Bridge Burn Lodge, Ridley Mill, Northumberland
Guide Price, £1,495,000
Bridge Burn Lodge is a striking and substantial country house standing in beautiful gardens and grounds in a picturesque position in Ridley Mill, Northumberland.
The interior offers flexible accommodation suited to modern day living with wooden floors, exposed stonework and high-quality fixtures – all of which sympathetically blend to create a welcoming home.
A solid wood door, with full height glazed windows on either side, leads into the welcoming reception hall with Fired Earth walnut flooring throughout and attractive, sweeping staircase to the first floor.
The drawing room offers generous space with dual aspect and a charming window seat to the front. An imposing stone inglenook fireplace with wood burning stove provides a focal point of the room, which offers a more formal entertaining space for the home.
A relaxed sitting room is on the opposite side of the reception hall, with multi-fuel stove set within an exposed stone fireplace and window seat.
Double doors lead from the sitting room through to the curved garden room with exposed stonework and a beautiful aspect of the surrounding grounds.
Double doors leading from the reception open to a magnificent kitchen/breakfast room offering flexible options, with contrasting stone and oak flooring, exposed beams and view of the garden to the side.
The kitchen area is fitted with a range of painted, wooden units with complementary granite work surfaces and integrated appliances including a Bosch electric oven, Bosch gas hob, dishwasher, fridge and four-door gas Aga.
A central island with contrasting wooden worktop extends the storage space as well as providing a breakfast bar. A spacious area sits adjacent to the kitchen providing ample space for a table and chairs, as well as a seating/dining area with double doors through to the garden room.
The utility room leads off the kitchen with further units, Belfast sink, fridge, and plumbing for a washing machine and space for a tumble dryer.
An external door leads to the side of the property and a useful separate WC is situated to one end and a cloakroom completes the ground floor accommodation of this humble abode.
The staircase leads from the reception hall to the charming, galleried landing with exposed beams, spiral staircase to the second floor and access to the bedroom.
The generous master bedroom is naturally bright with dual aspect overlooking the garden and a delightful Juliette balcony. A dressing room leads off the bedroom and through to the en-suite bathroom with underfloor heating, walk-in shower, wash hand basin, bath and WC.
Two further double bedrooms have a Jack & Jill bathroom which sits central to both rooms with a freestanding roll-top bath, shower, wash hand basin and WC.
A family bathroom leads off the landing and is also furnished with freestanding roll-top bath, shower, wash hand basin and WC.
A further double bedroom has dual aspect with a window seat overlooking the idyllic views to the front. The fifth double bedroom, which comes with a built-in cupboard, completes the bedroom accommodation to the first floor before a spiral staircase leads to an ideal guest suite on the second floor. This is a spacious room with Velux windows flooding the room with natural light and en-suite shower room with storage into the eaves.
Externally, Bridge Burn Lodge is accessed via electric gates onto the driveway, with a charming bridge over the burn, which sweeps round to the extensive parking area providing space for several vehicles.
The triple garage, with electric roller doors, naturally blends with the main house and offers useful ancillary space for the property.
The first floor of the garage is currently used as a gym and home office. A storage shed is situated to the rear of the garage with a further storage shed within the grounds.
The main garden surrounds the property on three sides and is laid mainly to lawn. Stocksfield Burn creates one boundary, flowing at a lower level to the gardens and grounds. A variety of seating areas are located within the grounds including a patio on the southern elevation and a curved stone seating area nestled at the foot of the woodland.
Mature woodland surrounds the property, adding to the privacy of the gardens and grounds. The woodland continues up the bank with a pathway meandering through to an enchanting and tranquil clearing at the top. In all the property extends to around 1.9 acres.
Ridley Mill is located within the heart of the Tyne Valley, linked to the popular village of Stocksfield. The village offers local amenities including a range of shops, doctors’ surgery, garage, post office and sports facilities including a golf course and cricket and tennis clubs.
Nearby Corbridge offers a wide variety of local amenities including a range of artisan shops, a renowned delicatessen, supermarket, restaurants, inns, doctors’ and dentist surgeries, community services and a garage, while Matfen Hall and Close House offer excellent leisure facilities including a spa, gym, golf courses and driving range.
The market town of Hexham provides further professional, retail and recreational services including a hospital while Newcastle city centre provides comprehensive cultural, educational, recreational and shopping facilities.
For schooling, there is a primary school in the village, while senior schooling is offered in Hexham and Prudhoe. In addition, nearby Mowden Hall Preparatory School provides private education from nursery up to 13 years, and there are several private day schools in Newcastle.
For the commuter, there are excellent road links east and west to Newcastle and Carlisle, with onward access to the A1 and M6 respectively. The rail station in Stocksfield provides regular cross country services, which in turn link to other mainline services to major UK cities. Newcastle International Airport is also easily accessible.