The developer of this fabulous old schoolhouse has turned it into a truly characterful 3498 sq ft, four bedroom family home that has “welcome” stamped throughout. Wake up to the Northumberland sunlight flooding your home with sunshine as you look towards the countryside and hills. There is something very special about walking into an old school building, be it the smells or the architectural details or the ghosts of detentions past, it always makes you feel incredibly nostalgic. There’s room here to be a family again in the 38ft living room, with space to be apart as well. Throw a log on the lounge fire, dig into the DVD collections and pop some popcorn as you host a family film night. Solid oak flooring, original characterful arched windows, solid oak staircase, a Rangemaster stove in the kitchen and original exposed beams all add to the beautiful allure of this property. This is the home that will remind you, why you love to live in Northumberland.
What’s inside Whin House?
Please refer to the floor plan provided for individual room sizes and layout of the accommodation.
Whin House is approached via a shared access lane and then you come to a private driveway with enough room for several vehicles. There is also a double garage. Here you will find the side entrance to the property and the front entrance is to the right hand side of the driveway.
Entrance door leads to:
A wonderfully light and spacious front entrance hall with plenty of charm and character retained. With solid engineered oak flooring and underfloor heating. LED downlights as well as wall lights.
Sitting Room/Dining Room:
Turning right from the reception hall and through glazed double doors leads you into this incredible 38ft lounge/dining room. There are two fabulous original arched window that look almost like Church style windows overlooking the front of the property, giving the room oodles of character as well as a copious amount of light. The double height ceiling to the lounge area of the room makes it feel even more spacious and grand. There is plentiful room for a very large dining table and chairs – this really does feel like a room that is perfect for spectacular entertaining and gathering friends and family. The original exposed timber beams have been painted an off-white colour, which makes the room feel even more bright and airy and the wood-burning stove is perfect for cosying up next to in those cooler months of the year. There is a galleried mezzanine study area that overlooks this room with solid oak handrails. Solid engineered oak flooring with underfloor heating, LED downlights and there is a large wall storage cupboard that has been designed to store drinks with a power point for a fridge meaning you can have your very own mini bar.
Turning left from the reception hall through partially glazed double doors leads you into this beautiful and exceptionally well designed bespoke kitchen. The room has bundles of character and charm due to the two large windows that are again almost Church like due to the wonderful shape of them. Being dual aspect, the kitchen is extremely bright. The kitchen has a wide range of lovely Burford Stone cabinets with lighting and cupboards, with solid oak worktops. The kitchen is both practical as well as striking with the contemporary finishing touches. There is an integrated Rangemaster electric ceramic stove with ceramic hob and Lamona cooker hood, an integrated AEG dishwasher, an integrated undrcounter Lamona fridge and an integrated stainless steel sink with professional mixer tap. There is attractive stone tiled flooring with underfloor heating, the walls are half tiled and there are LED downlights.
From the kitchen you have access to this delightfully spacious and well equipped utility room. This is the perfect space to get some more food cooking when you’re having large family gatherings as there is another gas two ring hob. The Burford Stone cabinets and cupboards continue with the solid oak worktops. There is an integrated stainless steel sink with mixer tap. The stone tiled flooring also continues and there is a CH radiator and LED downlights.
From the utility room you will find this fantastic walk in pantry with plenty of shelving space for all of your groceries. Stone tiled flooring and LED downlights.
From the reception hall you have access to this cloakroom. With a white designer wash hand basin with chrome tap and vanity unit below, white WC with concealed flush. Solid engineered oak flooring with underfloor heating and LED downlights.
A very generous sized double bedroom to the rear elevation with a window overlooking the lawned area and tennis courts to the back of the property. The room has been fitted with quality carpet and has a CH radiator. This bedroom also has a phone socket and a TV point.
An excellent room in this property that is perfect for cleaning up and brushing off after a countryside walk. With plentiful hanging cupboards for storage and boot racks. There is also a white Belfast sink – great for scrubbing up the muddy boots. With partially tiled walls and quarry tiled flooring, making the room easy to keep clean. LED downlights and low level CH radiator. Window overlooking the rear of the property.
