Garden Cottage, Sturton Grange, Warkworth, Northumberland

£515,000 Sold

Tucked away on the fringe of the coastal village of Warkworth is this charming 3 bedroom, stone and slate single storey barn conversion. Tempting you with the peace of a rural location, reassuring you with the great amenities of the village and exciting you with the proximity to the beach just a 7-minute drive, Garden Cottage ticks all those boxes. Take a pinch of country living, a dash of coastal chic and a splash of elegant flair and you’ll magic up this gem of a property which really will inspire your ideas to live, relax, work or entertain in style. Perfect for a forever home or stylish holiday let.

3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms 2 Reception rooms Private off street parking Garden to front courtyard to rear

Converted in 2010 and with retaining character and charm a priority, the developer has managed to put a modern-day spin on things so if toasty toes are a must when there’s a gale a-blowing, turn up the underfloor heating, sit back and take it easy.  The current owner has maximised the property’s appeal even further with the addition of a charming garden room to the front of the property and a full width, Wow! conservatory to the rear.  Garden Cottage offers a multitude of accommodation configurations so you really are free to live as you please

What’s inside Garden Cottage?

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

Garden Room:

A gravelled path leads up from the parking area across the lawned front garden to the recently added garden room.  This lovely room gives a wonderful greeting as you enter the cottage with its sunny position, the warm honeyed stone exposed stone wall and oak floor which has underfloor heating.  Not just a spot for taking in the garden wildlife but a gloriously cosy room for those rainy days and winter nights.

Hall:

Step into the hall with its heated, natural Travertine stone floor.  There are cloaks and shelved storage cupboards and the hall leads to the living and bedroom accommodation.

Kitchen/Living space:

This super working/entertaining/relaxing space really does hit the spot in terms of visual appeal.  The kitchen area soothes with its palette of subtle greys and blues while it’s easy to visualise kicking back on squidgy sofas Infront of the stove in the family space.  The kitchen design is based around a central island which doubles as a breakfast bar.  There are fitted cupboards (including a lovely larder unit to tuck away all those bits and bobs and there’s a microwave in here too) with timber work tops and an integrated dishwasher.  There’s a range cooker inside a bespoke unit and the Karndean floor runs the length of the kitchen/living space and into the conservatory beyond.

Conservatory:

French doors connect the kitchen and conservatory if separation is your thing, otherwise pin back the doors and let the mixing begin!  Added by the current owner, the conservatory was a superb addition to this property and really does maximise the living space.  Currently divided into distinct relaxing and dining areas, the private courtyard beyond makes a lovely focal point.

Utility:

From the kitchen there is access to the utility room which provides an excellent range of fitted cupboards alongside the washing machine and tumble drier and integrated fridge freezer.  A handy stable door gives access to the front of the property.

Bedroom One: 

A pretty double room with views onto the courtyard.  There are full width built in wardrobes with triple doors.

Bedroom Two: 

Another double room with views onto the steading.  There is a generous built in wardrobe with part mirrored sliding doors.

Bedroom Three with En-Suite Shower Room:

Currently configured as a snug/sitting room, there are built in floor-to-ceiling cupboards and bi-fold doors onto a small patio area.  Perfect for your morning coffee! The fully-tiled en-suite shower room has a double, glazed walk-in shower,  WC, wall hung hand basin, illuminated vanity mirror and heated towel rail.

Family Shower Room:

Fully tiled with walk-in double shower, WC, wall hung hand basin, illuminated vanity mirror and heated towel rail.

What’s outside Garden Cottage?

This sandstone property is approached via a generous gravelled parking area which leads to a lawned front garden with pretty gravel garden path up to the house.  The front of the plot is bounded by evergreen hedging and fencing to ensure privacy.  To the rear there is a private, pretty and sizeable courtyard bounded by a stone wall.  Again, privacy is guaranteed.

What Propology love about Garden Cottage and Warkworth

It’s a treat to find such a homely single storey barn conversion.  You’ll feel the welcome vibe as soon as you walk in.  We love that the current owner has created a world of crackling fires, flickering candles, cosy blankets and squishy sofas.  We love even more that the property would lend itself just as perfectly to a cool, contemporary interior if that’s your thing.  Sturton Grange has evolved as an enclave for the discerning – be it for the permanent home owner or the holiday visitor.

Warkworth’s appeal continues un-abated.  There’s nothing quite as stunning as the jaw droppingly majestic castle perched at the top of Castle Street all at sea in a wash of Spring daffodils.  There’s a medieval bridge over the River Coquet and the 12th century St Lawrence church to whet your architectural appetite while the tea rooms, shops, cafés and gallery are more than worth a meander.  There’s the medieval cave hermitage and chapel of a solitary holy man accessible only by boat.  For the sporting types there’s Warkworth golf course which is a seaside links course designed by Old Tom Morris in 1891 and Warkworth Cricket club which dates back to 1875 and whose home is Castle Field in the shadow of the castle.  For those with sea legs the Coquet Yacht Club is located at Amble Marina just a few minutes’ drive away.  Warkworth is truly a winner in the location stakes with access to Newcastle via the A1 whisking you there by car in about 35 minutes. Alnmouth train station is just 3 miles away with the speedy east coast mainline service whizzing you to London in around 3 hours 20 and to Edinburgh in about an hour.  Newcastle International Airport is approximately 30 miles south and Edinburgh airport around 100 miles north.


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