Whittingham is a picture postcard village situated on the edge of the Cheviot Hills. Nestled in the centre of the village is Whittingham Tower or Pele Tower House. A late 13th Century fortified pele, later resorted as alms houses for old ladies and now a striking Grade II* listed home with commanding countryside views. The tower has recently been restored and beautifully hand finished to an exceptional standard for lovers of style, history and comfort. Currently a generous three double bedroom home, alterations are underway to the third floor to create a fourth bedroom with access out onto the battlemented parapet which would allow for a roof terrace with amazing views, perfect for alfresco eating, sunbathing, stargazing or partaking in a glass of something special at the end of the day. 8ft thick walls, restored original stonework, traditional castle style leaded windows, chunky timber beams, quality oak joinery and contemporary high end kitchen and bathrooms are all features of this unique and original home.
What’s inside Pele Tower House?
Pele Tower House is approached through the village and along a small lane. Behind the double oak gates is a gravelled private driveway and parking area with access to the private gardens. Four wide stone steps with iron handrails lead to a solid oak traditional arched castle door to a small entrance lobby with door off to
Tunnel Vaulted Ground Floor Reception Room 23ft 9 x 17ft 3
Currently used as a games room, there is a beautifully restored original stone vaulted ceiling, wide plank solid oak floor, radiator, ground floor cloaks/wc .
Stairs up to first floor landing, stairwell has restored original exposed stone and solid timber beams. The stairs and staircase are beautifully hand crafted in solid oak.
First floor landing
Generous space with two leaded windows with deep cills, one of which is used as a window seat to enjoy the rural views. Wide plank solid oak floor, storage cupboard, vertical wall mounted radiator. Access to
Kitchen/Dining Room 35ft 9 x 10ft 5
Triple aspect room with window seat to the kitchen area. Kitchen is fitted with a high quality range of hand made painted timber units, granite work surfaces compliment the white cabinets. Inset sink unit and drainer with mixer tap. Integral quality branded dishwasher, washing machine and American style fridge freezer. Double oven, microwave and plate warmer. Halogen hob integrated into the island unit which also serves as a breakfast bar. Highly polished natural stone tiles to the floor, fitted carpet to dining area two radiators and storage cupboard. The dining area is large enough for a decent size dining table and chairs making this room very practical for family cooking and dining.
Reception Room/Sitting Room 22ft 11 x 17ft 11
Bright and pleasing room with three leaded castle style windows and window seats providing spectacular views of the open countryside, magnificent large natural stone fire surround with multi-fuel burning stove and open wood store, two radiators, TV point.
Stair case continues up to second floor landing
Landing area with leaded castle style window and window seat. Wide plank solid oak floor, radiator.
Master Bedroom 17ft 6 x 13ft 9 plus Dressing Room 12ft 9 x 7ft 9 and En-Suite Shower Room
With leaded castle style window and window seat providing peaceful views. Wide plank solid oak floor, part exposed natural stone wall, radiator. Dressing Room with wide plank solid oak floor and a range of quality fitted wardrobes. En-Suite with contemporary glazed shower enclosure, daisy style rain shower head, WC, wash hand basin, part tiled walls, wide plank solid oak flooring, chrome vertical wall mounted radiator.
Bedroom Two 12ft 8 x 12ft 5
Leaded castle style window and window seat wide plank solid oak floor and exposed natural stone wall, radiator.
Bedroom Three 11ft 6 x 10ft 8
Leaded castle style window and window seat, wide plank solid oak floor, radiator.
Family Bathroom 11ft 7 x 10ft 1
With window and deep cill, fully tiled floor and walls in travertine, freestanding jacuzzi bath and mixer tap, double shower unit, wash hand basin and WC, radiator
Third Floor – In progress to create a fourth bedroom.
What’s outside Pele Tower House?
Looking from your windows in this unique and stylish homes offers unparalleled views of the surrounding countryside. Should you wish to venture outside take a tea on the raised patio area that overlooks the two tiered lawned gardens, the river can be found towards the end of the second lawned garden. There is a gravelled drive and the foundations are laid for the construction of double garage that the seller informs us has full planning permission.
What Propology love about Pele Tower House and Whittingham
What could be better than living in your own castle in a picturesque country village just on the edge of the Cheviot Hills? We think this unique home would make a fabulous holiday bolt hole or luxury holiday let if you can’t let go of City life and make this your full time residence. With the village having a primary school and the house being around 1 mile away from the main A697 for easy commuting why not take a look for yourself? The country villages of Glanton and Powburn to the north have pubs, villages shops and a fuel station. The main market town of Alnwick is around 8 miles away. We love this quirky property and the fact that a piece of history has been restored and made into a practical and stylish home. We think the setting and surrounding areas are breathtaking. This is country living with a twist.