Two reasons why we are featuring this five-bedroom Regency property in Berwick-Upon-Tweed, Northumberland. Firstly, the find renovation job and secondly, the price in light of what you get. It shows how a postcode can change everything.
Anyway, first up, the house, which is known as Castle Hills House and is grade II-listed, sat on the banks of the River Tweed and as a result, offers some great views from the windows. Despite what looks like a fairly isolated location, it is still said to be just a ‘short walk’ from Berwick town centre and railway station.
The current owners are architects and interior designers who specialise, which perhaps accounts for the finish of this place. All the major rooms have been taken back to their original splendour, showcasing original period features such as the original feature chimney pieces, cornicing and skirting.
As for space, the main rooms on the ground floor are the dining room, morning room and snug, with those period details, great views, solid wood flooring and a number of open fireplaces. Also on this floor is the kitchen, a utility / wash room close to the kitchen plus a bedroom suite with adjoining shower room and study / dressing room.
What is described as a ‘spectacular’ drawing room is on the first floor, with doors opening on to the veranda. Also on this floor is the master bedroom with dual aspect windows facing east and south, two more bedrooms and two more bathrooms. The second floor has a good sized bedroom, a bathroom and two attic rooms, currently used as a home office.
That’s not all. The lower ground floor is currently a self contained guest suite which has recently been used as a holiday home – so a potential income there too. According to the agent, that includes a living room, country kitchen, utility, three bedrooms (two of which have vaulted ceilings), two bathrooms, a sauna, boiler room and wine cellar.
There’s around four acres of land outside too, which is mainly woodland, so not too much work to keep on top of it. A more modest terraced garden makes up part of this, which also includes a patio area and access to the riverside pathway.
All of that is up with a guide price of £695,000.