Tophouse, Minto, TD9 8SG
3 Bed House - Detached
Offers Over £350,000
About the property
Set in the ever-popular and picturesque village of Minto, Tophouse fits perfectly into its surroundings; with character and charm, the detached stone-built property is positioned on a traditional row, enjoying a cottage style frontage with astragal paned windows and splashes of colour from wild flowers, plants and creepers. The beautifully kept garden provides excellent privacy; with a gated entrance sheltered by mature trees and hedging, offering excellent screening, and the property enjoys lovely open outlooks across the Fairways. The internal provides all the space required for modern living, and is as stylish as it is practical; with well proportioned and bright living accommodation on the ground floor hosting three reception rooms and a study, the property also benefits a ground level master bedroom with ensuite facility, and a convenient utility room positioned to the rear. Upstairs, there are two further double bedrooms, both with wonderful outlooks, and a family sized bathroom. Tophouse is ideal for those in search of a sizeable country home in peaceful surroundings- capable of hosting a growing family or an ideal retreat for a couple or retirees.
Minto is a much sought after Borders location; the quaint village retains much of its original charm and is conveniently positioned for road links and further towns - set in glorious countryside below the Minto Hills with some of the best views in the Borders. Local landmarks include the signature Minto Hills, Minto Crags, the recently restored tower known as Fatlips Castle, and ‘Ruberslaw’ - an extinct volcano, lying south of Denholm! Minto has a stunning 18th Century Church at its centre, with much of the architecture and original village designed by Edinburgh Architect Playfair, commissioned by the Minto Estate. Minto lies a mile or so from the thriving village of Denholm; with a range of local and independent shops, village pubs, a bistro, garage and well regarded primary school, with secondary schooling at nearby Hawick or Jedburgh. The area offers excellent opportunities for horse riding or walking in the surrounding hills and woodlands, while the much acclaimed 18-hole Minto golf course boasts fine views and superb greens.
Entrance Hall, Hallway, Kitchen, Dining Room, Cloakroom, Living Room, Sunroom, Study, Master with Ensuite, Utility Room and In-Built Storage on the Ground Floor, with Two Double Bedrooms and Family Bathroom on First Floor.
A gravelled driveway to the front, with parking, garage and garden overlooking the fairways extends to the main entrance to the property; extending to the entrance hallway with the kitchen and dining room opening to the side. Both are wonderfully bright with a dual aspect allowing excellent levels of light and pleasant outlooks. The kitchen is quietly positioned to the rear, and fully fitted with a range of solid timber wall and base units, with a Belfast sink under the window overlooking the garden. An attractive granite worktop allows excellent counter space, and the kitchen is fitted with integral Neff eye-level steam oven and grill, induction hob and space for further kitchen appliances. The open plan dining room follows through to the front of the property, and is finished in a neutral décor with ample space for dining furnishings. The sun room opens further along the hallway, and is a great space for enjoying the garden; with French doors directly to the rear patio and window extending the length of the room. An adjoining door opens to the living room - a comfortable and welcoming room with a further entrance opening from the hall. The living room has a charming cottage feel; complete with wood burning stove and bay style window with window seat overlooking the front lawn. The neighbouring master bedroom is a well proportioned double, with extensive in-built storage and allowing further freestanding furnishings. The master benefits a stylish ensuite facility, fitted with freestanding shower, W/C, washhand basin and bidet, with modesty glazed window and further bathroom accessories. A generous hall, ideal as a study, provides access to the rear utility room, with a carpeted stair leading to the upper accommodation. Both bedrooms on the first floor are well appointed doubles finished in tasteful décor with in-built storage and lovely outlooks, and make an enviable guest “wing”. The family bathroom lies between the two, and is fitted with luxury roll top bath with pressure shower over, W/C and washhand basin, with contemporary wet walling and window to the rear.
Set well back from the road, a traditional gated entrance leads to the front garden; which is mostly laid to lawn with hedging lining the boundary and mature shrubbery and beds – awash with colour from climbing Roses and Rhododendrons it is a charming cottage garden. The driveway leads to a garage, with up-and-over door, with gate to the side opening to the rear section. The garden to the rear is completely private, with good screening, a further section of lawn, planted beds and a patio opening from the sunroom.
Mains electric, water and drainage. Oil fired boiler. Double glazed throughout.
Viewing and Home Report
To arrange a viewing or request a copy of the Home Report contact the selling agents, Hastings Property on 01750 724 160 -lines open until 10pm 7 days a week.
Price & Marketing Policy
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.