Northumberland, £1.395 million
Thornbrough House, Thornbrough
5 bedrooms, outbuildings, tennis court, 6 acres
Smiths Gore (01434 632404)
This substantial house is built of local stone under a slate roof and sits in the Tyne valley. The house has plenty of character, stripped-wood floors and light-filled rooms. Thornbrough is a hamlet just outside the village of Corbridge, which is thought of as one of the most desirable villages in the North.
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