Impressive Three bedroom Apartment at Grade I Listed Castle
Original Features • Double Bedrooms • Drawing room • Sitting room • Dining Kitchen • Bathroom • En-suite Shower room • Garage • Extensive communal parkland grounds of approximately 27 acres
The Property Callaly Castle was first created as a Tower House in the 14th century with extensive additions in the 1670's by the Clavering family and again in the 1820's and 1890's ultimately resulting in the creation of what is described by Pevsner as "one of the most interesting and varied houses in Northumberland" and meriting a Grade I listing. In the late 20th century the property was sensitively converted by Kit Martin, a Professor of architecture, specialising in country homes into 4 principal wings, houses, garden cottages and apartments.
Museum Wing retains a number of wonderful period features including sash and case windows, original doors, fireplaces and decorative cornicing.
Entrance to this handsome property is at garden level via a communal lobby with a sweeping staircase leading to all the apartments. The front doors opens into a warm and welcoming hallway leading to all rooms. The bright and spacious sitting room enjoys double aspect windows and an attractive open fireplace. Beyond lies the dining kitchen with wood flooring, good storage and granite work surfaces. There is also a kitchen island, electric hob, oven, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and washing machine/dryer. The impressive drawing room enjoys an abundance of natural daylight via sash and case windows and also has a stunning ornate period fireplace and offers a good entertaining space. The principal bedroom with excellent storage benefits from an en-suite shower room. There are two further large double bedrooms both with period fireplaces. Finally the bathroom has a wash hand basin with vanity unit, WC and a bath with shower over.
The property shares with other residents of the castle internal access to the Callaly Museum. This lofty area with atrium above has a vast array of intriguing architectural features and offers an excellent communal facility for social gatherings and other uses. There is also a lift to the property as well as stairs.
Externally Well-kept lawns surround the building. A garage is provided, together with external parking. The secluded parkland grounds extend to approximately 27 acres and are shared by all occupants of the castle. Gentle sloping lawns, including a croquet lawn, surround the castle on all sides with a backdrop of mature woodland. The woodland to the east offers meandering footpaths alongside a series of three small lakes which provide a most tranquil and attractive setting. The formal kitchen and herb garden lies to the north, and an access road, approached through stone gate piers, passes the lodge house to the south and carries on through to a further exit to the north.
Services The property is connected to mains electricity and there is a shared private drainage system. Water is via a private estate supply. Heating and domestic hot water are by means of an oil-fired central heating system.
Tenure & Possession Leasehold. 964 years remaining.
Management Charges Approximately £3,200 per annum with includes building insurance, water and drainage charges and upkeep of the grounds.
Local Authority Northumberland County Council. Council Tax Band F.
Notes The property is Grade I listed so no EPC is available.
All curtains are included in the sale along with integrated appliances in kitchen, light fittings and blinds.
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Callaly Castle stands centrally within the historic landscaped gardens, approximately ¼ mile from the hamlet of Callaly and 2 miles from the picturesque village of Whittingham. The historic market town of Alnwick lies approximately 10 miles to the east. Alnwick enjoys a good range of local shopping, schooling and recreational facilities with a more comprehensive range of services provided at Newcastle and Edinburgh. The setting offers the considerable benefit of living within well maintained and extensive landscaped grounds, with a superb backdrop of rolling countryside over the vale of Whittingham rising to the foothills of the Cheviots and beyond.
Property at a glance
En-suite Shower room
Extensive communal parkland grounds of approximately 27 acres
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