Mote Hill Manor is a superb renovated period property in the Northumberland village of Wark. There has been a house on this site since Norman times and he remains of the old Bastle house are visible inside. The property has very good family accommodation, with the breakfast kitchen at the heart of the house for either formal or family dining.

The family room adjoins the kitchen, while the sun room has stunning views across the pretty surrounding countryside, while the drawing room has a fine feature fireplace.

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Upstairs are four well-proportioned bedrooms and four bathrooms – the master suite has its own bathroom and dressing room.

Outside the formal gardens are to the south, while the flagged terrace abuts the southern elevation.

Mote Hill Manor is situated on the southern periphery of the popular village of Wark in Northumberland which has lots of amenities including a butcher and three pubs. Wark was the capital of Northumbria and it is thought that the Earls of Northumberland had a hall there. Hexham is just eleven miles.

The guide price is £550,000. For further information please contact Strutt & Parker on 01670 516 123 or visit www.struttandparker.com.

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