Glasshouse in Bedlington: Take a sneak peak at this striking Northumberland house; Who's that looking in the window? We take a peek inside a Northumberland house which makes liberal use of glass.
Byline: Ian Robson
You know what they say about people in glass houses.
And anyone who wants to buy this smashing house would be well advised not to throw stones.
There's lots of glass in the Glasshouse, Bedlington, Northumberland. Pane after pane of it.
And it can be yours for [pounds sterling]850,000. There's also an option to rent.
The most striking thing about the Glasshouse is its location overlooking a beautiful river.
The property itself is equally breathtaking with the heavy use of glass providing more than enough light.
There are five double bedrooms, although one is currently used as an office, and the house is set in three quarters of an acre.
There's no upper chain so the present owners can be expected to move out quickly.
The house was reconstructed from a derelict greenhouse, a big one, and its description as "one of a kind" is this time completely accurate.
The brochure boasts: "In the heart of the accommodation lies a fantastic open plan family room, sitting room and dining kitchen which offers a wealth of natural light and space.
"There is also a principal lounge, utility room, boiler room, master bedroom with a feature dressing room and en-suite, bedroom two with an en-suite, three further double bedrooms, and a family bathroom.
"Externally the accommodation sits on a great deal of land with enviable seclusion, sitting space, parking areas and unrivalled views over the surrounding woodland.
"The Glasshouse is set back in the beautiful rural location of Hartford Hall which is a prestigious Georgian Country Estate.
"Close to the River Blyth, Plessey Woods, and within easy reach of main road links this prestigious estate is undergoing fantastic restoration and road work which is due to complete in February 2015, bringing together a strong community and enabling this luxurious residential area to remain beautiful throughout."
Let's have a closer look at the hallway where the glass is class. The hallway offers a floor-to-ceiling double glazed window and it leads into the library.
The library itself has four double glazed windows to the front elevation, exposed timber beams, limestone tiled flooring with co-ordinating skirting boards, exposed brick walls and double glazed sliding patio doors leading out to the rear garden providing an abundance of natural light.
To the rear there are outstanding gardens which have been maturely landscaped to create ample sitting space and a wealth of seclusion.
And not just any old garden but included are raised deck and patio sitting areas, lawned gardens, separate secluded quiet area linked with a large wooden pergola, flower, tree and shrub borders, attractive fruit trees, walled boundaries, high conifer borders, access to the surrounding woodland providing additional walkways, brick built theatre style sitting area, raised planted borders, gravelled areas and electrical wiring for feature external lighting.
The glasshouse is available for sale at [pounds sterling]850,000 or to let at [pounds sterling]2,225 per calendar month from Signature by Mark Small. Head office tel: 0191 253 4815.