The Pepper Pot, Cavil Head Farm, Acklington, Northumberland

£285,000 SOLD

The Pepper Pot
The Pepper Pot
The Pepper Pot
The Pepper Pot
The Pepper Pot
The Pepper Pot
The Pepper Pot

The Pepper Pot is a 1386 sq ft, three bedroom two-storey luxury barn conversion in a beautiful rural location. Newly restored with old time values, this stunning, contemporary, family friendly barn conversion mixes original rusticity with high tech features, underfloor heating, a bespoke designed kitchen and top of the range bathrooms for luxury with an authentic flavour. This home offers multi-functionality and flexibility with space aplenty to live in luxurious comfort with all the charm of an old rustic barn. A large meadow garden with glorious open countryside views complete the lifestyle.

3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms 1 Reception room 1 cloaks/WC 4.1 Miles Private parking for 4 vehicles Large back garden

Perfectly placed between meadows and the surf, we bring you Cavil Head Farm, a private collection of 12 beautifully restored farm buildings, flawlessly renovated and bursting with style and charm. Each barn has been carefully designed, adding contemporary twists to their already unique character. The developer, Warkworth Farms, have paid homage to the humble agricultural beginnings of this farm by retaining the natural integrity and rustic charm and incorporating the use of new, natural materials within a traditional framework. No expense has been spared in each of these special homes, there are plenty of luxurious fixtures and fittings as standard here. Countryside devotees and urban folk alike will find this stylish farm steading hard to resist. The balance between contemporary style and the patina and charm of age is celebrated in this luxury collection of 12 beautiful homes. Delicately contemporary, yet still very much tied into the whole barn aesthetic.

Cavil Head Farm is nestled in the stunning Northumberland countryside, in a sleepy hamlet on the fringe of Acklington, the gentle peppering of traditional stone buildings have hardly changed since the last cows were milked in them. This former farm, is a couple of fields away from Morwick Dairy in Warkworth, a working dairy farm and ice cream parlour with an award-winning dairy herd. With country walks right from your doorstep, or just a short drive to the iconic Northumberland Heritage Coast with 64 miles of the finest stretches of golden sand and historic castles dotted along the route, this location is just about as perfect as the country dream home could be. The site is due to be finished July 2016.

Specification and internal finishes

Not only are the construction features of this home aesthetically pleasing but are of the highest quality. The walls are traditional sandstone, the roof’s are traditional natural slate with black cast iron styled gutters and down pipes. Windows are all high quality “A” rated timber framed double glazed with long term guarantees. Natural mains gas Worcester central heating system with underfloor heating to the ground floor, contemporary designer radiators on the first floors. Solid oak staircases with glass balustrades and solid oak handrails to the two storey properties.

Natural stone floors to the hallway, ground floor WC and kitchen. High quality engineered timber floors to the reception rooms, quality fitted carpets to the first floor bedrooms. Bespoke, luxury, hand painted in frame kitchens with high quality integrated appliances, including a Rangemaster oven and gas hob, American style fridge freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher. Separate kitchen island with natural granite counter top, integrated wine cooler and additional matching kitchen cabinets. Natural granite counter tops to all kitchens.

Oak internal doors with pewter door furniture, cast iron log burning stoves set on stone hearths to the main living area. Individually designed, luxury bathrooms and wet rooms  featuring high quality ceramic tiles, designer radiators and bathroom fittings.

Large rear gardens to most properties with beautiful rural views, plus parking for 4 vehicles per house. Cavil Head Farm is a private, gated development with individual video entrance system to each property.

What’s inside The Pepper Pot?

Please refer to the floor plan provided for individual room sizes and layout. The site overview shows the location of The Pepper Pot in relation to the other properties on the development.

The property is set within the private, gated Cavil Head Farm and is neighboured by 11 other luxurious barn conversions.

Entrance door:

A beautifully crafted glazed and hardwood door leads you into the entrance hallway.


Natural stone floor, that continues on into the kitchen and ground floor cloakroom/WC. Solid oak staircase with glass balustrade, good sized under stair cupboard.

Ground Floor Cloakroom/WC :

Natural stone floor, chrome wall mounted ladder style radiator, designer wash hand basin with waterfall chrome tap, wall hung rimless WC.

Breakfasting Kitchen:

Stunning bespoke designed kitchen in muted Sage heritage colour with a range of quality base cabinets, glass fronted wall mounted display units with spice drawers, natural granite counter tops in Colonial Cream, integrated washer/dryer, dishwasher, freestanding American style fridge freezer, stainless steel sink unit with mixer tap, inset into granite work surface. Rangemaster cooker with double oven and gas hob. Worcester central heating boiler housed in matching cabinet, central kitchen island with integrated wine cooler and additional matching kitchen cabinets and granite counter top. TV point, additional dining area, natural stone floor. Recessed LED lighting, double oak and glazed doors through to:

Reception Room:

Spacious living area with full height triple windows with door opening up onto a private patio area and enjoying gorgeous open views over the large, private rear garden and open countryside towards Morwick Dairy. Corner cast iron wood burning stove on natural stone hearth, engineered oak flooring. TV point.

