Manor House | 5 bedrooms | sleeps 12
Stanhope Old Hall is a stunning Grade II* listed medieval manor house with origins reputedly dating back to 1139. The beautiful and generous accommodation spans three floors and exudes character with mullioned windows, flagstone floors, heavily beamed ceilings and impressive inglenook fireplaces. The first resident of dwelling on the site was William De Monte in the mid 12th Century with some remodelling and additions taking place in the Elizabethan /Jacobean periods.
It was also the ancient family house of the Fetherstonhaugh's and was a hunting lodge for the Bishops of Durham. The size and arrangement of the accommodation lends itself perfectly to family breaks and for countryside pursuits. Approach over a sweeping gravelled driveway, there are ample parking facilities along with principally walled private gardens extending around three sides of the property. Comprising the principal part of the original building, the North Wing of Stanhope Old Hall presently offers two reception rooms and 5 bedrooms which have en suite facilities. It combines many stunning architectural features with modern comforts including gas fired central heating throughout.
The impressive reception room comprises a split level drawing room with exposed floor boarding, mullioned windows, substantial inglenook fireplace with open grate and panelled walls. An inner hallway has a staircase leading off, along with a rear entrance doorway plus access to an attractively fitted kitchen with solid wood worktops, Belfast sink and fitted Delonghi oven with ceramic hob. The living room has a fitted wood burner with dress stone lintel and jambs, along with part exposed stone work to walls. Off the half landing is a cloakroom/WC along with a useful laundry room, continuing up there are two double en suite bedrooms and on the very top floor three en suite rooms comprising two doubles and a small single.
PLEASE NOTE THAT THERE IS PLENTY OF ROOM TO SLEEP 12+ GUESTS WITH SOFABEDS ETC., BUT THAT THERE IS ONLY ACTUAL BEDSPACE FOR 9.
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|Size||Sleeps up to 12, 5 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Tynemouth 40 km|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||200 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Newcastle 30 km, Nearest railway: Durham 30 km|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|