3 Blackerstone Steading, Abbey St Bathans, Duns, TD11 3RY
4 Bed House - Semi-Detached
Offers Over £290,000
About the property
3 Blackerstone Steading forms part of a unique and impressive steading conversion situated within a small and select development of similar properties which enjoy an idyllic rural position. The location provides the best of both worlds, as it is rural yet accessible with Duns within easy reach and Edinburgh within commuting distance. The property presents the perfect opportunity for those that are perhaps looking for a quiet, country way of life but with the city of Edinburgh very much within striking distance. The sizeable family home offers particularly flexible and versatile accommodation allowing it to easily adapt to the ever-changing needs of family life whilst externally there is a lovely south facing suntrap garden which enjoys fabulous open views.
Duns has good educational and recreational facilities including primary and secondary schools, a swimming pool, tennis courts, 18 hole golf course, library, various speciality shops and walks and a nature reserve within the grounds of Duns Castle and is home to the classical Edwardian Mansion at Manderston. Edinburgh is 45 miles away with the main East Coast rail line at Berwick upon Tweed some 15 miles distant.
Travelling from the A1; leave the A1 at Grantshouse, sign posted for Duns on the A6112. Continue on this road for approximately three miles before turning right onto an un-named road signed posted for ‘Edin’s Hall Broch’. Continue on this unnamed road for approximately 1 mile with Blackerstone sign posted to your left at the top of the hill.
Entrance Hall, Lounge, Kitchen, Utility Room, Four Double Bedrooms (Master En-Suite), Shower Room, Galleried Landing/Library, Bathroom, Front and Rear Gardens, Decked Terrace, Parking.
GROUND FLOOR ACCOMMODATION
The front door with glazed side panel opens into a warm and welcoming hallway with a carpeted staircase extending to the upper floor. Front facing windows ensure good natural light with the hallway extending into the galleried lounge; this is an impressive and unique room featuring a double height vaulted ceiling and maisonette level above. Flooded with natural light thanks to glazed doors which open directly onto the south facing garden in addition to rear facing windows with velux over. The large multi-fuel stove which is set into one corner and sits on a slate hearth provides a lovely traditional focal point whilst the room itself provides ample space for dining if desired. The dining kitchen is a stylish and contemporary room fitted with a range of gloss fronted wall and base units with block wood worktops and tiled splashbacks. Again this room provides space for every day dining if desired and has appliances including a Belfast sink, slot-in Range style cooker, integral dishwasher with space allowing for a slot-in fridge/freezer. A very useful facility extending off the kitchen is provided by the utility room which also has access from the reception hall. Again this room is fitted with a range of wall and base units and is plumbed and has space for a washing machine. Usefully there are two bedrooms located on the ground floor, one of which has more recently been utilised as an office, but is a well-proportioned double room as is the neighbouring master bedroom which is a particularly spacious room with dual aspect windows and the benefits of a freshly presented en-suite shower room which is fitted with a WC, pedestal sink and large shower cubicle with ceramic tiled surround. An additional facility on the ground floor is provided by the shower room which again is finished in contemporary style with a three piece suite and partially tiled walls.
A curved staircase leads to the first floor with a landing extending off featuring low level windows overlooking the courtyard in addition to a velux window which ensures good natural light. The galleried sitting room/library is a fantastic and very versatile room which overlooks the lounge below. Again this room features low level windows overlooking the gardens as well as velux windows. Both bedrooms on the upper floor are lovely double rooms overlooking the gardens with plenty of natural light, whilst the bathroom is stylishly presented with tiling to dado height and fitted with a white three piece suite.
A fully enclosed south facing lawned garden enjoys fine views and sun throughout the day. A large decked terrace is accessed from the lounge and the utility room and provides a lovely barbeque area. A low maintenance courtyard garden to the rear enjoys the evening sun with gravelled parking providing space for several vehicles.
Lounge: 6.06m x 5.03m (21’7” x 17’3”)
Kitchen: 4.70m x 3.70m (15’5” x 12’1”)
Utility Room: 3.00m x 2.40m (9’10” x 8’0”)
Bedroom Four: 3.60m x 2.80m (11’11” x 9’3”)
Master Bedroom: 3.90m x 3.60m (12’8” x 11’11”)
En-Suite Shower Room: 3.60m x 1.30m (11’10” x 4’3”)
Shower Room: 3.40m x 1.30m (11’2” x 4’3”)
Galleried Landing/Library 5.30m x 4.80m (17’6” x 15’9”)
Bedroom Two: 4.80m x 3.40m (15’10” x 11’1”)
Bedroom Three: 4.60m x 3.90m (15’1” x 12’9”)
Bathroom: 3.60m x 1.80m (11’9” x 5’10”)
Mains electricity. Private water and drainage. Double glazing. LPG central heating
VIEWING AND HOME REPORT
To arrange a viewing or request a copy of the Home Report contact the selling agents, Hastings Property on 01573-225999-lines open until 10pm 7 days a week.