Castle Hills House
, Berwick Upon Tweed, Northumberland, TD15 1PB

Berwick Upon Tweed, Northumberland, TD15 1PB
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Detached House


7 Bedrooms


4 Bathrooms


5 Reception Rooms


899 sq.m


About 4 Acres


Property Description

A commanding Grade 2 listed family home which has been lovingly updated and refurbished, offering generous and flexible accommodation over four floors which extends to circa 899 sq. metres. The property has extensive gardens and grounds which extend to circa 4 acres, there are exceptional views of the River Tweed and the property is within a short walk of Berwick’s main line train station with regular services to Edinburgh (45 mins), Newcastle (45 mins) or London (3.45 hrs).

Accommodation Comprises

Ground Floor: Hallway, Morning Room, Dining Room, Snug, Family Kitchen, Utility, Cloakroom, Storage Room.

Lower Ground Floor: Hallway, Kitchen, Utility Room, Boot Room, Boiler Room, Gardening Room, Office/Living Room, Wine Cellar, Two Bedrooms, Dressing Room, Bathroom, Storage room

First Floor: Landing, Drawing Room, Two Bedrooms, Bathroom.

Mezzanine Floor Master Bedroom, Bathroom, Linen Cupboard

Second Floor: Three Bedrooms, Bathroom, Attic Room.

Garden Grounds: Private driveway, Formal, Terraced and Woodland Gardens.

In all about 4 acres.

Distances: Berwick Train Station 1 mile, Edinburgh 57 miles, Newcastle-upon-Tyne 63 miles (all distances are approximate).

Situation: Castle Hills is positioned in a private yet accessible location, a short walk from Berwick town centre. Berwick upon Tweed is a well serviced walled town with a good range of shops, supermarkets, amenities, and leisure facilities all within walking distance of the house. There are a wealth of cafes and restaurants nearby and the Maltings Theatre & Cinema which offers a wide choice of top-class entertainment options. Berwick also provides numerous professional services and a wide choice of doctors and dental surgeries as well as the local hospital.

There are very well-respected local schools for all ages in and near Berwick, including the local Berwick Academy and private Longridge Towers for day and boarding pupils. Further private schooling is available within a short drive including Belhaven Hill prep School in Dunbar for children aged seven to thirteen and St. Mary's prep School in Melrose.

Beyond Berwick, there are a range of popular attractions including historic castles and villages dotted along the outstandingly beautiful Northumberland coastline, the renowned Holy Island, Lindisfarne, Bamburgh and Chillingham castles, the Farne Islands, Wooler’s Ad Gefrin Anglo Saxon Museum and Whisky Distillery, the Cheviot Hills and popular market towns of Alnwick and Kelso. Country and sporting pursuits are readily available, including coastal, riverside, woodland and hill walking, salmon and trout fishing, hunting and shooting, Golf is available locally at Goswick and within walking distance Magdalene Fields and beach, plus swimming, gym squash, indoor bowling and all-weather facilities at the Swan Centre.

The A1 trunk road provides easy, commutable access to Newcastle upon Tyne and Edinburgh with Intercity rail and local long-distance bus & coach services available all within walking distance of Castle Hills House. Edinburgh and Newcastle upon Tyne international airports are also within about an hour and 15 minutes’ drive away respectively.

Description: Castle Hills House is a unique and elegant property, occupying an elevated position on the banks of the River Tweed and enjoying a high degree of privacy. The gardens and grounds extend to circa 4 acres and are a delightful sanctuary from the hustle and bustle of modern-day life.

The house has had an interesting history and was originally a single tower which was extended in the 1820’s as a Dower House for the Askew family, who owned the nearby Pallinsburn Estate. In 1945, the property was converted to a maternity hospital and in 1984, it was once again returned to residential use. The current owners acquired the house in 2016 and have undergone an extensive program of refurbishment works which have been sympathetic to the history of the building and this has resulted in a comfortable country house, fit for modern family living.

The principal rooms on the ground floor are the dining room, morning room and snug, which are arranged off the inner hallway and all rooms are well proportioned and offer excellent views that are prevalent throughout the property. The kitchen is the hub of this impressive family home and has been tastefully, re-fitted with a range of bespoke kitchen units including a large island and an Everhot cooker. There is ample space for a breakfast table, a multi fuel stove and a glazed door giving access to a wonderful, raised terrace, ideal for morning coffee. Completing this floor is a practical utility room and half bathroom.

At the first-floor level, an impressive and bright drawing room forms the heart of the house and is a wonderful space for entertaining, with doors opening onto the veranda. There are two bedrooms on this level, and a bathroom. Up a half flight of stairs is the Master Bedroom, Bathroom, and a Linen Cupboard.

The second floor would be ideal for older children and provides a further three double bedrooms, a bathroom, and a useful attic storeroom.

The lower ground floor has been in the past used as secondary accommodation and benefits from its own external access and would make an ideal holiday let. The accommodation comprises a cosy living room which adjoins the kitchen which leads out to the rear courtyard. There are two bedrooms, one with a vaulted ceiling, a dressing room and a range of ancillary rooms.

Outside: Castle Hills occupies a private and enchanting position, at the end of a private driveway which is flanked by woodland. The grounds extend to circa 4 acres and are in the main, wooded and therefore, upkeep is relatively modest. There are several paved areas, ideal for al-fresco dining and there is a terraced garden, with a path leading down to the riverside lawn where there is direct access to a riverside pathway which leads into the town.

More Details

Tenure: Freehold
EPC: Exempt - Grade 2 Listed.
Council Tax Band: G

Mains electricity & mains water.
Electric central heating & Air source heat pumps
Private drainage – newly installed treatment plant in 2016.

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