Aspen House, Birgham, Coldstream, TD12 4NF
4 Bed House - Detached
Offers Over £395,000
About the property
Aspen House is a most attractive modern villa on the edge of the village of Birgham set on the banks of The Tweed. Surrounded by scenic countryside with fine views, the property is a most successful blend of traditional and modern with an attractive Yorkstone frontage and contemporary features including underfloor heating throughout the lower floor and generous adaptable accommodation with an open and generally southerly aspect with good natural light.
Immaculately presented both inside and out, Aspen House is a delightful and spacious modern family home in a highly desirable edge of village location midway between Kelso and Coldstream and within easy reach of Berwick-upon-Tweed. Birgham is a thriving village with its own community owned village pub and restaurant. Educational and sporting facilities and quality shops are nearby at Kelso or Coldstream where the Hirsel Estate is a particular attraction. Birgham has good links with Edinburgh and Newcastle an hour by car and the main east coast rail connection at Berwick-upon-Tweed some eighteen miles distant. Birgham also benefits from a regular bus service between the neighbouring towns with connections to both Edinburgh and Newcastle.
Reception Hall, Kitchen/Family Room/Dining Room, Sitting Room, Shower Room with Adjoining Downstairs Bedroom, Three Principal Upstairs Bedrooms (one with ensuite bathroom and master bedroom with en suite shower and dressing room), Shower Room and an Upstairs Sitting Room/5thBedroom. Landscaped Gardens. Garage and Ample Parking.
Built eight years ago by local and well regarded builders the house is unusual – perhaps even unique in the area – owing to its traditional Yorkshire stone exterior. The interior does not disappoint with the owners choice of finishes to their own specification, which is centred on quality – most notably in the bespoke fitted kitchen handcrafted by Tom Butler Furniture. The property has a lovely sense of flow and quality with quality wood flooring off the hall and room to room programmable under floor heating throughout the ground floor adding that all important touch of luxury.
Other subtle detailing such as painted wood panelling to half-height in the bathrooms and deep skirtings, add to the interior’s character and country house ambiance, while the styling and decor give it a fresh contemporary look. The owners have also added an attached garage to side providing space for storage or workshop area and conveniently located off the kitchen side door and providing additional utility space.
Aspen House has a welcoming reception hall leading to a 22ft sitting room at the far end with a feature multi fuel stove and windows on three sides and patio doors to the garden. At the other end of the hall lies a dual aspect open-plan family/dining/kitchen, also with patio doors to the garden, and a an adaptable room in between serving as a ground floor double bedroom with a “ Jack and Jill” shower room also accessed from the reception hall. The hub is the open-plan family/dining/kitchen, which is partly floored in wood, while the kitchen area is tiled and fitted on three sides with a stunning fitted kitchen fitted by local craftsman Tom Butler from Kelso with hand-built shaker-style units, granite work surfaces and incorporated integrated appliances with induction hob and Belfast sink.
Upstairs –the hardwood staircase being another eye-catching feature- leads to a spacious landing area, off which lies the master bedroom with French doors to a decorative Paris-style balcony, dressing room and en suite shower room; There are three further bedrooms, one with en suite bathroom, one with ensuite shower room and a third (with adjacent shower room) which is currently used as an upstairs sitting room– also with French doors to a balcony overlooking the garden to the distant Lammermuir hills.
Outside, the property’s gated access opens into a sizeable gravelled parking space that includes a paved seating area and access to the garage. The enclosed garden at the rear backs onto picturesque open countryside and has two paved patio areas next to the house, beyond which is decorative lawn interspersed by easily maintained shrub/flower beds. There is also a garden shed.
Mains Water, Electricity and Drainage. Double Glazing. Oil Fired Central Heating. Under Floor Heating.
A floor plan with room sizes is available on request from the selling agents.
Entry is negotiable with no upwards chain.