4 Clock House, Middleton, Northumberland

£180,000 SOLD

4 Clock House
4 Clock House
4 Clock House
4 Clock House
4 Clock House
4 Clock House
4 Clock House
4 Clock House
4 Clock House
4 Clock House
4 Clock House
4 Clock House
4 Clock House
4 Clock House
4 Clock House
4 Clock House
4 Clock House
4 Clock House

Formerly a stable block, this unique three bedroom cottage is set around an attractive courtyard, tucked away on a private estate, step inside and you'll be transported back to another time and place. 4 Clock House is rafter-high in charm with the clock tower as the welcoming feature. Country pursuits and coastal walks, castles, beaches and historical sites. This tucked away gem is set in rolling countryside under clear starry skies and a ten minute drive from the romance of north Northumberland’s wild heritage coastline. Think fishing, shooting, riding, hiking and relaxing. Being so close to the coast it's perfect for beachy days too.

3 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom 2 Reception rooms 6 Miles Private parking Private rear garden and separate allotment, shared woodland

A unique three bedroom terraced cottage converted from a former stable block set around a courtyard within a private estate. In need of internal renovation, this property offers prospective buyers the chance to create their own personal retreat, second home or holiday let. The property has timber sash windows, oil central heating and is situated in a tranquil but accessible rural location about a mile north of the village of Belford, an attractive village with a range of shops, pubs, post office, medical practice and dentist. Boasting a truly magical position within the beautiful Northumberland countryside, Middleton is only a short 10 minute drive from glorious coastal areas such as Bamburgh Castle, Seahouses and Holy Island.

The location is also suitable for walkers with a variety of scenic routes to explore, suitable for all abilities.  If you’re tempted by a faster pace of life, Middleton is just 45 minutes north of Newcastle, brimming with fantastic shops, restaurants and nightlife.  The bustle of Edinburgh is also in easy reach, whether you’re travelling by road or rail.

There is parking available outside the courtyard and a private garden to the rear, bordered by woodland and with a lawned area, mature shrubs and trees. There is also a shared drying green, beyond which is an allotment garden and a separate shed.

Access via the Middleton Estate is not permitted, please use the Swinhoe Road for access to The Clock House.  Please also note that access is not permitted to Middleton Hall itself or the grounds of the Hall.  Access is only allowed to the allotment garden and the area of communal woodland.

What’s inside 4 Clock House?

The property is approached via the charming arched clock tower, leading you into an attractive courtyard setting.  Number 4 Clock House is towards the back of the courtyard on the left hand side.

For individual room sizes and accommodation layout, please consult the floor plan provided.

Entrance Door:

From the quaint courtyard garden to the front of the property, access via the front door and into the kitchen.

Kitchen (front elevation):

A pleasant outlook from the sash window, over the courtyard garden. In need of some attention, this is a good opportunity to create your own style of kitchen. One CH radiator. Access to the hallway.


A spacious rear hallway incorporating a very large under stair cupboard, which houses the boiler. Access to all ground floor rooms.  One CH radiator.

Lounge (rear elevation):

Feature fireplace and a large sash window provides a pretty view over the rear garden with Middleton Hall and its grounds beyond. With a touch of imagination, this lounge could be the perfect room to relax in by the crackling fire after a long woodland walk or a stroll along the close by beaches. One CH radiator.

Reception Room 2 (rear elevation):

An added bonus to this property, is this second reception room. It could be an ideal dining room for those evenings when you want to have more formal dining or perhaps a large family breakfast to start your morning off before heading out to explore the Northumberland coast and countryside.  There is a storage cupboard that currently houses the water tank and also has shelving.  A large sash window provides a pleasant outlook over the courtyard garden. One CH radiator.

Staircase from hallway up to the first floor.


A spacious landing area with a large window looking out over the rear garden and Middleton Hall in the distance with it’s spectacular grounds.  Access to all first floor rooms and loft access.

Bedroom 1 (rear elevation):

Double bedroom to the rear elevation with a lovely outlook across the garden and over the surrounding grounds of the Hall. One CH radiator.

Bedroom 2 (front elevation):

A further double bedroom to the front elevation and being dual aspect, the room is naturally bright.  One CH radiator.

Bathroom (front elevation):

In need of  updating, the bathroom comprises of a white three piece suite with WC, ceramic hand wash basin and a bath with electric shower over.  A large, frosted sash window provides natural light.

Bedroom 3 (front elevation):

A third bedroom with large sash window overlooking the courtyard garden. One CH radiator.

What’s outside 4 Clock House?

There are shared courtyard style gardens to the front of the property and to the rear you will find a private garden with shrubs around the boundaries making it feel nicely secluded.  In need of a little work to get the lawn back in good health, this could be a wonderful place to sit out in and enjoy barbeques and soak up the summer sun. A gate at the end of the garden provides access to the shared lane leading to the shared allotment garden with a shed adjacent which is perfect for storing away all of your gardening tools and a bicycle or two. Beyond the allotments is a small area of communal woodland creating a very tranquil setting. Be sure to keep your eyes peeled for all of the woodland creatures that live here too.

What Propology love about 4 Clock House and the location:

We love the potential that this charming property has, to be transformed into a comfortable home or even a desirable holiday let. The amount of space inside this cottage is an added bonus and means that your imagination can run wild.  We’re always at hand with our Pinterest mood boards to help you with some inspiration!  We love the setting of this cottage with the beautiful communal ground of woodland so close by.  It really is an idyllic and tranquil setting and with a bit of work this cottage will come together to tie in harmoniously with the somewhat magical location.

Venturing out of the house? The A1 is just a short drive away. You don’t need to go far to find a good range of local amenities in nearby Belford though, which has good local schooling at primary and middle school level, doctors, dentist, chemist and a great range of independent shops, Inns and resturants. There is also a farm shop and golf course. Belford has a very strong and welcoming community spirit that is evident from the numerous activities and community events that take place in the village. There are so many sporting and recreational activities nearby to enjoy and is a well established and desirable holiday destination.

The stunning Northumberland coastline with its historic castles and famed beaches is just a short drive away and the market town of Berwick upon Tweed, just 13 miles to the north with a wider range of facilities and a hospital. Inter-city rail services are available at Berwick and Alnmouth, offering regular and direct services to Edinburgh to the north and London King’s Cross to the south. Higher education can be found at schools in Alnwick and Berwick, with the reputable independent day and boarding school, Longridge Towers located just on the outskirts of Berwick with schooling from 4 years through to 18 years.

Further afield but not far away set out on a walk to St Cuthbert’s Cave, just a few miles from Belford. The highlight of this walk is the cave itself, where Lindisfarne monks reputedly brought St Cuthbert’s body in AD875 following Viking raids on Holy Island. Grab your wellies and flask and head to nearby Waren Mill and the stunning beach at Budle Bay to watch thousands of waders and wildfowl on the tidal lagoon. Looking for a castle? Bamburgh is a few miles away and the coastal villages of Seahouses and Beadnell all being within easy reach. Heading for hills? Middleton is midway between the coast and the stunning Northumberland National Park. What’s not to love?

Key features

  • 1012 sq ft three bedroom cottage in need of internal renovation
  • Unique and unusual property in a tranquil, picturesque location
  • Stone built, slate roof and timber sash windows
  • Private rear garden with shared allotment and shared woodland


  • Tenure - Freehold
  • Local Council - Northumberland County Council
  • Services - Oil fired CH, mains water, electricity and private drainage
  • Easily accessible to the A1
  • Access to Inter-City rail services


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