Allendale, Hexham


Guide price

  • Bedrooms: 5
Podsbank is a handsome, double fronted, Georgian residence offering five bedroom accommodation complemented with ample living space, mature gardens, grazing land and a large stone built byre, creating a variety of opportunities. Total plot size of approximately 2.60 acres.

Situation & Amenties

Approximately 10 miles to Hexham, 34 miles to Newcastle, Carlisle 34 miles and 39 miles to Durham. The closest local amenities are in Allendale where there is a selection of shops, tea rooms and public houses. Allendale also offers the opportunity to try a pint of Allendale real ale from the town s own brewery, tuck into generous sandwiches and homemade pies at the Allendale Butchers or call into one of the traditional village pubs which sit around the village square.

Ground Floor Accommodation

A solid wood door opens into an entrance vestibule, with a partially glazed door opening into the hall which creates a grand first impression of this wonderful and well-proportioned home. The hall boasts original coving, return staircase to the first floor and doors leading off to the accommodation. The living room lies to the front of the property and is dual aspect with two windows overlooking the paddock and also benefiting from window shutters. There is original coving, picture rail, alcove book shelving and an Esse multifuel stove set in a large sandstone surround. On the opposite side of the hall is the dining room which forms a mirror image of the living room, including two windows with original shutters to the front and side aspects, along with original coving and picture rail, storage cupboard and an open fire with cast iron inlay and wooden surround. Behind the living room, is a cosy snug which has a window with shutters to the side aspect and a multifuel stove with marble surround.

The dining kitchen is a spacious entertaining room and offers a variety of fitted base units with contrasting work surface, tiled splashbacks, stainless steel sink with mixer tap and draining board, oil fired Aga with sandstone surround and bricked inlay, a variety of pine fitted storage cupboards, tiled flooring, windows with shutters to the side aspect, space for a dining table and chairs and doors to the larder and utility/boot room. The larder/pantry is an excellent addition to the space of the kitchen and the utility/boot room provides ample additional storage. To conclude the ground floor accommodation, there is a study and WC/washroom.

First Floor Accommodation

The first floor accommodation can be accessed via two staircases and has two windows to dual aspects and doors leading off to the accommodation. The master bedroom is a spacious double bedroom located above the dining room and is again dual aspect with two windows enjoying fitted shutters. This bedroom also has a cast iron open fireplace and steps lowering down to a bathroom which includes a bath, shower, hand washbasin and WC. Bedroom two, located above the living room, has windows to

the front and side aspects, both with fitted shutters. There is also a fitted storage cupboard in this room. Three further double bedrooms and a bathroom which offers a free standing bath, shower cubicle, pedestal wash hand basin and WC.


The property is approached by a gravelled driveway, opening into a parking area providing ample parking. South facing gardens wrap around three sides of the property and include sweeping lawns, mature planted borders and gravelled pathways. There is a grazing paddock located immediately in front of the property. There is a large detached stone built byre, comprising of an open fronted store, measuring approximately 6.83m x 5.27m. The next room measures approximately 7.90m x 4.71m and is two storey. The next room measures approximately 4.77m x 3.76m and is again two storey. The final room measure 3.67m x 4.83m and is again two storey. The building as a whole enjoys six window openings, varying in size along with numerous external door openings. Beside the byre, there is a walled vegetable garden.


Mains electricity, drainage and water. Oil fired central heating.

Tenure, Local Authority & Council Tax

The property is believed to be offered freehold with vacant possession upon completion. Northumberland County Council. For Council Tax purposes, the property is banded G.

Agent's Note

The East section of the grazing field is listed as a Scheduled Monument due to its historical importance to Allen Smelt Mill, flue system and chimneys.

Wayleaves, Easements & Rights of Way

Podsbank is sold subject to and with the benefit of all existing rights including rights of way whether public or private, light, drainage, water and electricity supplies and all other rights, obligations, easements, quasi easements and all wayleaves or covenants whether disclosed or not.

Areas, Measurements & Other Information

All areas, measurements and other information have been taken from various records and are believed to be correct but any intending purchaser(s) should not rely on them as statements of fact and should satisfy themselves as to their accuracy.


Strictly by appointment via GSC Grays.


Particulars written and photographs taken July 2020.

Disclaimer Notice

GSC Grays gives notice that:

1. These particulars are a general guide only and do not form any part of any offer or contract.

2. All descriptions, including photographs, dimensions and other details are given in good faith but no warranty is provided. Statements made should not be relied upon as facts and anyone interested must satisfy themselves as to their accuracy by inspection or otherwise.

3. Neither GSC Grays nor the vendors accept responsibility for any error that these particulars may contain however caused.

4. Any plan is for guidance only and is not drawn to scale. All dimensions, shapes, and compass bearings are approximate and should not be relied upon without checking them first.

5. Nothing in these particulars shall be deemed to be a statement that the property is in good condition, repair or otherwise nor that any services or facilities are in good working order.

6. Please discuss with us any aspects that are important to you prior to travelling to the property.

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