Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

TV Star Home Is a Jewel of the North

Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

TV Star Home Is a Jewel of the North

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With its elegant proportions and wonderful setting, it's no surprise that Black Heddon Hall in Northumberland had a starring role in the TV adaptation of Catherine Cookson's Tide of Life.

Today, the fine country house in Black Heddon is home to the Cooper family, who have enjoyed nearly two years living in idyllic surroundings.

After admiring Black Heddon Hall, a Grade II Listed property, for a long while, Peter and Katie were ecstatic when they discovered the house was for sale in The Journal Homemaker.

"I'd known the house as I'd driven past it many times. After six years of looking for the right home, we were wildly excited to find out the house was on the market," said Katie.

The property is surprisingly accessible, being 12 miles from Newcastle. Pevsner's book of The Buildings of England records Black Heddon Hall as dating from 1824.

It has been extensively refurbished and retains many original features. There is an entrance hall with period staircase leading to a drawing room with carved fire surround and cornicing. …

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