House hunters have chance to join community at hall

An open day for the available home at Rothley Hall is taking place on Saturday.
An open day for the available home at Rothley Hall is taking place on Saturday.

One of the homes created from a restoration of a former country manor in rural Northumberland has become available.

Rothley Hall was empty for decades as it was a back up option for a wealthy gentleman, which he ended up not having to use.

It was eventually purchased about 25 years ago and works took place to create nine properties at the hall, which is west of Morpeth and north east of Cambo.

The grounds surrounding the building include rolling fields and countryside, a woodland area that surrounds a two-acre lake and a level surface the residents have named The Helipad, which has served as a stop-off point for previous homeowners including Metro Radio’s Captain Marky Mark.

Actor and musician Jimmy Nail is also said to be among the former residents at one of the properties.

An open day is being held at the home (6 Rothley Hall) on Saturday from 2pm to 4pm. It is being marketed by Bradley Hall Chartered Surveyors.

Alnwick branch manager Matt Hoy said: “We know that a man purchased Rothley Hall at some time in the period leading up to the opening of Newcastle Airport (July 1935).

“He had bought a hall in the Ponteland area, but was concerned when he heard that it would potentially be right under the flight path of the planes going to and from the soon-to-be-built airport.

“However, the flight path ended up going a different way and he lived in the Ponteland hall, leaving Rothley Hall empty.

“When the restoration project took place, the girlfriend of the man who purchased it was Swedish and the property has some typical Scandinavian design features such as large wooden windows.

“Each resident benefits from the use of a communal recreation area, heated swimming pool, al-fresco roof terrace and 42 acres of beautiful grounds.”

For more information about the home or open day, call 01665 605605.