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Northumberland former Vicarage

The Old Vicarage is an architecturally noted Grade II listed property dating back to 1861. Pevsner said of the house that it was ‘quite a credible essay in Gothic-cum-Tudor style’.

The house was reputedly built by the 4th Duke of Northumberland using the same craftsmen employed on Alnwick Castle. The house is now a terrific period property with well-proportioned accommodation over two floors with five bedrooms and has lots of period detail including stone mullioned windows, ceiling cornice and roses, timber flooring and period fireplaces throughout.

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Acklington is a charming village, which was the Northumberland finalist in the 2007/2008 Callor Village of the Year Awards. It is situated close to the stunning Northumberland coastline, where the charming harbour village of Warkworth is 3 miles to the east. The regional centre of Newcastle upon Tyne (30 miles) is easily accessible by road, along the A1, or railway from Acklington’s own commuter station.

The guide price is £715,000. For further information contact Smiths Gore on 01434 632404 or visit

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