Howick Street, Alnwick, Northumberland, NE66 1UY
TO BE SOLD VIA Online Auction until 16/11/22 12:00. Fees Apply.
Five Bedrooms| Two Double Reception Rooms| Grade II Listed Stone Two-storey Character Property | Central Alnwick Location| Rear Patio Garden| Planning for Additional Annex Accommodation
Agents comments: “We are delighted to bring to the market this delightful Grade II Listed Georgian Northumbrian townhouse moments walk from the centre of Alnwick town."
The property currently has recently received listed building consent together with planning permission to convert the property into a 4 bedroomed, 3 bathroom house with well proportioned 1 bedroom, two-storey annex apartment to the rear.
The layout of the accommodation on offer comprises of the following:- entrance hallway and stairs; reception 1; reception 2; store (previously cloakroom WC); kitchen; larder/ store room; stairs to bedroom 4 (above kitchen).
To the first floor of the property, there a large landing, 3 bedrooms and a family bathroom. From the rear courtyard there is a separate staircase that leads up to a large second floor reception room (reception 3/bedroom 5 which has an open vaulted ceiling. Externally there is a rear patio garden with a well and rear gated access.
Alnwick is a beautiful and friendly traditional market town, which is home to the famous Alnwick Castle and Gardens. Alnwick voted by 'Country Life' in 2016 as "best places to live in Britain", boasts an excellent array of shops, art galleries, tea rooms, pubs and cafes including the well renowned Barter Books. It is also a convenient base for those that enjoy cycling or walking or a cultural and beach holiday, being just 3 miles from Alnmouth and some of Northumberland's' finest beaches.
Alnwick is located just off the A1 and is just 3 miles from Alnmouth Train station. Frequent trains run direct to Edinburgh
and London Kings Cross
Local Authority: Northumberland County Council
Vendors position: Sold with vacant possession
Heating System: Gas
Council Tax Band: C
Front of property
The front of the property is a stunning example of Georgian housing built cerca 1830s which features a rusticated stone arched entrance, stone heads and sills, coursed sandstone and traditional Georgian sash windows.
Reception 1 - 5.53 x 5.00 m
This room retains the original tall Georgian sash window with original shutters to the front, along with high ceilings, dado rail and a period fireplace. The room has been later embellished with mock roman columns/ architrave embellishments. The room has 2 centrally heated radiators and has solid oak flooring throughout.
Reception 2 - 5.00 x 4.40 m
To the left of the grand entrance staircase is reception 2. This well proportioned room has the original fireplace mantle, dado rail, Georgian sash window with shutters and tall ceilings common of the period. The room has 2 centrally heated radiators, stripped wood flooring throughout and built in bookshelves. Currently, there is listed building consent and planning permission in place to form an double door opening in the rear of the dining room to access the courtyard garden and convert the space into a kitchen/ dining room.
Grand entrance hallway and staircase
As you enter the property you are wowed by a magnificent Georgian gallery staircase with turned handrail and a feature volute. The hall way retains original features including high ceilings, dado rails and under the stairs, there is a former Cloakroom WC. To the rear of the entrance hallway is a back door that leads out to the courtyard garden and annex beyond. Two reception rooms lead off the hallway and the kitchen. The space has a centrally heated radiator and the flooring is solid oak throughout..
Rear Courtyard Garden
As you access the rear courtyard garden from the entrance hallway you have a stepped mock Georgian columned balustrade. The courtyard has a covered well and a brick enclosed courtyard. There is a back gate for taking the refuse out. Planning permission has been provided to allow a refused area for the house and annex apartment, along with a bike store for both properties.
Kitchen - 5.13 x 3.05 m
Off the hallway is a kitchen which has windows over the sink to the courtyard garden. This room currently has fitted wall and base units in need of upgrading together with tongue and grooved panelled walls and ceilings. The walls are part tiled above the marble roll top worktop. There is space for fridge, freezer, dishwasher, washing machine and tumble dryer under the work surface. There is a centrally heated radiator and slate flooring throughout the kitchen. Adjacent to the kitchen is a stone store and a separate staircase that leads up to bedroom four.
Currently there is planning permission and listed building consent in place to replace this window for a full height glazed screen and convert this room into an accessible en-suite bedroom by moving the kitchen to what is currently reception 2.
First Floor Landing
As you arrive at the spacious first floor landing you access the family bathroom. Off the landing is 3 further bedrooms. The hallway has false glass spectacle above the stairs formed within a false ceiling, additionally there is a Georgian sash window, dado rails and neatly carpeted stairs. There is access via a loft ladder to the main loft space which has a large velux. The first floor landing is floored with wood effect laminate and there is a centrally heated radiator
At the front of the property is this bathroom which has a fitted bathroom with thermostatic shower valve over and curved glass shower screen. The walls are fully wetwalled throuhgout, the floors are part wood parquet and vinyl. The bathroom has a vanity sink and WC and alcove for storing perfumes and bathroom items.
Bedroom 1 - 3.72 x 3.70 m
Off the landing facing the front of the property is bedroom 1. This features a large Georgian sash window and shutters, tall ceilings and a walk-in wardrobe. The room has space for a large double bed, dressing table etc and has laminate floors and is warmed by 2 centrally heated radiators. Planning and listed building consent have approved the walk -in wardrobe to be enlarged to include an en-suite shower room and a walk in wardrobe.
Bedroom 2 - 4.62 x 2.79 m
This room is located to the front of the property above reception 2. The room has space for a large king sized bed, wardrobe and chest of drawers. This room has high ceilings, a traditional Georgian sash window with shutters, a stone feature wall, and bookshelves. The floors are stripped pine throughout and there is a centrally heated radiator.
Bedroom 3 - 4.98 x 2.12 m
On the first floor facing the rear of the property is bedroom 3. There is space for twin beds, chest of drawers and a wardrobe. The room has a sash window, high ceilings and the floor is wood effect laminate throughout. The room is warmed by a centrally heated radiator.
Bedroom 4 - 5.60 x 3.20 m
Bedroom 4 overlooks the rear courtyard and is situated on the first floor in the rear addition. The room is accessed currently via the kitchen only. The floors are stripped floor boards and there is a centrally heated radiator and boiler which warms the whole house. This room currently has planning permission and listed building consent for the following: -a new window, closed off access to the kitchen; a new shower room; a new staircase leading up to the main lounge kitchen on the second floor and step up to landing. This becomes the main bedroom of the first floor annex apartment. The annex apartment could sleep 4 people
External staircase to Reception 3/Bedroom 5
From the courtyard is the original stone staircase that accessed the top floor of the property with exposed stone work.
Reception 3/Bedroom 5 - 5.72 x 5.26 m
At the top of the rear addition, accessed via a separate staircase from the courtyard is this large open vaulted space. Formally used as a gym and fitness room/ bedroom 5 by the previous owners, this room has planning permission to be converted into an open plan kitchen and lounge for the annex apartment. With a sofa bed the annex apartment could comfortably seat and sleep 4 people. Planning also includes the addition of vertical and sloping Velux windows providing extra light but with minimal structural implications and a new staircase from the first floor. The floor is stripped wood floor boards
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19 Bondgate Without, Alnwick, NE66 1PY