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Glororum

The Development

Any new development must reflect this extraordinary area’s outstanding natural beauty and the twelve individually styled homes at Glororum have been designed with this philosophy very much in mind. These beautiful barn conversions blend seamlessly with the surrounding countryside and the site’s elevated position offers breathtaking views of Bamburgh Castle on the coast and the Cheviot Hills on the scottish Border. 

The range of properties has also been carefully planned to suit a variety of lifestyles. The development’s spacious three and four bedroom homes are perfect for families who need a main residence with plenty of room for children to grow. Alternatively the one and two bedroom cottages would suit couples downsizing from larger properties or second home owners seeking an escape from the stresses and strains of modern life. 

This development’s unrivalled combination of superb location, period architecture, contemporary design and superior specifications means the homes at Glororum are certain to attract intense interest - especially as this is a rare opportunity to own a new home in an area where the supply of residential housing always falls far short of demand.

 

Location & Lifestyle

Glororum is a former farmstead in a lovely rural location but with good access to the main A1 two miles to the west. 

This superior development is situated between the historic market towns of Berwick (20 miles) and Alnwick (17 miles), both of which boast superb shops, excellent schools, popular leisure facilities and world famous tourist attractions such as Berwick’s Elizabethan Walls and Alnwick’s Castle & Gardens. The cities of Edinburgh and Newcastle are, respectively, ninety minutes and sixty minutes’ journey by car.

The closest settlement to Glororum is the wonderfully picturesque coastal village of Bamburgh with its imposing medieval castle (which is open to the public but still home to the Armstrong family), village shop, cosy pubs and wide sandy beaches. Bamburgh is approximately one mile to the east of the development and well within walking and cycling distance. 

Glororum’s delightful rural setting means there are plenty of opportunities to play golf, ride, cycle, walk or simply relax in an area that’s full of fascinating history. The saxon King Ida built the first castle at Bamburgh and his fortress became so famous was it was immortalised in Arthurian Legend as Joyous Garde, the home of sir Lancelot.

Across the wide shallow bay from Lancelot’s legendary castle are the ruins of Lindisfarne Abbey. When Northumbria’s saxon kings converted to Christianity they invited Irish monks to build an abbey on this spit of land that becomes an island at high tide. ‘Holy Island’ quickly became a place of pilgrimage but not even saint Aidan or saint Cuthbert could bring peace to Dark Age Northumbria. 

For a thousand years Bamburgh and Lindisfarne were battlefields where saxons, scots, Vikings and Normans fought for control of Northern England. The memories of these troubled times are preserved in the numerous ruined castles and abbeys in the area but today North Northumberland is a haven of tranquillity. 

Even in the height of summer the area offers miles of empty beaches, acres of open hill country and plenty of pretty towns and villages to explore. Whether you are moved by the splendour of the border castles, the serenity of Lindisfarne, the scenery of The Cheviots or the wildlife of the Farne Islands, at Glororum you will find plenty to inspire you right on your doorstep. 

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