homemaker featured property - 3 August 2013

This period home in Jesmond overlooks the recently sold Jesmond Towers and is one of the largest plots in Jesmond


After 15 happy years, Roger and Sue Muse are selling their haven of tranquility in the heart of Jesmond, Newcastle. The couple fell for the attractive 1930s property, on Bemersyde Drive, because of its quiet location and unusual views. The property overlooks the recently sold Jesmond Towers, part of the former La Sagesse school.

Roger said: “You’ll never ever get a property in Jesmond with views like that. We aren’t overlooked at all.”

Believed to have been built in 1933 as part of the old Mitchell estate that owned the hall, the property has an array of traditional features. The street also enjoys exclusive access down the private back lane to the tennis courts.

The period home has a light and airy reception hall, dining room with bay window, contemporary fireplace, and doors leading to the terrace. There is also a sitting room with circular bay window and a stone fireplace, and breakfasting kitchen which was extended by the couple in 2002. Features include Velux windows, solid wood flooring, high quality units and built-in appliances. There is also a utility room.

“We’ve done a lot to the property since we bought it. We extended the kitchen about eight years ago and converted the attic to include an en suite bedroom with balcony overlooking the hall. It’s a perfect property for families,” said Roger.

The first floor has a landing with stained glass window, there is a master bedroom with en suite dressing room, two further bedrooms and a family bathroom with walk-in shower cubicle. The second floor houses a further bedroom with stunning views and en suite shower room.

There is parking at the front of the house, triple width driveway and attractive front gardens. There is also a south-facing courtyard. At the back of the house is a family garden, block-paved terrace and courtyard. The property also has a garage, part of which houses the utility room. There is planning permission  to extend above the garage.

The couple’s son is set to move to London so they have decided to downsize. 

Roger said: “I will miss the quietness of the area and the unique views. It’s so tranquil here, yet you’re just a short distance from Newcastle. We are located within Jesmond’s conservation area and the vista will never change. It’s probably one of the largest plots in Jesmond and you’ll never get another location like it.”

27 Bemersyde Drive, Jesmond, Newcastle, is for sale through Sanderson Young at £895,000. Tel: 0191 223 3500.


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