Nestled into a lovely secluded spot behind the High Street, ‘Red Lion Cottage’ is an interesting and unique detached property; formerly a coach house with hayloft over, the cottage now offers surprisingly spacious accommodation which is extremely adaptable, making it ideal if catering for the ever changing needs of family life. The...
Nestled into a lovely secluded spot behind the High Street, ‘Red Lion Cottage’ is an interesting and unique detached property; formerly a coach house with hayloft over, the cottage now offers surprisingly spacious accommodation which is extremely adaptable, making it ideal if catering for the ever changing needs of family life. The layout of the accommodation also offers scope if catering for extended family or equally well suited to use as a B&B if desired. The accommodation offers a wealth of traditional features throughout whilst the external space is a real surprise. A large, sheltered garden lies towards the rear of the property with wooded back drop and absolute privacy, an unusual find for a property in such a convenient central location.
Ayton, with its baronial style Castle creating an imposing silhouette as you enter the village, is well served with local amenities including general store with regular post office service, primary school, bowling green, mobile bank and beer café/music venue. A wider variety of shopping, educational and sporting facilities are available in the pretty seaside resort of Eyemouth, two miles distant. Edinburgh is within easy commuting distance with the recently upgraded A1 nearby and the main railway station at Berwick upon Tweed, some eight miles south
Entrance Hall, Large Family Dining Kitchen, Sitting Room, Four Double Bedrooms (Master with En-Suite Shower Room) and Two Bathrooms. Private Parking. Enclosed Garden.
Ground floor Accommodation
The canopied front entrance door opens into an interesting split level entrance hall with windows to the front and the staircase extending to the upper floor. The family dining kitchen really is the hub of the home; this spacious and sociable room features double doors which lead directly out to the gardens beyond. Presented in farmhouse style, the room is completed by the recessed gas stove to one wall with feature fireplace whilst the walk in pantry provides a very useful facility. A rear hall which extends off the entrance gives access to both downstairs bedrooms; the larger of the two could easily be used as a downstairs sitting room if preferred as it is nicely positioned to one end of the cottage with windows on two sides which ensure plenty of natural light. The second of the bedrooms is a pleasant double with front facing aspect. The first of three bathrooms is location on the ground floor and is tiled to dado height and fitted with a white three piece suite with shower over the bath.
The carpeted staircase leads to a split landing on the first floor; steps to the left lead onto a particularly bright upper landing with velux windows to the rear whilst the steps to the right give access to the master bedroom suite. The master bedroom boasts an outlook directly over the garden grounds with the wooded aspect beyond and also benefits from extensive built in storage to one wall. The en-suite shower room is freshly presented and fitted with a modern white three piece suite with wet wall panelling. To the opposite end of the upstairs accommodation the landing leads to the sitting room, which is a particularly spacious, light and airy room with windows on three sides. Alternatively this room could be utilised as a large bedroom if preferred. The fourth bedroom is a pleasant room with front window and is conveniently located next to the main family bathroom; this room benefits from a four piece suite including a bath and separate corner shower cubicle.
Enjoying sun throughout the day, the garden grounds are a real treat with wooded backdrop and partial walled surround. They enjoy absolute privacy and incorporate large lawned areas with planted beds and borders providing a variety of colour and interest throughout the year. A paved patio immediately to the rear of the property is accessed directly from the family dining kitchen whilst the covered decked terrace provides the ideal BBQ spot for summer dining. An area of private parking to the front of the cottage provides space for two-three cars.
Mains water, electricity, gas and drainage. Double glazing. Gas central heating.
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