Laundry Room/Boiler Room:
A great space for getting the laundry done with plumbing for a washing machine and a dryer. The Grand Vortex oil-fired boiler can be found in this room too. Quarry tiled flooring, LED downlights and a window looking out to the rear gardens.
A very large and pleasant dual aspect double bedroom to the rear elevation. This bedroom has two windows that overlook the lawned area and tennis courts to the back of the property. The room has been fitted with quality carpet and has a CH radiator. This bedroom also has a phone socket and a TV point.
Fabulous bathroom with a white three piece suite consisting of a white steel enamel bath with shower mixer above and clear showerscreen, white WC with concealed flush and white ceramic hand wash basin. There is also a heated towel rail in a white finish. Tiled flooring with underfloor heating, half tiled walls.
First Floor (Access from reception hall):
The staircase is fitted with carpet and has wooden balustrades that have been painted and off-white colour.
A very well lit landing area with solid oak handrails and wooden balustrades where you can overlook the ground floor reception hall. The landing has been fitted with carpet and has a CH radiator.
Master Bedroom with dressing room and en-suite bathroom:
A very large, pleasant and bright dual aspect double bedroom to the front elevation. This feels like a very luxurious master suite with the dressing room and en-suite that follow on. The bedroom has beautiful original features such as the arched windows and the exposed timber beams. With CH radiator, phone point, TV socket and fitted carpet.
A door leads to the fabulous dressing area with an extensive range of fitted hanging cupboards and open shelves. Fitted carpet, CH radiator and a skylight window.
Following on from the dressing room is this newly fitted en-suite bathroom which features a free standing Duracast Arco bath with wall mounted bath mixer tap, a shower enclosure and Mira Adept Shower mixer, wash hand basin with vanity unit below, WC with concealed flush, wall mounted towel radiator. Quality tiled flooring with underfloor heating, walls are half tiled, LED downlights and a large skylight.
Galleried study area:
This is the perfect little spot to escape to for some time alone to read a book in a cosy chair whilst admiring the views across the sitting room and out of the striking feature window, to the village and stunning countryside beyond. With a phone point, this could make a great study area. Quality fitted carpet.
Bedroom 2 with en-suite shower room:
A delightful double bedroom, to the rear elevation with windows looking out to the lawned area and tennis courts at the back of the property. The original arched window makes for a real feature in this room and the exposed beams really add character and charm.
What’s outside Whin House?
The property is set in its own grounds and has a large lawned area to the front of the property and stone wall boundary with lovely views across the villages and over the countryside. The front garden is very sweet and quaint looking with the shrubs and flower beds that bloom in Spring and Summer and there are pretty stone steps that lead up to the front door. There is a generous sized driveway with parking for at least four cars, there is also a large, integral garage within The Old Schoolhouse.
To the rear of the property, there is a communal lawned area and tennis court but the village is so peaceful and quiet that this area is rarely used and it’ll almost feel like your very own private tennis court and lawned garden.
A very generous sized garage with power and lighting and two windows allowing plenty of natural light in. From the garage you also have access into the utility room.
What Propology love about Whin House and the village of Eglingham:
We love the peaceful, village location and the traditional country style this schoolhouse conversion offers within, yet retaining many of the original features. The high standard of renovation makes country and contemporary work so harmoniously together. The property is full of character and has a lovely sense of peace and calm. The developer has made this home so inviting with the log burning fire, exposed beams and original windows. The location is very well placed to explore some of Northumberland’s best known landmarks too.
Venturing out of the house? You don’t need to go far to find a good range of local amenities with Alnwick being only 7 miles away. There is a highly regarded pub-restaurant in Eglingham that is well worth a visit. Eglingham has a very strong and welcoming community spirit that is evident from the numerous activities and community events that take place in the village hall. The views from the village are to be admired too being about 100 metres above sea level, in a rural conservation area set amongst rolling countryside. Why not come on up and take a look?