Fern Cottage, Butchers Lonnen, Morpeth

£495,000 For Sale

Fern Cottage
Fern Cottage
Fern Cottage
Fern Cottage
Fern Cottage
Fern Cottage
Fern Cottage
Fern Cottage
Fern Cottage
Fern Cottage
Fern Cottage
Fern Cottage
Fern Cottage
Fern Cottage
Fern Cottage
Fern Cottage
Fern Cottage

Countryside charm and vintage elegance, this tucked away treasure lies right in the heart of Morpeth in a peaceful hidden oasis. Fern Cottage is a detached 1540 sq ft gorgeous double fronted three bedroom family home that has been renovated with signature quality and design. Abundantly packed with character and charm, original features compliment the thoughtful modern touches. The accommodation has been reimagined as a set of flowing family spaces, a bespoke blend of old meets new. Step outside the door and relax in the cottage style garden or saunter into this hugely popular market town, just a few minutes away.

3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms 2 Reception rooms 1 Cloaks/WC 9 Miles Private parking

Seclusion and serenity hang in the Northumbrian air around Fern Cottage. The logs crackle away on the burning fires as you spread in comfort in this gorgeous detached two storey, three bedroom double fronted 1540sq ft stone built cottage. The luxury runs over, in the shape of the handmade bespoke designed kitchen with granite worktops, solid oak and stripped timber board floors and a freestanding bath to take a relaxing soak in after a long day. Character and charm oozes from every crook and cranny of this delightful property. Through the sash style windows, admire the bees buzzing around the flowers in the garden, the birds chirping, the butterflies fluttering and even a frog or two hopping into the small pond for a cool down. Throughout the cottage there is a wonderful sense of light and airiness and there is a wonderful welcoming atmosphere that exudes from this home.

What’s inside Fern Cottage?

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

Down the pleasant Butchers Lonnen lane, you’ll approach this beautiful stone built cottage. Through a gate at the front entrance, walk down the path in the enchanting garden which leads you to the front door. To the rear there is a parking space for a car.

Front entrance:

An extremely attractive and welcoming front entrance to the property with pretty period style patterned tiles on the step outside to add to the charming cottage feel. Entrance door leads to:


The flooring is fully tiled matching the ones outside and there is an excellent under stair cupboard that is perfect for storing away outdoor apparel. A door to the left leads you into the first reception room and a door to the right takes you into the lounge.

Reception Room:

An incredibly spacious and light reception room, with oodles of charm and character, solid oak flooring and a gas fired cast iron feature fireplace, making an attractive focal point. This room is the ideal place to cosy up on the sofa with a crackling fire and a good book – cottage life at its absolute finest. There is ample storage in this room with fitted floor to ceiling cupboards. The sash style windows provide a lovely outlook over the mature garden that blooms beautifully in Spring and Summer. A CH radiator provides extra warmth in the cooler months. Telephone and TV point in this room. You have access to the kitchen from this room.


Walking into this beautiful lounge feels like a country cottage dream. As soon as you walk in you see the fabulous fireplace with brick and stone surround that incorporates a Yeoman gas stove – it’ll create the most picture-perfect cosy ambiance. The lounge again benefits from having two sash style windows looking out across the garden where you’ll need to keep a watch out for the pretty little birds fluttering around and the frogs hopping in and out of the small pond. The lounge has large floor to ceiling fitted storage cupboards too. The lovely solid oak flooring continues along with oak skirting boards. A truly characterful and relaxing room. CH radiator.

From the lounge you have access to the rear hallway:

Rear hallway:

The floor has tiling to match the ones on the front entrance porch. Two sash style windows make this rear hallway light and airy. You have access to the rear patio garden/car parking area. CH radiator. This hallway provides access to further ground floor rooms:


A very handy ground floor cloakroom, consisting of a white WC with slow close lid.  Frosted window to the side of the property. Tiled flooring that follows on from the rear hallway.

Utility Room:

An excellent utility room which is very spacious and has plenty of room to hang your washing out on those rainy days and when you don’t want to use the tumble dryer. There is a CH radiator below a wall fitted clothes rail, an ideal spot to dry your clothes. The Baxi boiler is tidily hidden away in a cupboard. Plumbing for a washing machine and vented for a tumble dryer. A large sash style window overlooks the rear garden and provides lots of natural light. Tiled flooring that matches that in the rear hallway.


A fabulous family kitchen with an excellent range of cream coloured fitted wall and base units and solid granite counter tops. The kitchen comes with an integrated full length fridge, two freezers, an AEG microwave and a five burner gas Rangemater cooker. There is a brilliant larder cupboard fitted into the kitchen and the fitted ceiling rack makes for a superb way to store some of your pots and pans. The separate kitchen island with matching coloured cupboards and granite provides some extra space for preparing family meals. The kitchen island incorporates an integrated AEG dishwasher and an inset white ceramic sink with a stainless steel mixer tap that also benefits from having a Brita water filter fitted. The stunning solid oak flooring continues in this room and with the sash style window, the two Velux windows and the double French doors, the room is wonderfully bright. The current owners have made exceptional use of the space and converted the garage into an extension of the kitchen that is used as a dining area and with the French doors adjacent to it, you can extend the room even further into the outdoor patio area. Two CH radiators in this room.

