Country houses for sale

Idyllic house in the Tyne Valley

Peel Flatt House is a substantial stone property with reception hall, drawing room, study, dining room, snug, utility room, games room and four bedrooms. The kitchen lies at the heart of the house with hand painted base and wall units, double Belfast sink and a four-oven Aga.

The kitchen opens out onto the family sitting area and dining room, both with access to the terrace. A games room is separate to the rest of the house but can be accessed under cover from the rear hall with French doors opening on to the garden and a contemporary shower room. This versatile room would also be ideal for separate guest or staff accommodation.

The grounds of the house are equally spectacular with electronically operated gates leading on to a tree-lined driveway. The walled front garden is well tended with variety of plants, shrubs and trees, and sandstone flagged terrace. The rear courtyard with additional access is block paved and provides generous parking and leads to a remarkable triple garage with heating and security system.

Adjoining the property is a wildflower meadow leading down to a pond with an abundance of wildlife. There is a vegetable garden, greenhouse, two paddocks and three stables with tack room included. However, the landlord is happy to retain responsibility for these if the tenant does not require them.

Michelle Austin of letting agents Smiths Gore says: ‘The setting is idyllic, in a private position in Slaley in the heart of the Tyne Valley with the security of similar high calibre properties close by.’

Rental price: £2,500 pcm (01434 632404)