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Updated: Jun 27

Kitchen and living room inside The Wool House apartments

Kitchen / living room (Image: Youngs RPS)

The eagerly anticipated opening of the show apartment at The Wool House on Gilesgate has been met with great acclaim by those who had already reserved a property and were given priority viewings by the selling agent, Youngs RPS, just before Easter.

Eight viewings took place with many more already scheduled following on from three reservations made earlier in the Easter week.

Progress at the development has suffered from some delays due to the unprecedented demand for insulating materials following the Grenfell Tower fire, which led to supply problems as recently reported by Hexham Courant.

As a result, development director, Bob Skelly, believes there is likely to be some pent-up demand from local people who have watched the development of The Wool House with interest.

Living room inside The Wool House apartments

Living room (Image: Youngs RPS)

Now, delighted with the finished product, he is pleased that those who have been able to visit the show apartment feel it has been well worth the wait.  He said:

“We have been working flat out to get the apartment ready for Easter which is what we promised.

“Our interior design consultancy, Dakota, captured the essence of The Wool House branding from the outset with their fabulous interior designs based on the heritage of the building as a former wool warehouse and their interiors feature natural shades and textures.

“The overall impression, as well as the high-quality fixtures and finishes have gone down very well with everyone we have shown around, which is great feedback and makes some of the challenges we have faced in reaching this stage, all worthwhile.”

Bedroom inside The Wool House apartments

Bedroom 2 (Image: Youngs RPS)

William Thornton, head of residential agency at YoungsRPS, conducted the viewings and described some of the reactions he overhead: “It was very positive with everyone mentioning the standard of finish and the size of the rooms. 

“Because it is still a live construction site, we are undertaking accompanied viewings to a strict timetable and offering slots on either Thursday or Friday afternoons between 3-5pm.  Personal protective equipment will be provided by The Wool House at the point of entry to ensure the utmost safety for all visitors to the site, so if you wish to view the show apartment, please contact our Hexham office to arrange it.”

Kitchen inside The Wool House apartments

Kitchen (Image: Youngs RPS)

The luxury development, which features 45 one and two-bedroom apartments, duplexes and penthouse apartments over six floors with on-site parking, provides a superb choice for buyers looking to downsize or for those who spend time travelling or living abroad for some of the year  and are looking for a ‘lock up and go’ home which is easy to run and offers a high degree of security.

Central to the design of each apartment are well-planned German-manufactured kitchens by Beckerman and stylish Porcelanosa bathrooms and tiling. 

There are now 11 apartments reserved.  Prices start at £175k for a one-bed apartment and at £265k for a two-bed apartment.


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