£1,425,000 Guide price

Thornington House, Mindrum, Berwick Upon Tweed, Borders, TD12 4QH

9 bedroom detached house for sale

Property Details

Thornington House is an attractive Edwardian country house sitting in approximately 7 acres of land, with a two-bedroom lodge house, stable block, private driveway, large garage, and surrounding garden, grounds/ woodland.

The Property
Nestled in the picturesque countryside of the Bowmont Valley in Northumberland, this period country house was the former home of the Earl and Countess of Tankerville, and sits in a peaceful setting with exceptional views toward Kilham Hill and the Cheviots beyond and offers a tranquil retreat from the hustle and bustle of city life.
Thornington House is an attractive Edwardian country house sitting in approximately 7 acres of land, with a two-bedroom lodge house, stable block, private driveway, large garage, and surrounding garden, grounds/ woodland. The house offers spacious accommodation over three principal floors and extends to around 9,250 Sq Ft / 859 Sq M. The ground floor comprises a vestibule, reception hallway, sitting room, dining kitchen with walk-in larder, dining room with pocket doors through to a family room, billiards room, WC, second kitchen/ utility room, double bedroom, cloakroom/WC, storage room and laundry room.
A central staircase leads to the first floor where lies a master bedroom with en suite shower room, two double bedrooms with en suite bathroom, three further double bedrooms, and two-family bathrooms. There is also a gym located on this level which could be utilised as an additional bedroom if required. A staircase leads to the second floor, where lies two double bedrooms, and a family bathroom. The East Wing of the property can be easily segregated from the main house if required as separate accommodation as has its own staircase and an extra privacy door from the main house.
Thornington House boasts fantastic storage throughout with large storage rooms on the second floor with further eaves storage, two storerooms in the basement, and large integral garage.
The current owners of Thornington House have thoroughly and sympathetically renovated the entire house while still managing to maintain many original aesthetics including working shutters, period doors, elegant main staircase, and marble fireplaces. The views from the main rooms are superb, yet the sense of complete privacy is particularly noticeable.

The Lodge
Situated at the main entrance to Thornington House, Thornington Lodge is south facing and is set in its own garden. The accommodation consists of a reception room, 2 bedrooms, bathroom, and kitchen. The Lodge is currently being run as a highly successful, 5 star reviewed holiday let.

In addition to the main house, this property includes a stable block which consists of a former
stable flat, 3 storerooms, hay loft above, coach house, 2 loose boxes, feed room and game larder. Although mainly used for storage, the stable block, subject to obtaining the necessary consents, has huge potential to be redeveloped.

Gardens and Grounds
Thornington House is approached from the public road at The Lodge entrance by a short drive leading to the front door. The drive continues to the stable block. Thornington House stands in approximately 7 acres of gardens and mature grounds which consist of woodland, interspersed by pathways and a delightful stream that flows through the grounds.
The garden at the front of the house includes formal lawns, flowers beds with mature shrubs, and an ornamental pond. The gardens and grounds are completely private and offer a marvelous environment with fantastic views and making it ideal for sitting out in the warmer months.

Area Insights
Thornington House is located in a beautiful part of North Northumberland, nestling in the Bowmont Valley, with exceptional views to the south across the Bowmont Water towards Kilham Hill and breathtaking views of the Cheviot Hills and Northumberland National Park. The house is easily accessible to the north and south by road and rail.
Being close to Mindrum, this house offers a choice of educating children either in Scotland (Yetholm or Coldstream primary schools and Kelso high school) or in England (Ford primary school, Wooler Middle School and Berwick High School). There is an excellent village shop /café and a very good pub in nearby Milfield, and a post office/shop and restaurant in nearby Cornhill, whilst Kelso offers a wide range of services. Thornington House is ideally situated for those wishing to take advantage of the wealth of sporting and recreational activities that the Borders and north Northumberland have to off er; it is an ideal place for those who enjoy fi shing, walking, game shooting, riding, golf and the glorious beaches of North East England and South East Scotland. There are many golf courses in the area, including the championship Roxburghe course at Kelso.
Kelso lies 13 miles from Thornington House and is considered one of the most picturesque market towns in Scotland with cobbled streets and historical attractions such as Kelso Abbey and Floors Castle on the doorstep. Further afield the beautiful country homes of Bowhill, Paxton, Manderston, Mellerstain, and Abbotsford is also easily accessible. There is an excellent choice of local shopping with many independent retailers, a vibrant café culture, popular bars, and restaurants. Kelso is home to family friendly Kelso racecourse and leisure facilities which include a swimming pool, fitness centre, a lively curling club and two fantastic golf courses including Kelso Golf Club and the championship course at the Schloss Roxburghe Hotel. Kelso has a bustling events scene including the renowned Border Union Agricultural Show, The Borders Art Fair, and numerous concerts/theatre productions at Floors Castle.
The small and popular market town of Wooler, known as the ‘Gateway to the Cheviots’, lies 8 miles from the house, and was listed in the Sunday Times ‘best places to live’ list. Wooler is situated in one of the more sparsely populated areas in England, however Edinburgh to the north and Newcastle to the south are still easily accessible. Berwick East Coast mainline train station is only eighteen miles away. With its extremely low crime rate, vibrant community spirit, down to earth friendly people, independent shops, and local services, it is easy to see why Wooler is so popular amongst tourists and residents.
The town has excellent local amenities which include Cheviot Farm Bakery, TR Johnson Butcher, The Good Life Deli, The Chocolate Box, Ad Gefrin Whiskey Distillery, The Co-op Supermarket, Budgen’s Convenience Store and numerous independent pubs, cafes, and restaurants. Schools include Glendale Middle School and Wooler First School; both have excellent reputations.
Wooler has an array of sporting activities to suit everyone (pilates, yoga, football, badminton, golf, cricket, tennis) and it also offers an abundance of cycling, walking, wildlife, horse riding and birdwatching.
Wooler sits on the edge of The Northumberland National Park as well as being surrounded by the historical Bronze and Iron Age sites and the haunted Chillingham Castle. The town provides access to the Berwickshire and Northumbrian east coast. The picturesque seaside towns of Craster, Bamburgh and Seahouses are easily accessible as are the ancient Borders towns of Coldstream, Kelso, and Melrose.
The market town of Berwick-Upon-Tweed sits 17 miles North-East of Thornington House. It is well-known for its stunning architecture and historical Castle walls. It has a wide range of amenities including 5 national supermarkets and schooling for all ages. Berwick also has a selection of leisure and sports clubs, banks, public houses, cafes, restaurants and The Malting theatre and cinema. Country and sporting pursuits are also readily available in the nearby area, including hill walking, salmon and trout fishing, riding, hunting, and shooting. There are plenty of excellent golf courses available relatively locally, such as: Wooler, Bamburgh, Alnwick, Seahouses, Berwick, Goswick, Eyemouth and the Hirsel Golf Club in Coldstream.
In addition to the A1 trunk road which provides easy access to both Edinburgh and Newcastle, Berwick-Upon-Tweed has a mainline railway station which has regular trains to Edinburgh, Newcastle, and London

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  • Property added on 27 May 2024
  • Property sold (STCM) on 2 July 2024
  • This property is now for sale
  • Property sold (STCM) on 5 June 2024
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