Station House, Station Road, Warkworth, Northumberland

£499,950 For Sale

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Station House is full of unexpected treasures and historical bygones sure to capture the imagination and stop purchasers in their tracks. Give up the rat race and retreat to the Northumbrian countryside in this Grade II listed stone built station house dating back to 1847. Architectural features, a slice of gracious living, memories to be made. Lose the crowds and gain a whole new world of escapism in one of the most beautiful parts of Northumberland. With 2654 sq ft to call home, Station House offers grandeur that will appeal to those that appreciate beautiful architecture, history and culture. A truly one-off, attractive property with a surprisingly large garden to enjoy, whilst doing a bit of train spotting! You can be assured that this home ticks the unique box.

5 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms 4 Reception rooms 1.5 Miles Private driveway parking for several cars Private gardens to the front and rear

Set within the beautiful Northumberland countryside just one and a half miles from Warkworth Village is a rare opportunity to acquire a large historical railway property. Station House dates back to 1847 and is a traditional 2654 sq ft Grade II listed property that retains the integrity of the exterior and Tudor features of the original building. This fabulous property was reputedly designed by Benjamin Green, architect of the Theatre Royal in Newcastle. This Station House has been referred to online and in books as one of Benjamin’s most impressive Tudor style designs. It has since been sympathetically converted into a superb five bedroomed house, all whilst retaining many wonderful original features. There’s a sense of the past being gradually revealed as you move from room to room and the entire interior is infused with a timeless purity that allows it to remain relevant. Large windows frame views, while smaller openings bring light into the private spaces.

This property offers an abundance of period features and character, which includes everything from classic quarry tiles, original plasterwork, working shutters, exposed stonework and original station platform beams to open period fireplaces. In each room there is a cornucopia of treasures and vintage pieces with something that pays homage to the heritage of the house and the interesting history of this once working railway station house. Parts of the original platform have been transformed into homely and cosy rooms and the attached self contained annexe which used to be the Duke of Northumberland’s personal waiting room, makes to be an excellent guest suite with a bedroom, bathroom, lounge and kitchen.

Whether you’re a train enthusiast or simply looking to invest in a beautiful and unique family home, this is your chance to buy a piece of Northumberland and railway history. With oodles of character, this property offers a complete change of pace for any buyer. Living in the country means sharing the rhythms of nature and being connected to the cycles of life.

What’s inside Station House?

Please refer to the floor plan provided for individual room sizes and layout. The property is approached via a private circular gravelled driveway with enough parking for several cars.

Entrance:

An extremely grand and welcoming front entrance to the property with stone steps leading up to the front arched glazed door. Through the front door leads you into the spacious porch with quarry tiled flooring and exposed stone walls and original windows all around. The history of the property welcomes you with open arms as soon as you step through the door. Stone flanked double doors lead you into the reception room.

Reception Room:

An incredibly spacious and light reception room, with a plethora of charm and character, original timer flooring and an inglenook stone fireplace with tiled surround and hearth, with a Jotul wood burning stove, makes an attractive focal point. This room is the ideal place to cosy up on the sofa with a crackling fire and a good book – period property life at its absolute finest. The large bay window to the rear allows plentiful natural light to fill the room and provides a perfect outlook for all you trainspotters. The cornice detailing and bookshelf recess add to the room as well. One CH radiator and further windows to the front that look into the entrance porch. From this room you can access the attached private annexe.

Dining Room:

A delightfully spacious yet cosy feeling dining room, which is currently used as a music room. With a lovely cast iron fireplace with tiled hearth and open fire as the main feature to the room, it provides the perfect spot to sit and relax next to whilst listening to the crackling fire. The open fire really does create a very warm and friendly ambience. The original timber floorboards add to the character of the room along with the sash windows to the front that provide an outlook over the front garden. There is plentiful room to fit a large dining table and chairs for those evenings when you want to have more formal dining with family and friends. A large arched original panelled door leads to the sun room and there’s a window through to the sun room too. One CH radiator.

Sun Room:

This used to be the old platform area and it still has the original platform beams and supports and, exposed stone features. It feels like a real trainspotters haven with all of the features. There are spotlights and a central heating boiler stored away here. A door leads to the outside.

