Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Space and Comfort Close to the Country Space and Comfort Close to the Country Space and Comfort Close to the Country Space and Comfort Close to the Country

Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Space and Comfort Close to the Country Space and Comfort Close to the Country Space and Comfort Close to the Country Space and Comfort Close to the Country

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Byline: Vicky Robson

THIS stunning seven-bedroomed family home is the creation of company director Vincent Slade.

The immaculate and versatile property has been finished to an exceptional standard and is set in the semi-rural Northumberland village of Medburn which features an array of individual properties and is within the catchment area of Ofsted-rated "outstanding" schools.

"The area is a huge attraction with it being in the countryside, yet on the edge of town. So we get the best of both worlds," said Vincent.

The father-of-four, who runs his own construction business, added: "My favourite part of the house has got to be the entertaining and outdoor living it affords.

"The rear patio is west facing and enjoys the afternoon and evening sunshine, allowing us to have parties and family get-togethers.

"The kitchen is also a very sociable room, ideal also for entertaining guests and for a large family."

The impressive property offers spacious accommodation spanning three floors and is accessed via secure electric gates to the front, which open up to an extensive, blocked paved driveway.

From here there is a detached garage with solar roof panels, offering plenty of parking space for several vehicles.

A traditional entrance portico leads to the ground floor accommodation which includes an entrance hallway, downstairs toilet, formal lounge with feature fieplace and stove, study, snug, stunning breakfast kitchen with a central island unit, separate utility room, and additional toilet.

To the first floor there are five bedrooms including the master. Four of the five bedrooms have en suites and there is a separate family bathroom and office. A gym, further sitting room/seventh bedroom and sixth bedroom with en suite are situated to the second floor.

The property also benefits from ground source heating, solar panels and double glazing.

Vincent, 55, said: "The main highlights of the house include a state-of-the-art heating system and both PV and hot water solar panels which makes the house incredibly efficient, the gym to keep the family fit and the integrated Sonos sound system installed throughout the ground floor. …

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