Central staircase from rear hallway to first floor:

Oak staircase with oak handrail and there is quality fitted carpet down the centre of the steps.


A wonderfully light dual aspect landing with two sash style windows – one over-looking the front garden and the other looks out to the rear garden. The landing has quality fitted carpet, a CH radiator and a telephone point. There is an excellent range of shelving that runs along the length of one wall which is more than enough space to store away all of your books neatly. Loft access is from the landing, which has a pull down ladder and the loft itself is extremely spacious and has been fully boarded out.

Master Bedroom with en-suite and dressing area:

A stunning, dual aspect master bedroom with tremendous amounts of charm and character. The lovely stripped timber board flooring along with the cast iron fireplace really add to the charming cottage feel. The fireplace has a very pretty tiled hearth. You can admire a beautiful outlook from this bedroom across the front garden. Listen to the sound of the birds tweeting and the bees buzzing in the morning as you open up the sash style windows. One CH radiator.

En-Suite shower room and dressing area:

A fantastic addition to the master bedroom. This en-suite bathroom incorporates a white three piece suite consisting of a WC with a concealed flush, a ceramic hand wash basin with vanity unit below and a shower cubicle with a mains fed shower. There is a chrome ladder style towel radiator, the bathroom is fully tiled on the floor and walls and there is ventilation. Following on from the en-suite is an amazing dressing area with plentiful shelving and hanging space and lighting.

Bedroom 3:

A spacious and well lit double bedroom to the front elevation that has wonderful views of the blossoming mature garden out of the sash style window. The stripped timber board flooring really adds a sense of character to the room. There is a fantastic range of storage in this bedroom with the full length fitted wardrobes and the fitted desk with base cupboards. One CH radiator.

Bedroom 2:

A further very generously proportioned double bedroom with a sash window overlooking the rear patio garden. There is an excellent range of storage in this bedroom inclusive of full length fitted wardrobes and a fitted desk with cupboards as well. Pine wood flooring and a CH radiator.

Family Bathroom:

A wonderfully light and inviting bathroom where you’ll most certainly feel inclined to relax in the large freestanding bath whilst listening to the sounds of nature coming from the rear garden out of the window. The bath has been fitted with a charmer mixer shower tap. The floor has been beautifully tiled and the walls are half tiled too. The suite also consists of a white WC, a white ceramic hand wash basin and a separate shower cubicle with a mains fed shower. There is a CH radiator as well as a chrome ladder style radiator and the bathroom has ventilation.

What’s outside Fern Cottage?

Behind the gate at the front of the property, a beautiful mature garden lurks, with small secret stone-flagged areas, facing the sun and shielded from the Northumberland winds. 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 and create a wonderful enchanting cottage garden feel. There are little paths in the garden that lead to new spots to find where you can relax and enjoy listening to the buzzing of the bees, the tweeting of the birds and maybe even the sound of a frog hopping in and out of the small pond. The front garden benefits from having a wooden shed to store away all of your gardening equipment.

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. There is also an outdoor tap. This area is currently used as a patio garden but it is also a space that can be used for private parking.

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

What Propology love about Fern Cottage and Morpeth:

We love the amazing welcoming and tranquil feeling that radiates from this beautiful characterful cottage. The relaxing and calming ambiance continues outside too where you can sit out with your morning coffee, or just sit and listen to the birds sing and the trickling sound of the small pond. We love the wonderful private cottage garden and the patio garden can be accessed from the dining area, which makes a fabulous extension into the outdoors and creates a perfect setting for some alfresco dining. The serene bedrooms upstairs are full of charm and character and the magnificent family bathroom is the most ideal place to relax in and have a nice long soak in the freestanding bath. The location of this idyllic cottage is extremely appealing with being in Morpeth yet tucked away peacefully down Butchers Lonnen lane.

Morpeth is a historic market town with stylish shopping, farmers markets, banks, restaurants, bars, department store, supermarkets, excellent schooling and a hospital. Morpeth offers easy access to Newcastle upon Tyne, Sunderland, Middlesbrough and Teesside. The town is linked to Newcastle by railway with intercity rail services giving direct links to Edinburgh and London Kings Cross. There are regular national and international flights from Newcastle International Airport, just 11.5 miles away.

We love this enchanting cottage along with it’s ideal location.

Key features

  • 1540 sq ft 3 bedroom cottage
  • Many original period features remain
  • Town location
  • Private garden and private parking
  • Two reception rooms, three bedrooms, two bathrooms
  • Sash style double glazing
  • Extended kitchen/diner with vaulted ceiling and french doors to rear garden


  • Tenure- Freehold
  • Local Council - Northumberland County Council
  • Services - Mains gas, electricity, water and drainage
  • Local Schools - First, Secondary and High School
  • Easy access to the A1
  • Transport - regular bus routes and trains from Morpeth train station


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