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Buy A Rare Piece of Northumbrian History

The Garden House in Wallington offers a genuinely rare opportunity for the buyer to own a unique piece of Northumberland’s long and rich history.

An exquisite Grade II* listed property which originally formed part of the beautiful Wallington Estate, it’s situated some 12 miles west of Morpeth in stunning countryside. The Wallington Estate is the largest intact estate in the care of the National Trust boasting some 13,500 acres. It remains very popular with visitors, who are drawn to its displays of nationally important art collections. The Garden House shares the unspoilt setting of the estate, with its rolling hills and extensive woodlands. The neighbouring estate of landscaped lawns, lakes, parkland and farmland has evolved through history, with the contribution of figures like Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown, who grew up in the local area and attended school in the neighbouring village of Cambo.

The estate was previously owned by the Trevelyan Family, who then gifted it to the National Trust in 1942 - the first donation of its kind.  Sitting alongside the Hall’s impressive gardens, The Garden House continued to be owned by the Trevelyan’s until 1970; whereupon it was acquired by the tenant family and has remained with them ever since.

It has never been available on the open market and is now offered for sale by A&G Land & Property for the first time since being built in 1766, with a guide price of £1,000,000. 

It is an impressive stone-built detached home of distinction, with four bedrooms, three reception rooms and is set within beautiful private grounds of around 1.25-acres. It includes the former coach-house, now used as a double garage with two adjoining pavilions, an enclosed 0.5-acre paddock with stabling, a tack room, hay store and a variety of additional outbuildings. The main house has a driveway approach and an abundance of space for vehicle parking. The light, spacious and versatile accommodation retains many of the attractive period architectural features throughout and also includes a cellar. The established gardens incorporate a gravelled courtyard and a choice variety of mature specimen trees, carefully chosen shrubs and thoughtfully planted borders. The idyllic position enjoys a high degree of privacy and captures extremely pleasant views of the surrounding countryside.

Gareth Jones, Director of A&G Land & Property Agents said “The opportunity to buy a property of this standing, with its unique history, may only ever happen once in a lifetime. The Garden House has never-before been available to buy on the open market since it was built in 1766. It is a stunning quality building with an abundance of charming period features and huge architectural integrity and it is sited in a truly idyllic location. It offers any new owner the opportunity to become part of Wallington’s rich history and I would be very surprised to see it available for sale again for a very long time.” 

by Gareth Jones
11 Jul 2023