The Linnels is a former coaching inn thought to date from the late 1890s and occupying a fabulous and landmark location next to a historic stone bridge crossing the Devils Water.

The grounds extend to 12 acres and feature a 17th century, Grade II-listed mill with its original machinery and mill race which was mentioned by Pevsner in his writing.

The Linnels is for sale with a separate Coach House providing a breakfasting kitchen, first-floor sitting room with balcony and views, three bedrooms and two bathrooms. The ground floor incorporates the original Victorian stable block.

The main house has been extensively renovated over the years, blending period charm with modern additions. High ceilings with ornate plaster work, original doors, decorative stained glass and impressive carved woodwork are complemented by double glazing and underfloor heating.

One of the most stunning features in the hugely-impressive home is the orangery looking south and west from the back of the house with tiled floor flowing through to the kitchen and two sets of French doors out to the patio.

It shares an atrium feel with the kitchen, thanks to ceiling lights who illuminate the rooms. The kitchen has a high-quality, Smallbone hand-painted units, a central island and stove.

A charming entrance vestibule with original Victorian tiles to the floor leada through to the reception hall with stunning oak-panelled ceiling in a herringbone design, oak flooring and carved arch.

Two reception rooms, a dining room and garden room provide spaces for relaxing and entertaining and a cloakroom with separate wc is located within an inner hallway next to a butler’s pantry.

An impressive mahogany staircase leads to a first-floor galleried landing from where doors lead to the master suite with stunning views over the river, a walk-in wardrobe and wet room. Four further bedrooms share two bathrooms.

Outside the impressive acreage briefly comprises formal gardens, vegetable plot, woodland and two paddocks.

The Linnels, Hexham, is for sale at £2.45m from Finest Properties, tel. 01434 622234.