This former sawmill, part of the Middleton Estate, with traditional buildings/barns has been sympathetically renovated, retaining many original features wherever possible, to provide individual units of immense character and charm. The contemporary interiors have been designed to suit the needs of a modern lifestyle, whilst successfully blending with rustic features of the period. With a guide price of £1.2 million, you could not only get a family home (with a turret master bedroom), but also two businesses on your doorstep. A stunning set of holiday cottages, and a bakery – ready to go.
The Old Sawmill, comprising of the main house, two holiday cottages, a bakery and various other outbuildings, started life as ancillary working and storage facilities to the Middleton Estate for the former sawmill operations.
Just West of Lindisfarne, on the dramatic North Northumberland coast, The Old Sawmill enjoys a rural location just outside the picturesque village of Belford, with its coffee shops, farm shop, public house, and golf course.
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The Old Sawmill boasts many features that showcase the origins of the former sawmill, such as the mill stream and the original rail line/track that was used for transporting timbers from the sawmill to various outbuildings.
The main house and bakery form three sides of a pretty courtyard and garden. These buildings have potential for further development, subject to the necessary planning consents.
Stunning open-plan kitchen, with a sleek fitted units, ample space for informal dining, and a seating area. This room boasts an impressive beamed vaulted ceiling and bi-fold doors opening out to the courtyard garden.
The sense of light is cleverly enhanced by glass doors in the main house. There are three bedrooms on the ground floor, whilst in the turret (yes, we said your own turret), there is a master bedroom.
Sitting in an estate of nearly 7 acres, you could be waking up to views across the countryside.
The Bakery is an impressive building in its own right. It was created by the owners to be used as a bakery, although it offers the potential for a wide variety of additional options.
Excellent attention to detail has been employed in the conversion, with pretty architectural features and elements to retain interest and character throughout.
The property has a vaulted kitchen/breakfast/family room with a wood burning stove, a bedroom with an en suite shower room, two further bedrooms and a family bathroom. Making this a perfect property to offer as a holiday let.
The site consists of a main, 4-bed home (with turret), a separate business (currently designed as a bakery), and two properties which are currently used as successful holiday cottages.