This charming property sits within a tranquil walled garden.

The Old Rectory is a charming property built from traditional Northumbrian stone. Grade II* listed, it consists of a late 14th to early 15th century pele tower house, a kitchen wing (believed to date from the 16th century) and an infill Georgian mid-section.

Delightful period details are present throughout this fine country house. On the ground floor, the reception rooms boast original timber sash windows and panelled shutters. The grand formal reception hall features an 18th-century open-well, open-string staircase and carved newel.

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The drawing room is particuarly beautiful with rose-moulded cornicing and an open fire, and also benefits from a delightfully generous bay window that looks out across the expansive south facing lawn.

Not one but two staircases lead up to eight bedrooms served by three family bathrooms.

The house is surrounded by a well kept and beautifully presented walled garden which sits behind pillared sandstone gate posts with black wrought-iron gates. A charming wooden summer house forms the perfect spot to relax on summer evenings, while the original potting shed occupies a secluded corner. Ideal for a family with ponies, The Old Rectory also boasts a timber stable block with three loose boxes, a feed room and tack room.

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Situated in the rural village of Whalton, a picturesque location six miles west from the market town of Morpeth, the property is well located. Whalton itself has village hall and a good local pub, the Beresford Arms, which serves reasonably priced food. The affluent town of Ponteland (six miles to the south) offers a wide range of amenities, including shops, pubs and restaurants, a health centre and a Waitrose supermarket. There are also excellent rail links to Newcastle and its international airport which is just 10 miles away.

The guide price is £1.5m. For further information please contact Strutt & Parker on 01670 516 123.

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