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Take a look inside one of Northumberland's grandest and most historic mansions

The Grade I listed property has origins dating back to 1807 and still retains the grandeur of a bygone era

It's a property steeped in history and one of the grandest family residences in Northumberland.

Milbourne Hall is near the village of Milbourne, around 14 miles from Morpeth.

It is a huge, impressive mansion set in 24 acres of glorious Northumberland countryside and is now for sale with a guide price of £3,950,000, marketed by Strutt & Parker, Morpeth.

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They describe a Grade I listed property constructed of Belsay Stone, which is flecked with nuggets of iron, and with origins believed to date back to 1807.

It still retains the grandeur of a bygone era, showcasing many character features and architectural detail as considered by the notable Scottish architect, John Paterson when designing the hall for Ralph Bates, who was soon to become High Sheriff of Northumberland.

These features include a distinctive central rotunda topped by a stunning dome, elegant sash windows with their original shutters, impressive ceiling heights with detailed cornicing, curved doors to fit into curved apertures and period fireplaces.

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According to Strutt & Parker, of notable interest and a rare find, is the symmetrical layout, oval rooms, oval staircase hall, and octagonal library; the interior has a unique appeal, and is styled to reflect the refined vintage of grand homes of the period.

They say the property is unusually arranged around an octagonal courtyard and, as well as having its own guest apartment, also benefiting from ancillary accommodation in the form of three self-contained carriage houses that offer the opportunity of a generous rental income.

The hall is given an entry in Pevsner’s The Buildings of England where, amongst his observations on the oval rooms and geometric architecture, he describes the plan as ‘…ingeniously worked out so that nearly every room inside is oval’.

As our pictures seen on property website Rightmove, there is much to admire.

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