99 years old and for sale

Shoreston House.
Shoreston House.

A 99-year-old country house half-a-mile from the beach near Seahouses has gone up for sale after being under the same ownership for 28 years.

Described as a unique property of considerable charm, Shoreston House has been given a guide price of £675,000.

It is one of a cluster of Grade II-listed stone-built houses dating from about 1913, built in the arts and crafts style, as part of the Shoreston Estate.

The five-bedroom property occupies an enviable position within the tiny hamlet of Shoreston, just north of Seahouses and only about half-a-mile from the beach.

According to the sales particulars, the ‘tranquility of the location and the privacy are compelling and key elements to the property’.

“So too is the extent of the accommodation inside the house

“On the ground floor there is plenty of space for a large family to enjoy themselves without getting in each other’s way

“There are two reception rooms, each withplenty of defining period features.

“There is a beautifulconservatory and a large kitchen with an Aga whichprovides plenty of space for family dining and foodpreparation.

“Each of the first-floor rooms has a beautiful view, some of Bamburgh Castle in the distance.

“The south facing garden has been used as a croquet lawnby the owners.”

Vicki Oliver, of selling agent Strutt & Parker, said: “The previous owners used it as a second home, but the family have grown up and they decided this was the right time to sell.

“The property went up for sale at the weekend and we’ve already had one viewing . We’re into the October market, but there have been plots of enquiries already.”