Inside extraordinary 12-bedroom country mansion as former school goes up for sale for first time in 200 years | The Sun

Inside extraordinary 12-bedroom country mansion as former school goes up for sale for first time in 200 years | The Sun

A HUGE countryside mansion that comes with its own tennis court and a library is up for sale for the first time in 200 years.

The stunning Grade I Listed Nunnykirk Hall in Northumberland, which boasts 12 bedrooms, private offices and a music room, is on the market for £1.5 million.


Built in 1825 for the wealthy Orde family, who amassed a fortune breeding racehorses in Morpeth, the Georgian mansion has 20,000sq ft of living space over three storeys.

The house was turned into a school for children with learning difficulties in the 1970s, but was shut this summer because of a falling number of pupils attending.

Whilst the house designed by architect John Dobson is in need of some modernisation, it could undoubtedly be transformed into a stately family home again.

The owners have retained the original period features which include marble fireplaces, coving, iconic columns and elaborate plasterwork.

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Andrew Black, from estate agent Savills, said: "Nunnykirk is in a very private position.

"This will be the first time it has been sold since it was built for the same family.

"Despite the fact it was used as a school for 45 years, they have left intact all the wonderful features like cornicing.

"The main core of the house is still very much a family home and you have options as to what you want to do with the wing at the back, you have flexibility."

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Black added:"It is going to cost money to refurbish and that is reflected in the guide price but it is a nice footprint for someone to put their own stamp on.

"It's a modernisation project rather than taking on something that's a wreck.

"Nunnykirk has been called the finest of Dobson's early houses – he built many of the country houses in Northumberland."

The property sits in 7.5 acres of land – which has been in ownership of the family since 1716.

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Privately situated in a wooded valley, the land includes a large maturewalled landscaped garden, former bothy, tennis court and lawns that lead down to the River Font.

There is also a playing field.





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