Welcome to Galloway House. Authentically rural. True country style based on enduring elements, simplicity, tactility and material honesty with colours that evoke the calming aspects of nature. Our sellers have truly tapped into the need for stylish rural escapism and the creative desire to see what could be achieved design-wise within a countryside setting. That was over a decade ago and we think they have achieved their goal. We are thrilled to be able to share their very personal sanctuary which is now offered for sale.
Galloway House is a well designed and characterful four bedroom detached barn conversion. It is set in its own gardens with fields to three sides and Carrshield Village to the South and has spectacular views, from each window, over an area that has been designated as ‘of outstanding natural beauty’. It is near to both the Pennine Way and the Coast to Coast cycle route. An hour away from The Lake District and approximately 18 miles to the market town of Hexham makes this country retreat secluded but not isolated.
The barn is spacious with an internal floor area of over three thousand square feet. Combining a mix of country charm and contemporary interior design this home offers country chic living with all the comforts of modern living yet step outside and you will find nature literally on your doorstep. Preserved timber beams, mellow sandstone with modern, uncluttered living spaces makes for a homely aesthetic. The living spaces feel totally in keeping with the barn’s old rugged wood and stone construction. The owners have created a raw-edged warm interior that is clean and simple so that the building’s original features and setting are the main focus.
What’s inside Galloway House?
Located along a quiet country road Galloway House is approached via a small garden path to the front door
with a rustic stone floor and galleried landing, there is a generous under stair storage cupboard and access to the stairs and first floor
rustic stone floor, range of built in cupboard units, sink with drainer and mixer tap, double glazed window and door to the outside
Kitchen 10’7 x 10’3
A contemporary stylish kitchen with rustic stone floor and black high gloss floor and wall units, double sink with drainer unit and mixer tap, branded integrated combination oven and microwave, integrated hob and extractor hood and integrated fridge freezer and dishwasher. Double glazed window
Reception Room 37ft 4 x 14ft 10
A wonderful open plan room with double glazed picture windows enjoying stunning views over the countryside, an oak timber floor, wood burning stove, painted timber beams, double glazed window and two external doors to the rear garden
Utility Room 5ft 8 x 9ft 10
Plumbing for washing machine, sink unit with mixer tap, extractor fan
Reception room two or Snug 11ft 2 x 14ft 2
With oak timber floor and two double glazed windows
Ground Floor Cloaks/WC
with hand wash basin, extractor fan
Galleried Landing 20ft 3 x 9ft 6
with stripped timber floor, exposed timber barn beams, feature barn style ‘arrow slit’ window, large double glazed window, double central heating radiator and access to boarded loft with Velux window and power
Bedroom one 17ft 6 x 14ft 2
with stripped timber floor, exposed timber barn beams, two feature barn style ‘arrow slit’ windows, two double central heating radiators, double glazed window and door to reading/study area
Bedroom two 11ft 8 x 10ft 5 with en-suite shower room
with stripped timber floor, two feature barn style ‘arrow slit’ windows, double central heating radiator, two double glazed windows. En-suite bathroom in travertine with shower enclosure, hand wash basin, WC, travertine tiled floor and part tiled walls
Bedroom three 14ft 0 x 15ft 2
With two double glazed windows and one double central heating radiator
Bedroom four 11ft 2 x 12 ft 0
With oak timber floor, Velux window and double glazed window, double central heating radiator
Family Bathroom 13ft 0 x 10ft 1
Tiled in travertine with double end bath, hand wash basin, double shower enclosure with hot water ran off mains central heating, Velux window
What’s outside Galloway House?
To the front of Galloway House there is a pretty enclosed cottage garden with a stone wall and established plants, to the side there is a generous gravelled parking area to accommodate around six cars, there is also a double detached garage/workshop/artists studio with windows, to the rear there is an enclosed lawned garden surrounded by mature hedging and decked patio area to relax and enjoy the stunning views
What Propology love about Galloway House
We love the authentic rural setting and style of this home, the light and contemporary living spaces which all flow well to create a harmonious holistic feel. The cosy underfloor heating and insulation from the double glazing for the colder months conjures up thoughts of days and nights sat by the wood burning stove in the 37ft reception room while enjoying the stunning views from the plentiful windows. The subtle divide between the kitchen and living area manages to feel spacious yet cocooning at the same time. It’s a lock up and leave or a full time residence whatever the choice this home exudes a feeling of peace and sanctuary. The location is rural yet not isolated, an hour to the Lake District or a short drive to nearby Allendale and Alston. Hexham market town is within 18 miles, Newcastle, Carlisle and Durham all within a one hour drive with the M6, M1 and an international airport and mainline train stations all accessible from this rural retreat.