Well House, 2 Togston Hall is a gorgeous 3 bedroom stone built Byre conversion tucked away in a charming little hamlet, set in the exclusive grounds of Togston Hall, with fantastic views over the countryside, coast and towards Coquet Island.
Not surprisingly, Well House was recently featured on the popular BBC 1 ‘Escape the Country’ series 15. Chosen for its idyllic location and stylish design, we couldn’t agree more that if you are truly looking for an escape to the country, this home most certainly fits the bill.
A former 16th Century farm building, originally part of Togston Hall, the property was lovingly and skilfully rebuilt 15 years ago to create a charming little courtyard that includes 3 other similar high quality barn conversions, each one individually designed.
The interior oozes understated style with just the right mix of traditional features and contemporary finishes. Well House has been a happy home to its current owners who have lived in the property since it was converted in 2000. In fact, almost all of the properties in this beautiful little hamlet are still currently occupied by the original owners, which we think says a lot about the quality of living here.
Well House retains the soul of its agricultural heritage but has a contemporary edge for chic country living at its very best. The location is rural but not too remote. Situated five minutes from the stunning Northumberland Coast just outside the historical picturesque village of Warkworth and 5 minutes from England’s friendliest little fishing port Amble, Well House is superbly located for commuters travelling North or South with Alnmouth main line train station a 15 minute drive away as well as excellent access to major road links and 40 minutes away from Newcastle international airport.
What’s inside Well House?
Approached via a private lane (a no through road exclusively used by Well House and its neighbours), the cottage has a front and side entrance. The main entrance is approached via a charming courtyard and through a country cottage gate.
There is a pretty, small garden to the front with mature climbing clematis framing the entrance. The front door leads to:
The hallway is of generous size, with seagrass flooring, under stair storage, CH radiator, access to the ground floor accommodation, and stairs leading to the first floor.
Reception Room: 25ft x 15ft 6″
A fabulous 25ft reception room with two windows and French doors leading to the side garden. Seagrass flooring, a multi-fuel burning stove on a stone hearth, full height exposed brick chimney breast with a reclaimed timber mantle, three CH radiators, walk-in storage cupboard.
Ground Floor Shower Room/WC 8ft x 6ft 5″
A contemporary shower room with fully tiled walls, white fittings, shower enclosure, WC and wash hand basin, ladder style towel warmer, extractor fan.
Kitchen: 12ft x 9 ft
A bright room facing the courtyard with lovely views over the countryside and towards the coast. A contemporary range of free standing quality units, solid timber work surface, brushed stainless steel chef style double sink unit, a quality electric 5 ring range style oven and hob unit, rubber round stud style non slip flooring, ladder style radiator, door leading to
Utility Room/Boot Room: 10ft x 3ft 11″
Faces the courtyard with views over the countryside and towards the coast, timber work surfaces, plumbed for washing machine and dishwasher, rubber round stud non slip flooring, space for fridge/freezer, racks and storage for coats, boots etc.
Ground Floor Bedroom/Reading Room: 10ft x 10ft
Rear facing, fitted with a range of floor to ceiling bookcases across one wall, seagrass flooring, CH radiator, frosted window.
Stairs up to first Floor:
Master Bedroom: 14ft 7 x 13ft 10″
A peaceful room facing the side garden, set into the eaves with a dormer window that enjoys stunning views over the countryside and coast towards Coquet Island. Seagrass flooring, CH radiator, storage to the eaves.
Bedroom 2: 12ft 3 x 11ft 4″
A bright room facing the front garden, set into the eaves with a dormer window that benefits from lovely views over the courtyard, countryside and coast beyond. CH radiator, seagrass and Karndean flooring, storage to the eaves.
Dressing Room: 11ft 11″ x 5ft 10″
Rear facing with Velux window, seagrass flooring, fitted hanging rails.
Family Bathroom: 11ft 4″ x 5ft 10″
Rear facing with Velux window, fitted with a contemporary, quality white suite, large oval bath with mixer tap and hand held shower head, tiled walls, ladder style towel warmer, rubber round stud non slip flooring, wash hand basin, WC.
What’s outside Well House?
A lovely sunny garden to the front, paved with reclaimed stone. Mature plants and shrub borders provide privacy; cottage style mature clematis frames the windows and doors to the front. There is a separate detached double garage in a row of six in the courtyard with power and water. The garage block is stone built with slate roof and timber electric up and over doors. To the side of the property there is well kept garden with reclaimed stone patio area and a range of mature coastal and cottage garden plants.
What Propology Love about Well House, 2 Togston Hall
To coin our very own lifestyle guide phraseology : It’s the house in the country with the incredible view, climbers round the door and a wood burner too, a little cottage garden and a meadow to the right, stars, butterflies even bats at twilight. It’s the dream that we had when we were little; when we grew, it’s there right in front of us to live, enjoy and do. We think not only is the location of this charming home beautiful and authentic, but the interior of the cottage is cosy, stylish and traditional in equal measure. If you are looking for that special house, as a main residence or a second home, do not miss out on this hidden gem.