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The Old Rectory, Whalton, Morpeth, Northumberland, NE61 3UP





The Old Rectory is a particularly beautiful family home built around a fortified peel tower which dates back to medieval times and forms an important part of the history of the village. The Old Rectory is an incredibly beautiful example of a Grade II* listed property, set over two principal floors. The property is steeped in history and has all the fine period features one would expect in a property of this age, yet all the practical functionality of a family home. Built from traditional Northumbrian stone and arranged in an L-shaped footprint, The Old Rectory comprises of 3/4 reception rooms, up to 8 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, plenty of utility/larder space, and a stunning wine cellar with a vaulted ceiling. The attractive mature garden grounds consist of a south-facing lawned walled garden, kitchen garden and a flagged terrace. There are a generous number of outbuildings included within the large private boundary of the Old Rectory. These include a detached garage, stable block, stone outbuildings, greenhouse and summerhouse along with other outbuildings. Most of the accommodation within the Old Rectory enjoys exceptional views over the gardens and countryside beyond. 


Accommodation Comprises


Ground Floor

Entrance Hall, Reception Hall, Sitting Room, Drawing Room, Formal Dining Room,

Breakfasting Kitchen, Larder, Cloakroom, Wine Cellar, Utility Space, Integral Garage

First Floor

7 x Bedrooms, 3 x Bathrooms, Dressing Room.

Garden and Grounds

South-Facing Lawned Walled Garden, Kitchen Garden, Flagged Terrace,

Garage Adjoining the House, Detached Open-Fronted Garage, Stable Block

With Three Loose Boxes & Tack Room, Feed Room, Hay Shed, Stone

Outbuildings, Greenhouse, Summerhouse, Potting Shed.


Morpeth 6 miles, Ponteland 8 miles, Newcastle City Centre 17 miles,

Newcastle Airport 10 miles, Berwick Upon Tweed 54 miles, Edinburgh City

Centre 94 miles, Carlisle City Centre 55 miles

(All distances are approximate)


Area Insights

Whalton is an exceptionally pretty, thriving rural conservation village, based around a village green. Sandstone buildings make up the older properties within the village, including Whalton Manor with its stunning gardens created by Gertrude Jekyll. The church of St Mary Magdalene is mainly 13th century with medieval church fittings still in place. Farming life and community life form an important part of the village and this can be seen in the Bale fire ceremony with the Whalton Kern Baby, local cricket club (in Belsay), gardening club and bustling village hall. The newly refurbished Beresford Arms is an excellent pub, eatery and event space with rooms to let. Whalton also has an excellent primary school.


The attractive town of Morpeth can be found just six miles to the east and offers a first-class range of shopping, leisure facilities, healthcare and schooling. There are excellent rail links to Newcastle, the North and the South. The village of Belsay, six miles south-west has an excellent village shop that stocks local produce, and Belsay Hall, Castle and Gardens. The affluent town of Ponteland lies six miles to the South. It too offers a wide range of amenities, including shops, pubs and restaurants, a health centre and a Waitrose supermarket.  Newcastle-upon-Tyne lies seventeen miles south and delivers everything you’d want from a busy vibrant city.


The Old Rectory is remarkably well positioned to access Edinburgh to the North or Newcastle to the South, and Newcastle International Airport is less than 10 miles away. It is worth noting there is no noise pollution from the Airport.


General Remarks


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Useful Links

Ponteland Golf Club -

Ponteland Leisure Centre -

Dobbies Garden Centre -

Ponteland Primary School -

Ponteland High School -

Mowden Hall School -

Longridge Towers School -

Events in Whalton -

Walks in the Area -

Belsay Hall, Castle and Gardens:

Beresford Arms, Whalton-

Waitrose -

Hadrian’s Wall Walks -

Newcastle Train Station -

Northumberland Cricket -

Dark Skies, Northumberland -

Kielder Forest and Water Park -

Amazing things to do with Kids:

Belsay Cricket Club:




Fixtures and Fittings

All fitted carpets, curtains poles/rails, blinds, light fittings and all integrated appliances form part of the sale.


Listing and Conservation

The Old Rectory and the surrounding External Walls are Grade II* Listed.



  • Oil-fired central heating.

  • Supplementary open fires.

  • Main’s electricity & water.

  • Drainage to a private septic tank.

  • Full fibre max gigabit broadband services are available.


Council Tax

Band H

Energy Efficiency Rating

Not Applicable.

Local Authority

Northumberland Council

0345 600 6400

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1. The property is sold with all faults and defects, whether of condition or otherwise and neither the seller nor Paton & Co, the selling agent, are responsible for such faults and defects, nor for any statement contained in the particulars of the property prepared by the said agent.

2. The Purchaser(s) shall be deemed to acknowledge that he/she has not entered into contact in reliance on the said statements, that he/she has satisfied themself as to the content of each of the said statements by inspection or otherwise and that no warranty or representation has been made by the seller or the said agents in relation to or in connection with the property.

3. Any error, omission or mis-statement in any of the said statements shall not entitle the purchaser(s) to rescind or to be discharged from this contract, nor entitle either party to compensation or damages nor in any circumstances to give either party any cause for action.

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4. The property is sold subject to and with the benefit of all servitude rights, burdens, reservations, and wayleaves including rights of access and rights of way, whether public or private, light, support, drainage, water and wayleaves for masts, pylons, stays, cable, drains and water, gas and other pipes whether contained in the title deeds or informally constituted and whether or not referred to above.

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7. Photographs taken in June 2022. Particulars prepared in June 2022.