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DISCOVER ITS SECRETS; IAN ROBSON has a look around a luxurious property in Northumberland which is crammed full of surprises.


Take a peek in this detached Northumberland home and be prepared for many surprises. Haversham House at Woolsington has a secret room positioned behind a fireplace.

It is currently used as a library and has full-height bookcases.

The room is concealed behind the fireplace in the sitting room and is described by estate agents Strutt and Parker as the "most fascinating" feature of the property.

The detached home is on the market for a guide price of PS1,200,000.

But the secret room is not the only surprise. There's an oak-panelled morning room with another fireplace of interest.

Strutt and Parker say: "This cosy snug with its inglenook fireplace is the only remaining part of the original house, once known as Prior Manor, and dates back to 1890."

There's a huge U-shaped drawing room and, once again, it's a fireplace that holds the interest.

"Although generously proportioned, due to its practical shape it's easy to see how the space can be broken up to create areas for relaxing, reading, entertaining, or as a study," the estate agent said.

"The focal point is without doubt the striking marble fireplace which was rescued and restored by the current owners."

Other highlights include four bedrooms and four bathrooms, all en-suite, as well as 0.43 acres of land.

A grand staircase leads upstairs to a galleried landing, complete with minstrel's gallery.

The master bedroom boasts a sitting area, a bank of fitted wardrobes, and designed en-suite facilities.

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Title Annotation:Features
Publication:The Journal (Newcastle, England)
Date:Jun 17, 2017
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