Property highlight: Contemporary detached house offering a sought-after rural lifestyle with the ease of commuting.
Surrounded by countryside just a short drive from the coast, this contemporary detached house (built in 2008) offers a sought-after rural lifestyle in the picturesque hamlet of Houndwood. The southwest-facing property is an outstanding family home in excellent decorative order. It boasts generous private parking, private gardens, and substantial accommodation, including three bedrooms, two reception rooms, and two bathrooms (plus a WC).
Inside, a naturally-lit hall provides a lovely first impression. On the right is the generously proportioned living room, which is enhanced by on-trend décor. Fronted by a box bay window, this southwest-facing space also enjoys an airy ambience. From here, double doors lead into the dual-aspect kitchen and dining room, which share an open plan. The dining area has a spacious footprint for dinner parties and it extends out to the rear garden's timber deck. Organised around a central island, the kitchen has an attractive style, fitted with white cabinets and wooden worktops. It includes an electric cooker and an American-style fridge/freezer. Furthermore, it is supplemented by a well-appointed utility room. A double bedroom, with a built-in wardrobe, and a neighbouring WC complete the ground floor. Two additional bedrooms are on the first floor, just off a galleried landing. Both are king-size spaces lit by dormer windows. The principal bedroom features a private dressing room and a quality en-suite shower room, whereas the final bedroom has a walk-in wardrobe. A modern family bathroom, with a double-ended bathtub, finishes the accommodation. Oil-fired central heating and double glazing ensure year-round comfort.
Outside, the home has a low-maintenance front garden and a sunny rear garden. There is also a multi-car driveway and an integrated single garage.
Extras: All fitted floor and window coverings, light fittings, electric cooker, and a fridge/freezer are included in the sale.
An ideal base for exploring the beautiful Berwickshire landscape, Houndwood is a picturesque hamlet that is surrounded by open countryside, providing an idyllic rural lifestyle with the convenience of nearby villages and towns. The area is only a short drive from the coast and just under one hour by car from Edinburgh city centre. The village of Reston (only 4 miles away) provides a local shop, a primary school, and a train station for commuting to the capital and beyond. In addition, Eyemouth, the historic fishing town, is just a 15 minutes' drive away, where a wide variety of shopping facilities await, including independent shops, a supermarket, hotels, a post office, and a range of traditional cafés and contemporary eateries. The coastal town is also home to crafts and trades associated with the fishing industry, from traditional smokehouses to a working harbour. Secondary education is provided here as well. Plus, the town has an 18-hole golf course and a state-of-the-art fitness centre and swimming pool. Additional amenities can be found in Berwick-upon-Tweed, which is 20 minutes away by car. With its desirable countryside setting and easy access to the coast, Houndwood is perfect for families and for various outdoor activities. Furthermore, it is set near the A1 for travelling to Edinburgh by car or bus.