Swinton is a popular village with a traditional Village Green and local amenities include Primary School, Play Park, Garage, Builders, Hotel Restaurant and Church. The area is an ideal country location with opportunities for fishing on the Tweed, golf at Duns and the Hirsel, horse riding and walking in the Cheviot and Lammermuir hills. The village is centrally situated with the nearby towns of Duns, Coldstream, Kelso and the Coast and main line rail station at Berwick all within a 12-mile radius. Edinburgh and Newcastle are within easy reach by car
Travelling from Swinton on the B6461 Kelso Road, continue for approximately 1/2 mile before turning right on to an unnamed road. Continue on this road passing both lodge houses on your left (don't turn off at either lodge). A short distance after the second lodge turn left at ‘Langbank Cottage’ with the farmhouse situated beyond the cottage.
Entrance Hall, Lounge, Dining Room, Home Office, Dining Kitchen, Utility Room, Shower Room, Three Double Bedrooms (Master with En-Suite Bathroom) and Family Bathroom. Enclosed Garden with Outhouse/Store. Detached Garage/Workshop.
Ground Floor Accommodation
A traditional timber, part glazed front entrance door opens into a light and airy hallway with carpeted staircase extending to the upper floor with the benefit of a rear facing window at the halfway point. A useful built-in understair cupboard provides good shelved storage. Enjoying a dual aspect, the lounge is a lovely traditional room flooded with natural light thanks to the south facing sash and case windows complete with working shutters. The charm is continued by the original Victorian style fireplace to one wall with stone hearth, decorative inlay, matching surround and shelved recess to the side. On the far side of the hallway the dining room is has a dramatic focal point provided by the exposed stone wall with recessed fireplace housing a large cast iron multi fuel stove with built-in recessed log store to the side. Again this room enjoys a south facing aspect and provides the ideal space for formal dining with ample room for a large table and chairs. Conveniently located next door is the farmhouse style dining kitchen with double windows to the rear; fitted with an excellent range of traditional style wall and base units with ample worktop space and tiled splashbacks. The cottage charm is continued thanks to the oil fired Rayburn which is set into a tiled recess with floating timber mantel over. Usefully there is also space for a slot-in every day style electric cooker as well as space and plumbing for a dishwasher and large American style fridge freezer. A useful understair pantry style cupboard with internal light provides good additional storage. The utility room also provides a useful facility with access off the kitchen and door to the rear to the gardens and the drive beyond. Fitted with a good range of base units with Belfast style sink and space and plumbing for washing machine and additional fridge freezer if desired. The ground floor shower room extends off and is fitted with a white WC, pedestal sink and corner tiled shower cubicle. The home office provides a peaceful work environment with double aspect windows enjoying a pleasant aspect; this room is currently fitted with a large corner computer desk with wall mounted shelving above.
The curved staircase features a spindled banister and benefits from a rear facing window at the halfway point. The landing on the first floor is finished with the original stripped floorboards and features a hatch to the attic. The master bedroom, whilst a well proportioned double room, provides a lovely cottage feel with part combed ceilings and windows both to the front and to the side which ensure good light throughout the day as well as open aspects to the south. Clever built-in storage to one wall and the benefit of a freshly presented en-suite bathroom with large Velux window to the front and fitted with a white WC, wash hand basin and bath with tiled surround. The second double bedroom enjoys a similar aspect and also features useful built in storage. Bedroom three is a pleasant double room overlooking the side garden whilst the family bathroom is traditionally presented with a white WC with pull chain cistern, pedestal sink and cast iron roll top bath with tiled surround.
LOUNGE 6.00m x 5.10m (19’6” x 16’7”)
DINING ROOM 3.90m x 3.79m (12’7” x 12’4”)
HOME OFFICE 2.90m x 2.80m (9’4” x 9’3”)
DINING KITCHEN 4.90m x 4.60m (15’11” x 15’0”)
UTILITY ROOM 4.90m x 2.90m (15’11” x 9’4”)
SHOWER ROOM 1.75m x 2.11m (5’7” x 6’9”)
MASTER BEDROOM 3.96m x 4.87m (12’9” x 15’9”)
EN-SUITE BATHROOM 2.58m x 1.69m (8’4” x 5’5”)
BEDROOM TWO 3.31m x 2.70m (10’8” x 8’8”)
BEDROOM THREE 2.26m x 4.25m max (7’4” x 13’9”)
FAMILY BATHROOM 2.63m x 1.97m (8’6” x 6’4”)
WORKSHOP 5.95m x 4.88m (19’5” x 16’0”)
Private fully enclosed gardens extend around the property mainly laid to lawn with a hedged and fenced surround. Enjoying a south facing aspect the gardens are flooded with light throughout most of the day and provide a selection of fruit trees with a greenhouse to the far corner. A further area to the side of the property provides a sizeable vegetable plot. The gravelled parking area provides space for several vehicles with a useful outhouse and log store.
Detached Timber Garage
The detached timber garage/workshop is a fantastic facility with double timber doors to the front and fitted with light and power.
Mains electricity. Oil fired central heating.