The Red House, 2 Apperley Road, Stocksfield, Northumberland
The Red House, Stocksfield is a magnificent stone-built period property of impressive proportions. Originally built in 1897, fine details of the Victorian era are evident including ornately carved wooden barge boards to the roof line and mullioned windows. The current owners have carried out extensive work to bring back the grace and style associated with the period, blending stylish contemporary design and traditional features. High quality fixtures and fittings combine with beautiful décor and soft colour palettes throughout to create a stunning five bedroom mansion with wonderfully appointed principal reception rooms, swimming pool and leisure suite along with the added benefit of an all-weather tennis court.
Sitting centrally in the property is the elegant drawing room. This light and spacious room is ideal for more formal occasions, benefitting from beautiful mullioned windows with fitted window seats giving lovely views to the garden, an open fire with slate tiled hearth and an intricately carved wooden surround. The sitting room provides more informal relaxation with built in display shelving and cabinetry and a living flame gas fire with contemporary fire surround. Off the sitting room is the garden room with glazing to three sides, French doors to the garden and a large roof light which floods the room with natural light.
The real heart of this home is the spectacular open plan kitchen, dining and family room which spans the full depth of the property. There is a superb selection of bespoke handcrafted wall and floor units designed by Plain English luxury cupboard makers with a combination of display shelving and cabinetry, contemporary fixtures and fittings, complementary granite work surfaces and limed oak engineered flooring.
Two studies are located to the front of the property; both offer extensive shelving and storage solutions with one benefitting from dual aspect to the front and side and a quirky ‘secret’ bookcase door which leads to the garden room.
From the reception hallway stairs lead down to the lower level and the luxurious leisure suite including a fantastic gymnasium with floor to ceiling glazing overlooking the swimming pool.
A wide spindled staircase sits centrally and leads to the half-landing which is beautifully dappled with light from a leaded glass picture window; it has a bright and open feel which is further enhanced by the ornate curved ceiling adding height to the space and a feeling of grandeur.
The fabulous principal bedroom suite is an incredibly bright and spacious room of striking proportions with dual aspect to the front and rear, fitted window seats and elevated views of the gardens, coving to the ceiling and a feature fireplace. Double doors lead to the adjacent dressing room with an abundance of fitted storage, hanging rails, shelving, and central island with drawer storage. The beautifully appointed en-suite bathroom has a contemporary freestanding roll top bath, heated towel rails and WC. Twin wash hand basins set within a vanity unit with marble surface and drawers under are cleverly used as a room divider, disguising the rainforest shower behind whilst useful eaves storage is discreetly hidden. Four further bedrooms are located on this floor, two with en-suite shower rooms and extensive fitted wardrobes and two guest bedrooms which are served by the family bathroom.
The Red House is approached via a remote controlled gated entrance with a sweeping drive leading to the gravelled parking area at the front of the property with parking for several vehicles. To the side is the detached garage constructed with an oak frame comprising one enclosed garage with wooden doors and two car ports. A wooden external staircase leads to a large room above, currently used as a games room but could lend itself to a host of other uses. A stone built-dog kennel is attached and benefits from central heating and a fenced enclosure. To the front of the property is the all-weather tennis court with a further seating area located off. Formal mature gardens with stone wall and fenced boundaries surround the property with rolling lawns, mature trees and shrubs in abundance along with a formal fish pond with water feature providing a lovely relaxing place to sit.
An upper sun terrace runs the length of the back of the property with access from the family room and drawing room and offers an outdoor dining area ideally placed for al fresco entertaining with a frameless tempered glass balustrade, all perfectly placed to enjoy fabulous uninterrupted views of the garden. A sunken kitchen garden courtyard is also on offer with raised vegetable and herb beds and a lean-to potting shed housing two fig trees. In all the property extends to around 1.85 acres.
Stocksfield is a popular, attractive Tyne Valley commuter village situated on the south bank of the River Tyne. The village offers local amenities including a range of shops, doctors’ surgery, garage, post office and sports facilities including a golf course and tennis club. The Painshawfield Estate has been reported to be one of the most attractive housing estates in the North East of England. The village provides an excellent alternative to city life, giving an opportunity to enjoy the rural situation with good access to city and business centres.
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