This delightful, stone-built, late Victorian cottage enjoys an idyllic rural setting approximately two and a half miles from Duns. The mid-terraced property, one in an attractive block of four cottages originally built to accommodate the workers of the woollen mill demolished in the 1970s, affords spacious accommodation currently...
This delightful, stone-built, late Victorian cottage enjoys an idyllic rural setting approximately two and a half miles from Duns. The mid-terraced property, one in an attractive block of four cottages originally built to accommodate the workers of the woollen mill demolished in the 1970s, affords spacious accommodation currently comprising:- Open plan Living Room (with original stonework exposed) and kitchen on the ground floor, two double Bedrooms and Bathroom on the first floor while the large floored attic has been very tastefully converted offering wonderful views across the River Whiteadder valley. The attic is currently used as an artist's studio but would offer further bedroom accommodation (subject to the usual building consents) if required. Integral to the building at ground floor level is an outhouse currently used for storage but which could readily be converted to a cloakroom. Entrance to the cottage is via a south facing cobbled courtyard while there is an attractive, enclosed and secluded garden to the rear of the property. The property overlooks a large, communal grassed area to the front and enjoys an allocated parking space to the side. The access road is adopted and maintained by the Local Authority.
The nearby town of Duns has a population of around 2,625 and lies in a lovely rural area at the foot of the Lammermuir Hills. The town has excellent shopping, recreational and educational facilities for its size, the latter having been greatly enhanced by the opening of its new secondary school in February, 2009. The tranquil surroundings of Duns Castle Nature Reserve lie to the north of the town. Duns lies approximately 15 miles from Berwick-upon-Tweed, with its mainline railway station, 17 miles from Kelso and 45 miles from Edinburgh.
The front door accesses the hall with stairs to first floor accommodation. Tiled floor, understair cupboard, coat pegs, pendant light fitting, high level meter cupboard and 1 x 13 amp power point.
SITTING ROOM - 5.68m x 5.58m L & W
A bright and spacious, L-shaped room with two south facing windows and fiteeen pane door to rear garden. Two exposed stonework walls and open fireplace with stone surround, timber mantel and tiled hearth provide rustic character and charm. Display shelving and wooden floor. Open access to:-
KITCHEN - 3.30m x 2.09m
A well presented kitchen with rear facing window. An attractive range of limed oak effect base and mounted units incorporating glazed display units with internal lighting and decorative plate rack provide excellent work surfaces and storage. Composite 1½ bowl sink with mixer tap. Splashback tiling and under-unit lighting. Built-in electric oven and hob with cooker hood over. Integrated automatic washing machine and fridge.
The stairs from the hall turn to the spacious first floor landing with large south facing window on the half landing affording ample natural light. A loft ladder gives access to the attic room.
BEDROOM 1 - 3.85m x 2.74m
A bright room with two south facing windows enjoying the pleasant outlook. Large, shelved airing cupboard housing the hot water tank and built-in wardrobe with sliding doors.
BEDROOM 2 - 4.20m x 2.80m at longest and widest
A good sized bedroom with rear facing window enjoying a fine view over the garden and neighbouring farmland beyond.
BATHROOM - 2.25m x 1.75m
A well presented bathroom with rear facing window fitted with Venetian blind. White three piece suite comprising vanity wash-hand basin with decorative mirror over, WC and bath with mains shower and curtain over all with splashback tiling.
ATTIC ROOM - 5.90m x 4.35m
An attractive room utilised as an artist's studio with large front and rear facing Velux windows both enjoying fine views. Exposed stone walls, coombed ceiling with exposed beams and wooden floor. Two cupboards with louvre doors affording eaves storage, one of which housing the cold water tank. Work top fitted with circular sink and with eaves storage below.
A small, attractive cobbled yard with plantings and garden seat lies to the front of the property. Immediately to the rear of the property is a gravelled yard, coal bunker, log store, bin storage and garden seat are located in this area. Beyond that steps lead up through an arch to the attractive rear garden. This is subdivided into two - the first part boasting a colourful array of flowers and shrubs with a rustic wooden arbour and timber-built shed. A further trellis and archway leads through to a lawn affording complete privacy and seclusion with mature apple trees and surrounding shrub borders. There is a designated parking place to the side of the property.
5.68 m X 5.58 m / 18'8" X 18'4"
3.3 m X 2.09 m / 10'10" X 6'10"
3.85 m X 2.74 m / 12'8" X 8'12"
4.2 m X 2.8 m / 13'9" X 9'2"
2.25 m X 1.75 m / 7'5" X 5'9"
5.9 m X 4.35 m / 19'4" X 14'3"
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