quality fitted carpet and CH radiator.

Bedroom 4:

Yet another double bedroom, this time to the rear elevation. Working shutters on a DG sliding sash window, quality fitted carpet and CH radiator.

Bedroom 5:

A single bedroom to the side elevation, again DG sliding sash window, quality fitted carpet and CH radiator.

Family Bathroom:

A wonderfully light and inviting bathroom, where you’ll feel inclined to relax in the freestanding bath, whilst listening to the birds through the open window. The bath has been fitted with a mixer shower tap. The flooring is timber board flooring and so really adds charm to this lovely room. The suite also consists of a Victorian style, white high-level WC, a pair of white ceramic hand wash basins encased in a marble-topped storage cupboard, together with tall built-in cupboards above. There is also a separate shower cubicle with electric shower.  Working shutters on main DG sliding sash window with front elevation, and small stained-glass window to the side, and CH radiator.

What’s outside 194 Main Street?

Behind the gate at the front of the property, a beautiful mature garden reveals itself. Here you’ll find two separate lawned areas with shrub-filled borders, as well as a secluded patio area where you could soak up the sunshine. Tables and chairs can be set around the sizzle of a barbecue and suggest a fine place to while away a lazy Northumbrian evening. This front garden has plenty of mature trees and shrubs to look after and admire, which create a wonderful enchanting cottage garden feel.

To the rear of the property there is a beautiful suntrap of a patio garden that makes for the perfect setting for barbeques and alfresco dining. Here too, is the 6-person hot tub, and an outside tap.

All in all this property has the most delightful garden to appreciate and enjoy spending time in.

What Propology love about 194 Main Street and North Sunderland, Near Seahouses:

We love the amazing welcoming and tranquil feeling that radiates from this beautiful characterful home. The relaxing and calming ambience continues outside too where you can sit out with your morning coffee, or just sit and listen to the birds sing. We love the wonderful private patio garden to the rear that can be accessed from the kitchen or the front garden, making a fabulous extension into the outdoors and creating a perfect setting for some alfresco dining. The serene bedrooms upstairs are full of charm and character and the lovely family bathroom is the most ideal place to relax in and have a nice long soak in the free-standing bath. The location of this idyllic home is extremely appealing, being tucked away peacefully in North Sunderland, yet less than a mile from the bustle of Seahouses. In itself, it could make a beautiful bed and breakfast.

194 Main Street presently serves as a beautiful home for the owners of St Cuthbert’s House, a stunning conversion of a former chapel, now an award-winning B&B  – which provides a substantial income as a lifestyle business, and carries potential for further development.  St Cuthbert’s House stands adjacent, at 192 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, with its working harbour, is a few minutes’ walk away.  Seahouses offers a good range of amenities including schools, shops, public houses, restaurants, churches, a golf course, a local bus service, and a ‘Community Hub’ facility offering many varied activities including a library and regular film showings. The village attracts many visitors each year who come to enjoy the magnificent Northumberland Heritage Coastline with its great beaches and towering castles. Boat trips are also available from Seahouses, 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 convenient access to Edinburgh and London Kings Cross.

Key features

  • 2058 sq ft, five bedroomed detached period property
  • Many original features
  • Driveway and single garage
  • Lovely gardens to the side and rear
  • 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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