Hallway:

The original timber board flooring continues and the under stair space makes for a perfect spot for a reading corner or a peaceful little study space. There is a large pantry cupboard in the hallway too and is conveniently right next to the door into the kitchen. An arched door leads out to the front of the property. One CH radiator.

Kitchen/Breakfast Room:

A fabulous farmhouse style family kitchen with a wide range of wooden fitted wall and base units and solid granite counter tops. The large cream coloured AGA set within the brick surround is an exceptional feature to this kitchen. There is an integrated white Butler sink and an integrated fridge/freezer. The original timber board flooring and the wainscot panelling really show off the history and character that exudes from this room, and in fact every room of the house. The sash windows to rear and side provide an abundance of light. One CH radiator. Access to the utility room.

Utility Room:

A very useful room to have with matching wooden wall and base units with granite worktops. There is an integrated stainless steel sink, plumbing for a washing machine and plumbing for a dishwasher too. This room has partially tiled walls with the continuing original timber board flooring. One window to the side elevation.

Rear Lobby:

Through a door in the kitchen you have access to this rear lobby with the original timber board flooring. This lobby provides access to the outside and to the side garden where a large outdoor store is.

Bathroom:

Accessed from the rear lobby and in need of some tlc and updating is this bathroom, comprising of a three piece suite with a bath, a ceramic hand wash basin and a WC. Two windows to the side elevation.

Stairs up to the first floor from the hallway:

Stairs fitted with carpet and up to the first floor landing.

Landing:

The landing has fitted carpet and has two sash windows to the front making it feel light and airy. One CH radiator and provides access to all first floor rooms as well as the large linen cupboard.

Bedroom 2:

A very spacious double bedroom to the rear elevation, which enjoys a dual aspect and overlooks the train line and countryside to the rear. Train spotting will become a fun hobby from this charming bedroom. There is enough room for sizeable wardrobes. One CH radiator and fitted carpet.

Family Bathroom:

This bathroom has been modernised but is still in keeping with the style of the property. It’s 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 surrounding countryside out of the two windows. The bath has been fitted with a mixer shower tap. The floor has been beautifully tiled and the walls are fully tiled too. The suite also consists of a white WC, a white ceramic hand wash basin and a separate large shower cubicle with a mains fed shower. There is also a chrome towel radiator and inset spotlights.

Linen Cupboard:

A very large and useful cupboard for all of your linen and towels etc, loft access from in here too.

Bedroom 4:

A pleasant double bedroom, to the rear elevation with a large sash window allowing plentiful light to flood in. This bedroom has ample room for large wardrobes. As with all of the rooms in this property, it is very characterful due to the original feature fireplace. One CH radiator and fitted carpet.

Bedroom 1:

A further, incredibly charming and spacious double bedroom to the rear elevation, benefitting from a large bay window to the rear making it very light. The original feature fireplace is a lovely constant reminder of passed times. The outlook is very unique too as your eyes gaze over the train line and out to the open countryside. One CH radiator and fitted carpet.

Bedroom 3:

A generously sized and well lit double bedroom to the front elevation that has views of the front garden out of the sash window. The painted timber board flooring really adds a sense of character to the room as well as the original feature fireplace. There is ample room for wardrobes in this bedroom.  One CH radiator.

Self-Contained Annexe (accessed from the reception room or from the side garden):

Accessed from the reception room via a solid lockable door or guests can go via the main garden, previously the station ‘car park’ and location of the Percy Hunt ‘meet’. For guests, the self-contained cottage is reached via a fifteen step steel dual railed staircase outside or close family and friends can simply use the door from the main house.

Bedroom:

A very pretty dual aspect bedroom with tremendous amounts of charm and character. The lovely original timber board flooring along with the stone chimney breast and inglenook really add to the charming historical feel. You can admire a beautiful outlook from this bedroom across the front garden and country views beyond. Listen to the sound of the birds tweeting and the bees buzzing in the morning as you open up the two sash windows. One CH radiator. The original platform door leads you through to the en-suite shower room.

