- Beautiful setting in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty
- Barn Conversion retaining original charm
- Very spacious Sitting/Dining Room
- 4 large bedrooms each with en-suite bathrooms
- Garage and Large Steel Framed Barn
- Lovely large family home/second home
Bishopfield Byre, near Allendale, is situated in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, known as ‘The Valley of the Shining Water’.
This lovely stone property is approached down a pretty country lane, situated at the bottom of a private shared drive. Set amongst a small number of other dwellings, this was once a farm steading. The hamlet is surrounded by countryside yet is only 1 mile to the beautiful town of Allendale, with good facilities. The larger town of Hexham is approximately 10 miles away, and Newcastle airport approximately 30 miles.
This unique barn conversion has been sympathetically renovated; still retaining the original charm and character of the property including beamed ceilings. The stone arches, and ventilation slits are now feature windows. This character property is stone built with a slate roof and is attached on one side. It has a cobbled courtyard garden to the front, ideal for sitting out and enjoying the country environment, as well as separate parking. Unusually, this property also has a large steel framed barn, which has the potential for many uses, including possible development, subject to planning. There is also a garage, which could possibly be incorporated into the main house for extra accommodation.
This charming property has considerable accommodation, including 4 double bedrooms, all with en-suite bathrooms. The extremely spacious reception room is approximately 10m x 5.5m and has a feature fireplace with multifuel stove. There is a well-equipped kitchen/dining room.
With its well-proportioned accommodation, there is so much scope for this lovely property. It is perfect as a large family home or second home, and subject to all necessary consents and permissions, the barn could provide additional accommodation to the main house if required.
The picturesque village of Allendale is set in Northumberland’s North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. With silver and lead ore running through its rivers, there is no doubt why Allendale means ‘valley of the shining water’. This stone-built village is in the heart of the Allen Valleys. Shimmering rivers, beautiful waterfalls, and stunning moorland, with wildlife in abundance; Allendale is a picturesque and unforgettable part of Northumberland. This breath-taking beauty spot sits in the south-west corner of the county, offering everything from undiscovered hidden gems to eclectic events and festivals.
With so little light pollution, this area in Northumberland is home to England’s first and largest Dark Sky Park, with over 570 square miles, and is classed as the best place to stargaze in the UK. There are several observatories in the area for unrivalled stargazing. The Northern Lights and the Milky Way can regularly be seen with the naked eye.
Allendale has been home to the Tar Bar’l Festival since 1858. Swap the fireworks display for a fire festival at New Year with Allendale Tar Bar’l. This sizzling hot ceremony has been celebrated for centuries and sees 45 local men carrying burning whiskey barrels in a dazzling procession through Allendale’s centre on New Year’s Eve.
Amongst the many amenities in Allendale, there is a primary school, Cricket Club, Golf Club, several pubs and various local shops and Doctors’ surgery. Within walking distance of Bishopfield Byre is Allen Mill, a converted old mill, home to Allendale Brewery, a café and gift shop, an Indian restaurant, gallery and veterinary practice.
At Haydon Bridge (6 miles) and Hexham (10 miles), there is a comprehensive range of shops and supermarkets, along with good schools and sports facilities. There are also rail links to the city of Newcastle. Hexham is home to the stunning Hexham Abbey and also Hexham Racecourse.
Mains water supply. Private drainage (shared). Mains electricity. Oil fired central heating. Double glazing. These services have not been tested and no warranty is given by the agents.
Tenure: Freehold (check the details with the Agent)
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