Stairs up to first floor:

Exquisitely crafted solid oak staircase with glass balustrade and solid oak handrail leads to:


With loft access, timber retractable ladder, CH radiator.

Master Bedroom with luxury en-suite 

To the front elevation with large window enjoying stunning views of the countryside, Morwick Dairy and Cheviot Hills in the distance. TV point, CH radiator, quality fitted carpet. Luxury en-suite with wet room, fully tiled in high quality large tiles, mains fed shower, glazed wet room screen, wall hung rimless WC, designer wash basin with chrome tap and integrated vanity unit, recessed LED  lights, chrome wall mounted ladder style radiator.

Bedroom 2:

To the rear elevation, TV point, quality fitted carpet, Velux window, CH radiator.

Bedroom 3:

To the rear elevation, TV point, quality fitted carpet, Velux window, CH radiator.

Family Bathroom:

Luxury bathroom with wet room, mains fed shower and glazed wet room screen, bath with feature waterfall tap, fully tiled in high quality large tiles, wall hung rimless WC, wall hung designer wash basin with chrome tap and integrated vanity unit, chrome wall mounted ladder style radiator, recessed LED lighting.

What’s outside The Pepper Pot?

There is a gravel area with natural stone walls and path leading to the entrance door, room to park 2 vehicles, there are 2 further parking spaces at the entrance of the development. To the front elevation there is a private patio area in natural stone and stone boundary walls with hog back coping provides a wonderful sheltered spot for BBQ’s or alfresco dining. The patio area leads to a large, lawned rear garden with meadow area.

There is also a small, communal children’s park for exclusive use of residents only, located to the side of the development. Cavil Head Farm is a private, gated development with video entrance system.

What Propology love about The Pepper Pot and Cavil Head Farm

The Pepper Pot is a spacious and imaginatively converted barn that invites you to create your own world of crackling fires, flickering candles, cosy blankets and squishy sofas. Fling open the doors and invite the outside in, you don’t need to go far to enjoy the meadows and wildlife, it really is just on your doorstep. The Pepper Pot is effortlessly elegant with every detail thoughtfully laid out to make this barn conversion feel truly special. There are luxurious and beautiful finishing touches and yet the homely feel isn’t lost in any way at all. The materials used have a sympathetic appeal in terms of their own informality, texture and relative rawness. There is a purpose to everything that’s there and a real honesty in the structure. The setting feels like an oasis of calm and tranquillity with the Northumberland countryside surrounding you.

We love the gorgeous rural countryside location and the views, yet easy access to the small village of Acklington and only 3 miles from Warkworth. Access to the A1 is easy, 4.4 miles to the west, making commuting to Newcastle or Edinburgh possible. Alnmouth mainline East Coast train station is approximately 6.5 miles away. This really puts a big tick in the location box. Neither luxury nor the rustic charm is compromised in this home with outstanding quality and craftsmanship we’re sure you’ll fall in love with this property as much as we have.

A sense of peace hangs in the atmosphere as you breathe in the country air and listen to the soft sound of the wildlife. Acklington also has a train station for those wishing to leave the car keys at home, there is also a pub with bar and restaurant and, with the many activities and groups held locally, offers a real sense of community. Warkworth is a near neighbour where the main street is lined with an exceptional range of indie shops, pubs, and bistros. Just 1.2 miles from The Pepper Pot is the Morwick Dairy Ice Cream Parlour where traditional manufacturing techniques are used to bring back the true experience of farmhouse dairy ice cream. With over 160 flavours of ice cream and refreshing fruit ices you’ll be spoilt for choice!  This beautiful home has country walks right on your doorstep and is just a short drive away from the stunning Northumberland coast. This is hip country living, in a quietly grown-up way.

Key features

  • 1386 sq ft three bedroom luxury barn conversion
  • Bespoke designed high end kitchen and bathrooms
  • Mains Gas CH, Underfloor CH to ground floor, radiators to 1st floor
  • Parking for 4 cars, large rear garden
  • High specification, oak staircase, granite counter tops, engineered oak flooring, 'A' rated timber framed double glazing
  • Private gated development with video entry system
  • Site completion scheduled July 2016


  • Tenure - Freehold
  • Local Council - Northumberland County Council
  • Council Tax Band - TBC
  • Services - Mains gas, electricity, water, private drainage
  • Very accessible for the A1 and Alnmouth East Coast mainline train station for travel to Newcastle, Edinburgh, London Kings Cross
  • Located between Acklington and Warkworth, near Morwick Dairy



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