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Today's fantasy home is a magnificent 8 bedroom country house, with swimming complex, games room, and stunning coastal views.
Yours for a mere £2.7m / $3.5m (or thereabouts)!
Shortridge Hall is a magnificent Grade II Listed hall located in an idyllic situation combining both rural and coastal views.
Originally built built in 1898 by Mr. R. Deuchar, a local brewer and property speculator, Shortridge Hall has undergone extensive sympathetic renovation in recent yearscombining high quality fixtures and fittings with traditional features throughout, while retaining original character with panelled wooden doors, wooden floors, ornate cornicing and French windows. The windows to the ground floor are emblazoned with the Deuchar arms and motto “Verus ad Finem” which continue the history of this fabulous property.
You approach the property via an electric gated entrance with a sweeping drive leading to the pillared entrance, solid wood doors leading to the entrance vestibule with original mosaic style flooring
The reception hall is a truly exceptional welcome into the house with its full height enhanced by the original domed atrium ceiling with coloured glazing, three bay elliptical arcade and imperial staircase with moulded handrail leading to the first floor.
The breakfast kitchen is fitted with a Mark Wilkinson kitchen with wooden units and granite worksurfaces.
The dining room is a welcoming space with open fireplace with limestone mantle, slate hearth, wooden floor and bay window overlooking the garden to the east. A fabulous drawing room overlooks the gardens to the south and east with five full height windows and an open fire with marble surround and slate hearth. A sun room leads directly off the reception hall which in turn leads out to the garden.
The billiard room is an ideal place to entertain with a gas coal effect fire and an archway to a cosy snug area. The sitting room continues the character of the property with attractive period wood paneling, open fireplace with wooden fire surround.
The grand reception hall leads through to the back of the house and even more rooms. Including: a spacious cloakroom with a Thomas Crapper toilet, roll top freestanding bath and wash hand basin; a study with fitted bookshelves; and the wine cellar is accessed under the back stairs for more entertaining space for wine tasting evenings.
A curved hall leads to a pool utility room with a Belfast sink, range of units, washing machine, dishwasher and fridge as well as access to the garage A further shower room for the swimming pool is fitted with an electric shower, wash hand basin, heated towel rail and a cleverly designed sliding shower screen. The gymnasium, which is located opposite the swimming pool, has a door to the garage and external access via the gardeners WC.
The complementary swimming pool complex is a real highlight of the property. As well as the fabulous swimming pool there is a steam room and shower as well as French doors out to a sun terrace overlooking the garden.
The stunning staircase leads from the reception hall up to a galleried landing providing access to the first floor accommodation. The master bedroom suite is truly fitting for a property of this size and gives a private space to enjoy.
The guest suite has an en-suite bathroom with freestanding roll top bath, substantial walk in shower, double wash hand basins, WC and heated towel rail plus two further en-suite bedrooms along with four further bedrooms, two bathrooms, a large linen cupboard and a useful laundry room, with two Maytag Washers and a Maytag dryer, completes the accommodation on the first floor.
The second floor of Shortridge Hall is accessed via the back staircase and is a further substantial space within the property. This area is made up of four separate rooms with a separate WC and has the potential to be a self-contained apartment. The second floor also give access to the roof and roof terrace.
Shortridge Hall is accessed via a gated entrance with electric gates and stone pillars either side or a hand gate for those on foot. The gravelled driveway sweeps through the garden to the east of the property before reaching the parking area with planted central turning circle. The integral garage can be accessed from here with electric wooden doors as well as power and lighting connected. A further carport, constructed of cedar wood with cedar shingle tiles, provides parking for two cars. A gated patio area provides a secure space with access leading directly from the house.
An attractive patio area with water feature is surrounded by established shrubs and leads onto a delightful walled vegetable garden and extensive lawned area with stone wall boundary. To the south of the property is an attractive knot garden with box hedging which leads round to the western side where the gardens continue. A variety of spaces, all with their own individual layout, host a wealth of plants and shrubs with a well-established woodland area located on the boundary of the property. The garden can be enjoyed at all times of the day with various sitting areas nestled within the grounds.
Shortridge Hall is surrounded by a garden of approximately 3.4 acres and in addition there are wooded verges of approximately 2.5 acres on the approach road; the latter may have development potential subject to planning consents.
Shortridge Hall is located approximately 1.5 miles from the Northumberland coastal village of Warkworth which can be accessed using a nearby pathway/cycleway and is part of St Oswalds Way.
Warkworth is situated in the loop of the River Coquet and is best known for its medieval castle, church and hermitage.
The village offers excellent local amenities and is popular for its old buildings, walks along the River Coquet and its proximity to the Northumberland Coast.
There are a lovely variety of traditional pubs, restaurants and boutique shops.