Whiteburn sits just outside the popular village of Lauder, with the hamlet opening off the A697, linking to further Border towns and Edinburgh via the A68. Lauder boasts a real sense of community spirit, with many events and activities for all ages and a thriving high street. There is an excellent selection of small outlets including an award winning butcher, baker, fruit and veg shop, bistro and two very good coffee shops. Lauder is home to Thirlestane Castle; a magnificent 16th Century Castle set in a quiet meadow landscape and the family home of the Duke of Lauderdale. Thirlestane is one of the oldest and finest Castles in Scotland where you will find many beautiful and peaceful walks to enjoy. The Tour de Lauder sets off from Lauder every April attracting cyclists from all over the country. It is popular place with commuters with the Borders Railway and nearby Stow Station only a 10 minute drive and easy access via the A68 both north and south of the Border.
Entrance Hall, Sitting Room, Kitchen, Utility Room, Cloakroom W/C, Garden Room, Dining Room/Studio, Shower Room, Lounge & Study on Ground Floor. Master Bedroom with En Suite & Dressing Room, Bedroom Two with En Suite, Further Three Bedrooms & Family Bathroom on First Floor.
A gated entrance opens to a generous gravelled drive, with plenty parking and access to the double garage and workshop, and paving leading to the main entrance. A neat vestibule opens to the hallway, with a striking stain glass window giving plenty natural light, and attractive timber flooring adding to this inviting entrance. The first of the reception rooms sits to the front; with a lovely triple aspect overlooking the side garden, and finished in a neutral and fresh décor, continuous throughout the house. This sitting room is perfect as an informal day room, with feature, open fireplace and plenty space for comfortable furnishings. Adjacent, the large studio currently serves as a dining room, and also opens from the hall. The studio extension would be suitable for a variety of uses, whether work or leisure, with triple aspect windows and an adjoining door to the jack & jill shower – which has a second door from the hall. A generous rear hall with excellent in-built storage and an external door to the garden links the studio to the kitchen. The kitchen is expertly finished and thought-out; with the high end fit and finishes continuing and no expense spared with the quality. With beautiful handcrafted solid timber units, the kitchen is fitted with contrasting granite worktop and integral Smeg appliances including induction hob with extraction over, eye level oven, grill and microwave, fridge freezer and dishwasher. A one and a half under mount sink and drainer sits under the window overlooking the rear, and connecting doors open to the garden room and rear lounge. The garden room is wonderfully bright and a super entertaining space. The tiled floor continues from the kitchen, with electric under floor heating, and blends beautifully with the oak beams and window frames- which allow pleasant views across the enclosed garden. The room is fitted with a Morso multi fuel stove, making it a great space for both summer and winter, with a bifold door to the study; the perfect home office or hobby space, with a further door connecting to the hall. From the kitchen, access opens to the rear accommodation, comprising a most useful utility and laundry room, in-built storage cupboard housing the boiler, and the rear lounge; which is equally comfortable and well presented, with a patio door to the garden and providing perfect peace being quietly positioned to the rear!
From the front hall, a carpeted staircase with stain glass window at the turn extends to the upper accommodation; with the landing opening to the five double bedrooms, family bathroom and in-built storage. The master sits proudly to the front and boasts excellent floor space; with character beams and windows, and a French door to the Juliet balcony – for an enviable morning coffee overlooking fields and countryside. A useful en suite shower room and dressing room complete the master and provide a luxurious feel. A second en suite bedroom is positioned to the opposite end of the hall; a further king-size room with open fireplace, built in shelved wardrobes, ample space for freestanding furnishings and en suite facility. The three further bedrooms are well appointed and bright doubles all with convenient in-built storage, with the family bathroom blending old and new beautifully with feature roll top bath in addition to walk-in shower, with tiled flooring and traditional style towel rail.
The plot extends to 0.5 acres, feeling well proportioned to the steading itself. The gated entrance to the front opens to a gravelled drive allowing plenty of parking and turning space, with access to the double garage & workshop; with electric up-and-over door, fitted electrics and overhead storage. A well tended stretch of lawn wraps around the property from the front to the side; with planted evergreens and borders, mature trees providing excellent screening and with stone walling to the far end providing the perfect spot for colourful trailing plants and creepers. To the opposite side of the property, opening from the studio and rear hall, a quaint walled garden is a serene spot, with seating area and well tended flower beds.
Mains water and electricity, private drainage and oil fired central heating from Grant condensing boiler. Full double glazing. Electric under floor heating in garden room. Solid fuel stove in garden room & working fireplace in sitting room. 6 terrestrial, 2 satellite TV connections. 6 mains powered smoke detectors.
The integral appliances, as mentioned, along with curtain poles and blinds, are included in the sale price.
Viewing & Home Report
To arrange a viewing or request a copy of the Home Report or floor plan contact the selling agents, Hastings Property on 01750 724 160 -lines open until 10pm 7 days a week.
Offers are invited and should be submitted to the Selling Agents, Hastings Property Shop, 28 The Square, Kelso, TD5 7HH, 01573 225999, Fax 01573 229888. The seller reserves the right to sell at any time and interested parties will be expected to provide the Selling Agents with advice on the source of funds with suitable confirmation of their ability to finance the purchase.