THIS beautiful 19th Century Northumberland country house could be your new home – for just £2,250 a month.
Sandhoe Hall, north of Corbridge, is being offered for rent for an initial period of three years by Smiths Gore’s office in the village.
The Grade II-listed country house is set in 11 acres of wooded grounds in a spectacular position overlooking the Tyne Valley with uninterrupted views over Northumberland’s finest countryside.
The five-bedroom property offers a combination of formal reception rooms and other space, with a separate flat also available to rent for elderly relatives, or even staff.
The property is part of the Sandhoe estate, which was owned by the Errington family of nearby Beaufront.
But, when Henry Errington died childless in 1819, it passed to his great-grandnephew Rowland Stanley.
Stanley, originally from Puddington Hall, Cheshire, was the son of Sir Thomas Stanley Bt.
He changed his name to Errington.
Errington was High Sheriff of Northumberland in 1855 and became the 11th Errington Baronet in 1863.
In 1850, he commissioned renowned North East architect John Dobson to rebuild the estate’s old house.
The northwest service wing incorporates some of the fabric of the original Sandhoe House.
Sandhoe Hall is currently owned by the Beaufront Estate and has been occupied by a tenant family for the last 10 years.
However, the young family is now moving closer to Newcastle, with the children starting school there.
The property is available to rent for an initial period of three years at £2,250 per calendar month.
Michelle Austin, letting agent at Smiths Gore’s Corbridge office, said: “This is an incredibly prestigious rental property. It would suit a dual-life family who perhaps are looking to experience life in the North East before making a commitment to buy.
“There is plenty of space for boisterous children and the potential to rent a flat by separate negotiation would appeal to families who require staff or guest accommodation while entertaining at the weekend.
“The proximity of Newcastle, with easy commuting to London or Edinburgh, would suit working parents and perhaps those who are accustomed to travelling on business.”
The property is close to a “lovely little school” in Sandhoe itself, Ms Austin added.
She is hoping for plenty of inquiries for the house and said: “We just need to generate some interest for it.”