Forest Lodge, Foulden, BERWICK-UPON-TWEED, TD15 1UH

Offers Around £290,000 4 Bed Detached House with 3 Public Rooms

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The property

Forest Lodge is a unique and individually designed family home which is nestled into an excellent and sizeable corner plot within this exclusive and rarely available cul de sac. The property itself has been designed to cater for family living with plenty of space both inside and outside; indeed the layout of the accommodation is flexible... More

Forest Lodge is a unique and individually designed family home which is nestled into an excellent and sizeable corner plot within this exclusive and rarely available cul de sac. The property itself has been designed to cater for family living with plenty of space both inside and outside; indeed the layout of the accommodation is flexible with several of the rooms lending themselves to different uses, allowing the property to adapt to the ever changing needs of family life. The current owners have improved and adapted the accommodation to suit and now provides bedroom and bathroom facilities at ground and first floor levels if required. The outside space is most impressive, the sizeable plot extends around the property and enjoys a woodland backdrop to one side and a lovely walled surround to the rear. The gardens are lovingly tended with plenty of space to be self sufficient if desired. The gardens incorporate neat lawned areas with thoughtfully planted beds and borders with several sheltered seating areas, an array of sheds and outhouses as well as a large sweeping drive to the front. The location is ideal for those who are looking for an established village location but with excellent road and rail links for those that commute with Edinburgh within easy reach via the upgraded A1 or the main East Coast rail line from Berwick which is only a few miles drive from the village.

  • Location

    The village of Foulden is surrounded by the beautiful Borders countryside, looking south over the Tweed Valley towards the Cheviot Hills, with the Lammermuirs to the north and the Berwickshire coast to the east. Berwick upon Tweed, the nearest town, is four miles east, benefiting from superb road and rail links with the recently upgraded A1 and main east coast railway line ensuring easy commuting to Newcastle and Edinburgh, and providing good recreational facilities including the Maltings Art Centre, sports complex, golf course and a wide range of shops. Local schooling is available at nearby Ayton primary school and the Berwickshire High School in Duns.

  • Accommodation Summary

    Entrance Hall, Living Room, Dining Kitchen, Utility Room, Wet Room, Sitting Room/Ground Floor Bedroom, Four Further Bedrooms, Bathroom and Shower Room. Double Garage/Workshop.

  • Ground Floor Accommodation

    Wooden double storm doors open into a useful vestibule which in turn opens into the warm and welcoming hall which features the staircase leading to the upper floor. The impressive living room is absolutely flooded with natural light thanks to the fully glazed south facing aspect to the front with the addition of large rear windows and a side door opening directly on to the gardens. This room features a vaulted style ceiling and a lovely focal point is provided by the log burning stove to one wall. Continuing to the rear of the property is the sociable dining kitchen, which has recently been completed refitted and reconfigured to provide space for a dining table and chairs. With outlooks over the walled garden to the rear, provides an excellent range of modern wall and base units with the benefit of the utility room being located next door. Enjoying outlooks to the front and a southerly aspect, thanks to the floor to ceiling window, is the sitting/garden room, which would be equally well suited as a ground floor double bedroom if required and benefits from useful built in storage. The wet room, positioned on the ground floor has been a worthy addition to the property and is stylishly finished with wet wall panelling to the walls and a modesty window to the front. A useful hallway connects the house to the garage and access to the garden providing good storage and space to house a fridge and freezer if required.

  • Upper Accommodation

    The accommodation on the first floor is equally well appointed with four further bedrooms, all of which enjoy lovely outlooks over the grounds and good built in storage. Not only is there a bathroom, which is fitted with a three-piece suite, but also a separate shower room, both of which have been refitted in recent years.

  • External

    The outside space is a real delight and ideal for the gardening enthusiast with plenty of scope to keep chickens etc and ample space for vegetable plots for those that wish to be self sufficient. The grounds are lovingly tended and provide colour and interest throughout the year thanks to the thoughtful design, planted beds and borders. There is a selection of fruit trees to the rear and several sheltered seating areas. The wooded backdrop to the side ensures excellent privacy whilst the walled surround to the rear provides a lovely feature with the original culvert still in place providing a unique focal point to the rear garden. In addition, there is a selection of outhouses and workshops.

  • Garage/Workshop

    The sweeping drive to the front ensures an impressive entrance with the gardens extending to either side. The driveway provides space for several vehicles with room to house a caravan or such like if required. The double garage is an excellent space, currently used as a workshop with further potting shed to the rear. The garage also houses the biomass boiler and wood pellet hopper, which operates the efficient and environmentally friendly heating system.

  • Measurements

    Living Room 6.50m x 4.73m (21’4” x 15’6”) Dining Kitchen 3.70m x 6.48m (12’2” x 21’3”) Utility Room 3.70mx 2.00m (12’2” x 6’7”) Rear Vestibule 2.50m x 1.62m (8’3” x 5’4”) Wet Room 2.48m x 2.44m (8’2” x 8’0”) Sitting Room/Ground Floor Bedroom 2.70m x 4.47m (8’10” x 14’8”) Bedroom One 3.83m x 2.96m (12’7” x 9’9”) Bedroom Two 2.60m x 3.80m (8’6” x 12’6”) Bedroom Three 2.83m x 3.40m (9’3” x 11’2”) Bedroom Four 2.60m x 2.60m (8’6” x 8’6”) Bathroom 2.83m x 1.90m (9’3” x 6’3”) Shower Room 2.83m x 1.11m (9’3” x 3’8”)

  • Services

    Mains water, electricity and drainage. Double glazing. Biomass heating.

  • Council Tax

    Band F

  • Energy Efficiency

    Energy rating F. The property boasts an impressive B rating for environmental impact; this is largely due to the biomass heating system which is operated via a pellet hopper located in the garage. The government repayments on this heating system currently stand at approximately £500 per quarter with around 8 years left to run on the tariff.

Energy rating F

For more energy information, request the Home Report.

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Property reference: 381711

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