En-suite Shower Room:

Due to being part of the original platform you’ll see the lovely original stone features and the exposed platform beams and supports. The bathroom comprises of a white three piece suite with a shower enclosure with electric shower, WC and ceramic hand wash basin. There’s a chrome towel radiator and vinyl flooring. Two windows to the rear.

Lounge:

Walking into this beautiful lounge feels like a country dream, it used to be the Duke of Northumberland’s personal waiting room. As soon as you walk in you’ll see the fabulous original stone fireplace that incorporates a wood burning stove and a slate hearth – it’ll create the most picture perfect cosy ambiance. The original timber board flooring also adds to the character of this charming room. One CH radiator and there are original sash windows to the front and side. Access to the kitchen from this room via a large arched panelled door. 

Kitchen:

This kitchen used to be part of the old platform and so many of the original features remain like the stone work and the platform beams and supports. The kitchen incorporates cream coloured base cupboards with wooden work surfaces. There’s an electric hob and oven with an integrated stainless steel sink, plumbing for a dishwasher and an integrated fridge/freezer. Windows all along one wall to the rear make this kitchen wonderfully bright. Vinyl flooring and a door out to the raised garden.

What’s outside Station House?

To the front of the property there is a curved gravel driveway with a central lawn area and the stone steps that lead up to the main entrance. The driveway provides ample parking space for several cars. To the left hand side there is a large store – perfect for keeping all of your gardening tools neatly locked away. The guest cottage/self contained annexe can also be accessed from the left hand side. To the right there is access to the main house too where there is a private courtyard area and a further outbuilding store.

The main garden to the left is a very large space with all sorts of different areas to explore and enjoy. With rockeries, lawn areas, a small pond and steps leading to a raised garden – the possibilities are endless! The courtyard area where the steel steps are could be something truly magical with climbing roses and plants, it’s there ready and waiting for someone to turn into their own tranquil space.

What Propology love about Station House and Warkworth:

We love this spacious period accommodation set within a countryside setting. There is a beautifully curated mix of weathered antiques and carefully chosen contemporary accents, the interior of this characterful home balances classic period style with pared-back pure aesthetic. It’s a truly beautiful home with a surprisingly large garden, very close to Warkworth village. The potential for some modernisation captures the imagination and spurs you on to envisage all that this property could be. It’s a trainspotters idyll too, being adjacent to the east coast mainline.

The location is a winner, being only a mile and a half from the beach and Warkworth Village, which is encircled by a loop of the River Coquet. The main street is dominated by the majestic medieval Warkworth Castle. There is a good selection of independent shops, great places to eat, including a chocolatier. You’ll also find the charming 14th century Warkworth Bridge which crosses the River Coquet and takes you to the medieval cave hermitage and chapel of a solitary holy man, accessible only by boat. Very close by is Warkworth golf course which is a seaside links course designed by Old Tom Morris in 1891 and your local dog friendly beach which is simply spectacular with an expanse of golden sand and beautiful dunes overlooking the RSPB reserve of Coquet Island.

The dune system at Warkworth beach is designated as a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) and a Special Area of Conservation (SAC) and is recommended by the Marine Conservation Society.

For those with sea legs the Coquet Yacht Club is situated at Amble Marina only a four minute drive away.

Access to Newcastle via the A1 and A1068 Coast Road is within easy reach and means you can commute to Newcastle via car in about 35 minutes. Alnmouth train station is only three miles to the north with frequent daily direct lines to Newcastle (25 mins) London Kings Cross (3 hours 20 mins) and Edinburgh (1 hour). Newcastle International Airport is approximately thirty miles to the south and Edinburgh Airport one hundred miles to the North.

Key features

  • 2654 sq ft, five bedroom, characterful period property
  • Spacious self-contained annexe
  • Grade II listed former working station house
  • Large, characterful reception rooms
  • Newly modernised family bathroom
  • Many original period features
  • Large gardens

Information

  • Tenure - Freehold
  • Local Council - Northumberland County Council
  • Services - Mains water, drainage and electricity, oil fired central heating
  • Located just one and a half miles from Warkworth Village
  • Schools - Primary, Secondary and High Schools all within easy reach
  • Adjacent to the east coast mainline

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