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£800,000 Guide price

Berrington Backhill, Berwick-upon-tweed, Berwick Upon Tweed, Borders, TD15 2TF

5 bedroom detached house for sale

Property Details

Berrington Backhill is a charming conversion of an 18th century farm steading in a tranquil and private location. The four wings of the property form a square around a large sheltered courtyard with pond, stream and patios among the extensive planting. Berrington Backhill offers extensive family accommodation extending to about 6215 Sq f / 575 Sq m. The versatile, well-presented accommodation flows naturally from room to room and comprises of 5 formal and informal public rooms, a principal ground floor bedroom suite with dressing room and en-suite bathroom whilst the first floor on the south side offers a guest bedroom with en-suite shower room, 2 further bedrooms and a family bathroom. Berrington Backhill sits in about 1.30 acres of well-presented garden grounds. In addition to the generous accommodation within is a seperate 1 bedroom bothy, ideal for over spill accommodation / granny annex.

Property Description
Berrington Backhill is a charming conversion of an 18th century farm steading in a tranquil and private location. The four wings of the property form a square around a large sheltered courtyard with pond, stream and patios among the extensive planting. This unusual dwelling offers a truly rural lifestyle that is becoming increasingly rare in today's society whilst being within easy travelling distance of all necessary services and amenities. Close to the wonderful Northumberland Coastline, Berwick upon Tweed and the Northumberland National Park, this home offers seclusion, nestled sympathetically within an inspiring landscape and is accessed up a driveway that is shared with one other dwelling. This access peels off to a private carriageway driveway and parking area between a beautiful front garden and orchard.
Berrington Backhill offers extensive family accommodation that has been sensitively converted from the old agricultural buildings to offer significant accommodation over 2 principal floors. Extending to about 6215 Sq f / 575 Sq m of bright and airy accommodation, equally suited to both family living and entertaining. On the north side, the original cart shed provides a large living area with arched windows to the courtyard and a dining room. The original granary above is undeveloped and accessed by an outside stair. The versatile, well-presented accommodation flows naturally from room to room and comprises of 5 formal and informal public rooms, a principal ground floor bedroom suite with dressing room and en-suite bathroom whilst the first floor on the south side offers a guest bedroom with en-suite shower room, 2 further bedrooms and a family bathroom. These upstairs rooms offer views to the Cheviot Hills and over farmland to the sea. The large kitchen, the hub of the home, has an oil-fired 4 oven Aga, a range of wall and base units and a large central island. The kitchen is enhanced by a spacious glazed garden room which opens to the courtyard. There is a rear hall that leads to a home office, W.C, utility room and boiler room. This area of Berrington Backhill, as well as the granary on the north side, require a programme of refurbishment, but this could easily be done over time.
Berrington Backhill sits in about 1.30 acres of well-presented garden grounds. The grounds surrounding the property are mainly laid to grass with hedges and trees on the boundary. The landscaped front garden features 2 ponds with a linking stream. Most of the accommodation looks into the stunning central courtyard. There is a double garage where the bio-mass boiler is housed. The garage has ample space for a car and a workshop. There is a small greenhouse at the rear.

The Bothy
On the far side of the courtyard garden from the main residence, The Bothy is a self-contained one bedroom cottage allowing the owners to offer visiting guests their own space or for a family member to have their own accommodation or could be ideal as a granny annex. It has its own entrance on the east side and has an elevated sun room opening to a raised deck with spectacular views over farmland towards the coast. Please note the Bothy cannot be used for generating an income due to restrictions within the title deeds.

Distances
Berwick upon Tweed 6 miles, A1 North &South 2 miles, Wooler 11 miles, Cheswick Beach 4 miles, Longridge Towers School 6 miles, Bamburgh 15 miles, Alnwick 25 miles, Kelso 24 miles, Edinburgh City Centre 63 miles, Edinburgh Airport 72 miles, Newcastle 59 miles. (All distances are approximate).

Area Insights
Berrington Backhill is a particularly beautiful family home in the stunning rural countryside of North Northumberland, about 10 minutes due south of Berwick upon Tweed, England's most northerly market town. The area offers seclusion and is surrounded by arable farmland.
Berwick upon Tweed is the nearest town and famed for its stunning architecture. It has a wide selection of amenities and is well serviced with local and national shops, five national supermarkets and schooling for all ages including a private school at Longridge Towers. Berwick also has a selection of leisure and sports clubs, banks, public houses, restaurants and The Maltings theatre and cinema which offers daily shows and movies. There is a main line railway station which has regular trains to both Edinburgh, Newcastle and London, both Edinburgh and Newcastle are sub one hour travel time and London is circa 3 hours 45 minutes. There is also the A1 trunk road which bypasses the town and provides easy access to both north and south respectively.
The surrounding area offers some popular attractions and activities including Northumberland and Berwickshire's rugged coastlines of unspoilt beaches and beautiful landscapes. Lindisfarne National Nature Reserve, Bamburgh Castle and the ancient Border towns of Coldstream, Kelso and Melrose are within easy reach, as is Wooler, which is only a 15 minute drive south of Berrington. Country and sporting pursuits are also readily available, including hill walking, salmon and trout fishing, riding and shooting. Golf is available locally at the Championship qualifier course at Goswick as well as Eyemouth and the Hirsel. Swimming, gym, squash and indoor bowling facilities exist at the Swan Centre in Berwick-upon-Tweed.
Berrington Backhill is situated in a quiet and peaceful part of North Northumberland but offers excellent links to Edinburgh, Newcastle and even London. The A1 or A697 provide easy commutable access to Scotland's capital city or to Newcastle. Berwick upon Tweed which is only a 10 minute drive away, offers a mainline train station and a regular service up and down the country, with London being under 4 hours away.

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