‘The Honey House’ offers something different from the norm and much more than meets the eye. The property itself provides fantastically well proportioned family accommodation which extends over three floors and would lend itself to various possibilities, not only as a perfect family home but also with scope for B&B or such like if...
‘The Honey House’ offers something different from the norm and much more than meets the eye. The property itself provides fantastically well proportioned family accommodation which extends over three floors and would lend itself to various possibilities, not only as a perfect family home but also with scope for B&B or such like if required. Uniquely, the property benefits from a detached recently converted barn to the rear; ‘The Honey Barn’ offers an excellent opportunity for those looking to run a self contained holiday let with excellent income potential but could also be adapted to cater for extended family or for use as a dedicated home office if required. The property and the barn have both been upgraded with sustainability in mind, including solar panels installed on the south facing roof of the barn (another source of income), resulting in an impressive overall energy efficiency rating of B.
The location of the property is particularly appealing being central within this popular Berwickshire village with a thriving community. There is a local primary school in the village and Swinton is within the catchment area for the highly regarded Berwickshire High School in Duns, making this property an ideal prospect for those looking for a family home in a village setting with the added extra of the ‘Honey Barn’ and the various opportunities this brings.
Ground Floor Accommodation
A lovely warm welcome is provided by the entrance hall which features a front facing window and convenient under stair storage cupboard. The ground floor cloakroom off the hallway provides a useful facility and is fitted with a white WC and sink. Extending to over 23ft in length, the sitting room is an impressive room with dual aspect windows to the front and to the rear which ensure good levels of natural light. A lovely focal point is provided by the central multi fuel stove which is recessed onto a slate hearth with floating timber mantle over. Also extending from the front to the rear of the property is the main hub of the home; this lovely open plan dining kitchen provides ample space for family dining table to the front whilst the kitchen area enjoys a lovely garden aspect to the rear. The kitchen is fitted with an excellent range of modern shaker style units with block wood worktops and tiled splashbacks.. Conveniently located off the kitchen and subsequently allowing access to the garden is the utility room/larder which provides extensive storage, houses the central heating boiler and has space for additional appliances.
First Floor Accommodation
The carpeted staircase leads to a bright and airy first floor landing with front facing window and useful built in linen cupboard. The master bedroom is located to the front of the property; this is a particularly pleasant double bedroom with front facing window and built in wardrobe storage. The en-suite shower room is freshly presented and fitted with a three piece white suite. The second bedroom is a further nicely sized double room which also benefits from built in storage. Also located at this level is bedroom three which overlooks the garden as does the study/bedroom four, both rooms benefitting from built in storage. Centrally located is the first of the family bathrooms which has a rear facing modesty window and is fitted with a three piece suite with shower over the bath.
Second Floor Accommodation
The carpeted staircase continues from the first floor landing, leading to the second floor with a further built in storage cupboard. Both bedrooms 5 and 6 at this level are double rooms with windows overlooking the gardens and the Lammermuir Hills to the rear. Flexible in use, these rooms could lend themselves to different uses depending on requirements and preference. Conveniently there is an additional family bathroom at this level, also fitted with a three piece white suite.
The Honey Barn
A fantastic space with obvious scope for use as a self contained holiday let or could easily accommodate extended family if required. The barn has its own vehicle access with space to the side to provide off street parking. Having been converted in recent years, the barn benefits from solar panels which make the most of the elevated, south facing aspect as well as a suntrap BBQ terrace. Currently utilised as a games room, the main area of the barn is double height and features a beamed ceiling and velux windows. This space is extensive and could easily be adapted/reconfigured to provide additional accommodation if required. Accessed off the main area is a lovely snug/lounge with patio doors to the front on to the BBQ terrace and featuring a multi fuel stove. Steps lead to a cleverly designed mezzanine kitchen with rear facing windows and recessed storage underneath. The WC and store room off the games room provide useful facilities with ample space to fit out as a shower room if required.
A lovely landscaped garden lies to the rear of the property. Mature and colourful planted beds lie to either side of the central path and steps which in turn extend to the top of the garden where the barn and BBQ terrace are located. A garden store and a generous wood store provide useful external storage.
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